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Mid-Day Market Update: Hasbro Gains On Earnings Beat; PTC Therapeutics Shares Slide

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Midway through trading Monday, the Dow traded down 0.14 percent to 18,113.22 while the NASDAQ declined 0.03 percent to 5,212.78. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.09 percent to 2,131.10.

Leading and Lagging Sectors

On Monday, basic materials shares gained by 0.42 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Silgan Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SLGN), and L.B. Foster Co (NASDAQ: FSTR).

In trading on Monday, energy shares fell by 0.54 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Tidewater Inc. (NYSE: TDW), down 6 percent, and Isramco, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISRL), down 5 percent.

Top Headline

Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) reported better than expected results for the third quarter.

Bank of America reported net income of $5.0 billion, or EPS of $0.41, for the third quarter. Street expected the company to deliver EPS of $0.33. Last year, the company earned $4.6 billion, or EPS of $0.38.

The company's revenue grew 3 percent from $21.0 billion to $21.6 billion thus exceeding the analysts' estimates of $20.94 billion.


Equities Trading UP

RLJ Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ: RLJE) shares shot up 16 percent to $2.32. RLJ Entertainment and AMC Networks Inc (NASDAQ: AMCX) disclosed that they have entered into a strategic partnership for streaming services.

Shares of ContraVir Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: CTRV) got a boost, shooting up 19 percent to $2.33 after the company disclosed that it has begun dosing the next group in Phase 2a trial.

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) shares were also up, gaining 7 percent to $81.10 after the company reported better-than-expected results for the third quarter.


Equities Trading DOWN

PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTCT) shares dropped 31 percent to $9.15 after the company reported a regulatory update on Translarna for nonsense mutation DMD.

Shares of Opus Bank (NYSE: OPB) were down 17 percent to $28.46 after the company announced a $0.59 loan charge-offs. Opus Bank now projects a Q3 loss of $0.05 per share.

Corenergy Infrastructure Trust Inc (NYSE: CORR) was down, falling around 11 percent to $25.77. RBC Capital downgraded CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust from Sector Perform to Underperform.


Commodities


In commodity news, oil traded down 1.08 percent to $50.20 while gold traded up 0.06 percent to $1,256.20.

Silver traded down 0.03 percent Monday to $17.44, while copper fell 0.26 percent to $2.11
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Eurozone

European shares were mostly lower today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 fell 0.74 percent, the Spanish Ibex Index dropped 0.31 percent, while Italy’s FTSE MIB Index gained 0.23 percent. Meanwhile the German DAX slipped 0.73 percent, and the French CAC 40 declined 0.46 percent while U.K. shares fell 0.94 percent.

Economics

The Empire State manufacturing index dropped to negative 6.8 in October, compared to negative 2 in September. Economists expected a reading of positive 1 for the month.

U.S. industrial production rose 0.1 percent in September, versus a revised 0.5 percent decline in August.

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