Midway through trading Thursday, the Dow traded up 0.44
percent to 16,429.66 while the NASDAQ surged 0.30 percent to
4,167.74. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.32 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 5.33 percent to $73.69 after gaining
for three trading days. Twitter shares surged to a new high
Eagle Rock Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ:
) shot up 3.78 percent to $6.59 after Raymond James upgraded the
stock from Underperform to Market Perform.
) was also up, gaining 10.07 percent to $4.59 after jumping 6.1%
Equities Trading DOWN Shares of Goodrich Petroleum (NYSE:
) were down 7.40 percent to $16.02
following the news
of plugging at Tuscaloosa Marine Shale.
Opko Health (NYSE:
) tumbled 1.88 percent to $8.87. Opko Health shares have surged
93.16% over the past 52 weeks.
Capital Senior Living (NYSE:
) was down, falling 1.64 percent to $23.43after the company
reported that it has
completed the acquisition
of four senior living communities for $64.9 million.
Commodities In commodity news,
oil traded up 0.31 percent
to $99.53, while gold traded up 0.74 percent to $1,212.20.
Silver traded up 2.31 percent Thursday to $19.94, while copper
rose 0.34 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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