Stocks are rallying big time today on better than expected jobs and ISM reports. Non farm payrolls rose to 163,000 jobs in July, nearly 100,000 more than June’s revised number of 64,000. The unemployment also increased 0.1 to 8.3%. Economists were looking for a steady unemployment rate with about 100,000 new jobs.
The major stock indexes are all up more than 1.5% today with the Dow up 212 points, the Nasdaq up 58 points and the S&P 500 up 25 points.
Blue Nile Inc. (NASDAQ:NILE) is up 38.06% this morning at $32.79. NILE has traded 1.1 million shares in early trading, nearly 4 times its average volume. Blue Nile’s stock is rising today after beating second quarter expectations. The company has a market cap of 456.12 million.
MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE:MXL) is up 29.63% today at $5.95. MXL has traded 592 thousand shares so far today, well above its daily average of 119 thousand shares. MXL shares are up today after posting a $0.04 beat for the second quarter. MaxLinear also beat on revenue and third quarter revenue guidance was above estimates. The company has a market cap of 199.39 million.
Mercadolibre, Inc. (NASDAQ:MELI) is up 23.06% today at $81.86. MELI has traded 1.6 million shares so far today, well above its daily average of 691 thousand shares. MELI shares are rallying today after second quarter profits beat expectations. The company has a market cap of 3.64 billion.
Knight Capital Group, Inc. (NYSE:KCG) is up 24.03% this morning at $3.20. KCG has traded 37.4 million shares so far today, well above its daily average of 2.3 million shares. Knight Capital shares are bouncing back today after falling from over $10 to less than $3 in two days following a trading glitch that affected multiple stocks and caused the company to lose over $400 million. The company has a market cap of 287.69 million.
Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:HALO) is up 11.63% today at $4.8001. HALO has traded 1.7 million shares so far today, well above its daily average of 915 thousand shares a day on average. HALO shares are bouncing back today following a massive drop yesterday on FDA drug rejection. The company has a market cap of 521.81 million.
LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD) is up 12.38% today at $105.07. LNKD is up on heavy volume this morning with 4.5 million shares traded, well above its daily average of 3.5 million shares. LNKD shares are rallying today after beating revenue estimates sand raising guidance. The company has a market cap of 10.80 billion.