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Golar LNG Ltd. (GLNG) Up On Partner Appointment in Equatorial Guinea

May 6th, 2015

Shares of Hamilton, Bermuda, based Golar LNG Ltd. (GLNG) rose sharply on Tuesday, against the backdrop of a down day on Wall Street across the board. Golar’s stock was up $7.37, rising 19.58% to close at 45.01 on volume of 11,798,015. The company announced that it has been appointed as partner with Ophire Energy Plc, … READ MORE

PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals (PTBI) Stock Soars on Soros Stake

May 5th, 2015

Shares of PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (PTBI) were trading up +1.37 or +47.9 percent to $4.20 per share in Tuesday’s premarket after news that hedge fund manager George Soros had increased his stake in the company. PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals stock closed at $2.86, up +0.03 or +1.06 percent in Monday’s regular trading session. Dallas, Texas based PlasmaTech … READ MORE

Five Stocks to Watch in May

May 4th, 2015

U.S. stock markets ended the month of April up slightly from March, closing out the month with the Dow Jones Industrial Average declining -74 points on April 29th, and -195 points on April 30th. The Dow was off -64.4 points or -0.4 percent for the month to close at 17,840.52, while the S&P 500 closed … READ MORE

LinkedIn (LNKD) Stock Hammered on Lower Guidance

May 1st, 2015

Shares of LinkedIn Corp. (LNKD) were trading down -52.08 or -20.66 percent to $200.05 per share in this morning’s premarket after the company reported earnings and revenue late yesterday. The company reported earnings that topped analyst estimates for the first quarter, but missed revenue forecasts for the second quarter. In addition, the company cut its … READ MORE

Nokia (NOK) Shares Sell Off on Networks Division Results

April 30th, 2015

Shares of Nokia Corp. (NOK) were trading down -0.54 or -7.21 percent to $6.95 per share in Thursday’s premarket after announcing the company had turned a profit for its first quarter. Nevertheless, a decline in the company’s network division profits disappointed investors this morning leading to the decline in the stock. Nokia stock closed at … READ MORE

The Container Store Group, Inc. (TCS) Down on 4th Quarter Earnings Miss

April 29th, 2015

Shares of Coppell, Texas, based The Container Store Group, Inc. (TCS) fell sharply against the backdrop of a generally down day for stocks overall. The Container Store’s stock was down 14.20%, falling $3.08 to close at $18.61, on volume of 3,105,602 shares. Net sales for the company’s fourth quarter came in lower than what analysts … READ MORE

Apple (AAPL) Reports Earnings Up +33 Percent on iPhone Sales, Increases Dividend

April 28th, 2015

Shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL) were trading up +3.38 or +2.55 percent to $136.03 per share in pre-market trading this morning after the company reported better than expected earnings for the company’s second quarter late yesterday. In addition, the company announced it would raise its dividend to shareholders by eleven percent. Apple Inc. stock closed … READ MORE

Celladon (CLDN) Stock Pummeled After Negative Trial Results, Downgrade

April 27th, 2015

Shares of Celladon Corp. (CLDN) were down -10.10 or -73.83 percent to $3.56 per share in Monday’s premarket, after news over the weekend that the company’s drug for advanced heart failure had failed to meet primary and secondary endpoints in trials. In addition, due to the news, the stock was downgraded significantly by an analyst. … READ MORE

Amazon.com (AMZN) Stock Up +12 Percent on Earnings, AWS Results

April 24th, 2015

Shares of Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) were trading up +48.73 or +12.34 percent to $439.15 per share in Friday’s premarket after announcing better than expected earnings yesterday after the market close. The sharp rise in the stock was in large part due to the disclosure of Amazon Web Services financial results. Amazon.com stock closed at $389.99, … READ MORE

Polaris Industries (PII) Stock Soars After Timbersled Acquisition, Earnings

April 23rd, 2015

Shares of Polaris Industries (PII) were trading up +7.02 or +4.98 percent to $148.00 per share in Thursday’s premarket after news late yesterday that the company would be acquiring privately held Timbersled Products. The company also released better than expected earnings for the company’s first quarter. Polaris Industries stock closed at $140.98, up +2.37 or … READ MORE

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG) Falls on Lower Shipment Forecast

April 22nd, 2015

Shares of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, based Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG) fell on Tuesday against the backdrop of a mixed day in stocks overall. The stock lost $6.05 per share, down 9.79% to close at 55.72 on volume of 15,471,892 shares. The company has forecast lower shipments for 2015 as a result of aggressive discounting from foreign competitors, … READ MORE

Mylan N.V. (MYL) Receives Unsolicited $82 Per Share Bid From Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

April 21st, 2015

Shares of Mylan N.V. (MYL) were trading up +5.55 or +8.16 percent to $73.60 in Tuesday’s premarket after news that it was a potential takeover target for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (TEVA). Mylan stock closed at $68.04, down -1.77 or -2.54 percent in Monday’s regular trading session. Cecil Township, Pennsylvania based Mylan N.V. is the … READ MORE

Comcast (CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable to Meet with Justice Department This Week

April 20th, 2015

Shares of Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) were up +0.66 or +1.13 percent to $59.08 per share in Monday’s premarket after news over the weekend that the company, along with Time Warner Cable (TWC) would meet with the Justice Department to discuss their merger this Wednesday. Comcast Corp. stock closed at $58.42, down -1.25 or -2.09 percent … READ MORE

Etsy (ETSY) Shares Up +88 Percent After Initial Public Offering

April 17th, 2015

Shares of Etsy Inc. (ETSY) were down -1.00 or -3.33 percent to $29.00 per share in Friday’s premarket after the stock soared +88 percent in its first day as a publicly traded company. The stock almost doubled its initial offering price of $16 per share in yesterday’s regular trading session closing at $30 per share … READ MORE

Netflix (NFLX) Stock Soars on Earnings, Analyst Upgrades

April 16th, 2015

Shares of Netflix Inc. (NFLX) were trading up +62.54 or +13.14 percent to $538.00 per share in Thursday’s premarket trading after the company announced better than expected earnings after the bell yesterday. In addition, the stock is reacting to FBR & Company analyst, Barton Crockett’s price target of $900 per share. Netflix stock closed at … READ MORE

Avon Products, Inc. (AVP) Up on Possible Sale of North American Operations

April 15th, 2015

Shares of New York, NY, based Avon Products, Inc. (AVP) rose on Tuesday, against the backdrop of a mixed day in stocks overall. Avon’s stock was up $1.14 per share, rising 14.23% to close at 9.15 on volume of 33,439,524 shares. It’s been reported that the company is “exploring strategic alternatives”, including the possible sale … READ MORE

Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) and Nokia Confirm Merger Talks

April 14th, 2015

Shares of Alcatel-Lucent S.A. (ALU) were trading up +0.27 or +6.21 percent to $4.62 per share in Tuesday’s premarket after both Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia (NOK) confirmed that the companies were in advance talks for the takeover of Alcatel by Nokia. Alcatel-Lucent stock closed at $4.35, up +0.31 or +7.67 percent in Monday’s regular trading session. … READ MORE

Sears Holdings (SHLD) and Simon Property Form Joint Venture

April 13th, 2015

Shares of Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD) were up +0.92 or +2.14 percent to $43.85 in Monday’s premarket trading after the company announced forming a joint venture with Simon Property Group Inc. (SPG). Sears Holding stock closed at $42.93 per share, down -0.49 or -1.13 percent in Friday’s regular trading session. Hoffman Estates, Illinois based Sears … READ MORE

General Electric (GE) to Exit Lending Business and Sell $26.5B in Real Estate

April 10th, 2015

Shares of the General Electric Company (GE) were trading up +2.39 or +9.29 percent in Friday’s premarket after the company announced early this morning it would be exiting the bulk of its financing business, which would include the sale of most of the company’s real estate for $26.5 billion. General Electric stock closed at $25.73, … READ MORE

Mylan Offers $205 per Share for Perrigo (PRGO)

April 9th, 2015

Shares of Perrigo Company Plc (PRGO) were trading up +6.99 or +3.58 percent to $201.99 per share in Thursday’s premarket after Mylan Inc. (MYL) made a bid of $205 per share in cash and stock for the company yesterday. Perrigo stock closed at $195.00 per share, up +30.29 or +18.39 percent in Wednesday’s regular trading … READ MORE