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Mid-Day Market Update: Dow Down Over 150 Points; CASI Pharmaceuticals Shares Spike Higher

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Midway through trading Thursday, the Dow traded down 0.65 percent to 24,498.55 while the NASDAQ declined 0.51 percent to 7,741.89. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.49 percent to 2,753.90.

Leading and Lagging Sectors

On Thursday, the real estate shares surged 0.37 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included IRSA Inversiones y Representaciones Sociedad Anónima (NYSE: IRS) up 7 percent, and IRSA Propiedades Comerciales S.A. (NASDAQ: IRCP) up 5 percent.

In trading on Thursday, energy shares fell 1.32 percent.

Top Headline

Kroger Co (NYSE: KR) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Thursday.

The company said it earned 73 cents per share in the quarter on revenue of $37.53 billion versus expectations of 63 cents and $37.33 billion.

Equities Trading UP

Xenetic Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: XBIO) shares shot up 110 percent to $5.01.

Shares of Heron Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HRTX) got a boost, shooting up 35 percent to $41.41 after the company disclosed that HTX-011 for postoperative pain management has received Breakthrough Therapy designation from the FDA.

CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CASI) shares were also up, gaining 11 percent to $6.35. The biopharmaceutical said it secured a strategic and long-term manufacturing agreement with China's Yiling Wanzhou for manufacturing of entecavir and cilostazo, two FDA approved products for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B viral and intermittent claudication.

Equities Trading DOWN

InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) shares dropped 46 percent to $1.8066 after reporting pricing of $13.2 million underwritten public offering.

Shares of Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) were down 26 percent to $9.23 after dropping 35.74 percent on Wednesday. Gevo and Avfuel entered into a renewable jet fuel supply agreement.

Veritone, Inc. (NASDAQ: VERI) was down, falling around 16 percent to $18.16 after reporting a proposed public offering of common stock.

Commodities

In commodity news, oil traded down 0.09 percent to $65.65 while gold traded down 0.39 percent to $1,269.50.

Silver traded down 0.02 percent Thursday to $16.305, while copper fell 0.49 to $3.047.

Eurozone

European shares were lower today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 declined 0.90 percent, the Spanish Ibex Index fell 0.89 percent, while Italy’s FTSE MIB Index dipped 2.02 percent. Meanwhile the German DAX declined 1.44 percent, and the French CAC 40 fell 1.05 percent while U.K. shares fell 0.93 percent.

Economics

Initial jobless claims fell 3,000 to 218,000 in the latest week. However, economists were expecting claims to reach 2,18,000.

The Philadelphia Fed’s manufacturing index declined to 19.9 in June, compared to 34.4 in May. However, economists projected a reading of 28.

The index of leading economic indicators increased 0.2 percent for May.

Domestic supplies of natural gas climbed 91 billion cubic feet for the week ended June 15, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported. Analysts expected a gain of 85 billion cubic feet.

Data on money supply for the recent week will be released at 4:30 p.m. ET.

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