Nasdaq Stocks Trading Lower Today: PEIX, APOL, CECO, NTSP, THLD, DNDN

Nasdaq stocksPacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX) is down 21.05% today at $1.2711. PEIX is down on heavy volume with 12.6 million shares traded so far today, more than double its average volume. PEIX shares fell today after reported earnings late yesterday afternoon. The company missed EPS by $0.06. Pacific Ethanol saw a 53% YoY increase in total gallons sold. The company has a market cap of 116.32 million.

Apollo Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:APOL) is down 12.55% in morning trading at $44.95. APOL has traded 9 million shares so far today, 9 times its usual trading volume. APOL shares fell after the company lowered its expectations for student numbers and operating income. It says changes in how it finds students, more competition and the improving jobs market is hurting its fiscal second quarter. The company has a market cap of 5.66 billion. [Read more...]

After Hours Movers: JAZZ, APOL, CLWR, VICL, RFMD, EK, RDN

Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAZZ) is up 4.32% in after hours trading at $43.25. JAZZ closed the day up 1.64% at $41.46 with a little more than one million shares traded. Right after market close, JAZZ provided a financial outlook for 2012. Jazz Pharmaceuticals expects total revenue to be between $465 – 490 million and total product sales to be between $460 – 485 million. The company has a market cap of 1.74 billion.

Apollo Group Inc. (NASDAQ:APOL) is up 2.03% in after hours trading at $54.81. APOL closed the day down 0.72% at $53.72. APOL traded 2.6 million shares today, nearly a million more shares than the stock trades on average. Apollo Group announced its first quarter earnings after market close today. Net income fell to $149.3 million versus $236 million a year earlier. Revenue also fell 11.1% from the previous years’ quarter. The company’s adjusted net income was $1.28 per share, beating analysts expectations of $1.18 per share. The company has a market cap of 7.01 billion.

Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ:CLWR) is up 1.68% in after hours trading at $1.82. CLWR closed the day down 6.77% at $1.79 with 12.6 million shares traded. CLWR has fallen more than $0.20 in the past two days after Kaufman Brothers downgraded the stock to hold from buy on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of 446.97 million.

Vical Inc. (NASDAQ:VICL) is down 12.62% in after hours trading at $3.74. VICL finished the day unchanged at $4.28 with 650 thousand shares traded. VICL shares are tanking after hours as the company announced a public offering of common stock. The company has a market cap of 307.65 million.

RF Micro Devices Inc. (NASDAQ:RFMD) is down 12.23% in after hours trading at $4.95. RFMD closed today up 3.11% at $5.64 with 7 million shares traded. RFMD shares are dipping after the company saw revenue fall in the third quarter on low Chinese demand. Third quarter revenue was $225 million versus $278.8 million a year ago. The company has a market cap of 1.57 billion.

Eastman Kodak Co. (NYSE:EK) is down 4.67% in after hours at $0.40. EK finished the day down 10.64% at $0.42 with 30.7 million shares traded. EK shares went lower today following another executive leaving the company. This time, Chief Communications Officer, Gerard Meuchner, resigned from the company. EK shares have dropped more than $0.20 since yesterday. The company has a market cap of 113.38 million.

Radian Group Inc. (NYSE:RDN) is down 5.02% in after hours at $2.46. RDN closed the day up 11.16% at $2.59 with 11.5 million shares traded. RDN averages 5.7 million shares a day. The company has a market cap of 344.99 million.

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