Archive for December 30, 2011

Dow 30 Biggest Gainers and Losers on December 30th, 2011

Winners Today: BAC HPQ AA T VZ

Laggards today: IBM INTC BA CVX UTX

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Lead Gainers in the Nasdaq 100 Today: STX, FSLR, BIDU, VRTX, RIMM, VOD, ILMN, CTSH, GILD, ESRX (Dec-30-2011)

NASDAQ Movers to the Upside Today

Seagate Technology PLC
STX is one of the market movers to the upside today with average volume. At market close, it was trading at $16.40 per share, up $0.55 or 3.47%. STX gained in 6 of the last 10 trading days. Today’s closing figure extends the stock’s gain from yesterday. Short term technical indicators is bullish and the stock price could increase from the current level in the medium term. Traders are recommended to wait for further indicators to confirm this uptrend before taking a position here. STX is finding support near $15.51 and resistance near $16.95. The stock is currently trading above both of its 50 days moving average and 200 days moving average. It has a 52 week high of $18.60 and a 52 week low of $9.05, with a market cap of 6.89B and a PE ratio of 14.84. Seagate Technology PLC also has a dividend yield of 4.39% annually. » Read more..

Lead Laggards in the Nasdaq 100 Today: SHLD, ROST, GMCR, PCLN, FLIR, FAST, MYL, GRMN, ORLY, ERTS (Dec-30-2011)

NASDAQ Movers to the Downside Today

Sears Holdings Corporation
Investors are selling shares of Sears Holdings Corporation today. At the end of the day SHLD shares dropped by $1.12 or -3.40%. It closed at $31.78 per share with average volume. SHLD sinks to a new 52 week low in today’s trading session at $31.76, dips below its previous record low of $31.94 set on December 28th, 2011. On a positive note, traders are coming back to the stock in after hour trading. SHLD is up so far by $0.32 or 1.01% in the after market session. SHLD closed lower in 7 of the last 10 trading days. Today’s decline adds to the stock’s 3 days losing streak. In the short term, the trend is bearish and the stock price could decrease from the current level in the short term. Traders should wait for further indicators to confirm this declining trend before stepping in here. SHLD should find technical support near $31.04 and resistance near $33.22. Sears Holdings Corporation’s price to earning ratio is 0.00 and has a market capitalization of 3.40B. Its 52 week high is $94.79 and 52 week low is $31.76. The stock is currently trading below both of its 50 days moving average and 200 days moving average. » Read more..

TSX 60: SLF.TO, YLO.TO in the Spotlight Today (Dec-30-2011)

Blue Chip Stocks Gained in the TSX 60 Today

Sun Life Financial Inc. moved the index higher in the market today, up $0.75 or 4.13%. SLF closed the day at a price of $18.90 after flipping between $18.16 and $18.94. The volume is unusually low, only 34 percent of its average volume with 944,025 shares changed hands. Today’s movement extends the stock’s gain from yesterday. SLF closed higher in 3 of the last 10 trading sessions. In the short term, the trend for this stock is bullish. Investors should watch the stock closely when it trades nearly the short term support and resistant levels near $18.39 and $19.17 respectively. Based on the stock performance over the past 52 weeks, the chart shows the stock is extremely oversold at this price range. Value investors may want to buy into the stock at this price and wait for it to rebound in the coming months. However, be caution that it could stay in oversold territory for a while. The risk is high and taders must have a plan on when to get out or set tight stop loss. Sun Life Financial Inc. is a company in the Financials sector, it has a current market capitalization of 11.01B and its PE ratio is 15.42. Sun Life Financial Inc. also pays a 7.62% dividend to shareholders on an annual basis. The stock’s 52 week high is at $34.39 and 52 week low is at $17.92. The current price is 1.28% away from its 52 week low and 47.22% away from its 52 week high. SLF is now trading at $1 or 5.21% under its 50 day moving average (at $19.15) and is $6.14 or 25.27% under its 200 day moving average (at $24.29). » Read more..

Dow 30 Biggest Gainers and Losers on December 29th, 2011

Winners Today: BAC JPM HPQ CVX TRV

There is no loser today, every stocks are gainers in the market.

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Lead Gainers in the Nasdaq 100 Today: NIHD, ILMN, NWSA, FSLR, YHOO, MAT, NVDA, ISRG, VMED, GRMN (Dec-29-2011)

NASDAQ Movers to the Upside Today

NII Holdings, Inc.
NIHD traded higher today on below average volume, only 58 percent of its usual volume. At the close of the day, it was last traded at a price of $21.22, up $0.66 or 3.21%. However, investors are taking profit from the stock in after hour trading. NIHD is so far down $0.66 or -3.11% in the after market session. NIHD ended the session positively in 4 of the last 10 trading days. The movement today finally put an end to the stock’s 2 days losing streak. In the short term, the trend is bullish and the stock price could increase from the current trading range in the short term. Investors should wait for further indicators to confirm this up leg before taking a position here. NIHD is predicted to find support near $20.43 and resistance near $21.71. The stock is currently trading below both of its 50 days moving average and 200 days moving average. It has a 52 week high of $45.64 and a 52 week low of $19.18, with a market cap of 3.63B and a price to earning ratio of 12.01. » Read more..

Lead Laggards in the Nasdaq 100 Today: BIDU, SHLD, EXPE, EBAY, AMZN (Dec-29-2011)

NASDAQ Movers to the Downside Today

Baidu.com, Inc. (ADR)
Traders are dumping shares of Baidu.com, Inc. (ADR) today. At market close BIDU stock price plunged by $1.78 or -1.53%. It set the close at $114.72 per share with below average volume. On the positive side, investors are buying back shares in after hour trading. BIDU is up so far by $0.22 or 0.19% in the after market session. BIDU ended the session negatively in 5 of the last 10 trading days. Today’s movement is a sell off to the stock after yesterday’s gain. In the short term, the trend for this stock is bearish but the stock price is likely to stay around the current trading range in the medium term. BIDU should find technical support near $113.13 and resistance near $116.34. Be careful there could be a trend reversal when the stock trades at these support and resistance. Baidu.com, Inc. (ADR)’s price to earning ratio is 44.12 and has a market capitalization of 40.04B. Its 52 week high is $165.96 and 52 week low is $96.53. » Read more..

TSX 60: YLO.TO, NXY.TO in the Spotlight Today (Dec-29-2011)

Blue Chip Stocks Gained in the TSX 60 Today

Yellow Media Inc fueled some of the TSX 60 gain today in the market, up $0.02 or 11.76%. YLO ended the day at a price of $0.19 per share after flipping between $0.17 and $0.19. The volume is below average with 3,590,000 shares exchanged. Today’s gain finally put an end to the stock’s 2 days losing streak. YLO gained in 4 of the last 10 trading days. Technical indicators is bullish. Traders should watch the stock closely when it trades around the short term support and resistant levels near $0.16 and $0.2 respectively. From the stock price over the past 12 months, it is extremely oversold. Value investors may want to buy into the stock around this price and wait for it to rebound back to the normal level in the coming months. However, be caution that it could go lower. The risk is high and taders must have a plan on when to get out or set tight stop loss. Yellow Media Inc is a company in the Consumer Discretionary sector, it has a market capitalization of 98.88M and its PE ratio is 0.00. The stock’s 52 week high is at $6.30 and 52 week low is at $0.12. » Read more..

Dow 30 Biggest Gainers and Losers on December 28th, 2011

There is no gainer today, every stocks are losers in the market.

Laggards today: BAC AA CAT CSCO CVX

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Lead Gainers in the Nasdaq 100 Today: WFM, QGEN, BBBY, BIDU, ALTR, GILD (Dec-28-2011)

NASDAQ Movers to the Upside Today

Whole Foods Market, Inc.
WFM is one of the market movers to the upside today with average volume. At the close of the market, it was trading at $69.49, up $0.56 or 0.81%. WFM gained in 5 of the last 10 trading days. Today’s gain adds to the stock’s 3 days winning streak. In the short term, the trend is bullish and the stock price could accelerate higher from the current level in the medium term. Traders should wait for further indicators to confirm this uptrend before buying the stock at this level. WFM is finding support near $67.66 and resistance near $70.82. The current price of the stock is above both of its 50 days moving average and 200 days moving average. It has a 52 week high of $74.45 and a 52 week low of $47.83, with a current market cap of 12.47B and a price to earning ratio of 35.98. Whole Foods Market, Inc. also has a dividend yield of 0.81% annually. » Read more..