Following the market opening Tuesday, the Dow traded down 1.52 percent to 24,606.47 while the NASDAQ declined 1.09 percent to 7,662.88. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.96 percent to 2,747.11.
Leading and Lagging Sectors;
Tuesday morning, the utilities shares surged 0.67 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Atlantic Power Corporation AT 3.66% up 4 percent, and New Jersey Resources Corporation NJR 1.98% up 2 percent.
In trading on Tuesday, materials shares fell 2.33 percent.
Roche announced plans to acquire outstanding shares of Foundation Medicine, Inc. FMI 28.37% for $2.4 billion.
The offer price of $137 per share represents a 29 percent premium over FMI’s closing price on Monday.
Equities Trading UP;
Gevo, Inc. GEVO 43.52% shares shot up 39 percent to $17.6508. Gevo shares surged around 262 percent on Monday after the EPA announced it has approved up to a 16 percent blend of isobutanol for use in automobiles.
Shares of Foundation Medicine, Inc. FMI 28.37% got a boost, shooting up 28 percent to $136.7173 after Roche announced plans to acquire outstanding shares of FMI for $137 per share in cash.
Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. NEPT 26.5% shares were also up, gaining 28 percent to $3.1314 after the company reported a multi-year deal with Canopy Growth for supplementing of Canopy’s extraction, refinement, and extract product formulation capacity.
Equities Trading DOWN;
PagSeguro Digital Ltd. PAGS 13.12% shares dropped 13 percent to $27.83 after reporting a follow-on offering. Credit Suisse downgraded PagSeguro Digital from Neutral to Underperform.
Shares of Tellurian Inc. TELL 10.29% were down 10 percent to $9.77. Tellurian priced its 12 million share offering of common stock for gross proceeds of $118.8 million.
Commercial Metals Company CMC 5.22% was down, falling around 6 percent to $22.705. Bank of America downgraded Commercial Metals from Neutral to Underperform.
In commodity news, oil traded down 1.41 percent to $64.92 while gold traded down 0.34 percent to $1,275.80.
Silver traded down 1.06 percent Tuesday to $16.265, while copper fell 1.95 to $3.068.
European shares were lower today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 dropped 0.73 percent, the Spanish Ibex Index fell 0.48 percent, while Italy’s FTSE MIB Index dipped 0.39 percent. Meanwhile the German DAX dropped 1.25 percent, and the French CAC 40 fell 1.16 percent while U.K. shares fell 0.50 percent.
The Treasury is set to auction 4-and 52-week bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.