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BSS NEWS BITES ALERTS ISSUED FOR NASDAQ MARKET ON FRIDAY 20 APRIL 2018

NEWS BITES - NORTH AMERICA

Total NASDAQ Market down 44.13 points or -0.93% to 4,719.36

BSS News Bites issued 319 Alerts on notable trading amongst the 2,299 Stocks traded on the Total NASDAQ Market today, of which 179 (56%) were Bearish.

Among the sectors, Computer slipped 1.69 percent, Industrials weakened 1.35 percent, while Banks gained 0.37 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 sunk 4.1% to trade at $US165.72 vs. the NASDAQ-100 Index which weakened 107.1 points (or 1.6%) to 6,667.8. Representing a weighting of about 11.1% of the index, the stock accounted for 28.9% of today's loss. The shares have underperformed 88% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 2.1 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which fell 107.1 points (or 1.6%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -2.5%.

SECTOR BULLS

+ E*Trade Financial, NASDAQ's 2nd largest finance/investment brokers company by market capitalisation, has lifted 2.8% to trade at $US60.48 vs. the Finance/Investment brokers sector which strengthened 37.5 points (or 0.7%) to 5,253.1. Representing a weighting of about 12.8% of the sector, the stock accounted for 49.8% of today's gain. The shares have outperformed 90% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 1.5 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which fell 107.1 points (or 1.6%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 4.4%.

+ LHC Group, NASDAQ's largest medical/outpatient & home care company by market capitalisation, has increased 1.8% to trade at $US75.64 vs. the Medical/Outpatient & home care sector which strengthened 32.7 points (or 0.6%) to 5,326.0. Representing a weighting of about 59.5% of the sector, the stock accounted for the gain. The shares have outperformed 92% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 1.4 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which fell 107.1 points (or 1.6%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 3.4%.

+ Advanced Emissions Solutions, NASDAQ's largest pollution control company by market capitalisation, has lifted 2.5% to trade at $US11.25 vs. the Pollution control sector which strengthened 3.7 points (or 0.3%) to 1,277.2. Representing a weighting of about 37.9% of the sector, the stock accounted for the gain. The shares have outperformed 96% of the market in the past three months. Trading volume was 89% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which fell 107.1 points (or 1.6%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 4.0%.

SECTOR BEARS

+ Primoris Services, NASDAQ's largest engineering & r&d company by market capitalisation, has decreased 1.4% to trade at $US26.29 vs. the Engineering & R&D sector which weakened 33.4 points (or 1.2%) to 2,814.3. Representing a weighting of about 48.2% of the sector, the stock accounted for 55.7% of today's loss. Trading volume was 55% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which fell 107.1 points (or 1.6%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.2%.

+ Facebook, NASDAQ's largest communication network software company by market capitalisation, has decreased 1.1% to trade at $US166.28 vs. the Communication network software sector which weakened 56.6 points (or 1%) to 5,484.6. Representing a weighting of about 96.9% of the sector, the stock accounted for the loss. Trading volume was 60% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which fell 107.1 points (or 1.6%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.5%.

+ Cisco Systems, NASDAQ's largest computer networks company by market capitalisation, has decreased 1.1% to trade at $US44.09 vs. the NASDAQ Telecommunications which weakened 2.2 points (or 0.6%) to 364.6. Representing a weighting of about 38.3% of the index, the stock accounted for 68.4% of today's loss. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which fell 107.1 points (or 1.6%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.5%.

BSS News Bites alerted Unusual Rises in 8 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineO/all Price Change52-Wk High
Akcea Therapeutics climbed 5.7% on robust volume 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT in the morning, closing 2.91% higher at US$26.18US$2.11 [8.77%]-
Umpqua Holdings lifted 2.2% on robust volume 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT in the morning, closing 0.51% higher at US$23.6962.0c [2.69%]US$23.84
Limelight Networks soared 22.0% on extraordinary volume 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT in the morning, closing -0.2% lower at US$4.9989.0c [21.71%]US$6.05
Microsemi lifted 2.9% on extraordinary volume 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT in the morning, closing -1.22% lower at US$63.12US$1.04 [1.68%]US$67.52
Tractor Supply lifted 2.4% on firm volume 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT in the morning, closing -1.57% lower at US$60.3345.0c [0.75%]US$82.68

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

HeadlineO/all Price Change52-Wk Low
Clementia Pharmaceuticals sank 5.6% on firm volume 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT in the morning, closing -2.89% lower at US$17.82-162.0 [-8.33%]-
Nektar Therapeutics dropped 3.7% 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT in the morning, closing -0.66% lower at US$86.21-394.0 [-4.37%]US$17.33
Broadcom dropped 2.5% on robust volume 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT in the morning, closing recovered at US$237.12-574.0 [-2.36%]-
OpGen tumbled 7.8% 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT in the morning, closing recovered at US$2.05-13.0 [-5.96%]US$1.62
Norwood Financial tumbled 6.7% 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT in the morning, closing recovered at US$30.0-101.0 [-3.26%]US$24.33

BSS News Bites alerted 52-week Highs in 17 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price Change52-Wk High
CSX hits 52-week high third time in one month 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT this morning, sinking sharply to close at US$60.02US$60.02-117.0 [-1.91%]US$61.50
Verisk Analytics Class A hits 52-week high fifth time in one month 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT this morning, sinking sharply to close at US$107.38US$107.38-19.0 [-0.18%]US$108.58
NASDAQ Inc hits 52-week high third time in one month 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT this morning, decreasing slightly to close at US$87.42US$87.4248.0c [0.55%]US$87.66
Syntel hits 52-week high second time in one month 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT this morning, sinking sharply to close at US$28.14US$28.1426.0c [0.93%]US$28.44
Renasant hits 52-week high third time in one month 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT this morning, decreasing slightly to close at US$45.50US$45.5041.0c [0.91%]US$45.70

BSS News Bites alerted 52-week Lows in 12 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price Change52-Wk Low
The Kraft Heinz hits 52-week low seventh time in one month 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT this morning, closing higher at US$58.22US$58.22-151.0 [-2.53%]US$93.88
Skyworks Solutions hits 52-week low second time in six months 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT this morning, closing higher at US$91.18US$91.18-270.0 [-2.88%]US$116.95
Mattel hits 52-week low second time in six months 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT this morning, closing higher at US$12.96US$12.96-49.0 [-3.64%]US$23.87
Hain Celestial hits 52-week low fifth time in one month 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT this morning, recovering to close at US$29.69US$29.69-68.0 [-2.24%]US$45.61
ChipMOS Technologies hits 52-week low eighth time in one month 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT this morning, recovering to close at US$14.75US$14.75-15.0 [-1.01%]US$21.90

BSS News Bites alerted Consecutive Rises in 35 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Solid Biosciences keeps rising: up 15.3% in 10 days 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT, it closed at US$12.48US$12.48US$1.63 [15.02%]1.2
Seanergy Maritime Holdings keeps rising: up 11.4% in 4 days 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT, it closed at 93.0c93.0c7.0c [8.14%]0.5
Farmers Capital Bank up 17.1% in 2 days 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT, it closed at US$49.20US$49.20US$6.95 [16.45%]14
Bioblast Pharma Ltd. keeps rising: up 16.8% in 3 days 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT, it closed at US$2.27US$2.272.0c [0.89%]0.2
Enphase Energy up 10.8% in 2 days 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT, it closed at US$4.91US$4.9133.0c [7.21%]1.6

BSS News Bites alerted Consecutive Falls in 48 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Newlink Genetics accelerates slide; now down 3.3% in 2 days 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT, it closed at US$4.49US$4.49-2.0 [-0.44%]0.5
Abraxas Petroleum down 5.8% in 2 days 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT, it closed at US$2.84US$2.84-5.0 [-1.73%]0.9
Adobe Systems keeps sliding: down 2.6% in 3 days 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT, it closed at US$225.24US$225.24-238.0 [-1.05%]0.7
China Biologic Products Holdings down 3.2% in 2 days 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT, it closed at US$85.66US$85.66-146.0 [-1.68%]0.5
Tuniu accelerates slide; now down 3.2% in 2 days 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT, it closed at US$6.13US$6.13-8.0 [-1.29%]0.5

BSS News Bites alerted Significant uptrend in 7 Stocks through the morning, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Eleven Biotherapeutics continued its significant uptrend; climbed 4.9% 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT this morning and closed higher at US$1.91US$1.9129.0c [17.9%]7.6
Sientra continued its significant uptrend; increased 1.2% 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT this morning and closed higher at US$12.84US$12.8486.0c [7.18%]3.2
Conformis continued its significant uptrend; lifted 2.4% 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT this morning and closed higher at US$1.79US$1.7910.0c [5.92%]1.4
NextDecade continued its significant uptrend; increased 1.2% 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT this morning and closed higher at US$5.89US$5.8924.0c [4.25%]1.9
InflaRx NV continued its significant uptrend; lifted 2.0% 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT this morning and closed higher at US$38.77US$38.77US$1.63 [4.39%]0.9

BSS News Bites alerted Significant downtrend in 30 Stocks in the afternoon, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
MabVax Therapeutics Holdings continued its significant downtrend; dropped 2.7% 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT this morning but closed higher at US$1.53US$1.534.0c [2.68%]0.6
Syndax Pharmaceuticals continued its significant downtrend; dropped 2.4% 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT this morning but closed higher at US$11.03US$11.0317.0c [1.57%]0.7
Leading Brands continued its significant downtrend; dropped 3.6% 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT this morning but closed higher at US$1.10US$1.10-0.1
Onconova Therapeutics continued its significant downtrend; sank 5.2% 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT this morning but closed higher at 57.0c57.0c-1.0 [-1.72%]1.7
GSV Capital continued its significant downtrend; dropped 2.3% 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT this morning but closed higher at US$7.15US$7.157.0c [0.99%]1.7

BSS News Bites alerted that 30 Stocks outperformed on Relative Strength through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Heron Therapeutics lifted 2.2% - outperforming 94% of stocks 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT, it closed at US$31.15US$31.15US$1.30 [4.36%]1.1
CYREN increased 1.7% - outperforming 98% of stocks 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT, it closed at US$2.92US$2.92-3.0 [-1.02%]0.1
Star Bulk Carriers lifted 3.0% - outperforming 91% of stocks 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT, it closed at US$12.07US$12.0738.0c [3.25%]0.7
Kindred Biosciences increased 1.6% - outperforming 87% of stocks 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT, it closed at US$9.65US$9.6535.0c [3.76%]0.7
Digi International increased 1.3% - outperforming 96% of stocks 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT, it closed at US$11.95US$11.9545.0c [3.91%]0.8

BSS News Bites alerted that 29 Stocks underperformed on Relative Strength through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Bellicum Pharmaceuticals dropped 2.8% - underperforming 99% of stocks 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT, it closed at US$7.52US$7.52-2.0 [-0.27%]1.3
Jounce Therapeutics dropped 2.2% - underperforming 90% of stocks 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT, it closed at US$19.46US$19.46-32.0 [-1.62%]0.4
Oncomed Pharmaceuticals dropped 3.2% - underperforming 95% of stocks 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT, it closed at US$3.16US$3.168.0c [2.6%]0.3
China Commercial Credit dropped 3.4% - underperforming 83% of stocks 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT, it closed at US$1.17US$1.17-2.0 [-1.68%]0
Lawson Products dropped 2.2% - underperforming 83% of stocks 20 April 2018 10:56 EDT, it closed at US$24.55US$24.55-40.0 [-1.6%]0.3