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Monsanto Co. (MON) announced around mid-morning Wednesday that it is no longer pursuing its proposal to acquire Syngenta. Monsanto will continue its focus on opportunities within its existing core business. Monsanto leaped after the announcement and continued to rise until around midday. The stock...

Chico's FAS Inc. (CHS) reported second quarter adjusted EPS of $0.25 Wednesday morning, which topped the consensus estimate of $0.22. The company also announced its plan to exit Boston Proper direct-to-consumer business and close its existing stores. Chico's FAS gapped up sharply Wednesday, but traded...

According to media reports, EMC Corp. (EMC) is considering a merger proposal it received from VMware Inc. (VMW). EMC is the majority owner of VMware. VMware gapped open lower Wednesday and declined throughout the first half of the session. The stock recovered some ground going into the close, but...

Barclays downgraded its rating on shares of GrubHub Inc. (GRUB) Wednesday morning to "Equal weight" from "Overweight." GrubHub gapped open sharply lower Wednesday, but traded in a range for the bulk of the session. The stock finished with a loss of 1.69 at $25.92 on above average volume. GrubHub has...

Oshkosh Corp. (OSK) announced after the close Tuesday that it was awarded a $6.7 billion contract by the U.S. Army to manufacture the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle. Oshkosh gapped open higher Wednesday, but was range-bound throughout the session. The stock closed up by 2.59 at $41.11 on the highest...

Dycom Industries Inc. (DY) reported fourth quarter EPS of $0.97 after the bell Tuesday, compared to $0.47 in the prior year. Analysts expected EPS of $0.83. First quarter EPS is expected to be between $0.96 and $1.04. The consensus estimate is for EPS of $0.76. Dycom also said that its Board of Directors...

Cameron International Corp. (CAM) announced Wednesday morning that it has agreed to be acquired by Schlumberger (SLB). Cameron shareholders will receive 0.716 shares of Schlumberger common stock and $14.44 in cash for each Cameron share. Cameron International gapped open dramatically higher Wednesday,...

Express Inc. (EXPR) reported second quarter EPS of $0.25 Wednesday morning, up from $0.08 in the previous year. Analysts expected EPS of $0.16. The company expects to report third quarter EPS of $0.26 to $0.29 and adjusted EPS of $1.30 to $1.37 for the full year. The consensus estimates are for EPS of...

Pepco Holdings Inc. (POM) spiked sharply to the downside around mid-morning Tuesday, after the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia voted unanimously against its merger with Exelon Corp. Pepco Holdings ended the session with a loss of 4.44 at $22.51 on the highest volume of the year....

Toll Brothers Inc. (TOL) reported third quarter EPS $0.36 Tuesday morning, down from $0.53 in the prior year. Analysts expected EPS of $0.49. Toll Brothers dipped slightly at the open Tuesday and declined for the majority of the afternoon. Shares finished with a loss of 2.98 at $35.08 on the highest...

Daktronics Inc. (DAKT) reported first quarter EPS of $0.09 Tuesday morning, down from $0.20 a year ago. Analysts expected EPS of $0.14. Daktronics fell throughout the first 2 hours of trade Tuesday and took out the session lows going into the close. The stock closed down by 2.24 at $8.81 with volume...

DSW Inc. (DSW) reported second quarter earnings per share from continuing operations of $0.42 Tuesday morning, compared to $0.37 in the previous year. Analysts expected EPS of $0.42. The company also reiterated its full year EPS forecast of $1.80 to $1.90. The consensus estimate is for EPS of $1.91. DSW...

Authentidate Holding Corp. (ADAT) announced Tuesday morning that it has entered into a non-binding letter of intent to acquire all of the outstanding membership interests of AEON Clinical Laboratories for shares of a newly created class of Series E Preferred Stock of Authentidate. Authentidate Holding...

Acorda Therapeutics Inc. (ACOR) announced after the bell Monday that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trials and Appeal Board has denied inter partes review of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,663,685 and 8,007,826, which both apply to AMPYRA. The patents were challenged by hedge fund manager Kyle Bass. Acorda...

Best Buy Inc. (BBY) reported second quarter adjusted earnings from continuing operations of $0.49 per share Tuesday morning, compared to $0.42 per share last year. The consensus estimate was for EPS of $0.34. Best Buy gapped open sharply higher Tuesday, but traded in a range throughout the session....

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