Midway through trading Friday, the Dow traded up 0.29 percent
to 15,345.01, while the NASDAQ fell 0.27 percent to 3,705.78. The
S&P was also up, rising 0.04 percent to 1,684.10.
Top Headline Yesterday, Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance
) reported upbeat quarterly results.
Ulta's quarterly earnings came in at $0.70 per share on
revenue of $601 million, versus a year-ago profit of $0.54 per
share on sales of $481.7 million.
Equities Trading UP Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance
) shot up, gaining 15.32 percent to $115.50, after the company
reported upbeat results.
United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:
) was also up 10.60 percent to $66.32, after the company reported
a 28% rise in its fiscal fourth quarter.
) got a boost, shooting up 5.39 percent to $28.02 after Credit
Suisse upgraded the stock to Outperform.
Equities Trading DOWN Under Armour (NYSE:
) was down, falling 2.28 percent to $78.75, after Credit Suisse
downgraded the stock to Neutral.
Summit Hotel Properties (NYSE:
) shares tumbled 6.86 percent to $9.09 after the company priced
15 million share offering at $9.20 per share.
) was down 4.21 percent to $93.68 after the company priced 4.5
million shares of ordinary shares at $93.00 per share.
Commodities In commodity news, oil
0.89 percent to $107.63, while gold dropped 1 percent to
Silver traded down 1.15 percent Friday to $21.90, while copper
fell 0.31 percent to $3.20.
Eurozone European shares were
on Friday. The Spanish Ibex Index fell 0.12 percent and the
Italian FTSE MIB Index dropped 0.39 percent. Meanwhile, the
German DAX declined 0.13 percent and the French CAC 40 fell 0.11
percent while U.K. shares declined 0.37 percent.
Economics US wholesale prices rose 0.3% in August, while core
wholesale prices came in unchanged in the month. However,
economists were expecting a 0.2% rise.
US retail sales climbed 0.2% in August, less than analysts
The University of Michigan Consumer Confidence reading dropped
to a preliminary reading of 76.8 in September, versus a final
August reading of 82.1.
US business inventories rose 0.40% in July, versus economists'
expectations for a 0.20% rise.
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