• Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL) announced its plans to add an additional $5 billion shares to its stock-repurchase program taking the total number of shares to be re-purchased to about $2.1 billion

• Avis Budget Group (NYSE:CAR) said it will not attempt to acquire Dollar Thrifty (NYSE:DTG – Snapshot Report), citing poor market conditions

• Share prices of JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAKK) advanced 22.31% after Oaktree Capital offered to buy the toy manufacturer for $20 per share

• Share prices of manufacturer Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) shares gained 6.41% after management said the company would reduce its outstanding shares

• Crop-seed company Origin Agritech Ltd.’s (NASDAQ:SEED) share prices fell 12.24% after the company lowered its forecast for the fiscal announced that its chief executive officer has resigned

• Prosperity Bancshares (NASDAQ:PRSP) announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to buy Texas Bankers, Inc. as well as Bank of Texas, its wholly-owned subsidiary

• Analysts at Jefferies initiated coverage on shares of Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL) with a “Buy” rating and a target price of $27.50 per share

• FBR Capital initiated coverage on provider of loans and money advances Cash America’s (NYSE:CSH) shares with an “Outperform” rating

• Analysts at Ticonderoga Securities initiated coverage on Marsh & Mclennan Com (NYSE:MMC) with a “Buy” rating and a target price of $34.00.

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