6 NYSE Stocks Trading Lower: GNW, CHK, MTG, RDN, USG, SNE

Traders at the NYSEGenworth FInancial Inc. (NYSE:GNW) is down 21.56% today at $6.03. GNW has traded nearly 30 million shares this morning, 3 times its daily average. GNW shares fall after delaying Australian unit IPO. The company has a market cap of 3.02 billion.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) is down 8.71% this morning at $17.47. CHK has traded 45.02 million shares so far today, well above its daily average of 16.8 million shares. CHK shares are tumbling after their CEO comes under scrutiny for unreported loans. The company has a market cap of 11.16 billion. [Read more...]

Stock Market Today Down Slightly, Afternoon Movers: TOPS, INTU, WFT, INTC, ALU, WMT, C, CHK

list of nasdaq stocksThe market is seeing something it hasn’t seen in a while, a boring day. Stocks are down slightly in afternoon trading as investors pause on what may be the best two month start for stocks since 1991. Concerns over Europe could be the main cause for this lull as investors continue to wonder what will happen in the EU. Greece received approval for its second bailout package earlier this week, but it remains to be seen if the country will go through with agreed austerity measures following elections in April.

In the last hour of trading the Dow is down 23 points, the Nasdaq is down 12 points and the S&P 500 is down 3 points. [Read more...]

Stocks Finish Flat and After Hours Movers

Image of the NasdaqStocks finished mostly flat today as investors took the opportunity to lock in some profits following news of a deal for Greece’s second bailout package. EU finance ministers finished a 130 billion euro for Greece. Private bondholders agreed to take a greater loss and the government in Greece agreed to deeper cuts. There is a lot of skepticism going around though as investors wonder how long before Greece is a problem again.

Oil prices continue to rise as well which can have even greater implications such as slowing down the U.S. economic recovery. Oil closed at $105.50 a barrel today as investors eye developments in Iran.

In after hours trading, Dell and Chesapeake Energy are in the spotlight after releasing earnings. [Read more...]

Greece Deal Fails to Rally Market In Early Trading

Wall StreetAll signs were pointing to a rally today as EU finance ministers finalized Greece’s second bailout package late last night. It looks like the deal has been met with skepticism as investors wonder what will happen after elections in Greece this spring. Stocks have already seen a good first month and a half of 2012, we could be seeing some profit taking today as well. Right now the Dow, Nasdaq and S&P 500 are up a fraction of a percent.

Earnings continue to come out at a brisk pace this week. Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Kraft and Macy’s are just a few of the companies that have already reported today. [Read more...]

US Futures in Positive Territory With Halliburton News. Stocks to Watch: RIMM, AAPL, ZNGA, CHK, SIRI, HAL, FRO

Investors are willing to take hope wherever they can get it in regards to Europe. After hitting a snag over the weekend, the Greek debt talks are back on again this morning. Hopes of a possible deal along with earnings out of Halliburton are driving the market modestly higher. Dow futures are currently up 27 points to 12,681. Nasdaq 100 futures are adding 5 points, while the S&P 500 is up just over 2 points.

This week’s earning schedule is relatively light so all the focus will be back on Europe. Market action is expected to be sideways according to many analysts. Any news out of Greece or the broader EU will move the market in any direction. Hope on the street is for a possible Greek debt deal today at the EU meeting.

Reports out of Greece have Greek creditors submitted a maximum offer on the losses they will bear. It is now up to the EU and the IMF on whether or not they will accept the deal. Overall European markets are up slightly as all eyes turn towards the meeting of finance ministers in Brussels. The banking-heavy Stoxx 600 Index is up slightly to 256.74.

In domestic corporate news the weekend was dominated by Research in Motion. Their co-CEOs announced on Sunday that they would resign on Monday. This has sent the shares of RIMM higher in pre-market trading.

Other corporate news had Halliburton releasing their earnings. The energy-service company reported 50% higher income on 37% higher revenue in the 4th quarter.

In commodities, oil futures continue to trade near the $100 per barrel mark. Nymex crude is up nearly a dollar to $99.26. Gold futures are following suit, up $11 to $1,674.70.

Stocks to watch today include Research In Motion Limited (NASDAQ:RIMM), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA), Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK), Sirius XM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI), Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) and Frontline Ltd. (NYSE:FRO)

Research In Motion Limited (NASDAQ:RIMM) is up 3.35% in pre market trading at $17.57. RIMM shares are rising after the company’s co CEOs quit and a new CEO is named. Thorsten Heins, a former Siemens executive, took over as CEO on Saturday. Investors reacted positively to this news as they have been pressuring the company to make a change for some time now. RIMM has traded 560 thousand shares so far this morning and trades 22.9 million shares a day on average. The company has a market cap of 8.77 billion.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is up 0.82% in pre market trading at $423.75. AAPL will be interesting to watch as the company reports its fourth quarter earnings tomorrow. The stock recently hit a new overall high at over $431, but has recently dipped a little bit. AAPL trades 12.7 million shares a day on average and has a market cap of 390.63 billion.

Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA) is up 0.77% in pre market trading at $9.16. ZNGA recently announced it is thinking of entering the online gambling market and has been speaking with potential partners. This news comes as the U.S. Justice Department ruled in-state Internet gambling does not violate federal law. ZNGA trades 10.5 million shares a day on average. The company has a market cap of 6.36 billion.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) is up 4.96% in pre market trading at $22.00. CHK has traded more than 80 thousand shares this morning and trades 13.2 million shares a day on average. CHK announced earlier today it will be cutting its gas production by 50% in 2012 in response to low natural gas prices. The company has a market cap of 13.41 billion.

Sirius XM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI) is down 1.90% in pre market trading at $2.06. SIRI trades 54.2 million shares a day on average. Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock to equal weight from overweight this morning, but increased the price target to $2.30. The company has a market cap of 7.87 billion.

Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) is down 1.30% in pre market trading at $35.73. Halliburton reported fourth quarter EPS of $1.00, one cent above estimates. Revenue also beat forecasts and the company saw a 50% jump in profit for the fourth quarter. HAL has traded 170 thousand shares so far today and trades 18 million shares a day on average. The company has a market cap of 33.31 billion.

Frontline Ltd. (NYSE:FRO) is up 6.78% in pre market trading at $5.04. FRO shares look to bounce back today after dipping more than $0.20 on Friday. The stock has traded more than 15 thousand share so far this morning and trades 2.2 million shares a day on average. The company has a market cap of 369.05 million.

NYSE Stocks to Watch: BAC, C, NOK, CHK, AMD, PHH

Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) closed the day higher at $6.80, a gain of nearly 5%. BAC was up on strong volume today with 301 million shares traded, 30 million more than its daily average. Bank of America is set to release earnings tomorrow and investors will be eagerly watching. The company has a market cap of 68.92 billion.

Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) closed up 2.89% today at $29.03. C traded 77.5 million shares today, well above its daily average of 56.7 million shares. Citigroup bounced back slightly today after falling the previous two trading sessions. Yesterday, Citigroup reported earnings and saw profits fall 11%. The company has a market cap of 84.88 billion.

Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) finished the day up about a half percent at $5.67. NOK shares have risen $0.40 a share over the past two days. NOK traded 31.5 million shares today and trades 30.8 million shares. NOK shares have been trending higher since the start of the new year in part thanks to their smartphone showing at CES. The company has a market cap of 21.04 billion.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) closed higher at $21.45, a gain of 3.08%. CHK traded 20.7 million shares today, 8 million shares more than its daily average. CHK was downgraded by Brean from buy to hold. The company is leveraged to lower natural gas prices. The company has a market cap of 13.72 billion.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) closed the day up 4.19% at $5.97. AMD traded 19.9 million shares today, well above its daily average of 15.7 million shares today. AMD shares are up more than $1 over the past month. The company has a market cap of 4.16 billion.

PHH Corp. (NYSE:PHH) closed the day up 13.32% at $12.08. PHH traded 5.8 million shares today, more than twice its daily average. PHH shares jumped on news of a hedge fund, Hayman Capital, grabbing a nearly 8% stake in the company. The company has a market cap of 680.62 million.

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