February 7, 2013 - Shares of MGIC Investment Corp. soared over 11% before the market even opened on Tuesday, with shares opening at $4.76. The boost in price was a result of the Company receiving an upgrade from Barclays. Barclay's lifted the Company to "overweight" from "underweight." Barclay's analyst Mark DeVries hiked his price target from $1 to $8. MGIC shares closed on Tuesday with gains of over 27% and created a new 52-week high of $5.37.

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Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACUR) - Acura Pharmaceuticals was one of the biggest gainers on the Nasdaq composite on Tuesday, soaring more than 75% at its intra-day high of $3.62. The Company announced yesterday that they have reached a key milestone with an entrance into the drug store market. KERR DRUG will be the first drug store chain to stock the Company's NexafedŽ - a next generation cold/allergy medicine with abuse-deterrent technology. This is a 30 mg immediate-release pseudoephedrine product that combines effective nasal-congestion relief with a unique technology that disrupts the conversion of pseudoephedrine into the dangerous drug. Acura said Nexafed should be on shelves in Kerr's approximately 75 locations in North Carolina. The Company announced on Monday that by the end of February it has entered distribution agreements with most national and regional drug wholesalers. ACUR closed at $3.04 yesterday, up roughly 48%.

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) - Struggling J. C. Penney slid to a new 52-weeklow on Tuesday hitting $14.92 a share in intra-day trading. The drop came after news was revealed that Vornado Realty Trust (VNO), once the Company's second-biggest shareholder, had sold almost half of its stake. According to two people familiar with the offering, Vornado sold a 10-million share block of J.C. Penney stock at $16.40 each through Deutsche Bank AG. Last week the Company reported a 25 percent decline in annual revenue to $13 billion, the lowest since at least 1987. J. C. Penney is also currently in the middle of a court battle with Macy's. Macy's is suing both Martha Stewart and her Company and J. C. Penney on the grounds that Martha Stewart has breached her contract by selling a J. C. Penney line. On Tuesday J. C. Penney closed down almost 11% at $14.96. Volume traded for the company yesterday was more than five times higher than the stock's average of 10,263,000 shares.

Himax Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: HIMX) - In pre-market trading on Tuesday shares of HIMX were up over 20% at $4.17. By the end of the day, the stock closed with gains of around 18% at $4.06. In intra-day trading hit a new 52-week high of $4.79. In February Google co-founder Sergey Brin publicly moved up the timeline for Google Glass from 2014 to 2013. The unusual rally for Himax Technologies on Tuesday came after Seeking Alpha contributor Mark Gomes said that his firm believes the chipmaker will be the main supplier of microdisplays for Google Glass. Himax Technologies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, and markets semiconductors for flat panel displays. Volume traded yesterday was significantly above the stock's average of 578,785 shares.

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February 28, 2013 - Leading Energy drink Company Monster Beverage Corp. reported earnings this past Wednesday after the close. Though the Company saw a 15% growth in revenue in the fourth quarter, they missed estimates. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had expected revenue of $484 million. Revenue for the Company grew 15 percent, to $471.5 million. Goldman Sachs analyst Judy Hong is keeping a "Buy" rating on the Company. Shares of Monster closed up 1.63% on Thursday.

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J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) - JCP was one of the biggest decliners on the NYSE on Thursday and the worst performer in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. The stock fell nearly 17% at the close. In intra-day trading the stock went as low as $16.57. The big drop came after the Company reported its worst quarter ever on Wednesday afternoon. The Company's net loss in the quarter ended Feb. 2nd increased to $552 million from $87 million a year earlier. Annual revenue fell 25% to $13 billion, the lowest since at least 1987. The stock has a 52-week trading range of 15.69 - 39.78. Volume on Thursday was 48,683,339 shares, roughly five times higher than the stock's average of 9,475,680 shares. The company sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, and home furnishings.

Groupon, Inc. (Nasdaq: GRPN) - GRPN shares slid 24.28% yesterday to close at $4.53. The company opened as low as $4.24 on Thursday morning but bounced back after the Company announced they will immediately replace the founder and CEO Andrew Mason. The company has named Executive Chairman Eric Lefkofsky and Vice Chairman Ted Leonsis to the newly created Office of the Chief Executive, and they will serve on an interim basis. In intra-day trading shares of GRPN bounced as high as $4.93. Earlier in the week the Company delivered disappointing revenue guidance for the current quarter. Volume traded on Thursday was nearly 100 million shares, a significant increase from the stock's average of 15,553,600 shares. The SVP of Product Management bought 13,021 shares on February 18th.

BroadSoft, Inc. (Nasdaq: BSFT) - BroadSoft Inc. plunged the most in its history on Thursday, closing down roughly 32%. At its intra-day low of $20.77, the stock was only 64 cents behind its 52-week low of $20.13. Thursday's drop was the biggest one-day drop the Company has experienced since their debut in June 2010. The Company has now dropped 42 percent this year. On Thursday BroadSoft reported their outlook for annual earnings and revenue, both below estimates. The company forecast 2013 earnings per share of $1.10 to $1.35. Analysts had estimated $1.72, on average, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Revenue will be $181 million to $189 million, according to a statement. Analysts had estimated $197.7 million. The Company creates software allowing mobile and cable service providers to deliver voice and multimedia over their Internet protocol-based networks. The stock has a 52-week range of 20.13 - 45.32.

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February 25, 2013 - Hewlett-Packard CEO Turns Company around - Quarterly Revenue Beats Wall Street Forecasts As Markets Break 14000.

HP's third CEO Meg Whitman and her turnaround plan, gave the stock a boost on Friday after the Company announced that quarterly revenue and forecasts beat Wall Street expectations. HP estimated fiscal second quarter earnings per share of 80 to 82 cents, which is way above the average that Wall Street had projected at 77 cents. The Company's fiscal first-quarter revenue shrank 6 percent to $28.4 billion and earned $0.82 a share. This beat the $27.8 billion and $0.71 a share that Wall Street analysts had anticipated on average.

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Aruba Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARUN) - One of the biggest gainers on the Nasdaq on Friday was ARUN, who closed at $25.40 up 22.13%. The stock also hit a new 52-week high of $26.78 during Friday's trading. This was the biggest gain the stock has seen in more than three years. The move up came after Aruba Networks reported earnings that beat estimates for both profits and sales. Analysts estimated a 19-cent average but the company's fiscal second quarter earnings were 22 cents a share. The Company also forecasted third-quarter sales of at least $159 mil while analysts estimated $158.2 mil. The Company makes wireless-network equipment for the U.S. military, schools and retailers. On February 15th, Aruba Networks CEO and President bought 40,000 shares. Volume soared on Friday to close at 20,461,312 shares traded, roughly eight times higher than its average of 2,447,370 shares.

Infoblox Inc. (NYSE: BLOX) - Shares of BLOX surged on Friday after the Company reported better than expected fiscal second quarter results on Thursday afternoon. The stock gained 10% in after-hours trading on Thursday. The Company reported fiscal year Q2 revenues of $54.4 million, which is up 32% from a year ago. Revenues were also ahead of the Street consensus forecasted at $51.3 million. Non-GAAP profits were 6 cents a share, also ahead of the Street estimate at 4 cents. For FY Q3, Infoblox Inc. sees revenue of $55 million to $56.5 million, and non-GAAP profits of 6-7 cents a share. The Street consensus had been at $52.7 million and 4 cents. Trading volume on Friday was roughly four times higher than average with the stock closing up 18.07% at $22.61. On February 19th, Exec VP, Engineering for the Company bought 4,600 shares. The stock has a 52-week range of 13.73 - 24.15.

WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD) - WBMD posted one of the largest percentage increases on the Nasdaq on Friday after posting strong earnings on February 21st. For the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, WebMD Health beat expectations on revenues and also beat expectations on earnings per share. The Company had revenue of $132.7 million in comparison to the $124.5 million that five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated on the same basis. Research firm Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the Company from "hold" to "buy". WebMD has forecasted that Q1 revenues will be above $105 million, with a net loss from

continuing operations of about 6% of revenue. This is also well above the Street consensus for revenue of $93.6 million. The stock closed at $20.44 on Friday, up 25.40%.

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February 7, 2013 - Disney Beat Earnings Expectations with Help of Star Wars Deal

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) led the DOW on Wednesday after reporting quarterly earnings Tuesday night. Disney reported first quarter earnings of $0.79 per share, beating Wall Street estimates of 0.76 per share. Revenue increased 5% year over year to $11.3 billion, when analysts expected $11.2 billion. The stock hit a new 52-week high on Wednesday at $55.50. In the last year Disney shares have gone up 35%. The Company made a big move last October when they bought Lucasfilm for $4 billion. Disney CEO Bob Iger announced on Tuesday that the ?Star Wars? franchise will get two spinoff movies.

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Zynga, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA) ? ZNGA led the Nasdaq on Wednesday after releasing earnings that surprised most of Wall Street. The Company topped estimates with a surprise per-share profit in the fourth quarter. Zynga reported earnings late Tuesday revealing that the Company earned 1 cent per share, or $6.9 million, on sales of $311 million last quarter. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected a loss of 3 cents per share and $212 million in revenue. Zynga's current-quarter outlook is for "bookings" of $200 million to $210 million. This is well below the $232.5 million analysts had been forecasting. The Company expects to lose 4 cents to 5 cents per share, minus items, where analysts have estimated a 1-cent loss. Last month ZNGA?s Chief Revenue Officer sold 115,388 shares. On Wednesday trading volume for Zynga was 93,795,130 compared to a daily average of 19,467,100. The stock closed in the green yesterday at $2.99, up 9.12%.

Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) ? Yesterday Time Warner Inc. shares rose the most the Company has seen in the last 24 months. The Company made a new 52-week high at $55.23. Yesterday?s gain was the biggest gain seen since February 2011 after the Company reported fourth-quarter net income. Adjusted operating income was $6.1 billion for the year, up 4%, as fourth-quarter income jumped 16% to beat analysts' forecasts. Time Warner is also raising its dividend 11% to $1.15 a year and has said its board has authorized the repurchase of $4 billion worth of its shares. For 2013, Time Warner is expecting earnings per share to be up more than 10%. On January 30th, the Company?s Executive Vice President bought 7,004 shares. The stock closed at $52.03, up 4.14% on 12,332,047 shares traded. Trading volume on Wednesday was roughly two times higher compared to the stock?s average of 6,062,180.

Virgin Media, Inc. (Nasdaq: VMED) ? shares of VMED retraced on Wednesday, after hitting a 52-week high earlier this week at $46.43. Trading volume for the Company blew up yesterday with 98,195,190 shares traded. This is in comparison to an average of 3,366,860 shares. The Company announced Wednesday morning that Liberty Global is to acquire them in a stock and cash merger valued at approximately $23.3 billion. The deal would create the world's leading broadband communications company. Virgin Media shareholders will receive $17.50 in cash, 0.2582 Liberty Global Series A shares, and 0.1928 Liberty Global Series C shares for each share they own. The deal will create a broadband communications company covering 47 million homes and with 25 million customers in 14 countries and is expected to close in Q2 of this year. On January 25th, VMED?s CEO, Vice President Controller, CFO, and Chief C T & N Officer all bought shares of the Company. Shares of VMED closed at $44.89, down 1.58% on Wednesday.

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February 4, 2013 - Merck Beats Analyst's Expectations: Zoetis Inc., Life Time Fitness Inc., Brightcove Inc.

One of the top drug manufacturers, Merck & Co. Inc., released quarterly earnings last Friday that beat analyst's expectations. The Company posted fourth-quarter earnings excluding items of 83 cents per share and revenue of $11.7 billion. Analysts had expected the company to report earnings excluding items of 81 cents a share on $11.49 billion in revenue. Shares dropped 3.28% on Friday after the Company also said it would delay seeking approval until next year for their high profile osteoporosis drug.

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Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) - Zoetis Inc. made its big debut this past Friday on the NYSE. It gained 19.27% on Friday closing at $31.01 a share. The company is pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc's animal-health division, and has a 60-year history under Pfizer. Pfizer holds an 83% stake in the unit. ZTS's IPO on Friday was the biggest one made since Facebook Inc., with 86.1 million shares offered, raising $2.24 billion. Zoetis makes vaccines for both farm and companion animals, and has operations in about 70 countries worldwide. Zoetis reported revenues of $4.2 billion in 2011 and $3.2 billion through the first nine months of last year. ZTS is the largest animal- health business, with $4.3 billion sales in 2012 -- about 20 percent of the $22 billion market.

Life Time Fitness Inc. (NYSE: LTM) - Shares of Life Time Fitness fell hard on Friday, to levels not seen since it's market debut back in 2004. On Friday LTM closed down $11.37 or 22.41%. The stock hit a new 52-week low of $39.10 that day and slightly bounced back to close at $39.36. Volume traded at 8,526,759 was nearly twenty times higher than average volume of 442,065. Life Time Fitness issued weak preliminary results for 2012 expecting earnings between $2.63 and $2.66 per share for the full year 2012, on revenue of roughly $1.13 billion. Analysts, on average, were expecting earnings of $2.69 per share on revenue of $1.13 billion. For 2013, the Company forecast earnings between $2.85 and $2.95 per share, on revenue of $1.20 billion to $1.22 billion. Wall Street was expecting earnings of $2.98 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion. Shares on Friday fell to their lowest point in over a year.

Brightcove, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCOV) - BCOV shares saw a big drop on Friday closing down $2.31 or 27.43% after the stock was downgraded by research firm RBC Capital Mkts. The Company announced strong earnings late Thursday. Fourth quarter revenue was $24.3 million, up 31% year-over-year while fiscal year 2012 revenue was $88.0 million, up 38% year-over-year. Brightcove Inc. CEO Jeremy Allaire announced he will step down and COO David Mendel will take his place. Mendel was former senior vice president and general manager of Adobe's Business Productivity Unit. Volume traded on Friday was significantly higher at 4,842,989 in comparison to a daily average of 449,476. On Friday shares also hit a new 52-week low of $5.97.

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