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BSS NEWS BITES ALERTS ISSUED FOR NASDAQ MARKET ON THURSDAY 17 AUGUST 2017

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Total NASDAQ Market down 65.81 points or -1.54% to 4,215.63

BSS News Bites issued 462 Alerts on notable trading amongst the 2,346 Stocks traded on the Total NASDAQ Market today, of which 270 (58%) were Bearish.

Among the sectors, Telecom and Banks both slipped 2.81 percent.

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

HEAVYWEIGHT MARKET LEADERS

+ Apple, NASDAQ's largest computer integrated systems company by market capitalisation, has decreased 1.9% to trade at $US157.86 vs. the NASDAQ-100 Index which weakened 121.1 points (or 2%) to 5,796.3. Representing a weighting of about 12.6% of the index, the stock accounted for 11.8% of today's loss. Trading volume was 95% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which fell 121.1 points (or 2%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.1%.

SECTOR BULLS

+ China Lodging Group, NASDAQ's largest leisure & recreation/product company by market capitalisation, has jumped 9.6% to trade at $US109.39 vs. the Leisure & recreation/product sector which strengthened 123.0 points (or 2.3%) to 5,571.6. Representing a weighting of about 40.9% of the sector, the stock accounted for the gain. The shares have outperformed 94% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 4.4 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which fell 121.1 points (or 2%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 11.7%.

+ American Outdoor Brands Corporation (NASDAQ:AOBC) has increased 1.5% to trade at $US18.67 vs. the Protection/Safety sector which strengthened 14.2 points (or 0.3%) to 4,916.8. Representing a weighting of about 30.8% of the sector, the stock accounted for the gain. Trading volume was 1.7 times average so far today.

+ Theravance Biopharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:TBPH) has lifted 3.0% to trade at $US27.85 vs. the Pharmaceuticals sector which strengthened 18.4 points (or 0.4%) to 5,148.5. Representing a weighting of about 18.4% of the sector, the stock accounted for the gain. The shares have outperformed 98% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 76% of average so far today.

SECTOR BEARS

+ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, NASDAQ's 2nd largest school company by market capitalisation, has dropped 3.3% to trade at $US10.35 vs. the Schools sector which weakened 5.5 points (or 1%) to 520.9. Representing a weighting of about 14.8% of the sector, the stock accounted for 46.4% of today's loss. The shares have underperformed 92% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 1.1 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which fell 121.1 points (or 2%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -1.2%.

+ Clovis Oncology, NASDAQ's largest pharmaceuticals company by market capitalisation, has dropped 2.6% to trade at $US69.87 vs. the Pharmaceuticals sector which weakened 50.0 points (or 1%) to 5,080.0. Representing a weighting of about 39.4% of the sector, the stock accounted for the loss. The shares have underperformed 90% of the market in the past month. Trading volume was 1.1 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which fell 121.1 points (or 2%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.6%.

+ Nektar Therapeutics, NASDAQ's 4th largest medical/drugs company by market capitalisation, has sunk 5.6% to trade at $US18.42 vs. the Medical/Drugs sector which weakened 47.5 points (or 0.6%) to 7,444.7. Representing a weighting of about 4.8% of the sector, the stock accounted for 43.0% of today's loss. Trading volume was 70% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which fell 121.1 points (or 2%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -3.6%.

BSS News Bites alerted Unusual Rises in 21 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineO/all Price Change52-Wk High
Professional Diversity Network soared 16.5% on strong volume 17 August 2017 13:25 EDT in the afternoon, closing 3.31% higher at US$4.9784.0c [20.34%]US$13.90
China Lodging Group jumped 6.2% on high volume 17 August 2017 11:01 EDT in the morning, closing 3.2% higher at US$109.39US$9.59 [9.61%]US$110.72
Horizon Pharma jumped 9.0% on high volume 17 August 2017 13:25 EDT in the afternoon, closing 1.39% higher at US$13.14US$1.25 [10.51%]US$23.24
PrimeEnergy climbed 5.1% on robust volume 17 August 2017 13:25 EDT in the afternoon, closing 0.95% higher at US$48.0US$2.75 [6.08%]US$60.25
Urban One soared 12.9% on robust volume 17 August 2017 11:01 EDT in the morning, closing unchanged at US$1.9222.0c [12.94%]US$3.50

BSS News Bites alerted Unusual Falls in 23 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineO/all Price Change52-Wk Low
Tandem Diabetes Care plummeted 12.3% 17 August 2017 13:25 EDT in the afternoon, closing -3.44% lower at 62.0c-11.20 [-15.3%]39.0c
Automatic Data Processing dropped 2.8% on robust volume 17 August 2017 11:01 EDT in the morning, closing -3.05% lower at US$104.68-642.0 [-5.78%]US$85.48
Western Digital dropped 2.0% 17 August 2017 11:01 EDT in the morning, closing -1.96% lower at US$82.48-337.0 [-3.93%]-
Financial Engines sank 5.9% on strong volume 17 August 2017 13:25 EDT in the afternoon, closing -1.78% lower at US$31.75-260.0 [-7.57%]US$24.87
Skyworks Solutions dropped 2.0% on firm volume 17 August 2017 11:01 EDT in the morning, closing -1.51% lower at US$102.21-372.0 [-3.51%]US$64.93

BSS News Bites alerted 52-week Highs in 21 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price Change52-Wk High
Intuitive Surgical hits 52-week high fifth time in one month 17 August 2017 13:25 EDT this afternoon, sinking sharply to close at US$973.10US$973.10-1,580.0 [-1.6%]US$993.0
Intuitive Surgical hits 52-week high fifth time in one month 17 August 2017 11:01 EDT this morning, sinking sharply to close at US$973.10US$973.10-1,580.0 [-1.6%]US$993.0
Monster Beverage hits 52-week high second time in one month 17 August 2017 13:25 EDT this afternoon, sinking sharply to close at US$53.71US$53.71-60.0 [-1.1%]US$54.73
SBA Communications hits 52-week high fourth time in one month 17 August 2017 11:01 EDT this morning, sinking sharply to close at US$142.21US$142.21-151.0 [-1.05%]US$144.81
Synopsys hits 52-week high seventh time in one month 17 August 2017 13:25 EDT this afternoon, sinking sharply to close at US$76.76US$76.76-233.0 [-2.95%]US$79.66

BSS News Bites alerted 52-week Lows in 51 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price Change52-Wk Low
Viacom hits 52-week low third time in one month 17 August 2017 11:01 EDT this morning, barely recovering to close at US$29.21US$29.21-61.0 [-2.05%]US$46.72
Viacom hits 52-week low third time in one month 17 August 2017 13:25 EDT this afternoon, barely recovering to close at US$29.21US$29.21-61.0 [-2.05%]US$46.72
Discovery Communications series C hits 52-week low tenth time in one month 17 August 2017 13:25 EDT this afternoon, closing higher at US$21.03US$21.03-32.0 [-1.5%]US$29.18
Discovery Communications series C hits 52-week low tenth time in one month 17 August 2017 11:01 EDT this morning, closing higher at US$21.03US$21.03-32.0 [-1.5%]US$29.18
Discovery Communications Series A hits 52-week low seventh time in one month 17 August 2017 11:01 EDT this morning, closing higher at US$22.24US$22.24-36.0 [-1.59%]US$30.25

BSS News Bites alerted Consecutive Rises in 61 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Spherix accelerates rise; now up 43.8% in 2 days 17 August 2017 13:25 EDT, it closed at US$1.81US$1.8142.0c [30.22%]18
Spherix keeps rising: up 43.9% in 4 days 17 August 2017 11:01 EDT, it closed at US$1.81US$1.8142.0c [30.22%]18
Clean Diesel Technologies up 47.4% in 2 days 17 August 2017 13:25 EDT, it closed at US$2.03US$2.0314.0c [7.41%]15.8
Professional Diversity Network up 21.0% in 2 days 17 August 2017 11:01 EDT, it closed at US$4.97US$4.9784.0c [20.34%]1.6
Seanergy Maritime Holdings accelerates rise; now up 30.1% in 3 days 17 August 2017 13:25 EDT, it closed at 91.0c91.0c7.0c [8.33%]1.5

BSS News Bites alerted Consecutive Falls in 89 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
DNB Financial accelerates slide; now down 3.3% in 2 days 17 August 2017 11:01 EDT, it closed at US$30.85US$30.85-25.0 [-0.8%]0.3
Diodes down 3.0% in 2 days 17 August 2017 11:01 EDT, it closed at US$26.75US$26.75-37.0 [-1.36%]1.8
Fuel Tech accelerates slide; now down 5.7% in 2 days 17 August 2017 11:01 EDT, it closed at 85.0c85.0c-0.50 [-0.58%]0.8
CIM Commercial Trust down 4.3% in 2 days 17 August 2017 13:25 EDT, it closed at US$15.75US$15.75-19.0 [-1.19%]0.2
CIM Commercial Trust down 4.3% in 2 days 17 August 2017 11:01 EDT, it closed at US$15.75US$15.75-19.0 [-1.19%]0.2

BSS News Bites alerted Significant uptrend in 17 Stocks through the morning, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
MyoKardia continued its significant uptrend; increased 0.1% 17 August 2017 13:25 EDT this afternoon and closed higher at US$43.50US$43.5080.0c [1.87%]3.9
Retrophin continued its significant uptrend; increased 0.5% 17 August 2017 11:01 EDT this morning and closed higher at US$23.64US$23.6437.0c [1.59%]1
CryoPort continued its significant uptrend; increased 1.4% 17 August 2017 11:01 EDT this morning and closed higher at US$7.96US$7.9617.0c [2.18%]3.6
Retrophin continued its significant uptrend; increased 0.8% 17 August 2017 13:25 EDT this afternoon and closed higher at US$23.64US$23.6437.0c [1.59%]1
Vascular Biogenics continued its significant uptrend; lifted 3.4% 17 August 2017 13:25 EDT this afternoon and closed higher at US$5.15US$5.1520.0c [4.04%]0.3

BSS News Bites alerted Significant downtrend in 47 Stocks in the afternoon, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Soleno Therapeutics continued its significant downtrend; tumbled 9.5% 17 August 2017 11:01 EDT this morning but closed higher at 44.0c44.0c6.0c [15.79%]6.1
Lantheus Holdings continued its significant downtrend; decreased 1.3% 17 August 2017 11:01 EDT this morning but closed higher at US$16.10US$16.1040.0c [2.55%]2.2
Amyris continued its significant downtrend; plummeted 11.8% 17 August 2017 13:25 EDT this afternoon but closed higher at US$2.02US$2.02-19.0 [-8.6%]4.4
Aoxin Tianli Group continued its significant downtrend; dropped 2.4% 17 August 2017 11:01 EDT this morning but closed higher at US$2.07US$2.072.0c [0.98%]0.9
1-800- Flower.com Class A continued its significant downtrend; decreased 1.6% 17 August 2017 11:01 EDT this morning but closed higher at US$8.70US$8.7015.0c [1.75%]0.5

BSS News Bites alerted that 41 Stocks outperformed on Relative Strength through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Geospace Technologies increased 1.7% - outperforming 92% of stocks 17 August 2017 11:01 EDT, it closed at US$15.49US$15.4955.0c [3.68%]0.4
Geospace Technologies lifted 2.7% - outperforming 93% of stocks 17 August 2017 13:25 EDT, it closed at US$15.49US$15.4955.0c [3.68%]0.4
AxoGen lifted 2.6% - outperforming 86% of stocks 17 August 2017 11:01 EDT, it closed at US$15.65US$15.6530.0c [1.95%]0.9
AxoGen lifted 2.9% - outperforming 88% of stocks 17 August 2017 13:25 EDT, it closed at US$15.65US$15.6530.0c [1.95%]0.9
PRGX Global lifted 2.4% - outperforming 84% of stocks 17 August 2017 13:25 EDT, it closed at US$6.25US$6.2510.0c [1.63%]0.2

BSS News Bites alerted that 47 Stocks underperformed on Relative Strength through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Giga-tronics sank 5.7% - underperforming 98% of stocks 17 August 2017 13:25 EDT, it closed at 63.0c63.0c-8.0 [-11.27%]0.6
Superconductor Technologies sank 5.7% - underperforming 97% of stocks 17 August 2017 11:01 EDT, it closed at US$1.0US$1.0-4.0 [-3.85%]0.2
Citi Trends sank 5.9% - underperforming 95% of stocks 17 August 2017 11:01 EDT, it closed at US$17.49US$17.49-231.0 [-11.67%]2.7
Citi Trends plummeted 10.8% - underperforming 98% of stocks 17 August 2017 13:25 EDT, it closed at US$17.49US$17.49-231.0 [-11.67%]2.7
Veeco Instruments dropped 2.0% - underperforming 92% of stocks 17 August 2017 11:01 EDT, it closed at US$18.85US$18.85-75.0 [-3.83%]1.3