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Halozyme Therapeutics (HALO) Soars On Raised Revenue Forecast

Halozyme Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:HALO) is surging today, currently up $2.42 and trading at $15.60 – an 18.4 percent gain from yesterday’s closing price. The...

Akcea Therapeutics (AKCA) Submits Third Global Filing for Volanesorsen

Akcea Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:AKCA) is gaining slightly today, currently up 53 cents at $23.36 in mid-afternoon trading – a 2.3 percent increase from yesterday’s...
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Aldeyra Therapeutics (ALDX) Soars On Phase 2a Dry Eye Results

Aldeyra Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ALDX) has gained more than half its previous market value so far today, currently up $2.35 and trading at $6.60 –...
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Teva Pharma (TEVA) Names New CEO

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (NYSE:TEVA) is trading considerably higher today, currently up $3.13 at $18.63 – a 20 percent gain. Before the market open...
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Phase 2 Epilepsy Data Drives Marinus Pharma (MRNS) 41% Higher

Marinus Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:MRNS) is making some impressive gains this morning, currently up $1.28 and trading at $4.40 at the time of writing –...
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Kura Oncology (KURA) Skyrockets On Phase 2 Cancer Trial Data

Kura Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:KURA) is soaring in mid-afternoon trading today, currently up $6.00 and sitting at $12.90 – a whopping 88 percent higher than...
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Voyager Therapeutics (VYGR) Jumps On Promising Parkinson’s Data

Voyager Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:VYGR) is making some impressive gains today, currently up $2.37 at $13.30 in mid-morning trading – a 21.68 percent boost. The...
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Insmed (INSM) Soars On Top-Line Data For Its Rare Lung Disease Drug

Insmed Inc (NASDAQ:INSM) is skyrocketing today, currently up $13.18 and trading at $25.47 – a 107 percent boost. The sudden surge arrived on the...

Jefferies Sees Reata Pharmaceuticals (RETA) Growing 51%

Reata Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:RETA) is gaining today, currently trading $1.24 higher at $29.08 – a 4.45 percent boost. Before the market open, Jefferies announced...

Owning a stock is like owning a part or a share of a company. Before the technological revolution, shareholders would be issued a certificate proclaiming them as an owner of X amount of shares. Today, share ownership is verified digitally and the vast majority of stock trading is done online. Before computers, to sell stock you would have to physically take your certificate and sell it. Today, a few clicks on your computer is all it takes to buy and sell shares. Moreover, many brokers offer relatively inexpensive flat fees to make a trade.

Stocks also come in different types. The most common is the aptly named common stock. This is basic stock in a company with a claim to dividends. When people discuss stocks without mentioning which type, the majority of the time they are taking about common stock.

Going higher up the ladder, one gets to preferred stock. This is a share of ownership in the company with special rights, such as guaranteed dividends, more voting power (depending on the company), and if the company is liquidated, preferred shareholders get paid before common shareholders.

Stocks are very flexible and different companies have various classes of stock that they define. One benefit of earning income on stocks in the United States is the capital gains tax, which may be less than regular income tax.

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