12 Buzzing Stocks: Southwest Reports Passenger Numbers, CES Kicks Off and Disney Considers Baseball Team Purchase

Shares of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) are gaining attention after saying that it flew 8.2 billion revenue passenger miles last month, which relatively flat from prior year numbers.  Airline competitors include: United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) and Jetblue Airways Corp. (NASDAQ:JBLU).

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With the Consumer Electronics Show booting up this week, these stocks will be in play.  Intel Corp. (NASDAQ:INTC), Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), Nvidia Corp (NASDAQ:NVDA), Nokia Corp. (NYSE:NOK), Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL).  Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Sony (NYSE:SNE) are also expected to make waves in the next-gen console industry.

Shares of Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS) are slipping .35 percent early Monday morning.  According to the Los Angeles Times, Disney could be about to make a bid for the LA Dodgers.

Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE:BMY) is trading .76 percent lower after announcing it has agreed to purchase hepatitis C drug developer Inhibitex, Inc. (NASDAQ:INHX) for an all-cash deal of $2.5 billion, or $26 per share.

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