Toward the end of trading Wednesday, the Dow traded down 0.84
percent to 15,838.09 while the NASDAQ declined 1.48 percent to
4,000.85. The S&P also fell, dropping 1.19percent to
Top Headline Joy Global (NYSE:
) reported an 87% drop in fiscal fourth-quarter earnings. Joy
Global projects full-year earnings of $3 to $3.50 per share on
revenue of $3.6 billion to $3.8 billion.
However, analysts were projecting earnings of $3.68 per share
on revenue of $3.8 billion. Joy Global's quarterly profit fell to
$26.8 million, or $0.25 per share, from a year-ago profit of
$212.6 million, or $1.99 per share.
Excluding special items, it earned $1.11 per share. Its sales
declined 35% to $1.18 billion. However, analysts were expecting
earnings of $1.12 per share on sales of $1.12 billion.
Equities Trading UP Select Medical Holdings (NYSE:
) was up on Wednesday's session, gaining 16.82 percent to $10.35
after an RBC Capital note mentioned that the company would
benefit from a "doc fix" in Medicare passed earlier in the
Shares of Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE:
) got a boost, shooting up 7.16 percent to $80.66 on a report
from Variety that Discovery Communications, was considering a bid
for the parent company of the Food Network, Travel Channel and
Smith & Wesson Holding (NASDAQ:
) was also up, gaining 3.23 percent to $12.51 after the company
reported an upbeat Q2 profit.
Equities Trading DOWN Shares of Avanir Pharmaceuticals
) were down 26.80 percent to $3.14 after the company reported
that phase II PRIME study of investigation drug AVP-923 did not
meet primary efficacy endpoint. The company also reported a wider
Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:
) shares tumbled 11.05 percent to $88.19 after the company issued
a weak 2014 profit guidance.
Organovo Holdings (NYSE:
) was also down, falling 11.34 percent to $8.89 following a
Seeking Alpha article that recommended the company as a selling
Commodities In commodity news,
oil traded down 1.12 percent
to $97.41, while gold traded down 0.63 percent to $1,253.00.
Silver traded down 0.53 percent Wednesday to $20.30, while copper
rose 0.72 percent to $3.29.
Eurozone European shares
today. The Spanish Ibex Index tumbled 0.85 percent, while Italy's
FTSE MIB Index dropped 1.44 percent. Meanwhile, the German DAX
declined 0.42 percent and the French CAC 40 dropped 0.10 percent
while U.K. shares fell 0.11 percent.
The MBA's index of mortgage application activity rose 1% in
the week ended December 6, 2013. Crude supplies declined 10.6
million barrels for the week ended December 6, the US Energy
Information Administration reported.
However, analysts were expecting a drop of 2.8 million
barrels. The Treasury is set to auction 10-year notes. The US
Treasury monthly budget report for November will be released at
2:00 p.m. ET.
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