Corning Gets a Boost and 4 Hot Stocks to Track

Skullcandy Inc (NASDAQ:SKUL): After Skullcandy’s stock damage after the introduction of the new Apple EarPods and it was downgraded by Morgan Stanley, it will launch its Edit headphone customization service with several personalization options which begins from $199.

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Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE:CUR) focuses on developing and and commercializing treatments for central nervous system disease based on transplanting human neural stem cells and using small molecule drugs. The company is in an FDA-approved Phase I safety clinical trial for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and it has been awarded orphan status designation by the FDA.

Corning (NYSE:GLW) shares have been seeing an increase on Wednesday morning following Goldman Sachs analyst Simona Jankowski’s decision to raise her ratingto Buy from Hold, which also sets a new target price of $16, an increase from $14. Tuesday, the stock closed at $12.73.

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR) decision on Tuesday cut 1,200 jobs is the most recent setback in the business of burning coal to produce electricity, as the U.S. puts its focus on natural gas and renewable energy, like wind. Alpha Natural Chief Executive Kevin Crutchfield stated that the company is strategically positioning itself for possible growth in thermal coal overseas, along with an expected uptick in metallurgic coal used to make steel.

 Cisco (NYSE:CSCO): Arista and Juniper Networks are in the market for low-latency switching. On Wednesday, Cisco confirmed that it will launch the Nexus 3548, which is an Ethernet switching system claiming to provide a minimum of 60 percent network performance improvement over any other competing 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches. This didn’t come as a surprise in regards to Cisco, which informed The Wall Street Journal that it intended to release a product to, in the words of David Yen, senior vice president and general manager, Data Center Group, “give Arista a very, very significant challenge.”

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