Mid-Day Market Update: Mobile Mini Jumps On Upbeat Results, Inergy Midstream Drops
Midway through trading Monday, the Dow traded up 0.01 percent to 14,974.75 while the NASDAQ surged 0.38 percent to 3,391.29. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.17 percent to 1,617.20.
Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN) reported a drop in its fiscal second-quarter profit.
Tyson's quarterly profit declined to $95 million, or $0.26 per share, versus $166 million, or $0.44 per share, in the year-ago period. Its adjusted earnings came in at $0.36 per share.
Its revenue climbed to $8.42 billion from $8.27 billion. However, analysts were projecting earnings of $0.45 per share on revenue of $8.59 billion. Tyson projects FY13 sales of around $34.5 billion.
Equities Trading UP
Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE: CLF) shot up 3.16 percent to $20.54 after FBR Capital Markets upgraded the stock from “market perform” to “outperform.”
Shares of Inergy LP (NYSE: NRGY) got a boost, shooting up 8.22 percent to $23.82 after Crestwood Midstream Partners LP announced its plans to acquire control of Inergy.
Mobile Mini (NASDAQ: MINI) was also up, gaining 10.40 percent to $32.01 on strong Q1 results.
Equities Trading DOWN
Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN) was down, falling 4.89 percent to $23.71 after the company reported a drop in its fiscal second-quarter profit.
Shares of C&J Energy Services (NYSE: CJES) were down 2.77 percent to $17.58 after Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock from “buy” to “neutral.”
Inergy Midstream LP (NYSE: NRGM) shares tumbled 4.78 percent to $23.00 after the company and Crestwood Midstream Partners LP announced a merger agreement.
In commodity news, oil traded up 0.39 percent to $95.98, while gold traded up 0.27 percent to $1,468.20.
Silver traded down 0.37 percent Monday to $23.93, while copper rose 0.08 percent to $3.32.
European shares were mostly lower overnight in thin trading following strong gains last week on the back of the ECB rate cuts and the U.S. employment report. The eurozone's services sector contracted less than expected in April as the eurozone Services PMI rose to 47.0 from 46.6 in March on expectations of a flat reading.
The Spanish Ibex Index dropped 0.48 percent while the Italian FTSE MIB Index fell 0.35 percent. Meanwhile, the German DAX declined 0.13 percent while the French CAC 40 fell 0.15 percent.
The Investor Movement Index for April will be released today.
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