10 Unusual Stocks Attracting Huge Interest This Morning


Good morning. Here are the 10 unusual stocks to watch:

  • EARNINGS WATCH: Shares of Tyco International are expected to rise 11% this year according to a new report from Barron’s. The stock is dropping ahead of posting its earnings today.
  • TAKEOVER: Alpha Natural Resources is set to acquire Massey Energy for $7.1 billion.
  • EARNINGS BEAT: ExxonMobil beat Q4 earnings expectations, notching EPS of $1.85 over the expected $1.63. Check out the most crowded and conventional investments of 2011 >
  • EARNINGS WATCH: Shares of Gannett are up in anticipation of an earnings rise. In September earnings were up 37.5% to $101.4 million.
  • EARNINGS WATCH: Anadarko Petroleum releases earnings today, with an expected EPS of $0.23. The company announced today that its Caesar/Tonga project in the Gulf of Mexico has been delayed.
  • DIVIDEND PAYMENT ISSUE: AAR has voted against a $1.8 billion dividend payout for BP because they are upset over BP’s arctic exploration deal with Rosneft.
  • EARNINGS BEAT: Waddell & Reed Financial’s fourth-quarter profits rose 39% on higher fees. The company had a net income of $46.4 million.
  • EARNINGS WATCH: Eastman Chemical Co. shares are trading higher in the pre-market ahead of the company’s earnings release today. Analysts are calling for a profit of $1.49 a share on $1.49 billion revenue. 
  • EARNINGS WATCH: Novellus Systems shares are down ahead of earnings. Analysts are calling for an EPS of $0.94 on $377.9 million revenue.
  • EARNINGS MISS: Alberto Culver missed earnings expectations with an EPS of $0.52. Expectations were for $0.54 EPS.
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