Midway through trading Friday, the Dow traded down 0.03 percent to 25,233.89 while the NASDAQ declined 0.20 percent to 7,619.50. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.09 percent to 2,768.00.
Leading and Lagging Sectors;
On Friday, the consumer staples shares surged 0.82 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição CBD 4.47% up 5 percent, and Revlon, Inc. REV 8.37% up 8 percent.
In trading on Friday, telecommunication services shares fell 0.49 percent.
Zumiez Inc. ZUMZ 1.08% reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter guidance.
Earnings came in at $(0.10), beating estimates by 4 cents. Sales came in at $206 million, beating estimates by $5 million. First-quarter comps were up 8.3 percent, with comps up 7.5 percent in May.
Equities Trading UP;
EDAP TMS S.A. EDAP 61.99% shares shot up 76 percent to $3.90. The therapeutic ultrasound company said the FDA granted a 510(k) clearance for its Focal One device for the ablation of prostate tissue.
Shares of TapImmune, Inc. TPIV 60.17% got a boost, shooting up 29 percent to $7.646. TapImmune reported the pricing of 17.5 million share common stock offering at $4 per share.
Stitch Fix, Inc. SFIX 14.34% shares were also up, gaining 13 percent to $22.23 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its third quarter. The company also announced the launch of Stitch Fix Kids.
Equities Trading DOWN;
MicroVision, Inc. MVIS 9.44% shares dropped 9 percent to $1.295 after reporting an $18 million common stock offering.
Shares of Iteris, Inc. ITI 5.5% were down 6 percent to $4.62 after the company posted downbeat Q4 results.
Profire Energy, Inc. PFIE 8.75% was down, falling around 10 percent to $4.12 after announcing a 7.5 million share common stock offering.
In commodity news, oil traded down 0.41 percent to $65.68 while gold traded down 0.06 percent to $1,302.20.
Silver traded down 0.30 percent Friday to $16.765, while copper rose 0.63 to $3.2955.
European shares were lower today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 fell 0.23 percent, the Spanish Ibex Index fell 0.83 percent, while Italy’s FTSE MIB Index declined 1.91 percent. Meanwhile the German DAX slipped 0.41 percent, and the French CAC 40 fell 0.01 percent while U.K. shares fell 0.30 percent.
US wholesale inventories rose 0.1 percent for April.
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