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Pulmatrix Inc. (PULM) announced Tuesday morning that the FDA has designated PUR1900, its drug candidate for treating fungal infections in the lungs of CF patients, as a "Qualified Infectious Disease Product." Pulmatrix climbed for the bulk of the morning Tuesday and finished with a gain of 0.87 at...

Benitec Biopharma (BNTC) announced Tuesday morning that the European Commission has granted Orphan Drug Designation to BB-301 for the treatment of patients with oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy. Benitec Biopharma gapped up at the open Tuesday and spiked higher in early trade. The stock settled into...

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) was range-bound throughout the first half of Tuesday's session, but sank sharply in the early afternoon. The stock dropped on the news that the FTC filed a lawsuit against the company on allegations it used "anticompetitive" tactics to maintain a monopoly on a semiconductor. Qualcomm...

Revlon Inc. (REV) unveiled a new brand-centric organization structure Tuesday morning. Revlon gapped open higher Tuesday and rose steadily until mid-morning. The stock was range-bound for the rest of the session and closed up by 2.40 at $34.55, with volume at over a 9-month high. Revlon climbed to...

Progress Software Corp. (PRGS) reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of $0.62 on Monday, up from $0.53 a year ago. Analysts expected EPS of $0.52. Progress Software dropped sharply at the open Tuesday, but recovered some ground before settling into a range. Shares finished with a loss of 1.25 at $76.55....

Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) announced Tuesday morning that British American Tobacco has agreed to acquire the 57.8 percent of Reynolds' common stock that it does not already own for $29.44 per share. Reynolds American gapped up sharply Tuesday, but traded in a range for the bulk of the session. The...

Clayton Williams Energy (CWEI) announced Monday that it has agreed to be acquired by Noble Energy (NBL) for $2.7 billion. Clayton Williams Energy gapped open dramatically higher Tuesday, but was range-bound throughout the session. Shares finished up by 41.27 at $145.25 on the highest volume of the...

HomeStreet Inc. (HMST) announced after the bell Thursday that it expects to report fourth quarter EPS of $0.07 to $0.09 and between $2.34 and $2.36 for the full year. The consensus estimates are for EPS of $0.49 and $2.74. HomeStreet gapped open sharply lower Friday and fell in the first half hour...

Deutsche Bank upgraded its rating on shares of Netflix Inc. (NFLX) Friday to "Hold" from "Sell." Netflix gapped open higher Friday and climbed for the majority of the morning. The stock took out the session highs going into the close and finished up by 4.52 at $133.70. Netflix closed challenging...

GameStop Corp. (GME) announced Friday morning that total comparable store sales for the 9-week holiday period decreased 18.7 percent. GameStop gapped open sharply lower Friday morning, but traded in a narrow range throughout the session. The stock closed down by 1.99 at $22.73, with volume at over...

Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) announced Thursday that it will begin charging new customers fees at Supercharging stations if they exceed their annual limit. Tesla Motors rose sharply in early trade Friday and climbed throughout the final 2 hours of trade. Shares finished with a gain of 8.16 at $237.75....

Sanchez Energy Corp. (SN) announced after the close Thursday that it and funds managed by Blackstone Energy Partners (BX) have agreed to acquire Anadarko Petroleum Corp.'s (APC) working interest in approximately 318,000 gross operated acres in the Western Eagle Ford for approximately $2.3 billion. Sanchez...

DexCom Inc. (DXCM) announced after the bell Thursday that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has determined that Continuous Glucose Monitors will be classified as "Durable Medical Equipment" under Medicare Part B coverage. DexCom gapped open sharply higher Friday and climbed during the first...

Cincinnati Financial Corp. (CINF) announced Thursday morning that it expects its fourth quarter results to include pretax catastrophe losses of around $75 million to $85 million. Cincinnati Financial steadily declined until around mid-afternoon Thursday and finished with a loss of 4.98 at $69.91 on...

Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) said that it plans to create an additional 100,000 full-time, full-benefit jobs in the U.S. over the next 18 months. Amazon.com posted gains in early trade Thursday and advanced further around mid-morning. The stock finished up by 14.62 at $813.64. Amazon.com has been rising...

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