Morning Alert – Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO) , QEP Resources (NYSE:QEP) , Garrison Capital (NASDAQ:GARS) , Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX)

Lance Milken, CEC’s chairman and partner at private-equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC, (NYSE:APO) in a statement commended Leverton’s “experience in the entertainment and restaurant industries, demonstrated success growing businesses and strong track record as a seasoned leader.”  New York-based Apollo Global Management took CEC private in a $1.3 billion deal in February. Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE:APO) stock performance was 1.84% in last session … Continue reading Morning Alert – Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO) , QEP Resources (NYSE:QEP) , Garrison Capital (NASDAQ:GARS) , Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX)

Unusual Volume Buzz: NewLead Holdings (NASDAQ:NEWL), Investors Bancorp (NASDAQ:ISBC), Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO), PowerSecure International (NYSE:POWR)

NewLead Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:NEWL) announced that its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013 (the “Annual Report”) has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.NewLead is expected to have a fleet of ten vessels, seven owned and three vessels under management. Furthermore, the Company owns a wash plant and a mine in Kentucky, USA and has been … Continue reading Unusual Volume Buzz: NewLead Holdings (NASDAQ:NEWL), Investors Bancorp (NASDAQ:ISBC), Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO), PowerSecure International (NYSE:POWR)

Diversified Investments: NASDAQ OMX Group (NASDAQ:NDAQ), Apollo Global (NYSE:APO), CBOE Holdings (NASDAQ:CBOE), Ares Capital (NASDAQ:ARCC)

NASDAQ OMX Group Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) is looking to enter the foreign exchange space, as the allure of FX trading, and acquiring market-share in the estimated $5.3 trillion-dollar-a-day market is attracting interest from the operator of one of the U.S.’s largest stock exchanges. NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) stock performance was -0.05% in last session and finished the day at $39.40. Traded volume was 1,094,281 million … Continue reading Diversified Investments: NASDAQ OMX Group (NASDAQ:NDAQ), Apollo Global (NYSE:APO), CBOE Holdings (NASDAQ:CBOE), Ares Capital (NASDAQ:ARCC)

Keep Eyes on: Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY), Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO), Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE:TEG), McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD)

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) is the latest big company to enter the post-Snowden market for secure communication, and it’s doing so with an encryption standard that comes with a way for law enforcement to access ostensibly secure phone conversations. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) belongs to Technology sector. Its net profit margin is 13.50% and weekly performance is -6.23%. On last trading day company shares ended … Continue reading Keep Eyes on: Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY), Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO), Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE:TEG), McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD)

Big Movers: Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR), Harmonic (NASDAQ:HLIT), Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO), PartnerRe Ltd. (NYSE:PRE), Oil States International Inc. (NYSE:OIS)

On 31 JULY Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) last released its earnings data on Thursday. The company reported ($0.26) EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of ($0.37) by $0.11. The company had revenue of $28.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $19.76 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted ($0.37) earnings per share. The … Continue reading Big Movers: Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR), Harmonic (NASDAQ:HLIT), Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO), PartnerRe Ltd. (NYSE:PRE), Oil States International Inc. (NYSE:OIS)