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Humana Inc. (HUM) to be Acquired by Aetna in $37B Deal

July 6th, 2015

Shares of Humana Inc. (HUM) were trading up +2.90 or +1.55 percent to $190.40 per share in Monday’s premarket. News broke late Friday that the company would be taken over by Aetna Inc. (AET) in a deal worth $37B. Humana stock closed at $187.50, down -5.64 or -2.92 percent in Thursday’s regular trading session. Louisville, … READ MORE

Xoom Corporation (XOOM) to be Acquired by PayPal

July 2nd, 2015

Shares of Xoom Corporation (XOOM) were trading up +4.38 or +21.16 percent to $25.08 per share in Thursday’s premarket, after PayPal (PYPL) announced late yesterday they would be buying the company. Xoom Corp. stock closed at $20.70, down -0.35 or -1.69 percent in Wednesday’s regular trading session. San Francisco, California based Xoom Corporation is an … READ MORE

Juno Therapeutics, Inc. (JUNO) Up Sharply on Deal With Celgene (CELG)

July 1st, 2015

Shares of Seattle, Washington, based Juno Therapeutics, Inc. (JUNO) rose sharply on Tuesday, against the backdrop of a generally higher day in stocks overall. Juno’s stock was up 15.18%, rising $7.03 per share, to close at $53.33, on volume of 15,700,903 shares. The company has received an offer from Celgene (CELG) to purchase 9.1 million … READ MORE

Juno Therapeutics (JUNO) to be Paid $1B for Collaboration with Celgene

June 30th, 2015

Shares of Juno Therapeutics Inc. (JUNO) were trading up +18.70 or +40.39 percent to $65.00 per share in Tuesday’s premarket. Late yesterday, the company announced along with Celgene Corporation (CELG) that the two companies had agreed on a global collaboration for the development of treatments for cancer and autoimmune diseases. Juno stock closed at $46.30 … READ MORE

Gannett Company (GCI) Completes Split Into Two Companies

June 29th, 2015

Shares of Gannett Co. Inc. (GCI) were trading off -2.06 or -5.54 percent to $35.10 per share in Monday’s premarket after the company announced they had completed their split into two companies. Gannett Co. shares closed at $37.16 per share, up +0.26 or +0.70 percent in Friday’s regular trading session. Tyson’s Corner, Virginia based Gannett … READ MORE

Micron Technology (MU) Shares Tanks as Company Misses on Earnings, Revenue

June 26th, 2015

Shares of Micron Technology Inc. (MU) were trading off -3.52 or -14.65 percent to $20.50 per share in Friday’s premarket after the company announced lower than expected earnings for the company’s 2015third quarter yesterday after the bell. Micron Technology stock closed at $24.02 per share, down -0.04 or -0.17 percent in Thursday’s regular trading session. … READ MORE

Barnes & Noble (BKS) Stock Recovers Premarket Losses after Earnings Release

June 25th, 2015

Shares of Barnes & Noble Inc. were trading down -7.33 or -27.84 percent to $19.00 per share in Thursday’s premarket ahead of announcing its fiscal year 2015 fourth quarter earnings. After announcing earnings, the stock recovered to $27.00 per share, up +0.67 or +2.54 percent, Barnes & Noble stock closed at $26.33 per share, down … READ MORE

Sonic Corp. (SONC) Down on Lower Full Year Guidance

June 24th, 2015

Shares of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, based Sonic Corp. (SONC) fell on Tuesday, against the backdrop of a generally higher day for stocks overall. Sonic’s stock closed down 10.26%, falling $3.51 per share, to close at $30.71, on volume of 9,311,632 shares. Though the company reported improved results for the fiscal 2015 third quarter, the company’s … READ MORE

Darden Restaurants (DRI) Beats by 15 Cents, to Spin Off Real Estate Assets

June 23rd, 2015

Shares of Darden Restaurants Inc. (DRI) were trading up +4.62 or +6.66 percent to $74.00 per share in this morning’s premarket after announcing earnings that beat street expectations by $0.15 per share. In addition, Darden announced it plans to spin off some restaurants in order to separate some of its real estate assets and create … READ MORE

Williams Companies (WMB) Stock Up Sharply After Rejecting Unsolicited Bid

June 22nd, 2015

Shares of the The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) were up +13.91 or +28.78 percent to $62.25 per share in Monday’s premarket after receiving an unsolicited bid from Kelcy Warren’s Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) Limited Partnership. According to a statement, the bid was received on Sunday but Williams refused to identify the bidder at the time. … READ MORE

Hershey Co. (HSY) to Cut 300 Jobs, Lowers Guidance

June 19th, 2015

Shares of the Hershey Company (HSY) were trading down -2.76 or -2.99 percent to $89.50 per share in Friday’s premarket after the company announced it would cut 300 jobs and downwardly revised its full year guidance. Hershey Company stock closed at $92.26, down -0.21 or -0.23 percent in Thursday’s regular trading session. Founded by Milton … READ MORE

Rite Aid (RAD) Stock Lower as Earnings Miss by a Penny

June 18th, 2015

Shares of the Rite Aid Corporation (RAD) were trading off -0.42 or -4.71 percent to $8.50 per share in premarket trading on Thursday after announcing first quarter earnings and updating its full year 2016 guidance. Rite Aid stock closed at $8.92, down -0.03 or -0.34 percent in Wednesday’s regular trading session. Based in East Pennsboro … READ MORE

NCR Corp. (NCR) Rises on Take Over Bid

June 17th, 2015

Shares of Duluth, Georgia, based NCR Corp. (NCR) rose on Tuesday, against the backdrop of a higher day in stocks overall. NCR’s stock was up 10.71%, rising $3.36 per share, to close at $34.73, on volume of 12,333,396 shares. The company is rumored to be a take over target by private equity firms Blackstone Group … READ MORE

Boeing (BA) Receives Order for 100 737s at Paris Air Show

June 16th, 2015

Shares of the Boeing Company (BA) were trading down -0.30 or -0.21 percent to $141.99 per share in Tuesday’s premarket after news late yesterday that the company had secured an order for 100 737s worth approximately $10.6 billion at the Paris Air Show. Boeing Company stock closed at $142.29 per share, down -0.51 or -0.36 … READ MORE

CVS Health Corp. (CVS) to Buy Target’s Pharmacy and Clinical Business for $1.9B

June 15th, 2015

Shares of CVS Health Corporation (CVS) were trading up +0.43 or +0.42 percent to $102.65 per share in Monday’s premarket after news broke early this morning that the company would be buying Target’s (TGT) pharmacy and clinical businesses for $1.9 billion. CVS Health Corp. stock closed at $102.22, down -0.41 or -0.40 percent in Friday’s … READ MORE

BlackBerry (BBRY) Considering Android for New Device

June 12th, 2015

Shares of BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) were trading up +0.01 or +0.11 percent to $9.22 in Friday’s premarket after Reuters reported this morning that the company may be ready to equip a new smartphone with Google’s (GOOG) Android operating system software. Blackberry stock closed at $9.21 per share, down -0.11 or -1.18 percent in Thursday’s regular … READ MORE

Lululemon (LULU) Founder to Sell Entire Stake in the Company

June 11th, 2015

Shares of Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU) were trading off -1.92 or -2.88 percent to $64.85 in Thursday’s premarket after news that the company’s founder Dennis “Chip” Wilson filed to sell his entire stake in the company. Lululemon Athletica stock closed at $66.77, down -1.50 or -2.20 percent in Wednesday’s regular trading session. Founded in 1998 … READ MORE

Burlington Stores Inc. (BURL) Down as Revenues Miss the Mark

June 10th, 2015

Shares of Burlington, New Jersey, based Burlington Stores Inc. (BURL) fell on Tuesday, against the backdrop of a mixed day in stocks overall. Burlington Stores’ stock closed down $ 4.54 per share, down 8.42%, to close at $49.35, on volume of 11,538,438 shares. The company disclosed that it’s revenues for the fiscal first quarter ended … READ MORE

General Electric (GE) to Sell U.S. Private Equity Lending Division for $12B

June 9th, 2015

Shares of the General Electric Company (GE) were trading down -0.03 or -0.11 percent to $27.21 per share in this Tuesday’s premarket after the company confirmed an agreement to sell its U.S. private equity lending arm to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board or CPPIB for $12 billion. General Electric stock closed at $27.24, down … READ MORE

Deutsche Bank (DG) Appoints John Cryan as New CEO

June 8th, 2015

Shares of Deutsche Bank AG (DB) were trading up +1.77 or +5.78 percent to $32.40 per share in Monday’s premarket after the company announced it was appointing John Cryan as the company’s new Co-Chief Executive Officer, replacing two co- executive officers that said they would step down. Deutsche Bank stock closed at $30.63 per share, … READ MORE