10 Stocks Building Major Share Demand March 14th

Following is a list of 10 hot stocks that have hit our trading screens at Wall St. Watchdog today:

  1. Lubrizol Corporation (NYSE:LZ): Shares of Lubrizol are trading higher 27.5% today on news that Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRKB) will acquire the company for $9 billion in cash.  The Lubrizol Corporation supplies performance chemicals to diverse markets worldwide.  The Company develops, sells, and produces specialty additive packages used in transportation and industrial finished lubricants.  Lubrizol groups its products into chemicals for transportation and chemicals for other industries.  Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is a holding company owning subsidiaries in a variety of business sectors.  The Company’s principal operations are insurance business conducted nationwide on a primary basis and worldwide on a reinsurance basis.  Berkshire’s other operations include The Buffalo News, aviation training, and retail furniture businesses, as well as shoe, candy, and rug manufacturing.
  2. The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE:SHAW): Shares of The Shaw Group are trading lower 15.93% today on speculation that its business pertaining to the nuclear industry will be negatively affected by the events following the earthquake in Japan.  The Shaw Group Inc. provides engineering, procurement, construction maintenance, fabrication, manufacturing, consulting, remediation, and facilities management services for government and private sector clients in the power, process, environmental, infrastructure, and emergency response markets.
  3. Cameco Corporation (NYSE:CCJ): Shares of Cameco are trading lower 13.7% today on concerns that the demand for uranium will decline due to events at Japan’s nuclear power plants in the wake of the big earthquake that occurred late last week.  Cameco Corporation explores for, develops, mines, refines, converts, and fabricates uranium for sale as fuel for generating electricity in nuclear power reactors in Canada and other countries.  The Company also operates the Bruce B nuclear reactors in Ontario, as well as through a subsidiary, explores for, develops, mines, and sells gold.
  4. iShares MSCI Japan Index (NYSE:EWJ): Shares of iShares MSCI Japan Index are trading lower 7.96% today on concerns about the economic and political fallout from the Japan earthquake. The Bank of Japan has released $220 billion as an emergency measure.  iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA.  The Fund’s objective seeks to provide investment results that correspond to the performance of the Japanese market as measured by the MSCI Japan Index.  The Fund invests in a representative sample of index stocks using a “portfolio sampling” technique.
  5. HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (NYSE:HMC): Shares of HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. are trading lower 4.1% today on concerns about the economic and political fallout from the big earthquake that hit Japan .  HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. develops, manufactures, and distributes motorcycles, automobiles, and power products such as generators and farm machinery.  The Company also operates a financial credit business.  Honda Motor has manufacturing facilities in the US, Canada, the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, India, and Thailand.
  6. Market Vectors Nuclear Energy (NYSE:NLR): Shares of Market Vectors Nuclear Energy are trading lower 13.48% today on concerns that damage to Japan’s nuclear reactors in the wake of the large earthquake that hit the island will dampen worldwide demand for nuclear power and ancillary services and materials.  Market Vectors Nuclear ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA.  The Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the price and yield of the DAX global Nuclear Energy Index, a modified market-capitalization index.
  7. Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE): Shares of Sony are trading lower 7.47% today on concern about the economic and political fallout of the large earthquake that hit Japan.  Sony Corporation manufactures audio, home video game consoles, communications, key device and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets.  The Company’s other businesses include music, pictures, computer entertainment, and online businesses.
  8. JP Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM): Shares of JP Morgan Chase & Co. are trading lower 1.71% today despite news that the company plans to cut management fees for some of its funds, in order to fend off competition from passive index funds.  JP Morgan Chase & Co. provides global financial services and retail banking.  The Company provides services such as investment banking, treasury and securities services, asset management, private banking, card member services, commercial banking, and home finance.  JP Morgan Chase serves business enterprises, institutions, and individuals.
  9. Cleveland BioLabs, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBLI): Shares of Cleveland BioLabs are trading higher 17.11% today on speculation that the company will face an increased demand for its products, in light of the damage to Japan’s nuclear power plants.  Cleveland Biolabs, Inc. develops pharmaceuticals.  The Company develops drugs to protect humans from exposure to radiation.
  10. NewMarket Corporation (NYSE:NEU): Shares of NewMarket are trading higher 11.58% today on speculation that it may be an acquisition target, in light of Berkshire Hathaway having announced plans to acquire competitor Lubrizol for $9 billion in cash.  NewMarket Corporation develops, manufactures, and blends fuel and lubricant additives markets worldwide to refiners and others who sell petroleum products.  The Company’s products are used in transportation and industrial equipment.

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