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BioDelivery Sciences International (BDSI) announced Monday morning that its Phase 3 clinical study of Clonidine Topical Gel did not meet its primary endpoint. BioDelivery Sciences International gapped open sharply lower Monday, but was range-bound for the majority of the session. Shares finished with...

Norcraft Companies Inc. (NCFT) announced Monday morning that it agreed to be acquired by Fortune Brands Home & Security (FBHS) in a transaction valued at approximately $600 million. Norcraft gapped open sharply higher Monday, but moved in a narrow range throughout the session. The stock closed up...

Madison Square Garden (MSG) announced after the bell Friday that it is exploring a possible separation of its businesses into two publicly traded companies. The separation would take place through a spin-off of its sports and entertainment business to MSG shareholders. Madison Square Garden gapped...

Horizon Pharma plc (HZNP) announced Monday morning that it has agreed to acquire Hyperion Therapeutics Inc. (HPTX) for $46.00 per share in cash, or approximately $1.1 billion. Horizon Pharma gapped up sharply Monday and rose above the session's narrow range going into the close. The stock ended the...

Horizon Pharma plc (HZNP) is acquiring Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc. (HPTX) for $46.00 per share or approximately $1.1 billion in cash. HPTX featured on Short-Term Investor on Feb 27. The sale price represents a gain of more than 50% to our published price of $30.59 on Feb 27 and that too within 22 trading days

Barclays upgraded its rating on shares of Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) Monday morning to "Overweight" from "Equal weight." Analog Devices gapped up sharply Monday and climbed during the first half hour of trade. The stock was range-bound for the remainder of the session and closed up by 5.97 at $64.81...

Cellular Dynamics International (ICEL) announced Monday morning that it agreed to be acquired by FUJIFILM Holdings Corp. for $16.50 per share, or approximately $307 million. Cellular Dynamics International gapped up dramatically at the open Monday, but moved in a narrow range throughout the session....

Catamaran Corp. (CTRX) announced Monday morning that it has agreed to be acquired by OptumRx for $61.50 per share in cash. OptumRx is UnitedHealth Group's (UNH) free-standing pharmacy care services business. Catamaran gapped open dramatically higher Monday, but traded in a narrow range throughout...

Auspex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ASPX) announced Monday morning that it agreed to be acquired by Teva Pharmaceuticals (TEVA) for $101.00 per share in cash. Auspex Pharmaceuticals gapped open dramatically higher Monday, but moved in a narrow range throughout the session. Shares finished up by 29.45 at...

Carnival Corp. (CCL) reported first quarter adjusted EPS of $0.20 Friday morning, which topped the consensus estimate of $0.10. Full year 2015 non-GAAP EPS is expected to be between $2.30 and $2.50. Analysts are expecting EPS of $2.50. Carnival gapped open higher Friday and posted gains in early trade,...

GameStop Corp. (GME) reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of $2.15 after the bell Thursday, up from $1.90 in the previous year. The consensus estimate was for EPS of $2.17. The company expects to report first quarter EPS of $0.53 to $0.60 and between $3.60 and $3.80 for the full year 2015. Analysts are...

Ohr Pharmaceutical Inc. (OHRP) announced results from its Phase II study of OHR-102 combination therapy for the treatment of the wet form of age-related macular degeneration Friday morning. The study failed to meet its primary endpoint. Ohr Pharmaceutical gapped open dramatically lower Friday and...

Restoration Hardware Holdings (RH) reported fourth quarter EPS of $1.02 after the close Thursday, up from $0.65 in the prior year. Analysts expected EPS of $1.01. The company expects to report first quarter EPS of $0.18 to $0.20 and between $2.95 and $3.10 for the full year 2015. The consensus estimates...

Oxford Industries Inc. (OXM) reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of $1.08 after the bell Thursday, up from $0.89 a year ago. Analysts expected EPS of $1.03. The company expects to report first quarter adjusted EPS of $1.15 to $1.25 and between $3.45 and $3.60 for the full year 2015. The consensus estimates...

Dow Chemical Co. (DOW) announced Friday morning that it will separate a significant portion of its chlorine value chain and merge it with Olin Corp. (OLN) in a transaction is valued at $5 billion. The merger will result in Dow shareholders receiving around 50.5 percent of the shares of Olin, with...

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