Markets are trading higher today, following the global trends and higher oil prices. The US dollar has also weakened as investors mainly bet that the Federal Open Market Committee, which is scheduled to meet this week, is not likely to raise interest rates.
A number of stocks are registering significant moves on the back of various developments. In this article, let’s take a closer look at the latest news surrounding TerraForm Power Inc (NASDAQ:TERP), TerraForm Global Inc (NASDAQ:GLBL),NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSEMKT:NBY), Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) and Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH). In addition, we are going to assess the hedge fund sentiment towards these stocks.
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NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSEMKT:NBY)’s stock is currently trading over 9% higher after the company reported that data from a Phase 2b clinical study with Auriclosene Irrigating Solution (AIS) demonstrated statistically significant and clinically meaningful results. The drug is meant to prevent urinary catheter blockage and encrustation in subjects with chronic indwelling urinary catheters who have repeat history of blockage. Auriclosene has been designated as a new chemical entity. AIS has been granted composition of matter patent protection by the U.S. Patent Office.
Two spinoffs of SunEdison, TerraForm Power Inc (NASDAQ:TERP) and TerraForm Global Inc (NASDAQ:GLBL) are both trading in the green on the back of their announcement that they are exploring different options to unlock shareholder value, including a potential sale of their businesses or a merger. Both companies have signed confidentiality agreement with its former parent company, SunEdison, which is currently going through bankruptcy and might need bankruptcy court approval regarding its decision how to vote its shares in both companies, should a sale or merger decision come up for vote. Among the funds we track, 26 funds held $304 million worth of TerraForm Power Inc (NASDAQ:TERP)’s stock in aggregate at the end of June, having amassed 19.90% of its outstanding stock, compared to 29 investors that held $353 million worth of shares a quarter earlier. Similarly, 16 funds held shares of TerraForm Global Inc (NASDAQ:GLBL) with a total value of $110 million at the end of June, compared to $81 million held by 23 funds a quarter earlier.