Mid-Afternoon Market Update: Dow Down 100 Points; CommVault Shares Surge On Earnings Beat
Toward the end of trading Wednesday, the Dow traded down 0.73 percent to 16,048.93 while the NASDAQ dipped 1.22 percent to 4,512.01. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.36 percent to 1,896.74.
Leading and Lagging Sectors
In trading on Wednesday, technology shares dipped by 0.76 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE: TSS), down 13 percent, and Neonode, Inc (NASDAQ: NEON), down 10 percent.
Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) reported upbeat Q4 earnings, but the company issued a weak forecast for 2016.
Boeing earned $1.60 per share in the fourth quarter on revenue of $23.6 billion. Wall Street analysts were expecting the company to earn $1.27 per share on revenue of $23.55 billion.
Looking forward to fiscal 2016, Boeing expects to earn $8.15 to $8.35 per share on revenue of $93 billion to $95 billion. Wall Street analysts were projecting the company to earn $9.43 per share on revenue of $97.17 billion.
Equities Trading UP
Capnia Inc (NASDAQ: CAPN) shares shot up 19 percent to $1.53 as the company reported an exclusive nationwide distribution agreement for CoSense on Tuesday.
Shares of CommVault Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVLT) got a boost, shooting up 15 percent to $36.08 after the company reported stronger-than-expected Q3 results.
Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA) shares were also up, gaining 13 percent to $36.46. Hawaiian Holdings reported Q4 adjusted earnings of $0.85 per share on revenue of $574.15 million. Deutsche Bank upgraded Hawaiian Holdings from Hold to Buy and raised the price target from $35.00 to $40.00.
Equities Trading DOWN
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) shares dropped 5 percent to $95.00. Apple reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but the company missed sales expectations.
Shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc (NYSE: SC) were down 15 percent to $11.42 after the company reported downbeat Q4 earnings.
Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) was down, falling around 13 percent to $44.78 as the company reported weaker-than-expected Q4 results.
In commodity news, oil traded up 1.78 percent to $32.01, while gold traded down 0.37 percent to $1,116.50.
Silver traded down 1.02 percent Wednesday to $14.42, while copper rose 1.33 percent to $2.06.
European shares closed mostly higher today. The eurozone's STOXX 600 rose 0.31 percent, the Spanish Ibex Index gained 0.56 percent, while Italy's FTSE MIB Index tumbled 0.40 percent. Meanwhile, the German DAX climbed 0.59 percent, and the French CAC 40 rose 0.54 percent, while U.K. shares rose 1.33 percent.
Sales of new homes surged 10.8 percent to an annual pace of 544,000 in December. However, economists were expecting a 500,000 rate.
Crude inventories rose 8.4 million barrels for the week ended January 22, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said. Analysts were expecting crude supplies to rise 3.5 million barrels. Gasoline supplies gained 3.5 million barrels, while distillate stockpiles slipped 4.1 million barrels last week.
The Federal Reserve left key interest rate unchanged at 0.25 percent-0.5 percent.