5 Super Hot Stocks: Yahoo! Edges Higher, Heinz to Shut Down Factories, and Intuit Pops 1%

NYSE Euronext, Inc. (NYSE:NYX): In an effort to gain EU antitrust approval for their mega $9B merger, Deutsche Boerse (DBOEY.PK) and NYSE Euronext submit proposals to sell European equity-option operations, and to provide competitors with access to a major derivatives clearinghouse. A decision on the proposal is due at the end of the year.  NYX shares recently traded at $27.42. Its market capitalization is $6.96 billion. They have traded in a 52-week range of $21.80 to $41.60. Volume today was 70,396 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 3,630,780 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 10.89, while trailing earnings are $2.44 per share.

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Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO): Private-equity firm Silver Lake has held discussions with Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, and other potential business partners about buying Yahoo, the WSJ reports. Silver Lake is one of a few Yahoo suitors to sign an NDA, a requirement that has slowed the sale process. YHOO shares recently traded at $15.47,. Its market capitalization is $19.03 billion. They have traded in a 52-week range of $11.09 to $18.84. Volume today was 107,323 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 33,180,600 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 18.78, while trailing earnings are $0.82 per share.

Heinz (NYSE:HNZ): Shares fell nearly 3% before the opening bell after posting worse than expected second quarter results.  The company also expects to shut down three factories due to economic conditions.  On the positive, the firm reaffirmed fiscal year 2012 EPS in the range of $3.24-$3.32.  HNZ shares recently traded at $51.56. Its market capitalization is $16.96 billion. They have traded in a 52-week range of $46.99 to $55.00. Volume today was 8,459 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 2,620,810 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 17.55, while trailing earnings are $3.01 per share.

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Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX): Downgrades Q4 shipment goals for hard disk drives to 41M-45M units, due to the flooding in Thailand, DigiTimes reports. Seagate had previously guided to 40M-50M units during its October earnings call. The company forecasts global supply of 110M-120M HDDs in Q4, short of global demand at 180M units. STX shares recently traded at $16.40. Its market capitalization is $7.04 billion. They have traded in a 52-week range of $9.05 to $18.60. Volume today was 300 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 10,204,000 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 15.31, while trailing earnings are $1.10 per share.

Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU): Shares are up almost 1% after reporting revenue of $594M (+12% Y/Y) and EPS of -$0.10 for its seasonally weak FQ1.  The results beat the consensus by $13.3M and $0.02. The tax software company expects FY12 revenue for $4.185B-$4.285B and EPS of $2.85-$2.94, in-line with a consensus of $4.23B and $2.90.  INTU shares recently traded at $51.98. Its market capitalization is $15.57 billion. They have traded in a 52-week range of $39.87 to $56.46. Volume today was 0 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 3,311,290 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 25.88, while trailing earnings are $2.00 per share.

Investing Insights: Intuit Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet: Loss Narrows and Beats Estimates.