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  • [$$] A Gutsy Pre-Earnings Wager on LinkedIn @ Barrons.com - 1 hour 43 minutes ago

    One of the great challenges of running a company with a high-volatility stock like LinkedIn's is the need to be perpetually stylish. LinkedIn's options are priced with a big fear premium, indicating that options traders have little conviction ahead of earnings. Aggressive investors can wager on LinkedIn's quarter with …

  • Some top technology stocks will report their numbers this week, and the tech analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald are very positive on some of these top companies.

  • A new research report from the analysts at Credit Suisse highlights the stocks in which large cap mutual fund ownership is declining the most.

  • U.S. stocks were little changed ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy announcement due out on Wednesday. The Federal Reserve will conclude a two-day session, with the central bank likely to announce further ...

  • Short interest can be a very telling component of investor and trader sentiment toward a stock. High or rising short interest typically means that investors and traders believe a stock is going to drop ...

  • Sterne Agee analyst Brian Wright upgraded Wellcare Health Plans (NYSE: WCG ) from Underperform to Neutral. Wright also lowered his price target and earnings due to outlook that indicates increases in medical ...

  • IPO Lookout: Busy Week Brings The Biggest IPO Since Facebook Benzinga - Mon, Jul 28, 2014 3:50 PM EDT

    This should be a big week for initial public offerings, with 23 new issues on the docket, including Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF ), the biggest IPO since Facebook (NASDAQ: FB ). Founded in 1932, Synchrony ...

  • Tyson’s Shares Rise on Asset Sale, Outlook @ 24/7 Wall St. - Mon, Jul 28, 2014 1:45 PM EDT

    Shares of Tyson Foods have bounced around Monday morning as investors try to decide whether the company's earnings and its plans to issue more equity are good or bad news.

  • [$$] How to Play Twitter's Earnings: #Volatility @ Barrons.com - Mon, Jul 28, 2014 12:08 PM EDT

    Twitter has some fundamental business challenges, but one thing makes it more attractive to options traders than almost any other stock: volatility. When Twitter (TWTR) last reported earnings on April 29, the stock fell about 24%, almost triple the previous earnings-related share decline of 9%. In an options market with …

  • Facebook, Google vying for growth as Alibaba IPO looms @ USA TODAY - Mon, Jul 28, 2014 11:04 AM EDT

    Chinese e-commerce site expected to launch IPO soon.

  • Virgin America files for IPO @ Financial Times - Mon, Jul 28, 2014 10:18 AM EDT

    Virgin America, the California-based airline partly owned by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group, has announced plans to seek an initial public offering amid the strongest market conditions for airlines ...

  • Oppenheimer’s Top Bank Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2014 @ 24/7 Wall St. - Mon, Jul 28, 2014 9:10 AM EDT

    If any Wall Street sector has had headline risk for the past year, and some would say five years, it is the banking sector. Despite a horrible public relations nightmare as the “too big to fail” monsters, ...

  • 5 Huge Biotech Catalysts Right Around the Corner for Top Stocks @ 24/7 Wall St. - Mon, Jul 28, 2014 8:55 AM EDT

    A brand new research report from RBC highlights more than 50 biotech event catalysts that are on the horizon. These are trial data, FDA decisions and company presentations coming soon. The analysts screened ...

  • Richard Branson Strikes Again: Virgin America Files for IPO @ 24/7 Wall St. - Mon, Jul 28, 2014 7:45 AM EDT

    Richard Branson is coming to America yet again. Branson’s Virgin Group Ltd. has filed its paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its Virgin America Inc. to come public via ...

  • Short Sellers Stick With These 3 Social Media Stocks Benzinga - Sat, Jul 26, 2014 1:51 PM EDT

    Among the leading social media companies based in the United States, eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY ), Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN ) and LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD ) bucked the trend toward declining short interest in early July. ...

  • Big Short Interest Swings In These 3 Solar Stocks Benzinga - Sat, Jul 26, 2014 1:47 PM EDT

    Among the leading U.S. solar-related stocks, First Solar (NASDAQ: FSLR ), GT Advanced Technologies (NASDAQ: GTAT ) and SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY ) saw the largest percentage changes in the number of shares ...

  • We screen the lists of insider selling each week at 24/7 Wall Street, and look for the high-profile names that some of our readers may own in their portfolios.

  • Key Stocks Seeing Insider Buying This Week @ 24/7 Wall St. - Sat, Jul 26, 2014 9:30 AM EDT

    As usual, when the earnings reporting window is open for companies, often the window for insiders to buy and sell stock opens up as well. With well over half of the S&P 500 companies having reported already, ...

  • IPO Week Ahead: GE Spins Out Synchrony in a Whirl of 22 IPOs @ 24/7 Wall St. - Sat, Jul 26, 2014 9:20 AM EDT

    We have counted 22 initial public offerings (IPOs) on the schedule for this week, including just two holdovers from last week. Of the dozen companies that actually made it to the markets last week, Friday’s ...

  • RadioShack Could Be Delisted From NYSE @ 24/7 Wall St. - Sat, Jul 26, 2014 9:05 AM EDT

    RadioShack's stock has traded below $1 so long that it has received notice from the New York Stock Exchange that its shares may be delisted. The notice likely will cause investors to drive the share price ...

  • [$$] 13D Filings @ Barrons.com - Sat, Jul 26, 2014 2:52 AM EDT

    13Ds are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission within 10 days of an entity's attaining a greater than 5% position in any class of a company's securities. Source: InsiderScore.com Hedge fund Elliott Management increased its holdings to 14,966,446 shares (9.3% of the total voting shares) as a result of its purchase …

  • [$$] RBC Is in the Lead Going Into the Turn @ Barrons.com - Sat, Jul 26, 2014 2:43 AM EDT

    The silver medal went to Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, for its 9.2% showing. Los Angeles–based Wedbush Securities landed in the cellar;

  • [$$] Airlines Back in Payout Mode @ Barrons.com - Sat, Jul 26, 2014 2:07 AM EDT

    So much so that last Thursday, American Airlines Group declared its first quarterly common dividend since 1980 and reinstated stock-repurchases. With American (AAL) trading on Nasdaq at just about its 52-week high of $44.88, the stock yields 1% with the restored dividend. United Continental Holdings (UAL), which ended …

  • With Investors Hungry for Fast-Casual Chicken, El Pollo Loco Makes Strong Public Debut

    Shares of the Mexican-style chicken franchise were off to a strong start on their first day of trading.

  • El Pollo IPO Going Loco 24/7 Wall St. - Fri, Jul 25, 2014 11:00 AM EDT

    El Pollo Loco sold 7.14 million shares in an initial public offering Friday morning. The opening price was more than 25% above the top of the expected price range.

  • Key Short Interest Changes in Defensive High-Yield Dividend Stocks @ 24/7 Wall St. - Fri, Jul 25, 2014 10:30 AM EDT

    The short interest data for the July 15 settlement date is out and we have compared the defensive dividend stocks, aside of utilities, to what has happened since the June 30 settlement date. The interesting ...

  • These are this Friday's top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations from Wall Street firms on Friday, July 25, 2015. They include Amazon.com, Brightcove, Exxon, GM, Mylan, Petrobras and Twitter.

  • Short Sellers Pour Back Into 3D Printing Sector 24/7 Wall St. - Fri, Jul 25, 2014 8:20 AM EDT

    Short interest rose in all four of the 3D printing companies we follow, and it rose very steeply in one of the four. In the prior two-week period, share price hikes indicated a likely short squeeze, but ...

  • The 5 Most Heavily Shorted Nasdaq Stocks: Who Bucked the Trend? @ 24/7 Wall St. - Fri, Jul 25, 2014 7:00 AM EDT

    Short sellers shied away from four of the top five most shorted stocks on the Nasdaq between the June 30 and July 15 settlement dates. The outlier was Frontier Communications, which saw a small rise in ...

  • IPOs Get Bigger but Leave Less for Public Investors @ BusinessWeek - Thu, Jul 24, 2014 5:30 PM EDT

    As companies stay private longer, public investors miss out on gains

  • Stock buybacks are running at a near record pace in the year to date, but contrary to expectations, those with the highest buy-back ratios have trailed the S&P 500 index. The S&P 500 Buyback Index , which ...

  • SodaStream Shares Sizzle in Anticipation of Private Buyer StockTwits - Thu, Jul 24, 2014 1:35 PM EDT

    Sodastream getting significant boost from rumors of potential buyout.

  • Meet the $100 Facebook Analyst Stock Call @ 24/7 Wall St. - Thu, Jul 24, 2014 12:35 PM EDT

    It is without a doubt that Facebook hit a home run on its earnings report on Wednesday night. If Jefferies is right in its assessment, Facebook shares could be headed to $100.

  • These are the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations from Wall Street firms for Thursday, July 24, 2014. They include Boeing, Facebook, F5 Networks, Markit, Qualcomm, Verizon and Unisys.

  • Cynk had no assets and no revenue. But it got a $6 billion valuation. Then it blew up

  • A Closer Look At Three Hot Restaurant IPOs Benzinga - Wed, Jul 23, 2014 11:30 AM EDT

    It has been an outstanding year thus far for companies looking to raise money and go public. In fact, while 2013 was a record year for new offerings, 2014 may be even better. One of the more active sectors ...

  • These are the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations from Wall Street firms for Wednesday, July 23, 2014. They include DuPont, General Electric, King, Microsoft, Xilinx and McDonald's.

  • Credit Suisse’s Top Mid-Cap Stocks to Buy for Rest of 2014 @ 24/7 Wall St. - Wed, Jul 23, 2014 8:30 AM EDT

    The Credit Suisse team, in a new report, says investors may want to look at the top mid-cap companies to own. They are also advising clients to avoid come of the popular and over-owned stocks.

  • [$$] Facebook Earnings Offer An Options Opportunity @ Barrons.com - Tue, Jul 22, 2014 4:01 PM EDT

    Strong engagement data is propelling Facebook into Wednesday's second-quarter earnings report. The social media company's market share of all time spent on the Internet was about 18% in June for desktops, and 20% for mobile devices, according to comScore data cited by JPMorgan research. Doug Anmuth, who follows Facebook …

  • Investment Technology (NYSE: ITG ) shares jumped more than four percent on news an activist investor group acquired a 6.3 percent stake and plans to lobby for its sale. The group, headed by Philadelphia ...

  • Transocean Partners Submits IPO Filing 24/7 Wall St. - Tue, Jul 22, 2014 3:12 PM EDT

    Transocean Partners LLC, a spin-off from Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG), has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an initial public offering (IPO) of 17.5 million common units ...

  • Apache (NYSE: APA ) shares are trading five percent higher Tuesday following news that Jana has taken a $1 billion stake in the company. In response to Jana's new stake Apache, Bank of America has issued ...

  • El Pollo Loco Sets IPO Terms, Remains Above Original Estimates 24/7 Wall St. - Tue, Jul 22, 2014 1:20 PM EDT

    El Pollo Loco Holdings has set its formal terms for an initial public offering (IPO). Be advised that these terms can change before the formal IPO, literally up until the final hours ahead of the event. ...

  • Compass Point: The Bull Case For Zion Bancorp Benzinga - Tue, Jul 22, 2014 11:02 AM EDT

    Compass Point analyst Kevin Barker released a note upgrading Zion Bancorporation’s (NASDAQ: ZION ) rating from Neutral to Buy and raised the price target from $32 to $33. Barker said that due to several ...

  • Puzzled by Investing Jargon? @ Morningstar - Tue, Jul 22, 2014 7:00 AM EDT

    We clear up terms such as margin of safety, risk-free rate of return, and sensitive stocks.

  • WH Group reboots Hong Kong IPO after cutting valuation @ Financial Times - Tue, Jul 22, 2014 2:25 AM EDT

    WH Group, the world's largest pork producer, will list on the Hong Kong stock exchange on August 5, after dropping its targeted valuation significantly. The Sino-US company will now sell shares at $HK6.20, ...

  • The week of July 21 is a continuation of the IPO ramp-up, with 13 new issues expected to price, raising $1.5 billion in proceeds. Orion Engineered Carbons (NYSE: OEC ), the largest IPO, expects to price ...

  • Here are some things going on today in your world of tech: Shares of Apple (AAPL) are down 45 cents, or half a percent, at $93.98, despite two positive notes this morning, from JMP Securities's Alex Gauna raised his rating on the shares to Outperform from Market Perform, with a $135 price target, arguing Apple is poised …

  • Activist Investors Could Face Trouble Influencing EMC and VMware Efforts @ 24/7 Wall St. - Mon, Jul 21, 2014 11:25 AM EDT

    VMware could finally find itself independent of such strong control from former parent and super-majority shareholder EMC, but only with odds of "maybe" for investors and bookies.

  • Shares of enterprise storage titan EMC (EMC) are up 88 cents, or 3.2%, at $27.86, after The Wall Street Journal's Dana Cimilluca and Shira Ovide this morning wrote that activist investors Elliott Management have taken a stake of more than $1 billion in the company, and are preparing to urge management to give up its 80% …

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