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Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (XENE) announced after the bell Tuesday that TV-45070 4% and 8% did not demonstrate statistically significant difference from placebo in efficacy endpoints of reductions in pain due to osteoarthritis in a Phase 2b study. Xenon Pharmaceuticals gapped open sharply lower Wednesday,...

AeroVironment Inc. (AVAV) reported fourth quarter EPS of $0.31 after the close Tuesday, down from $0.35 in the prior year period. Analysts expected EPS of $0.18. AeroVironment gapped open higher Wednesday and climbed for the majority of the morning. The stock finished with a gain of 2.98 at $29.06,...

Acuity Brands Inc. (AYI) reported third quarter adjusted EPS of $1.37 Wednesday morning, which topped the consensus estimate of $1.34. Acuity Brands gapped open sharply higher Wednesday, but traded in a range throughout the session. The stock closed up by 7.92 at $187.90 on above average volume....

Bassett Furniture Industries (BSET) reported second quarter adjusted EPS of $0.36 Wednesday morning, which topped the consensus estimate of $0.30. Bassett Furniture gapped up at the open Wednesday and rose sharply during the first hour of trade. The stock closed up by 6.12 at $34.53 on above average...

Dycom Industries Inc. (DY) raised its fourth quarter EPS forecast to between $0.79 and $0.87 Wednesday morning, from prior expectations of $0.74 to $0.82. The consensus estimate is for EPS of $0.78. The company also announced that its Board of Directors has authorized an additional $40 million to...

Chubb Corp. (CB) announced Wednesday morning that it has agreed to be acquired by ACE Ltd. (ACE) for $28.3 billion. Chubb shareholders will receive $62.93 per share in cash and 0.6019 shares of ACE stock for each Chubb share. Chubb gapped open dramatically higher Wednesday, but gave back some ground...

Signal Genetics Inc. (SGNL) announced Tuesday morning that it has signed a Master Service Agreement with a leading pharmaceutical company. Signal Genetics gapped up Tuesday and rose sharply during the first hour of trade, before settling into a range. The stock closed up by 0.71 at $2.19 on the highest...

Sony Corp. (SNE) announced Tuesday that it is planning an offering of 322 billion yen in new stocks as well as 120 billion yen in convertible bonds. Sony gapped open lower Tuesday, but was range-bound throughout the session. The stock finished with a loss of 1.97 at $28.39 on above average volume....

Deutsche Bank downgraded its rating on shares of Sysco Corp. (SYY) Tuesday morning to "Hold" from "Buy." Sysco announced yesterday that it has terminated its proposed $3.5 billion acquisition of rival US Foods. Sysco fell during the first half hour of trade Tuesday, but settled into a range for the...

Tuesday Morning Corp. (TUES) announced Tuesday morning that its Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Jeffrey N. Boyer, has resigned effective July 22, 2015. Tuesday Morning gapped open lower Tuesday and declined during the first half hour of trade. The...

Apollo Education Group (APOL) reported third quarter adjusted EPS of $0.53 after the close Monday, which topped the consensus estimate of $0.47. Revenues fell to $681.5 million from $793.6 million a year earlier. Analysts had a consensus revenue estimate of $698.57 million. The company also lowered...

Willis Group Holdings (WSH) and Towers Watson & Co. (TW) announced Tuesday morning that they have agreed to combine in an all-stock merger of equals transaction. The combined company will be named Willis Towers Watson. Willis Group Holdings gapped up sharply Tuesday, but traded in a range for the...

Juno Therapeutics Inc. (JUNO) and Celgene (CELG) announced a 10-year global collaboration after the bell Monday, for the development and commercialization of immunotherapies. Juno will receive an upfront payment of approximately $150 million and Celgene has agreed to purchase 9,137,672 shares of Juno's...

According to media reports, Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management has taken a 7.24 percent stake in Pentair plc (PNR). Pentair gapped open sharply higher Monday and advanced further in the early portion of the afternoon. The stock closed up by 4.32 at $68.75 on strong volume. Pentair has been climbing...

Assured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) gapped open sharply lower Monday and declined throughout the first half of the session. Shares finished with a loss of 3.66 at $23.76 on the highest volume of the year. The stock sank to a 7 1/2 month low. Assured Guaranty was under pressure due to its exposure to Puerto...

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