10 Unusual Stocks Attracting Huge Interest This Morning


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Overnight, Asian markets surged, including the BSE, which was up 1.76%.European stocks also rallied on news that the Portuguese government sold €1.2 billion in bonds.

Crude is flat on the news that the Trans-Alaskan pipeline is being partially reopened.

U.S. futures are up on the positive moves in Asia and Europe.

SHARE SURGE: Lululemon Athletica shares gained in after-hours following higher earnings outlook

COMPANY SPLIT: defence contractor ITT breaking into three companies

REPORT SPREADS BLAME: Oil company stocks are up on a commission report casting the blame for the oil spill widely, higher crude prices

STOCK SLIDE: Standard Microsystems hit a low due to earnings coming in lower than analyst expectations, most likely due to a higher tax rate

STOCK SURGE: General Motors recent upswing may lead it to cut ties with U.S. government soon

VOLUME UP: Specialty materials and chemical producer Ferro Corporation has overall traded volume at 1.07 million

ANALYST DOWNGRADE: Cablevision Systems fell after Morgan Stanley downgraded it to equalweight

DOWNGRADE: JPMorgan downgrades Goldman Sachs to neutral from overweight

SALES INCREASE: Zale posted an 8.5% increase in same-store sales for the end of 2010, shares gained after hours

TO ACQUIRE: Cliffs Natural Resources to buy Canada's Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines for $4.95 billion

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