Universal Display (OLED) Takes Momentum; Takeover Battle for Nanosphere (NSPH)

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Shares of Universal Display Corp. (Nasdaq:OLED) climbed to touch the $62.45 mark in early trade after investment analysts at Goldman Sachs upgraded the company’s stock from Neutral to Buy and indicated that tech giant Apple Inc. (Nasdaq:AAPL) would use organic LED technology in its iPhones starting next year.

OLED stock is exchanging hands at $61.85, up $5.44 (or +9.64%), with a volume of 1,584,580 shares traded do far

Universal Display, which engages in the research, development, and commercialization of organic light emitting diode (OLED) technologies, has 46.85M Shares Outstanding and OLED stock 52-week range is from $32.47 to $63.00 per share

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The price of Nanosphere, Inc. (Nasdaq:NSPH) stock soared on Monday’s trading session as Luminex Corp. (Nasdaq:LMNX) boosted its takeover offer for the molecular diagnostics company from $1.35 to $1.70 per share – as a response of an unsolicited third party offer of $1.50 per share -.

NSPH stock is trading at $1.67, up $0.36 (or +27.48%), and 23,574,085 of its shares exchanged hands so far, representing a large increase in activity versus its average volume (3m) of 674,256 shares

Nanosphere, which develops, manufactures, and markets molecular diagnostic tests for infectious diseases and associated drug resistance markers, has 13.54M Shares Outstanding and NSPH stock one-year range is between $0.48 and $3.90 per share

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Consortium Interested In Actions Semiconductor (ACTS) Takeover; Goldman Sachs Boosts View On Energy Transfer Partners (ETP)

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Shares of Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq:ACTS) climbed more than 20% in after-hours trading Friday as the company said that it has received from a consortium led by its former CEO – Mr. Hsuan-Wen (Niccolo) Chen – a preliminary non-binding offer to acquire the fabless semiconductor company for $2.00 per American depositary share.

According to Actions Semiconductor, it has formed a special committee to review and evaluate the “going-private” proposal

ACTS stock closed at $1.52, up $0.05 (or +3.40%), and 4,200 of its shares exchanged hands during the day

Actions Semiconductor, which designs, develops, and markets system-on-a-chip (SoC) products and solutions worldwide, has 44.30M Shares Outstanding, Market Capitalization (intraday) of $67.33M and ACTS stock 52-week range is between $1.19 and $1.99 per share

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Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE:ETP) shares surged $0.77 (or +2.15%) to $36.53 on Friday’s trading session

Brokerage firm Goldman Sachs upgraded Energy Transfer Partners’ stock from a Neutral to a Buy rating and raised its price target from $33.00 to to $40.00 per share

Energy Transfer Partners, which operates one of the largest and most diversified portfolios of energy assets in the United States, has 518.72M Shares Outstanding, Market Capitalization (intraday) of $18.95B and ETP stock one-year range is from $18.62 to $57.97 per share

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Applied Materials (AMAT) Bullish Guidance; TPG Group Bets On Endo International (ENDP)

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Shares of Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMAT) soared to touch a new 52-week high in intraday trading Friday after the company delivered stronger-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue numbers in its financial results

For its second quarter fiscal 2016, the semiconductor materials engineering solutions provider posted net sales of $2.45 billion, a 0.3% increase year over year, and non-GAAP adjusted net income of $376 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP adjusted net income of $362 million, or $0.29 per diluted share in the same quarter the prior year, topping the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate of $0.32 earnings per share on revenues of $2.43 billion for the period

Applied Materials said that it expects third quarter fiscal 2016 net sales to increase by between 14% and 18% sequentially, and non-GAAP adjusted net income to be in the range of $0.46 to $0.50 per diluted share, also exceeding the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate of $0.36 earnings per share for the next quarter

AMAT stock closed at $22.66, up $2.75 (or +13.81%) with a total volume of 53,384,957 shares traded during the day.

Applied Materials has $1.13B Shares Outstanding, Market Capitalization (intraday) of $425.62B and AMAT stock one-year range is now from $14.25 to $22.78 per share

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Endo International plc (Nasdaq:ENDP) stock climbed $0.67 (or +4.54%) to $15.44, and 11,089,049 shares of the company exchanged hands on Friday’s trading session

After the closing bell, TPG Group Holdings (SBS) Advisors, Inc. disclosed in a regulatory filing ( SC 13D/A ) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a 9.9% stake (22,152,136 shares) in the global specialty pharmaceutical company, representing an increase from the 17,182,136 shares reported ( SC 13D ) by the investment firm a couple weeks ago.

Endo International, which develops, manufactures, and distributes pharmaceutical products and devices worldwide, has 222.66M Shares Outstanding, Market Capitalization (intraday) of $3.44B and ENDP stock 52-week range is between $12.56 and $88.54 per share

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Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) Upward-Ride Session; Stifel Sees Potential In Dycom Industries (DY)

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Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:SRPT) stock climbed $1.55 (or +8.81%) to $19.15, with a total volume of 7,477,212 shares traded on Friday. There appears to be no relevant recent information from the biopharmaceutical company that may explain the stock’s movement

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) target review date for eteplirsen – Sarepta’s lead product candidate for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy – is currently scheduled for May 26, 2016.

Sarepta Therapeutics, which focuses on the discovery and development of RNA-based therapeutics, has 45.77M Shares Outstanding, Market Capitalization (intraday) of $876.59M and SRPT stock 52-week range is between $8.00 and $41.97 per share

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Shares of Dycom Industries, Inc. (NYSE:DY) surged $2.22 (or +3.18%) to $71.97 on Friday’s trading session after brokerage firm Stifel maintained a Buy rating while raising its price target on the company’s stock from $80.00 to $86.00.

The company expects to release its third quarter fiscal 2016 earnings report on Tuesday, May 24, after the closing bell.

Dycom Industries, a leading provider of specialty contracting services throughout the United States and in Canada, has 31.34M Shares Outstanding, Market Capitalization (intraday) of $2.26B and DY stock one-year range is between $47.10 and $90.82 per share

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Aquentium Seeks Joint Venture Partners in Texas for Real Estate Development and Construction of Commercial and Residential Projects

Lake Elsinore, CA, May 20, 2016 – Aquentium, Inc. (OTCMKTS:AQNM) announced today that the company is seeking Joint Venture Partners in the State of Texas for real estate development and construction of commercial and residential projects. Aquentium is a manufacturer of structural insulated panels that is looking to expand its business by partnering with land owners who need the expertise of real estate development, engineering, architecture, financing and construction.

“We are offering turnkey real estate solutions for land owners in Texas. By partnering with Aquentium, we anticipate any land owner will enhance their property value without any further cost to them,” stated Aquentium CEO Mark Taggatz.

About Aquentium

Aquentium, Inc. (OTCMKTS:AQNM) is a diversified publicly traded company that is dedicated to bringing “green technologies” to companies and countries throughout the world.

The company is involved in alternative energy (waste-to energy and solar energy), water treatment, manufacturing of ozone air and water (non-chemical) sanitation equipment, manufacturing of structural insulated building panels (SIPs), real estate development, construction, and re-deployable emergency housing.

www.aquentium.com

Certain statements in this news release may contain “forward- looking” information within the meaning of rule 175 under the Securities Act of 1933 and Rule 3b-6 under the Securities Act of 1934 and are subject to the safe harbor created by those rules. There can be no assurance that such forward-looking statements will be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.

Contact:

Mark Taggatz, CEO
Aquentium
ir@aquentium.com
www.aquentium.com
Lake Elsinore, CA
USA

Phone: 951-383-4546

Source: Aquentium, Inc.

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