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  • ADP® (Nasdaq: ADP ), a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, has been notified of an unsolicited "mini-tender offer" made by TRC Capital Corporation (TRC Capital) ...

  • [$$] Goldman: Buy Amazon @ Barrons.com - 2 hours 33 minutes ago

    Goldman Sachs is so bullish on Amazon.com that it is telling clients to buy Amazon's (AMZN) bullish calls in anticipation the stock surges in reaction to the release of first-quarter earnings on April 24. With the stock at $316.80, Goldman is advising clients to buy the May $320 call for $14.70. Goldman's conviction on …

  • Some initial public offerings (IPOs) are considered a huge success if the stock appreciates more than about 20% on its IPO date. To some, though, that’s an unsuccessful launch from the company’s point ...

  • Shares of Yahoo! (YHOO) are up $2.14, or 6%, at $36.35, holding onto most of last night's after-hours gains, after the company beat revenue and earnings per share expectations for Q1, and forecast revenue this quarter in line with expectations, and disclosed a revenue increase for Alibaba Group Holding, in which it has …

  • Full GE Earnings Preview @ 24/7 Wall St. - 4 hours ago

    General Electric is expected to report earnings on Thursday morning before the open. GE's report likely will be dominated by more talk of the impending consumer finance unit spin-off.

  • Two IPOs Show IPO Market Losing Luster 24/7 Wall St. - 5 hours ago

    Of four initial public offerings (IPO) scheduled to begin trading on Wednesday, we have seen two and await the others. Both IPOs now trading priced below their expected range, and one offered fewer shares ...

  • Moelis & Co. gained in its trading debut after raising less than it planned in the first U.S. initial public offering of an investment bank since the financial crisis.

  • The largest tech IPO of the year will come from a company that many Americans have never heard of.

  • Earnings season is in full swing.

  • These are the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations from Wall Street on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. They include Control4, Cree, NetApp, Twitter, Yahoo! and Yelp.

  • Cardica, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDC ) today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 32,500,000 shares of its common stock, offered at a price to the public of $0.85 per share, and 191,474 shares ...

  • Paycom Software (NASDAQ: PAYC ) opened for trading shortly on Tuesday after 9:30 am EST, facing heavy selling pressure. Paycom quickly sold off, shedding 15 percent by 10:30 a.m. Trading was delayed since ...

  • Venture capital fundraising is on the rise in the first quarter, while stocks from Facebook, Twitter, and others have dropped in recent weeks

  • Jamie Dimon’s Long To-Do List at JPMorgan Chase

    Jamie Dimon may have believed that when he closed the doors on the financial crisis of 2007 and 2008, his toughest days as CEO of JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) were behind him. That “to do” list had become a long one over the last few years, as JP MorganChase and Dimon have come to displace Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) and CEO …

  • The IPO priced below the $13.00-$15.00 range. JPMorgan and Credit Suisse acted as joint book running managers for the offering.

  • J.C. Penney Down 20% in the Past Week @ 24/7 Wall St. - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 12:30 PM EDT

    The wariness about the turnaround at J.C. Penney Co. bubbled to the surface again in the past week. The wariness appears to have turned to outright fear on Tuesday.

  • Citigroup (C) was gaining ground again Tuesday, following its Monday rally on better-than-expected first-quarter earnings, thanks to an upgrade from Sanford Bernstein. They write that the move comes as they have increased confidence in Citi's ability to improve core efficiency and get on track to achieve a 0.9% return …

  • City Office, Paycom IPOs Get No Traction @ 24/7 Wall St. - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 10:55 AM EDT

    Two initial public offerings delayed from last week priced on Monday and began trading Tuesday morning. Both priced well below their expected ranges, and neither looks to be off to a roaring start. City ...

  • More Concerning Statistics About Twitter's User Base Benzinga - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 10:08 AM EDT

    Twitter (NYSE: TWTR ) has a problem on its hands. More data now confirms that Twitter's user base probably isn’t as large as investors would like to believe. Citing a report from Twitter monitoring website, ...

  • Four Post-IPO Quiet Periods End for Strong Analyst Initiations @ 24/7 Wall St. - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 10:05 AM EDT

    Wall Street brokerage firms have to go through a quiet period after initial public offerings. In this time, the firms that participated in the underwriting syndicate cannot make analyst ratings and cannot ...

  • Stock Upgrades: Do You Yahoo? It May Be Time To @ Minyanville - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 9:23 AM EDT

    Wall Street ratings agencies set the tone for today's stock market.

  • Jefferies Stocks to Buy That Could Jump From an Earnings Surprise @ 24/7 Wall St. - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 8:15 AM EDT

    In a new research report, Jefferies highlights stocks that may exceed earnings estimates when the companies report in the next few weeks. These stocks could move up nicely on a surprise.

  • U.S. stocks rose to start off the holiday-filled shortened trading week on a positive note as investors found plenty of reason to be optimistic on retail sales which jumped the most since 2012. Investors ...

  • The 4 Stocks That Led the Market Comeback 24/7 Wall St. - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 4:01 PM EDT

    April 14, 2014: Markets opened higher on Monday with shares moving up across the board in the morning. By afternoon buying enthusiasm had definitely cooled for some of the momentum stocks in biotech and ...

  • Following its blockbuster IPO, Twitter soared north of $70 per share, topping out at $74.73. Not bad for a company that priced at $26 per share. Since that late-2013 high, Twitter has retreated, trading ...

  • In an 8-K filing with the SEC on Monday, Twitter (NYSE: TWTR ) reported that the co-founders and CEO have no plans to sell their shares when the post-IPO lockup expires on May 5. The filing states, “Jack ...

  • Here are some things going on this morning in your world of tech: Nasdaq Composite has recovered from Thursday's and Friday's sell-off, currently up 47.81, or 1.2%, at 4,047.54.  Shares of Microsoft (MSFT) ...

  • What to Look For in Yahoo! Earnings 24/7 Wall St. - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 11:40 AM EDT

    When Yahoo! reports first-quarter results after markets close Tuesday, investors likely will be paying more attention to what it says about its plans for its windfall from the coming IPO of Alibaba.

  • Four Stocks Down More Than 30 Percent Last Week Benzinga - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 10:23 AM EDT

    Last week brought carnage for stocks. The S&P 500 was down about 2.5 percent, but some individual stocks were hit much harder. These four each lost nearly 40 percent of value: Imperva (NYSE: IMPV )- Down ...

  • Twitter’s CEO And Other Top Shareholders Won’t Be Selling Shares @ TechCrunch - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 10:20 AM EDT

    Twitter this morning signaled to investors that its founders and board still believe in the long-term value of the company, with news that CEO Dick Costolo, plus co-founders and board members Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams, as well as Benchmark Capital, have no intention of selling their shares of Twitter common stock.  …

  • Stock Upgrades: Eli Lilly Coming Up Roses @ Minyanville - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 9:23 AM EDT

    Wall Street ratings agencies set the tone for today's stock market.

  • Five Top Aerospace and Defense Stocks to Buy Now 24/7 Wall St. - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 8:45 AM EDT

    Like many of the top stocks in the various S&P 500 sectors, the quality aerospace and defense names have taken some shots in the recent sell-off. In a new research report, the Aerospace and Defense analyst ...

  • The Lesson of Voxeljet’s Secondary Offering @ 24/7 Wall St. - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

    Last Friday, 3D printer maker Voxeljet priced a secondary offering of 3 million shares at $15 a share. Voxeljet has never been a $70 stock. It may become one, someday, but that day is a long way off.

  • 6 Stocks to Sell Now @ Kiplinger - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    If you own any of these names, this would be a good time to lighten up your positions.

  • Tech insiders unload shares ahead of slide @ Financial Times - Sun, Apr 13, 2014 11:47 AM EDT

    Insiders at some of the hottest private and publicly traded internet companies unloaded substantial personal stakes ahead of the slump in tech stocks that started at the beginning of March. The selling ...

  • Is Nasdaq on Its Way Back to 3,000? @ 24/7 Wall St. - Sun, Apr 13, 2014 10:21 AM EDT

    It is not very long ago that the Nasdaq was below 3,000 — December 2012, in fact. More important, not very much has changed in terms of the general economy and company earnings since then. In other words, ...

  • 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 11 wrapped up another bustling week for IPOs. The week's new issues netted IPO investors a 12.6 percent gain by close of trading on Friday. While not quite making a double-digit ...

  • Zoe's Kitchen: The Next Chipotle? Benzinga - Sat, Apr 12, 2014 3:46 PM EDT

    The week's biggest IPO winner was Zoe's Kitchen (NYSE: ZOES ), which raised $88M in the offering, priced itself at $15 and opened exceedingly higher at $25.65 per share. Trading was plagued by volatility ...

  • IPO Preview: Another Big Week Ahead 24/7 Wall St. - Sat, Apr 12, 2014 10:56 AM EDT

    Following a week with eight initial public offerings (IPO) launched, the coming week has 11 more on the table, including 2 that didn’t make it out last week. The one everyone will be watching is Chinese ...

  • How Much Trouble Is GM Really In? 24/7 Wall St. - Sat, Apr 12, 2014 10:02 AM EDT

    Last December, General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) stock posted its 52-week high price of $41.85. On Friday, the stock fell below its IPO price of $33 for the first time in 10 months. The big question is how ...

  • Key Analyst Sell Ratings: Arch Coal, IBM, Domtar and More 24/7 Wall St. - Sat, Apr 12, 2014 8:45 AM EDT

    Now that stocks have sold off from their all-time highs, investors have decided that they better be very careful. These were this past week's big Sell ratings issued by Wall Street analysts.

  • [$$] The Highfliers Are Still Too High @ Barrons.com - Sat, Apr 12, 2014 12:01 AM EDT

    The stock market's highfliers are falling from the sky, led by Internet and biotechnology stocks. The air has come out of stocks like Twitter (TWTR), which is off 43% to $40 from its late 2013 high, and the 3-D printing group, the subject of a bearish Barron's cover story last month, is down sharply (see Follow-Up story). …

  • Once-soaring tech stocks sink in sobering comedown @ San Jose Mercury News - Fri, Apr 11, 2014 5:27 PM EDT

    The stock market's laws of gravity are ravaging its highest fliers. Just look at the list of technology trailblazers whose values have plummeted from record highs during the past few weeks. Investors have ...

  • IPO Wrapup for the Week of April 7th, 2014 Benzinga - Fri, Apr 11, 2014 4:59 PM EDT

    iKang Healthcare Group (NASDAQ: KANG ) - 10.9M shares, Priced at $14, Opened at $16.50, +0% for week. La Quinta Holdings (NYSE: LQ ) - 38.3M shares, Range of $18-21, Priced at $17, Opened at $16.75, -17% ...

  • U.S. stocks declined sharply for the second day in a row as investors found little reason to reverse Thursday's bullish activity. Right off the bat, JPMorgan reported disappointing quarterly results which ...

  • IAC Reportedly Buying 10% of Tinder for $500M Benzinga - Fri, Apr 11, 2014 4:42 PM EDT

    According to Bloomberg, IAC (NASDAQ: IACI ) is buying more shares of Tinder, which puts the mobile-dating site's valuation at $5 billion. Shares of IAC jumped nearly six percent when news of this hit the ...

  • The 4 Stocks That Sank the Market @ 24/7 Wall St. - Fri, Apr 11, 2014 4:01 PM EDT

    April 11, 2014: Markets opened lower on Friday with the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite breaking into positive territory late in the morning. Unfortunately neither index could hold the gain as investors ...

  • What to Do When Stock Market Starts to Crack? @ Barrons.com - Fri, Apr 11, 2014 2:12 PM EDT

    The Standard & Poor's 500 is down by more than 2%, but the Nasdaq has lost about 6% of its value, thanks to a big sell-off of many names like Facebook and Netflix. In a blog post on BlackRock's Website, Russ Koesterich, the asset management firm's chief investment strategist, makes some solid points and even offers up …

  • Ally Financial Signals Warning for IPO Investors The Fiscal Times - Fri, Apr 11, 2014 1:45 PM EDT

    The IPO market has been churning ahead full speed, running at double last year’s rate and at the hottest pace since 2000. But the IPOs in the pipeline represent a mixed bag, and the renewed volatility in the stock market means investors can no longer count on broader momentum to provide a lift to any new offering. Ally …

  • Why Stock Prices Are So Important For Startups @ TechCrunch - Fri, Apr 11, 2014 1:00 PM EDT

    Yesterday was a bit of a bloodbath for shares of internet stocks. The NASDAQ composite index declined by almost 130 points, its worst drop in two years, and Splunk and FireEye, two of last year’s most ...

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