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MarketWatch MarketPulseSep 25, 2020
Stocks open mostly lower on rising case counts, stimulus stalemate
U.S. stocks opened mostly lower Friday morning as investors hunted for a positive catalyst amid an array of headwinds. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost about 135 points or 0.5% to open near 26,680, while the S&P 500 slipped 10 points, 0.3%, opening near 3,237. The Nasdaq Composite was about 10 points higher, near 10,680, a gain of 0.1%. Stock benchmarks are on track to mark a fourth straight week of losses as concerns grow over the U.S. election, the lack of additional stimulus to support the economy, and rising COVID-19 case counts around the globe. Orders for durable goods rose 0.4% in August, the Commerce Department said Friday, signaling slowing momentum in the economy. Shares of NVIDIA Corporation rose in early trade after a price-target increase. The chipmaker is the S&P 500 component that's gained the most in the year to date - 110%.

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Yahoo BusinessSep 25, 2020
Novavax initiates late-stage COVID-19 vaccine trial in UK
For those that thought the extreme market volatility was behind us, think again. This month, another burst of volatility was brought on by concerns about the U.S. economic recovery, hefty valuations, and a second wave of COVID-19. While challenging at times, Wall Street pros believe the healthcare space is becoming more exciting, with several long-term tailwinds on the horizon.As healthcare stocks tend to be riskier in nature, we narrowed our search to include only the best of the best, according to the analyst community.TipRanks' database revealed three such stocks that won't break the bank; each one trades for less than $5 per share and has earned a "Strong Buy" consensus rating from the Street's pros. Not to mention triple-digit upside potential is on the table here.VYNE Therapeutics (VYNE)Using its Molecule Stabilizing Technology (MST) platform, VYNE Therapeutics hopes to solve some of the most difficult therapeutic challenges. Given the strong performance of one of its products and its $1.52 share price, some members of the Street think that now is the time to snap up shares.Singing the healthcare name's praises is Cantor analyst Louise Chen. "We continue to believe the market opportunity for VYNE's products and pipeline are underappreciated. Therefore, upwards earnings revisions and multiple expansion should drive VYNE shares higher, in our view," the analyst opined.Chen is particularly excited about Amzeeq, which is the first topical minocycline product in the U.S. designed

Yahoo BusinessSep 25, 2020
J.P. Morgan Says These 3 Stocks Could Surge Over 100% From Current Levels
After the summer bulls, markets corrected themselves - but more than that, the selling was highly concentrated in the tech sector. The tech-heavy NASDAQ is now leading the on the fall, having lost 11.5% since September 2.JPMorgan strategist Marko Kolanovic points out that much of the market is now well-positioned for a rebound. Kolanovic believes that stocks will head back up in the last quarter of the year."Now we think the selloff is probably over. Positioning is low. We got a little bit of a purge, so we think actually market can move higher from here," Kolanovic noted.Acting on Kolanovic's outlook, JPMorgan's stock analysts are starting to point out their picks for another bull run. These are stocks that JPM believes they may double or better over the coming year. Running the tickers through TipRanks' database, we wanted to find out what makes them so compelling.NexTier Oilfield Solutions (NEX)The first JPM pick is NexTier, a provider of oilfield support services. The oil industry is more than just production companies. There are a slew of companies that provide drilling expertise, fluid technology for fracking, geological expertise, pumping systems - all the ancillary services that allow the drillers to extract the oil and gas. That is the sector where NexTier lives.Unfortunately, it's a sector that has proven vulnerable to falling oil prices and the economic disruption brought on by the coronavirus pandemic crisis. Revenues fell from Q1's $627 million to $196 million in Q2; EPS was negative in

MarketWatch MarketPulseSep 25, 2020
Sunworks stock pulls back, after disclosing delisting notice received just before the recent rally
Sunworks Inc. stock's recent rocket ride higher came at a good time for the photovoltaic-based power systems company. The stock tumbled 18.6% in premarket trading Friday, after the company disclosed that on Sept. 22, it has received a delisting notice from the Nasdaq, because it has failed to comply with the minimum bid price requirement, which states companies must maintain a minimum closing bid price for its stock of at least $1 a share. "The company is monitoring the bid price of its common stock and will consider options available to it to achieve compliance," Sunworks said in a statement. But after the stock closed at 77 cents on Sept. 22, it soared 50.4% on Wednesday to $1.16 and 238.8% on Thursday to close at $3.93. The rally came after the shares of SPI Energy Co. Ltd. , which also operates in the photovoltaic market, blasted 1,236.5% higher on Wednesday after the company announced it was starting an electric-vehicle subsidiary. Sunworks shares have more than tripled (up 214.4%) year to date through Thursday, while the S&P 500 has inched up 0.5%.

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KiplingerSep 24, 2020
Stock Market Today 9/24/20: Tech Props up a Tepid Market
A roller coaster market rebounded Thursday from yesterday's selloff as rising tech stocks more than offset another day of concerning economic news.

Today's disappointing data came in the form of jobless claims. First-time applications for unemployment benefits ticked higher this week, which was taken as another indication that the economic recovery is slowing down.

SEE MORE 13 Best Warren Buffett Growth Stocks Investors responded by piling into big stocks with outsized profit prospects such as Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT) and Google-parent Alphabet (GOOGL). Indeed, Apple and Microsoft, with gains of 1% and 1.3%, respectively, were among the Dow's top gainers. Google, for its part, chipped in with a 1% rise in shares. 

The tech sector may be doing comparatively well this year, but broader market sentiment continues to be a challenge, market strategists say.

"The explosive growth numbers seen earlier this summer - in housing, industrial production, retail sales and elsewhere - have moderated to more-normal levels," says Argus Research. "Stock market optimism has faded, though within the context of a typically down market month. Investors approach what has historically been the best quarter for stocks echoing the uncertainty they felt during the first quarter."

The blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the session up 0.2% at 26,815.

Other action in the market today:

The Nasdaq Composite inched up 0.4% to 1

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