10 Unusual Stocks Attracting Huge Interest In The Market Right Now

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Where we see the heat today:

Pfizer just left a tiny pharma partner to die, the latest oil spill fall-out, mysteriously plummeting/soaring stocks, and more…

NEW OIL EXPLOSION: Mariner Energy (ME) falling.. is ME's acquisition by Apache (APA) in jeopardy?

NEW OIL EXPLOSION: Apache (APA) reaction

Apache is supposed to be buying out Mariner Energy. Apache's bonds were under pressure yesterday and the stock is down right now. Read about it here.

HAMMERED: Maxim (MXIM) shares plummeting...

OH MY ULTA: Ulta reports earnings, hikes guidance, shares soar

OIL SPILL: BP says spill costs hit $8bn, but also says the well will soon be permanently sealed

M&A: Dell (DELL) is backing away from its battle with HP (HPQ) over 3PAR (PAR). 3PAR shares have eased.

But... 3PAR's insiders made out big-time. Read about it here.

PHARMA DEATH: Pfizer walks away from a partnership with Celldex (CLDX) over a brain cancer treatment, shares collapsing

This died scarily fast. Read about it here.

M&A: Burger King (BKC) is easing after yesterday's run. It looks like speculation for anything further is gone.

But... Fitch has slasher their credit rating for BKC due to the prospect of the company being over-levered once the deal is finished. Read about it here.

M&A: Canada's Goldcorp (GG) is buying Andean Resources for $3.6 billion Canadian

M&A: Might be worth watching Andea Resources in Canada (Ticker AND)

PROFIT!: Take Two Interactive reports unexpected profit, shares tearing higher in the pre-market

VOLUME: Lot's of pre-market volume in JA Solar (JASO), falling

Over 100,000 shares as of 8:21.

VOLUME: Lot's of volume in NetApp (NTAP), this seems to be the fallout of Dell and HP's 3PAR battle. Now people are scouring other parts of the industry for potential deal potential.

ODD: Decent volume, and a sharp rally for Finisar (FNSR), worth investigating

APPLE ENVY?: Dish Network falling substantially pre-market

Is it due to concerns about competition? We're not sure. Read about it here.

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