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Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:


Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Thursday’s regular session.


Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Thursday's regular session.

The following are the M&A deals, rumors and chatter circulating on Wall Street for Thursday June 30, 2016:

Sources Tell Benzinga Multiple Bidders for FireEye

The Rumor:
Benzinga reported Thursday that there are multiple bidders for FireEye (NASDAQ: FEYE), according to sources familiar with the matter.

Shares of Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) closed higher by half a percentage point on Thursday, but that didn't stop the Vetr community from downgrading the stock.

Vetr top raters downgraded the coffee giant to a 4-star rating on Thursday. The last rating of 4.5 stars was made 69 days ago. 

Despite  closing lower by 2% on Thursday, shares of Southwest Energy Co (NYSE: SWN) have more than doubled since December. 

Analysts at Citi Research recently pitted Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc (NYSE: APAM) and OM Asset Management plc (NYSE: OMAM) head-to-head as contrast to the firm's different approaches to the Manager-of-Manager of financial advising.

Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS) management met with Credit Suisse analysts earlier this week to discuss operational improvements. According to an investor note, management credited turnarounds in profitability less to cost-cutting measures, and more to a shift in company culture.