The major U.S. stock indices posted another negative weekly close last week, led lower by the small-cap Russell 2000, which lost 1.4% and is now down 1.9% for 2016. The tech-heavy Nasdaq 100, another perennial market leader, fell 0.3% and is down 5.7% for the year.
The market is at an important near-term decision point. Stocks must quickly and aggressively resume their advance or risk slipping into a deeper decline.
The two hardest hit sectors last week were energy (-3.3%) and financial services (-2.5%), while real estate was the best-performing sector (+3.7%). The movement in the latter two was driven by falling long-term interest rates.
Despite weakness in energy, the table below shows that the biggest positive percentage change in sector bet-related assets over the past one-month and three-month periods were into this sector. As long as these positive asset flows continue, energy stocks still have the potential to move significantly higher in the weeks and months ahead.
Top Energy Stocks To Watch For 2017: MDU Resources Group, Inc.(MDU)
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Monday, utilities shares fell by 1.08 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included South Jersey Industries Inc (NYSE: SJI), down 4 percent, and MDU Resources Group Inc (NYSE: MDU), down 4 percent.
Top Energy Stocks To Watch For 2017: Open Text Corporation(OTEX)
- [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]
One split announcement came from OpenText Inc. (OTEX) — a stock we had already added to our portfolio back in July, 2014; it has since done very well.
Top Energy Stocks To Watch For 2017: Eiffage SA (EFGSY)
- [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]
Atlantia (ATASF) (AT.IM), Eiffage (OTCPK:EFGSY) (FGR.FP), Ferrovial (OTC:FRRVF) (FER.SM), Albertis (OTC:ABFOF) (ABE.SM) and Vinci (OTCPK:VCISF) (DG.FP)