10 Unusual Stocks Attracting Huge Interest This Morning

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U.S. stock futures are flat this morning as investors get ready for jobs numbers to come out on the last day of the quarter.Analysts are forecasting initial jobless claims to be at 380K which is slightly lower than last week. Follow the release at Money Game >

The big focus of the day is possible Buffett successor David Sokol’s resignation from Berkshire Hathaway. Shares of Berkshire went down over 2% in after-hours trading after the announcement was made.

Besides Sokol’s shocker, J&J is reorganising its consumer unit and Las Vegas Sands is down 5% in pre-market trading on allegations of corruption and bribery. There is also some earnings news out and more to come.

Here is a roundup:

  • Jos.A Bank beat analyst expectations
  • Krispy Kreme and Worthington will report earnings later

EXECUTIVE RESIGNATION: Shares of Berkshire Hathaway dropped over 2.4% in after-hours trading on news of David Sokol's resignation

Closing price: $85.46

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BUSINESS REORGANIZATION: Johnson & Johnson is revamping its McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit

Closing price: $59.38

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REJECTED OFFER: The Feds turned down an offer from AIG to repurchase back its mortgage bonds the Feds had taken during the financial crisis

Closing price: $36.05

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EARNINGS WATCH: Analysts are expecting Worthington Industries to have earnings of $0.25 per share for the third quarter.

Closing price: $20.41

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PRICE HIKE: Hershey has raised its wholesale prices by 9.7%

Closing price:$54.69

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EARNINGS WATCH: Krispy Kreme is expected to report earnings of $0.04 per share for the fourth quarter.

Closing price: $6.83

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EARNINGS WATCH: Global Payments is expected to report Q3 earnings of $0.64.

Closing price: $48.27

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FEDERAL INVESTIGATION: Las Vegas Sands is being investigated by the Hong Kong SEC for alleged regulatory breaches. Shares are down over 5% in pre-market trading.

Closing price: $43.47

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SUIT SETTLEMENT: Abbott Laboratories was ordered to pay GlaxoSmithKline $3.5 million for breaching an agreement over an AIDS drug but the company was cleared of all other charges.

Closing price: $48.96

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EARNINGS BEAT: Jos. A. Bank Clothiers came out ahead of analysts with earnings of $1.47 per share for the fourth quarter.

Closing price: $50.55

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