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Corporate Summary


•    Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) posted Q3 EPS of $1.40, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.27. Revenues for the quarter came in at $3.94 billion

•    Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) reported Q3 EPS of $1.16, exceeding the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.98 per share. Revenue for the quarter rose 49% to $822 million

•    A Bloomberg report quoted Jon B Rogers, president of the Rogers Family Co as saying that the company will sell one-cup coffee pods to supermarkets like Costco for a recommended price of $6.99

•    According to a report from Bloomberg, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc.'s (NASDAQ:CBRL) biggest shareholder Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE:BH) has increased its stake in the company from 8.7% to 9.9%. Following this development, shares of Cracker Barrel increased 2.97% to close at $41.22

•    Adolor Corporation. (NASDAQ:ADLR) share prices rocketed up 143.23% after Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:CBST) agreed to purchase the biopharmaceutical company

•    Share prices of equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) increased 5.01% to close at $91.77 after the company posted earnings results exceeding estimates

•    CIGNA Corp. (NYSE:CI) will be buying Nashville based Medicare Advantage health plans operator, HealthSpring Inc. (NYSE:HS) in a deal worth $3.8 billion or $65 per share. Shares of CIGNA rose 1.43% to close at $45.34

•    Analysts at Barclays Capital upgraded shares of Brown & Brown (NYSE:BRO) to "Overweight" rating from "Equal Weight" rating

•    Analysts at  RW Baird upgraded shares of Duke Realty (NYSE:DRE) to "Outperform" rating from "Neutral" rating

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