Nasdaq Losers This Afternoon: ANTH, SNTA, GEVO, VRTX, ARNA, SUPN

NasdaqAnthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANTH) is down 69.17% today at $0.85. ANTH has traded 15.2 million shares so far today, way above its average volume of 538 thousand shares. ANTH shares are plummeting today after Lupus drug fails to meet endpoints. The company has a market cap of 34.72 million. Sign Up For Free Stock Alerts

Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp. (NASDAQ:SNTA) is down 33.79% today at $4.80. SNTA has traded 3.05 million shares so far today, well above its daily average of 594 thousand shares. SNTA shares are falling today after the company announced results of lung cancer study. The company has a market cap of 281.16 million. [Read more...]

Hot Stocks to Watch: SUPN, SCMF, ROSG, ANTH, APOL, LXRX

Wall Street signStocks are trading mixed this morning as consumer confidence dips. A reading measuring consumer expectations dipped for the fourth straight month and has hit its lowest point since November.

The housing market saw another piece of good news with the S&P/Case Shiller home price index indicating that April was the third month in a row that home prices increased. Sign Up For Free Stock Alerts

Europe continues to be a concern as Cyprus joins the bandwagon for countries needing a bailout. Investors will also be keeping a close eye on the situation between Turkey and Syria after Syria downed a Turkish military jet.

A quick look at the markets shows the Dow down 15 points, the Nasdaq up 6 points and the S&P 500 up 1 point. [Read more...]

Hot Stocks to Watch in Early Trading: NOIZ, ZAZA, INMD, ZLCS, KGJI, ANTH, AUO

Wall StreetWell that was quick. After futures were pointing higher for much of the morning, the market opened up and immediately went south. Most of this was due to the realization that the Spanish bank bailout, while buying time, had an unintended consequence. See when you offer a bailout without preset conditions, the previous bailout recipients with conditions cry foul. Enter Greece stage right. With elections fast approaching, the anti-bailout parties seized on this and are having a field day.

Domestically we have national Apple Day, also known as their developer’s conference. Nothing huge is expected out of it hardware wise. Expect the unveiling of iOS 6 and a refresh of the macbook lines. The next iPhone will probably be unveiled this fall due due to the recent launch of the iPhone 4S. Sign Up For Free Stock Alerts

A quick look at the major indices has the Dow down 43, the Nasdaq off 8 and the S&P down 4. [Read more...]

Midday Movers for May 14: ANTH, SYNC, IMOS, RCON, NQ, SCEI, ALSK

Market newsAnthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANTH) is up 9.80% in midday trading at $2.14. ANTH has traded 379 thousand shares so far today and trades 581 thousand shares a day on average. ANTH shares have rallied 26% since last Tuesday. The company has a market cap of 90.38 million.

Synacor, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNC) is up 12.12% today at $10.36. SYNC has traded 1.2 million shares in midday trading, 3 times its daily average. SYNC shares are bouncing back today after the stock fell about $2.50 a share last Thursday and Friday. The company has a market cap of 173.49 million. [Read more...]


Nasdaq StocksLodgeNet Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ:LNET) is down 34.93% this morning at $2.85. LNET has traded 662 thousand shares so far today, well above its daily average of 168 thousand shares. LNET shares are getting hammered this morning as the company posted a wider first-quarter loss late yesterday. LodgeNet posed a net loss of $0.14 per share. The company has a market cap of 71.73 million.

Entropic Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTR) is down 11.79% in early trading at $4.18. ENTR has traded 2.8 million shares so far today, more than double its average volume. ENTR shares are dipping today as first quarter profit dropped 67%. The company has a market cap of 361.50 million. [Read more...]

Stock Futures Shaky on Overseas News. Stocks to Watch: TUDO, OREX, RENN, S, CDTI, ANTH, AMZN

Stock FuturesFutures are on edge this morning as investors look at downbeat data emerging out of China. A meeting in Europe is also raising concerns that the Greek issue may yet appear again. The contagion factor with the debt deals and bailouts is also a factor in the general nervousness of the market. Dow futures are currently down 17 points to 12,486. Nasdaq 100 futures are off 5.25 points to 2,639. S&P 500 futures are rounding out the downtrend, down 2.75 points to 1,364.

While the non-farm payroll data was a boon to the market on Friday, it lost all steam after the ISDA declared the Greek bond-swap a credit event. The European markets are trading in a choppy range thanks to that and data out of China showing them swinging to a major trade deficit due to waning demand for their exports.

Today the EU group is expected to meet to approve the second Greek bailout. Span will also come into sharp focus as it will announce it will miss its 2012 budgetary requirements. The Finance minister is expected to attend and explain the miss. Pretty simple, when one-fifth of your country is unemployed your rosy numbers are going to be missed. [Read more...]

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