Making the list of Trending Ticker today as measured by your Yahoo Finance Ticker searches are:
Sonic (SONC) - The burger chain is soaring after a strong earnings beat.
Walgreen (WAG) - The drugstore chain is higher as it plans to close 76 unprofitable drugstores by August as part of a plan to save $40 million to $50 million per year
Disney (DIS) - Bob Iger is back on a buying binge, this time buying YouTube video studio Maker for $500 million
Himax (HIMX) - The chip maker is sliding after a Merrill analyst downgraded the stock due to a highly competitive market
And our top trending ticker today, Carnival (CCL)
Shares of the cruise ship operator are plunging 5% as management cut full year forecasts after it was forced to decrease prices to attract passengers. The company also said it might lose money in the current quarter. Analysts had been expecting Carnival to make seven cents.
Carnival’s fortunes have been battered over the last few years starting with the sinking of it’s Costa Concordia in 2012. That disaster was followed last year by an on-board fire that disabled the engine on the Carnival Triumph, leaving passengers and crew stranded for nearly a week. Earlier this year a Princess cruise (a subsidiary of Carnival) was aborted after the highly contagious norovirus struck leaving 180 passengers with severe gastrointestinal illness.
That’s your trending ticker for today, we’ll see you here on Wednesday.