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    Wednesday Sept 8, 2010, 08:48 am EST
    Stocks to Watch on Wednesday 09/08/2010 -  ZGEN, IDIX, HPQ, ALTR
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    Hot Stocks to Watch Wednesday 09/08/2010  are
    ZGEN- ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    IDIX- Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    HPQ- Hewlett-Packard Company
    ALTR- Altera Corporation

    ZGEN - ZymoGenetics, Inc.(NASDAQ:ZGEN)
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Co announced plans to acquire biotech drug developer ZymoGenetics Inc (ZGEN) for $885 million which is a premium of about 84 percent to Tuesday's closing price. Overall, the transaction is worth about $885 million but taking in account ZymoGenetics' cash, the aggregate value of the deal is $735 million or $9.75 per share.
    IDIX-Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDIX)
    Hepatitis C is common in both ZymoGenetics as wells as Idenix but the affect on stock price is opposite. Shares of Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc (IDIX.O) plunged 46 percent to $3.18 on Tuesday after the company announced about the verbal notice it received from the Food and Drug Administration that two of its experimental Hepatitis C treatments have been put on clinical hold due to safety issues. A heavy correction is expected after all the negative news settle down.

    HPQ - Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ)
    The most popular story in the markets these days. Soon after Hurd agreed to become president of rival software firm Oracle, HP actually filed lawsuit to block the hiring. HP has a true case here. Hurd essentially knows all the future plans and secrets of HP which can be harmful to HP when revealed to a competitor. Big firms have a contract with Executives at such levels that they cannot work for rival companies for certain period of time after leaving the company known as 'Confidentiality agreement'. Interestingly shares of HPQ dropped while Oracle shares jumped on Tuesday.

    ALTR- Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR)

    Altera Corporation (ALTR) raised its guidance after the market close on Tuesday. Altera (ALTR) said that it expects Q3 revenue to grow 10%-14% from Q2, compared with 4%-8% growth it predicted previously.Altera Corp. It now expects third quarter revenue of $516.2 million to $535.0 million. The company's previous guidance was revenue of $488.1 million to $506.8 million.


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