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ALJ Regional Holdings Purchases New Printing Facilities

On September 20, Phoenix Color Corp, a wholly owned subsidiary of ALJ Regional Holdings, entered into an asset purchase agreement with LSC Communications and Moore-Langen Printing. In the agreement, ALJ will obtain printing and manufacturing facilities in Terre Haute, Indiana.   Sonal sent a level 3 alert to its subscribers at 7:01 am on September […]

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SAGE Clinical Trial Fails

Sage Therapeutics announced disappointing results on its late-stage clinical trial of a brexanolone treament for a seizure disorder called super-refractory status epilepticus (SRSE). Right now there is no U.S. drug approved for the condition. Sonal caught the news at 6:15 am with a level 2 alert before the stock price fell from $88.22 to $74.65. […]

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Five-Day Trend Shows Markets Like HK Divestiture Plans

On September 20, Halcon Resources (HK) announced plans to divest its remaining non-operated oil assets in the Williston Basin to an undisclosed company for $104 million. Halcon started selling assets in the Williston Basin earlier this year in order to pay down its debt and focus on its operations in the Delaware Basin.   Sonal […]

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ALNM Holds Gains Over Five Days

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals reported exciting stage 3 clinical trial results on September 20. Its drug, patisiran, treats a rare nerve disorder called familial amyloid polyneuropathy. Alnylam will seek regulatory approval for patisiran later this year.   Sonal sent out a level 2 alert at 7 am, and the next trade was at $93.50 during pre-market trading. […]

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PDL BioPharma Announces Stock Repurchase

PDL BioPharma (PDLI) announced on September 25 that its board of directors authorized a new stock repurchase program. PDL will be able to purchase up to $25 million worth of its common stock. The company has a market cap of $500 million, so this repurchase amounts to about 5% of the total outstanding shares.   […]

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Wabco Continues Upward Trend for Five Days

On September 18, Wabco Holdings (WBC) announced its plans to buyout its joint venture partner, Meritor, Inc. WBC is a commercial vehicle supplier and believes this move will allow the company to expand its presence in the North American market.   Sonal sent out a level 3 alert at 6:30 am to its subscribers. The […]

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Trading Clinical Trials

What are clinical trials? Pharmaceutical or bio-medical companies that have new drugs or medical products need to have those new products tested before they can be released in the market. The public needs assurance that these new products are both safe and effective. The process is called a clinical trial and involves many steps. Clinical […]

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The Three Moves For Event Based Trading

Event Based Trading: A Daily Opportunity for Profit Event-based trading involves trading based on market events and announcements that can create movements in a stock price. Volatility tends to increase during these times, so traders have a better opportunity to generate higher trading profits. Even after the event occurs, residual volatility can remain for days […]

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Trading Acquisitions Part 1

What Happens to Stock Prices During Acquisitions? Mergers and acquisitions are two important concepts in corporate finance. An acquiring company can either take a majority stake in the target company and let it continue to operate under its previous name or absorb the target company into its existing operations. Since acquiring companies should only choose […]

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