Hot Stocks Of The Day: TSN, EAT, CBLI, STU, THO
Friday, September 17, 2021 11:53 AM

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US stocks swung between gains and losses on Friday as investors turned cautious after a report showed that consumer sentiment unexpectedly worsened in early September to its lowest level in more than a year.

Below we highlight few companies whose shares are actively trading in Friday's session.

Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) plunged more than 5% on Friday, a day after the US Labor Department filed a complaint accusing the meat producer of systematically discriminating against female seeking entry-level positions. The complaint asks that all of Tyson's federal contracts be canceled; it be debarred from future government contracts until it has remedied the violations; and it provide complete relief, including lost wages, interest and other benefits of employment, to affected individuals.

Shares of Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT) slumped more than 4% after the company announced the resignation of Chief Financial Officer, Charles M. Sonsteby, effective October 1.

Cleveland BioLabs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLI) surged more than 7% after the company announced that it was awarded a $45 million contract (including options), from the United States Department of Defense (DoD) Chemical Biological and Medical Systems Medical Identification and Treatment Systems (MITS) to develop and stockpile CBLB502 as a medical radiation countermeasure. Under the terms of the contract, the CBMS-MITS will initiate funding for Cleveland BioLabs' advanced development of CBLB502 through Food and Drug Administration approval in the amount of $14.8 million (including options). Upon FDA licensure, the contract provides options for the purchase of $30,000,000 worth of CBLB502 troop equivalent doses.

Student Loan Corporation (NYSE: STU) jumped more than 41% on Friday after Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) agreed to acquire the student lender, which is 80 percent owned by Citigroup, in a complicated deal. Discover Financial Services will pay $600 million for the Citigroup's stake in the student loan unit.

Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE: THO) rallied more than 9% after it announced its acquisition of Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC, a privately-held manufacturer of towable recreation vehicles based in Elkhart, Indiana, for $100 million in cash and 4,300,000 shares of Thor Industries, Inc. common stock, subject to adjustment. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to Thor earnings, based upon Heartland's recent and historical performance.

Disclosure: Author doesn't own any of the stocks discussed here.
 

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  • US lawmakers may vote on Armenian genocide measure Dec 18, 2021 04:03 AM

    • WASHINGTON - The House may vote next week on a measure that could damage U.S. relations with critical ally Turkey: a resolution declaring the World War I-era killings of Armenians a genocide.
    • House Democratic leaders had long set aside consideration of the draft resolution, and the measure was expected to expire as a new Republican-led House takes office next month.
    • House aides, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment, said Friday that Democratic leaders have been discussing a possible vote with lawmakers.
      • Paris Vogue editor to leave after 10-year tenure Dec 18, 2021 03:56 AM

        • PARIS - Paris Vogue says its editor-in-chief, Carine Roitfeld, has decided to leave after a 10-year tenure in which the French fashion monthly became "a worldwide reference and indispensable magazine."
        • The magazine says on its Web site that Roitfeld's years as the top editor were marked by "constant growth" both in terms of circulation and advertising.
        • Xavier Romatet, the head of Conde Nast France, the French arm of the U.S. publishing house, said he "of course" regrets Roitfeld's decision to leave "even if I understand it."
          • James has triple-double, dominates again at MSG Dec 18, 2021 03:56 AM

            • NEW YORK - LeBron James always said he loved playing here.
            • James delivered another vintage performance at Madison Square Garden, scoring 32 points and finishing with his 30th career triple-double to help the Miami Heat beat the New York Knicks 113-91 for their 11th straight victory.
            • 6 jersey he hoped would belong to James - New York surged back to tie it at 57 at halftime.
              • $7.2B is recovered for Madoff's victims Dec 18, 2021 03:48 AM

                • NEW YORK - Many of Bernard Madoff's victims who thought they lost everything could get at least half their money back after the widow of a Florida philanthropist agreed Friday to return a staggering $7.2 billion that her husband reaped from the giant Ponzi scheme.
                • Picower was the single biggest beneficiary of Madoff's fraud.
                • He commended Picower's widow, Barbara, "for agreeing to turn over this truly staggering sum, which really was always other people's money."
                  • Congress rushes to finish bills before holidays Dec 18, 2021 03:48 AM

                    • WASHINGTON - Rushing to finish by Christmas, congressional Democrats worked Friday to secure Senate ratification of a new arms control treaty and to end the military's ban on openly gay service members as they neared the end of two tumultuous years of single-party government.
                    • Legislation to keep the federal government running until mid- to late February was also on the agenda, a matter for negotiations with emboldened Republicans who will take control of the House and add to their numbers in the Senate come January.
                    • He was looking for several more on his wish list - the arms control treaty and repeal of the military gay ban - to close out a politically tough year.

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