10 Unusual Stocks Attracting Huge Interest This Morning

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Asian markets were mostly higher in overnight trading, though Japanese stocks took a beating on the strengthening yen. European shares are lower this morning leading us into the U.S. open, which looks likely to be negative.Three data points could mix things up later today, with jobless claims at 8:30 AM ET, Chicago PMI at 9:45 AM ET, and Pending Home Sales at 10:00 AM ET.

GOVERNMENT CONTRACT: Lockheed locks down new $3.6 billion contract with U.S. Navy.

JAPAN SELLOFF: Toyota shares trade down in Tokyo

JAPAN SELLOFF: Honda shares down big in Tokyo

GERMAN SELLOFF: SAP down heavy in Germany

RARE EARTHS: China in bigger crack down on illegal mines, should affect Molycorp

PROMOTIONS: Virgin Media extends its promotional deals beyond original stop date

REBOUND: Cisco shares bouncing back in strong week

MORE LOSSES: Aixtron down after losses yesterday

PATENT LAWSUIT: Paul Allen sues major Microsoft competitors, but not Microsoft

SPIKE: Xoma shows big gain in the pre-market

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