Investors Are Eying: Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras (NYSE:PBR-A), Blucora, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCOR), Shire PLC (NASDAQ:SHPG), Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU), Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:FSC)

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Analysts at Credit Suisse assumed coverage on shares of Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (NYSE:PBR) in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. The firm set a “neutral” rating and a $7.30 price target on the stock. Credit Suisse’s target price suggests a potential upside of 16.61% from the stock’s previous close. Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR-A) belongs to Basic Materials sector. Its weekly performance is -15.52%. On last trading day company shares ended up $7.02. Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR-A) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -40.27%.

On Dec 11, TaxACT®, a business of Blucora, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOR), has created a list of five easy tax tips and reminders for all taxpayers. Regardless of the outcome of extender tax breaks and an IRS open date, Americans still have time to maximize refunds, and get a head start on their returns to be first in line for their refunds. Blucora, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCOR) shares increased 1.37% in last trading session and ended the day at $13.30. BCOR Gross Margin is 43.50% and its return on assets is 3.30%. Blucora, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCOR) quarterly performance is -18.55%.

Irish drug company Shire Plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) is considering a bid for NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bloomberg reported citing people familiar with the matter said. Shire PLC (ADR) (NASDAQ:SHPG) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its net profit margin is 20.50% and weekly performance is 3.62%. On last trading day company shares ended up $215.25. Shire PLC (ADR) (NASDAQ:SHPG) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 3.43%.

Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) agreed to invest in Uber Technologies Inc. to expand competition with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA) in China’s car-booking market. Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU) shares moved up 1.77% in last trading session and ended the day at $223.85. BIDU Gross Margin is 61.60% and its return on assets is 16.20%. Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU) quarterly performance is -2.01%.

On Dec 11, Fifth Street Asset Management Inc. “FSAM”) announced today that its affiliates, including Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:FSC)and Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp. (“FSFR”), have co-invested in a $110 million one-stop financing facility in connection with the acquisition of Metalogix H&S Holdings, Ltd. (“Metalogix”) by a company owned by the Permira funds. Metalogix is a provider of collaboration, content and data management tools for various on-premise and cloud collaboration platforms, including Microsoft SharePoint, Exchange and Office 365. Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:FSC) ended the last trading day at $7.92. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 2.49% and price to cash ratio as 14.01. Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:FSC) showed a weekly performance of -2.94%.

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