Six NYSE Stocks Falling Today: LOW, IMPV, RGR, RENN, GEN, GFA

Traders at the NYSELowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW) is down 10.04% this morning at $25.62. LOW has traded 25.8 million shares so far today, well above its daily average of 14.4 million shares. LOW shares are plummeting after the home-improvement retailer cut its 2012 profit outlook. The company has a market cap of 30.61 billion.

Imperva Inc. (NYSE:IMPV) is down 7.49% today at $27.28. IMPV has traded just over a million shares so far today, way above its daily average of 81 thousand shares. IMPV shares are up from its intraday low of $24.80. The company has a market cap of 633.93 million. [Read more...]

Pre Market Winners and Losers for May 15: OREX, RENN, ACHN, MM, LOW

Traders at the NYSEOrexigen Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:OREX) is up 5.08% in pre market trading at $4.14. OREX is seeing light volume this morning with 2 thousand shares traded. The stock trades on average 1.9 million shares a day. OREX shares has rallied about 10% since last Thursday. The company has a market cap of 267.04 million.

Renren Inc. (NYSE:RENN) is up 4.74% in pre market trading at $5.75. RENN has traded about 80 thousand shares this morning and averages 9.7 million shares a day. RENN has sold off over the past month losing 23% of its stock value. The company has a market cap of 2.16 billion. [Read more...]

Insiders Trading Report for March 30

Traders at the NYSEModeration is expected to be the key word in the coming market week. Most economists see the jobs numbers moderating and unemployment staying at 8.3%. Expectations are that the few layoffs in the winter will lead to slower hiring in the spring. No reversal of the overall hiring trend it expected, more of a moderating influence as companies look towards summer.

Also investors will be gearing up see what the start of earnings season brings. Plus a Fed meeting later this month will be speculated on ad nauseum.

Opko Health, Inc. (NYSE:OPK) closed Friday up 0.85% at $4.73. OPK traded 1.3 million shares on Friday and trades 1.7 million shares a day on average. Steven Rubin (Executive VP) bought 2,000 shares at $4.68 on March 29. Jan Hsiao (Vice Chairman) bought 10,000 shares at $4.70 on March 29.

Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) finished up 1.03% on Friday at $92.48. HUM traded 2.5 million shares on Friday, well above its daily average of 1.9 million shares. David Nash (Director) bought 112 shares at $87.93 on March 29. [Read more...]

Insiders Trading Report for March 28

Investors at the NYSEStocks finished negative yesterday as investors took a step back following economic data and global worries. Economic data gave traders pause as durable goods orders rose less than expected at 2.2% in February. Analysts were expecting a 3% increase.

Europe continues to be in the headlines as Spain may have entered into its second recession in three years. As usual, political leaders, specifically the Italian prime minister, are not worried about economic troubles from another european country affecting the EU.

This news sent the Dow down 71 points, the Nasdaq down 15 points and the S&P 500 down 7 points. [Read more...]

Stock Futures Negative on G20 News. Stocks to Watch: LNG, CHTP, PCS, LOW, NOK, ATPG, AAPL

Stock FuturesOver the weekend the G20 meeting of finance ministers decided to delay expansion of IMF funding until Europe increased the size of its own rescue package. They pressed European leaders to shore up the firewall to contain any spillover over the sovereign debt crisis. Dow futures are currently down 43 points to 12,918. Nasdaq 100 futures are off 9.50 points to 2,592. S&P 500 futures are rounding out the decline, down 5.75 points to 1,357.50.

The European markets are expected to be in sharp focus this week. Numerous events such as bond auctions and votes on the Greek bailout will take center stage this week. The German Parliament is expected to vote on the package this week. While it is expected to pass, investors should pay close attention in case the debate shifts the outcome.

The economic data a calendar is fairly light today, with pending home sales data slated for release at 10am EST. [Read more...]

Active Stocks to Watch in the Pre-Market: LOW, F, MSFT, GOOG, RIMM

After a euphoric week on Wall Street investors should be wary of any hangover that pops up going into the new trading week. Stocks gave up their rally late Friday to end mostly flat. After a relatively week jobs reports it appears economic headwinds remain. Investors should watch for news out of Europe as they continue to address sovereign debt concerns that have reached the EU core.

Stocks to watch in pre-market trading include Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW), Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Research In Motion Limited (NASDAQ:RIMM)

Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW) closed Friday up 1.84% at $24.31. LOW finished last week up nearly $1.50 after opening the week at around $23 a share. LOW stock traded 19.2 million shares on Friday, 3.2 million shares more than its daily average volume. Lowe’s is holding an investor and analysts conference on Tuesday and reports are the company will talk about how its been turning things around. Following the close on Friday, Lowe’s has a market cap of 30.63 billion.

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) closed up nearly 3% on Friday at $10.90. Friday’s move capped a 90 cent per share rally during the week. Volume on Friday was slightly above average with Ford shares trading over 67 million shares, up from an average of 61 million shares. Ford’s rally was boosted company sales reports that saw a 20% increase in retail sales in November. The company has a market cap of 41.42 billion.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) finished last week slightly lower at $25.22, a loss of 0.24%. For the week, Microsoft closed $0.40 higher than were it started. MSFT traded average volume on Friday with 52.2 million shares traded, just below the 56 million shares a day the stock trades on average. Microsoft has a market cap of 212.16 billion.

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) capped a week-long rally by finishing up just over 1% at $620.36. GOOG traded heavily on Friday with over 4 million shares changing hands. Google’s recently announced deal to rent movies via YouTube and expected ad revenue growth during the holidays should work in the stock’s favor as it continues to rally into the holiday season. The company has also begun to ramp up marketing efforts for its new product offerings and to solidify its market share in search and the Bing-Yahoo search merger completes.

Research In Motion Limited (NASDAQ:RIMM) closed Friday down 9.74% at $16.77. RIMM fell after the company announced a $485 million write down on the company’s Playbook tablet. Sales of the Playbook tablet have been very poor this year and Research In Motion is having a big promotion with heavily marked down prices to move inventory. RIMM traded 60 million shares on Friday, more than double its daily average volume of 23.2 million shares. The company has a market cap of 8.73 billion.

Midday NYSE Movers for 11/14: DAL, PAY, FTK, JCP, LOW

The stock market is trading firmly in the red in midday trading with each of the major indexes off nearly 1%. Most stocks are following the market down, but there are a few bucking the overall trend. Let’s take a look at NYSE movers in midday trading.

Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE:DAL) is up $0.20 at $8.15 in midday trading, a gain of 2.58%. DAL shares are up today as the price of oil dips. DAL has traded 8.3 million shares today, and is on pace to trade more than its daily average of 12.8 million shares. DAL has been rising the past two days going from $7.60 on Friday to an intraday high of $8.36 today. Delta has a current market cap of 6.90 billion.

VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE:PAY) is up $2.64 at $43.43, a gain of 6.47%. VeriFone announced today they will buy Point for $818 million. PAY has traded 1.5 million shares so far today on this news. The stock usually trades 2.6 million shares daily. The company has a current market cap of 4.56 billion.

Flotek Industries Inc. (NYSE:FTK) is up 4.98% at $8.65 in midday trading. FTK is trading good volume today with 1.4 million shares traded, already above its daily average of 1.3 million shares. Flotek has been in an uptrend since early October when it was trading around $4/share. The company has a current market cap of 430.99 million.

J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) is currently trading down $0.52 at $33.40, a loss of 1.56%. JCP was trading in the green earlier today put started going down after the company posted a loss in the third quarter. The company also lowered its guidance. JCP has traded 4.3 million shares today, and shouldn’t have a problem reaching its daily average volume of 5.8 million shares. The company has a current market cap 7.16 billion.

Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW) is up 1.69% at $23.50 in midday trading. Lowe’s released quarterly results which saw profits drop 44% on charges for store closings, but the adjusted results still beat expectations. LOW has traded 19.4 million shares today, 3 million more than it usually trades in a whole trading session. The company has a current market cap of 29.69 billion.

Retail Giants Will Post Earnings This Week

This week will see retail giants such as Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) and Target (NYSE:TGT) post earnings as well as home-improvement giants Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW) and Home Depot (NYSE:HD).

Also expect to hear earnings reported from JC Penney (NYSE:JCP), Saks Inc. (NYSE:SKS) and clothing retailer Gap (NYSE:GPS). Tech giant Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) will report earnings also this week.

Analysts are expecting Wal-Mart Stores to report earnings growth of 8.3%. Wal Mart’s earnings release is always a good insight into the minds of the consumer, inflation, and consumer product demand. As the largest company in the world, an increase of 8.3% in earnings would be seen as good.

Target will report its third quarter earnings on Wednesday, November 16, 2011.
Analysts are expecting Target to be “on target” with its earnings, and either match or beat expectations. At least 55% of analysts rate Target stock as a great buy.

Lowe’s is expected to post earnings on Monday before the bell. Home Depot is set to release its earnings statement on Tuesday.

Other items on tap this week will be the October consumer price index statement which will be released on Wednesday. The CPI gauges the prices of commonly used consumer goods and services.

On Wednesday, a couple of high profile initial public offerings will include Angie’s List and auto parts maker Delphi. On Thursday, new housing starts data will be released.

The week will also see the usual see-saw happenings in Europe. Hopefully the week will bring more stability as Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is out of the way along with former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou.

Looming ahead in the next few weeks will be deficit-reduction measures by the so-called Congressional “super committee” or the lack thereof…only time will tell.

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