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The Five Top-Performing Large Cap Financial Plays in 2013

Jacob Harper | Equities.com |

As we close out 2013, we can start to take stock of the stocks, and see how things played out for the plays in 2013. While many sectors enjoyed a robust year in a bull run, perhaps no sector


CVS Caremark (CVS) Purchase of Apria Healthcare Unit Gives BioScrip (BIOS) a Bounce

Joel Anderson | Equities.com |

The decision by CVS Caremark (CVS) to purchase the Coram unit from Apria Healthcare Group, Inc., a company owned by Blackstone Group (BX) , rippled across the health care sector Wednesday,


IPO Report: Extended Stay America/ESH Hospitality (STAY)

Francis Gaskins | Equities.com |

Extended Stay America / ESH Hospitality (STAY) is the largest owner/operator of company-branded hotels in North America. Nine other operating companes scheduled IPOs for this week. The full


IPO Report: Brixmor Property Group (BRX)

Francis Gaskins | Equities.com |

Brixmor Property Group ($BRX) is a Blackstone (BX) sponsored neighborhood shopping center REIT. Eight other operating company IPOs are scheduled for this week. The full IPO calendar can be found


Dell to Go Private for $25 Billion

Jacob Harper | Equities.com |

The battle over the future of pioneering PC maker Dell Inc. (DELL) is finally over, with a preliminary vote tally showing shareholders have approved CEO Michael Dell’s plan to buy out


Keys to a Wining Stock Market Strategy

Mike Turner | Equities.com |

Hello Tom, Quote worth Quoting Again One of the common failings among honorable people is a failure to appreciate how thoroughly dishonorable some other people can


Starboard Value Renews Efforts To Derail Smithfield-Shuanghui Deal

Michael Teague | Equities.com |

Nearly two months ago, the activist investor fund Starboard Value LP took up a 5.7 percent stake in Smithfield Foods (SFD) , in a bid to prevent the world’s largest pork producer from


Icahn Strikes Back; Buys 4 Million Shares of Dell

Jacob Harper | Equities.com |

Billionaire investor/ corporate raider Carl Icahn isn’t one to just quietly back away from a battle. He’s been butting up against Dell Inc (DELL) CEO Michael Dell to try to wrest


A Timeline of the Ongoing Dell Buyout Saga

Jacob Harper | Equities.com |

On July 16, Dell Inc’s (DELL) stock dropped on news that the stockholder vote on CEO and founder Michael Dell’s privatization plan would be delayed by the committee set to vote


Investors to Cash Out Up to $4 billion from SAC Capital

Michael Teague | Equities.com |

With SAC Capital’s deadline for withdrawals for the year having passed on Sunday, the beleaguered Steve Cohen could find himself on Monday with less than $1 billion of the $6 billion with which


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