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Technology Stocks News 19

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) announced Monday it reached a definitive agreement to acquire six-year-old mobile analytics startup Flurry. Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) stock performance was -0.15% in last session and finished the day at $33.28. Traded volume was 18.43million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 19.69million shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.01. Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) insider ownership is 0.40%.

R.J. Reynolds American, Inc. (NYSE:RAI) Tobacco is fighting back against an order to pay billions to a widow of a former smoker who passed away 18 years ago from lung cancer. The country’s second-largest cigarette maker says it will appeal last Friday’s jury verdict ordering the company to pay $23.6 billion in punitive damages. Reynolds American, Inc. (NYSE:RAI) dropped -1.14 percent to $57.98 Monday on volume of 5.24million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $56.81 to $58.49. Reynolds American, Inc. (NYSE:RAI) has a market capitalization of $31.08billion.

On July 15, 2014, ZipRealty Inc. (ZipRealty) and Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE:RLGY) announced a definitive agreement under which Realogy will acquire ZipRealty for approximately $166 million or $6.75 per share, in an all-cash transaction. According to the Company, with the acquisition, Realogy is acquiring the Company’s residential brokerage operations with 23 offices across the United States and its leading-edge, integrated real estate technology platform, including its recently released private-label solution for brokers. Commenting on the acquisition, ZipRealty President and CEO, Lanny Baker, said, “Our owned and operated sales associate base will become part of one of the most successful real estate brokerage firms in the nation and will benefit from Realogy’s brand visibility and local presence. Realogy Holdings Corp (NYSE:RLGY)’s stock on July 21, 2014 reported a increase of 0.08% to the closing price of $36.75. Its fifty two weeks range is $34.77 -$51.35. The total market capitalization recorded $5.37billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 862,613.00million shares. In its share capital, RLGY has 146.12million outstanding shares.

NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:NPSP) on June 30 announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved updated labeling for Gattex® (teduglutide [rDNA origin]) for injection to include long-term data from the STEPS 2 study of adult patients with Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS). The data demonstrate that patients who continued Gattex treatment beyond two years achieved clinically meaningful reductions in parenteral support requirements, including volume and days off, with 13 out of 88 patients across all groups achieving complete independence. On Monday, shares of NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:NPSP) advanced 0.69% to close the day at $29.29. Company return on investment (ROI) is -0.70% and its monthly performance is recorded as -10.86%. NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:NPSP) quarterly revenue growth is 14.19%.

ESB Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ESBF), parent company of ESB Bank, has announced an increase in earnings. For the quarter ended June 30, earnings were 26 cents per diluted share on net income of $4.7 million, as compared to earnings of 22 cents per diluted share on net income of $3.9 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2013.ESB Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ESBF) stock performance was -0.40% in last session and finished the day at $12.40. Traded volume was 15,103.00million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 17.48K shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.45. ESB Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ESBF) insider ownership is 8.10%.

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