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BSS NEWS BITES ALERTS ISSUED FOR NASDAQ MARKET ON FRIDAY 19 JANUARY 2018

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Total NASDAQ Market up 11.35 points or 0.24% to 4,818.66

BSS News Bites issued 319 Alerts on notable trading amongst the 2,326 Stocks traded on the Total NASDAQ Market today, of which 196 (61%) were Bullish.

Among the sectors, Banks and Financials both gained 1.47 percent.

Of all the Alerts, the following were the most prominent in today's trading:

HEAVYWEIGHT MARKET LEADERS

+ Facebook, NASDAQ's largest communication network software company by market capitalisation, has increased 0.8% to trade at $US181.29 vs. the NASDAQ-100 Index which strengthened 22.9 points (or 0.3%) to 6,834.3. Representing a weighting of about 5.6% of the index, the stock accounted for 13.6% of today's gain. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which rose 22.9 points (or 0.3%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.5%.

+ NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) has lifted 2.4% to trade at $US229.86 vs. the NASDAQ-100 Index which strengthened 12.5 points (or 0.2%) to 6,823.9. Representing a weighting of about 1.8% of the index, the stock accounted for 24.1% of today's gain. The shares have outperformed 84% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 1.2 times average so far today.

SECTOR BULLS

+ Astronics, NASDAQ's 3rd largest aerospace & defense company by market capitalisation, has climbed 4.8% to trade at $US46.22 vs. the Aerospace & defense sector which strengthened 44.0 points (or 0.9%) to 4,927.4. Representing a weighting of about 10.9% of the sector, the stock accounted for 57.8% of today's gain. The shares have outperformed 91% of the market in the past three months. Trading volume was 70% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which rose 22.9 points (or 0.3%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 4.4%.

+ Comcast Class A, NASDAQ's largest cable tv company by market capitalisation, has increased 1.6% to trade at $US42.50 vs. the NASDAQ Industrial which strengthened 45.4 points (or 0.8%) to 5,882.6. Representing a weighting of about 6.1% of the index, the stock accounted for 12.1% of today's gain. Trading volume was 1.1 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which rose 22.9 points (or 0.3%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 1.2%.

+ LendingTree, NASDAQ's 2nd largest finance/consumer loans company by market capitalisation, has lifted 3.0% to trade at $US383.70 vs. the Finance/Consumer loans sector which strengthened 165.6 points (or 2%) to 8,508.9. Representing a weighting of about 32.1% of the sector, the stock accounted for 48.5% of today's gain. The shares have outperformed 91% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 78% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which rose 22.9 points (or 0.3%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 2.7%.

SECTOR BEARS

+ CSX, NASDAQ's largest industrial company by market capitalisation, has decreased 1.0% to trade at $US57.49 vs. the Industrial sector which weakened 2.5 points (or 0.4%) to 642.0. Representing a weighting of about 75.4% of the sector, the stock accounted for the loss. Trading volume was 92% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which rose 22.9 points (or 0.3%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -1.3%.

+ Apple, NASDAQ's largest computer integrated systems company by market capitalisation, has decreased 0.4% to trade at $US178.46 vs. the Computer integrated systems sector which weakened 61.0 points (or 0.5%) to 13,629.9. Representing a weighting of about 99.6% of the sector, the stock accounted for 98.8% of today's loss. Trading volume was 1.2 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which rose 22.9 points (or 0.3%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.8%.

+ Viavi Solutions, NASDAQ's 3rd largest communications components company by market capitalisation, has decreased 1.6% to trade at $US8.80 vs. the Communications components sector which weakened 5.0 points (or 0.2%) to 2,915.5. Representing a weighting of about 16.5% of the sector, the stock accounted for the loss. The shares have underperformed 85% of the market in the past six months. Trading volume was 74% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which rose 22.9 points (or 0.3%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -1.9%.

BSS News Bites alerted Unusual Rises in 14 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineO/all Price Change52-Wk High
Signature Bank lifted 2.9% on robust volume 19 January 2018 10:57 EST in the morning, closing 1.18% higher at US$159.83US$6.39 [4.16%]US$164.23
China Lodging Group lifted 2.2% 19 January 2018 10:57 EST in the morning, closing 0.98% higher at US$156.81US$4.91 [3.23%]US$159.35
CTI Industries jumped 9.4% on robust volume 19 January 2018 10:57 EST in the morning, closing 0.62% higher at US$4.9045.0c [10.11%]US$6.83
Neurocrine Biosciences lifted 2.5% 19 January 2018 10:57 EST in the morning, closing 0.21% higher at US$80.68US$2.12 [2.7%]US$83.84
ENGlobal jumped 8.3% on extraordinary volume 19 January 2018 10:57 EST in the morning, closing -2.73% lower at 90.40c4.60c [5.36%]US$3.10

BSS News Bites alerted Unusual Falls in 10 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineO/all Price Change52-Wk Low
TRACON Pharmaceuticals tumbled 7.0% on strong volume 19 January 2018 10:57 EST in the morning, closing -1.23% lower at US$2.80-25.0 [-8.2%]US$2.0
Micron Technology dropped 2.2% on firm volume 19 January 2018 10:57 EST in the morning, closing -0.63% lower at US$42.75-124.0 [-2.82%]-
Jaguar Health tumbled 9.6% on strong volume 19 January 2018 10:57 EST in the morning, closing -0.32% lower at 15.50c-1.70 [-9.88%]10.50c
Dynatronics plummeted 10.8% on extraordinary volume 19 January 2018 10:57 EST in the morning, closing unchanged at US$2.90-35.0 [-10.77%]US$2.10
Skyworks Solutions dropped 3.2% on robust volume 19 January 2018 10:57 EST in the morning, closing recovered at US$99.20-309.0 [-3.02%]-

BSS News Bites alerted 52-week Highs in 24 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price Change52-Wk High
Cisco Systems hits 52-week high twelfth time in one month 19 January 2018 10:57 EST this morning, sinking sharply to close at US$41.29US$41.29-1.0 [-0.02%]US$41.52
NVIDIA hits 52-week high fourth time in one month 19 January 2018 10:57 EST this morning, decreasing slightly to close at US$230.11US$230.11US$5.67 [2.53%]US$231.09
Marriott International hits 52-week high eleventh time in one month 19 January 2018 10:57 ESTUS$144.07US$2.94 [2.08%]US$144.07
Cimpress hits 52-week high sixth time in one month 19 January 2018 10:57 EST this morning, closing markedly lower at US$132.76US$132.76US$5.27 [4.13%]US$132.90
Sprouts Farmers Market hits 52-week high third time in one month 19 January 2018 10:57 EST this morning, sinking sharply to close at US$26.65US$26.6570.0c [2.7%]US$26.98

BSS News Bites alerted 52-week Lows in 11 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price Change52-Wk Low
Dish Network hits 52-week low third time in one month 19 January 2018 10:57 EST this morning, closing higher at US$45.26US$45.2610.0c [0.22%]US$66.50
Senior Housing Properties Trust hits 52-week low fourth time in one month 19 January 2018 10:57 EST this morning, closing higher at US$17.73US$17.7313.0c [0.74%]US$21.64
Medicines Company hits 52-week low fourth time in one month 19 January 2018 10:57 EST this morning, closing higher at US$24.83US$24.83-20.0 [-0.8%]US$55.95
TerraForm Power hits 52-week low second time in one month 19 January 2018 10:57 EST this morning, closing higher at US$10.96US$10.96-5.0 [-0.45%]US$14.20
Core-Mark Holding hits 52-week low third time in one month 19 January 2018 10:57 EST this morning, closing higher at US$23.85US$23.8522.0c [0.93%]-

BSS News Bites alerted Consecutive Rises in 37 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Jounce Therapeutics keeps rising: up 50.2% in 8 days 19 January 2018 10:57 EST, it closed at US$21.76US$21.76US$2.29 [11.76%]4.2
Novavax accelerates rise; now up 16.1% in 3 days 19 January 2018 10:57 EST, it closed at US$1.97US$1.9715.0c [8.24%]1.7
Checkpoint Therapeutics up 19.6% in 2 days 19 January 2018 13:23 EST, it closed at US$4.65US$4.6561.0c [15.1%]3.2
Albireo Pharma up 9.1% in 2 days 19 January 2018 10:57 EST, it closed at US$33.0US$33.0US$3.53 [11.98%]4.9
Soleno Therapeutics keeps rising: up 22.1% in 8 days 19 January 2018 10:57 EST, it closed at US$2.12US$2.1215.0c [7.61%]20.2

BSS News Bites alerted Consecutive Falls in 33 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Control4 down 2.9% in 2 days 19 January 2018 10:57 EST, it closed at US$32.81US$32.81-20.0 [-0.61%]1.2
Priceline Group down 2.0% in 2 days 19 January 2018 10:57 EST, it closed at US$1,910.21US$1,910.21-1,650.0 [-0.86%]0.8
HopFed Bancorp accelerates slide; now down 4.1% in 2 days 19 January 2018 10:57 EST, it closed at US$15.26US$15.26-18.0 [-1.17%]0.3
Ctrip.com International down 3.0% in 2 days 19 January 2018 10:57 EST, it closed at US$46.85US$46.85-60.0 [-1.26%]1
Insmed down 4.3% in 2 days 19 January 2018 10:57 EST, it closed at US$29.28US$29.28-22.0 [-0.75%]0.4

BSS News Bites alerted Significant uptrend in 19 Stocks through the morning, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Tocagen continued its significant uptrend; increased 0.7% 19 January 2018 10:57 EST this morning and closed higher at US$14.12US$14.12US$1.29 [10.05%]1.5
Madrigal Pharmaceuticals continued its significant uptrend; climbed 4.8% 19 January 2018 10:57 EST this morning and closed higher at US$124.59US$124.59US$12.92 [11.57%]4.4
Ascendis Pharma continued its significant uptrend; increased 0.5% 19 January 2018 10:57 EST this morning and closed higher at US$51.53US$51.53US$1.29 [2.57%]1.3
Aeglea BioTherapeutics continued its significant uptrend; increased 0.6% 19 January 2018 10:57 EST this morning and closed higher at US$6.75US$6.7515.0c [2.27%]1.6
Netgear continued its significant uptrend; increased 1.3% 19 January 2018 10:57 EST this morning and closed higher at US$70.75US$70.75US$2.05 [2.98%]0.8

BSS News Bites alerted Significant downtrend in 21 Stocks in the afternoon, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Destination Maternity continued its significant downtrend; dropped 2.1% 19 January 2018 10:57 EST this morning but closed higher at US$2.52US$2.5216.0c [6.78%]0.3
Frontier Communications continued its significant downtrend; decreased 1.0% 19 January 2018 10:57 EST this morning but closed higher at US$7.77US$7.7756.0c [7.77%]1.2
Ovid Therapeutics continued its significant downtrend; decreased 1.8% 19 January 2018 10:57 EST this morning but closed higher at US$9.18US$9.1828.0c [3.15%]1.4
Alpine Immune Sciences continued its significant downtrend; decreased 1.5% 19 January 2018 10:57 EST this morning but closed higher at US$10.88US$10.8822.0c [2.06%]0.3
Axcelis Technologies continued its significant downtrend; decreased 0.7% 19 January 2018 10:57 EST this morning but closed higher at US$26.0US$26.070.0c [2.77%]1.8

BSS News Bites alerted that 25 Stocks outperformed on Relative Strength through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Cardiovascular Systems lifted 2.7% - outperforming 90% of stocks 19 January 2018 10:57 EST, it closed at US$25.98US$25.9883.0c [3.3%]0.6
GlycoMimetics jumped 8.6% - outperforming 99% of stocks 19 January 2018 10:57 EST, it closed at US$23.59US$23.59US$1.84 [8.46%]1.7
Mannatech climbed 4.2% - outperforming 91% of stocks 19 January 2018 10:57 EST, it closed at US$15.50US$15.5015.0c [0.98%]0.2
Minerva Neurosciences lifted 3.1% - outperforming 96% of stocks 19 January 2018 10:57 EST, it closed at US$6.80US$6.8025.0c [3.82%]1.3
Mammoth Energy Services lifted 2.6% - outperforming 94% of stocks 19 January 2018 10:57 EST, it closed at US$23.94US$23.9480.0c [3.46%]4.1

BSS News Bites alerted that 20 Stocks underperformed on Relative Strength through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
T2 Biosystems dropped 2.5% - underperforming 83% of stocks 19 January 2018 10:57 EST, it closed at US$5.23US$5.2311.0c [2.15%]0.7
Asta Funding sank 4.1% - underperforming 90% of stocks 19 January 2018 10:57 EST, it closed at US$7.20US$7.20-15.0 [-2.04%]1.8
MediciNova decreased 1.5% - underperforming 92% of stocks 19 January 2018 10:57 EST, it closed at US$7.31US$7.313.0c [0.41%]1.7
Immune Design dropped 2.1% - underperforming 85% of stocks 19 January 2018 10:57 EST, it closed at US$3.70US$3.705.0c [1.37%]1.3
Second Sight Medical Products dropped 3.2% - underperforming 96% of stocks 19 January 2018 10:57 EST, it closed at US$1.83US$1.83-5.0 [-2.66%]0.2