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NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Discovery Communications Inc. Class C 19.75 5.90 22:34
Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. 93.02 5.07 22:43
Discovery Communications Inc. Class A 21.04 4.99 22:57
Express Scripts Holding Co 71.55 3.67 22:25
Costco Wholesale Corp. 192.73 3.32 23:07

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
CSX Corp. 52.93 -7.64 22:57
Sirius XM Holdings Inc 5.37 -5.12 22:58
Starbucks Corp. 58.29 -2.36 23:08
Charter Communications Inc. 322.31 -1.94 22:42
Hasbro Inc 94.07 -1.88 22:57

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AstraZeneca's drug pipeline call reinforces Barclays 'top pick' in sector

AstraZeneca's drug pipeline call reinforces Barclays 'top pick' in sector

Fri, 15 December 2017

(ShareCast News) - After AstraZeneca's chief medical officer indicated 2018 will see no let-up in the flow of news about the drugs pipeline, Barclays said the shares offer significant potential upside... [more]

Segro boosted by Liberum upgrade to 'buy'

Fri, 15 December 2017

(ShareCast News) - Segro got a boost on Friday as Liberum upgraded the stock to 'buy' from 'hold' and hiked the price target to 640p from 505p as it upgraded its net asset value forecasts by around 7%... [more]

Tullow Oil in line for potential January catalyst, says Barclays

Fri, 15 December 2017

(ShareCast News) - Tullow Oil's January trading statement is likely to be a positive catalyst for the shares, said Barclays, reiterating its 'overweight' rating on Friday.... [more]

Company News [more]

Strategic Minerals renegotiates acquisition of Leigh Creek Copper Mine

Strategic Minerals renegotiates acquisition of Leigh Creek Copper Mine

Fri, 15 December 2017

(ShareCast News) - Diversified mineral production and development company Strategic Minerals announced on Friday that, after the successful completion of technical and financial due diligence on the L... [more]

Gfinity partners with Microsoft for next Halo World Championship

Fri, 15 December 2017

(ShareCast News) - International esports entertainment group Gfinity has been named as a preferred event partner to Microsoft for the forthcoming 'Halo World Championship 2018' for the next season, it... [more]

Hutchison Chi-Med begins fruquintinib trial in US

Fri, 15 December 2017

(ShareCast News) - Hutchison China MediTech, known as Chi-Med, has initiated the United States Phase I bridging clinical trial of fruquintinib, it announced on Friday.... [more]

Economic News [more]

Scottish alcohol prices could soar 90% with new minimum unit price

Fri, 15 December 2017

(ShareCast News) - The Scottish government is set to implement a minimum 50p unit price for alcohol on 1 May 2018, which will have the greatest effect on beer and cider.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Director dealings: Ashtead's top brass sell at 52-week high

Wed, 13 December 2017

(ShareCast News) - A large swathe of US-focused equipment rental company Ashtead's top brass offloaded a large part of their holdings of stock in the company even as the price hit a 52-week high.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: US data, Catalan elections in focus

Fri, 15 December 2017

(ShareCast News) - The focus in the coming week will continue to be on the ebb and flow of data out of the US, including Republicans' progress on securing passage of their tax cuts.... [more]