Dow Jones Industrial Average Cools with Oil Prices

2 Biotech Stocks Getting Burned By Analysts

Mar 16, 2017 at 12:01 PM
facebook twitter linkedin

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) has given up its early gains, as stocks cool following yesterday's Fed decision. The S&P 500 Index (SPX) and Nasdaq Composite (COMP) have also been pulled lower, after the latter came within a point of all-time highs, with broad losses from healthcare stocks weighing on the indexes. Meanwhile, oil prices remain in focus after crude futures snapped a seven-session losing streak yesterday. At last check, April crude futures were down 0.3% at $48.73 per barrel. Traders also continue to digest this morning's economic data, including the latest jobless claims numbers. 

Continue reading for more on today's market -- and don't miss:

  • The $1 billion news boosting Tesla stock
  • Why analysts are throwing in the towel on these 2 biotech stocks
  • Plus, Electronic Arts options bears step up; GoPro's big day; and the potential takeover target taking a dive. 

stock market news today

Among the names seeing accelerated options trading today is video game stock Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA). Put options are active today, as the shares pull back after hitting a fresh record high of $91.82 out of the gate, last seen at $89.58. In fact, puts are trading at nine times the normal rate for this point in the day, with volume driven by what appears to be a ratio put spread involving the weekly 4/7 85- and 87.50-strike puts. Elsewhere, heavy buy-to-open activity seems to be taking place at the March 90 put, which expires tomorrow. Despite today's weakness, EA stock has been brilliant on the charts, adding close to 39% during the past 52 weeks. 

One of the top stocks on the Nasdaq today is GoPro Inc (NASDAQ:GPRO), with shares of the camera maker rallying 14.1% to $8.40, after the company announced plans to cut jobs and gave a promising first-quarter revenue prediction. Still, GPRO stock has a lot of ground to make up with shareholders, since its 52-week high from October stands at $17.68.

gopro stock news

On the other end of the Nasdaq is drug stock Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ:INCY), which has given back 3% today trade at $148, pulling back from yesterday's record highs. The shares have more than doubled in value over the past year, and analysts are now suggesting the company could be a buyout target. 

Don't miss the stock market's big finish. Sign up now for Schaeffer's Market Recap.


Stop leaving money on the table with the same old broken options trading approach...

There is no options strategy that more perfectly capitalizes during earnings season better than this simple call and put buying strategy. Perfect for aggressive traders looking to recover their suffering portfolios so far in 2022. With the simplest possible options strategy, Schaeffer's team with 100+ years of options trading excellence, target 200% gains on every single trade. So many trades are being beaten down by the market, but don't be one of them! Don't waste another second... join us right now before the next trade is released! 

Schaeffer's Daily Bulletin Offer


Special Offers from Schaeffer's Trading Partners