|Day Low/High||8.04 / 8.35|
|52 Wk Low/High||0.65 / 9.72|
What's most notable today are the pockets of strong speculative action.
Smaller stocks that were big winners are coming back down right now, and here are some on my screen.
It is logical that stocks consolidate a little as we head into earnings season.
The primary focus is on trying to put more cash to work.
This is a very healthy market and some consolidations and pullbacks would be advantageous for trading.
This is the same sort of rotation that we saw in early September.
This great trading action comes in an environment with so many dramatic news headlines.
There are a couple of things that are helping to contain the selling.
To do well in this market you have to be in the 'third market' where the values are.
There a several names that I expect to see strong earnings results from.
This isn't a market with a lot of very extended stocks so the chances of catching some names at support are good.
Coming off Nike's strong report, Big 5 uses a strategy similar to TJX and even offers a dividend.
News of Big Five Sporting Goods dividend move requires some careful reading.
So much for going to Mo's - sporting goods retailer Modell's has filed for bankruptcy protection. This is the latest such closure in the last few years, and while it eventually means good things for Dick's Sporting Goods , Foot Locker , and Big 5 Sp...
It has been portfolio cleanup time, which means saying goodbye to some stocks and hello to others.
A bunch of beaten-up value names registered double-digit percentage gains last week; we'll see if the rally can continue.
GameStop was among several slumping smaller-caps that rebounded nicely on Tuesday, but the video game retailer was hammered after hours on a sales miss and elimination of its dividend.
Investors that are balance sheet junkies (as I am) will need to be careful, and keep these changes in mind when performing calculations or reviewing data.
There are now just nine net/nets with market caps in excess of $50 million.
Let's talk about the elephant in the room: the sporting goods retailer's dividend yield.
This trio of small-caps is on the rise after a tough few months.
What is most fascinating in this index-investing based world is the amount of variability and inefficiency that still exists.
It's the kind of action that makes the markets interesting in a New Year.
When there is real market turmoil, the smaller names usually are damaged more than their large-cap cousins.
Those names in the green are not what one might expect, including some specialty retailers from my double-net value portfolio.