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An upbeat reading on U.S. retail sales isnt enough to keep U.S. stock indices from tanking today. The Dow dropped more than 200points in late afternoon market action.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 1.19% and the S&P 500 fell 1% while the Nasdaq Composite fell 0.6%.
Energy and financial shares in the S&P 500 led the declines with the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) and the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) falling 1.5% and 1.3%respectively.
Stock indices have fluctuated severely this week. The Dow posted its biggest gain since March on Tuesday, only to record its worst fall since Feb. 11 the next day. As of now, the blue chip index is poised to record its third straight weekly loss.
Investors are facing a variety of overhangs, from cloudy expectations for corporate earnings to next months Federal Reserve meeting and the UK is poised to vote on whether to exit the European Union.
Best Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: The Advisory Board Company(ABCO)
- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
Advisory Board (ABCO) on Friday reached a settlement with activist investor Elliott Management’s Paul Singer that ends the threat of a director battlefor nowas the healthcare technology and consulting firm continues to explore strategic alternatives, such as a sale.
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- [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]
ARGT, the lone exchange traded fund dedicated to Argentine equities, is up 19.6 percent year-to-date. That is good for the second-best showing among Latin America single-country ETFs, trailing only the iShares MSCI Capped Peru Index Fund (NYSE: EPU).
Best Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: LeMaitre Vascular, Inc.(LMAT)
- [By Monica Gerson]
The list of below stocks is notable as the shares have traded on sequentially increasing volume spanning the trading days from September 16 to September 20:
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Thursday, healthcare shares rose by just 0.6 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included LeMaitre Vascular Inc (NASDAQ: LMAT), down 5 percent, and pSivida Corp. (NASDAQ: PSDV), down 3 percent.
Best Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc.(DPLO)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of Diplomat Pharmacy Inc (NYSE: DPLO) were down 23 percent to $14.71. Diplomat Pharmacy agreed to buy LDI Integrated Pharmacy Services. Baird downgraded Diplomat Pharmacy from Outperform to Neutral.
- [By Paul Ausick]
Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) dropped 7.4% Monday, posting a new 52-week low of $12.25 after closing at $13.23 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $38.94. The specialty pharmacy company said this morning that revenues and adjusted EBITDA for 2016 will come in at or near the low end of the company’s previously announced range.
Best Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Oak Valley Bancorp (CA)(OVLY)
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Tuesday, financial shares fell 0.32 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY), down 7 percent, and AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) down 5 percent.