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3 Stocks in Focus – Hess Corp (NYSE:HES), Sucampo Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SCMP), Stillwater Mining Company (NYSE:SWC)

The Dow Jones industrial average ended down 290.16 points, or 1.7 percent, to 16,384.58. The S&P 500 slumped 32.17 points, or 1.6 percent, to 1,958.03 and the Nasdaq composite shed 66.72 points, or 1.4 percent, to 4,827.23.

Bonds rallied as investors sought safety. The benchmark 10-year Treasury note gained, pushing down its yield to 2.13 percent. Gold also gained.

A gauge of investor fear, the VIX index, shot up 7 percent to 23. In early July, this measure of expected swings in stock prices was 12.

In its rate decision Thursday, the Fed cited low inflation, weakness in the global economy and unsettled financial markets. Investors have been on edge about a slowdown in China and other emerging market nations since last month. The S&P 500 index is down about 8 percent from its record close of 2,130.82 set in May.

UBS strategist Julian Emanuel said a mix of other factors may have also fed the selling Friday.

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Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES) showed bearish movement during previous trade, has ended its day with a loss of -3.96% to $52.43, after opening at $53.60. A total of 3.55 million shares was exchanged during its last trading session, as compared to its average volume of 3.33 million shares. During the previous session, the company’s minimum price was $52.07, while it touched its highest price for the day at $53.98. Its earnings per share was $-1.91. Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES) proclaimed that it declared a regular quarterly dividend of 25 cents per share payable on the Common Stock of the Corporation on September 30, 2015 to holders of record at the close of business on September 21, 2015. Hess Corporation is a leading global independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas.

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Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCMP) moved -3.66% down during prior trade and closed at the price of $27.90, after opening at $28.62. Stock traded during its last trading session with the total volume of 3.54 million shares, as compared to its average volume of 1.18 million shares. During the previous session, the company’s minimum price was $27.34, while it touched its highest price for the day at $29.17. The beta value for this stock stands at 1.38 points, while its earnings per share (EPS) was $0.58. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCMP) focuses on the research and development of proprietary drugs in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. It is developing prostones, which are ion channel activators, to treat gastrointestinal, ophthalmic, and oncology-based inflammatory disorders, as well as other therapeutic applications of drug technologies. The company’s product pipeline includes AMITIZA for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation in adults; irritable bowel syndrome with constipation in adult women; opioid-induced constipation in patients with chronic non-cancer pain; chronic constipation; and pediatric functional constipation.

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Stillwater Mining Company (NYSE:SWC) showed a bearish trend during the previous trading session, reported the decrease of -3.44%, to close at $8.98, and exchange hands with the overall traded volume of 3.47 million shares. During last trade, the company’s minimum price was $8.90, while it touched its highest price of $9.31. Its market capitalization was $1.09 billion. Its beta value stands at 2.45 times and its earnings per share (EPS) was $0.13. The company has the total of 120.90 million outstanding shares. Stillwater Mining Company (NYSE:SWC) unveiled that Mick McMullen, the Company’s President and CEO will present at the following investor conferences:

  • Denver Gold Forum in Denver, Colorado on September 21, 2015. The presentation will begin at approximately 9:10 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time.

A live webcast of the presentations may be accessed through the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website:www.stillwatermining.com.

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