The bull market is alive and well, as all three index futures are once again in the green, coming off two solid trading weeks in a row. Among the stocks traders are talking about this morning are ARM Holdings plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:ARMH), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD), Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), NextEra Energy Inc (NYSE:NEE), and Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HE). Let’s take a closer look at why each stock is drawing interest and see what the world’s greatest investors think of each of the five companies.
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ARM Holdings Surges on Buyout
ARM Holdings plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:ARMH) shares are 43% higher in the pre-market after Japan’s SoftBank agreed to buy it for around $32 billion in cash. The deal will provide more exposure to the ‘Internet of Things’ for the Japanese tech conglomerate, which is expected to be a major growth market in the future. Analysts expect the number of Internet of Things devices to almost triple to 38.5 billion by 2020. Although it had some high profile M&A failures in the late 1990’s, SoftBank has had some major successes in terms of acquisitions and investments as well, the most important of which was the company’s early investment in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA). Bulls appear confident that the ARM acquisition will be one of the more successful M&A deals for the Japanese company. Ken Fisher‘s Fisher Asset Management was a major shareholder of ARM Holdings plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:ARMH) at the end of the second quarter, owning 1.28 million shares.
AMD on Watch After ARM Deal
Although there isn’t any fundamental news concerning the company, traders are watching chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) today after SoftBank agreed to buy ARM Holdings for $32 billion in cash. Given that ARM Holdings shares rallied by 43% on the news, there could potentially be some buying of Advanced Micro Devices shares based on relative valuation and pure speculation. 13 top funds in our system were long Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) as of March 31, down by three from December 31, 2015. AMD shares are up mildly in pre-market trading.
On the next page we check out the morning action concerning Yahoo!, NextEra Energy, and Hawaiian Electric Industries.