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Hot Stocks to Watch: IBCP, ALIM, GRFS, SQNM, VRML, DVR

Wall Street signEarnings helped push stocks higher so far today even as economic data from the housing industry disappoints. European stocks also bounced today after hitting a 3-month low yesterday. Investors felt more confident today as the Netherlands had a successful $2.6 billion bond auction today even as their government collapsed on Monday.

Home prices dropped for the sixth straight month in February. New home sales also took a hit, falling more than 7% to a 328,000 unit rate in March.

All eyes will be on Apple this afternoon as they release earnings right after market close. Apple stock is currently trading down 2% at around $560 a share.

The Dow is currently up 100 points this morning, the Nasdaq is down 2 points and the S&P 500 is up 6 points. [Read more...]

6 Nasdaq Stocks Following the Market Lower: PSDV, AONE, ALIM, ARNA, SWSH, CLNE

A list of NASDAQ stockspSivida Corp. (NASDAQ:PSDV) is down 18.70% today at $2.03. PSDV has traded 339 thousand shares so far today, well above its daily average of 102 thousand shares a day. PSDV shares are seeing a pull back today after the stock jumped more than $0.80 earlier this week. The company has a market cap of 42.64 million.

A123 Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:AONE) is down 13.57% in midday trading at $1.21. AONE has traded 6.7 million shares so far today, more than double its daily average. AONE shares continue to fall after news that it will spend $55 million due to battery recall. The company has a market cap of 176.23 million.

Alimera Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALIM) is down 12.88% today at $3.3888. ALIM has traded 623 thousand shares so far today, well above its daily average of 344 thousand shares. ALIM shares were trading as low as $3.16 earlier this morning, but have bounced back some. The company has a market cap of 107.15 million.

Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARNA) is down 11.66% in midday trading at $2.88. ARNA has traded 17.7 million shares so far today, well above its daily average of 6.5 million shares a day on average. Arena Pharmaceuticals was downgraded to neutral from overweight at Piper Jaffray. The company has a market cap of 521.42 million.

Swisher Hygiene, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWSH) is down 8.85% today at $2.78. SWSH has traded over 2 million shares today, 5 times its daily average. Swisher Hygiene delayed today it will delay its annual report. SWSH shares are down nearly $0.40 a share in the past two days. The company has a market cap of 485.39 million.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ:CLNE) is down 8.13% in midday trading at $21.18. CLNE has traded 3.3 million shares so far today, well above its daily average of 2 million shares. The company has a market cap of 1.82 billion.

Penny Stocks on the Move – BFLX, IRYS, VRML, XOMA, ALIM

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The market is taking it on the chin this morning. News out out of China and Europe is rattling the market. The past few weeks, the drifting of the market has set up days like this. With no direction higher, gravity inevitably takes over. We are seeing that today with the Dow shedding 150 points. Penny stock volatility of course remains the same with a new pump and a new promoter entering the fray with a spectacular failure. [Read more...]

Durable Goods Miss Pushes Futures Off Highs. Stocks to Watch: PSDV, ALIM, JASO, ZAGG, BDSI, PCLN, HGSI

Stock FuturesA slight pullback in oil prices is sending stock futures higher as we head into the open. Investors are also looking towards a long-term liquidity operation in the EU to determine the risk-appetite going forward. Dow futures are currently up 16 points to 12,985. Nasdaq 100 futures are up 4.25 pints to 2,612. The S&P 500 futures are rounding out the gains, up 1.50 points to 1,368.50.

Oil prices, down most of the session, have come back off their lows to trade slightly negative. Nymex futures are still in the $108 per barrel range after hitting a 9-month high of 109 last week. The worry with rising prices is that it will dampen consumer spending.

The big event out of Europe today will be the LTRO. The ECB is expected to announce the results of its second three-year LTRO. The once they conducted in December had more than 500 banks tap the ECB to the tune of 489 billion Euros. [Read more...]

Nasdaq Stocks Moving Higher Today: ALIM, ROYL, IMOS, VVUS, ATPG, SIRI

Floor of the NYSEStocks continue to hold steady in positive territory today as positive housing news erased all losses earlier today. Pending home sales rose 8% in January, blowing past analysts’ estimates of 1%. Falling oil prices have also helped send stocks higher today as the price of oil is down more than $1 at $108/barrel. The Dow is up 16 points right now, the Nasdaq is up 6 points and the S&P 500 is up 3 points.

Alimera Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALIM) is up 28.07% this afternoon at $2.21. ALIM has traded 1.1 million shares so far today, 6 times its average volume. ALIM shares are rising ahead of the company presenting at Citi 2012 Global Health Care Conference. Alimera will also be releasing their most recent earnings on March 8. The company has a market cap of 68.20 million. [Read more...]

Biggest Losers In Morning Trading: ECYT, IVN, CMED, LRN, ALIM, FST

Stocks are coming off their highs this morning with the S&P and Nasdaq about to turn negative. There is still a lot of uncertainty in the markets over the Europe situation, plus investors are waiting to hear the Fed’s assessment of the U.S. economy. The Dow is up 50 points right now, the Nasdaq is up 3 points and the S&P is up 4 points.

Here’s a handful of stocks that are deep in the red this morning.

Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECYT) is down 62.39% this morning at $3.87. ECYT has traded 4.8 million shares so far today, way above its daily average of 160 thousand shares. ECYT stock fell this morning after the company the overall survival results for its drug were ‘inconclusive’. The company has a market cap of 136.88 million.

Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (NYSE:IVN) is down 15.99% this morning at $17.39. IVN has traded nearly 5 million shares this morning, nearly twice its daily volume average. Ivanhoe is down today after they lost a legal battle with Rio Tinto. The company has a market cap of 12.82 billion.

China Medical Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:CMED) is down 14.39% this morning at $2.80. CMED has traded 369 thousand shares so far this morning and trades 556 thousand shares a day on average. CMED is down this morning after the company announced it plans to implement debt restructuring. China Medical has a market cap of 74.19 million.

K12, Inc. (NYSE:LRN) is down 11.98% in early trading at $25.46. LRN has traded 924 thousand shares this morning, 3 times its daily average volume. LRN has been rallying most of the month from $24 a share to over $28 before falling today. K12 Inc. has a market cap of 892.04 million.

Alimera Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALIM) is down 12.29% this morning at $1.57 ALIM has traded 570 thousand shares this morning, 260 thousand more shares than it trades a day on average. ALIM stock is pulling back after rising nearly $0.50 over the past 2 trading days. The company has a market cap of 49.65 million.

Forest Oil Corp. (NYSE:FST) is down 10.63% in early trading at $14.36. FST has traded 4.2 million shares so far today and trades 5.2 million shares a day on average. Forest Oil announced it has budgeted $550 million to $600 million for capital projects next year. The company also announced it’s projecting annual organic growth of 5% to 6% for net sales volumes next year. The company has a market cap of 1.63 billion.

5 Stocks Under $5 Rallying This Morning: OXGN, PRMW, ALIM, SIGA, PPHM

Stocks opened down this morning as investors still have fears over the euro debt crisis despite last week’s agreement. Many people believe the agreement doesn’t address the larger European problem, the debt many nations have and their rising costs to borrow money. The major indices are down more than 1% this morning with the Dow down 156 points, the Nasdaq down 50 points and the S&P down 21 points.

Let’s take a look at 5 stocks under $5 that are rallying in early trading.

OXiGENE, Inc. (NASDAQ:OXGN) is up 28.71% this morning at $1.30. OXIGENE and Azanta A/S announced this morning they have established a partnership agreement to provide access to ZYBRESTAT for anaplastic thyroid cancer in Europe and Canada on a compassionate use basis. OXGN has traded 1.7 million shares this morning following this news. This is more than double its daily average volume of 603 thousand shares. The company has a market cap of 19.19 million.

Primo Water Corporation (NASDAQ:PRMW) is up 8.71% this morning at $3.37. PRMW has traded 493 thousand shares so far today and trades 558 thousand shares a day on average. PRMW stock is up about $0.50 a share since last Tuesday. Primo Water has a market cap of 79.92 million.

Alimera Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALIM) is up 14.29% in early trading at $1.60. ALIM has traded 332 thousand shares so far today, 50% more than its daily average. ALIM is up about $0.40 over the past 3 trading sessions. The company has a market cap of 50.60 million.

SIGA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGA) is up 6.17% this morning at $2.58. SIGA has traded 742 thousand shares this morning and is about to pass its daily average volume of 755 thousand shares. SIGA disclosed this morning they have received a $36 million payment from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (BARDA). SIGA Technologies has a market cap of 132.66 million.

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:PPHM) is up 10.26% this morning at $1.29. PPHM has traded 788 thousand shares so far today, 100 thousand shares more than its daily average. Peregrine is set to announced earnings after the market close today. The company has a market cap of 103.40 million.

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