Hot Stocks : PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG), BG Medicine, Inc. (NASDAQ:BGMD), Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM)

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StocksPPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) acquires substantially all of the assets of Hi-Temp Coatings Technology, a privately-owned supplier of high-temperature-resistant and insulative coatings — terms not disclosed. PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) has reached a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Hi-Temp Coatings Technology Co., Inc., a privately-owned supplier of high-temperature-resistant and insulative coatings, based in Boxborough, Mass. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed. PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) shares in current session are trading at $178.84

BG Medicine, Inc. (NASDAQ:BGMD) Critical Diagnostics provides results of study reinforcing BGMD’s study results published Jan 28. Critical Diagnostics announces that results of a Massachusetts General Hospital biomarker-guided therapy study of chronic heart failure patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction followed over a 10-month period (“Head-to-Head Comparison of Serial Soluble ST2, Growth Differentiation Factor-15 and Highly Sensitive Troponin T Measurement in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure”) just published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology’s JACC: Heart Failure, demonstrated that of all biomarkers evaluated, only serial testing of ST2 enhanced prognostic information over baseline concentrations and predicted change in left ventricular function. BG Medicine, Inc. (NASDAQ:BGMD) shares in current session are trading at $1.16.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has increases Permian Basin acreage, drives efficiency in Utica Holdings. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) announced enhancements to its U.S. oil and natural gas portfolio managed by subsidiary, XTO Energy Inc., through separate agreements in the Permian Basin in Texas and Utica shale in Ohio. Through an agreement with Endeavor Energy Resources, L.P., XTO will fund development to gain substantial operating equity in approximately 34,000 gross acres in the prolific liquids-rich Wolfcamp formation in Midland and Upton counties. Endeavor will continue to operate shallow production while XTO will drill and operate horizontal wells in the deeper intervals. The agreement increases XTO’s holdings in the Permian Basin to just over 1.5 million net acres, enhancing the company’s significant presence in one of the major U.S. growth areas for onshore oil production. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) shares in current session are trading at $90.40.

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