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Mid-Day Market Update: Premier Surges Following Strong Q4 Results; SeaChange Shares Plunge


Midway through trading Tuesday, the Dow traded up 0.18 percent to 25,804.13 while the NASDAQ climbed 0.46 percent to 7,857.25. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.23 percent to 2,863.59.

Leading and Lagging Sectors

On Tuesday, the energy shares rose 1.17 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) up 15 percent, and EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) up 7 percent.

In trading on Tuesday, consumer staples shares fell 0.98 percent.

Top Headline

Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE: TOL) reported upbeat results for its third quarter and raised its revenue forecast for the full year.

Toll Brothers posted quarterly earnings of $1.26 per share on revenue of $1.91 billion. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $1.03 per share on revenue of $1.81 billion.

Toll now projects full-year revenue of $6.76 billion to $7.22 billion, versus prior forecast of $6.64 billion to $7.31 billion.


Equities Trading UP

Regis Corporation (NYSE: RGS) shares shot up 14 percent to $20.52 after announcing upbeat quarterly earnings.

Shares of Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) got a boost, shooting up 13 percent to $43.36 after the company reported better-than-expected quarterly results.

GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (NASDAQ: GSB) shares were also up, gaining 15 percent to $3.96 after the company announced a plan to repurchase up to $15 million worth of its stock at $4.00-$4.50 per share.


Equities Trading DOWN

SeaChange International, Inc. (NASDAQ: SEAC) shares dropped 45 percent to $1.60 after the company cut Q2 guidance and reported diminished cash balances.

Shares of Daktronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAKT) were down 12 percent to $7.96 following downbeat Q1 results.

SITO Mobile, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SITO) was down, falling around 19 percent to $1.63 after reporting quarterly financial results, missing estimates on sales and earnings per share.


In commodity news, oil traded up 1.23 percent to $67.25 while gold traded down 0.01 percent to $1,194.50.

Silver traded up 0.34 percent Tuesday to $14.72, while copper rose 0.81 to $2.708.


European shares were mostly higher today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 jumped 0.35 percent, the Spanish Ibex Index rose 1.09 percent, while Italy’s FTSE MIB Index rose 1.7 percent. Meanwhile the German DAX climbed 0.53 percent, and the French CAC 40 surged 0.77 percent while U.K. shares fell 0.31 percent.


On the economics calendar Tuesday, there is no important data due out.


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