10 Unusual Stocks Attracting Huge Interest This Morning

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U.S. stock futures are up today still rallying from a better-than-expected jobs report that came out on Friday.The strong morning start is impressive considering oil prices are trading at a 30-month high.

Besides President Obama announcing his re-election bid in a video on his web site BP is selling its subsidiary Arco aluminium to a Japanese consortium and Southwest Airlines shares are down after its Boeing plane had to do an emergency landing because of a hole in the fuselage. There were over 300 flights cancelled this weekend.

There are a bunch of earnings reports coming out today including A.Schulman, Schnitzer Steel and Team Inc.

SUBSIDIARY SALE: BP is selling its Arco aluminium subsidiary to a Japanese consortium for $680 million and may restart drilling in the Gulf of Mexico this summer.

Closing price: $45.66

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CANCELLED FLIGHTS: Southwest shares are down over 5% in pre-market trading due to cancelling 300 flights after its Boeing 737-300 was forced to have an emergency landing.

Closing price: $12.67

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STAKEHOLDER SALE: Vodafone Group is selling its 44% stake in SFR ro France's Vivendi for about $11.3 billion

Closing price: $29.08

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EARNINGS WATCH: Analysts expect A. Schulman Inc. to report earnings of $0.33 for Q2.

Closing price: $24.72

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EARNINGS WATCH: Analysts expect Schnitzer Steel to report earnings at $0.85 per share for Q2.

Closing price: $65.83

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EARNINGS WATCH: Analysts are expecting Team Inc. to report earnings at $0.18 per share for Q3.

Closing price: $25.90

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ACQUISITION DEAL: Ducommun plans to acquire LaBarge for about $340 million.

Closing price: $24.06

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POSSIBLE SEC CHARGES: The SEC is preparing to bring civil charges against Wachovia for allegedly overpricing mortgage-bond deals

ANALYST UPGRADE: Deutsche Bank upgrades Alterra Capital from hold to buy.

Closing price: $22.54

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BARRON'S REPORT: General Electric shares are up over 1% in pre-market trading after a Barron's article said the company may not be liable for financial damage in Japan's nuclear crisis

Closing price: $20.34

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