Archive for February 29, 2012

Dow 30 Biggest Gainers and Losers on February 29th, 2012

Winners Today: KO HD UTX PG KFT

Laggards today: AA BAC AXP CSCO CAT

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Lead Gainers in the Nasdaq 100 Today: WYNN, EXPD, SIRI, VRTX, SHLD, AAPL, MYL, COST, EXPE, LINTA (Feb-29-2012)

NASDAQ Movers to the Upside Today

Wynn Resorts, Limited
WYNN is ranked in the Nasdaq 100 top gainers today with unusually high volume, 1.62 times more than usual. At the close of the market, it was last traded at $118.54, up $3.45 or 3.00%. However, traders are taking profit from the stock in after hour trading. WYNN is so far down $0.31 or -0.26% in the after market session. WYNN ended the session positively in 6 of the last 10 trading days. The movement today finally put an end to the stock’s 2 days losing streak. Short term technical indicators is bullish and the stock price could accelerate higher from the current trading range in the medium term. Traders are recommended to wait for further indicators to confirm this up leg before taking a position here. WYNN is finding support near $114.35 and resistance near $121.93. The current price of the stock is between its 50 days moving average and 200 days moving average. It has a 52 week high of $172.58 and a 52 week low of $101.02, with a market capitalization of 14.81B and a PE ratio of 24.28. Wynn Resorts, Limited also has a dividend yield of 1.69% on an annual basis. » Read more..

Lead Laggards in the Nasdaq 100 Today: FSLR, SPLS, NIHD, JOYG, MU, STX, URBN, AMAT, BMC, EBAY (Feb-29-2012)

NASDAQ Movers to the Downside Today

First Solar, Inc.
Traders are selling shares of First Solar, Inc. today. At the close of the market FSLR stock price dropped by $4.1 or -11.26%. It ended the day at $32.30 with unusually high volume, 2.63 times more than usual. The bearish movement continues into the after market session. During after hours, FSLR is down another $0.01 or -0.03%. FSLR declined in 6 of the last 10 trading days. Today’s loss puts an end to the stock’s 2 days winning streak. In the short term, the trend is bearish and the stock price could have further downside from the current trading range in the short term. Investors should wait for further indicators to confirm this downtrend before stepping in here. FSLR is predicted to find support near $30.57 and resistance near $34.87. First Solar, Inc.’s price to earning ratio is 5.31 and has a market capitalization of 2.79B. Its 52 week high is $163.00 and 52 week low is $29.87. The stock is trading below both of its 50 days moving average and 200 days moving average. » Read more..

TSX 60: VRX.TO, YLO.TO in the Spotlight Today (Feb-29-2012)

Blue Chip Stocks Gained in the TSX 60 Today

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Int is one of the mover to the upside in the market today, up $1.68 or 3.31%. VRX ended the day at a price of $52.47 after fluctuating between $50.52 and $52.78. The volume is unusually high, 2.06 times more than average with 1,280,000 shares exchanged. Today’s closing figure adds to the stock’s 5 days winning streak. VRX gained in 6 of the last 10 trading sessions. Short term technical indicators is bullish. Traders should watch the stock when it trades around the support and resistant levels near $49.66 and $54.18 respectively. From the stock price within the past 12 months, it is trading within an overbought territory.Trader should wait for it to go lower if they want to own the stock. Those already own the stock should start taking profit from here on. Valeant Pharmaceuticals Int is a company in the Health Care sector, it has a current market cap of 16.16B and its PE ratio is 107.22. The stock’s 52 week high is at $54.28 and 52 week low is at $33.91. VRX is now trading at $1.26 or 2.55% above its 50 day moving average (at $49.53). » Read more..

Dow 30 Biggest Gainers and Losers on February 28th, 2012

Winners Today: INTC JNJ PG BAC DIS

Laggards today: AXP MMM TRV PFE UTX

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Lead Gainers in the Nasdaq 100 Today: PCLN, SPLS, MU, LRCX, NFLX, AMZN, BIDU, CTRP, BRCM, LLTC (Feb-28-2012)

NASDAQ Movers to the Upside Today

priceline.com Incorporated
PCLN traded higher today on unusually high volume, 3.29 times more than usual. At the close of the market, it was last traded at $632.76 per share, up $41.22 or 6.97%. The bullishness continues into the after market session. During after hours, PCLN is up another $1.74 or 0.27%. PCLN ended the session positively in 8 of the last 10 trading days. Today’s closing figure adds to the stock’s 2 days winning streak. Technical indicators is bullish and the stock price could breakout higher from the current trading range in the medium term. Investors are recommended to wait for further indicators to confirm this up leg before placing a bet here. PCLN is finding support near $622.08 and resistance near $643.22. 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 $637.88 and a 52 week low of $411.26, with a market cap of 31.50B and a PE ratio of 33.48. » Read more..

Lead Laggards in the Nasdaq 100 Today: APOL, NIHD, URBN, EXPD, SRCL, WYNN, CHKP, VRTX, AKAM, BMC (Feb-28-2012)

NASDAQ Movers to the Downside Today

Apollo Group, Inc.
Traders are getting rid of their shares of Apollo Group, Inc. today. At the end of the day APOL stock price plunged by $8.36 or -16.26%. It closed at $43.04 with unusually high volume, 8.51 times more than usual. On the positive side, traders are coming back to the stock in after hour trading. APOL is up so far by $0.61 or 1.42% in the after market session. APOL declined in 7 of the last 10 trading days. Today’s decline adds to the stock’s 2 days losing streak. Short term technical indicators is bearish and the stock price could accelerate lower from the current level in the near term. Investors should wait for further confirmations to this downward movement before stepping in here. APOL is predicted to find support near $40.89 and resistance near $47.25. Apollo Group, Inc.’s price to earning ratio is 12.10 and has a current market cap of 5.44B. Its 52 week high is $58.29 and 52 week low is $37.08. The current price of the stock is below both of its 50 days moving average and 200 days moving average. » Read more..

TSX 60: G.TO, SNC.TO in the Spotlight Today (Feb-28-2012)

Blue Chip Stocks Gained in the TSX 60 Today

Goldcorp Inc. traded positively today, up $1.42 or 2.94%. G ended the day at a price of $49.77 per share after fluctuating between $48.25 and $50.00. The trading volume is above average, 1.3 times more than average with 3,200,000 shares changed hands. Today’s closing figure finally put an end to the stock’s 2 days losing streak. G closed higher in 4 of the last 10 trading days. In the short term, the trend is bullish. Investors should pay attention to the stock when it trades nearly the support and resistant levels near $47.59 and $51.09 respectively. Goldcorp Inc. is a company in the Materials sector, it has a market cap of 40.31B and its PE ratio is 22.70. Goldcorp Inc. also pays a 1.08% dividend to shareholders annually. The stock’s 52 week high is at $55.93 and 52 week low is at $43.08. » Read more..

Dow 30 Biggest Gainers and Losers on February 27th, 2012

Winners Today: JPM BAC AXP DIS INTC

Laggards today: BA AA GE UTX CAT

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Lead Gainers in the Nasdaq 100 Today: MU, CTRP, LINTA, FSLR, SIRI, XRAY, ESRX, FLIR, ADSK, KLAC (Feb-27-2012)

NASDAQ Movers to the Upside Today

Micron Technology, Inc.
MU traded higher today on unusually high volume, 2.08 times more than usual. At the close of the market, it was last traded at $8.56, up $0.61 or 7.67%. The bullishness continues into the after market session. During after hours, MU is up another $0.02 or 0.23%. MU gained in 3 of the last 10 trading days. The movement today extends the stock’s gain from yesterday. Short term technical indicators is bullish and the stock price could breakout higher from the current trading range in the short term. Traders should wait for further indicators to confirm this up leg before chasing the stock at this level. MU is finding support near $8.07 and resistance near $9.03. It has a 52 week high of $11.89 and a 52 week low of $3.97, with a current market cap of 8.46B and a price to earning ratio of 0.00. » Read more..