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Friday, September 4, 2015


Bulls are hungry for B&G Foods

Fri 10:21 AM CT
The food company has surged on news that it was acquiring the Green Giant and LeSueur vegetable businesses from General Mills for $765 million in cash.
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Video: Traders sell bounce in VIX

Fri 11:17 AM CT

The volatility index has popped back above 27, but the CME's Russell Rhoads says traders are selling calls apparently in the belief that the VIX won't skyrocket.


Alcatel-Lucent traders stay bullish

Fri 9:23 AM CT

The Paris-based broadband and cloud-networking company has fallen more than 9 percent in the last month but is trying to hold its lows from January.


Stocks remain lower after job data

Fri 7:44 AM CT

The government reported that 173,000 jobs were added in August, below the consensus estimate of 210,000. The unemployment rate came in at 5.1 percent off the estimated 5.2 percent.


Short-term bulls pile into JD.com

Fri 6:14 AM CT

Call buyers are looking for a quick pop in the Chinese e-commerce stock, which fell after Alibaba said it was investing in a rival company and Morgan Stanley downgraded the name.


Bullish bet targets in oil services

Fri 5:47 AM CT

The Market Vectors Oil Services Fund has bounced with the latest rebound in the price of crude, and one large trade is looking for the momentum to continue.


Blackstone draws cautious trade

Fri 5:16 AM CT

The private-equity firm has been sliding along with the broader market and because of worries about investments in the energy sector.


How puts are hedging Mondelez

Fri 4:45 AM CT

The food company rallied after activist investor Bill Ackman said he had taken a 7.5 percent stake in the company early last month but then plunged with broader market.


Non-farm payrolls lead calendar

Fri 4:14 AM CT

Economists estimate the U.S. economy added 210,000 jobs last month, equal to July's gain. The unemployment rate is seen edging down to 5.2 percent from 5.3 percent.


Reynolds American calls light up

Fri 3:47 AM CT

The tobacco company is trying to bounce at its 50-day moving average as management integrates its purchase of Lorillard.

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