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NASDAQ Stocks Rallying as Market Trades Higher: WOLF, UTSI, DNDN, MU, CLWR, DMND

A list of NASDAQ stocksThe stock market opened higher today as investors are optimistic about the U.S. economy and the European debt crisis. Stocks gave up some of these gains briefly this morning after the government said business inventories rose 0.7% in the previous month, slightly higher than the forecasted 0.6%. Stocks went right back up though following a positive retail sales report. Retail sales rose 1.1% making it the largest gain in five months. It will be interesting to see what the next few months hold for retail sales as gas prices have increased drastically over the past month.

The Dow is up 51 points this morning, the Nasdaq is up 15 points and the S&P 500 is up 6 points. [Read more...]

Nasdaq Stocks Rallying as Market Trades Flat: KUTV, ZOLL, JVA, VELT, FCEL, COOL

Nasdaq StocksStocks aren’t seeing a lot of movement today after economic data from China. China’s trade balance fell $31.5 billion into the red in February, the largest deficit in at least 10 years and caused doubts about about what caused the drop, weak foreign demand or a seasonal drop. Investors will also be keeping an eye on Tuesday’s statement from the Federal Open Market Committee to gauge the direction on monetary policy. The Dow is up 15 points this morning, the Nasdaq is down about 1 point and the S&P 500 is down a half point.

Oil prices fell today which should help consumers at the pump if the prices continue to drop even further. Gold is also down and is trading below $1,700. [Read more...]

NASDAQ Stocks Rallying With Market: TRCR, BONT, TBET, AGEN, SNSS, CIEN

list of nasdaq stocksStocks are rallying today, one day after taking their biggest hit in recent months. Greece continues to be in focus, but better than expected economic data helped lift stocks today. According to the ADP National Employment Report, private employers created 216,000 jobs last month. This beat expectations of 208,000. Investors are also looking ahead to Friday’s monthly government jobs report. Many economists are expecting a gain of 210,000 in nonfarm payrolls and 225,000 jobs in the private sector.

Greece will stay in the spotlight for many investors at least until the Thursday night deadline for the country’s creditors to take the credit swap deal passes. Financials are helping lift the stock market today with Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC) up more than 2% and Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) up more than 3%. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is also seeing a 1% jump today as investors and consumers eagerly await the unveiling of the iPad 3 later today.

At noon the Dow is up 74 points, the Nasdaq is up 27 points and the S&P 500 is up 8 points. [Read more...]

Markets Rebound on News Fed May Launch a New Stimulus Package

The market has been posting some strong gains this morning with the Nasdaq leading with an increase of 1.44%. The S&P 500 follows with a 1.24% gain and the Dow brings up the rear with a gain of 1.20%. All of today’s gains come after the announcement by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke that a new stimulus program is in the works. This marks the first time since the end of the most recent stimulus, dubbed QE2, that the central bank has contemplated monetary easing measures. Since Mr. Bernanke congressional address this morning the markets have taken off, lets look at who is posting strong individual gains.

Comstock Homebuilding Companies (Nasdaq:CHCI) shares are on the rise today climbing 22% to $1.39 per share with an intraday high of $1.59. Volume has increased as well today as nearly 500K share have been traded on news that CHCI has lined up $45 million in debt and equity funding from SunBridge Capital Management, LLC. The alliance calls for each company to contribute $25 million and allows Comtock to pursue the construction of Multifamily projects. An additional $20 million from SunBridge in debt financing will allow Comstock to move forward finding new business oppourtunities.

Glu Mobile Inc. (Nasdaq:GLUU) shares have moved up slightly rising 9% to $5.65 per share. Voule has more than tripled on news that Electronic Arts bought Glu Mobile’s peer company PopCap games for 1.3 billion. The purchase of PopCap has lead other investors to begin looking into the mobile and tablet game developement sector for the next big thing within the industry. Glu Mobile has recently switched over to a “Freemium” business model which allows its games to be downloaded for free and money to be made via advertising or on premium content.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp (Nasdaq:CLNE) shares are up again climbing 13% to $17.09 per share. Volume is also up and nearly 6.7 million shares have been traded on news that CLNE has been upgraded by analyst. Bank of America and Merrill Lynch upgraded Clean Energy from under-perform to buy with a price target of $19. This marks the second time in two days that CLNE has made a significant jump backed by significant news.

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