<p class = "canvas-atom-text-canvas Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The stock market was rather quiet Monday, with the main Stock indexes ending the day were mixed. Dow Jones Industrial Average land loss, but broader benchmarks generally increased slightly as investors tried to weigh the risks of future surprises on the commercial and economic fronts with the possibility of further growth in the US economy. Some companies had good news that sent their stock prices higher. NuVasive (NASDAQ: NUVA), Avis Budget Group (NASDAQ: CAR), and Insperity (NYSE: DK) were among the most successful. Here's why they did so well. "Data-reactid =" 11 "> The stock market was relatively quiet on Monday, as the main stock indices ended the day with mixed results. Dow Jones Industrial Average land loss, but broader benchmarks generally increased slightly as investors tried to weigh the risks of future surprises on the commercial and economic fronts with the possibility of further growth in the US economy. Some companies had good news that sent their stock prices higher. NuVasive (NASDAQ: NUVA), Avis Budget Group (NASDAQ: CAR), and Insperity (NYSE: NSP) were among the most successful. Here's why they did so well.

NuVasive could be a target

Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm "type =" text "content =" The actions of NuVasive have increased by 13%, speculating that the company could be an acquisition target. Smith & amp; Nephew (NYSE: SNN) could have discussions with the surgical device specialist, some estimating that the price of an agreement could rise to about $ 3 billion. Today's gain lifts NuVasive's total market capitalization to just under $ 2.9 billion, indicating that investors who are hoping for a formal acquisition offer will not may not realize much more. Nevertheless, the the company has been optimistic about its future, and it may be that Smith & amp; Neveu wants to share the potential of NuVasive. "Data-reactid =" 13 "> The action of NuVasive has risen 13% on speculation that the company could be a target of acquisition. Reports indicate that the giant medical devices Smith & Nevhew (NYSE: SNN) could have discussions with the surgical device specialist, with some estimating that the potential price of an agreement would be around $ 3 billion. Today's gain lifts NuVasive's total market capitalization to just under $ 2.9 billion, indicating that investors who are hoping for a formal acquisition offer will not may not realize much more. Nevertheless, the company is optimistic about its future and Smith & Nephew may be interested in the potential of NuVasive.

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Reviews gets an upgrade

<p class = "canvas-atom web-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Opinion Budget Group has seen its stock climb by 7% after The car rental giant got an upgrade from stock analysts at Goldman Sachs. Goldman improved rating on Avis from sale to purchase, setting a price target of $ 35 per share. Analysts believe that Avis is doing a good job, both with its core business of car rental and with the resale of vehicles subject to a full rental cycle. As the stock is currently sold at a price well below 10 times the profit, even lukewarm growth would be enough to make the shares of Avis Budget attractive. "Data-reactid =" 27 "> The Avis Budget group recorded a 7% rise after the car rental giant Goldman Sachs got an upgrade from stock analysts. rating on Avis, moving from buying to selling, setting a price target of $ 35 per share Analysts believe that Avis is doing a good job both with its With shares sold at a price well below 10 times profit, even lukewarm growth would be enough to make Avis Budget shares attractive.

Insperity inspires

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Finally, the actions of Insperity have jumped from 19% HR and Business Solutions Provider Reports Adjusted Earnings Up 25% fourth quarter of 2018 compared to the same period of the previous year, the acceleration of growth in the number of employees in the workplace contributed to the company's progress. The company also released favorable forecasts for 2019, indicating that it expects a further 14% to 16% increase in the average number of employees on the job sites and to an even sharper growth results. With a strong retention and a good environment on the labor market, the conditions are favorable to Insperity. "Data-reactid =" 29 "> Finally, Inspperity shares jumped 19% .The HR and Enterprise solutions provider said that its adjusted profits had increased 25% in the fourth quarter from 2018 compared to the same period of the previous year, due to the acceleration of the growth of the number of employees on the work sites, which also released favorable forecasts for 2019, announcing a further increase of 14% to 16% On average, the number of employees on the sites and the net growth of their turnover were satisfactory.

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<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Dan Caplinger has no position in the mentioned actions. The Motley Fool recommends NuVasive. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy."data-reactid =" 38 ">Dan Caplinger has no position in the mentioned actions. The Motley Fool recommends NuVasive. Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.