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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: VRTX) tops Tuesday's hot stocks to watch list. Shares skyrocketed 50% intraday after the biotech company deemed its cystic fibrosis treatment a success.

Also landing on today's hot stocks list are a number of penny stocks, a semiconductor company, and several stocks moving up on analysts' action and M&A activity.

Check out 12 of Tuesday’s movers – including VRTX, AAPL, and ABT – and find out what’s behind their action…

These Bitcoin Stock Winners Will Ride the Digital Currency to Profits

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Just because Bitcoin is a disruptive technology doesn't mean we won't see some Bitcoin stock winners - companies that will exploit the digital currency for the benefit of their own businesses.

We can find Bitcoin stock winners in several industries. Some are reaping a benefit now, while others will need to wait a few years until Bitcoin "goes mainstream," and average people start using it.

Here are the stocks that investors need to watch…

Stocks to Buy Now: Play This Sector Before "The Crowd" Catches On

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The Nasdaq experienced a sell-off in March and April, and has since rebounded. But not every tech sector has rebounded completely, and that's brought us some great stocks to buy.

According to Money Morning's experts, the semiconductor industry has never looked healthier, but it still faced the brunt of the recent sell-off. That's why they're recommending semiconductor stocks while they're trading at discounted prices.

But these stocks to buy won't be cheap for long. Get in on these profit plays before the crowds catch on...

U.S. Markets Today Rise After FOMC; BBRY Stock Gets a Bump

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U.S. markets today (Wednesday) rose sharply after the conclusion of the Federal Open Market Committee's (FOMC) June meeting. As expected, the Fed announced it would taper another $10 billion from its monthly bond-purchasing program and that interest rates would remain low in order to incentivize job development and economic growth.

Here's the scorecard from today's trading session:

DOW: 16,906.62 (+0.58%)
S&P 500: 1,956.99 (+0.77%)
NASDAQ: 4,362.84 (+0.59%)

And here are the top stories that affected the U.S. markets today...

Apple Stock News: What the Low-Cost iMac Tells Us

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Apple Stock News: With Wednesday's announcement that Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) has started selling a cheaper model of its iMac desktop, we're seeing a shift in philosophy that would have been impossible under CEO Steve Jobs.

It's a philosophy that we also saw in the decision to release the iPad Mini back in 2012. And under CEO Tim Cook, we're sure to see more of it.

Here’s what the low-cost iMac is really saying about Apple under Tim Cook…

Five High-Yield Dividend Stocks That Will Make You Love the Tech Sector

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Investors looking for high-yield dividend stocks have previously eschewed the tech sector, as that's traditionally been a place to invest for growth.

Instead of paying out extra cash to investors, tech high-fliers typically reinvest cash in research and development, mergers and acquisitions, and other classic "growth" strategies.

But a few years ago, things started to change. Now companies like this also exist in the tech sector.

In fact, some of the biggest names in tech have become high-yield dividend stocks that rival traditional dividend-payers in yield and market performance.

Here's why tech got religion on dividends - and five stocks to get you started...

The 8 Hot Stocks Starring in Today's M&A Mania

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A burst of mergers and acquisitions dominated today's stock market news.

M&A activity year-to-date, driven by healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and telecommunications, has already topped $1 trillion. More billion-dollar deals were announced Monday in the healthcare and telecommunications sectors, as well as lucrative transactions in oil and tech.

And these deals are great news for the investors holding these hot stocks.

Why Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Stock Is a Buy After the Split

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Now that Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock has split 7-to-1, knocking the Apple stock price down to a psychologically more appealing number below $100, many investors are trying to figure out if it's a buy.

Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson has no doubts. In fact, he says he's buying more.

In this video, Michael explains what the tech giant is up to now that has him so enthusiastic about Apple stock.

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Here's How the Latest "Not-a-Gadget" Will Propel Apple Stock 50% Higher

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Sure, Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) didn't introduce a new product at the World Wide Developers Conference last week.

But the tech giant did something much more important than just roll out some new "gadget." Apple unveiled a strategy that puts the company into two new businesses and positions it for years of potential new growth.

Here’s why Apple stock – which has zoomed back up near its 52-week highs – is headed even higher...

21 of the Best Stocks to Buy Now to Play Today's Market Moves

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Each week our Money Morning experts dish out the latest profit plays – and asset-protection moves – for our Money Morning Members – all for free.

Last week, Money Morning’s best stocks to buy included a George Soros-inspired play that’s already doubled once. We also covered three tech investing strategies that promise tremendous upside and a new ETF that could be the perfect fit for a goldbug’s portfolio.

We scoured penny stocks for some of the most promising investments they have to offer, and came up with 6 penny stocks in two top sectors – healthcare and energy. We highlighted a dozen stocks on the elite “Dividend Aristocrats” list, and even weighed in on a Bitcoin retirement play.

Get these plus more of our latest, best stocks to buy.

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