If you read the posts from earlier in the day you can guess what the low print of the day was in the S&P 500.  1294 to the point.  A perfect touching of the Libya intraday low of a few weeks ago.   No surprise it is being defended but thus far the bull's efforts have been relatively weak.  We'll see what magic - if any - is in store the next 2 hours.  Traditionally you would not expect anything positive in the closing hours of a day like this.

I have a group of about 2400 stocks/ETFs that are in my universe (loosely).  These are names that have some decent size to them ($300M+ market cap), and at least 100,000 in daily volume, and a stock price over $10.  Of that 2400 there are only 120ish which are green on the day.  That includes some inverse ETFs.   So this clearly fits the definition of a 90% down day (indeed, we're around 95%).

If interested here are the names that are positive - some have clear catalysts such as Green Mountain Roasters (GMCR) and Starbucks (SBUX) but on days like today I like to look for those who can pull a Kermit, and if they are not a utility or healthcare stock that might be seen as a safe haven, I like to investigate further.  With oil down $3ish something like airline stocks would also be expected to rally.

Here are the names gaining at least 1.5% today; I've shaded the inverse ETFs - interestingly with all the hand wringing out of China today due to the import/export numbers we have some Chinese stocks on the list.  NFLX, FN, and JDSU are recovering from some recent beatings...


TickerCompany Mkt Change
GMCRGreen Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc.             6,17938.18%
RCRCRC2 Corp.                 47517.46%
HGSIHuman Genome Sciences Inc.             4,85412.66%
SMTCSemtech Corp.             1,42612.53%
SBUXStarbucks Corp.           25,7679.21%
LEAPLeap Wireless International Inc.                 9838.88%
TZADirexion Daily Small Cap Bear 3X Shares             1,473 7.45%
AUTCAutoChina International Ltd.                 7096.91%
IRMIron Mountain Inc.             5,2656.39%
MYRGMYR Group, Inc.                 4725.88%
MWThe Men's Wearhouse, Inc.             1,3835.57%
QCORQuestcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.                 8105.55%
FAZDirexion Daily Financial Bear 3X Shares             4,139 5.54%
CHSICatalyst Health Solutions, Inc.             2,3755.47%
DKDelek US Holdings Inc.                 6035.41%
HTHTChina Lodging Group, Limited             1,0575.18%
AREXApproach Resources, Inc.                 7834.87%
SAFMSanderson Farms, Inc.                 9424.51%
AVAVAeroVironment, Inc.                 7094.28%
SVN7 Days Group Holdings Limited                 9554.06%
SKFProShares UltraShort Financials             1,590 3.81%
SNDAShanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd.             3,0283.76%
JOSBJos. A Bank Clothiers Inc.             1,2623.68%
NFLXNetflix, Inc.           10,2073.66%
SDSProShares UltraShort S&P500             2,187 3.44%
QIDProShares UltraShort QQQ             3,115 3.10%
HRBH&R Block, Inc.             4,6353.09%
FNFabrinet                 6922.73%
YOKUYouku.com Inc. American Deposit             4,2132.66%
MCPMolycorp, Inc.             4,0012.63%
EDMCEducation Management Corporation             1,4572.60%
ALLTAllot Communications Ltd.                 3152.43%
CYOUChangyou.com Limited             1,8172.30%
SWYSafeway Inc.             8,1042.18%
PGHPengrowth Energy Trust             4,1852.03%
NOAHNoah Holdings Ltd. American Dep                 7481.97%
DWADreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.             2,2091.91%
CCCCalgon Carbon Corporation                 7941.63%
SYNASynaptics Inc.                 9381.52%
JDSUJDS Uniphase Corporation             4,7401.51%