Making of a Banana Giant and Other #Stocks2Watch

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#Stocks2Watch: FOX Business rounds up the stocks you should watch before the opening bell rings on Wall Street. Tweet @adamsamson or e-mail and tell us what stocks you're watching -- your picks could appear online!

1. Chiquita Brands (NYSE:CQB)

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Chiquita Brands (NYSE:CQB) said it would merge with Fyffes in an all-stock deal that will create the world's biggest banana company. The transaction is expected to close later this year. Chiquita Brands shares are jumping 14% in early U.S. trade, while Fyffes is surging 42% in London.


The battle between eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) and Carl Icahn heated up after eBay advised its shareholder to vote against the billionaire investor's plan. Meanwhile, Icahn penned a letter to shareholders saying the e-commerce site's CEO has lost them more than $4 billion.

3. Boeing (NYSE:BA)

Boeing shares are down just about 1% after Malaysia Air flight 370 -- which was flown on a 777-200 jet made by the U.S. aerospace giant -- went missing Friday.

4. Facebook (NYSE:FB)

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) shares are rallying 1% after UBS hiked its price target on the social network to $90 from $72, according to a report by Reuters. UBS has a "buy" rating on the stock.

5. American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) | JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU)

American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) and JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU) halted their reciprocal point agreement and inter-line traffic pact. The shares of both airlines are falling.

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