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Tim Seymour recommended on CNBC's "Fast Money Final Trade" a long position in Compania Cervecerias Unidas S.A. (ADR) (NYSE: CCU).

On CNBC's "Mad Money", Jim Cramer advised his viewer to hold her long position in International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM). He thinks its dividend is safe and he believes management could turn around the company into a faster growing company.

For the last year or so, the future of private prisons has been marked by uncertainty. Officials of the Obama Administration pushed to wean off contractors as overflow of federal inmates diminished, before the Trump Administration thrust support behind the private model.

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

  • Data on durable goods orders for April will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET.
  • Data on Gross Domestic Product for the first quarter will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET.
  • The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index for May is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.

Companies Reporting Before The Bell

  • Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.99 per share on revenue of $1.31 billion.

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.

Steve Sosnick, the chief options strategist at Interactive Brokers, spoke on Bloomberg Markets about an options strategy in SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (NYSE: GLD).

Benzinga Pro provides its subscribers with real-time alerts of potentially market-moving options activity.

Here's a recap of the options alerts from Thursday, May 25, 2017. All time stamps are in Eastern Time.