Market Overview

Mid-Day Market Update: Crude Oil Up 2.5%; Aeglea BioTherapeutics Shares Plunge


Midway through trading Wednesday, the Dow traded down 0.05 percent to 24,771.38 while the NASDAQ climbed 0.20 percent to 7,295.49. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.26 percent to 2,713.40.

Leading and Lagging Sectors

On Wednesday, the energy shares climbed 1.48 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included SeaDrill Limited (NYSE: SDRL), up 15 percent, and EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE), up 15 percent.

In trading on Wednesday, information technology shares fell 0.35 percent.

Top Headline

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) reported better-than-expected profit for its first quarter.

The bank said it earned $1.45 per share in the first quarter on revenue of $11.08 billion versus expectations of $1.25 per share on revenue of $10.36 billion.

Equities Trading UP

IZEA, Inc. (NASDAQ: IZEA) shares shot up 23 percent to $2.7101. IZEA posted a Q4 net loss of $743,000 on sales of $6.8 million.

Shares of DropCar, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCAR) got a boost, shooting up 14 percent to $2.189 after the company issued a preliminary Q1 update on its enterprise automotive business. The company disclosed that Q1 B2B automotive volumes rose 163 percent year-over-year.

Teligent, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLGT) shares were also up, gaining 18 percent to $3.55 following the FDA approval of Clobetasol Propionate Cream USP, 0.05%.

Equities Trading DOWN

Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE: DLNG) shares dropped 12 percent to $9.33 after the company lowered its quarterly distribution to $0.25 per common unit from $0.4225 per common unit.

Shares of Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGLE) were down 9 percent to $8.5439 after the company reported an offering of 4.5 million shares of common stock.

Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE: BMI) was down, falling around 8 percent to $42.425 after reporting downbeat quarterly results.


In commodity news, oil traded up 2.51 percent to $68.19 while gold traded up 0.42 percent to $1,355.20.

Silver traded up 2.52 percent Wednesday to $17.21, while copper rose 2.45 percent to $3.179.


European shares were mostly higher today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 rose 0.11 percent, the Spanish Ibex Index rose 0.42 percent, while Italy’s FTSE MIB Index gained 0.31 percent. Meanwhile the German DAX fell 0.14 percent, and the French CAC 40 gained 0.33 percent while U.K. shares rose 1.21 percent.


Crude supplies slipped 1.07 million barrels for the week ended April 13, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported. Analysts projected a decline of 500,000 barrels. Gasoline stockpiles dropped 2.97 million barrels, while distillate stockpiles declined 3.11 million barrels for the week.

The Federal Reserve will release its latest Beige Book report at 2:00 p.m. ET.

New York Federal Reserve Bank President William Dudley will speak in New York at 3:15 p.m. ET.

Federal Reserve Vice Chairman for Supervision Governor Randal Quarles is set to speak in Washington at 4:15 p.m. ET.

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