BofA-BlackRock Deal Scrutinized by Regulators and 4 Hot Stocks Changing Hands Today

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX): Current Price: $179.51

Later in the year, the company will add to its original programming slate with a children’s series that is based on the upcoming DreamWorks Animation movie, “Turbo.”


Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT): Current Price: $71.48

In 2007, Wal-Mart Stores had intentions to open up to 2,000 in-house medical clinics by mid-2012. Today, the company has fewer than 130 clinics and has been closing locations more quickly than opening them. According to Bloomberg, CVS Caremark (NYSE:CVS) has about 630 MinuteClinics with the intentions of having 1,500 within four years.

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Fossil, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOSL): Current Price: $112.48

The company has entered into a global licensing agreement with Tory Burch. Fossil and Tory Burch are to collaborate on the design, development and distribution of timepieces for its Tory Burch brand.


The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO): Current Price: $37.79

The company claims that the non-alcoholic, ready-to-drink category has continued to grow in line with levels that were previously forecasted and it continues to be vibrant. According to the company, it is well on the way to doubling systems revenues by 2020 to $200 billion. The company sees continued uncertainty in China having short-term impact on industry and on business, but claims it has every confidence in the long-term resilience of China business. Furthermore, Europe’s economic uncertainty is expected to extend well into 2013 and the company is on track to achieve 2020 vision. These comments were made on the Q4 earnings conference call.


Bank of America (NYSE:BAC): Current Price: $12.13

On January 28, less than 24 hours before Saipem issued a profit warning removing nearly a third off its market capitalization, Bank of America Merrill Lynch sold a 2.3 percent stake in the oil services company on behalf of BlackRock (NYSE:BLK), and now, Financial Times reports that the deal is being scrutinized by Italian and British regulators. Saipem continues to be embroiled in controversy on other fronts, and it is controlled by Italian state-owned energy company Eni (NYSE:E).


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