The Dow Jones Hits New Record. Merz Pharma Group Interested In Buying Obagi
for About $383.5M
NEW YORK, April 3, 2013
NEW YORK, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
On Tuesday, the Dow Jones industrial average climbed to another record high, a
boost the index got from strong auto sales and factory orders. German drug
maker Merz Pharma Group announced yesterday that it wants to buy Obagi for
about $383.5mil which tops an offer that was made by Valeant Pharmaceuticals
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Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) - Shares of Delta fell on Tuesday on trading
volume nearly three times higher than usual. Shares closed down 8% after the
Company failed to hit March metric forecasts. The Company said unit revenue,
also known as passenger revenue per available seat mile, climbed 2% in March.
Analysts were expecting 4% or better for the month.
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climbed as high as 24% in intra-day trading yesterday.
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of the biggest decliners on the NYSE on Tuesday after the Company announced
that its follow-on offering of 9.75 million common shares has been priced at
$9.60 per share. The stock closed at $9.85, down 10.62%.
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BGC Partners, Inc. (Nasdaq: BGCP) - Trading volume for BGC Partners exploded
yesterday, trading nearly 28 million shares. The stock saw gains as high as
49% on after the Company agreed to sell its electronic Treasury trading
platform to Nasdaq OMX Group for $750 million in cash, or $1.2 billion should
sales goals be met. The stock closed up 48.31% at $5.71.
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Tuesday. Trading volume was more than three times higher than usual. A report
revealed that AT&T and Verizon Communications might jointly bid for Vodafone
and divide up its assets. Shares of VOD closed at $29.40, up 3.74%.
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