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U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Chipmakers, Tesla, Boeing, Lyft, Raytheon, Tobacco stocks


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U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, extending a strong start to the quarter as rising hopes of a trade deal with Beijing and bullish reports lifted the semiconductor index to a record high.

The top three S&P 500 percentage gainers:

** Advanced Micro Devices Inc, up 9.4 pct

** Nielsen Holdings Plc, up 6.7 pct

** Nektar Therapeutics, up 4.6 pct

The top three S&P 500 percentage losers:

** Raytheon Co, down 4.2 pct

** Cimarex Energy Co, down 4 pct

** Incyte Corp, down 3.6 pct

The top three NYSE percentage gainers:

** China Eastern Airlines Corp Ltd, up 16.4 pct

** InspireMD Inc, up 14 pct

** China Southern Airlines Co Ltd, up 12 pct

The top three NYSE percentage losers:

** Dean Foods Co, down 9.2 pct

** Concord Medical Services Holdings Ltd, down 8 pct

** Matador Resources Co, down 7.8 pct

The top three Nasdaq percentage gainers:

** Ocean Power Technologies Inc, up 118.2 pct

** Evogene Ltd, up 27.8 pct []

** Tiziana Life Sciences Plc, up 25.7 pct

The top three Nasdaq percentage losers:

** Advaxis Inc, down 29.7 pct []

** Phunware Inc, down 25.3 pct

** Ruhnn Holding Ltd, down 24.8 pct

** Facebook Inc: up 0.2 pct

Facebook trims gain, still at 7-month high

** Tesla Inc: up 2.3 pct

Wall Street recharges Tesla ahead of March delivery data

** Altria Group Inc: down 3.4 pct

** Philip Morris International Inc: down 2.7 pct

** British American Tobacco Plc: down 2.1 pct

Tobacco stocks slip after FDA warns of potential safety risks from e-cigarettes

** Intel Corp: up 2.3 pct

** Advanced Micro Devices Inc: up 9.3 pct

** Nvidia Corp: up 3.0 pct

** Xilinx Inc: down 0.4 pct

Nomura sees chip sales up 7-9 pct from 2020-25, calls AMD "stand out"

U.S. chip index surges almost 3% to record high

** KB Home: up 1.6 pct

** Lennar Corp: up 2.4 pct

** PulteGroup Inc: up 0.8 pct

** D.R. Horton Inc: up 1.4 pct

** Toll Brothers Inc: up 1.0 pct

U.S. homebuilders: Up as falling mortgage rates set stage for a strong spring

** Delphi Technologies Plc: up 7.3 pct

** Aptiv Plc: up 2.1 pct

** BorgWarner Inc: up 2.7 pct

** Lear Corp: up 3.9 pct

** Visteon Corp: up 4.3 pct

** Veoneer Inc: up 7.0 pct

** Ford Motor Co: up 1.5 pct

** General Motors Co: up 1.7 pct

U.S. auto shares rise on hopes United States, China closer to trade deal

** e.l.f Beauty Inc: up 7.0 pct

Jefferies upgrades on retail reversal, activist progress

** Lyft Inc: up 3.2 pct

Well-positioned to avert market share losses, says Zephirin

** Urban Outfitters Inc: up 3.9 pct

D.A. Davidson upgrades, says improving fundamentals ahead

** Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc: down 5.2 pct

Cowen downgrades on risk from 737 Max groundings

** Intelsat SA: up 1.0 pct

Takes off on JPM optimism of C-band spectrum sale

** StoneCo Ltd: down 5.7 pct

Drops on upsized secondary stock offering

** Senior Housing Properties Trust: down 1.0 pct

** Five Star Senior Living Inc: down 18.2 pct

Senior Housing Properties: RBC downgrades on revised deal with largest tenant

** Caterpillar Inc: down 0.7 pct

DB cuts rating on "synchronized slowdown" in key markets

** Signet Jewelers Ltd: up 2.0 pct

Shines on profit, sales beat

** Kennametal Inc: up 2.1 pct

Barclays ups to "overweight", says FCF margins to double over next 2-3 years

** Advaxis Inc: down 29.7 pct

Plunges on deep-discounted stock deal

** Dunkin' Brands Group Inc: down 0.9 pct

BMO takes a coffee break

** Aveo Pharmaceuticals Inc: down 15.8 pct

Down as European panel asks for more data on kidney cancer drug

** Tellurian Inc: down 3.8 pct

Set to open at over 10-mth high on deals with Total

** Raytheon Co: down 4.2 pct

UBS downgrades on relative outperformance YTD, incremental risks

** Aptinyx Inc: up 7.8 pct

Up on positive results from Parkinson's drug study

** James River Group Holdings Ltd: down 5.8 pct

Compass Point downgrades; says too many concerns to keep a buy

** Ascena Retail Group Inc: up 5.2 pct

Stock below a buck is worth holding onto - Citi

** Inc: up 0.3 pct

Jefferies sees road map of over $3000 PT longer term

** Qutoutiao Inc: down 7.1 pct

China news aggregator Qutoutiao drops on $100 mln stock deal

** KLX Energy Services Holdings Inc: up 1.2 pct

Jefferies initiates KLX Energy Services with 'buy'

** Boeing Co: down 1.5 pct

Street to cut EPS estimates after delivery data - Baird

** Fusion Connect Inc: down 81.4 pct

Plummets after disclosing accounting errors, delisting notice

** Blue Apron Holdings Inc: up 7.3 pct

Blue Apron surges on naming new CEO

** Blackstone Group Lp: up 1.6 pct

** Apollo Global Management Llc: up 1.3 pct

U.S. asset managers on path of robust fee based earnings growth - CS

** Izea Worldwide Inc: down 2.5 pct

Drops after planned stock offering

** PG&E Corp: up 5.5 pct

U.S. judge's terms for PG&E less severe than feared, shares up

** GameStop Corp: down 3.7 pct

Falls below $9 for the first time in over 14 years on dismal forecast

** Viacom Inc: up 1.5 pct

Gains after co signs content distribution deal with T-Mobile

** Ocean Power Technologies Inc: up 118.2 pct

Stock triples in heavy vols on contract win

** Alibaba Group Holding Ltd: down 1.8 pct

** Altaba Inc: down 1.7 pct

Alibaba: Drops as Altaba plans to sell 11 pct stake

** MoneyGram International Inc: up 7.8 pct

"Look how cheap Moneygram is," says Northland; stock leaps

** Acuity Brands Inc: up 9.9 pct

Acuity Brands jumps on 4th straight qtr of profit beat

** Evogene Ltd: up 27.8 pct

Surges on plans to make medical cannabis products

** Verizon Communications Inc: up 0.5 pct

Shares up on 5G launch cheer

** Rapid7 Inc: up 2.3 pct

Rapid7 touches record high after Stifel hikes PT on NetFort buy

** Incyte Corp: down 3.6 pct

Incyte: Falls as RBC downgrades on fewer opportunities

** Take-Two Interactive Software Inc: up 0.6 pct

Take-Two: "Borderlands 3" launch on Sept. 13

The 11 major S&P 500 sectors:

Communication Services up 0.45 pct
Consumer Discretionary up 0.72 pct
Consumer Staples down 0.56 pct
Energy down 0.99 pct
Financial up 0.27 pct
Health down 0.17 pct
Industrial down 0.16 pct
Information Technology up 0.82 pct
Materials up 1.42 pct
Real Estate down 0.02 pct
Utilities up 0.19 pct

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


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