Ellie Mae (ELLI) tanked late Thursday after the finance software-maker missed Wall Street's second-quarter expectations and issued consensus-lagging September quarter guidance. In after-hours trading on the stock market today, Ellie Mae plunged 21.8%, to 86, after closing down 3.1%, at 109.90. Shares recently broke out of a flat base after hitting a 114.48 buy point, but have closed in the red the past two trading days.
Biotech stocks toppled midday Thursday in line with broader indexes, and included pitfalls from large players like Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX), United Therapeutics (UTHR) and Spark Therapeutics (ONCE) as long-term views look weak or uncertain. In afternoon trading on the stock market today, Vertex dove 5.5%, near 154.40; United fell 4.7%, near 125.20; and Spark dipped 3.6%, near 70.10. Broadly, IBD's 439-company biotech industry group lost 2.4%, reflecting major indexes that trended down.
AstraZeneca (AZN) not only failed in a lung cancer trial — which had the side effect of sending rival Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) spiraling — but its partnership with Dow's Merck (MRK) appears to be "an admission of defeat in the initial immuno-oncology race." Shares of AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers sold off in droves early Thursday. On the stock market today, AstraZeneca took a pitfall to a five-month low, down 14.6%, near 29. Bristol, too, plunged 3.2%, near 54.20.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".