Dollar Tree said this week it is buying Family Dollar Stores for $8.5 billion or $74.50 a share.
LinkedIn posted second quarter earnings of 51 cents a share on revenue of $534 million, surging past analyst estimates on both the top and bottom line.
Biotech companies raised $4.7 billion globally from 68 IPOs during the first half of 2014, and investor appetite will remain strong the rest of the year.
The recent volatility surrounding Radius Health shares should lessen as the market starts focusing on its osteoporosis drug Abaloparatide, said the company's CEO Robert Ward.
Alaska Air shares should be purchased on the recent pullback because the industry-leader carries low debt and continues to raise earnings, said Barry James, CEO of James Advantage Funds.
Vincenzo Nibali's victory at the 2014 Tour de France creates a huge sales opportunity for Specialized Bicycle Components, said the company's CMO Ben Capron.
The municipal bond landscape remains positive due to lower-than-expected issuance and surging demand from high net worth investors, said Robert DiMella, portfolio manager for the MainStay Tax-Free Bond Fund.
MetLife posted second quarter earnings of $1.39 a share on revenue of $17.8 billion.
Housing markets have bottomed in peripheral Europe making this a good time to own Spanish residential mortgage backed securities.
Chicago Bridge & Iron shares are trading at a deep discount after being unfairly hit by a shortseller's accounting charge, said Thomas Sudyka, portfolio manager for the LK Balanced Fund.