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Why Yahoo, Verizon Communications and Three Other Stocks Are on the Move Today

Markets are at a standstill on Friday as investors weighed mixed earnings reports. However, several stocks are making headlines today, including Yahoo......(read more)
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A Look Into Friday’s Top Earnings Reports: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

U.S. stocks are mixed in Friday trading, as oil tumbled and earnings have largely failed to impress. Among the companies that reported their financial......(read more)
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Market Exclusive’s Inside the FDA: This Week Bezlotoxumab from Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK)

On July 23, the Food and Drug Administration will make its decision on bezlotoxumab, brand name Zinplava, a Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) monoclonal......(read more)
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Here Is A Buywrite Strategy for the Upcoming Yahoo! Inc (YHOO) And Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Deal

The rumors are out this morning that Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) is close to an agreement to buy Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO). One intriguing way......(read more)
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Pandora, PayPal, Visa, and Other Stocks in Spotlight on Friday

After falling sharply yesterday, crude futures are in the red again today as traders prepare for the latest Baker Hughes rig count release. In this earnings......(read more)
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New York-Based Selz Capital’s Top Picks for Q3; High-Yielding Macquarie Infrastructure Corp (MIC) Retains Top Spot

The highly anticipated quarterly 13F filings for the second quarter of 2016 are slowing flowing in, enabling retail investors and analysts to examine......(read more)
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Prescott Group’s Favorite Consumer Stocks for Q3; Direct Selling Companies among Top Picks

Prescott Group Capital Management, LLC, an Oklahoma-based asset management firm founded in 1992, predominantly invests in small- and mid-capitalization......(read more)
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Latest Earnings Reports Got Investors Talking about These Stocks

The latest round of earnings releases has given a boost to US futures, pointing to a higher open today, with investors also awaiting the release of manufacturing......(read more)
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Did Hedge Funds Anticipate These M&A Deals?

Antitrust regulations, tax rules and political uncertainty marred the Merger & Acquisitions (M&A) activity in the second quarter of 2016. According......(read more)
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Massive Cluster of Insider Selling at Lennox International Inc. (LII) and 2 Other Well-Known Companies

Most investors would agree that tracking insider trading activity should play an important role in one’s stock selection and analysis process. After......(read more)
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Eros International Plc (EROS): Dalton Investments Takes Some Profit From High-Flying Stock

Gifford Combs‘ Dalton Investments is taking steps to reduce its exposure to Eros International plc (NYSE:EROS). According to a recently amended......(read more)
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Aetna/Humana Merger Blocked by DOJ, Plus Earnings From Chipotle and AT&T

Crude futures and all three index futures are in the green this morning as traders look forward to the upcoming earnings and economic data releases. Among......(read more)
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Facebook, CME Group Among 5 Stocks That Recently Hit 52-Week Highs

Seeing as how the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones are near record highs, it’s not surprising that many stocks have recently hit 52-week highs as well......(read more)
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Earnings, Other News Have These 5 Stocks In Motion Today

After opening close to flat, Wall Street is now firmly in the red as all three indexes are lower in afternoon trading and the Dow’s run of nine......(read more)
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Why Kingtone (KONE) Has Skyrocketed By 304% Today, Plus 4 Other Stocks Making Noise

U.S stocks are sliding on Thursday, along with oil, which is tumbling due to rising inventories. The Euro was also down as the European Central Bank decided......(read more)
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5 NYSE Stocks Hitting 52-Week Highs Yesterday

The markets are wavering on Thursday after U.S gasoline inventories crushed chances of a reduction in global oversupply. Market sentiment was also dented......(read more)
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Here’s Why Traders are Talking about These Five Stocks

The market is mixed on Thursday with Dow Jones and S&P 500 slightly in red, while NASDAQ has inched up since the opening bell as companies continue......(read more)
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Japan is Breathing Life into the Stem Cell Space, Astellas Pharma (ALPMF) & Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. (PSTI) Are Benefiting

Japan is the stem cell capital of the world. From the Nobel winning efforts of Shinya Yamanaka in the field of mature to pluripotent stem cell reprogramming......(read more)
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Struggling Jewelry Retailer Registers Insider Buying, Plus Insider Selling at 3 Other Companies

The “information-rich” kind of insider trading activity, namely the kind that is not conducted using pre-arranged trading plans, has slowed meaningfully......(read more)
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Earnings Overload: We Dissect the Quarterly Results at United Rentals, IMAX, and 3 Other Companies

The markets have struggled to find a direction on Thursday morning as the European Central Bank voted to keep interest rates on hold and investors await......(read more)
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Homebuilders, Airlines, and GM: Here’s How These Five Stocks Performed During Their Latest Quarters

All three index futures are close to flat as Wall Street digests the latest earnings results released by major corporations. In this earnings edition......(read more)
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Mattel Jumps On Barbie Sales Surge, Plus 4 Other Trending Stocks

U.S stock futures point towards a flat market as we near Thursday’s opening bell, as investors are on tenterhooks ahead of vital data on jobless......(read more)
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Why Intel, Apple, and 3 Other Stocks Are All The Rage Among Investors This Morning

It’s officially the heart of earnings season, and the Dow Jones and S&P 500 are at or near record territory as investors brush off macro-economic......(read more)
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Earnings Wrap: Mellanox, Valmont Among 5 Companies Reporting Quarterly Results

It’s the middle of earnings season, and not surprisingly, traders are buzzing about many of the companies that just reported earnings. In this......(read more)
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Today’s Hot Stocks: Exxon, Kinder Morgan, eBay, More

The markets are relatively quiet today in the pre-market hours as all three index futures are close to flat. Among the companies traders are chattering......(read more)
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Elon Musk Reveals Master Plan for Tesla and SolarCity; Joy Global, Humana, and Aetna Also Trending

It’s the middle of earnings season and several major stocks are in the news early this morning ahead of the Dow’s attempt at a 9th-consecutive......(read more)
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Why Valeant, Progenics, Ryerson, Zafgen and TerraForm Are On The Move Today

U.S stocks headed back into the green on Wednesday, helped by strong earnings reports from the tech sector and a rebound in oil prices, driven by a slightly......(read more)
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Hedge Fund News: Bill Ackman, Jacob Gottlieb, Platinum Partners

Pershing Square: An Update on Herbalife and Second Quarter Results (The Wall Street Journal) Pershing Square Holdings, the publicly traded security of......(read more)
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Beech Hill Advisors’ Top Stock Picks for Q3; Apple Inc. (AAPL) Leads the Pack

Beech Hill Advisors LP is a hedge fund firm under the umbrella of privately-owned boutique investment advisory firm Beech Hill Advisors, led by its current......(read more)
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Here’s Why These Five Stocks Are on the Move on Wednesday

The latest crude inventory numbers are in, and according to the EIA, crude inventories fell 2.3 million barrels in the previous week. Not surprisingly......(read more)
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5 NYSE Stocks That Cruised to 52-Week Highs Yesterday

The markets lost steam on Tuesday following the IMF’s bleak report on the world’s economic future and investors’ anxiety over earnings reports......(read more)
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How Investors Reacted to The Latest Earnings Reports of These Companies

Most investors are smiling today, as the US stock market continues its rally, with the Dow setting a new intraday high. Oil prices are also surging after......(read more)
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Stocks to Watch Wednesday: Exponent, Discover Financial, Canadian Pacific Railway, More

The U.S market is showing signs of positivity on Wednesday, following strong earnings results from Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Morgan......(read more)
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Bank Earnings Wrap-up: Morgan Stanley, Northern Trust, Signature Bank, More

Tech companies are doing the heavy lifting today, as the Nasdaq is the only major index that’s well in the green. Both the Dow and S&P are......(read more)
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Can Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (VRX) Hit Three For Three Tomorrow?

It’s been a big week so far for Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX), and things might still get better. The company is up close to 4% early......(read more)
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St. Jude Medical, Stepan Company & Three Other Stocks Trending on Strong Quarterly Results

Crude futures are in the red today after yesterday’s disappointing API inventory report, but the market is in the green following strong financial......(read more)
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Mattress Firm Holding Corp (MFRM): 40 North Management Buys More Shares

David S. Winter and David J. Millstone, the managers of 40 North Management, have decided to boost their investment in Mattress Firm Holding Corp. (......(read more)
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Insiders Are Fleeing IHS Markit Ltd (INFO) and Medtronic PLC (MDT), Plus Insider Buying at 3 Companies

Rightfully assuming corporate insiders know a lot more about their company’s prospects and recent developments than any of us, investors would be wise......(read more)
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Trending Stocks: Marvell Technology, Microsoft, United Continental, Navient

U.S stock futures edged higher on Wednesday as investors await U.S crude inventory data to get a clear evaluation on the future of oil prices, which have......(read more)
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Earnings Wrap-up: Renasant, RLI Corp., WesBanco, More

All three index futures are in the green today as the latest earnings results from America’s leading companies have mostly come in ahead of expectations......(read more)
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Five Stocks in Spotlight Following Earnings Reports

The earnings season is in full swing and most trending stocks are in the spotlight due to the release of their latest financial results. Without further......(read more)
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Short Interest Is Soaring in GE, Fitbit, 3 More Stocks

Although there are several technical indicators out there that can give a fair idea about the future trajectory of a stock, most of them prove unreliable......(read more)
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5 Merger Arb Plays Added to Havens Advisors’ Portfolio in Q2

No matter how much things have changed over the past several years, Wall Street remains a place that is dominated by men. However, one woman who managed......(read more)
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5 Nasdaq Stocks Crashing to 52-Week Lows This Week

The U.S stock indexes hit record highs on Monday, helped by Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC)’s better than expected financial results and some M&......(read more)
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Nanostring Technologies (NSTG): Foresite Capital Growing More Bullish

Jim Tananbaum‘s Foresite Capital has recently increased its stake in Nanostring Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:NSTG), lifting it to roughly 5.9% of......(read more)
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10 Nasdaq Stocks That Have Hit 52-Week Highs This Week

Rising tech and banking stocks pushed the markets to fresh highs on Monday, though the Nasdaq stalled on Tuesday, dipping by 0.38%, being led downward......(read more)
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What To Look Out For In The Latest Eiger Biopharmaceuticals Inc (EIGR) Trial

Eiger Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:EIGR) just announced first dosing in its phase II LIBERTY trial, and markets seem to have turned a blind eye to the......(read more)
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Has Carl Icahn Rushed To Claim Victory In The Herbalife (HLF) Fiasco?

Billionaire Carl Icahn has emerged as a winner from another battle of titans. Or so it seems. When Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) agreed to a $200 million......(read more)
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Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) and OpGen Inc (OPGN) Are Quietly Changing The Infectious Disease Landscape

Imagine the following scenario. A patient walks into a hospital with an infectious disease. He sees a physician or a nurse, who diagnoses him, usually......(read more)
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Cynapsus Therapeutics Inc (CYNA) Is Closing In On A Parkinson’s NDA

Cynapsus Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:CYNA) just closed on the details of a pivotal trial in Europe with the European Medicines Agency (EMA), and expects......(read more)
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