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Mid-Day Market Update: Crude Oil Down 3.5%; Navidea Shares Spike Higher



Midway through trading Friday, the Dow traded up 0.27 percent to 19,133.79 while the NASDAQ climbed 0.25 percent to 5,393.87. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.25 percent to 2,210.25.

Leading and Lagging Sectors

On Friday, non-cyclical consumer goods & services shares gained by 1.17 percent.

In trading on Friday, energy shares fell by 0.80 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included PrimeEnergy Corporation (NASDAQ: PNRG), down 8 percent, and Golar LNG Limited (USA) (NASDAQ: GLNG), down 6 percent.

Top Headline

On Wednesday, Ctrip.Com International Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: CTRP) announced plans to buy Skyscanner Holdings Ltd in a deal valued at 1.4 billion pounds ($1.74 billion).

Ctrip.Com also reported better-than-expected Q3 results.

Equities Trading UP

Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NYSE: NAVB) shares shot up 17 percent to $0.945 as the company reported an asset purchase agreement with Cardinal Health Inc (NYSE: CAH) on Wednesday.

Shares of Ctrip.Com International Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: CTRP) got a boost, shooting up 10 percent to $45.19 after the company announced plans to buy Skyscanner Holdings Ltd in a deal valued at 1.4 billion pounds ($1.74 billion). Ctrip.Com also reported better-than-expected Q3 results.

TransAlta Corporation (USA) (NYSE: TAC) shares were also up, gaining 24 percent to $5.25 after the company reported an agreement with the Government of Alberta on transition payments.

Equities Trading DOWN

Airgain Inc (NASDAQ: AIRG) shares dropped 11 percent to $23.97 after the company reported a proposed primary and secondary offering of $20 million.

Shares of Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA) were down 15 percent to $2.41. Euroseas shares have dropped 7.17 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 5.55 percent in the same period.

Medigus Ltd. - American Depositary Share (NASDAQ: MDGS) was down, falling around 16 percent to $0.932.


In commodity news, oil traded down 3.5 percent to $46.28 while gold traded down 0.80 percent to $1,182.90.

Silver traded up 0.33 percent Friday to $16.54, while copper rose 2.31 percent to $2.68.


European shares were higher today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 gained 0.18 percent, the Spanish Ibex Index rose 0.20 percent, while Italy’s FTSE MIB Index rose 0.09 percent. Meanwhile the German DAX gained 0.09 percent, and the French CAC 40 gained 0.17 percent while U.K. shares rose 0.17 percent.


U.S. wholesale inventories declined 0.40 percent, versus economists’ expectations for a 0.30 percent growth.

U.S. trade deficit increased to $61.99 billion in October, from $56.08 billion. Economists projected a deficit of $59.20 billion.

The Markit Services PMI declined to 54.7 in November, versus a reading of 54.8 in October.

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


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