Ascent Capital Group (ASCMA) is the Barchart Chart of the Day. The security and alarm company has a Trend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 5.00+ and gained 78.35% in the last 6 months.
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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slightly lower Wednesday morning as energy companies and makers of chemicals and other materials take the biggest losses. A survey of private employers showed that hiring continued at a solid pace in August, but stocks are wrapping up a quiet month. (full story)