On September 19th the Benzinga Pro newsdesk put out an alert on the pre-market trading of Take Two Interactive.
8:02 9/19 - Take Two Interactive Shares Showing Strength in Premarket Trading; Possibly Linked to the Election of Brett Icahn to its Board Of Directors; Could Signal More Direct Involvement from Icahn Enterprises; Shares Currently Up Just Shy of 4.8%
Though TTWO dropped on the day, a week later it reached it’s highest share price of 2013 at $18.42, a gain of 8.42 percent from September 20th.
On September 24th the Benzinga Pro newsdesk reported on a possible deal between Liberty Media and Time Warner Cable.
10:43 9/25 - Liberty's Malone at Goldman Communicopeia Conference: Said Deal with Time Warner Cable Still Makes Sense, Believes US Cable Operators Need to Team Up In Order to Compete
Shares of Liberty rose 8.5 percent from September 25th to October 22nd and shares of Time Warner Cable gained 23.46 percent from September 25th to November 26 at the time of writing.
Doug McMillon will replace Mike Duke as CEO of Wal-Mart following the holiday season on January 31, 2014.
On October 17th, the Benzinga Pro newsdesk put out an alert on a large block of options contracts for Cole Real Estate (NASDAQ: COLE) that had crossed the wire.
"Option Alert: Cole Real Estate November 15 Call; 5,408 Contracts Traded @$0.05; Currently $12.38"
Shortly thereafter another large block of call options crossed the wire and set off a second alert:
"Option Alert: Cole Real Estate November 12.5 Call; 10,816 Contracts Traded vs 62 Open Interest; Currently $12.40."
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We at the Benzinga Pro newsdesk present for your review Visa on today's session.
Specifically look at the chart starting at 2:12pm EST. The stock rallied hard, rising from $174.81 as high as $180.50, a gain of just shy of 4 percent.
What happened? Here is the headline that broke at 2:15 pm EST:
"Fed Says it Will Ask Appeals Court to Keep Swipe Fee Cap in PLace; Fed To Challenge Judge's Ruling Striking Down Swipe Fee"
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) shares shot up 5 percent on Tuesday, and continued to surge up nearly 2% Wednesday, all after billionaire Carl Icahn tweeted about his taking a large stake in Apple and his chat with Apple's CEO Tim Cook about the company's share buyback program.
Icahn, the chairman of Icahn Enterprises L.P., who is also widely known as being an activist investor, tweeted on Tuesday afternoon: "We currently have a large position in APPLE. We believe the company to be extremely undervalued. Spoke to Tim Cook today. More to come."
The original post by Benzinga's ETF Professor can be viewed here.
It might only be slight hyperbole to say that anyone that has visited a financial news television station, web site or blog today is well-aware that the Winklevoss twins of Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) fame have filed plans for a bitcoin ETF.
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Insiders tend to be good at predicting stock prices. Academic papers have been written that correlate insider transactions to stock performance: increased insider buying compared to selling generally leads to price appreciation while higher selling relative to buying is generally a bearish signal.
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