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rocketed 68% after the Lancaster, Pa., bank said it would be bought by
for $19 a share. The stock-and-cash deal represents a staggering 80% premium to Sterling's Wednesday closing price. The stock closed up $7.24 at $17.79.
jumped 5.9% to a 52-week high after the company beat analysts' second-quarter estimates on strong demand and raised its outlook for earnings from continuing operations. The Bell helicopter and Cessna aircraft maker closed up $6.77 to $122.20.
: Amid trading volume more than three times its three-month daily average,
soared 13% to a 52-week high, after the diversified manufacturer reported second-quarter earnings that shattered Wall Street estimates. The company said second-quarter profits were driven by sales growth in all segments. Shares finished the day up $9.79 to $84.86.
, the operator of the
New York Stock Exchange
American Home Mortgage Investment
( AHM) to issue a statement after the mortgage lender's shares plunged 21% Thursday, after speculation its credit lines were being pulled. The company responded by saying it did not comment on market rumors, which analysts dismissed. Shares closed down $2.83 at $10.76.
: Shares of American Home Mortgage also sank to a 52-week low on Thursday.
was experiencing unusual option activity, as the company gained 26 cents to $48.62.
: Ken Griffin's Citadel, which owns an 8.4% stake in
Gemstar-TV Guide International
( GMST), disclosed a letter filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission
on Thursday that while it welcomes the company's board's decision to pursue strategic alternatives, it does so with some reservation. "We firmly believe that Gemstar-TV Guide has the potential to realize several billion dollars of incremental equity value over the next years based solely on the company's strategic positioning and management's ability to execute on its strategy," the firm wrote. Gemstar-TV Guide's stock closed up 2 cents to $6.75 Thursday.
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