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Aug 5, 2015 at 12:03 PM
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is moving higher this afternoon, even as media heavyweight Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) absorbs heavy losses after its earnings release. Conversely, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has pared most of yesterday's drop, despite some ugly analyst attention. This, along with yet another all-time high from Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), is contributing to a 1.2% lead for the Nasdaq Composite (COMP). Aside from earnings, traders were pleased to see the ADP employment report -- a precursor to Friday's nonfarm payrolls report -- miss estimates, hoping the lukewarm data could push back a rate hike. Echoing this, Fed Governor Jerome Powell said that unlike Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart, he's not sure if he supports a September rate hike.


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Among the stocks with notable options activity is Sealed Air Corp (NYSE:SEE), with both calls and puts crossing at 17 times the amount expected. The food packaging stock is 1.7% higher at $54.94 -- and earlier hit a record high of $55.25 -- after the company yesterday announced it's acquiring B+ Equipment. 


One of the top gainers on the Nasdaq is Arrowhead Research Corp (NASDAQ:ARWR), thanks to better-than-anticipated fiscal third-quarter numbers. Shares of the drugmaker are 15.3% higher today at $6.95, but that still puts them a ways from their annual high of $17.42 from last September. 


One of the top losers on the Nasdaq is Etsy Inc (NASDAQ:ETSY), after a disappointing second-ever trip to the earnings confessional. The company not only netted another quarterly loss, but warned investors of additional troubles in the future. The crafts marketplace stock is now 21.7% lower at $15.05 -- below its IPO price.




The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is 1.1 points, or 8.1%, lower, and earlier hit an annual low of 10.88. 


Today's put/call volume ratio on the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) is 1.72, with puts almost doubling calls. The SPY was 1.7 points, or 0.8%, higher at $211.10 at last check. 


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