DJIA, S&P 500 End Whipsaw Day in the Black

Jacob Harper |

The broad market sell-off that has taken place over the last few weeks as a result of uncertainty over the Russia-Ukraine conflict and a major sell-off in biotech and Technology was reversed on April 15, with the major indices all reporting modest gains.

The markets took a brief, sharp nosedive at midday as reports from the Ukrainian appeared to indicate an escalation to armed conflict. However, those fears were overtaken by a big rebound for the tech sector, who had previously seen growth plays nosedive.

Twitter (TWTR) led the charge for tech, gaining an impressive 11.31 percent on major votes of confidence from the social media company’s biggest shareholders, who vowed not to sell their holdings. Yahoo Inc. (YHOO) and Microsoft (MSFT) ended the day up as well, with Yahoo up 2.32 percent and Microsoft gaining 1.33.

Leading the charge for the Dow was Coca-Cola (KO) , who rose 3.7 percent on rising revenue; and Johnson and Johnson (JNJ) , who edged up 2.12 percent.

Results for April 15, 2014

  • Standard & Poor’s 500: +.68 percent to 1,843 points
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average: +.55 percent to 16,263 points
  • NASDAQ Exchange: +.28 percent to 4,034 points

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  • Google (GOOG) continues to expand their reach into widely disparate lines of business by acquiring Titan Aerospace, a company that manufactures solar-powered drones.
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  • The cryptocurrency bitcoin rediscovered its volatile nature, more than reversing the previous week’s 20 percent decline on confidence that China would not further tighten its grip on the BTC trade.  

Stocks

  • Best Buy (BBY) shed 5 percent in early action before rebounding to only notch a 2.72 loss on news of a departing executive, exacerbating the losses of a company that has been the S&P’s worst performer in 2014.
  • Contributor Michael Markowski dissects the significance of Titan Machinery’s (TITN) recent earnings report in the aftermath of the company’s recent price spike, reminding us that “every great party ends with a hangover.”

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Companies

Symbol Name Price Change % Volume
MC Moelis & Company Class A 28.75 -0.10 -0.35 329,340
QTNT Quotient Limited 4.35 0.13 3.08 26,477
TWTR Twitter Inc. 17.93 -0.10 -0.55 12,197,402
GOOG Alphabet Inc. 750.50 2.58 0.34 1,452,453
OPB Opus Bank 26.15 0.35 1.36 401,952
KO Coca-Cola Company (The) 40.36 0.19 0.47 11,176,301
NVSEF Novartis Ag Basel Akt 67.63 0.66 0.99 59,129

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