Market Movers and Canadian Stocks

  • Borse Dubai to sell $2.2 bln stake in London Stock Exchange -source Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, 25 Mar, 2015 2:38 PM EDT

    Borse Dubai, the biggest investor in the London Stock Exchange (Other OTC: LDNXF - news) is selling its stake in the British exchange, which will raise around 1.5 billion pounds ($2.23 billion). Borse Dubai, which was not immediately available for comment, is the holding company for Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and Nasdaq …

  • Shares in UK construction firm Balfour Beatty rose as it pledged to implement cost saving measures after reporting deep losses last year which forced it to suspend its dividend.

  • U.S. STOCKS HIT SESSION LOWS; BIOTECH, SEMICONDUCTOR SHARES WEIGH

  • Card Factory delivers solid sales growth, but shares pull back Sharecast - Wed, 25 Mar, 2015 5:32 AM EDT

    Card Factory said it continued to perform well as it neared the end of its financial year, though shares dropped sharply on Thursday as investors took profits following a steady rise in the stock since ...

  • AMSC Announces Reverse Stock Split Benzinga - Tue, 24 Mar, 2015 5:15 PM EDT

    AMSC (Nasdaq: AMSC ), a global solutions provider serving the wind and power grid industry, today announced that a 1-for-10 reverse stock split has become effective, and that trading in the Company's common ...

  • Stocks End Lower After Stronger Inflation, Housing Data Morningstar - Tue, 24 Mar, 2015 4:40 PM EDT

    Stocks ended lower today after inflation and housing data. The consumer price index rose 0.2% in February from the previous month, the first increase since October of last year. Core inflation, which excludes volatile energy and food price, was also up 0.2% in the month. Year-over-year, overall inflation was flat while …

  • Stocks are sliding Business Insider - Tue, 24 Mar, 2015 2:39 PM EDT

    Stocks have turned negative.  In...

  • Stocks Little Changed After Inflation, Housing Data Morningstar - Tue, 24 Mar, 2015 11:50 AM EDT

    The consumer price index rose 0.2% in February from the previous month, the first increase since October of last year. Core inflation, which excludes volatile energy and food price, was also up 0.2% in the month. Year-over-year, overall inflation was flat while core inflation was up 1.7%. The slightly higher-than-expected …

  • US STOCKS-Wall St little changed; Google boosts Nasdaq Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, 24 Mar, 2015 10:52 AM EDT

    The Nasdaq outperformed other major indexes, boosted by a 2 percent gain in Google shares. Morgan Stanley's chief financial officer is leaving the bank to join Google.

  • Freeport-McMoRan Slashes Dividend 84%, Shares Collapse Benzinga - Tue, 24 Mar, 2015 10:24 AM EDT

    Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE: FCX ) cut its dividend by 84 percent Tuesday morning, blaming consistently weak commodity prices. Freeport-McMoRan suspended its dividend in 2008 in an environment with weak ...

  • London open: Stocks post mild gains ahead of key inflation data Sharecast - Tue, 24 Mar, 2015 5:21 AM EDT

    London's benchmark FTSE 100 index kicked off Tuesday's session by posting mild gains following a late recovery in Asian markets overnight and better-than-expected Eurozone data.

  • Whiting Petroleum to offer 35 mln shares to reduce debt Reuters - Mon, 23 Mar, 2015 6:09 PM EDT

    Whiting Petroleum Corp , the largest North Dakota oil producer, said on Monday it would sell 35 million shares of common stock to help pare debt from its December buyout of rival Kodiak Oil & Gas.

  • Whiting Petroleum to offer 35 million shares to reduce debt Reuters - Mon, 23 Mar, 2015 5:29 PM EDT

    Whiting Petroleum Corp , the largest North Dakota oil producer, said on Monday it would sell 35 million shares of common stock to help cull its $5.63 billion debt load. JPMorgan is running the company's ...

  • Stocks Start Week on Muted Note Morningstar - Mon, 23 Mar, 2015 11:40 AM EDT

    Stocks started the week on a muted note after last week’s big gains. Existing home sales were up 1.2% in February from January levels to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.88 million. Tenet Healthcare (THC) and private-equity owned United Surgical Partners have agreed to a joint venture to combine the firm’s short-stay …

  • RBS announces further share sale in US arm Citizens Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, 23 Mar, 2015 7:17 AM EDT

    Royal Bank of Scotland is to sell up to another 132 million shares in its U.S. bank Citizens to cut its stake to less than half. RBS said on Monday it will sell 115 million shares of Citizens' common stock ...

  • Leon Cooperman's Top Growth Stocks GuruFocus.com - Sat, 21 Mar, 2015 11:57 PM EDT

    Leon Cooperman (Trades, Portfolio)'s firm Omega Advisors is one of the largest hedge funds that has maintained a quarter over quarter turnover around 17%.

  • These 4 Stocks Finished The Week At 1-Year Lows Benzinga - Sat, 21 Mar, 2015 3:58 PM EDT

    The U.S. markets finished off a great week with a strong day of Friday trading. The S&P 500 jumped nearly 19 points on Friday and finished off the week up nearly 2.7 percent. However, some stocks did not ...

  • Argus Reaffirms Buy At HCP, Stock At 'Attractive' Levels Benzinga - Fri, 20 Mar, 2015 12:02 PM EDT

    Argus reaffirmed its Buy rating on HCP, Inc. (NYSE: HCP ) Friday along with a price target of $49. Analyst Lucy Moore was "encouraged by HCP's continued growth in same-property net operating income ...

  • Stocks are higher Business Insider - Fri, 20 Mar, 2015 11:49 AM EDT

    US stocks are higher on the last day of a wild...

  • Serge Berger was recently a guest on #PreMarket Prep , a daily trading idea radio show hosted by Joel Elconin and Dennis Dick. Tune in to the daily broadcast live Monday-Friday at 8 a.m. ET here. Among ...

  • A Look at Michael Dell's Top Growth Stocks GuruFocus.com - Thu, 19 Mar, 2015 6:53 PM EDT

    "We strive to conduct our business with the highest level of integrity and honesty, and we believe that investing our reputation is as important as investing our capital" Michael Dell (Trades, ...

  • Is Samsung stock about to top all-time high? CNBC - Thu, 19 Mar, 2015 6:31 PM EDT
    Is Samsung stock about to top all-time high?

    The unveiling of Samsung's Galaxy S6 devices has fueled optimism over the company's outlook, with many investors betting that the new line-up will take the stock to record highs.

  • Stocks End Lower After Wednesday's Rally Morningstar - Thu, 19 Mar, 2015 4:50 PM EDT

    U.S. Market Stocks were mostly lower today after yesterday’s rally. Initial unemployment claims were up 1,000 to 291,000 last week. The less volatile four-week moving average rose by 2,250 to 304,750. ...

  • Stocks sold off on Thursday after a post-Fed...

  • Stocks Lower After Wednesday's Rally Morningstar - Thu, 19 Mar, 2015 12:00 PM EDT

    U.S. Market Stocks were lower after yesterday’s rally. Initial unemployment claims were up 1,000 to 291,000 last week. The less volatile four-week moving average rose by 2,250 to 304,750. The Philly Fed ...

  • Before You Short A Stock, Read This StreetAuthority Network - Thu, 19 Mar, 2015 11:30 AM EDT

    Normally at StreetAuthority, we focus on the "long" side of the market, but today we're going to spend some time explaining the other side: shorting stocks. If shorting stocks isn't already

  • Auto Trader shares leap in UK's biggest private equity-backed listing Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, 19 Mar, 2015 7:49 AM EDT

    Shares (Berlin: DI6.BE - news) in online car marketplace Auto Trader Group rose more than 16 percent after their debut in London on Thursday in Britain's largest ever private equity-backed listing. The flotation gave the company a market value of 2.35 billion pounds ($3.5 billion), making it also Britain's biggest listing …

  • Auto Trader prices IPO at 235p per share Sharecast - Thu, 19 Mar, 2015 4:10 AM EDT

    The price for UK classified website Auto Trader Group's initial public offering has been set at 235p per share, giving the company a market capitalisation of £2.35bn at the start of conditional dealings ...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St jumps as Fed statement relieves worries Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, 18 Mar, 2015 2:36 PM EDT

    U.S. stocks climbed on Wednesday, reversing course as the Federal Reserve moved a step closer to its much-anticipated first rate hike since 2006 by removing "patient" from its language. While ...

  • Soco International director buys shares after recent sell-off Sharecast - Wed, 18 Mar, 2015 12:48 PM EDT

    A director at Soco International showed confidence in the business by purchasing new shares following a recent slump in the stock which sent it to a new 52-week low.

  • Mario Gabelli Ups Stake in BioScript, But Value of Stock Declines GuruFocus.com - Wed, 18 Mar, 2015 12:45 PM EDT

    Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) is the founder chairman, and CEO of Gabelli Asset Management Company Investors (GAMCO Investors), a $30 billion global investment firm headquartered in Rye, New York.

  • U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday ahead of a highly anticipated statement and news conference by the Federal Reserve later in the session, with the Fed seen giving clearer clues on how soon it plans to tighten monetary policy. Shares were off their lows as utilities, expected to suffer if interest rates rise, and energy …

  • Stocks Lower Ahead of Fed Morningstar - Wed, 18 Mar, 2015 12:00 PM EDT

    U.S. Market Stocks opened lower ahead of the highly-anticipated Fed statement this afternoon. At midday the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq were down 0.6%, 0.4% and 0.2% respectively. Stocks on the Move Shares ...

  • Financial, energy shares lift UK FTSE after budget boost Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, 18 Mar, 2015 10:45 AM EDT

    Britain's top share index was the sole major European index to trade higher on Wednesday as oil shares and financial companies drew a boost from changes announced as part of the UK government's new budget. Shares (Berlin: DI6.BE - news) in fund supermarket Hargreaves Lansdown (LSE: HL.L - news) and wealth manager St …

  • Alibaba shares fall as lock-up period expires Reuters - Wed, 18 Mar, 2015 10:44 AM EDT
    The logo of Alibaba Group is seen inside the company's headquarters in Hangzhou

    Alibaba Group Holding Inc (BABA.N) declined on Wednesday, as a six-month period prohibiting insiders from selling their shares expired, an event that many thought could expose the Chinese e-commerce giant's stock to more weakness. The lock-up period that expires Wednesday will allow insiders owning a total of 437 million …

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