Hot and Soars Stocks: Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA), Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS), Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM)

July 8, 2015 11:06 am0 commentsViews: 18

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) released that it has invested in Mei.com, China’s leading flash sales platform for luxury as well as fashion products. The cooperation will improve Mei.com’s supply chain services of the sales of limited time discounted quality products from well-known international luxury along with fashion brands to consumers in China. The investment will enable Alibaba Group to integrate resources from its B2C platform Tmall.com, China’s largest third-party platform for brands and retailers, to form a specialized services team to support Mei.com’s development and assist them in growing their user base, brand cooperation base, logistic services and IT infrastructure services. Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) stock has highest price of $78.41 in last session, beginning with a price of $76.58 and reported a decrease of -0.76% to finish at $79.62 with a day range of $76.22-$78.41. The stock is going forward its 52-week low with 3.16% and moving down from its 52 week high price with -33.14%.

Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) reported that the US FDA has permitted Entresto tablets, previously known as LCZ696, for the treatment of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. The company noted that Entresto will be available on prescription for patients whose condition is classified NYHA class II-IV, indicated to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death and heart failure hospitalization. It is usually administered in conjunction with other heart failure therapies, in place of an ACE inhibitor or other angiotensin receptor blocker. “We recognize our responsibility to ensure Entresto reaches US patients and prescribers as soon as possible and will begin shipping in the US in the coming week,” stated by David Epstein, Division Head, Novartis Pharmaceuticals. ¬†Shares of Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) traded at $99.17 by moving up 0.56% with price volatility of 1.29% for a week and 1.05% for a month. Its beta stands at 0.56 times.

Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) along with Aetna Inc. (AET) reported that they set termination fees to be paid in the event of a failure of their merger contract. Humana revealed in a regulatory filing that the merger agreement provides that upon the termination of the agreement under specified circumstances, including the termination by either party upon the other party’s change of recommendation or material breach of its “no shop” obligations, Humana may be required to pay Aetna a termination fee of $1.314 billion, and Aetna may be required to pay Humana a termination fee of $1.691 billion. Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) stock hit highest price at $187.400, beginning with a price of $186.010 and reported a loss of -0.98% to finish at $187.10 with a day range of $186.010-$187.400. The total market capitalization remained 28.03 Billion, total volume of 6.1 Million shares held in the session was surprisingly higher than its average volume of 2342.03 shares.

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