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Mid-Day Market Update: Dow Gains Over 200 Points; Enphase Energy Shares Plunge


Midway through trading Tuesday, the Dow traded up 0.92 percent to 23,862.16 while the NASDAQ climbed 0.81 percent to 6,925.45. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.76 percent to 2,601.61.

Leading and Lagging Sectors

On Tuesday, the financial shares gained 0.96 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Siebert Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: SIEB), up 12 percent, and eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH), up 12 percent.

In trading on Tuesday, telecommunication services shares fell 0.02 percent.

Top Headline

International Speedway Corporation (NASDAQ: ISCA) reported better-than-expected earnings for its fiscal first quarter, while sales missed estimates.

International Speedway reported adjusted earnings of $0.60 per share on revenue of $148.88 million. However, analysts expected earnings of $0.57 per share on revenue of $151.05 million

For its fiscal 2018, International Speedway affirmed its revenue forecast of $680.0 million to $695.0 million.

Equities Trading UP

Cellectis S.A. (NASDAQ: CLLS) shares shot up 16 percent to $35.53. Cellectis and Allogene Therapeutics intends to continue strategic cancer immunotherapy partnership which originally consisted of Pfizer and Cellectis.

Shares of Bio-Path Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPTH) got a boost, shooting up 36 percent to $2.3999. Bio-Path reported FY17 loss of $0.80 per share.

MoneyGram International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGI) shares were also up, gaining 8 percent to $8.82. MoneyGram and Walmart reported the launch of Walmart2World, powered by MoneyGram. Both the companies have also renewed their long-term agreement to offer all MoneyGram products and services at Walmart for 2 more years.

Equities Trading DOWN

Longfin Corp. (NASDAQ: LFIN) shares dropped 20 percent to $11.40 following investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Shares of Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) were down 12 percent to $3.965 after announcing a 9.524 million share common stock offering via selling holders.

Evolving Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOL) was down, falling around 15 percent to $4.10. Evolving Systems reported a Q4 loss of $0.03 per share on sales of $9.16 million.


In commodity news, oil traded up 0.71 percent to $63.46 while gold traded down 0.85 percent to $1,335.50.

Silver traded down 1.87 percent Tuesday to $16.36, while copper rose 0.13 percent to $3.054.


European shares were mostly lower today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 fell 0.49 percent, the Spanish Ibex Index dropped 0.64 percent, while Italy’s FTSE MIB Index gained 0.42 percent. Meanwhile the German DAX fell 0.70 percent, and the French CAC 40 slipped 0.27 percent while U.K. shares fell 0.24 percent.


The Johnson Redbook Retail Sales Index rose 0.4 percent during the first four weeks of March versus February.


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