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Sep 30, 2014

Wall St rises on tech strength; investors watch dollar

NEW YORK, Sept 30 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were higher on
Tuesday, lifted by strength in technology shares, but the S&P
500 and Nasdaq were on track for a negative month in September.

Major indexes fluctuated between positive and negative
territory, with analysts citing concerns about the strength of
the dollar but also seeking bargains following Monday’s decline.

Sep 30, 2014

Restaurant stocks have bullish technicals -MKM

NEW YORK, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Shares of restaurant companies
were mostly lower on Tuesday, though MKM Partners wrote that a
number of names in the space appeared poised to outperform on a
technical basis.

Jack in the Box Inc hit its second all-time high in
as many days on Tuesday, up 1.2 percent to $68.50 and “breaking
out of a six month base,” wrote Jonathan Krinsky, MKM’s chief
market technician in Greenwich, Connecticut. The stock “now
looks to have room up to the mid $70s.”

Sep 30, 2014

Wall St edges lower; investors watch dollar strength

NEW YORK, Sept 30 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were slightly
lower on Tuesday, pulling back from the gain indicated by
futures, as the dollar rose and weighed on multinational names.

Major indexes are on track for a negative month, though they
remain set to gain over the third quarter. The S&P 500 and
Nasdaq are both on track for their seventh straight quarterly
advance.

Sep 30, 2014

Futures imply higher open, indexes set for Q3 gain

NEW YORK, Sept 30 (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures
pointed to modest gains at the open on Tuesday, indicating a
rebound from the previous session’s decline as investors once
again used a pullback as a buying opportunity.

Market volatility has surged of late, with the S&P 500
posting closing moves greater than 0.5 percent in five of the
past six sessions. Earlier this month, the benchmark index went
14 sessions without such a move, its longest such streak since
1995, according to MKM Partners. The CBOE Volatility index
, a measure of investor anxiety, climbed by more than a
third in September.

Sep 30, 2014

RBC sees value in small-cap stocks

NEW YORK, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Small-cap stocks have been
pressured of late, with investors fretting that the group’s
valuation has become untenable, though RBC Capital Markets on
Tuesday wrote it sees outsized potential in smaller names.

The group has taken the brunt of the recent market decline,
with the Russell 2000 down 7.5 percent from a record
close hit in March, far steeper than the S&P 500′s 1.7
percent drop from its own high, a divergence RBC wrote
represented a contraction in valuations rather than changing
fundamentals.

Sep 30, 2014

EBay jumps in premarket, to spin off PayPal

NEW YORK, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Shares of eBay Inc
jumped in premarket trading on Tuesday, moving on the heaviest
volume of any premarket stock after it said it would spin off
its PayPal division into a publicly traded company.

The stock jumped 12 percent to $59.10, with more than 1.2
million shares exchanging hands minutes after the stock was
opened following a halt. Shares were on track for their biggest
one-day advance since April 2012, and looked to return to
positive territory for the year.

Sep 30, 2014

Stock futures edge up; S&P set for 7th straight quarterly gain

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures were modestly higher on Tuesday, indicating a rebound from the previous session’s decline as investors once again used a pullback as a buying opportunity.

* Market volatility has surged of late, with the S&P 500 posting closing moves greater than 0.5 percent in five of the past six sessions. Earlier this month, the benchmark index went 14 sessions without such a move, its longest such streak since 1995, according to MKM Partners. The CBOE Volatility index, a measure of investor anxiety, climbed by more than a third in September.

Sep 30, 2014

Futures edge up; S&P set for 7th straight quarterly gain

NEW YORK, Sept 30 (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures were
modestly higher on Tuesday, indicating a rebound from the
previous session’s decline as investors once again used a
pullback as a buying opportunity.

* Market volatility has surged of late, with the S&P 500
posting closing moves greater than 0.5 percent in five of the
past six sessions. Earlier this month, the benchmark index went
14 sessions without such a move, its longest such streak since
1995, according to MKM Partners. The CBOE Volatility index
, a measure of investor anxiety, climbed by more than a
third in September.

Sep 29, 2014

Civeo has biggest one-day drop ever on heavy volume

NEW YORK, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Shares of Civeo Corp
lost almost half of their value on Monday, with the stock
suffering its biggest one-day decline in its history on its
heaviest ever volume.

The plunge came after the oilfield company, which was spun
off by Oil States International Inc earlier this year,
said it would not convert to a real estate investment trust,
instead relocating to Canada for tax purposes.

Sep 29, 2014

Wall St falls, but off lows of the session

NEW YORK, Sept 29 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were lower on
Monday, but major indexes were off their lows of the day as
investors once again used market weakness as a chance to add to
positions.

The losses were modest but broad; all ten primary S&P 500
sectors fell on the day, led by energy shares, which
were down 0.8 percent.