Why Are These Stocks in Spotlight on Monday?

US stocks extended losses on Monday as the Brexit hangover continues to damage the market sentiment.

Meanwhile, some important stocks are in the spotlight today, including Dicks Sporting Goods Inc (NYSE:DKS), GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME), TransCanada Corporation (USA) (NYSE:TRP), Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). Let’s take a closer look at the

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Dicks Sporting Goods Bids to Acquire 17 Sports Authority Stores

Investors are keenly watching Dicks Sporting Goods Inc (NYSE:DKS) today after Reuters reported that the company had submitted a bid to acquire 17 stores of Sports Authority, the bankrupt Colorado-based sports retailer.  The source added that the bids were due Thursday night, and an auction to sell the remaining assets of Sports Authority will be held next week. A bankruptcy court judge will approve the final sale of the assets. Shares of Dicks Sporting Goods have shrunk by more than 3% so far today. As of the end of the first quarter, Glenn J. Krevlin’s Glenhill Advisors owns around 3.37 million shares of Dicks Sporting Goods Inc (NYSE:DKS).

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Telsey Gives Outperform Rating to GameStop

GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME)’s stock has inched up today after the company was upgraded by Telsey Advisory Group to “Outperform” from “Market Perform.”. The firm has a price target of $35.00 for the Texas-based video game retailer. Among the funds we track, Cliff Asness’ AQR Capital Management has around 2.1 million shares of GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME) as of the end of the first quarter.

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