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Mid-Day Market Update: Crude Oil Up Over 3%; Waitr Holdings Shares Drop After Q2 Results


Midway through trading Friday, the Dow traded down 0.82% to 26161.59 while the NASDAQ fell 1.38% to 7928.60. The S&P also fell, dropping 1.05% to 2,907.34.

Leading and Lagging Sectors

Utilities shares fell just 0.02% on Friday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included TransAlta Corporation (NYSE: TAC), up 5%, and Global Water Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ: GWRS), up 5%.

In trading on Friday, information technology shares tumbled 1.7%.

Top Headline

Uber Technologies Inc. (NYSE: UBER) reported weaker-than-expected results for its second quarter on Thursday.

Uber reported a wider-than-expected loss of $4.72 per share versus a consensus estimate of a $3.20 per share loss. Uber's quarterly revenue rose 14% from $2.7 billion in the second quarter of 2018 to $3.2 billion.

The ride-hailing service reached the 100-million mark in monthly active platform consumers for the first time in July and posted 35% year-over-year growth in trips and 37% year-over-year growth in gross bookings, according to Uber.

Equities Trading UP

Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) shares shot up 123% to $4.49 after Verdeca received USDA approval of HB4 drought tolerant soybeans.

Shares of Puma Biotechnology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBYI) got a boost, shooting up 20% to $11.10 after the company reported better-than-expected Q2 EPS and sales results.

InnerWorkings, Inc. (NASDAQ: INWK) shares were also up, gaining 48% to $4.20 after reporting upbeat Q2 earnings.

Equities Trading DOWN

Waitr Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: WTRH) shares tumbled 61% to $1.46 after the company reported worse-than-expected Q2 EPS and sales results and lowered FY19 revenue guidance.

Shares of ViewRay, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRAY) were down 57% to $2.92 after the company reported Q2 results.

Farfetch Limited (NYSE: FTCH) was down, falling 41% to $10.71 after the company reported Q2 results.


In commodity news, oil traded up 3.5% to $54.41, while gold traded up 0.3% to $1,514.50.

Silver traded up 0.3% Friday to $16.98, while copper fell 0.9% to $2.585.

Euro zone

European shares were lower today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 fell 0.84%, the Spanish Ibex Index fell 1.25%, while Italy’s FTSE MIB Index dropped 2.48%. Meanwhile, the German DAX dropped 1.28%, and the French CAC 40 fell 1.11% while UK shares fell 0.44%.


The Producer Price Index rose 0.2% for July, versus economists’ expectations for a 0.2% gain.

The Baker Hughes North American rig count report for the recent week will be released at 1:00 p.m. ET.

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