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Stock Market Roundup, Feb. 21: VZ Nabs YHOO For Cheap, WMT & HD Gain

Ryan McQueeney

After the long weekend, investors returned to the market in a buying mood on Tuesday. Stocks gained in the morning on the back of several positive reports from the retail sector, which included earnings beats from Wal-Mart and Home Depot, and that momentum continued into an afternoon that saw investors excited about the latest merger news.

Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) Top Movers

Value: Chemours Company CC - +7.80%

Growth: Spartan Motors SPAR - +13.09%

Momentum: Radiant Logistics RLGT - +9.62%

VGM: SPAR

Major Indexes

DOW: 20,746.62 / +122.57 / +0.59%

NASDAQ: 5,863.79 / +25.21 / +0.43%

S&P 500: 2,366.36 / +15.20 / +0.65%

Top Headlines

Watch Out Amazon: Walmart May Use Moosejaw to Tempt High-Income Shoppers

On today’s episode of Shopping for Stocks, Editor Maddy Johnson takes a look at America’s largest retailer, Walmart, who has been on quite the acquisition spree lately.

Retail Earnings Roundup: WMT, M, HD Soar After Impressive Reports

After a spree of disappointing holiday sales announcements, investors have been less-than-excited about a tepid retail industry that has continued to struggle in the face of changing consumer behavior. However, solid fourth-quarter reports from Wal-Mart WMT, Macy’s M, and Home Depot HD have investors in a frenzy on Tuesday.

Verizon Trims $350 Million Off of Yahoo Merger

Telecommunications giant Verizon Communications VZ has announced it will be acquiring Yahoo’s YHOO core internet business at a discount of $350 million for $4.48 billion. The discount is $50 million greater than initially expected.

Popeyes Spikes 19% After $1.8 Billion Acquisition Deal with Burger King Owner

Restaurant Brands International Inc. QSR, owner of Burger King and Tim Hortons, has reached a deal with Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. PLKI to acquire the fried chicken chain for $1.8 billion.

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