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Akamai Announces Pricing of Upsized Offering of Convertible Senior Notes

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 08:32

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM ) today announced that it has priced its private offering of $600 million aggregate principal amount of its convertible senior notes due 2019. The offering was upsized ...

Mid-Afternoon Market Update: Market Rally Levels Out As Time Warner/Comcast Deal Holds The Spotlight

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 16:48

Toward the end of trading Thursday, the Dow traded up 0.35 percent to 16,019.01 while the NASDAQ surged 0.78 percent to 4,233.16. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.49 percent to 1,828.78. Leading and Lagging ...

Short Sellers Pick Up Some Avon And GameStop (AVP, GME, ODP)

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 13:49

In the final two weeks of January, when it had become clear how the holiday shopping season had shaken out and the markets seemed to be undergoing a correction, Avon Products (NYSE: AVP ), GameStop (NYSE: ...

Mid-Day Market Update: U.S. Stocks Rise; Orbitz Shares Surge On Upbeat Results

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 13:44

Midway through trading Thursday, the Dow traded up 0.09 percent to 15,978.01 while the NASDAQ surged 0.40 percent to 4,218.16. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.19 percent to 1,822.78. Leading and Lagging Sectors ...

Three IPOs Hit Wall Street on February 12

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 12:58

Since new Federal Reserve Chairman, Janet Yellen, has taken control, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has skyrocketed, and IPOs averaged up about five percent on Wednesday. Investors and traders are looking ...

Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Drop; Comcast To Acquire Time Warner Cable For $45.2B

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 11:25

Following the market opening Thursday, the Dow traded down 0.36 percent to 15,906.11 while the NASDAQ declined 0.06 percent to 4,198.75. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.24 percent to 1,814.88. Leading and ...

BioMarin Bucks Biotech Short Interest Trend (BIIB, BMRN, MDVN)

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 11:18

Among the leading biotech and emerging pharmaceutical companies, Incyte (NASDAQ: INCY ) and Pharmacyclics (NASDAQ: PCYC ) saw the largest percentage declines in short interest between the January 15 and ...

Small-Caps with the Biggest Dividends

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 11:17

At the beginning of January, I was optimistic that 2014 would deliver some good results to the stock market. I suggested that small-cap stocks would also continue to return profits to investors after a ...

Big Wall Street Firms Slap the Sell Rating on High-Profile Stocks

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 09:25

Both Merrill Lynch and UBS have added stocks to Sell to their recent research reports. More and more, big Wall Street firms are trying to stay ahead of the curve, not behind. It helps when the Sell rating ...

Short Interest In Altera Rises, In Marvell Tech Falls (ALTR, MRVL, XLNX)

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 16:50

Among the leading semiconductor stocks, Altera (NASDAQ: ALTR ), Marvell Technology (NASDAQ: MU ) and Xilinx (NASDAQ: XLNX ) saw the most significant swings in short interest between the January 15 and ...

Big Moves In Social Media Short Interest (EBAY, FB, GOOG)

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 16:48

Late January saw sizable retreats by short sellers in several social media companies based in the United States, including Facebook (NASDAQ: FB ) and Google (NASDAQ: GOOG ). However, eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY ...

Why Control4 Shares Could Still Double

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 13:10

Control4 Corp. (NASDAQ: CTRL) surged after the company’s fourth-quarter earnings report. This is a home automation player with wider ambitions than just your new home. While the stock gained visibility ...

Short Interest Declines in Oil and Gas Sector, With One Exception

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 12:35

Short interest in several large oil and gas stocks dropped in the two-week period to January 31, probably on expectations of greater demand due to an improving global economy. Short interest rose in just ...

Short Sellers Abandon Key Nasdaq Stocks — Short Covering Galore

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 12:15

January was a month that short sellers have been dreaming of. Here are top six names that saw the highest percentage of short covering.

Zynga Files Shelf Registration, for Selling Stakeholders

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 10:35

Zynga has filed a shelf registration statement that will allow the company to sell new shares into the market. This proposed secondary offering will be for up to 28,178,201 shares, which are worth a cumulative ...

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Amazon, Control4, Ocwen, Sprint, Veeco, More

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 09:50

These are the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen from Wall Street research firms on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. They include Amazon, Control4, Ocwen Financial, Sprint and Veeco Instruments....

Open Compute Technology Could Change Everything: Top Stocks to Buy

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 09:35

Open Compute, or OCP for short, is an organization that was founded by Facebook in 2011. According to the organization’s website, Open Compute’s goal is to “build one of the most efficient computing infrastructures ...

UPDATE: MLV & Co Downgrades Royal Gold as Stock is Fairly Valued at Current Levels

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 08:59

In a report published Wednesday, MLV & Co analyst Michael D. Peterson downgraded the rating on Royal Gold (NASDAQ: RGLD ) from Buy to Hold, and removed the $65.00 price target. In the report, MLV & Co ...

Imerys to Acquire AMCOL for $41.00/Share in Cash

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 06:52

AMCOL International (NYSE: ACO ) today announced it has signed a definitive merger agreement with Imerys S.A. (OTC: IMYSF ) pursuant to which AMCOL shareholders will receive USD $41 per share in cash for ...

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Shows Value of Correlation Trading

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 17:37

Another article in Benzinga recently covered why Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ: GMCR ) has been soaring. Over the last week of market action, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is up more than 40 ...

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