There's nothing like being bought out at a premium by a peer company, or reporting an estimates-crushing quarter.
News & Analysis: E*TRADE Financial Corporation
The discount brokerage is being acquired by a larger competitor.
The new era of consolidation continues with Morgan Stanley's acquisition of the discount broker.
Major benchmarks didn't make big moves Thursday morning.
Revenue is down because of commission-free trading, but E*Trade still appears to be a better value than other online brokers.
Even if the stock market gets volatile this coming year, these two businesses still thrive in that environment.
It's willing to forge a contrarian path to deliver for its investors.
A merger between rivals could make life a lot more difficult for the discount brokerage.
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