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Tuesday’s Top Trending Tickers: TWTR, VSLR, BIDU, C, LBIX

It’s been a pretty quiet morning on Wall Street so far, as all three indexes are pretty much flat. The Dow is off by 36 points, the S&P 500 is up by 0.06% and the Nasdaq is 0.26% higher. Among the stocks showing more volatility than most today are Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), Vivint Solar Inc (NYSE:VSLR), Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU), Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C), and Leading Brands, Inc (USA) (NASDAQ:LBIX). Let’s find out why traders are buying and selling these equities and see what the smart money in our database thinks of each stock.

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Twitter Rises for the Second Day After Big Deal in Social Media Space

Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) shares have surged by 4.6% in morning trading a day after Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) agreed to buy LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD) for $26.2 billion in cash. Given that LinkedIn is a social media company, some traders speculate that Twitter could make for an attractive target as well. Although Twitter has struggled to turn a profit and monetize its audience, the company has hundreds of millions of users and could potentially be profitable if a company with the right plan and resources buys it. Any Twitter buyout is just speculation at this point however. 27 funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) at the end of March, down by three funds from the end of the previous quarter.

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Vivint Solar Looks For Financing

Vivint Solar Inc (NYSE:VSLR) is in the green today after Bloomberg published an article reporting that the solar company is seeking growth financing of around $300 million. The financing will help Vivint achieve its April guidance of installing 260 MW for the year and help convince investors that the company can survive in the post-SunEdison world. Nine top funds in our system had a long position in Vivint Solar Inc (NYSE:VSLR) at the end of March, down from ten at the end of December.

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On the next page we examine why Baidu, Citigroup, and Leading Brands are trending today.

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