History repeats itself. The age-old mantra. Snapchat’s parent company Snap (Private:CHAT) recently filed for an initial public offering. It’s on track to be the largest domestic social media IPO since Facebook (NASDAQ:FB).
Snapchat’s largest user demographic is Generation Y (Millennials) and Generation Z (iGeneration) and it has roughly 150 million users.
The service debuted in 2012, known for its photo messages that deletes after a few seconds, James Bond-style, without the fireworks. Today, users can post their “snaps” on their stories that their friends can view for 24 hours, or do private photo messages that still disappear after seconds. Last month, Snapchat started a featured section that shares articles and videos from popular sources, such as CNN, Cosmopolitan, People, BuzzFeed, Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, Food Network, ESPN and many more.
How will the stock market react both short term and long term when Snapchat does go public? It will be hard to say due to several factors, such as continued growth in its user base, the newly elected president and revenue sources. However, we can get a sense of how the market will react both short term and long term by looking at the stock market history of Silicon Valley social media giants Facebook and Twitter (NYSE:TWTR).
indian share market: Tronox Limited(TROX)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Tronox Ltd (NYSE: TROX) shares shot up 34 percent to $19.30. Tronox announced plans to acquire Cristal's TiO(2) business and also agreed to sell Alkali Business. Tronox posted a Q4 loss of $0.14 per share on revenue of $548 million.
indian share market: Akorn, Inc.(AKRX)
- [By Wayne Duggan]
Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) shares are drifting higher by 0.27 percent (about $0.10 per share) Wednesday after jumping 3.2 percent Tuesday following a report the company was on the verge of a buyout deal.
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Friday, healthcare shares fell by 0.62 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX), down 17 percent, and BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDSI), down 14 percent.
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Despite a lack of conviction in the market at large, some stocks posted sharp gains on Friday, and Diana Shipping (NYSE:DSX), Akorn (NASDAQ:AKRX), and Granite Construction (NYSE:GVA) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.
- [By Wayne Duggan]
Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) shares are up 18.2 percent on Friday after Bloomberg reported Frensius is considering a buyout bid for Akorn.
The news came just hours after Benzinga alerted its pro subscribers to an unusually large Akorn call purchase on the options market.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Shares of Endo International (ENDP) have tumbled 40% today after it said profits would fall well short of analyst expectations thanks, in part, to plunging generic drug prices. Leerink’s Jason Gerberry and team look for specialty pharmaceutical companies that have similar business models–and find Akorn (AKRX), Perrigo (PRGO), and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA). They explain:
- [By Alex McGuire]
As a service to our readers, the following list provides the 10 top pharmaceutical stocks to watch this month (May 2017), including the biggest gainers from April…
Pharmaceutical Stock Current Share Price April 2017 Gain Cleveland BioLabs Inc. (Nasdaq: CBLI) $3.62 +120.6% Nexvet Biopharma Plc. (Nasdaq: NVET) $6.61 +69.7% Motif Bio Plc. (Nasdaq ADR: MTFB) $10.10 +68.2% Axovant Sciences Ltd. (NYSE: AXON) $24.43 +62.3% Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CYCC) $5.49 +46.7% Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CNAT) $8.67 +44.9% Akebia Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: AKBA) $13.07 +43.3% Akorn Inc. (Nasdaq: AKRX) $33.28 +38.9% Rockwell Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: RMTI) $8.78 +37.4% Akari Therapeutics Plc. (Nasdaq ADR: AKTX) $15.02 +35.4%
The best-performing pharma stock of the month – Cleveland BioLabs Inc. – surged 120.6% to $3.53 a share by April 28. That crushed both the Nasdaq Biotech Index’s 1.5% gain and the Dow Jones’ 1.3% rise over the same period.
indian share market: Orion Marine Group Inc(ORN)
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows small caps Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation andLayne Christensen Company (NASDAQ: LAYN) underperforming, but possibly recovering while Orion Group Holdings (NYSE: ORN) had a clear reversal early last year:
indian share market: Occidental Petroleum Corporation(OXY)
- [By Garrett Cook]
Citi notes that presentations from producers (the bank specifically notes Anadarko (NYSE: APC), Occidental Petroleum (NYSE: OXY), and Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD)) showed a lack of commitment to enter 2017 hedge programs to lock in the economics for drilling.
- [By Michael Flannelly]
Early on Monday, analysts at Deutsche Bank lowered their price target on Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) to reflect a lower-than-expected valuation of an asset that the oil and gas exploration company is trying to sell.
Though the analysts lowered OXY’s price target from $114 to $109, they still maintain a “Buy” rating on the stock. The new price target suggests a 22% upside to the stock’s Friday closing price of $89.49.
Deutsche Bank analyst Paul Sankey said, “Bloomberg Finance LP reports that Oxy is seeking sale of 40% of Mideast operations for around $8bn, which would imply $20bn total value for the unit. However reportedly some suitors are valuing the asset at around $15bn. This is a relatively negative valuation against our previous view that Oxy would be seeking $25+bn for its MENA business. We are cutting our price target to $109/share to reflect this lower implied valuation.”
Occidental Petroleum shares were up 96 cents, or 1.07%, during pre-market trading on Monday. The stock is up 16.81% year-to-date.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Stocks that made the cut include General Motors (GM), Coca-Cola Company (KO), Occidental Petroleum (OXY), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), and General Electric (GE).
- [By Chris Lange]
Occidental Petroleum Corp.s (NYSE: OXY) short interest increased to 16.11 million shares from the previous reading of 15.70 million. Shares were recently at $62.83, in a 52-week range of $61.01 to $78.48.
indian share market: Eiffage SA (EFGSY)
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Atlantia (ATASF) (AT.IM), Eiffage (OTCPK:EFGSY) (FGR.FP), Ferrovial (OTC:FRRVF) (FER.SM), Albertis (OTC:ABFOF) (ABE.SM) and Vinci (OTCPK:VCISF) (DG.FP)