Wall street movers and shakers for Tuesday the 19th

Merck & Co Inc New (NYSE:MRK)- Health-care stocks rally after White House and Senate Democratic officials said asking the House to pass the Senate health bill unchanged was their best hope if their party loses a Senate seat in Massachusetts Tuesday.

Price: 40.78

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1.31/3.31

Monsanto Co (NYSE:MON)- The agricultural products provider said a federal court had ruled in its favor in a dispute with rival DuPont, finding DuPont had violated a licensing agreement in trying to combine certain genetic seed traits developed by Monsanto with its own.

Price: 81.00

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-0.16/-0.20

Brinks Home Security Holdings Inc (NYSE:CFL)- The security alarm system maker agreed to be bought out by a unit of Tyco International Ltd. in a $2 billion deal.

Price: 41.33

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9.91/31.52

Cadbury PLC (NYSE:CBY)-The U.K. chocolate maker’s board agreed to a $19.7 billion takeover offer from Kraft Foods Inc. ending more than four months of resistance after the world’s second largest processed foods maker raised its bid.

Price: 54.74

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2.84/5.47

CSX Corp. (NYSE:CSX)- is estimated to report a profit of 76 cents a share in the fourth quarter, according to analysts surveyed by FactSet Research.

Price: 50.10

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0.06/0.12

Fastenal Co. (NASDAQ GS: FAST)- is expected to report earnings of 32 cents a share in the fourth quarter, according to analysts surveyed by FactSet Research.

Price: 45.00

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-0.86/-1.94%

EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC)- The leader in information infrastructure announced on Tuesday new high-density configurations of its market leading EMC® CLARiiON® CX4 and EMC Celerra® Gateway systems, delivering twice the capacity of previous systems in half the floor space optimizing precious and expensive data center space and resources. Shares soon went up after the announcement. 

Price: 18.13

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0.195/1.09

Apple Inc (NASDAQ GS:AAPL)- The technology giant confirmed that it is preparing to unveil a new tablet-style computer at an event in San Francisco on Jan. 27.

Price: 213.25

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7.32/3.55

 

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