Stocks try for gains near end of trading year

Stocks are fighting to hold onto gains one of the last trading days of 2017. Plus, Uber’s raising cash — at a price. What does this mean for the embattled ride-hailing app, and other IPO candidates? And what’s ripple? Could it be the next big crypto play? We have answers in the crypto corner. And, as 2017 comes to a close, what’s the biggest lesson for investors?

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Winners and losers

Stocks getting hit today include JB Hunt Transport as the trucker issued Q4 guidance that missed the mark, Longfin as the blockchain-related tech company is feeling the pain on news South Korea is imposing limits on cryptocurrency trading, and Nintendo — sharesare losing ground on reports Nintendo is delaying higher-capacity Switch game cartridges, a move that could discourage third-party game developers from making Switch games.

Stocks on the rise include Chesapeake Energy as it benefits from a huge move in nat gas due to the current winter cold spell, Cheetah Mobile as the Chinese mobile internet firm added two high-profile board members, and Helios & Matheson – the parent company of MoviePass getting a big boost following a positive New York Times writeup of the subscription theatrical service.