Alcatel-Lucent, LyondellBasell, Halcon, GSE, Taleo Attract Trading Interest Feb. 10th

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU): Alcatel-Lucent plans to reorganize its European work force, and union officials say that could mean the loss of 1,800 jobs, reports the Wall Street Journal. Also, Alcatel-Lucent announced that it will offer access to its worldwide portfolio, which includes approximately 29,000 issued patents, through a licensing syndicate to be formed by RPX Corporation (NASDAQ:RPXC). Alcatel-Lucent’s worldwide patent portfolio is relevant to a broad range of technologies, including fixed line and wireless communications, semiconductors, consumer electronics, multimedia, optical, software, cloud computing, applications and network security. We have chosen to undertake an innovative approach to realizing the value of our world-class patent portfolio, and while retaining ownership of our patents, we seek to expand access to them for a diverse set of industries,” Alcatel-Lucent’s CEO said. Shares of Alcatel-Lucent are trading 14.69% higher today.

LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE:LYB): Reports Q4 revenue $11.44B vs. $10.61B in Q4 of 2010. There is no consensus. The Q4 net loss negatively impacted by $448M, or $0.79 diluted loss per share, of charges relating primarily to refinancing and the Berre refinery Shares of LyondellBasell Industries NV are trading 0.94% lower today.

Halcon Resources Corp (NASDAQ:HK): After Halcon Resources closed its recapitalization and Floyd Wilson became CEO of the company, RBC Capital expects the company to make near-term ,accretive acquisitions. The firm notes that Wilson typically builds up and then sells companies, and it maintains an Outperform rating on the stock. Shares of Halcon Resources Corp are trading 213.25% higher today.

GSE Holdings Inc (NYSE:GSE): GSE Holding priced 7M shares at $9.00. Oppenheimer and FBR Capital acted as joint book running managers for the offering. Shares of GSE Holdings Inc are trading 23.67% higher today.

Taleo Corp (NASDAQ:TLEO): Nomura downgraded Taleo citing the acquisition by Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL). Shares of Taleo Corp are trading 0.05% higher today.

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