The sector has a serious image problem, and investors are skittish about sticking with an industry they know little about.
These names are likely to attract momentum investors looking for the next high flyer.
Illumina's new supercomputer can sequence the genetic code of a human cell at a relatively low cost. It's a milestone of huge psychological importance for science.
Apparently it's 'bad' now that retail investors have stopped pulling reams of money out of the market.
Both are expected to post growth. Analysts are also looking for strong results from Tesla Motors and Time Warner.
Two days ago was the wrong time to jump into these high fliers.
The Dow and S&P 500 move higher after 5 days of losses. Still, a strong open fades as worries about a government shutdown build. Bed Bath & Beyond jumps on strong earnings.
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