Mid-Afternoon Market Update: Celestica Rises On Earnings Beat; KEYW Shares Slide

Toward the end of trading Friday, the Dow traded down 0.10 percent to 20,079.89 while the NASDAQ declined 0.03 percent to 5,653.54. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.20 percent to 2,292.16.

Leading and Lagging Sectors

Healthcare shares gained around 0.78 percent in trading on Friday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSIR ), and Syneron Medical Ltd. (NASDAQ: ELOS ).

In trading on Friday, energy shares slipped by 1.09 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: EEP ), down 17 percent, and Enbridge Energy Management, L.L.C. (NYSE: EEQ ), down 21 percent.

Top Headline

Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL ) reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter, but sales exceeded expectations.

Alphabet reported Q4 EPS of $9.36, missing analysts' expectations by $0.28. However, its revenue of $21.22 billion topped estimates by $640 million.

Equities Trading UP

Stonegate Mortgage Corp (NYSE: SGM ) shares shot up 29 percent to $7.69. Home Point Financial agreed to acquire Stonegate Mortgage for $211 million.

Shares of Lantronix Inc (NASDAQ: LTRX ) got a boost, shooting up 19 percent to $1.93. Lantronix reported Q2 adjusted earnings of $0.03 per share on revenue of $11.2 million.

Celestica Inc (NYSE: CLS ) shares were also up, gaining 11 percent to $14.16 after the company posted upbeat Q4 results.

Equities Trading DOWN

Athersys, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHX ) shares dropped 26 percent to $1.12. Athersys reported the pricing of its public offering of 19.8 million common stock at $1.01 per share.

Shares of Novan Inc (NASDAQ: NOVN ) were down around 74 percent to $4.86 after the company reported top-line results from SB204 Phase 3 pivotal trials.

KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: KEYW ) was down, falling around 17 percent to $10.01. KEYW Holding priced 8.5 million shares at $10.50 per share.


In commodity news, oil traded down 1.21 percent to $53.13 while gold traded up 0.01 percent to $1,192.60.

Silver traded up 1.69 percent Friday to $17.14, while copper rose 0.60 percent to $2.69.


European shares closed mostly lower today. The eurozone's STOXX 600 dropped 0.30 percent, the Spanish Ibex Index fell 0.09 percent, while Italy's FTSE MIB Index declined 0.57 percent. Meanwhile the German DAX slipped 0.29 percent, and the French CAC 40 declined 0.56 percent while U.K. shares rose 0.32 percent.


U.S. durable-goods orders declined 0.4 percent for December, missing economists' expectations for a 2.6 percent increase

The U.S. economy expanded at an annual pace of 1.9 percent in the fourth quarter, versus economists' expectations for a 2.2 percent growth.

The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index rose to 98.50 in January, versus a prior reading of 98.10. Economists were expecting a reading of 98.10.

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