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BSS NEWS BITES ALERTS ISSUED FOR NASDAQ MARKET ON TUESDAY 17 OCTOBER 2017

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Total NASDAQ Market down 7.4 points or -0.17% to 4,456.07

BSS News Bites issued 324 Alerts on notable trading amongst the 2,329 Stocks traded on the Total NASDAQ Market today, of which 158 (48%) were Bearish.

Among the sectors, Banks slipped 1.14 percent, Financials weakened 0.71 percent, while Biotechnology gained 0.42 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 0.9% to trade at $US176.11 vs. the NASDAQ-100 Index which strengthened 8.1 points (or 0.1%) to 6,122.6. Representing a weighting of about 6.0% of the index, the stock accounted for 41.9% of today's gain. The shares have outperformed 87% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 59% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which rose 8.1 points (or 0.1%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.8%.

+ Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has dropped 2.0% to trade at $US198.59 vs. the NASDAQ-100 Index which weakened 6.4 points (or 0.1%) to 6,108.1. Representing a weighting of about 1.2% of the index, the stock accounted for 22.6% of today's loss. Trading volume was 2.1 times average so far today.

SECTOR BULLS

+ athenahealth, NASDAQ's 3rd largest medical information systems company by market capitalisation, has climbed 4.0% to trade at $US120.0 vs. the Medical information systems sector which strengthened 59.0 points (or 1.1%) to 5,486.9. Representing a weighting of about 9.5% of the sector, the stock accounted for 35.4% of today's gain. Trading volume was 91% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which rose 8.1 points (or 0.1%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 3.9%.

+ IPG Photonics, NASDAQ's largest lasers systems & components company by market capitalisation, has increased 1.2% to trade at $US200.98 vs. the Lasers systems & components sector which strengthened 139.9 points (or 1%) to 13,617.5. Representing a weighting of about 93.0% of the sector, the stock accounted for the gain. The shares have outperformed 92% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 1.2 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which rose 8.1 points (or 0.1%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 1.0%.

+ Amgen, NASDAQ's largest medical/biomedical company by market capitalisation, has lifted 2.4% to trade at $US186.19 vs. the NASDAQ Biotechnology which strengthened 14.7 points (or 0.4%) to 3,541.9. Representing a weighting of about 13.4% of the index, the stock accounted for 75.1% of today's gain. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which rose 8.1 points (or 0.1%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 2.2%.

SECTOR BEARS

+ Synchronoss Technologies, NASDAQ's 5th largest internet/software company by market capitalisation, has dropped 3.9% to trade at $US13.19 vs. the Internet/Software sector which weakened 9.5 points (or 0.2%) to 3,796.7. Representing a weighting of about 5.0% of the sector, the stock accounted for 78.4% of today's loss. The shares have underperformed 92% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 6.5 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which rose 8.1 points (or 0.1%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -4.1%.

+ Radius Health, NASDAQ's 9th largest healthcare-products company by market capitalisation, has dropped 3.4% to trade at $US34.61 vs. the Healthcare-Products sector which weakened 58.6 points (or 0.5%) to 11,815.6. Representing a weighting of about 3.9% of the sector, the stock accounted for 27.3% of today's loss. The shares have underperformed 88% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 1.2 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which rose 8.1 points (or 0.1%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -3.6%.

+ National Beverage, NASDAQ's 2nd largest beverages/drinks company by market capitalisation, has tumbled 8.5% to trade at $US97.59 vs. the Beverages/Drinks sector which weakened 74.8 points (or 0.7%) to 11,279.2. Representing a weighting of about 11.2% of the sector, the stock accounted for the loss. The shares have underperformed 96% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 3.2 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which rose 8.1 points (or 0.1%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -8.7%.

BSS News Bites alerted Unusual Rises in 13 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineO/all Price Change52-Wk High
Destination Maternity soared 13.1% on strong volume 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT in the morning, closing 31.49% higher at US$2.3878.0c [48.75%]US$8.42
Tabula Rasa HealthCare jumped 6.9% on strong volume 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT in the morning, closing 3.35% higher at US$26.84US$2.54 [10.45%]-
Voyager Therapeutics jumped 8.3% on firm volume 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT in the morning, closing 2.97% higher at US$22.89US$2.36 [11.5%]US$25.99
Ulta Beauty lifted 3.4% 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT in the morning, closing 1.03% higher at US$202.28US$8.58 [4.43%]US$314.86
Biogen Idec lifted 2.4% on robust volume 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT in the morning, closing 0.2% higher at US$344.47US$8.79 [2.62%]US$348.65

BSS News Bites alerted Unusual Falls in 12 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineO/all Price Change52-Wk Low
TDH Holdings tumbled 7.6% 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT in the morning, closing -8.89% lower at US$24.60-462.0 [-15.81%]-
Arcadia Biosciences plummeted 12.8% 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT in the morning, closing -1.5% lower at 33.50c-5.50 [-14.1%]30.0c
Leading Brands plummeted 10.5% 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT in the morning, closing -0.99% lower at US$2.50-32.0 [-11.35%]74.0c
Melco Resorts & Entertainment dropped 2.0% 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT in the morning, closing recovered at US$23.28-43.0 [-1.81%]US$14.89
Hortonworks tumbled 6.2% on strong volume 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT in the morning, closing recovered at US$16.10-86.0 [-5.07%]US$6.42

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
NVIDIA hits 52-week high sixth time in one month 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT this morning, sinking sharply to close at US$197.75US$197.75-18.0 [-0.09%]US$198.90
Netflix hits 52-week high sixth time in one month 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT this morning, sinking sharply to close at US$199.48US$199.48-320.0 [-1.58%]US$204.38
Baidu hits 52-week high tenth time in one month 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT this morning, sinking sharply to close at US$270.32US$270.32-250.0 [-0.92%]US$274.97
Enstar Group hits 52-week high eleventh time in one month 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT this morning, sinking sharply to close at US$231.30US$231.3075.0c [0.33%]US$232.50
Beacon Roofing Supply hits 52-week high fourth time in one month 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT this morning, sinking sharply to close at US$52.99US$52.9926.0c [0.49%]US$53.82

BSS News Bites alerted 52-week Lows in 15 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price Change52-Wk Low
Walgreens Boots Alliance hits 52-week low eighth time in one month 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT this morning, closing higher at US$67.40US$67.409.0c [0.13%]US$89.69
Express Scripts hits 52-week low fifth time in one month 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT this morning, closing higher at US$57.21US$57.2140.0c [0.7%]US$77.50
Discovery Communications series C hits 52-week low fifth time in one month 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT this morning, closing higher at US$18.09US$18.094.0c [0.22%]US$29.18
Discovery Communications Series A hits 52-week low sixth time in one month 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT this morning, closing higher at US$19.16US$19.1610.0c [0.52%]US$30.25
Endo International hits 52-week low seventh time in three months 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT this morning, closing higher at US$7.64US$7.642.0c [0.26%]US$21.87

BSS News Bites alerted Consecutive Rises in 31 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Gravity keeps rising: up 65.9% in 6 days 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT, it closed at US$50.08US$50.08US$7.39 [17.31%]3.7
SORL Auto Parts accelerates rise; now up 16.1% in 2 days 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT, it closed at US$5.70US$5.7063.0c [12.43%]2.3
LiNiu Technology Group up 28.7% in 2 days 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT, it closed at US$2.13US$2.133.0c [1.43%]5.5
Cyanotech keeps rising: up 19.0% in 3 days 17 October 2017 13:25 EDT, it closed at US$4.90US$4.9020.0c [4.26%]0.4
NF Energy Saving up 13.6% in 2 days 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT, it closed at US$1.02US$1.0210.0c [10.87%]3.3

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

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
First Solar down 2.7% in 2 days 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT, it closed at US$47.24US$47.24-7.0 [-0.15%]0.4
Ambarella down 3.2% in 2 days 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT, it closed at US$53.83US$53.83-25.0 [-0.46%]0.6
Amkor Technology down 2.4% in 2 days 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT, it closed at US$10.65US$10.65-16.0 [-1.48%]0.4
Adobe Systems down 3.3% in 2 days 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT, it closed at US$150.38US$150.38-8.0 [-0.05%]1.1
Alliqua BioMedical accelerates slide; now down 4.3% in 2 days 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT, it closed at US$2.96US$2.96-2.0 [-0.67%]0.5

BSS News Bites alerted Significant uptrend in 16 Stocks through the morning, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
NMI Holdings continued its significant uptrend; increased 0.9% 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT this morning and closed higher at US$13.85US$13.8540.0c [2.97%]3.7
GLU Mobile continued its significant uptrend; lifted 3.1% 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT this morning and closed higher at US$4.63US$4.6321.0c [4.75%]2
United States Lime & Minerals continued its significant uptrend; increased 0.2% 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT this morning and closed higher at US$98.69US$98.6996.0c [0.98%]3
Brooks Automation continued its significant uptrend; increased 0.9% 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT this morning and closed higher at US$32.39US$32.3948.0c [1.5%]1.3
Chanticleer Holdings continued its significant uptrend; climbed 4.7% 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT this morning and closed higher at US$2.65US$2.6513.0c [5.16%]0.2

BSS News Bites alerted Significant downtrend in 22 Stocks in the afternoon, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Nanostring Technologies continued its significant downtrend; dropped 3.2% 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT this morning but closed higher at US$10.39US$10.3931.0c [3.08%]1.9
Sears Holdings continued its significant downtrend; tumbled 7.2% 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT this morning but closed higher at US$5.79US$5.79-20.0 [-3.34%]2.3
ShiftPixy continued its significant downtrend; sank 5.9% 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT this morning but closed higher at US$2.29US$2.29-5.0 [-2.14%]0.7
Cellectar Biosciences continued its significant downtrend; dropped 2.3% 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT this morning but closed higher at US$1.73US$1.732.0c [1.17%]0.5
Antares Pharma continued its significant downtrend; dropped 3.6% 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT this morning but closed higher at US$2.09US$2.09-0.50 [-0.24%]2.4

BSS News Bites alerted that 22 Stocks outperformed on Relative Strength through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
China Commercial Credit soared 12.1% - outperforming 99% of stocks 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT, it closed at US$3.25US$3.255.0c [1.56%]2.3
Medpace Holdings increased 1.6% - outperforming 82% of stocks 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT, it closed at US$33.60US$33.6018.0c [0.54%]0.4
National Research Class A lifted 2.1% - outperforming 90% of stocks 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT, it closed at US$36.90US$36.9040.0c [1.1%]3.5
Intuitive Surgical increased 0.7% - outperforming 85% of stocks 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT, it closed at US$355.0US$355.0US$1.45 [0.41%]0.9
Health Insurance Innovations climbed 4.9% - outperforming 99% of stocks 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT, it closed at US$21.95US$21.9585.0c [4.03%]2.8

BSS News Bites alerted that 22 Stocks underperformed on Relative Strength through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
TG Therapeutics tumbled 7.0% - underperforming 100% of stocks 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT, it closed at US$8.43US$8.43-85.0 [-9.16%]1.9
Connecture sank 4.6% - underperforming 91% of stocks 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT, it closed at 60.0c60.0c-5.0 [-7.69%]1.6
Tarena International decreased 1.5% - underperforming 91% of stocks 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT, it closed at US$14.40US$14.40-27.0 [-1.84%]0.5
Canadian Solar decreased 1.7% - underperforming 86% of stocks 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT, it closed at US$15.98US$15.98-1.0 [-0.06%]0.4
Cowen decreased 1.5% - underperforming 84% of stocks 17 October 2017 11:01 EDT, it closed at US$15.95US$15.95-40.0 [-2.45%]1