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Office Depot (NYSE: ODP) 32% HIGHER; is in advanced merger talks with OfficeMax.

Elbit Imaging Ltd. (NASDAQ: EMITF) 31% HIGHER; announced today, further to its announcement dated February 5, 2013, that its Board of Directors had decided, after assessment of the Company's current situation, taking into account the needs of the Company, the complexity of the negotiation process in reaching an agreement with all the relevant parties about a possible restructuring, and the divergent positions of various parties in respect to the payment of interest to the note holders, to currently suspend also the interest payments to all note holders, and to re-assess the situation as it develops from time to time.

OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) 26% HIGHER; is in advanced merger talks with Office Depot

Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) 26% HIGHER; up on speculation related to potential Office Depot/OfficeMax deal

Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX) 10% LOWER; reported Q4 results

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) 10% LOWER; The CMS released its 45-day notice for 2014 Medicare Advantage (MA) rates, which analysts are describing as "sharply unfavorable."

Power-One (NASDAQ: PWER) 6% HIGHER; Raymond James' Pavel Molchanov upgraded from Outperform to Strong Buy with a price target of $6.00, calling it the "Stock That the Solar Rally Forgot."

CIGNA Corporation(NYSE: CI) 6% LOWER; The CMS released its 45-day notice for 2014 Medicare Advantage (MA) rates, which analysts are describing as "sharply unfavorable."

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH) 5% LOWER; The CMS released its 45-day notice for 2014 Medicare Advantage (MA) rates, which analysts are describing as "sharply unfavorable."

Health Net, Inc. (NYSE: HNT) 5% LOWER; The CMS released its 45-day notice for 2014 Medicare Advantage (MA) rates, which analysts are describing as "sharply unfavorable."

WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) 5% LOWER; The CMS released its 45-day notice for 2014 Medicare Advantage (MA) rates, which analysts are describing as "sharply unfavorable."

Express Scripts, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESRX) 5% HIGHER; reported Q4 EPS of $1.05, $0.01 better than the analyst estimate of $1.04. Revenue for the quarter came in at $27.41 billion versus the consensus estimate of $27.24 billion. Express Scripts, Inc. sees FY2013 EPS of $4.20-4.30, versus the consensus of $4.20.

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) 5% LOWER; The CMS released its 45-day notice for 2014 Medicare Advantage (MA) rates, which analysts are describing as "sharply unfavorable."

Aetna Inc.(NYSE: AET) 3% LOWER; The CMS released its 45-day notice for 2014 Medicare Advantage (MA) rates, which analysts are describing as "sharply unfavorable."

Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) 3% HIGHER; up on speculation related to potential Office Depot/OfficeMax deal. Also, upgraded at Barclays and Stifel

Cypress Semi (NASDAQ: CY) 3% HIGHER; Needham & Company upgraded from Hold to Buy with a price target of $13.00.

Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD) 3% HIGHER; Needham & Company upgraded from Buy to Strong Buy with a price target of $27.00, saying WAN Op is not saturated but a robust growth market.

Atmel (NASDAQ: ATML) 2% HIGHER; Needham & Company upgraded from Hold to Buy with a price target of $10.00.

Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE: CLF) 2% HIGHER; JPMorgan upgraded from Neutral to Overweight with a price target of $40.00 (from $36.00).

Cree, Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE) 2% LOWER; downgraded at Oppenheimer

Linn Energy, LLC (NASDAQ: LINE) 2% LOWER; negative Barron's




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