U.S. stocks are trading higher ahead of manufacturing data along with new home sales data which is expected tomorrow. Meanwhile oil is trading lower after Goldman Sachs stated that the price of the commodity is expected to stay in the range of $45 to $50 through the next summer.
Meanwhile, among the stocks that are trending today are Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CIE), Stemline Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:STML), Mylan Inc. (NASDAQ:MYL), Mobileye NV (NYSE:MBLY), and Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE:DLPH). In this article, let’s take a closer look at the latest developments and assess the smart money sentiment surrounding these stocks.
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Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CIE)’s stock opened lower but has gained ground in Tuesday intraday trading. The company has announced that its deal to sell a 40% stake in two offshore oil blocks in Angola to state oil company Sonangol has been terminated. The $1.75 billion transaction was broken off after Cobalt International Energy and Sonagol did not obtain the required approvals from the Angolan government within one year from the execution date of the Purchase and Sale Agreement. Three weeks earlier Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CIE) had warned that the deal might not be completed. Among the funds we track, 17 funds held shares of Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CIE) at the end of June.
Stemline Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:STML)’s shares are trading higher after the company’s lead product candidate for the treatment of a rare blood cancer has received Breakthrough Therapy Designation for SL-401 from the US Food and Drug Administration. The product candidate, SL-401 has the Orphan Drug status in Europe. The Breakthrough Therapy designation will help the company to receive more guidance from the FDA and speed up the review of the New Drug Application. Eight investors from our database held shares of Stemline Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:STML) at the end of the second quarter, having amassed over 5% of the company’s outstanding stock.
On the next page, we are going to discuss Mylan Inc. (NASDAQ:MYL), Mobileye NV (NYSE:MBLY) and Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE:DLPH).
On the other hand, shares of Mylan Inc. (NASDAQ:MYL) have slid by 4% on the back of reports that two senior lawmakers questioned the company in connection with the price increases for EpiPens, injectable devices used to counter allergic reactions. In a letter sent to Mylan Inc. (NASDAQ:MYL) CEO, Heather Bresch, Senator Chuck Grassley requested information regarding the pricing process of EpiPens. Meanwhile, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, the top Democrat on the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee, has urged the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the price increase of a pack of two EpiPens to $500 from $100 in 2008, according to news reports. A total of 44 funds from our database were long Mylan at the end of June, down from 51 a quarter earlier.
Stocks of Mobileye NV (NYSE:MBLY) and Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE:DLPH) are trading higher today after the companies have announced that they will develop a fully-automated driving vehicle solution, which should be production-ready for 2019. Mobileye NV (NYSE:MBLY) will use its expertise of real-time mapping, while Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE:DLPH) will contribute with sensors, LiDAR and radar, as well as software. “This partnership will allow us to give our customers an increased level of automated capabilities faster and more cost effective,” Kevin Clark, Delphi’s CEO, said in a statement. A total of 25 investors from our database held shares of Mobileye NV (NYSE:MBLY) and 30 investors had long positions in Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE:DLPH) heading into the third quarter.