• Shares of General Electric Company ( GE ) gained 4% following news that the European Union was set to approve General Electric's $14 billion bid to acquire French peer Alstom's energy assets
• Shares of Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. ( YGE ) tanked 20.2% after the company reported second quarter loss per share of $0.53, wider than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of $0.21
• TECO Energy, Inc.'s ( TE ) shares soared 25% after Emera Inc. agreed to acquire TECO Energy for $6.5 billion in cash.
• Shares of E*TRADE Financial Corporation ( ETFC ) surged 7.5% after the company declared a restructuring of its bank balance sheet to eliminate $4.4 billion of wholesale funding compulsions by quarter end
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