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Bruker Corp. (BRKR) announced after the bell Wednesday that Charles F. Wagner, Jr., its Executive Vice President and CFO, will resign effective June 12. Bruker gapped open sharply lower Thursday and slipped further in early trade, before settling into a range. The stock closed with a loss of 3.17...

NetApp Inc. (NTAP) reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of $0.65 after the bell Wednesday, down from $0.84 a year ago. Analysts expected EPS of $0.72. First quarter adjusted EPS is expected to be between $0.20 and $0.25. The consensus estimate is for EPS of $0.60. NetApp gapped open sharply lower...

Open Text Corp. (OTEX) announced after the close Wednesday that its President and CEO Mark J. Barrenechea has resumed full involvement in day-to-day operations of the Company. He announced back in February that he would reduce his involvement in order to seek treatment for Leukemia. The company also...

Lumber Liquidators Holdings (LL) announced Thursday morning that Robert M. Lynch has unexpectedly resigned as CEO and President of the company. Thomas D. Sullivan will serve as interim CEO as the company searches for a replacement. Lumber Liquidators gapped open sharply lower Thursday, but was range-bound...

CVS Health Corp. (CVS) announced Thursday morning that it has agreed to acquire Omnicare (OCR) for $98.00 per share in cash, or approximately 12.7 billion. Omnicare gapped open higher Thursday and climbed until mid-morning. The stock finished with a gain of 1.63 at $96.26 on the highest volume of...

Woodward Inc. (WWD) and GE Aviation announced a strategic 50/50 joint venture for fuel systems for GE's large commercial aircraft engine lines after the bell Wednesday. Woodward will receive $250 million in cash from the agreement. Woodward also announced its plan to repurchase $250 million of outstanding...

CNBC reported Thursday morning that a subsidiary of Shake Shack Inc. (SHAK) recently filed for a trademark for "Chicken Shack." Shake Shack gapped open higher Thursday and climbed in early trade, before settling into a range. The stock ended the day with a gain of 7.02 at $89.87. Shake Shack rose...

Kirkland's Inc. (KIRK) announced Thursday morning that its Board of Directors has authorized a special cash dividend of $1.50 per share on its common stock. The company also reported first quarter adjusted EPS of $0.16, which topped the consensus estimate of $0.11. Kirkland's gapped open sharply...

Gainers: Best Buy Co., Inc. (BBY) is gaining 8 percent to $36.50 as the company's first quarter results topped Street view. QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM) is up 1 percent to $70.27 based on the news about accelerated share repurchase agreements with two financial institutions to repurchase an aggregate...

The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that private-equity firm Golden Gate Capital and other potential suitors have recently expressed interest in acquiring Pep Boys (PBY). Pep Boys gapped open sharply higher Wednesday and rose steadily until mid-morning. The stock ended the day with a gain of...

Lowe's Companies Inc. (LOW) reported first quarter EPS of $0.70 Wednesday morning, compared to $0.61 in the previous year. Analysts expected EPS of $0.74. The company expects to report full year EPS of about $3.29. The consensus estimate is for EPS of $3.31. Lowe's gapped open sharply lower Wednesday,...

Etsy Inc. (ETSY) reported a first quarter loss of $0.84 per share after the close Tuesday, compared to the loss of $0.01 per share last year. Etsy gapped open dramatically lower Wednesday morning, but was range-bound throughout the session. The stock closed down by 3.80 at $17.20 on strong volume....

Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. (SRPT) announced after the bell Tuesday that, after a meeting with the FDA, it will initiate a rolling NDA submission for eteplirsen. Eteplirsen is for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Sarepta Therapeutics gapped open sharply higher Wednesday and climbed until...

Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) reported second quarter adjusted EPS of $0.73 after the bell Tuesday, which beat the consensus estimate of $0.72. Third quarter adjusted EPS is expected to be between $0.71 and $0.77. Analysts are expecting EPS of $0.77. Analog Devices gapped up slightly Wednesday and rose...

Pivotal Research Group upgraded its rating on shares of Cablevision Systems Corp. (CVC) Wednesday morning to "Buy" from "Hold." Cablevision Systems climbed for the majority of the morning Wednesday and finished with a gain of 3.77 at $24.69 on the highest volume of the year. The stock soared past...

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