Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) is up 21.96% this morning at $48.92. ITRI has traded about 2 million shares so far today, more than five times its daily average volume. Itron’s price target was increased to $61 from $47 by Brean Murray today. The company also announced it will buy SmartSynch for $100 million. The company has a market cap of 1.96 billion.
BioDelivery Sciences International (NASDAQ:BDSI) is up 18.50% today at $2.37. BDSI has traded 871 thousand shares so far today, up from its average volume of 307 thousand shares. BDSI received patent allowance triggering $15 million milestone payment from Endo Pharmaceuticals. The company has a market cap of 70.36 million.
TRW Automotive Holdings Corporation (NYSE:TRW) is up 13.26% this morning at $46.97. TRW has traded 2.6 million shares today, nearly double its daily average. TRW announced fourth quarter results earlier today. Fourth quarter sales increased 7% to $4 billion. EPS came in at $1.84 per share, beating estimates of $1.49 per share. The company has a market cap of 5.77 billion.
Mission NewEnergy Limited (NASDAQ:MNEL) is up 5.11% today at $1.44. MNEL has traded 562 thousand shares this morning, double its daily average. MNEL is bouncing back some today after falling from $1.80 to the $1.30s. The company has a market cap of 12.69 million.
Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:THLD) is up 4.65% today at $3.60. THLD has traded 2.8 million shares so far today, well above its daily average of 931 thousand shares. THLD shares are up more than 100% over the past two weeks. The company has a market cap of 182.26 million.
Advance Auto Parts Inc. (NYSE:AAP) is up 7.98% today at $85.75. AAP has traded 2.3 million shares this morning, nearly triple its daily average. Advance Auto Parts announced fourth quarter results today. Fourth quarter EPS came in at $0.90 per share versus estimates of $0.75 per share. Revenue increased 5% to $1.33 billion. The company has a market cap of 6.30 billion.