Feb 28, 2014

WSJ | Biggest Gainers Closing February 28, 2014.

Biggest Gainers Closing
Biggest Gainers
4:47 pm ET 02/28/2014
China Ming Yang Wind Power Group ADS (MY)9,259,212$4.050.8125.00
Willbros Group (WG)905,1799.881.1413.04
Vipshop Holdings ADS (VIPS)1,415,864131.3214.7512.65
58.com ADS (WUBA)3,335,29947.295.3012.62
Dril-Quip (DRQ)1,416,594107.5611.6512.15
Tumi Holdings (TUMI)2,000,21922.162.0710.30
Nelnet Cl A (NNI)409,41140.123.6610.04
Entravision Communications (EVC)2,309,8306.630.609.95
New Media Investment Group (NEWM)1,069,65414.401.108.27
Media General (MEG)429,81218.971.448.21
Knowles (KN@)10,980,17232.152.297.67
Bonanza Creek Energy (BCEI)1,549,35249.973.557.65
Youku Tudou ADS (YOKU)13,039,63733.192.337.55
MasTec (MTZ)2,676,24940.942.877.54
E-Commerce China Dangdang ADS (DANG)18,994,44214.060.957.25
Eros International (EROS)204,92113.030.887.24
Baltic Trading (BALT)1,480,5446.850.457.03
Men's Wearhouse (MW)1,828,54353.793.376.68
Primero Mining (PPP)532,7806.480.406.58
Ducommun (DCO)119,20027.801.656.31
JinkoSolar Holding ADS (JKS)4,704,75532.721.916.20
St. Joe (JOE)631,96119.331.075.86
HudBay Minerals (HBM)25,0868.200.455.81
PetroQuest Energy (PQ)1,594,2674.730.255.58
Goodrich Petroleum (GDP)1,943,70213.620.705.42
Varonis Systems (VRNS)7,348,734$44.0022.00100.00
Central European Media Enterprises Cl A (CETV)22,063,9684.742.0374.91
Applied Optoelectronics (AAOI)481,69623.664.4623.23
China BAK Battery (CBAK)2,508,8783.710.6922.85
Highpower International (HPJ)2,186,7585.180.9622.75
Federated National Holding (FNHC)417,19015.882.1515.66
Maxwell Technologies (MXWL)1,916,22710.221.3615.35
Sky-mobi ADS (MOBI)1,061,4397.200.9214.65
RMG Networks Holding (RMGN)107,2586.030.7614.42
Arotech (ARTX)3,081,4833.410.4113.67
The9 ADS (NCTY)1,431,4042.800.3313.36
Burcon Nutrascience (BUR)8,4503.090.3512.87
Donegal Group Cl B (DGICB)2,57124.872.7712.53
Flexion Therapeutics (FLXN)105,35518.401.9511.85
Perfect World ADS (PWRD)2,767,88322.622.3911.81
MercadoLibre (MELI)3,959,514104.189.9510.56
Fred's (FRED)882,66719.931.8410.17
AirMedia Group ADS (AMCN)683,5822.560.239.87
Performant Financial (PFMT)1,269,8167.910.689.41
Iridex (IRIX)136,0369.400.799.18
Star Bulk Carriers (SBLK)418,94512.351.018.91
Carrols Restaurant Group (TAST)516,7617.100.588.90
Cara Therapeutics (CARA)1,064,84818.881.528.76
Golar LNG (GLNG)3,011,76636.602.848.41
LDR Holding (LDRH)110,17231.252.418.36
iPath Global Carbon ETN (GRN)31,627$8.760.9111.59
VelocityShares 3x Long Natural Gas ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Natural Gas Index Excess Return (UGAZ)1,860,99227.172.017.99
Direxion Daily Brazil Bear 3X Shares (BRZS)2,63662.163.896.68
Direxion Daily Russia Bear 3x Shares (RUSS)65,78217.311.086.63
ProShares Ultra DJ-UBS Natural Gas (BOIL)119,35249.102.124.51
Direxion Daily Basic Materials Bull 3X Shares (MATL)4,79557.112.414.41
db X-trackers In-Target Date Fund (TDX)6,87029.570.943.28
SPDR BofA Merrill Lynch Emerging Markets Corporate Bond ETF (EMCD)26,18231.160.993.28
Direxion Daily FTSE China Bear 3X Shares (YANG)29,17924.890.763.15
iPath Dow Jones UBS Natural Gas SubindexTotal Return ETN (GAZ)229,7083.060.093.03
Global X Central Asia&Mongolia Index ETF (AZIA)3,63613.800.402.99
ProShares UltraShort MSCI Mexico Capped IMI (SMK)4,20626.750.772.98
ProShares UltraShort MSCI Brazil Capped (BZQ)36,84991.622.652.98
ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (UVXY)5,557,18466.101.832.85
Proshares Ultra KBW Region Banking ETF (KRU)3,06387.802.362.76
db X-trackers 2020 Target Date Fund (TDH)5,60428.400.752.71
Direxion Daily Real Estate Bull 3x Shares (DRN)175,50849.131.232.57
Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bull 3x Shares (GASL)45,68934.850.852.50
E-TRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Gold ETN (UBG)7,64934.750.842.47
ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Dow Jones Select Dividend Index ETN (DVYL)7,85141.940.972.37
iPath Dow Jones UBS Grains Subindex Total Return ETN (JJG)76,81246.761.082.36
UBS AG E-TRACS linked to Dow Jones UBS Commodity Index Total Return (DJCI)11,00624.920.562.30
Teucrium Corn Fund (CORN)545,38432.480.722.27
Teucrium Soybean Fund (SOYB)2,55424.590.532.20
iPath Pure Beta Nickel ETN (NINI)10,54626.160.562.19
Varonis Systems (VRNS)7,348,734$44.0022.00100.00
Central European Media Enterprises Cl A (CETV)22,063,9684.742.0374.91
China Commercial Credit (CCCR)621,8438.402.0532.28
China Ming Yang Wind Power Group ADS (MY)9,259,2124.050.8125.00
Applied Optoelectronics (AAOI)481,69623.664.4623.23
China BAK Battery (CBAK)2,508,8783.710.6922.85
Highpower International (HPJ)2,186,7585.180.9622.75
Federated National Holding (FNHC)417,19015.882.1515.66
Maxwell Technologies (MXWL)1,916,22710.221.3615.35
CTPartners Executive Search (CTP)49,3227.000.9014.75
Sky-mobi ADS (MOBI)1,061,4397.200.9214.65
RMG Networks Holding (RMGN)107,2586.030.7614.42
Arotech (ARTX)3,081,4833.410.4113.67
The9 ADS (NCTY)1,431,4042.800.3313.36
Willbros Group (WG)905,1799.881.1413.04
Burcon Nutrascience (BUR)8,4503.090.3512.87
Vipshop Holdings ADS (VIPS)1,415,864131.3214.7512.65
58.com ADS (WUBA)3,335,29947.295.3012.62
Donegal Group Cl B (DGICB)2,57124.872.7712.53
Dril-Quip (DRQ)1,416,594107.5611.6512.15
Flexion Therapeutics (FLXN)105,35518.401.9511.85
Perfect World ADS (PWRD)2,767,88322.622.3911.81
iPath Global Carbon ETN (GRN)31,6278.760.9111.59
CorMedix (CRMD)406,2742.790.2710.72
MercadoLibre (MELI)3,959,514104.189.9510.56
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Includes common, closed end funds, ETFs, ETNs and REITS with prior day close of $2 a share or higher, with volume of at least 2,000.
x - stock is trading ex-dividend
Source: WSJ Market Data Group

Wall Street at Close Report February 28, 2014: Stocks end upbeat Feb. with S&P 500 at record. (MarketWatch).

By Anora Mahmudova, MarketWatch 
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stocks saw a mixed finish Friday, but ended February with strong monthly gains as the S&P 500 notched its 48th record close of the past year.
Stocks saw some pressure late in the session as Ukraine officials accused Russia of sending troops into the Crimea region, although the S&P 500 and the Dow managed to push back into positive territory before the closing bell.
Earlier, investors shrugged off a sharp cut in the estimate of fourth-quarter U.S. economic growth that nonetheless matched expectations and focused on better-than-expected readings from Chicago PMI and consumer-sentiment reports.
The S&P 500 SPX +0.28%  ended the day up 5.16 points, or 0.3%, at 1,859.45. The benchmark index, which turned positive for the year on Thursday, posted a 1.3% weekly gain, bringing its February rise to 4.3%.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA +0.30%  added 49.06 points, or 0.3%, to 16,321.71. The blue-chip index rose 1.4% on a weekly basis. The index saw a February rise of 4%, its largest monthly percentage gain since January 2013.
The Nasdaq Composite COMP -0.25%  was unable to shake off late pressure, ending with a loss of 10.81 points, or 0.3%, at 4,308.11. That cut the index’s weekly rise to 1.6%. The Nasdaq rose 5% over the course of the month, its biggest monthly gain since September 2013.
“We are clearly in a bull market and this market is not as overbought as it was at the end of last year,” says Chris Bouffard, chief investment officer at The Mutual Fund Store.
“With stocks at fair value and the economy still growing, our analysis of overall environment shows that we still have more tail winds to take the markets higher in 2014, albeit with bumps on the way,” he added.
Driving the stock market higher were a batch of better-than-expected economic reports.
As expected by the economists polled by MarketWatch, the government on Friday cut its estimate of U.S. growth in the waning months of 2013, mainly because consumers did not spend quite as much as originally reported. The U.S. economy expanded at a 2.4% annual pace in the fourth quarter instead of 3.2% as originally reported.
Chicago PMI accelerated in February, according to the Chicago business barometer released Friday while consumer sentiment rose, according to Friday reports on a gauge from the University of Michigan and Thomson Reuters.
A gauge of pending home sales ticked up 0.1% in January, but remained near a two-year low, signaling that upcoming activity may be slow, the National Association of Realtors reported Friday.
In corporate news, Deckers Outdoor Corp. DECK -0.23%  shares dropped more than 12%. The company, which owns footwear brands such as Ugg and Teva, said it expects full-year earnings to increase about 8%, less than the 12% growth expected by analysts, according to a Thomson Reuters survey. Deckers’s projected earnings per share and revenue also disappointed Wall Street.
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. JOSB +2.95%  shares rose 3%. The men’s retailer on Thursdayrejected the latest offer from rival Men’s Wearhouse MW +6.68% , which came to $63.50 a share. Jos. A. Bank said it’s willing to talk with Men’s Wearhouse about a higher price. Shares of Men’s Wearhouse rose 5%.
Monster Beverage Corp. MNST -0.01%  shares rose 4% after the company posted fourth-quarter earnings above estimates.
Salesforce.com Inc. CRM +0.05%  shares fell 5.8% after posting a wider loss for the fourth quarter late Thursday.
In overseas markets, Asia stocks were up slightly overall, although the Japan market logged small declines. The bigger attention was on the Chinese yuan, which had its biggest drop against the dollar in years amid widespread speculation by traders that the People’s Bank of China is massively intervening to bring down the value of the currency.
European stocksl ended in positive territory. Better-than-expected euro-zone inflation data eased pressure on the European Central Bank to cut interest rates next week at its meeting. The price of gold fell, while oil ticked higher.

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Anora Mahmudova is a MarketWatch markets reporter based in New York.

European Markets at Close Report February 28, 2014: Europe shares close flat; Bayer up 3% (CNBC)

European stocks closed flat on Friday, paring morning losses after responding to rises on Wall Street, where a final read on U.S. consumer sentiment in February came in just above expectations and existing-home sales held steady in January.
The FTSEurofirst 300 Index closed flat at 1,345.89 points, with the FTSE 100closing down 0.1 percent. However, Britain's top share index posted its best monthin seven.
U.S. stocks climbed on Friday, with the S&P 500 hitting an intraday record. U.S. consumer sentiment rose marginally this month even as concerns about the extreme weather persisted, with the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's final read coming in at 81.6, just above the 81.2 in the preliminary estimate and the January reading.
Euro zone inflation data beats
Consumer prices in the euro zone rose 0.8 percent (year-on-year) in February, according to an official flash estimate. This managed to beat market expectations of a figure of 0.7 percent and was the same as a revised figure for January.
The metric is closely watched by investors with predictions that the European Central Bank is ready to announce new stimulus measures if prices continue to show weakness.
"The increase in (euro zone) inflation of up to 0.8 percent will give European Central Bank president Mario Draghi a tiny amount of wriggle room," Alastair McCaig, a trader at IG Markets said in a research note.
The unemployment rate for the euro zone in January, also released on Friday, held steady at 12 percent which met analysts' predictions in a Reuters poll.
Meanwhile, German retail sales showed their strongest gain in seven years, according to data from the Federal Statistics Office and a Nationwide house price index for the U.K. showed the biggest year-on-year rise since May 2010 with a 9.4 percent increase.
Increasing tensions in Ukraine also curbed sentiment on Friday. The Ukrainian border guard service said on Friday that more than 10 Russian military helicopters flew from Russia into Ukrainian airspace over the Crimea region, according to Reuters. The statement added that Russian servicemen were blocking off a unit of Ukrainian border guards in city of Sevastopol in Crimea.
Interfax reported Friday morning that dozens of armed men in military uniforms had seized an airport in the capital of Ukraine's strategic Crimea region. Witnesses told the news agency that the men were wearing the same clothes as the ones who seized government buildings in the city, Simferopol, on Thursday and raised the Russian flag.
Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, appearing in public for the first time since he fled from Ukraine to Russia, said on Friday he would not give up the fight for his country's future.
In the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, he told reporters he had been forced from power by "nationalist, pro-fascist gangsters" and blamed the crisis on the West for "indulging" protesters seeking his overthrow.
Erste Bank shares fall
In stocks news, German drugmaker Bayer saw shares rise 3 percent after lifting its estimate for potential sales of new drugs,helping Germany's DAX rise by just over 1 percent.
Shares in Spanish lenderBankia were suspended in early morning trading, according to the market regulator. UBS told Reuters that the government was starting to sell part of its stake in the bank. Shares closed sharply lower, down 3.7 percent.
Austrian bank Erste saw its shares provisionally close down around 10 percent after announcing it would halve its dividend for the year, but aimed to keep its operating profit roughly stable for 2014.
Shares of Old Mutual rose 5.8 percent after reporting a rise in profits in 2013, highlighting sales that managed to come in at the top end of market expectations.
U.K. bookmaker William Hill signaled cost-cutting for the year ahead to offset the impact of a new tax regime for line gambling; shares climbed 6 percent.

FDIC | Press Release: FDIC Makes Public January Enforcement Actions.


Press Release

FDIC Makes Public January Enforcement Actions;

One Administrative Hearing Scheduled for March 2014

February 28, 2014
Media Contact:
LaJuan Williams-Young
Office: (202) 898-3876
Email: lwilliams-young@fdic.gov
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today released a list of orders of administrative enforcement actions taken against banks and individuals in January. One administrative hearing is scheduled for March 2014.
The FDIC issued a total of 39 orders, including one issued in December, and one notice. The orders included: three consent orders; eight removal and prohibition orders; one cross guarantee liability; eight civil money penalties; four section 19 orders; 14 orders terminating consent orders and cease and desist orders; one order terminating supervisory prompt corrective action directive; and one notice.
Copies of the orders referred to above can be obtained from or inspected at the FDIC's Public Information Center, 3501 Fairfax Drive, Room E-1002, Arlington, VA (telephone 703-562-2200 or 1-877-275-3342). To view all orders online, visit the FDIC's Web page by clicking the link below.
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