Stocks Trading Flat This Morning, Stock Gainers: CYMI, SIFY, DF, CNC, URI, HOV

Stocks are trading mostly flat right now after starting the day lower. A better than expected housing starts report pushed stocks higher this morning, but big tech stocks, Intel and IBM, are weighing the market down. Housing starts jumped 15% in September to a seasonally adjusted 872,000 units, the quickest rate since 2008. Economists were expecting an increase to 770,000.

Intel posted quarterly results that beat Street estimates, but its guidance came in soft as consumers shift to tablets. IBM reported a profit that beat expectations, but its revenue came in below estimates.

The Dow is currently trading down 6 points, the Nasdaq is up 4 points and the S&P 500 is up 5 points. [Read more...]

Hot Stocks to Watch: DF, ENOC, SKYW, CLNT, GPOR, CSC

Wall StreetStocks are trading higher in late morning trading after opening the day down. Investors continue to bet that the central banks across the world will take steps to bolster the economy. Everyone is still watching Europe closely and waiting for the ECB to act. Fitch affirmed its AAA rating on Germany this week and gave it a stable outlook.

Stocks are green across the board now with the Dow up 24 points, the Nasdaq up about a point and the S&P 500 up 2 points. [Read more...]

Morning Gainers: DF, IPAS, ANF, WCG, XEC, ALNY, JNPR

Stocks are trading mixed this morning as investors continue to worry about Greece and whether or not an actual deal will get done. The market was higher briefly after China renewed its commitment to investing in EU debt. Right now the Dow is down 40 points, while the Nasdaq and S&P 500 are up 8 points and 1 point.

Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) is up 12.70% this morning at $12.25. DF has traded 3.1 million shares so far today, close to double its daily average volume. Dean Foods stock is rallying today after posting better than expected quarterly results. Fourth quarter EPS came in at $0.27, beating estimates of $0.23. Dean Foods is estimating fiscal year 2012 adjusted EPS of $0.87-$0.95. Analyst estimates are around $0.89. The company has a market cap of 2.26 billion.

iPass Inc. (NASDAQ:IPAS) is up 11.50% today at $1.9401. IPAS has traded 908 thousand shares this morning, well above its average volume of 74 thousand shares. iPass announced this morning that China Telecom has partnered with them to deliver wi-fi roaming exchange services. The company has a market cap of 119.77 million. [Read more...]

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