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Why INmune Bio Stock Soared Then Sank Today
What happened Shares of INmune Bio (NASDAQ: INMB) soared as much as 19.4% in early trading on Thursday. However, the stock quickly gave up those gains and then some. INmune's shares were sinking 17% as of 3:39 p.m. EST. The big jump came after the biotech announced encouraging results from a phase 1b study evaluating XPro1595 in treating Alzheimer's disease. However, the stock promptly fell throughout the morning -- probably due in part to profit-taking. Some investors were likely wary about […]

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Why ConocoPhillips, Devon Energy, and Murphy Oil Stocks All Just Dropped
What happened A new president is in the White House, a new "green energy" policy mandate is ascendant in Washington -- and that's not looking like good news for oil stocks on Thursday. As of 1:40 p.m. EST, shares of oil giant ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) are down 5.4%, while smaller oil and gas producers Devon Energy (NYSE: DVN) and Murphy Oil (NYSE: MUR) are down 10.2% and 13%, respectively. Image source: Getty Images. So what Why are oil stocks down? Honestly, I think it's probably for the same […]

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Why Airbnb Stock Is Flying Higher Today
What happened Shares of Airbnb (NASDAQ: ABNB) enjoyed a strong rally today, benefiting from the absence of the bad news that's weighed on the stock for the past week. At 2:50 p.m. EST on Thursday, Airbnb stock was up 10.4%. So what Airbnb shares have had a rough week, beginning with the company's announcement just prior to the inauguration that it was canceling room reservations in Washington and refunding its hosts for revenue lost from guests who would no longer be coming. One day later, […]

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Why Bed Bath & Beyond Is Jumping 10.8% Higher Today
What happened Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ: BBBY) were soaring over 10% higher in afternoon trading Thursday on no specific company news, though it may be that investors who heavily shorted the stock are covering their positions. So what At last count, over 76 million Bed Bath & Beyond shares were sold short, the highest number since last May, giving it a short interest ratio, or the time it would take for short-sellers to cover their positions, some 14 days. Anything over seven […]

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Why Shares of Sunworks Jumped 33.8% on Thursday
What happened Shares of Sunworks (NASDAQ: SUNW) continued their sharp rise on Thursday, climbing as much as 33.8%. Shares fell back slightly as the day wore on, but at 2:30 p.m. EDT, they were still up 24.8% on the day. So what There wasn't any news about Sunworks today, and no unexpected policies were put in place by the new Biden administration. So this is just continued momentum in the hot solar energy sector right now. Image source: Getty Images. After nearly running out of cash last year, […]

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Bitcoin Keeps Falling Along With Shares of Grayscale Bitcoin Trust
What happened Shares of Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (OTC: GBTC), a fund that allows investors to indirectly own bitcoin, were falling hard on Thursday as the price of bitcoin keeps sliding. As of 2:15 p.m. EST, shares of Grayscale Bitcoin Trust were down 10%. And bitcoin was down 9% over the past 24 hours, according to CoinDesk. So what Since Grayscale Bitcoin Trust only holds bitcoin, it's logical that the two would go up and down together. In a perfect world, Grayscale Bitcoin Trust would trade […]

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Why Moderna Is Shooting Higher Today
What happened Coronavirus stock Moderna (NASDAQ: MRNA) was up by nearly 8% in mid-afternoon trading on Thursday. Two pieces of news about the company's coronavirus vaccine seem to be supporting this rise. So what The first is Moderna's announcement that dosing of participants has begun in a phase 1/2 clinical trial for mRNA-1273 in Japan. This study, which is being led by Japanese pharmaceutical company Takeda (NYSE: TAK), seeks to enroll 200 people aged 20 and older. Image source: Getty Images. […]

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Why American Eagle Outfitters Stock Jumped 5% Today
What happened Shares of American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO) gained roughly 5% in the first half of trading on Thursday, and was up by 4.5% as of 2:13 p.m. EST. The driving force behind that rise was a pair of company news releases and a presentation about management's plans. If all goes according to expectations, the future could be bright for this fashion retailer. So what American Eagle Outfitters has decided to start breaking out the results of its Aerie nameplate. That was a pretty […]

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Here's How Marijuana Companies Are Thriving in the Coronavirus Pandemic
There is a certain type of marijuana company that has been particularly resilient during these extremely trying days of the coronavirus pandemic. Longtime Motley Fool contributor talks about a weed business segment that has held on rather well in this conversation, recorded Dec. 22, with Healthcare and Cannabis Bureau Chief Corinne Cardina Jurney during that day's edition of Motley Fool Live. Here's The Marijuana Stock You've Been Waiting ForA little-known Canadian company just unlocked what […]

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Why Cinedigm Shares Are Soaring Today
What happened Shares of Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) rose sharply on Thursday, following a strategic buyout and an extremely bullish analyst report. The stock was 36.1% higher at 1:10 p.m. EST today. So what Cinedigm, a producer and distributor of entertainment content with a deep focus on digital cinema and video-streaming channels, acquired independent-film distributor Fandor earlier this week. Just before Christmas, the company also picked up classic film and TV streamer The Film Detective. These […]

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