Morning Alert: KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR), Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN), Southside Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:SBSI), Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS)

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KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR) has agreed to acquire a significant minority stake in Arbor Pharmaceuticals LLC, in a deal that values the privately held specialty drugmaker at more than $1 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Dec 04. KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR) belongs to Financial sector. Its net profit margin is 67.40% and weekly performance is 0.63%. On last trading day company shares ended up $22.42. KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 4.24%.

Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) is in talks to acquire Shots, a selfie-only social network, according to a report Tuesday from MSNBC. The app for iPhone and Android is backed by pop star Justin Bieber. Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) shares fell -0.77% in last trading session and ended the day at $38.49. TWTR Gross Margin is 63.80% and its return on assets is -24.50%. Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) quarterly performance is -25.98%.

The Japan Tourism Agency or JTA has awarded Accenture (NYSE:ACN) a seven-month contract to provide management consulting services to help increase the number of tourists to Japan. Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) belongs to Technology sector. Its net profit margin is 9.20% and weekly performance is -0.16%. On last trading day company shares ended up $86.19. Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 6.49%.

Southside Bancshares (NASDAQ:SBSI) Director Preston L. Smith purchased 3,783 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 13th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $33.97 per share, for a total transaction of $128,508.51. Southside Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:SBSI) ended the last trading day at $31.95. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 2.56% and price to cash ratio as 6.32. Southside Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:SBSI) showed a weekly performance of -1.18%.

Burke & Quick reissued their market perform rating on shares of Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) in a research note released on Friday morning. They currently have a $70.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $73.00. Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) shares fell -0.17% in last trading session and ended the day at $64.85. DFS return on assets is 3.10%. Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) quarterly performance is 2.45%.

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