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6 Nasdaq Stocks Falling This Morning: XRTX, LEAP, ATRS, RIGL, ISIS, ZIOP

Xyratex Ltd. (NASDAQ:XRTX) is down 14.83% this morning at $7.41. XRTX has traded 1.1 million shares so far today, 4 times its daily average volume. Xyratex missed third quarter estimates as revenue falls 24%. The company also forecasted a net loss for the current quarter. The company has a market cap of 205.43 million.

Leap Wireless International Inc. (NASDAQ:LEAP) is down 15.81% today at $6.39. LEAP has traded 10.09 million shares already this morning, about 5 times its normal volume. LEAP was downgraded to neutral from overweight by J.P. Morgan. J.P. Morgan analysts downplayed the idea that Sprint would buy Leap saying it is “unattractive” for Sprint. The company has a market cap of 507.04 million. [Read more...]

Hot Stocks to Watch: GENE, ATRS, MTN, APP, IDIX, LVS

Stocks are trading higher in late morning trading following positive economic reports. Housing prices jumped again in July and marked the sixth straight month of rising prices. Prices rose 0.4%, but analysts were expecting a 0.9% rise. Consumer confidence jumped to 70.3 in September according to the Conference Board. This is the highest level its been in seven months. Most economists were expecting a reading of 63.

Overall, the major stock averages are posting increases of at least 0.3% with the Dow up 45 points, the Nasdaq is up 13 points and the S&P 500 up 5 points. [Read more...]

Hot Stocks to Watch: SSH, FX, CNC, ATRS, MOH, QCOR

Wall Street signStocks are down some this morning as investors are hesitant to jump into the market amid global growth concerns. Investors are also watching earnings this week very closely. Europe continues to be the main flashpoint for news affecting global markets. EU finance ministers are going to meet in Brussels again to keep working on a plan to reinforce the euro. Sign Up For Free Stock Alerts

All eyes will be on Alcoa today after market close as it kicks off earnings season. The Dow is down 42 points right now, the Nasdaq is down 7 points and the S&P 500 is down 3 points.

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Sunshine Heart Inc. (NASDAQ:SSH) is up 76.55% today at $8.81. SSH has traded 249 thousand shares this morning, way above its average of just 3 thousand shares a day. SSH shares are up nearly 200% in the past two trading days. Last Thursday, Sunshine Heart received Health Canada approval to its next gen C-Pulse system driver in ongoing clinical studies. The company has a market cap of 57.30 million.

FX Alliance Inc. (NYSE:FX) is up 39.75% this morning at $21.94. FX has traded 1.7 million shares so far today. FX shares are rising today after the company agreed to be bought by Thomson Reuters for $616 million. The company has a market cap of 37.42 million.

Centene Corp. (NYSE:CNC) is up 17.80% today at $34.08. CNC has traded 2.2 million shares so far today, more than double its daily average. CNC shares are rallying today following WellPoint’s purchase of Amerigroup for $4.9 billion. The company has a market cap of 1.75 billion.

Antares Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRS) is up 11.31% today at $4.74. ATRS has traded 3.9 million shares so far today, well above its daily average of 1.07 million shares. ATRS shares have rallied 28% over the past week. The company has a market cap of 502.59 million.

Molina Healthcare Inc. (NYSE:MOH) is up 13.18% this morning at $26.11. MOH has traded 1.4 million shares so far today, 300 thousand shares more than its daily average. Stocks in the health insurance sector are up today after Wellpoint’s acquisition of Amerigroup. The company has a market cap of 1.21 billion. Sign Up For Free Stock Alerts

Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOR) is up 13.22% today at $56.88. QCOR has traded 2.2 million shares so far today, 400 thousand shares more than its daily average. QCOR shares hit a new 52 week high today on June Acthar sales figures. The company has a market cap of 3.52 billion.

Stocks Trading Higher Today: BOOT, XRTX, ATRS, HZNP, SYNC, LCC

Wall Street signThe major stock indexes are down across the board today after non-farm payrolls disappoint. Non-farm payrolls rose by just 80,000 according to the Labor Department. Analysts were expecting a gain of 90,000 as the unemployment rate remains at 8.2. While job growth continues to stall out, the past 3 months have been the weakest 3 month period in two years.

Today’s dismal jobs numbers are fueling optimism that the Fed will intervene with additional monetary easing such as another round of QE. Major banks around the world cut interest rates yesterday. The ECB cut its rates by a quarter point and the Bank of England initiated more quantitative easing. Sign Up For Free Stock Alerts

All of the major stock indexes are down more than 1% this morning with the Dow down 146 points, the Nasdaq down 36 points and the S&P 500 down 14 points. [Read more...]

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