10 Unusual Stocks Attracting Huge Interest This Morning

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U.S. stock futures are higher this morning as investors wait for Alcoa, the largest U.S. aluminium producer, to report quarterly earnings after the bell. Analysts are expecting the company to report a strong first-quarter profit due to higher metal prices and increased demand.In other news NYSE Euronext rejected the $11.3 billion offer from Nasdaq OMX Group and Intercontinental Exchange and is planning to go ahead with a deal with Deutsche Boerse.

There are bunch of earnings reports coming out today and a lot of big ones are scheduled for this week including JPMorgan and Bank of America.

REJECTED OFFER: The NYSE Euronext board rejected the $11.3 billion bid from Nasdaq and IntercontinentalExchange. It will be going forward with a deal with original bidder, Deutsche Boerse.

Closing price: $38.70

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EARNINGS WATCH: Alcoa is expected to report earnings of $0.27 a share for Q1.

Closing price: $17.92

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EARNINGS WATCH: Skystar Bio-Pharmaceutical is expected to report earnings of $0.57 per share for Q4.

Closing price: $5.64

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EARNINGS WATCH: Joe's Jeans expected to post earnings of $0.00 per share for Q1.

Closing price: $1.13

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ACQUISITION DEAL: Endo Pharmaceuticals will acquire American Medical Systems Holdings for $2.6 billion.

Closing price: $40.85

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ANALYST UPGRADE: Morgan Stanley upgraded Navistar International from equalweight to overweight

Closing price: $66.63

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ANALYST DOWNGRADE: Deutsche Bank downgraded National Semiconductor from buy to hold.

Closing price: $24.04

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EARNINGS WATCH: Shaw Group is expected to report earnings of $0.47 for Q2.

Closing price: $35.45

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ANALYST DOWNGRADE: Citi downgraded Cooper Industries from buy to hold. Shares are down slightly in pre-market trading.

Closing price: $66.43

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ANALYST UPGRADE: Morgan Stanley upgraded Transocean from equalweight to overweight. Shares are up 3% in pre-market trading.

Closing price: $79.60

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