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6 NYSE Stocks Heading Lower This Morning: VRS, VE, MTG, NOK, BKE, BPZ

Traders at the NYSEVerso Paper Corp. (NYSE:VRS) is down 13.01% today at $1.50. VRS has traded 170 thousand shares so far today, well above its daily average of 137 thousand shares. VRS shares are pulling back today after the stock jumped on Tuesday following a proposed merger with NewPage. The company has a market cap of 77.24 million. Sign Up For Free Stock Alerts

Veolia Environment (NYSE:VE) is down 7.92% this morning at $11.74. VE has traded 455 thousand shares so far today and trades 757 thousand shares a day on average. VE shares are down today after being downgraded to sell from neutral at UBS. The company has a market cap of 5.93 billion. [Read more...]

Rising Gas Prices and 6 Hot Stocks to Watch for March 12: JVA, QSFT, SWHC, MCP, VRS, QRM

Wall StreetRising gas prices over the past few weeks would lead you to believe that the recovery could be in danger. What people are missing is the mitigating factor in consumer spending. The winter that never happened. Last year it was Snowpacalypse or Armageddon. Some sort of cataclysmic winter weather even. So utility bills have been kept in check which offsets the rise. The question now is what happens now.

Spring is pretty much upon us along with the summer driving season. If gas prices continue to climb you have to expect some sort of consumer pullback. We saw it in 2008, and it stands to reason it will happen this year. Tensions with Iran and continued growth in the developing world will put constraints on supply leading speculators to juice the price of oil. We should soon find out in the coming weeks when new consumer data releases if the price at the pump is effecting spending. [Read more...]

Hot Stocks This Morning: JVA, QSFT, SWHC, REE, VRS, S

Wall StreetStocks are up this morning thanks to a better than expected government jobs report. The Labor Department announced today that 227,000 jobs were added last month with the unemployment rate holding steady at 8.3%. Economists were expecting a gain of around 210,000 jobs. News out of Greece was positive as well today with participation from bondholders for the credit swap at 85.8% of the country’s debt burden.

All of this positive news has sent the Dow up 60 points, the Nasdaq up 21 points and the S&P 500 up 8 points. [Read more...]

Hot Stocks in Midday Trading: VRS, MOTR, THLD, MDVN, MWA, S, COH

Wall StreetVerso Paper Corp. (NYSE:VRS) is rallying 89.34% in midday trading at $2.31. Verso has seen heavy volume so far today and is trading nearly 10 times its average volume. The company announced late yesterday a proposed $345 million debt offering and commitments from lenders for new credit facilities. The company has a market cap of 122.31 million.

Motricity, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOTR) is up 14.02% today at $1.22. MOTR has traded 1.2 million shares so far today and trades 1.8 million shares on average. MOTR shares have jumped close to $0.25 over the past couple of days. The company has a market cap of 56.53 million. [Read more...]

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