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

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Total NYSE Market up 9.77 points or 0.38% to 2,589.88

BSS News Bites issued 291 Alerts on notable trading amongst the 2,834 Stocks traded on the Total NYSE Market today, of which 166 (57%) were Bullish.

Among the sectors, Real Estate and S&P 500 Energy both gained 0.5 percent.

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

HEAVYWEIGHT MARKET LEADERS

+ Philip Morris International, NYSE's largest tobacco company by market capitalisation, has lifted 3.7% to trade at $US108.92 vs. the S&P 500 Index which strengthened 12.3 points (or 0.4%) to 2,810.3. Representing a weighting of about 0.7% of the index, the stock accounted for 5.8% of today's gain. The shares have outperformed 94% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 1.4 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which rose 12.3 points (or 0.4%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 3.2%.

SECTOR BULLS

+ Becton, Dickinson and Company, NYSE's largest medical supplies company by market capitalisation, has increased 1.0% to trade at $US234.51 vs. the Medical supplies sector which strengthened 42.8 points (or 1.2%) to 3,685.2. Representing a weighting of about 26.7% of the sector, the stock accounted for 23.3% of today's gain. The shares have outperformed 89% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 1.1 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which rose 12.3 points (or 0.4%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.6%.

+ Verizon Communications, NYSE's largest telecommunications equipment company by market capitalisation, has increased 0.7% to trade at $US51.91 vs. the Telecommunications equipment sector which strengthened 13.6 points (or 0.5%) to 2,554.9. Representing a weighting of about 77.4% of the sector, the stock accounted for the gain. Trading volume was 1.5 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which rose 12.3 points (or 0.4%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.3%.

+ Ellie Mae, NYSE's 6th largest mortgage finance company by market capitalisation, has lifted 2.9% to trade at $US97.71 vs. the Mortgage finance sector which strengthened 65.0 points (or 0.8%) to 7,804.9. Representing a weighting of about 7.5% of the sector, the stock accounted for 26.0% of today's gain. Trading volume was 80% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which rose 12.3 points (or 0.4%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 2.5%.

SECTOR BEARS

+ International Business Machines, NYSE's largest computer services company by market capitalisation, has dropped 4.0% to trade at $US162.37 vs. the Computer services sector which weakened 33.5 points (or 2.6%) to 1,249.2. Representing a weighting of about 71.8% of the sector, the stock accounted for the loss. Trading volume was 4.1 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which rose 12.3 points (or 0.4%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -4.4%.

+ General Motors, NYSE's largest auto company by market capitalisation, has decreased 1.6% to trade at $US43.15 vs. the Auto sector which weakened 12.6 points (or 0.6%) to 2,073.1. Representing a weighting of about 24.2% of the sector, the stock accounted for 65.2% of today's loss. The shares have underperformed 84% of the market in the past week. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which rose 12.3 points (or 0.4%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -2.1%.

+ AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has decreased 0.1% to trade at $US37.10 vs. the Fixed line telecommunications sector which weakened 3.0 points (or 0.2%) to 1,671.0. Representing a weighting of about 83.8% of the sector, the stock accounted for 62.7% of today's loss. The shares have underperformed 81% of the market in the past month. Trading volume was 1.1 times average so far today.

BSS News Bites alerted Unusual Rises in 9 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineO/all Price Change52-Wk High
NIKE Class B lifted 3.6% on robust volume 19 January 2018 11:11 EST in the morning, closing 1.24% higher at US$67.21US$3.10 [4.84%]US$67.24
Cummins lifted 2.2% on robust volume 19 January 2018 11:11 EST in the morning, closing 0.75% higher at US$189.08US$5.36 [2.92%]US$189.57
Regions Financial lifted 2.2% on high volume 19 January 2018 11:11 EST in the morning, closing 0.65% higher at US$18.6752.0c [2.87%]US$18.70
Wyndham Worldwide lifted 3.0% on robust volume 19 January 2018 11:11 EST in the morning, closing 0.41% higher at US$126.99US$4.26 [3.47%]US$127.96
Lowe's Companies lifted 3.2% on firm volume 19 January 2018 11:11 EST in the morning, closing 0.36% higher at US$104.95US$3.59 [3.54%]US$105.60

BSS News Bites alerted Unusual Falls in 9 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineO/all Price Change52-Wk Low
McCormick & Company dropped 2.3% on strong volume 19 January 2018 11:11 EST in the morning, closing -1.35% lower at US$99.19-372.0 [-3.61%]US$90.25
GNC Holdings Class A tumbled 8.6% 19 January 2018 11:11 EST in the morning, closing -0.62% lower at US$4.78-48.0 [-9.13%]US$3.13
International Business Machines dropped 3.5% on high volume 19 January 2018 11:11 EST in the morning, closing -0.47% lower at US$162.37-675.0 [-3.99%]US$137.75
Hess dropped 3.0% on high volume 19 January 2018 11:11 EST in the morning, closing recovered at US$52.61-123.0 [-2.28%]US$37.25
Intrexon sank 5.6% 19 January 2018 11:11 EST in the morning, closing recovered at US$13.0-63.0 [-4.62%]US$10.26

BSS News Bites alerted 52-week Highs in 31 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price Change52-Wk High
UnitedHealth Group hits 52-week high fourth time in one month 19 January 2018 11:11 EST this morning, decreasing slightly to close at US$243.35US$243.3519.0c [0.08%]US$244.35
Visa hits 52-week high tenth time in one month 19 January 2018 11:11 EST this morning, sinking sharply to close at US$122.70US$122.70-41.0 [-0.33%]US$123.65
MasterCard hits 52-week high ninth time in one month 19 January 2018 11:11 EST this morning, closing slightly lower at US$166.83US$166.83US$1.35 [0.82%]US$166.95
Accenture hits 52-week high sixth time in one month 19 January 2018 11:11 EST this morning, decreasing slightly to close at US$161.75US$161.7581.0c [0.5%]US$162.50
Danaher hits 52-week high sixth time in one month 19 January 2018 11:11 EST this morning, decreasing slightly to close at US$100.56US$100.5682.0c [0.82%]US$100.88

BSS News Bites alerted 52-week Lows in 8 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price Change52-Wk Low
General Electric hits 52-week low third time in one month 19 January 2018 11:11 EST this morning, closing higher at US$16.26US$16.26-51.0 [-3.04%]-
Ventas hits 52-week low tenth time in one month 19 January 2018 11:11 EST this morning, closing higher at US$54.47US$54.479.0c [0.17%]US$72.36
HCP hits 52-week low eighth time in one month 19 January 2018 11:11 EST this morning, closing higher at US$23.42US$23.429.0c [0.39%]US$33.67
American Homes 4 Rent hits 52-week low fifth time in one month 19 January 2018 11:11 EST this morning, closing higher at US$20.41US$20.4114.0c [0.69%]US$23.93
Colony NorthStar hits 52-week low fifteenth time in one month 19 January 2018 11:11 EST this morning, recovering well to close at US$10.14US$10.14-9.0 [-0.88%]US$13.94

BSS News Bites alerted Consecutive Rises in 32 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Seacor Marine Holdings keeps rising: up 14.0% in 6 days 19 January 2018 11:11 EST, it closed at US$15.54US$15.5497.0c [6.66%]1.1
Hertz Global keeps rising: up 10.0% in 3 days 19 January 2018 11:11 EST, it closed at US$23.92US$23.92US$1.49 [6.64%]1
Emerald Expositions Events keeps rising: up 11.7% in 6 days 19 January 2018 11:11 EST, it closed at US$21.92US$21.9248.0c [2.24%]0.5
BlackRock keeps rising: up 9.6% in 6 days 19 January 2018 11:11 EST, it closed at US$590.26US$590.26US$11.04 [1.91%]1.1
Civeo up 6.9% in 2 days 19 January 2018 13:00 EST, it closed at US$3.53US$3.5328.0c [8.62%]1.7

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.)
Yume down 4.3% in 2 days 19 January 2018 13:00 EST, it closed at US$4.59US$4.59-5.0 [-1.08%]1.9
Southwest Airlines down 2.1% in 2 days 19 January 2018 11:11 EST, it closed at US$65.05US$65.05-1.0 [-0.02%]1
Dana down 3.7% in 2 days 19 January 2018 11:11 EST, it closed at US$33.51US$33.51-17.0 [-0.5%]1
American Axle & Manufacturing down 4.2% in 2 days 19 January 2018 11:11 EST, it closed at US$18.99US$18.99-6.0 [-0.32%]0.7
AK Steel Holding down 4.4% in 2 days 19 January 2018 11:11 EST, it closed at US$6.44US$6.44-11.0 [-1.68%]0.7

BSS News Bites alerted Significant uptrend in 4 Stocks through the morning:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding continued its significant uptrend; lifted 3.5% 19 January 2018 11:11 EST this morning and closed higher at US$31.24US$31.24US$2.27 [7.84%]3.2
BlueLinx Holdings continued its significant uptrend; increased 1.3% 19 January 2018 11:11 EST this morning and closed higher at US$12.96US$12.9625.0c [1.97%]2
Fluor continued its significant uptrend; increased 0.02% 19 January 2018 11:11 EST this morning and closed higher at US$60.43US$60.4337.0c [0.62%]1.2
Floor & Decor Holdings continued its significant uptrend; lifted 2.9% 19 January 2018 11:11 EST this morning and closed higher at US$51.0US$51.0US$1.63 [3.3%]2.1

BSS News Bites alerted Significant downtrend in 9 Stocks in the afternoon, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Vocera Communications continued its significant downtrend; dropped 2.4% 19 January 2018 11:11 EST this morning but closed higher at US$25.96US$25.966.0c [0.23%]2.6
ARC Document Solutions continued its significant downtrend; decreased 1.7% 19 January 2018 11:11 EST this morning but closed higher at US$2.40US$2.401.0c [0.42%]0.9
Intelsat continued its significant downtrend; decreased 1.3% 19 January 2018 11:11 EST this morning but closed higher at US$3.02US$3.02-1
Crawford & Company -Class B continued its significant downtrend; decreased 1.4% 19 January 2018 11:11 ESTUS$9.13-13.0 [-1.4%]1.8
Mallinckrodt continued its significant downtrend; decreased 1.6% 19 January 2018 11:11 EST this morning and closed lower at US$21.30US$21.30-40.0 [-1.84%]0.7

BSS News Bites alerted that 31 Stocks outperformed on Relative Strength through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
PNC Financial Services increased 1.1% - outperforming 89% of stocks 19 January 2018 11:11 EST, it closed at US$155.25US$155.25US$1.54 [1%]1.2
SandRidge Mississippian Trust I increased 1.0% - outperforming 91% of units 19 January 2018 11:11 EST, it closed at 98.0c98.0c2.0c [2.08%]0.7
Oracle increased 0.5% - outperforming 83% of stocks 19 January 2018 11:11 EST, it closed at US$50.58US$50.5835.0c [0.7%]1
Granite Construction increased 1.4% - outperforming 87% of stocks 19 January 2018 11:11 EST, it closed at US$67.64US$67.64US$1.53 [2.31%]0.6
Vishay Intertechnology lifted 3.2% - outperforming 92% of stocks 19 January 2018 11:11 EST, it closed at US$23.85US$23.85US$1.70 [7.67%]1.2

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

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Archer Daniels Midland decreased 0.5% - underperforming 81% of stocks 19 January 2018 11:11 EST, it closed at US$40.96US$40.9648.0c [1.19%]1.7
Discover Financial Services decreased 0.5% - underperforming 84% of stocks 19 January 2018 11:11 EST, it closed at US$78.32US$78.3210.0c [0.13%]1.6
MV Oil Trust decreased 1.8% - underperforming 95% of stocks 19 January 2018 11:11 EST, it closed at US$8.37US$8.377.0c [0.84%]0.5
Johnson Controls International decreased 0.6% - underperforming 84% of stocks 19 January 2018 11:11 EST, it closed at US$38.90US$38.90-39.0 [-0.99%]2
Cleveland-Cliffs decreased 1.5% - underperforming 89% of stocks 19 January 2018 11:11 EST, it closed at US$8.49US$8.498.0c [0.95%]0.7