10 Unusual Stocks Attracting Huge Interest In The Pre-Market Right Now

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Here’s where we see the heat today:

Housing is surging after Lennar blows away expectations, IBM has a new M&A target, China could trump BHP’s Potash deal, and more…

HOUSING: Lennar (LEN) beats expectations and is back to profitability, shares soaring

HOUSING: Lennar peer D.H. Horton (DHI) is rising

HOUSING: Lennar peer Pulte (PHM) is rising as well

HOUSING: Peer KB Homes (KBH) is flat so far

M&A: L-1 is being bought by French defence company Safran for $12 per share in cash, stock exploding

ODD: Semiconductor company ASM (ASMI) spiking

M&A: IBM (IBM) buying Netezza (NZ)

M&A SPECULATION: Terradata (TDC) rising pre-market given that similar companies are being targeted as take-out targets

IBM's Netezza deal (NZ) is sparking speculation that Terradata is a target. Look for news here.

BARRONS LOVE: TD Ameritrade (AMTD) jumping, Barron's touted the firm's new futures trading and described the shares as 'cheap'

Read about futures trading here. See Barron's make the case for AMTD here.

SHORT-TARGET: Universal Travel showing pre-market strength after Friday's surge against the shorts

This is the stock that was slammed by a critical report from short-seller Bronte Capital. Read more on the updated situation here.

WAITING ON AN FDA APPROVAL: Avanir Pharma shares are rising further, as investors continue to speculate on an FDA outcome

MOMENTUM: Corinthian Colleges rising strongly in the pre-market after last Friday's run

They issued a press release against critics who say private degrees aren't helping graduates. Read about it here.

THE BHP/POTASH DEAL: Potash shares are tame this morning, but there are reports that China could back a leveraged buyout of the company by Potash management

It could beat BHP's offer. Read about it here.

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