LyondellBasell ADDED to S&P 500 and 4 Hot Stocks Gaining Investor Attention

Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CHUY) announced on Wednesday a surge in profit during its Q2, assisted by a rise in revenues. The company’s earnings for the quarter reached the Street’s estimates, as revenues topped expectations. Net income to common shares for Q2 was $31,000 or $0.15 per share, which is up from $8,000 or $0.04 per share during the previous year. Shares of Chuy’s Holdings Inc are trading 1.4% higher today.

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Acme Packet, Inc. (NASDAQ:APKT), which is a global leader in session delivery networks, recently announced that it was chosen by IBBS to perform its voice service infrastructure upgrade. Acme’s Net-Net Session Director is to assist IBBS in boosting security, availability, and scalability of its wholesale residential division by seamlessly integrating with existing voice infrastructure technologies. “Service agility and reliability are paramount in the wholesale voice services market,” stated Mark Hayes, Vice President of CLEC operations at IBBS. Shares of Acme Packet, Inc. are trading 3.5% lower today.

Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SRPT): Justin Trovillion, who is one of 12 patients chosen nationwide for a clinical trial of Sarepta Therapeutics’ (SRPT) Eteplirsen drug for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, showed increased energy and quality of life after treatment, according to his mother as reported by a local Missouri affiliate of CBS News, KFVS. The Fly mentions that shares of Sarepta have risen nearly 14 percent to $14.30 in premarket trading. Shares of Sarepta Therapeutics Inc are trading 18.65% higher today.

LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE:LYB) is to replace Sears Holdings Corp.  in the S&P 500 index following market close on Sept. 4, S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC stated. The change comes as Sears has struggled for years and last year revealed its intentions to sell a small number of stores and close over 100 others as an attempt to turn around a long stretch of falling same-store sales. S&P Dow Jones Indices, a McGraw-Hill Cos. (NYSE:MHP) business, stated that the retailer was no longer considered representative of the index. The company’s shares had fallen 3.1 percent after hours at $55.68. Shares of LyondellBasell Industries NV are trading 4.44% higher today.

EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) used today to announce the recipients of the third annual EMC® Journey to the Cloud Awards. These prestigious awards recognize two premier customers, a distinguished partner and an exceptional individual who are pushing innovation, business value, and performance via virtualization as the transformational pillar to the move to cloud computing.The 2012 EMC Journey to the Cloud Award winners are the University of Florida, Williams & Fudge, Inc., Secure-24, Inc., and Todd Rorie with the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee. Shares of Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc. are trading 1.01% lower today.

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