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CannTrust Holdings Inc (NYSE: CTST) plummeted last week after issuing a press release acknowledging it hat failed a Health Canada inspection in July. The company said it accepts the findings and is already taking actions to fix its wrongdoings.

The hunt is on for low volatility opportunities, but investors don't need to focus that effort solely on U.S. equities. Some global exposure can be sprinkled into the mix with exchange traded funds, such as the iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Global ETF (CBOE: ACWV).

This week, SHERBINSKIS a cannabis and lifestyle brand founded by famed marijuana breeder Mario Guzman, a.k.a Mr. Sherbinski, announced a partnership with non-profit organization, No Vet Alone.

  • Benzinga has examined the prospects for many investor favorite stocks over the past week.
  • Bullish calls included tech leaders and a retail colossus.
  • Bearish calls also included tech giants, as well as an energy play.
  • The cover story in this weekend's Barron's offers stock picks for an energy sector rebound.
  • Other featured articles discuss how the trade war is hitting tech's bottom line and why banks are not an alternative to utilities.

Biotech stocks succumbed to the broader market weakness, as trade tensions and recession fears shook the broader markets. Earnings and stray clinical readouts triggered some activity in the space.

On CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report," Jon Najarian said options traders were buying short-term options in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) on Friday. They were buying the Aug.

On CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report," Jenny Harrington recommended a long position in United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) and H&E Equipment Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:


  • Aurora Cannabis (NYSE: ACB) shares gained 5.64%, closing at $5.99.
  • Aphria (NYSE: APHA) shares increased by 3.36% to close at $6.16.

Outbound tender volumes (OTVI.USA) finished this week up 3.02 percent year-over-year. This continues the gains the index has posted since July 24th, when 2019 tender load volumes surpassed those in 2018.