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RANsquawk – Today’s Trading Edge

TIME: 1857BST
NEWS: RANsquawk sources note Brean Capital out positive on E-Commerce China Dangdang (DANG) citing technicals – Unconfirmed
REACTION: In an immediate reaction, DANG shares rose 1.3% from USD 12.53 to USD 12.69

TIME: 1856BST
NEWS: Arch Coal (ACI) confirms probe on potential misconduct by attorney’s office in West Virginia
REACTION: In an immediate reaction, ACI shares fell 0.8% from USD 5.06 to USD 5.02 and over the following 2 minute period fell a further 2.9% from USD 5.04 to USD 4.90.

TIME: 1847BST
NEWS: Illinois State Attorney General says her office is investigating Herbalife (HLF)
REACTION: In an immediate reaction HLF shares fell 3.0% from 56.69 to USD 55.00, before continuing the decline to print a low at USD 54.03, making the entire move lower 7.7%.

TIME: 1728BST
NEWS: RANsquawk sources note Cedar Rapids Casino fails to get approval which is seen as a positive for Isle of Capri (ISLE) – Unconfirmed
REACTION: In immediate reaction co. shares gained 6.6% in a move higher from USD 7.11 to USD 7.58

TIME: 1702BST
NEWS: Sears Holdings (SHLD) director Tisch buys 475k shares at USD 33.56/Shr, according to filing
REACTION: In an immediate reaction SHLD shares rose 4.3% from USD 34.04 to USD 35.50

TIME: 1646BST
NEWS: MoneyGram (MG) price target cut to USD 15.50 from USD 19.00 at Piper Jaffray
REACTION: In an immediate reaction MGI shares fell 1.5% from USD 15.25 to USD 15.02

TIME: 1630BST
NEWS: ECB’s Mersch says FX increasingly has an impact on the inflation outlook, and if FX levels continue, a reaction by the ECB is inevitable
REACTION: In an immediate reaction, EUR/USD fell 10 pips from 1.3837 to 1.3827

TIME: 1530BST
NEWS: Avis Budget Group (CAR) increases its stock repurchase program to USD 300mln
REACTION: In an immediate reaction CAR shares rose 2.4% from USD 54.72 to USD 56.06.

TIME: 1514BST
NEWS: Vintage Capital withdraws USD 30.50 per share offer to buy Aaron’s (AAN)
REACTION: In an immediate reaction, AAN shares fell 3.8% from USD 30.05 to USD 28.92

TIME: 1439BST
NEWS: RANsquawk sources say Ford (F) is new undisclosed customer of Plug Power (PLUG)
REACTION: In an immediate reaction, PLUG shares rose 4.6% from USD 7.03 to USD 7.36

TIME: 1258BST
NEWS: RANsquawk sources report offers in EUR/USD at 1.3865/70, 1.3865 is also a large size option expiry for today NY cut said to be USD 500mln+
REACTION: Over the course of the following 45 minutes the pair fell 15 pips from 1.3861 to 1.3846

TIME: 0530BST
NEWS: RANsquawk report bids in AUD/USD at 0.9355
REACTION: Over the course of the following hour the pair rose 11 pips from 0.9355 to 0.9366

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