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Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Mixed; Tyson Posts Higher Profit

Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Mixed; Tyson Posts Higher Profit

Following the market opening Monday, the Dow traded up 0.19 percent to 15,992.51 while the NASDAQ declined 0.33 percent to 3,972.96. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.14 percent to 1,795.74.

Top Headline
Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN) reported a rise in its fourth-quarter profit.

Tyson's quarterly profit surged to $261 million, or $0.70 per share, versus a year-ago profit of $181 million, or $0.51 per share. Its adjusted earnings gained to $0.70 per share from $0.55 per share.

Its revenue surged to $8.9 billion from $8.3 billion. However, analysts were estimating earnings of $0.69 per share on revenue of $8.8 billion.

Equities Trading UP
JinkoSolar Holding Co (NYSE: JKS) shot up 11.56 percent to $32.91 after the company lifted its full-year outlook for solar module shipments.

Shares of Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN) got a boost, shooting up 4.03 percent to $29.93 after the company reported higher Q4 profit.

YY (NASDAQ: YY) was also up, gaining 2.72 percent to $55.62 after the company announced withdrawal of proposed offering of convertible notes.

Equities Trading DOWN
Shares of Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) were down 0.95 percent to $37.47 after analysts at Bank of America downgraded the stock from Neutral to Underperform.

NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) shares tumbled 2.04 percent to $15.84 after Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock from Neutral to Underweight.

Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) was down, falling 0.36 percent to $43.82 after Wunderlich initiated coverage on the stock with a Sell rating.

In commodity news, oil traded down 0.12 percent to $93.73, while gold traded down 0.43 percent to $1,281.80.

Silver traded down 0.59 percent Monday to $20.61, while copper rose 0.03 percent to $3.18.

European shares were higher today. The Spanish Ibex Index rose 1.41 percent, while Italy's FTSE MIB Index surged 2.08 percent. Meanwhile, the German DAX gained 0.72 percent and the French CAC 40 climbed 0.85 percent while U.K. shares rose 0.50 percent.

The NAHB housing market index came in at 54 in November, versus a revised reading of 54 in October. However, economists were expecting a reading of 55.

The Treasury is set to auction 3-and 6-month bills.


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