Market Overview

Mid-Afternoon Market Update: Crude Oil Up 2.8%; Tailored Brands Shares Plummet


Toward the end of trading Thursday, the Dow traded up 0.01 percent to 24,528.19 while the NASDAQ declined 0.75 percent to 7,044.98. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.33 percent to 2,642.37.

Leading and Lagging Sectors

Thursday afternoon, the utilities shares climbed 1 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE: APU) up 3 percent, and Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp (NYSE: AQN) up 2 percent.

In trading on Thursday, materials shares fell 1.3 percent.

Top Headline

Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN) reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and announced a new $500 million share repurchase program.

Ciena reported quarterly earnings of $0.53 per share on revenue of $899.4 million. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $0.48 per share on revenue of $861.48 million.

Equities Trading UP

Adial Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADIL) shares got a boost, shooting up 67 percent to $3.4001 after the company announced it would expand its alcohol abuse treatment into the opioid abuse market.

Shares of Vince Holding Corp. (NYSE: VNCE) shot up 13 percent to $11.46 after reporting Q3 results.

Qudian Inc. (NYSE: QD) shares were also up, gaining 30 percent to $6.86 after the company issued 2019 guidance and reported a $300 million new share repurchase program.


Equities Trading DOWN

Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: AGTC) shares dropped 46 percent to $3.5700 after reporting the company’s gene delivery platform did not show signs of clinical activity and Biogen terminated their collaboration agreement.

Shares of Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) were down 26 percent to $1.8600. Fred's reported a Q3 loss of $0.83 per share on sales of $306.413 million.

Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) was down, falling around 30 percent to $14.10. Tailored Brands reported upbeat earnings for its third quarter, while sales missed estimates. The company cut FY18 adjusted EPS guidance. The company also announced it received notification from a significant U.S. customer of a decision not to renew an existing agreement in 2019.


In commodity news, oil traded up 2.8 percent to $52.58 while gold traded down 0.24 percent to $1,247.00.

Silver traded down 0.14 percent Thursday to $14.83, while copper fell 0.09 percent to $2.7675.



European shares closed mostly higher today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 fell 0.17 percent, the Spanish Ibex Index gained 0.82 percent, while Italy’s FTSE MIB Index jumped 0.54 percent. Meanwhile the German DAX dropped 0.04 percent, and the French CAC 40 fell 0.26 percent while U.K. shares fell 0.04 percent.


U.S. initial jobless claims fell 27,000 to 206,000 for the latest week.

U.S. import prices dropped 1.6 percent for November, while export prices fell 0.9 percent.

Domestic supplies of natural gas dropped 77 billion cubic feet for the week ended December 7, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported. Analysts projected a fall of 79 billion cubic feet.

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

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