NYSE Stocks in the Red Today: TPX, ZZ, NSM, RAX, KMI, SHW

The NYSE BullTempur Pedic International Inc. (NYSE:TPX) is tumbling this morning, down more than 46% at $23.18. TPX has traded 21.6 million shares so far today, 10 times its daily average. TPX shares are crashing today after the company cut its 2012 outlook due to widespread discounts and new inventory at retailers. The company has a market cap of 1.46 billion.

Sealy Corporation (NYSE:ZZ) is down 6.76% today at $1.5850. ZZ has traded 650 thousand shares this morning, above its daily average of 504 thousand shares. ZZ shares are taking a hit due to selling pressure on the entire mattress industry. The company has a market cap of 159.03 million. Sign Up For Free Stock Alerts

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. (NYSE:NEM) is down 4.95% this morning at $18.82. NEM has traded 411 thousand shares so far today and trades 618 thousand shares a day on average. NSM shares are selling off today after the stock ran up nearly $2 over the past week. The company has a market cap of 1.68 billion. [Read more...]

NYSE Stocks Plunging with Markets: INVN, RAX, KWK, TC, KORS, RL

Traders at the NYSEInvenSense, Inc. (NYSE:INVN) is down 10.10% this morning at $12.10. INVN has traded 1.1 million shares so far today and trades 2.1 million shares a day on average. INVN have dropped 25% over the past week. The company has a market cap of 980.37 million.

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Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE:RAX) is down 12.53% in early trading at $50.57. Rackspace posted first quarter earnings late yesterday and reported revenue of $301.47 million, meeting expectations of $300 million. EPS came in at $0.17 per share, missing estimates of $0.18 per share. The company has a market cap of 6.69 billion. [Read more...]

Futures Look For Direction After German Data and Downgrades. Stocks to Watch: KORS, FRO, AVP, NFLX, RAX, AAPL, ZNGA

Investors are looking for direction today after they received two pieces of conflicting news. Moody’s went on a downgrade spree in Europe after the close yesterday, while German investor sentiment numbers improved. Currently, Dow futures are are down 3 points to 12,832. Nasdaq 100 futures are slightly in positive territory, up .25 to 2,568. The S&P 500 futures are down .75 points 1,348.25.

Domestically, the economic data calendar is full today. At 8:30am EST, retail sales numbers will be released. January import prices are due at the same time. Expectations are for an increase of .9%. Analysts are pointing towards gains in car-sales and chain-stores.

At 10am, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is scheduled to testify before the Senate Finance Committee regarding President’s Obama’s budget. Undoubtedly this will be a partisan circus act with the GOP looking to score political points in the run-up to the election. [Read more...]

Stocks With Unusual Volume in Midday Trading: RAX, SIG, HMSY, FTEK, MTG

Many stocks are seeing big volume increases today as earnings season continues.

Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE:RAX) is up $1.84 at $43.59 today, a gain of 4.41%. RAX has traded 2 million shares already today, 400 thousand more shares than it usually trades in a whole day. Rackspace announced Q3 earnings yesterday and met Wall Street’s expectations of EPS $0.14 and saw slightly higher than expected revenue of $265 million. The company’s server count rose by 6% in the third quarter. Rackspace Hosting has a current market cap of 5.73 billion.

Signet Jewelers Ltd (NYSE:SIG) is up 5.50% today at $45.04. The S&P announced yesterday Signet will be replacing Varian in the S&P MidCap 400 on November 10. SIG has is up on 50% higher volume with 1.5 million shares traded. The stock trades 982 thousand shares on average.The company has a current market cap of 3.87 billion.

HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY) is up $1.25 at $29.98, up 4.35%. HMSY has traded 937 thousand shares so far today after the company announced on November 7 it will purchase HealthDataInsights, Inc. for $400 million. The stock has a daily average volume of 691 thousand shares. The company has a current market cap of 2.56 billion.

Fuel-Tech Inc. (NASDAQ:FTEK) is up 22.28% today at $6.64. FTEK has traded 175 thousand shares today, already above its daily average of 158 thousand shares. Fuel Tech announced this morning they were awarded air pollution control orders worth $3.2 million. The company has a current market cap of 157.68 million.

MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE:MTG) is up $0.27 at $3.19, a gain of 8.5%. MTG released operating statistics for October this morning. MTG has traded 10.8 million shares so far today, 2 million more than its daily average volume. The company has a current market cap of 637.27 million.

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