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Mid-Day Market Update: Crude Oil Down 2.5%; Medicines Company Shares Jump

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Midway through trading Tuesday, the Dow traded down 0.35% to 27,937.27 while the NASDAQ rose 0.27% to 8572.64. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.07% to 3119.72.

Leading and Lagging Sectors

Health care shares climbed 0.4% on Tuesday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Myovant Sciences Ltd. (NASDAQ: MYOV), up 87%, and Athenex, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATNX), up 33%.

In trading on Tuesday, energy shares fell 1.1%.

Top Headline

Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD) reported upbeat earnings for its third quarter, while sales missed estimates. The company also cut its FY19 sales growth forecast.

Home Depot posted quarterly earnings of $2.53 per share, beating analysts’ estimates of $2.52 ;per share. Its sales came in at $27.2 billion, missing expectation of $27.53 billion. Same-store sales increased 3.6% during the quarter.

Home Depot said it expects FY19 sales to rise about 1.8%, versus previous outlook of a 2.3% rise. The company projects same-store sales growth of 3.5%.

Equities Trading UP

Myovant Sciences Ltd. (NYSE: MYOV) shares shot up 87% to $11.34 after the company announced that its Phase 3 HERO study of once-daily, oral relugolix met its primary endpoint and all six key secondary endpoints in men with advanced prostate cancer.

Shares of SAExploration Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAEX) got a boost, shooting up 79% to $2.72 after the company late Monday reported a combined $130 million of new projects om Alaska, Canada and the Middle East.

The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) shares were also up, gaining 19% to $70.02 following reports Novartis is considering making an offer to acquire the company.

Equities Trading DOWN

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) shares tumbled 23% to $6.17 after Evercore ISI Group downgraded the stock from Outperform to In-Line and lowered the price target from $38 to $11 per share.

Shares of KLX Energy Services Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLXE) were down 26% to $5.44 after the company announced Q3 cost reduction program. The company sees Q3 charge of $13 million.

Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS) was down, falling 19% to $47.58 after the company reported worse-than-expected Q3 EPS results. The company also cut FY19 EPS guidance.

Commodities

In commodity news, oil traded down 2.5% to $55.63, while gold traded up 0.2% to $1,474.30.

Silver traded up 0.5% Tuesday to $17.08, while copper rose 1.5% to $2.66.

Euro zone

European shares were mostly higher today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 fell 0.12%, the Spanish Ibex Index rose 0.01%, while Italy’s FTSE MIB Index fell 0.57%. Meanwhile, the German DAX climbed 0.11%, and the French CAC 40 fell 0.35% while UK shares rose 0.22%.

Economics

U.S. housing starts rose 3.8% to an annual rate of 1.314 million for October. Building permits increased 5% to an annual rate of 1.461 million.

The Johnson Redbook Retail Sales Index fell 0.3% during the first two weeks of November versus October.

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