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

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Total NYSE Market down 30.53 points or -1.33% to 2,268.2

BSS News Bites issued 408 Alerts on notable trading amongst the 2,858 Stocks traded on the Total NYSE Market today, of which 220 (53%) were Bearish.

Among the sectors, S&P 500 Energy and Real Estate both slipped 1.44 percent.

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

SECTOR BULLS

+ Alibaba Group Holding, NYSE's largest retailer company by market capitalisation, has lifted 2.8% to trade at $US163.92 vs. the Retailing sector which strengthened 17.4 points (or 0.5%) to 3,707.5. Representing a weighting of about 45.9% of the sector, the stock accounted for the gain. The shares have outperformed 99% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 3.5 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which fell 38.1 points (or 1.5%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 4.3%.

+ Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN) has lifted 3.6% to trade at $US49.79 vs. the Exploration & production sector which strengthened 7.5 points (or 0.7%) to 1,030.5. Representing a weighting of about 1.2% of the sector, the stock accounted for 5.8% of today's gain. Trading volume was 3.3 times average so far today.

+ Entravision Communication (NYSE:EVC) has increased 1.4% to trade at $US5.68 vs. the Broadcasting & entertainment sector which strengthened 242.8 points (or 8.1%) to 3,234.5. Representing a weighting of about 0.1% of the sector, the stock accounted for 0.02% of today's gain. Trading volume was 75% of average so far today.

SECTOR BEARS

+ Exxon Mobil, NYSE's largest integrated oil & gas company by market capitalisation, has decreased 1.6% to trade at $US76.26 vs. the S&P 500 Energy (Sector) which weakened 6.7 points (or 1.4%) to 454.5. Representing a weighting of about 26.3% of the index, the stock accounted for 28.5% of today's loss. The shares have underperformed 85% 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 fell 38.1 points (or 1.5%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.02%.

+ McDonald's, NYSE's largest restaurant & bar company by market capitalisation, has decreased 0.6% to trade at $US157.89 vs. the Restaurants & bars sector which weakened 12.2 points (or 0.7%) to 1,786.2. Representing a weighting of about 66.1% of the sector, the stock accounted for 61.8% of today's loss. Trading volume was 58% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which fell 38.1 points (or 1.5%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.9%.

+ Lockheed Martin, NYSE's largest defense company by market capitalisation, has decreased 1.4% to trade at $US301.42 vs. the Defense sector which weakened 45.2 points (or 1.1%) to 4,117.7. Representing a weighting of about 31.9% of the sector, the stock accounted for 42.3% of today's loss. Trading volume was 71% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which fell 38.1 points (or 1.5%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.1%.

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

HeadlineO/all Price Change52-Wk High
Seadrill Partners soared 17.6% on extraordinary volume 17 August 2017 11:15 EDT in the morning, closing 0.32% higher at US$3.1548.0c [17.98%]US$5.32
Seadrill Partners soared 17.6% on extraordinary volume 17 August 2017 13:07 EDT in the afternoon, closing 0.32% higher at US$3.1548.0c [17.98%]US$5.32
Hershey Company lifted 2.5% on strong volume 17 August 2017 11:15 EDT in the morning, closing -0.79% lower at US$107.85US$1.81 [1.71%]US$116.49
Molina Healthcare climbed 5.7% on robust volume 17 August 2017 13:07 EDT in the afternoon, closing -0.83% lower at US$59.51US$2.73 [4.81%]US$72.79
Advance Auto Parts lifted 2.4% 17 August 2017 11:15 EDT in the morning, closing -0.88% lower at US$92.85US$1.34 [1.46%]US$177.61

BSS News Bites alerted Unusual Falls in 26 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineO/all Price Change52-Wk Low
CenturyLink dropped 3.1% on firm volume 17 August 2017 11:15 EDT in the morning, closing -4.3% lower at US$19.38-151.0 [-7.23%]US$19.33
Zymeworks sank 5.8% on firm volume 17 August 2017 11:15 EDT in the morning, closing -3.89% lower at US$6.92-72.0 [-9.42%]-
Delta Air Lines dropped 2.1% on firm volume 17 August 2017 13:07 EDT in the afternoon, closing -3.18% lower at US$47.53-260.0 [-5.19%]US$35.90
Toro Company dropped 2.9% on robust volume 17 August 2017 11:15 EDT in the morning, closing -2.85% lower at US$68.86-416.0 [-5.7%]US$44.76
CenturyLink sank 4.7% on high volume 17 August 2017 13:07 EDT in the afternoon, closing -2.66% lower at US$19.38-151.0 [-7.23%]US$19.33

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
PepsiCo hits 52-week high third time in one month 17 August 2017 13:07 EDT this afternoon, sinking sharply to close at US$118.39US$118.39-71.0 [-0.6%]US$119.39
NextEra Energy hits 52-week high eleventh time in one month 17 August 2017 11:15 EDT this morning, sinking sharply to close at US$148.61US$148.61-137.0 [-0.91%]US$150.32
NextEra Energy hits 52-week high eleventh time in one month 17 August 2017 13:07 EDT this afternoon, sinking sharply to close at US$148.61US$148.61-137.0 [-0.91%]US$150.32
salesforce.com hits 52-week high third time in one month 17 August 2017 13:07 EDT this afternoon, sinking sharply to close at US$90.88US$90.88-136.0 [-1.47%]US$92.49
salesforce.com hits 52-week high third time in one month 17 August 2017 11:15 EDT this morning, sinking sharply to close at US$90.88US$90.88-136.0 [-1.47%]US$92.49

BSS News Bites alerted 52-week Lows in 54 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price Change52-Wk Low
General Electric hits 52-week low fifth time in one month 17 August 2017 11:15 EDT this morning, recovering to close at US$24.75US$24.75-35.0 [-1.39%]US$31.62
EOG Resources hits 52-week low second time in one month 17 August 2017 13:07 EDT this afternoon, barely recovering to close at US$83.38US$83.38-160.0 [-1.88%]US$109.18
EOG Resources hits 52-week low second time in one month 17 August 2017 11:15 EDT this morning, barely recovering to close at US$83.38US$83.38-160.0 [-1.88%]US$109.18
Johnson Controls International hits 52-week low sixth time in one month 17 August 2017 13:07 EDT this afternoon, recovering to close at US$36.89US$36.89-66.0 [-1.76%]US$48.36
Anadarko Petroleum hits 52-week low third time in one month 17 August 2017 13:07 EDT this afternoon, recovering to close at US$41.72US$41.72-81.0 [-1.9%]US$73.27

BSS News Bites alerted Consecutive Rises in 56 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Cypress Energy Partners keeps rising: up 19.6% in 5 days 17 August 2017 13:07 EDT, it closed at US$7.39US$7.394.0c [0.54%]0.1
Jumei International keeps rising: up 17.8% in 3 days 17 August 2017 13:07 EDT, it closed at US$2.83US$2.8328.0c [10.98%]3.5
Harte-Hanks up 6.5% in 2 days 17 August 2017 13:07 EDT, it closed at 86.0c86.0c6.0c [7.5%]0.6
Cheetah Mobile keeps rising: up 9.0% in 5 days 17 August 2017 11:15 EDT, it closed at US$11.46US$11.4620.0c [1.78%]1.2
NL Industries up 4.9% in 2 days 17 August 2017 13:07 EDT, it closed at US$7.60US$7.6040.0c [5.56%]1.3

BSS News Bites alerted Consecutive Falls in 66 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Ryder System down 2.2% in 2 days 17 August 2017 11:15 EDT, it closed at US$72.30US$72.30-149.0 [-2.02%]0.5
Douglas Dynamics accelerates slide; now down 3.2% in 2 days 17 August 2017 11:15 EDT, it closed at US$33.35US$33.35-35.0 [-1.04%]0.9
Transcontinental Realty Investors down 5.4% in 2 days 17 August 2017 13:07 EDT, it closed at US$23.06US$23.06-11.0 [-0.47%]0.2
Transcontinental Realty Investors down 5.4% in 2 days 17 August 2017 11:15 EDT, it closed at US$23.06US$23.06-11.0 [-0.47%]0.2
Knight Transportation keeps sliding: down 3.5% in 3 days 17 August 2017 11:15 EDT, it closed at US$37.05US$37.05-30.0 [-0.8%]0.8

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

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Tremor Video continued its significant uptrend; lifted 3.5% 17 August 2017 13:07 EDT this afternoon and closed higher at US$2.79US$2.7920.0c [7.72%]7.6
Tremor Video continued its significant uptrend; lifted 3.9% 17 August 2017 11:15 EDT this morning and closed higher at US$2.79US$2.7920.0c [7.72%]7.6
Quorum Health continued its significant uptrend; increased 0.5% 17 August 2017 11:15 EDT this morning but closed lower at US$4.24US$4.24-3.0 [-0.7%]0.5
Renren continued its significant uptrend; lifted 2.0% 17 August 2017 13:07 EDT this afternoon but closed lower at US$7.34US$7.341.0c [0.14%]2.1

BSS News Bites alerted Significant downtrend in 44 Stocks in the afternoon, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
EQT GP Holdings continued its significant downtrend; decreased 0.9% 17 August 2017 11:15 EDT this morning but closed higher at US$26.22US$26.2250.0c [1.94%]0.6
EQT GP Holdings continued its significant downtrend; decreased 0.9% 17 August 2017 13:07 EDT this afternoon but closed higher at US$26.22US$26.2250.0c [1.94%]0.6
Archrock continued its significant downtrend; decreased 1.1% 17 August 2017 11:15 EDT this morning but closed higher at US$9.20US$9.205.0c [0.55%]0.9
Archrock continued its significant downtrend; decreased 1.1% 17 August 2017 13:07 EDT this afternoon but closed higher at US$9.20US$9.205.0c [0.55%]0.9
Frontline continued its significant downtrend; decreased 2.0% 17 August 2017 11:15 EDT this morning but closed higher at US$5.06US$5.06-5.0 [-0.98%]0.9

BSS News Bites alerted that 48 Stocks outperformed on Relative Strength through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Jumei International lifted 3.5% - outperforming 95% of stocks 17 August 2017 11:15 EDT, it closed at US$2.83US$2.8328.0c [10.98%]3.5
Brown Forman - Class B increased 0.8% - outperforming 91% of stocks 17 August 2017 11:15 EDT, it closed at US$50.64US$50.6451.0c [1.02%]1.1
Brown Forman - Class B increased 0.8% - outperforming 91% of stocks 17 August 2017 13:07 EDT, it closed at US$50.64US$50.6451.0c [1.02%]1.1
Foresight Energy Partners increased 1.1% - outperforming 95% of stocks 17 August 2017 11:15 EDT, it closed at US$4.40US$4.408.47c [1.96%]0
Foresight Energy Partners increased 1.7% - outperforming 95% of stocks 17 August 2017 13:07 EDT, it closed at US$4.40US$4.408.47c [1.96%]0

BSS News Bites alerted that 49 Stocks underperformed on Relative Strength through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Altria Group decreased 0.4% - underperforming 82% of stocks 17 August 2017 11:15 EDT, it closed at US$64.30US$64.30-115.0 [-1.76%]1
Altria Group decreased 0.9% - underperforming 82% of stocks 17 August 2017 13:07 EDT, it closed at US$64.30US$64.30-115.0 [-1.76%]1
MaxLinear Class A dropped 2.8% - underperforming 87% of stocks 17 August 2017 13:07 EDT, it closed at US$20.87US$20.87-91.0 [-4.18%]1.2
Ellie Mae dropped 2.0% - underperforming 93% of stocks 17 August 2017 11:15 EDT, it closed at US$81.89US$81.89-218.0 [-2.59%]1
FS Investment decreased 1.8% - underperforming 85% of stocks 17 August 2017 13:07 EDT, it closed at US$8.45US$8.45-10.0 [-1.17%]1.2