Toward the end of trading Thursday, the Dow traded up 0.75
percent to 16,480.66 while the NASDAQ surged 0.32 percent to
4,168.74. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.50 percent to
Top Headline On Tuesday, BlackBerry (NASDAQ:
) co-founder Michael Lazaridis lowered his stake in the company
to just below 5% versus 5.7%.
BlackBerry posted a Q3 loss of $4.4 billion last week.
Equities Trading UP Shares of Twitter (NYSE:
) got a boost, shooting up 4.10 percent to $72.83 on a volatile
session after gaining for three trading days. Twitter shares
surged to a new high today.
3D Systems (NYSE:
) was also up, gaining 6.96 percent to $92.06, breaking the
psychological $90 level as traders rushed into 3D printing names
on Thursday's session.
) was also up, gaining 11.51 percent to $4.66 as the whole sector
showed continued strength from Tuesday's trading session.
Equities Trading DOWN Shares of Goodrich Petroleum (NYSE:
) were down 5.43 percent to $16.32
following the news
of plugging at Tuscaloosa Marine Shale.
Opko Health (NYSE:
) tumbled 2.65 percent to $8.80. Opko Health shares have surged
93.16% over the past 52 weeks.
Textura Corporation (NYSE:
) shares were down as well, falling 16.19 percent to $31.72 after
Citron Research issued a scathing report on the company midway
through the morning Thursday.
Commodities In commodity news,
oil traded up 0.33 percent
to $99.55, while gold traded up 0.59 percent to $1,210.20.
Silver traded up 1.57 percent Thursday to $19.81, while copper
rose 0.46 percent to $3.39.
Eurozone European markets
today in observance of Boxing Day.
Economics U.S. jobless claims declined 42,000 to 338,000 in
the week ended December 21, versus economists' expectations for a
345,000.drop. Continuing claims rose 46,000 to 2.92 million in
the week ended December 14.
The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index rose to -27.40 in the
week ended December 22, versus a prior reading of -29.40.
Data on money supply will be released at 4:30 p.m. ET.
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