Stocks Set to Extend Win Streak on Tech Strength

Facebook is highlighting a strong day for FAANG stocks

by Karee Venema

Published on Jun 11, 2019 at 11:55 AM

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) has pared a portion of its earlier triple-digit lead, but is still sporting modest gains at midday -- putting the blue-chip index on track for a seventh straight win. In addition to stimulus buzz out of China, traders are reacting to a positive session for tech shares, with upgraded Facebook (FB) highlighting a big day for FAANG stocks. As such, the S&P 500 Index (SPX) and Nasdaq Composite (IXIC) are eyeing their sixth straight wins, which would mark their longest winning streaks since April and February, respectively.

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midday market stats june 11

Macy's Inc (NYSE:M) is seeing unusual options activity today, with roughly 11,000 calls traded, 1.4 times the expected intraday amount and six times the number of puts on the tape. Buy-to-open activity has been detected at the weekly 6/14 22- and 22.50-strike calls, as speculators bet on the retail stock tackling the strikes by this Friday's close, when the weekly series expires. Macy's shares are down 0.1% today at $21.64

Jaguar Health Inc (NASDAQ:JAGX) is at the top of the Nasdaq, after the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) said it would support animal studies for Napo Pharmaceuticals' -- a subsidiary of JAGX -- cholera drug, lechlemer. In reaction, JAGX is up 58.7% at $11.84 to trade above its 20-day moving average for the first time since late May.

CymaBay Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:CBAY) stock is near the bottom of the Nasdaq today, pressured by disappointing data for its nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) treatment. At last check, CBAY stock was down 46.2% at $5.97 -- fresh off a two-year low of $4.82, and slicing through recent support at its 200-day moving average.

cbay stock daily price chart on june 11


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