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Edited By Ed Lin

MBIA /zigman2/quotes/205815173/composite MBI +0.11%

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Shares of the bond insurer cratered 16% on news that Berkshire Hathaway /zigman2/quotes/208872451/composite BRK.A -0.23% was entering the sector. "Although press reports paint Berkshire Hathaway's entrance into the bond insurance industry as a negative for all incumbent bond insurers," wrote Friedman Billings Ramsey analyst Steve Stelmach, "we are unconvinced." But Standard & Poor's Equity Research analysts Stuart Plesser and Catherine Seifert noted that the viability of MBIA and rival Ambac Financial Group "is under question amid concerns about deteriorating capital levels."

Genesco /zigman2/quotes/203016164/composite GCO +6.94%

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The shoe retailer saw shares jump more than 16% after a judge ruled that Finish Line cannot back out of an agreement to acquire Genesco, which operates stores including the Journeys and Johnston & Murphy brands. S&P Equity Research analyst Jason Asaeda wrote that "completion of the merger has been priced into Finish Line shares, which are trading at forward price/earnings and price-to-sales multiples well below peers." Finish Line is considering its options, including a potential appeal. Finish Line had agreed in June to buy Genesco for $1.5 billion in cash, or $54.50 per share, before getting cold feet in September.

Luby's /zigman2/quotes/206507565/composite LUB +1.49%

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Fiscal first-quarter earnings at the restaurant operator were lifted by tax-related gains, sending shares up 4.7%.

Cal-Maine Foods /zigman2/quotes/201864009/composite CALM +0.92%

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The egg supplier saw shares surge 5.7% on news of a strong fiscal second quarter. Cal-Maine cited "favorable market conditions, with egg prices reaching record levels during the quarter."

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/zigman2/quotes/205815173/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 9.31
+0.0100 +0.11%
Volume: 151,648
Dec. 9, 2019 1:33p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$788.23 million
Rev. per Employee
$1.14M
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/zigman2/quotes/208872451/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 332,860
-780.00 -0.23%
Volume: 138.00
Dec. 9, 2019 1:14p
P/E Ratio
20.21
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$543.93 billion
Rev. per Employee
$637,113
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/zigman2/quotes/203016164/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 52.21
+3.39 +6.94%
Volume: 580,895
Dec. 9, 2019 1:36p
P/E Ratio
10.65
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$732.25 million
Rev. per Employee
$71,756
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/zigman2/quotes/206507565/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 2.13
+0.03 +1.49%
Volume: 25,713
Dec. 9, 2019 1:18p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$63.09 million
Rev. per Employee
$53,878
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/zigman2/quotes/201864009/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 43.98
+0.40 +0.92%
Volume: 76,997
Dec. 9, 2019 1:35p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
1.15%
Market Cap
$2.12 billion
Rev. per Employee
$440,957
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