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Deere & Co. (DE) Stock Falls on Lower Forecast

February 20th, 2015

Shares of the Deere & Co. (DE) were trading off -1.21 or -1.32 percent to $90.50 per share in Friday’s premarket after the company announced first quarter earnings early this morning. The company reported better than expected earnings, but its outlook for equipment sales was lowered for the rest of the year. Deere & Co. … READ MORE

Priceline (PCLN) Stock Rockets on 4Q and Full Year Results

February 19th, 2015

Shares of the Priceline Group Inc. (PCLN) were trading up +82.01 or +7.30 percent to $1,205.00 per share in Thursday’s premarket, after announcing better than expected results for its fourth quarter and full year early this morning. Priceline Group Inc. stock closed at $1,122.99 per share, up +2.00 or +0.18 percent in Wednesday’s regular trading … READ MORE

GoPro Inc. (GPRO) Up on Expiration of IPO Lockup and Favorable Coverage

February 18th, 2015

Shares of San Mateo, California, based GoPro Inc. (GPRO) rose on Tuesday, on the expiration of a lockup tied to the initial public offering of the company. In addition, Northland Capital Markets initiated coverage of the stock on Tuesday with a buy recommendation. GoPro’s stock reacted to the double dose of good news by climbing … READ MORE

Sotheby’s (BID) Stock Downgraded by Cowen & Co.

February 17th, 2015

Shares of Sotheby’s (BID) were trading down -1.91 or -4.25 percent to $42.98 in Tuesday’s premarket after news early this morning that Cowen & Co. had downgraded the stock. In addition to today’s downgrade news, the company announced on Friday that it would not pay dividends until after finding a new Chief Executive Officer. Sotheby’s … READ MORE

Shire Plc and Valeant to Potentially Make an Offer for Salix (SLXP) Pharmaceuticals

February 13th, 2015

Shares of the Salix Pharmaceuticals Inc. (SLXP) were trading up +4.82 or +3.23 percent to $154.00 per share in this morning’s premarket. According to sources familiar with the matter, British pharmaceutical company, Shire Plc has initiated steps on making a potential bid for the company and is currently working with advisors. In a related matter, … READ MORE

WhiteWave Foods (WWAV) Reports Better than Expected Revenue

February 12th, 2015

Shares of the WhiteWave Food Company (WWAV) were up +1.32 or +3.71 percent to $36.86 per share in premarket trading on Thursday after the company announced earnings early this morning. Earnings per share were in line with expectations, but WhiteWave reported higher than anticipated revenue for the company’s fiscal fourth quarter. WhiteWave Foods stock closed … READ MORE

Martin Marietta Materials Inc. (MLM) On Strong 4th Quarter Results

February 11th, 2015

Shares of Raleigh, North Carolina, based Martin Marietta Materials Inc. rose on Tuesday, against the backdrop of a strong day in stocks across the board. Martin Marietta Materials stock was up sharply, rising 15.17%, or $18.18 per share, to close at $137.24, on volume of 3,942,387 shares. The company reported that its net income from … READ MORE

Coupons.com (COUP) Stock Hammered on Earnings, Guidance

February 10th, 2015

Shares of Coupons.com Incorporated (COUP) were trading at $9.90 per share, off -4.61 or -31.77 percent in this morning’s premarket after the company announced lower than expected earnings and guidance after the market close yesterday. Coupons.com Inc. stock closed at $14.51 per share, down -0.19 or -1.29 percent in Monday’s regular trading session. Mountain View, … READ MORE

Motorola Solutions (MSI) Possibly Looking For Buyer

February 9th, 2015

Shares of Motorola Solutions Inc. (MSI) were trading at $67.51 per share, up +2.85 or +4.41 percent in Friday’s premarket after news late last week and early this morning that the company was looking for potential buyers. Motorola Solutions stock closed at $64.66 per share, up +0.66 or +1.03 percent in Friday’s regular trading session. … READ MORE

LinkedIn (LNKD) Stock Soars on 4Q Earnings Results

February 6th, 2015

Shares of LinkedIn Corp. (LNKD) were trading at $264.00 per share, up +26.03 or +10.94 percent in Friday’s premarket after the company released better than expected fourth quarter earnings after Thursday’s market close. LinkedIn stock closed at $237.97 per share, up +5.94 or +2.56 percent in Thursday’s regular trading session as the Dow climbed 200 … READ MORE

Hospira Inc. (HSP) to be Acquired by Pfizer for $15.2 Billion

February 5th, 2015

Shares of Hospira Inc. (HSP) were trading up +22.88 or +35.31 percent to $87.68 per share in Thursday’s premarket after news broke early this morning that the company would be taken over by Pfizer Inc. (PFE) in a $15.2 billion deal. Hospira stock closed at $64.80 per share, up +1.10 or +1.73 percent in Wednesday’s … READ MORE

Rent-A-Center, Inc. (RCII) Falls On Lower 4th Quarter Results

February 4th, 2015

Shares of Plano, Texas, based Rent-A-Center, Inc. (RCII), fell sharply on Tuesday, against the backdrop of a strong upturn in stocks overall. Rent-A-Center’s stock fell 13.65%, dropping $4.78 per share, to close at 30.25, on volume of 5,021,443 shares. The company reported that both earnings and revenue for the fourth quarter of 2014 came in … READ MORE

Office Depot (ODP) in Talks to Merge With Staples

February 3rd, 2015

Shares of Office Depot Inc. (ODP) were up +1.17 or +15.33 percent to $8.80 in Tuesday’s premarket after news that the company was in advanced talks to combine with Staples Inc. (SPLS) While no price has been mentioned and no guarantee that a merger would occur, pressure from an activist investor has made the transaction … READ MORE

Five Stocks to Watch in February

February 2nd, 2015

After Friday’s -251 point or -1.5 percent decline in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the bellwether index finished the month of January down -3.7 percent overall at 17,166. Friday also saw the S&P 500 Index decline by -26.26 or -1.3 percent ending the month at 1,994.99, while the tech laden Nasdaq composite index closed down … READ MORE

Intercept Pharmaceuticals (ICPT) Receives Breakthrough Therapy Designation from FDA

January 30th, 2015

Shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ICPT) were up +57.31 or +33.58 percent to $228.00 per share in pre-market trading on Thursday, after the company announced late yesterday its investigational product, obeticholic acid (OCA) had received “breakthrough therapy designation” from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treating patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Intercept … READ MORE

Alibaba (BABA) Stock Hammered after Earnings

January 29th, 2015

Shares of the Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd (BABA) were trading down -6.40 or -6.50 percent to $92.05 per share in this morning’s premarket after the company released earnings early this morning. Alibaba reported a better than expected profit for its third quarter, but revenue which did not meet analyst expectations. Alibaba stock closed at $98.45, … READ MORE

Apple (AAPL) Rises After Hours on Higher than Expected Holiday Quarter Results

January 28th, 2015

Shares of Cupertino, California, based Apple, Inc. (AAPL) rose in after-hours trading on Tuesday, though the stock closed somewhat lower against the backdrop of a sharp sell-off in stocks overall. Apple’s stock closed down $3.96, falling 3.50% to close at $109.14, on volume of 95,568,749 shares. However, just minutes after the market closed, the company … READ MORE

Microsoft (MSFT) Stock Off on Lower Quarterly Profit

January 27th, 2015

Shares of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) were trading down -3.47 or -7.38 percent to $43.54 in Tuesday’s premarket after the company reported late yesterday a lower profit for its second quarter despite a rise in revenue. In addition to the earnings news, several analysts downgraded the company’s stock. Microsoft stock closed at $47.01, down -0.17 or … READ MORE

Box Inc. (BOX) Soars on First Day of Trading

January 26th, 2015

Shares of Box Inc. (BOX) were trading down -0.41 or -1.76 percent to $22.82 in Monday’s premarket before the beginning of the stock’s second day of trading as a listed stock. The company had their initial public offering on Friday gaining sharply after the stock was originally offered at $14 per share. Box Inc. stock … READ MORE

DreamWorks (DWA) to Shut Down Main Studio, Cuts 500 Jobs

January 23rd, 2015

Shares of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. (DWA) were trading down -3.07 or -14.41 percent to $18.24 per share in Friday’s premarket, after the company announced after yesterday’s close it would be shutting down its main studio, PDI DreamWorks and lay off 500 workers. DreamWorks Animation stock closed at $21.31, up +0.63 or +3.05 percent in … READ MORE