Shares of the flash memory storage company jump more than 22% on the takeover news.
D.R. Horton is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Five Below is upgraded to 'neutral.'
Stocks are up on positive economic data out of China and Japan, paired with the lack of action by the US military in Syria.
Fusion-io is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Fifth Third Bancorp is downgraded to 'market perform.'
Stocks on Wall Street were higher at midday as the Dow and S&P look to break their 3-day losing streak.
Crocs is downgraded to 'underperform,' and Baxter is reinstated with a 'conviction buy.'
Profits could soon soar as these firms are investing heavily in future growth, while also becoming prime takeover candidates.
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