Reaffirming Guidance For 2014 Essay

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Reaffirming guidance for 2014
10/24/2014

Last week the S&P 500 Index recovered from a 4.5% intraday drop Wednesday with a 4% gain Thursday and Friday. The week ended with a decline of only 1%. And while the rebound late last week was comforting, it is not indicative of the past.

We note that selling pressure covered various sectors of the market, specifically the two classic defensive sectors: health care and consumer staples.

The following table includes the S&P 1500 stocks that went up the most from Tuesday’s market close through Friday.
20 S&P 1500 stocks with the biggest gains:
Company
Ticker
Industry
Total return - Oct. 14 close through Oct. 17
Total return - YTD
Total return - 3 years
Arch Coal Inc.
ACI, -2.07%
Coal
26%
-56%
-87%
8x8 Inc.
EGHT, -0.29%
Semiconductors
20%
-31%
60%
QLogic Corp.
QLGC, +2.48%
Computer Communications
16%
-9%
-20%
SunEdison Inc.
SUNE, -1.57%
Semiconductors
16%
27%
187%
U.S. Silica Holdings Inc.
SLCA, -0.04%
Other Metals/ Minerals
16%
40%
N/A
JetBlue Airways Corp.
JBLU, -1.64%
Airlines
15%
27%
144%
Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc.
MNTA, -1.89%
Biotechnology
15%
-36%
-12%
United Rentals Inc.
URI, -1.80%
Finance/ Rental/ Leasing
14%
32%
410%
Zep Inc.
ZEP, -0.73%
Industrial Specialties
14%
-17%
4%
Universal Forest Products Inc.
UFPI, -0.08%
Forest Products
14%
-10%
98%
Textron Inc.
TXT, -1.23%
Industrial Conglomerates
14%
0%
105%
Louisiana-Pacific Corp.
LPX, -1.23%
Forest Products
13%
-23%
143%
Xilinx Inc.
XLNX, -2.80%
Semiconductors
13%
-9%
46%
Chesapeake Energy Corp.
CHK, +1.84%
Oil & Gas Production
13%
-20%
-18%
Skyworks Solutions Inc.
SWKS, -1.05%
Semiconductors
13%
80%
142%
Fabrinet
FN, -1.54%
Electronic Components
13%
-22%
-6%
KB Home
KBH, +0.06%
Homebuilding
13%
-15%
155%
Emergent BioSolutions Inc.
EBS, -0.20%
Biotechnology
12%
-2%
23%
Granite Construction Inc.
GVA, -1.53%
Engineering and Construction
12%
-1%
75%
Domino’s Pizza Inc.
DPZ, +0.60%
Restaurants
12%
23%
237%
Source: FactSet
Some of those stocks increased because of announcements, including Chesapeake Energy Corp., which said Thursday it had agreed to sell roughly 1,500 oil wells in West Virginia and Pennsylvania to Southwestern Energy Co. for $5.4 billion.(They are selling assets)

The above information shows how volatile the market has been over recent weeks. Please note that their earrings have been matching expectations and do not seem dependent on the Fed’s easy money policy. A list of the 20 worst performers for the same period last week:
20 S&P 1500 stocks with the biggest losses
Company
Ticker
Industry
Total return - Oct. 14 close through Oct. 17
Total return - YTD
Total return - 3 years
Netflix Inc.
NFLX, +2.68%
Movies/ Entertainment
-19%
22%
275%
Urban Outfitters Inc.
URBN, +0.60%
Apparel/ Footwear Retail
-14%
-7%
45%
NetScout Systems Inc.
NTCT, +1.02%
Technology Services
-14%
13%
260%
Monster Worldwide Inc.
MWW, -0.38%
Internet Software/ Services
-14%
-34%
-34%
G-III Apparel Group Ltd.
GIII, -0.11%
Apparel/ Footwear
-11%
8%
233%
Covidien PLC
COV, -0.93%
Medical Specialties
-11%
38%
135%
Sanderson Farms Inc.
SAFM, -0.28%
Food: meat/ Fish/ Dairy
-10%
23%
107%
DXP Enterprises Inc.
DXPE, +0.54%
Industrial Machinery
-8%
-43%
277%
Cal-Maine Foods Inc.
CALM, -2.23%
Food: Specialty Candy
-8%
45%
229%
Luminex Corp.
LMNX, +0.25%
Biotechnology
-8%
9%
1%
Francesca’s Holdings Corp.
FRAN, +0.08%
Apparel/ Footwear Retail
-7%
-29%
-33%
Comerica Inc.
CMA, +0.16%
Major Banks
-6%
-2%
89%
Fifth Third Bancorp
FITB, +0.05%
Regional Banks
-6%
-7%
85%
Invacare Corp.
IVC, +0.37%
Medical Specialties
-6%
-43%
-44%
Time Inc.
TIME, -2.06%
Publishing
-6%
N/A
N/A
Cantel Medical Corp.
CMN, -1.25%
Medical Specialties
-5%
13%
291%
Central Garden & Pet Co. Class A
CENTA, -0.13%
Consumer Sundries
-5%
15%
-1%
Vicor Corp.
VICR, +15.36%
Electronic Components
-5%
-27%
12%
Knowles Corp.
KN, -3.49%
Electronic Components
-5%
N/A
N/A
M&T Bank Corp.
MTB, +0.56%
Regional Banks
-5%
5%
71%
Source: FactSet
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