10 Unusual Stocks Attracting Huge Interest This Morning

U.S. stock futures are a mixed bag this morning as investors anxiously wait for data on economic growth to be released. Though Asia was slipping again last night Europe was on the upswing with the STOXX Europe 600 Index and London’s FTSE 100 Index advancing.

BUYOUT rumours: Unsubstianted buyer possibly buying real-estate developer St.Joe Company

BUYOUT rumours: JBS possibly looking to buy Sara Lee

ACQUISITION: DSM buys Martek Biosciences for $1.09 billion

ACQUISITION: Assa Abloy To Acquire LaserCard for $80 million

ACQUISITION: Berkshire Hills to acquire Legacy Bancorp for $110 million

EARNINGS: Darden Restaurants' price drops nearly 6% after earnings report release

EARNINGS: Red Hat expected to report year-over-year earnings this afternoon

SURGE: Arena Pharmaceuticals continues sure with a steady rise in average daily trading volume

EARNINGS: Bed, Bath & Beyond's shares dropped nearly 1% in anticipation of the retailer's earnings which come out today

SWAP DEAL: BMO Financial Group in $4.1 billion swap deal with Marshall & Ilsley

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