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BSS NEWS BITES ALERTS ISSUED FOR NYSE MARKET ON FRIDAY 20 OCTOBER 2017

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Total NYSE Market up 7.93 points or 0.33% to 2,375.44

BSS News Bites issued 296 Alerts on notable trading amongst the 2,837 Stocks traded on the Total NYSE Market today, of which 185 (62%) were Bullish.

Among the sectors, S&P 500 Energy and Real Estate both gained 0.27 percent.

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

HEAVYWEIGHT MARKET LEADERS

+ JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) has increased 1.6% to trade at $US99.69 vs. the S&P 500 Index which strengthened 9.5 points (or 0.4%) to 2,571.6. Representing a weighting of about 1.6% of the index, the stock accounted for 6.8% of today's gain. The shares have outperformed 86% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 1.2 times average so far today.

+ Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) has lifted 2.0% to trade at $US54.84 vs. the S&P 500 Index which strengthened 8.1 points (or 0.3%) to 2,570.2. Representing a weighting of about 1.2% of the index, the stock accounted for 7.9% of today's gain. Trading volume was 1.4 times average so far today.

SECTOR BULLS

+ United Parcel Service Class B, NYSE's largest transportation services company by market capitalisation, has increased 0.3% to trade at $US119.76 vs. the Transportation services sector which strengthened 13.3 points (or 0.5%) to 2,675.4. Representing a weighting of about 48.1% of the sector, the stock accounted for 27.4% of today's gain. Trading volume was 91% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which rose 13.1 points (or 0.5%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.2%.

+ Philip Morris International, NYSE's largest tobacco company by market capitalisation, has increased 1.3% to trade at $US109.52 vs. the Tobacco sector which strengthened 20.2 points (or 0.9%) to 2,387.6. Representing a weighting of about 43.3% of the sector, the stock accounted for 63.9% of today's gain. Trading volume was 1.5 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which rose 13.1 points (or 0.5%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.8%.

+ V.F., NYSE's largest clothing & accessories company by market capitalisation, has increased 1.6% to trade at $US66.38 vs. the Clothing & accessories sector which strengthened 28.4 points (or 1.9%) to 1,557.7. Representing a weighting of about 32.0% of the sector, the stock accounted for 27.1% of today's gain. The shares have outperformed 91% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 1.5 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which rose 13.1 points (or 0.5%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 1.1%.

SECTOR BEARS

+ Time Warner, NYSE's 2nd largest broadcasting & entertainment company by market capitalisation, has decreased 0.4% to trade at $US101.83 vs. the Broadcasting & entertainment sector which weakened 221.9 points (or 7%) to 2,941.2. Representing a weighting of about 30.7% of the sector, the stock accounted for 1.6% of today's loss. Trading volume was 1.3 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which rose 13.1 points (or 0.5%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.9%.

+ Coca-Cola Company, NYSE's largest beverages company by market capitalisation, has decreased 0.5% to trade at $US46.38 vs. the Beverages sector which weakened 15.0 points (or 0.3%) to 4,227.9. Representing a weighting of about 73.9% of the sector, the stock accounted for 95.2% of today's loss. Trading volume was 82% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which rose 13.1 points (or 0.5%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -1.0%.

+ Procter and Gamble, NYSE's largest nondurable household products company by market capitalisation, has dropped 3.6% to trade at $US88.25 vs. the Nondurable household products sector which weakened 59.1 points (or 3.1%) to 1,824.5. Representing a weighting of about 80.0% of the sector, the stock accounted for 93.0% of today's loss. The shares have underperformed 95% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 2.0 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which rose 13.1 points (or 0.5%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -4.2%.

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

HeadlineO/all Price Change52-Wk High
Dover climbed 4.2% on high volume 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT in the morning, closing 1.77% higher at US$94.95US$5.45 [6.09%]US$95.19
L Brands Inc lifted 3.5% on high volume 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT in the morning, closing 0.67% higher at US$43.75US$1.75 [4.17%]US$74.72
Coach lifted 2.2% on robust volume 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT in the morning, closing 0.05% higher at US$40.3588.0c [2.23%]US$48.45
M&T Bank lifted 2.0% on robust volume 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT in the morning, closing -0.19% lower at US$165.20US$2.94 [1.81%]US$172.96
Arconic lifted 2.2% on robust volume 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT in the morning, closing -0.37% lower at US$27.1749.0c [1.84%]US$30.69

BSS News Bites alerted Unusual Falls in 3 Stocks through the day:

HeadlineO/all Price Change52-Wk Low
Kimberly-Clark dropped 2.1% on strong volume 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT in the morning, closing recovered at US$113.44-211.0 [-1.83%]US$110.33
Bristow Group sank 5.7% on high volume 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT in the morning, closing recovered at US$8.70-36.0 [-3.97%]US$6.21
Manpower dropped 3.1% on high volume 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT in the morning, closing recovered at US$122.745.0c [0.04%]-

BSS News Bites alerted 52-week Highs in 27 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price Change52-Wk High
JPMorgan Chase and Co. hits 52-week high twelfth time in one month 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT this morning, decreasing slightly to close at US$99.51US$99.51US$1.40 [1.43%]US$99.89
AbbVie hits 52-week high seventh time in one month 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT this morning, sinking sharply to close at US$96.10US$96.10-38.0 [-0.39%]US$98.26
McDonald's hits 52-week high eighth time in one month 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT this morning, sinking sharply to close at US$166.30US$166.30-20.0 [-0.12%]US$167.90
3M hits 52-week high fifth time in one month 20 October 2017 11:10 EDTUS$221.32US$2.08 [0.95%]US$221.32
Honeywell International hits 52-week high seventh time in one month 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT this morning, decreasing slightly to close at US$145.35US$145.35US$1.73 [1.2%]US$145.96

BSS News Bites alerted 52-week Lows in 7 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price Change52-Wk Low
General Electric hits 52-week low fourth time in one month 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT this morning, closing higher at US$23.83US$23.8325.0c [1.06%]US$31.30
Kellogg hits 52-week low tenth time in one month 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT this morning, closing higher at US$61.45US$61.45-25.0 [-0.41%]US$76.64
Hormel Foods hits 52-week low second time in one month 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT this morning, closing higher at US$30.74US$30.7412.0c [0.39%]US$38.84
American Campus Communities hits 52-week low fourth time in one month 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT this morning, recovering well to close at US$43.62US$43.62-15.0 [-0.34%]US$52.53
Edgewell Personal Care hits 52-week low third time in one month 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT this morning, closing higher at US$66.66US$66.66-100.0 [-1.48%]US$84.45

BSS News Bites alerted Consecutive Rises in 42 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
NL Industries accelerates rise; now up 10.3% in 2 days 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT, it closed at US$13.10US$13.1065.0c [5.22%]2
BioAmber up 21.9% in 2 days 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT, it closed at 67.0c67.0c2.0c [3.08%]17.3
NeoPhotonics keeps rising: up 10.7% in 3 days 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT, it closed at US$5.46US$5.4633.0c [6.43%]1.7
Genesco keeps rising: up 10.5% in 3 days 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT, it closed at US$25.80US$25.80US$1.90 [7.95%]2.8
Celadon Group up 6.4% in 2 days 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT, it closed at US$6.10US$6.1050.0c [8.93%]0.7

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

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Empire State Realty Trust keeps sliding: down 2.5% in 3 days 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT, it closed at US$20.47US$20.47-25.0 [-1.21%]1
AutoZone keeps sliding: down 2.7% in 3 days 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT, it closed at US$590.06US$590.06-521.0 [-0.88%]0.9
Western Asset Income Fund accelerates slide; now down 3.2% in 2 days 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT, it closed at US$15.81US$15.81-34.0 [-2.11%]1.5
Enduro Royalty Trust down 4.8% in 2 days 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT, it closed at US$4.05US$4.05-10.0 [-2.41%]2.8
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust down 4.5% in 2 days 20 October 2017 13:03 EDT, it closed at US$35.67US$35.67-132.0 [-3.57%]2.2

BSS News Bites alerted Significant uptrend in 9 Stocks through the morning, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Valhi continued its significant uptrend; climbed 4.1% 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT this morning and closed higher at US$3.36US$3.3621.0c [6.67%]2.4
Nelnet continued its significant uptrend; lifted 2.6% 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT this morning and closed higher at US$59.10US$59.10US$2.55 [4.51%]2
Global Ship Lease continued its significant uptrend; increased 0.6% 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT this morning and closed higher at US$1.58US$1.583.0c [1.94%]0.9
NACCO Industries continued its significant uptrend; increased 1.7% 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT this morning and closed higher at US$40.05US$40.05US$1.15 [2.96%]0.4
Ocwen Financial continued its significant uptrend; increased 1.0% 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT this morning but closed lower at US$3.89US$3.893.0c [0.78%]0.3

BSS News Bites alerted Significant downtrend in 10 Stocks in the afternoon, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Carbo Ceramics continued its significant downtrend; dropped 3.9% 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT this morning but closed higher at US$6.66US$6.6622.0c [3.42%]1.1
RAIT Financial Trust continued its significant downtrend; dropped 2.8% 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT this morning but closed higher at 54.0c54.0c0.50 [0.93%]1.1
FMC Technologies continued its significant downtrend; decreased 1.8% 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT this morning but closed higher at US$24.96US$24.96-14.0 [-0.56%]1.3
Superior Energy Services continued its significant downtrend; decreased 1.7% 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT this morning but closed higher at US$8.85US$8.85-5.0 [-0.56%]0.7
Carvana continued its significant downtrend; decreased 1.9% 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT this morning but closed higher at US$13.34US$13.34-12.0 [-0.89%]1

BSS News Bites alerted that 26 Stocks outperformed on Relative Strength through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Restoration Hardware Holdings lifted 2.6% - outperforming 83% of stocks 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT, it closed at US$83.79US$83.79US$3.48 [4.33%]0.4
Wabash National lifted 2.1% - outperforming 93% of stocks 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT, it closed at US$22.76US$22.7681.0c [3.69%]0.5
ConocoPhillips increased 0.6% - outperforming 85% of stocks 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT, it closed at US$50.25US$50.2554.0c [1.09%]0.6
Dick's Sporting Goods lifted 2.6% - outperforming 93% of stocks 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT, it closed at US$26.67US$26.6767.0c [2.58%]0.7
DineEquity lifted 2.2% - outperforming 92% of stocks 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT, it closed at US$45.83US$45.8375.0c [1.66%]1.4

BSS News Bites alerted that 28 Stocks underperformed on Relative Strength through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Simon Property decreased 1.0% - underperforming 84% of stocks 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT, it closed at US$164.72US$164.72-80.0 [-0.48%]0.8
American Assets Trust dropped 2.3% - underperforming 91% of stocks 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT, it closed at US$39.07US$39.07-80.0 [-2.01%]1.4
AT&T decreased 0.6% - underperforming 88% of stocks 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT, it closed at US$35.54US$35.54-15.0 [-0.42%]1.7
Universal Technical Institute decreased 1.8% - underperforming 86% of stocks 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT, it closed at US$3.32US$3.321.0c [0.3%]0
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International decreased 1.9% - underperforming 94% of stocks 20 October 2017 11:10 EDT, it closed at US$12.13US$12.13-35.0 [-2.8%]0.5