The US stock market is trading lower on the last day of the trading week amid a falling dollar and after retail data showed flat growth in July, compared to an anticipated 0.4% increase.
Among the stocks gaining ground on Friday are Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE:JWN), Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACIA), Silicon Graphics International Corp (NASDAQ:SGI), Delek US Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DK), SunRun Inc (NASDAQ:RUN). In this article, we are going to take a look at the news that sent these stocks higher today and assess the hedge fund sentiment towards them.
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Shares of Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE:JWN) have gained nearly 8% so far today, after the company released its second-quarter results, which included revenue of $3.65 billion, $30 million lower than expected, while EPS of $0.67 was higher than the expected $0.56. The company also said comparable store sales were down by 1.2% during the quarter. Among the investors we track, 21 funds had a position in Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE:JWN) at the end of first quarter of 2016.
Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACIA)’s stock has surged by nearly 33% also on the back of the company’s second-quarter results. The main reason for the jump in the stock price is the 101% annual surge in revenue to $116.2 million, while EPS of $0.77 was significantly higher than the $0.19 reported for the same quarter last year. For the current quarter, Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACIA) expects revenue to be in the range of $120 million to $128 million and EPS between $0.64 and $0.76.
On the next page, we are going to discuss Silicon Graphics International Corp (NASDAQ:SGI), Delek US Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DK), and SunRun Inc (NASDAQ:RUN).