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6 NYSE Stocks Dipping This Morning: SFD, AOL, YOKU, TTM, NAV, KFY

Traders at the NYSESmithfield Foods Inc. (NYSE:SFD) is down 6.62% today at $18.28. SFD has traded 3.6 million shares this morning, double its daily average. SFD shares are sliding today after fourth quarter profits fall on lower fresh pork margins. The company has a market cap of 2.96 billion.

AOL, Inc. (NYSE:AOL) is down 5.42% this morning at $25.63. AOL has traded 1.2 million shares so far today and trades 1.8 million shares a day on average. AOL shareholders opted to re elect the company’s 8 member board of directors defeating hedge fund Starboard Value’s attempt to unseat three of them. The company has a market cap of 2.39 billion. [Read more...]

6 NYSE Stocks Bucking the Positive Trend: CSC, DANG, VMW, NAV, AOL, EQT

NYSE StocksComputer Sciences Corporation (NYSE:CSC) is down 3.73% today at $27.13. CSC has traded 2.8 million shares so far today, 1 million shares more than its daily average. CSC shares are down today after the company posted a weak fourth quarter guidance. The company has a market cap of 4.21 billion.

E-Commerce China Dangdang Inc. (NYSE:DANG) is down nearly 3% this morning at $9.88. DANG has traded 3.1 million shares so far today and trades 3.5 million shares a day on average. DANG shares have fallen more than $1 a share in the past few days. The company has a market cap of 816.85 million.

VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) is down 2.50% today at $107.61. VMW has traded 3.7 million shares so far today, double its average volume. VMware announced its CFO resigned earlier today. The company has a market cap of 45.73 billion. [Read more...]

Futures Sharply Negative After NFP Numbers. Stocks to Watch

Wall StreetThe miss in payrolls has Wall Street deep in negative territory in premarket trading. Chinese CPI numbers are also helping fuel the decline as gains in consumer prices accelerated in March. Dow futures are currently down 118 points. Nasdaq futures are off nearly 29 points and the S&P 500 is shedding 15.

While the unemployment level ticked down, the NFP report was a disappointment taken as a whole. Expectations for report were set at 210k jobs created in March. Instead, the number came in at 120k. This marked the first time that the NFP job creation number had been below 200k since November.

Analysts say that the one silver lining to the report is that the QE3 carrot that has been dangling will get a little closer to reality now. No economic data is slated for release, but Ben Bernanke is expected to deliver a speech this evening in Georgia. This will be closely watched to see if he gives an indication about where the Fed might be heading. [Read more...]

Futures Look Toward Bernanke. Stocks to Watch: GMCR, ZNGA, QCOM, RENN, VIAB, EA, AOL

The market is in a wait and see mode this morning as investors wait for Bernanke’s testimony on the Hill. Currently Dow futures are down 9 points to 12,644. Nasdaq 100 futures are following that lead, down 2.75 points to 2,485. S&P 500 futures are rounding out the decline, off 1.50 points to 1,318.25.

Bernanke’s testimony to the House Budget Committee is expected to be the highlight of the day. With the election cycle almost in full swing, it is almost guaranteed to contain a few fireworks. His comments on the economy will be carefully watched. Anything outside of his normally measured tone can move the market violently in either direction. So expect the market pundits to be parsing what exactly he means by ‘is’.

Jobless claims that just released were slightly better than expected. Weekly claims fell 12,000 to 367,000.

Earnings season continues to be in full swing. Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW) reported a net loss and that sent shares tumbling in pre-market by nearly 4%.

Drug maker AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) is off over 3% this morning after they announced a round of job cuts in order to trim costs. The company is expecting a dip in earnings this year due to patent expirations.

In Europe the markets gyrated between small gains and losses as investors still wait for a resolution to the Greece crisis. There is a possible big merger in the works that is helping boost the market. Xstrata PLC is in talks with Glencore International about a merger of equals.

In Span the government conducted a bond auction that saw yields fall as compared to previous auctions. A French bond auction was also successful, selling 7.96 billion in government bonds.

A bigger-than-expected rise in inventories is sending oil lower on the day. Nymex crude futures are currently down 66 cents to $96.95 per barrel.

Stocks to watch today include Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR), Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA), Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), Renren Inc. (NYSE:RENN), Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB), Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) and AOL, Inc. (NYSE:AOL)

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR) is up 21.57% in pre market trading at $65.26. GMCR shares are rallying big after the company announced fiscal first quarter results yesterday. Green Mountain had an adjusted EPS of $0.60 for its first quarter, way above analysts consensus of $0.36. Sales were at $1.16 billion, beating estimates of $1.06 billion. For its second quarter, Green Mountain is expecting adjusted profit of $0.60 to $0.65 per share, lower than analyst estimates of $0.73 a share. GMRC will likely trade above its average volume of 7.2 million shares today on this news. The company has a market cap of 8.29 billion.

Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA) is up 3.77% in pre market trading at $11.00. ZNGA has been trending higher this month as news of a Facebook IPO has sent companies related to the social media sector higher. ZNGA typically trades about 10 million shares a day on average and has a market cap of 7.41 billion.

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) is up 4.16% in pre market trading at $62.04. QCOM shares are rising this morning after the company’s first quarter net income beat expectations. Adjusted net income was $0.97 for the first quarter, higher than estimates of $0.90. Revenue for the quarter was $4.68 billion. The company forecasted revenue for the current quarter to be between $4.6 billion and $5 billion with adjusted net income between $0.91 and $0.97 per share. Analysts were expecting $0.89 per share with $4.49 billion in revenue. The company has a market cap of 100.12 billion.

Renren Inc. (NYSE:RENN) is up 3.79% in pre market trading at $5.20. RENN along with many companies dealing in the social media space have been rallying over the past week now has Facebook IPO fever has swept Wall Street. RENN shares have seen a pull back in the past two days after rallying more than 50% earlier in the week. The company has a market cap of 1.96 billion.

Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) is down 6.86% in pre market trading at $46.97. VIAB shares are down after the company announced first quarter results. Profit for the quarter fell to $212 million or $0.39 a share, down from $610 million, or $1.01 a share a year ago. Viacom did beat on adjusted profit with $1.06 for the quarter, beating estimates by $0.01. VIAB trades 4.4 million shares a day on average.

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) is up 5.75% in pre market trading at $19.50. EA shares are higher following yesterday’s earnings. Its third quarter earnings were strong thanks to its holiday game releases “Batlefield 3” and “Star Wars: The Old Republic.” EA said it sold 2 million units of Star Wars and has 1.7 million daily active subscribers. The company has a market cap of 6.11 billion.

AOL Inc. (NYSE:AOL) is trading down 2.70% in pre market trading at $17.28. AOL released its fourth quarter earnings late yesterday. While its net income fell 66%, the results still beat estimates. Total revenue for the quarter came in at $576.8 million while net income was $22.8 million. AOL trades 1.5 million shares a day on average and has a market cap of 1.73 billion.

Early Gainers As Market Rallies: COCO, KTCC, AOL, CYT, AZPN, BVSN

Stocks are continuing their rally after having their best January in more than 10 years. The stock market is well into the green this morning thanks to positive manufacturing data from China and Europe. Investors hope these numbers overseas will translate closer to home. The Dow is currently up 129 points, the Nasdaq is up 26 points and the S&P 500 is up 13 points.

Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (NASDAQ:COCO) is up 32.34% today at $4.01. COCO has traded 5.7 million shares so far today, well above its daily average of 1.3 million shares. COCO shares are climbing today after the company released fiscal second quarter earnings. Corinthian Colleges posted a profit in the second quarter and beat Wall Street estimates by $0.03. The company has a market cap of 336.83 million.

Key Tronic Corporation (NASDAQ:KTCC) is up 26.66% this morning at $7.90. KTCC has traded 575 thousand shares so far today, way above its daily average of 36 thousand shares. KTCC shares are bouncing today following the company’s release of second quarter results late yesterday. The company has a market cap of 83.57 million.

AOL Inc. (NYSE:AOL) is up 15.18% today at $18.67. AOL has traded 2.9 million shares so far today, more than double its daily average volume. AOL shares are up today after the company announced fourth quarter results. AOL reported a profit of $0.23 a share, beating estimates of $0.16 a share. The company has a market cap of 1.80 billion.

Cytec Industries Inc. (NYSE:CYT) is up 13.78% today at $56.17. CYT has traded 1.7 million shares already today, triple its average volume. CYT shares are up today as the company beat earnings per share estimates for the fourth quarter. The company has a market cap of 2.70 billion.

Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AZPN) is up 12.94% today at $20.34. AZPN has traded 2.4 million shares so far today, more than 4 times its daily average. AZPN shares are up today after the company beat estimates for its fiscal second quarter results. Aspen beat EPS by $0.11 per share. The company has a market cap of 1.91 billion.

BroadVision, Inc. (NASDAQ:BVSN) is up 22.01% today at $29.23. BVSN has traded 888 thousand shares so far today, well above its daily average of 278 thousand shares. BVSN shares are bouncing back after falling from $35 to around $20. The company has a market cap of 134.01 million.

After Hours Losers: BKU, NAT, PWAV, MRGE, AOL, MWW

BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) is down 11.82% in after hours trading at $22.00. BKU shares are slipping after the company announced it will remain independent and will not sell. BKU shares were already down earlier today and closed down nearly 4% at $24.95 with 1.6 million shares traded. The company has a market cap of 2.43 billion.

Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE:NAT) is down 7.13% in after hours at $14.46. NAT shares fell after market close after the company announces an underwritten public offering of 5.5 million common shares. NAT was up 2.70% in regular trading hours today and closed at $15.57 with 1.1 million shares traded. The company has a market cap of 736.43 million.

Powerwave Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PWAV) is down 6.04% in after hours trading at $1.71. No recent news on PWAV as the stock jumped more than 6% today. PWAV traded average volume today with 614 thousand shares traded. The company has a market cap of 57.67 million.

Merge Healthcare Incorporated (NASDAQ:MRGE) is down 3.37% in after hours trading at $4.87. MRGE closed the day slightly higher at $5.04 with 638 thousand shares traded. MRGE has been trading in a range between $4.50 and around $5 for more than a month now. The company has a market cap of 455.24 million.

AOL Inc. (NYSE:AOL) is down 2.93% at $15.24 in after hours trading. AOL announced earlier today it hold its quarterly conference call to discuss fourth quarter results on February 1 at 8:00 am. AOL closed the day up 4.39% at $15.70 before seeing some selling after market close. The company has a market cap of 1.53 billion.

Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:MWW) is down 1.72% at $8.41 in after hours trading. MWW will announce its most recent quarterly results on January 26 prior to market open. MWW closed today up 7.13% at $8.56 with 1.8 million shares traded. The company has a market cap of 1.05 billion.

Microsoft (MSFT), AOL (AOL), Yahoo (YHOO) Join Together In Ad Partnership

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT), AOL Inc. (NYSE:AOL) and Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) have set up an advertising partnership to combat the growing dominance of Google and Facebook’s online advertising.

The partnership, announced on Tuesday, allows each of the companies to sell each other’s unsold premium advertising inventory, also known as display ads, by early next year. Display units are big splashy units that appear on Web pages and attract marketers interested in branding their products or services. Usually, these ads command higher rates.

According to the press release regarding the new partnership, all three are still actively competing with one another for both advertiser spending and publisher partners, as well as maintaining their own set of controls. Under the terms of the nonexclusive agreements, each company will continue to make its own decisions, differentiate its offerings and set its own controls for how it operates any exchanges, ad networks or other aspects of its display businesses.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Microsoft and AOL and bring to market what we believe will be a more efficient, effective and more effortless way to access true premium inventory and formats,” said Ross Levinsohn, Yahoo! executive vice president Americas. “There has a been a significant shift in how inventory is bought and sold, and we’re now 100 percent focused on controlling our own destiny, working directly with marketers and agencies and driving better returns for our advertising partners.”

“Enhancing choice and scale in today’s display advertising market is ‘a rising tide that lifts all boats’,” said Rik van der Kooi, corporate vice president of the Microsoft Advertising Business Group. “This partnership will create an opportunity where advertisers and publishers alike can benefit from easier access to — and demand for — high-quality inventory. The fact that we’re joining together to offer this kind of access to quality — yet each with our own differentiated ad offerings — is something that will benefit the market as a whole.”

“We are excited to be part of this partnership,” said Ned Brody, chief revenue officer, AOL. “Today’s announcement sets in motion the opportunity for advertisers to achieve scaled solutions across premium publishers. This should reduce friction in the marketplace, which will benefit both advertisers and publishers. And this partnership will take our existing Advertising.com partnerships with both Microsoft and Yahoo! to a new level.”

Shares of Microsoft are trading at 26.52 at 10:18 am ET.

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