U.S. stocks were lower for most of the day after a business research group said U.S. consumer confidence had fallen in November. But the Dow Jones industrial average recovered lost ground to edge 0.1 percent higher, gaining 19.51 points to close Tuesday at 17,812.19. The Standard & Poor’s 500 added 2.55 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,089.14. The Nasdaq composite index inched up 0.33 points to 5,102.81.
The downing by Turkey of a Russian fighter plane that Turkey said had violated its airspace and ignored warnings added further complexity to the crisis in Syria. Russia said Turkey had betrayed it and that jets had not violated Turkish airspace, as NATO worked to reduce tensions at an extraordinary meeting.
THE QUOTE: “An escalation in geopolitical risk is sending a chill through the markets. Traders are opting to sit on the side lines, especially ahead of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday,” Stephen Innes, a senior foreign exchange trader for OANDA, said in a commentary.
The price of oil spiked after Turkey’s downing of the Russian fighter jet, but was falling back Wednesday. U.S. crude oil was down 8 cents to $42.79 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It rose $1.12, or 2.7 percent, to $42.87 a barrel in New York on Tuesday, following a 3.4-percent jump on Monday. Brent crude lost 5 cents to $46.07 a barrel. It rose $1.29, or 2.9 percent, to $46.12 a barrel in London on Tuesday.
The dollar fell to 122.33 yen from 122.43 yen in the previous trading session. The euro rose to $1.0699 from $1.0654.
C&J Energy Services Ltd (NYSE:CJES) rose +2.61% or 0.14 points on Tuesday and made its way into the gainers of the day. After trading began at $5.45 the stock was seen hitting $5.80 as a peak level and $5.30 as the lowest level. The stock ended up at $5.51. The daily volume was measured at 1.98 million shares. The company has a market cap of $646.25 million. The mean estimate for the short term price target for C&J Energy Services stands at $6.75 according to 14 Analysts. The higher price target estimate for the stock has been calculated at $14.50 while the lower price target estimate is at $4.00. On Nov 26, 2014, the shares registered one year high and the one year low was seen on Aug 25, 2015. The 50-Day Moving Average price is $5.07 and the 200 Day Moving Average price is recorded at $8.56.
Pan American Silver Corp (NASDAQ:PAAS) witnessed a rise in the market cap on Tuesday as its shares jumped +2.51% or 0.17 points. After the session commenced at $6.94, the stock reached the higher end at $7.00 while it hit a low of $6.78. With the volume soaring to 1.90 million shares, the last trade was called at $6.94. The company has a 52-week high of $12.05. The company has a market cap of $1.04 billion and there are 151.67 million shares in outstanding. The 52-week low of the share price is $5.85. Pan American Silver has rose 6.61% during the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at -24.57%. The stock price is expected to reach $7.74 in the short term. The number of analysts agreeing with this consensus is 11. The higher estimate for the short term price target is at $12.00 while the lower estimate is at $5.50. On Feb 13, 2015, the shares registered one year high at $12.05 and the one year low was seen on Aug 26, 2015. The 50-Day Moving Average price is $7.49 and the 200 Day Moving Average price is recorded at $7.68.
Och-Ziff Capital Management Group (NYSE:OZM) traded up +2.50% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $5.73. The stock had a trading volume of 1.24 million shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $6.86 and a 200-day moving average of $10.21. The stock has a market cap of $992.16 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.47. Och-Ziff Capital Management Group has dropped -42.06% during the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at -50.94%. The stock price is expected to reach $9.50 in the short term. The number of analysts agreeing with this consensus is 10. The higher estimate for the short term price target is at $15.00 while the lower estimate is at $7.00. On May 5, 2015, the shares registered one year high at $13.49 and the one year low was seen on Nov 20, 2015.