Crude oil prices fell again to settle at $31 per barrel to send the markets plummeting to a sharply lower close with the Dow crashing 211 points to 16,204. Nasdaq collapsed 146  points to 4,363.


On the upside


TTM Technologies (Nasdaq: TTMI) reported better than expected earnings and revenue for the fourth quarter.


Rising gold prices lifted shares of Kinross Gold (NYSE: KGC).


USG (NYSE: USG) reversed year ago losses to post a stronger than expected profit for the fourth quarter.


On the downside


Esterline Technologies (NYSE: ESL) disappointed with sharply lower first quarter earnings that missed expectations.


Quotient (Nasdaq: QTNT) priced its public offering of approximately 4.44 million common shares at the discounted price of $9.00 per share.


Genworth Financial (NYSE: GNW) reported a wider than expected loss for the fourth quarter.


In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of nearly 7 to 2 on the NYSE and by more than 4 to 1 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 crashed 35 points to 1,880. Bitcoin lost 3 points to $383. 

Job market concerns sink stocks

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Concerns about the job market sent the markets tumbling during the midday with the Dow plummeting 182 points to 16,234. Nasdaq plunged 114 points to 4,395.


On the upside


Suzhou Dongshan Precision Manufacturing will acquire Multi-Fineline Electronix (Nasdaq: MFLX) for a premium of $23.95 per share in cash.


Post Holdings (NYSE: POST) swung to a profit for the first quarter.


Synchronoss Technologies (Nasdaq: SNCR) will repurchase up to $100 million worth of common stock.


On the downside


Lions Gate Entertainment (NYSE: LGF) disappointed with lower third quarter earnings and revenue that fell short of expectations.


Splunk (Nasdaq: SPLK) stock fell after rival Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) forecast disappointing first quarter results.


YRC Worldwide (Nasdaq: YRCW) fell to a loss for the fourth quarter as revenue dropped.


In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of 5 to 2 on the NYSE and by nearly 7 to 2 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 plummeted 27 points to 1,888. Bitcoin eased a fraction to $388. 

Markets tumble as job growth slows

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The markets opened lower with the Dow tumbling 119 points to 16,297 as job growth slowed and crude oil prices slipped. Nasdaq plummeted 77 points to 4,432.


On the upside


The Food and Drug Administration granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation to Immunomedics' (Nasdaq: IMMU) triple-negative breast cancer treatment IMMU-132.


Ubiquiti Networks (Nasdaq: UBNT) reported higher second quarter earnings and revenue that beat analyst expectations.


Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN) reported sharply higher first quarter earnings that topped estimates.


On the downside


LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) reported better than expected fourth quarter earnings and revenue but the company forecast 2016 results below estimates.


Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) fell to a greater than expected loss for the fourth quarter.


Linn Energy (Nasdaq: LINE) will explore strategic alternatives to maximize the value of the company.


In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of more than 5 to 3 on the NYSE and by nearly 7 to 3 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 plummeted 23 points to 1,891. Bitcoin held steady at $389. 

First time applications for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week and crude oil prices slipped below $32 per barrel but the markets closed higher with the Dow climbing 79 points to 16,416. Nasdaq added 5 points to 4,509.


On the upside


KLR Group upgraded Atwood Oceanics (NYSE: ATW) from a Hold rating to an Accumulate rating.


Weatherford International (NYSE: WFT) reported a smaller than expected loss for the fourth quarter and announced plans to eliminate 6,000 jobs.


Tidewater (NYSE: TDW) narrowed losses for the third quarter.


On the downside


ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) widened losses for the fourth quarter and slashed its quarterly cash dividend.


Stifel downgraded Synchronoss Technologies (Nasdaq: SNCR) from a Buy rating to a Hold rating.


SPS Commerce (Nasdaq: SPSC) reported higher fourth quarter earnings that topped analyst estimates but the company forecast current quarter as well as full year revenue below expectations.


In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 5 to 3 on the NYSE and by more than 7 to 5 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 added 2 points to 1,915. Bitcoin surged $19 to $387. 

The markets retreated during the midday to trade mixed with the Dow rising 38 points to 16,375 as crude oil prices slipped. Nasdaq lost 4 points to 4,499.


On the upside


Roadrunner Transportation Systems (NYSE: RRTS) reported better than expected earnings for the fourth quarter.


Cascade Microtech (Nasdaq: CSCD) will be acquired by FormFactor (Nasdaq: FORM) for a premium of approximately $352 million in cash and stock.


JP Morgan downgraded Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) from a Neutral rating to an Underperform rating but the stock price climbed.


On the downside


Pacific Biosciences of California (Nasdaq: PACB) reported a loss for the fourth quarter.


The Mexican tax authority filed a legal claim against Primero Mining (NYSE: PPP) subsidiary Primero Empresa Minera to nullify a 2012 Advance Pricing Agreement.


Resolute Forest Products (NYSE: RFP) widened fourth quarter losses more than expected.


In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 2 to 1 on the NYSE and by nearly 2 to 1 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 added a point to 1,914. Bitcoin soared $17 to $386. 

Crude oil prices continued climbing to lift the markets to a higher open with the Dow gaining 65 points to 16,402. Nasdaq added 6 points to 4,511.


On the upside


Taylor Swift will develop a new mobile game with Glu Mobile (Nasdaq: GLUU).


TheStreet wrote that Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) had the potential to double.


Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE: HT) will form a joint venture with Cindat Capital Management for seven Manhattan hotels.


On the downside


Ralph Lauren (NYSE: RL) disappointed with lower third quarter earnings and revenue and lowered its full year forecast.


Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) cut its full year earnings guidance.


GoPro (Nasdaq: GPRO) fell to a greater than expected loss for the fourth quarter and forecast current quarter as well as full year revenue below expectations.


In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 9 to 7 on the NYSE and by 5 to 4 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 rose 4 points to 1,916. Bitcoin climbed $16 to $384. 

The markets closed sharply higher with the Dow soaring 183 points to 16,336 as crude oil prices climbed to settle over $32 per barrel. Nasdaq lost 12 points to 4,504.


On the upside


Vertex Energy (Nasdaq: VTNR) sold its re-refinery facility in Nevada for $35 million.


Rebounding crude oil prices lifted shares of Denbury Resources (NYSE: DNR).


Moody's downgraded Baytex Energy's (NYSE: BTE) Corporate Family Rating from Ba3 to Caa1 but the stock price rose as crude oil prices climbed.


On the downside


ArcBest (Nasdaq: ARCB) disappointed with sharply lower fourth quarter earnings as revenue slipped.


Investors continued to lock in profits on Capital Product Partners (Nasdaq: CPLP).


Fourth quarter earnings and revenue fell for Radware (Nasdaq: RDWR).


In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 5 to 3 on the NYSE while decliners barely edged out advancers by a slim margin on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 gained 9 points to 1,912. Bitcoin edged up a fraction to $368. 

The markets recovered early morning losses but continued trading in negative territory during the midday with the Dow falling 36 points to 16,117 even as crude oil prices rose over $31 per barrel. Nasdaq tumbled 61 points to 4,455.


On the upside


UltimateStockAlerts.com identified Voltari (Nasdaq: VLTC) as a small cap stock with great upside potential.


First quarter earnings and revenue rose for Energizer Holdings (NYSE: ENR).


Kulicke and Soffa Industries (Nasdaq: KLIC) reported a smaller than expected loss for the first quarter and forecast current quarter revenue ahead of estimates.


On the downside


MPLX (NYSE: MPLX) fell to a loss for the fourth quarter.


Fourth quarter revenue for Match Group (Nasdaq: MTCH) missed expectations.


Olin (NYSE: OLN) fell to a fourth quarter loss.


In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of nearly 10 to 9 on the NYSE while decliners edged out advancers by more than 3 to 2 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 tumbled 16 points to 1,886. Bitcoin fell $7 to $367. 

ADP reported a strong gain of 205,000 jobs in January but the markets opened sharply lower with the Dow plunging 149 points to 16,003. Nasdaq plummeted 85 points to 4,431.


On the upside


Boot Barn Holdings (NYSE: BOOT) reported higher third quarter earnings that topped analyst estimates as revenue rose.


The Food and Drug Administration granted Fast Track designation to Conatus Pharmaceuticals' (Nasdaq: CNAT) emricasan development program to treat liver cirrhosis caused by nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.


Viavi Solutions (Nasdaq: VIAV) swung to a profit for the second quarter and named Oleg Khaykin as chief executive officer.


On the downside


Navios Maritime Partners (NYSE: NMM) disappointed with lower fourth quarter earnings and revenue that fell short of expectations and the company suspended its quarterly cash distribution.


National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV) fell to a greater than expected loss for the fourth quarter as revenue tumbled.


Memorial Resource Development (Nasdaq: MRD) provided an operational update.


In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 5 to 3 on the NYSE while decliners edged out advancers by 10 to 9 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 plunged 28 points to 1,874. Bitcoin lost $4 to $370. 

Markets plunge over $30 crude oil

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The markets plummeted to close sharply lower with the Dow crashing 295 points to 16,153 as crude oil settled below $30 per barrel. Nasdaq collapsed 103 points to 4,516.


On the upside


Rumors circulated that Pacific Biosciences (Nasdaq: PACB) may be acquired by Roche.


Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) impressed with sharply higher second quarter earnings and revenue that surpassed analyst expectations and forecast current quarter results ahead of estimates.


Anavex Life Sciences (Nasdaq: AVXL) will present at the 18th Annual BIO CEO & Investors Conference on February 9, 2016.


On the downside


Pixelworks (Nasdaq: PXLW) announced the resignation of chief executive officer Bruce Walicek and reported a preliminary loss for the fourth quarter.


Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) disappointed with lower third quarter earnings that fell short of expectations and forecast current quarter earnings below estimates prompting a downgrade.


Several law firms have initiated investigations into possible breach of fiduciary duties by Cobalt International Energy (NYSE: CIE) officers and directors.


In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of nearly 4 to 1 on  both the NYSE and on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 plunged 36 points to 1,903. Bitcoin added $2 to $376. 

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