Stock Market Roundup, Feb. 14: Stocks Spread the Love on Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is not everyone's favorite holiday, but investors should be pleased either way after a relatively solid day on the stock market. Despite the political turmoil sparked by the overnight resignation of President Trump's national security advisor, investors remained cool and confident on Tuesday.

Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) Top Movers

Value: JD Wetherspoon JDWPY - +2.87%

Growth: OraSure Technologies OSUR - +3.34%

Momentum: Hikma Pharmaceuticals HKMPF - +3.81%


Major Indexes

DOW: 20,485.08 / +72.92 / +0.36%

NASDAQ: 5,778.71 / +14.75 / +0.26%

S&P 500: 2,336.17 / +7.92 / +0.34%

Top Headlines

Aetna, Humana Call Off $34 Billion Courtship

On Tuesday, health insurance giants Aetna AET and Humana HUM announced that they have called off their merger agreement after a federal court decision struck down the deal as anticompetitive.

"We are disappointed to take this course of action after 19 months of planning, but both companies need to move forward with their respective strategies in order to continue to meet member expectations," said Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini in a statement.

Here's Why General Motors Stock Is Gaining Today

Shares of General Motors GM opened nearly 3.5% higher on Tuesday morning after new reports indicated that the auto manufacturer is discussing the sale of its European operations to Peugeot-maker PSA Group.

Apple at All-Time High: Poised for More Growth as Anticipation for Next iPhone Builds

In anticipation of its 10th anniversary iPhone, due out this spring, Apple Inc. AAPL looks poised to build on its already stellar 2017. The tech giant closed Monday at an all-time high of $133.31 per share in after-hours trading, jumping 0.9%, and it is up to $134.19 after early Tuesday morning trading. Apple's stock is up 15% since the beginning of 2017.

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