10 Unusual Stocks Attracting Huge Interest This Morning

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U.S. futures are down this morning on the news of China’s reserve rate hike.India also had a very right night as inflation persists.

Early earnings, however, have been strong, with great numbers coming out of JPMorgan to pull up financials and Intel’s record quarter gave a boost to the whole semi-conductor sector.

Intel, in particular, is having knock-on effects on various tech names.

On the flipside, Coinstar is diving on a big downgrade to its outlook.

The dollar was weak against the euro and the yen, and gold continues to tank.

HIGH EARNINGS: Intel shares rose after record fourth quarter, semiconductor stocks move up on news

SHARES DROP: Coinstar tumbled after it lowered its earnings estimate for the fourth quarter on disappointing sales

BEAT EARNINGS: JPMorgan shares up on revenue of $26.1 billion

U.S. defence CONTRACT: Babcock & Wilcox shares climbed on $2 billion contract to manufacture nuclear components

CANADIAN EXPANSION: Target closer to opening stores in Canada

IPO PURSUIT: Pandora considers $100 million initial public offering

ACQUISITION DEAL: Genzyme shares up on possible takeover by Sanofi-Aventis

UPGRADE: Deutsche Bank upgrades Dominion Resources to buy

SALES INCREASE: Sealy's sales and margins grew overall but it had a fiscal fourth-quarter loss

HIGH EARNINGS EXPECTED: Analysts expect profit of $1.45 per share when M&T Bank posts earnings today

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