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Lexmark International Inc. (LXK) reported first quarter non-GAAP EPS of $0.92 Tuesday morning, down from $0.95 last year. Analysts expected EPS of $0.87. The company expects to report second quarter non-GAAP EPS of $0.85 to $0.95. The consensus estimate is for EPS of $0.94. Lexmark International gapped...

Medidata Solutions Inc. (MDSO) reported first quarter non-GAAP EPS of $0.11 Tuesday morning, down from $0.17 a year ago. Analysts expected EPS of $0.16. Medidata Solutions gapped open sharply lower Tuesday morning and declined during the first 2 hours of trade. Shares finished down by 11.98 at $40.71...

Netflix Inc. (NFLX) reported first quarter EPS of $0.86 after the bell Monday, compared to $0.05 in the prior year period. Analysts expected EPS of $0.83. The company expects to report second quarter earnings of $1.12 per share. The consensus estimate is for EPS of $1.00. Netflix gapped open dramatically...

Rent-A-Center Inc. (RCII) reported first quarter adjusted EPS of $0.57 after the bell Monday, which topped the consensus estimate of $0.55. The company maintained its full-year 2014 earnings outlook of $2.30 to $2.50 per share, but lowered its revenue growth outlook to 3 to 6 percent from prior estimate...

Carlisle Companies Inc. (CSL) reported first quarter EPS of $0.55 Tuesday morning, down from $0.85 a year ago. The consensus estimate was for EPS of $0.52. Carlisle climbed throughout the first 2 hours of trade Tuesday, before settling into a range. The stock closed up by 3.63 at $82.77 on above...

Celanese Corp. (CE) reported first quarter adjusted EPS of $1.33 after the close Monday, up from $1.14 last year. The consensus estimate was for EPS of $1.21. Celanese gapped up sharply Tuesday and climbed during the first hour of trade, before profit taking set in. The stock closed up by 1.97 at...

Harley-Davidson Inc. (HOG) reported first quarter EPS of $1.21 Tuesday morning, up from $0.99 in the previous year. The consensus estimate was for EPS of $1.08. Harley-Davidson gapped open sharply higher Tuesday, but traded in a range throughout the session. The stock closed up by 4.33 at $71.87 on...

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX) announced Tuesday that it has submitted a merger proposal to acquire Allergan Inc. (AGN) for C$48.30 in cash and 0.83 Shares of Valeant stock for each Allergan share. Perishing Square, Allergan's largest shareholder with a 9.7% stake, has agreed to elect only...

Defense and aerospace giant Boeing Co. (BA) is scheduled to post first quarter results before the markets open. The earnings of the company are expected to decline to $1.56 per share from $1.73 per share reported a year earlier, while revenues are anticipated to increase to $20.19 billion from last year's...

Empire Resorts Inc. (NYNY) announced Monday morning that it submitted the $1 million application fee to the New York State Gaming Commission for a destination gaming resort license in the Catskills. Empire Resorts rose during the first hour of trade Monday and took out the session highs going into...

athenahealth Inc. (ATHN) reported first quarter adjusted EPS of $0.12 after the bell Thursday, compared to $0.38 a year ago. Analysts expected EPS of $0.17. athenahealth gapped open lower Monday and declined during the first hour of trade, before settling into a range. The stock closed down by 9.99...

Select Comfort Corp. (SCSS) reported first quarter EPS of $0.31 after the bell Thursday, down from $0.42 in the prior year period. Analysts expected EPS of $0.32. Net sales increased 7% to $276.41 million from $258.24 million a year ago. The consensus estimate was for revenues of $274.27 million. Select...

Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. (SRPT) announced Monday morning that it plans to submit a New Drug Application to the FDA for the approval of eteplirsen for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, by the end of 2014. Sarepta Therapeutics gapped open dramatically higher Monday, but retreated until...

Halliburton Co. (HAL) reported first quarter income from continuing operations of $0.73 per share Monday morning, compared to a loss from continuing operations of $0.01 per share last year. Analysts expected EPS of $0.71. Halliburton gapped up slightly Monday and rose sharply during the first half...

The U.K.'s Sunday Times reported this weekend that Pfizer (PFE) has proposed a $101 billion takeover of AstraZeneca PLC (AZN). AstraZeneca gapped open sharply higher Monday and climbed for the majority of the afternoon. The stock closed up by 5.61 at $69.10 on the highest volume of the year. AstraZeneca...