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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Chrysler, Honda and Toyota all count the family shuttles among their top-selling vehicles, while Kia is giving its new model a big push.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
A new comprehensive report by the Federal Reserve finds that most Americans' incomes have fallen since 2007, and the recovery hasn't brought them back.
Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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