The Top Ten Stocks for Aug. 2

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Aug. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg’s Adam Johnson, Matt Miller and Trish Regan report on today’s ten most important stocks including AIG, LinkedIn and Dell. (Source: Bloomberg)

Number 10 is aig, up nearly 3%, after the insurers said profits grew in the first quarter.

It will issue its first evidence since 2008. chevron, down more than one percent today after the energy company posted its biggest second-quarter profit decline in 4 years.

It missed estimates as well.

Chevron profits fell to $5.4 billion, due to lower oil prices earlier in the quarter, as well as maintenance work at a number of refineries.

Britain's biggest publicly owned lender has named the head of its uk consumer unit as the government presses to lead the lender to shrink its investor -- investment bank.

Ross mcewan will replace stephen -- stephen hester.

Speculations the cable operator may be an acquisition target.

Cablevision reported second- quarter sales that missed estimates after losing consumers and customers during the quarter.

Weight watchers down 19% today, plunging the most in nearly two years.

The company says profit this year will be less than previously forecast.

The revision comes as weight watchers struggles to recruit members.

I lost five pounds in one week by cutting out all the garbage -- potato chips, ice cream.

I thought you were going to say you were on weight watchers.

I lost 30 pounds.

Linkedin -- a weaker than projected sales forecast has failed to disrupt a share rally.

Membership has more than doubled since mid-2011, and second- quarter revenue exceeded estimates.

The stock is at a record high.

Trish, you look great.

Is that linked in?

She isn't influencer.

She puts that she is an influencer.

She puts content on that gets other people to come to the website.

I will log on now, for the first time since 2008. viacom up almost six percent.

The owner of nickelodeon is doubling its stock buyback, more than half of its market value.

Also higher than estimated sales in the fourth quarter.

Berkshire hathaway is up a fraction, due to release second- quarter earnings late this afternoon.

Results are likely to be affected by the housing market, and how a railroad would reduce demand for coal.

We are looking at toyota as number two.

Up more than 6%. asia's biggest car maker raised its forecast.

A weaker yen is helping to bolster exports.

Predictions the maker of the camry has room to raise predictions once again.

Are number one stock is trading up more than five percent.

Michael dell agreed to sweeten his proposal to buy the company to as much as $24.9 billion.

The move to secure his the board committee, which is winning shareholder support for the deal.

It does assure many more shareholder lawsuits, of which carl icahn is one.

Wheat data on the jobs report.

We are still managing to eke out a bit of a game.

-- a gain.

Let us get straight to your market roundup.

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