News about <![CDATA[Benzinga]]> News about en-us <![CDATA[#PreMarket Prep Guest List For The Week of April 21, 2014]]> There is an interesting slate of guests for the week's #PreMarket Prep broadcast, sponsored by OptionsHouse.

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<![CDATA[Benzinga Weekly Preview: Earnings Season Kicks Into High Gear]]> Earnings season is in full swing next week with almost a third of S&P 500 companies set to report.

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<![CDATA[Comcast, Time Warner Siad to be in Discussions to Sell Subscribers to Charter Communications for Up to $20B -FT]]> Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) have reportedly begun negotiations with Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) ...

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<![CDATA[Sports Business Wrap For The Week Of April 14]]> Top Stories

Milwaukee Bucks Sold To Hedge Fund Managers For $550 Million

The Bucks finished the season with the NBA's worst record ...

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<![CDATA[Tauriga Sciences Is Poised To Establish Themselves In The Marijuana Space (Part Two)]]> Rising From The Ashes

Tauriga’s future definitely seems more certain than it did a year ago, when the company was ...

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<![CDATA[Zynga Or Groupon: Which Would You Rather?]]> In recent years investors in the stock market, as well as institutional investors and private equity firms, have all been looking for ...

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<![CDATA[Energy ETFs Surge On Higher Commodity Prices]]> The energy sector has been trading sharply higher, as rising oil and natural gas prices create a sturdy tailwind for many of these ...

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<![CDATA[Morgan Stanley on Steel Dynamics: Benefit To Earnings Covered By Weather]]> Analyst Evan L. Kurtz at Morgan Stanley on Thursday, April 17, 2014, reiterated coverage on Steel Dynamics (NASDAQ: STLD).

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<![CDATA[Benzinga's M&A Chatter for Thursday April 17, 2014]]> The following are the M&A deals, rumors and chatter circulating on Wall Street for Thursday April 17, 2014.

Post Holdings to Acquire ...

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<![CDATA[SM Energy Announces Plans to Collect and Disclose Emissions Data, Resulting in Withdrawal of Stockholder Climate Change Proposal]]> SM Energy Company (NYSE: SM) announces that, as the result of its conversations with Mercy Investments, Mercy has elected to withdraw ...

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<![CDATA[Interactive Intelligence to Acquire OrgSpan; Terms Undisclosed]]> Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ININ), a global provider of software and services designed to improve the customer ...

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<![CDATA[Market Wrap For April 17: Mixed Earnings Drag The Dow Lower While S&P 500 & Nasdaq End Positive]]> U.S. stocks were mostly higher on Thursday as both the S&P 500 index and Nasdaq index recorded a fourth straight winning session ...

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<![CDATA[Actavis to Acquire Four Products from Akorn; Terms Undisclosed]]> Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT), a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that it has entered into agreements with ...

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<![CDATA[Keating Capital Companies, TrueCar, Zoosk File for IPOs]]> TrueCar files IPO registration statement to raise $125 million Zoosk files IPO registration statement to raise $100 million ...

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<![CDATA[Stifel Downgrades Ryder System, Expects Benefit From Outsourcing Tailwinds]]> Analyst David Ross at Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, April 17, 2014, downgraded Ryder System, Inc. (NASDAQ: R) from Buy to Neutral and ...

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<![CDATA[Canaccord Lowers Rating on TransCanada to Hold]]> Analyst Juan Plessis at Canaccord on Thursday, April 17, 2014, downgradedTransCanada (NYSE: TRP) from Buy to Hold and ...

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<![CDATA[Healthways and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Reach Settlement Agreement]]> Healthways (NASDAQ: HWAY) today announced an agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota (“BCBSMN”) resolving a former ...

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<![CDATA[UPDATE: SolarCity Leveraged to Capitalize on Solar Rooftop Boom, Baird Says]]> On Thursday, Baird upgraded shares of SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY) from Neutral to Outperform and maintained the $75 price ...

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<![CDATA[Staples Vs. Office Depot: Which Would You Rather?]]> Over the last ten years, the office-supply industry has been dominated by retail giants Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) and Office Depot ...

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<![CDATA[Credit Suisse Downgrades Environmental Services Space]]> In a report published Thursday, Credit Suisse analyst Hamzah Mazari downgraded the Environmental Services space from Market Weight to ...

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<![CDATA[Amazon Fire TV's Voice Search Gets New Partners, Hulu Plus, Crackle, Showtime Anytime]]> Amazon today announced that Hulu Plus, Crackle, and SHOWTIME ANYTIME are joining VEVO in integrating their full catalogs into Fire TV's ...

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<![CDATA[Baird Upgrades SolarCity After 35% Pullback In Share Price]]> Analyst Ben Kallo at Baird Equity Research on Thursday, April 17, 2014, upgraded SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY) from Neutral to Outperform ...

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<![CDATA[Canaccord Downgrades Enbridge on Price Strength]]> Analyst Juan Plessis at Canaccord on Thursday, April 17, 2014, downgraded Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB)from Buy to Hold. ...

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<![CDATA[Hawaiian Airlines and Air China Sign Codeshare Agreement]]> Hawaiian Airlines today announced the signing of a codeshare agreement with Air China, China's exclusive national flag carrier, that ...

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<![CDATA[How One Former Wall Street Trader Is Changing U.S. Manufacturing...With Vodka]]> Rufino Valentine grew up in a Northern Michigan town where you bought milk from the local diary. He was raised with an appreciation and ...

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<![CDATA[Natural Resource Stocks For Income, Value And Growth Investors]]> Both the Dow Jones Industrial Averageand the Standard & Poor's 500 Indexare down in recent market action, ...

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<![CDATA[Herbalife Issues Statement Regarding Illinois AG Probe]]> Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) today issued the following statement:

We have more than 15,000 members and many more thousands of ...

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<![CDATA[Central Bancorp Shareholders Approve Merger with Hanmi Financial Corporation]]> Hanmi Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: HAFC) ("Hanmi"), the holding company for Hanmi Bank, announced today that shareholders of ...

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<![CDATA[Is Samsung Hedging Its Bets Between Android and Tizen?]]> When it comes to deciding between Android and the company’s in-house, Linux-based operating system, Tizen, Samsung (OTC: SSNLF) ...

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<![CDATA[Mid-Afternoon Market Update: SanDisk Rallies as Western Union Drops on News of a New Money Transfer Service Through Wal-Mart]]> Toward the end of trading Thursday, the Dow traded up 0.06 percent to 16,434.15 while the NASDAQ surged 0.46 percent to 4,105.08. The ...

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<![CDATA[Ginnie Mae To Big Banks: Show Us Your Mortgages. But Can They?]]> The Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) recently discovered that Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) is missing key ...

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<![CDATA[IKEA Invests In Wind Power At Its U.S. Facilities]]> There's another sign that the big corporations are taking the idea of alternative energy and energy sustainability quite ...

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<![CDATA[Google Shares 'Cheap', SunTrust Reiterates]]> In a report published Thursday, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey analyst Robert Peck reiterated a Buy rating and $680 price target on Google ...

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<![CDATA[Sina Lifts Off on Weibo IPO, Bullish Comments from Stifel]]> On Thursday, Stifel Nicolaus lowered the price target for Sina Corp (NASDAQ: SINA) from $80 to $100, which is still much higher than the ...

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<![CDATA[Raise Your Glass: Bud Light Makes Up 20 percent Of Beer Sales]]> Vox.com on Wednesday reported that Bud Light came in as a clear winner in 2013 U.S. beer sales.

Using Information Resources's data on ...

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<![CDATA[Sotheby's Issues Presentation to Set the Record Straight]]> Sotheby's (NYSE: BID) today announced that it has issued a presentation in response to Third Point's recent misleading claims regarding ...

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<![CDATA[D.A. Davidson Upgrades Universal Forest Products, Increases 2Q Estimates]]> Analyst Steven Chercover at D.A. Davidson & Co. on Thursday, April 17, 2014, upgraded the rating on Universal Forest Products (NASDAQ: ...

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<![CDATA[Apple Likely to Increase Stock Buyback Plan, According to Bernstein]]> Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) will likely announce an increase in its stock buyback plan, according to Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi. ...

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<![CDATA[Currency ETFs Offer Access To Unconventional Markets]]> One of the benefits of exchange-traded funds is the abundance of innovative strategies that nearly any investor can now ...

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<![CDATA[MasterCard Board of Directors Recommends Two New Candidates for Election]]> MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE: MA) today announced that its Board of Directors has nominated Julius Genachowski and Merit Janow for ...

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<![CDATA[Why Michiganders Can Celebrate Today]]> Congratulations, Michiganders! Thursday, April 17 is Tax Freedom Day.

But what does that mean, exactly?

Tax Freedom Day is ...

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<![CDATA[Endurance Specialty Holdings: Endurance Specialty Holdings Comments on Aspen Insurance Holdings' Poison Pill Adoption]]> Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. ("Endurance") (NYSE: ENH) today commented on Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited's ("Aspen's") (NYSE: ...

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<![CDATA[Weibo Opens, Moves Sharply Higher]]> Weibo(NASDAQ: WB)issued a 16.8 million share IPO raising $285.6 million.

Initial offering price is set at $17, ...

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<![CDATA[D.A. Davidson & Co. on Wintrust Financial; Raises PT]]> Analyst Stephen Geyen at D.A. Davidson & Co. on Thursday, April 17, 2014, upgraded the rating on Wintrust Financial (NASDAQ: WTFC). ...

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<![CDATA[Compass Point: 'PNC is One of Our Favorite Large Cap Regional Banks to Own']]> Analyst Kevin Barker at Compass Point on Thursday, April 17, 2014, released a report on PNC Financial Services (NYSE: PNC). Shares of ...

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<![CDATA[Pacific Crest Analyst Sees 47% Upside in Shares of Netflix]]> On Thursday, Pacific Crest upgraded shares of Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) from Sector Perform to Outperform and announced a $500 price ...

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<![CDATA[Mid-Day Market Update: Google Drops After Downbeat Earnings; SanDisk Shares Spike Higher]]> Midway through trading Thursday, the Dow traded down 0.10 percent to 16,409.15 while the NASDAQ surged 0.09 percent to 4,090.08. The ...

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<![CDATA[Morgan Stanley on Mallinckrodt: Controversy Around Acthar Unsettling]]> Analyst Christopher Caponetti at Morgan Stanley on Thursday, April 17, 2014, released a report on Mallinckrodt Plc (NYSE: MNK). ...

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<![CDATA[Skystar Bio-Pharmaceutical Provides Update to Its Patent Portfolio]]> Skystar Bio-Pharmaceutical Company (NASDAQ: SKBI) ("Skystar" or the "Company"), a China-based manufacturer and distributor of veterinary ...

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<![CDATA[Wells Fargo Believes IBM Is A 'Fairly Defensive Stock']]> Analyst Maynard Um at Wells Fargo on Thursday, April 17, 2014, released a report International Business Machines (NYSE: ...

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