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Early Stock Gainers As Overall Market Looks Weak: LCC, TXT, CA, HGSI, AFFX, DAL

Most of the market is looking weaker this morning with the exception of the Nasdaq, which is being propped up by Apple. Apple released its earnings yesterday and blew away Wall Street estimates. The Dow and S&P are both negative as the overall market falls on poor home sales news. Pending home sales fell more than expected in December, with a 3.5% drop. Analysts were expecting a 1% drop. As always, Europe continues to be one of the contributing causes to any market pull back as the debt crisis in that region continues. The Dow is currently down 81 points, the Nasdaq is up 6 points and the S&P 500 is down 4 points.

US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE:LCC) is up 15.44% today at $7.41. LCC shares are rallying after US Airways earnings beat Wall Street’s expectations. Excluding charges, US Airways earned $0.13 per share in the fourth quarter, well above analysts’ estimates of $0.02 per share. Revenue jumped 9% to $3.16 billion. The company would have earned even more if not for soaring fuel prices. LCC has traded 8.6 million shares so far today, 2 million shares more than its daily average. The company has a market cap of 1.19 billion. Check out one of the best swing traders on the street.

Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) is up 14.39% this morning at $24.72. TXT has traded 7.7 million shares so far today, close to double its daily average. Textron posted a fourth quarter loss today, but shares rose on the company’s outlook. The company expects 2012 profit from continuing operations to be between $1.80 and $2 per share. Analysts had estimated around $1.66 per share. The company has a market cap of 6.90 billion.

CA Inc. (NASDAQ:CA) is up 9.96% in early trading at $25.10. CA has traded 8.5 million shares so far today, about triple its daily average volume. CA shares are climbing after reporting its fiscal third quarter results. The company also announced it will increase its annual dividend five times to $1. Earnings rose 32% in the fiscal third quarter. The company has a market cap of 12.37 billion.

Human Genome Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:HGSI) is up 5.81% today at $9.66. HGSI has traded 5.7 million shares so far this morning and trades 6.6 million shares a day on average. HGSI shares are up more than $2 a share since the start of the new year. The company has a market cap of 1.94 billion.

Affymetrix, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFFX) is up 4.84% this morning at $4.99. AFFX has traded 1.4 million shares today, 50% more volume than it trades on average. AFFX shares are seeing a slight boost today following the Roche deal to buy Illumina. The company has a market cap of 357.30 million. Check out one of the best swing traders on the street.

Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE:DAL) is up 8.26% today at $10.15. DAL has traded 13.1 million shares so far today, 2 million shares more than its daily average. DAL shares are up after the company saw a 44% jump in profits. Revenue was up 11% at $35.1 billion with EPS of $1.01. The company has a market cap of 8.51 billion.

After Hours Winners & Losers: CA, NUAN, BMC, SWKS, FIO, ENER, AMD

CA Inc. (NASDAQ:CA) is up 16.13% in after hours trading at $26.50. CA shares are rallying big stronger than expected fiscal third quarter results. Revenue jumped 10% from a year ago to $1.263 billion. Non-GAAP profits were $0.65 a share beating Wall Street’s expectations of $0.54 a share. The company has a market cap of 11.26 billion.

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) is up 5.04% in after hours trading at $29.40. The Apple supplier is up following Apple’s stellar quarterly results. The company has a market cap of 8.42 blilion.

BMC Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:BMC) is up 3.84% in after hours trading at $36.00. BMC shares have continued to rise today and have rallied more than $4 a share since Jan. 9. The company has a market cap of 5.90 billion. Check out one of the best swing traders on the street.

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS) is up 3.73% in after hours at $22.36. SWKS shares have jumped more than $2 a share since last Friday after announcing positive quarterly results. The company has a market cap of 3.97 billion.

Fusion-io, Inc. (NYSE:FIO) is down 13.84% in after hours trading at $26.14. FIO announced fiscal second quarter results this afternoon. Revenue and profit both beat expectations and forecasts for this quarter’s revenue also beat expectations. The company has a market cap of 2.53 billion.

Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENER) is down 5.08% in after hours trading at $0.9320. ENER is in a downward trend right now after rallying more than 200% earlier this month. The company has a market cap of 52.21 million. Check out one of the best swing traders on the street.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) is down 1.99% in after hours at $6.40. AMD shares fell this afternoon after the company posts a fourth quarter loss on GlobalFoundries investment and restructuring costs. The company has a market cap of 4.55 billion.

Stocks Jumping In After Hours Trading: CA, TSCO, MNST, TSN, SWY, AVNR

CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) is up 5.30% in after hours trading at $22.05. CA closed unchanged today at $20.94 with 1.9 million shares traded. CA trades 3.4 million shares a day on average. CA shares have been trending higher for about a week now. On Jan. 9, CA Technologies announced there conference call for their third quarter results will be held at 5 pm EST on Jan. 24. CA also announced that Lufthansa Cargo will be using the company’s CA Clarity Project and Portfolio Management solution. “CA Clarity PPM was chosen over other providers particularly on the strength of its plenitude of functionality, its high-quality configuration options, and its flexibility,” commented Wolfram Martin , Head of Controlling Cross Functions Lufthansa Cargo AG. The company has a market cap of 10.33 billion.

Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) is up 4.03% in after hours trading at $75.87. TSCO closed the day slightly higher at $72.93 with 575 thousand shares traded. TSCO shares are up after hours after the company announced fourth quarter revenue above consensus. Revenue was $1.24 billion versus the estimated $1.19 billion by analysts. Tractor Supply also raised its fiscal year EPS (earnings per share) guidance to $2.97-2.99 from $2.85-2.89. The company has a market cap of 5.18 billion.

Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:MNST) is up 1.73% in after hours after closing down nearly 3% in regular trading. Monster Beverage just announced a two for one stock split this afternoon. On Feb 15, 2012 each shareholder will receive one additional share for each stock held at the close of business on Feb 6. MNST shares have been trending downward this week and have lost about $4 a share. The company has a market cap of 8.05 billion.

Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE:TSN) is up slightly in after hours trading at $19.85. TSN closed the day down nearly 3% at $19.74. This is the first time Tyson has closed below $20 since early December. TSN fell on strong volume today with 5.9 million shares traded, about double its daily average volume. The company has a market cap of 7.30 billion.

Safeway Inc. (NYSE:SWY) is up about 1% in after hours trading at $20.95. SWY finished the day down 2.85% at $20.79 after SuperValu’s earnings caused Safeway to fall as well. SWY traded 10 million shares today, 4 million more shares than it usually trades. The company has a market cap of 7.13 billion.

Avanir Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AVNR) is up 2.27% in after hours traidng at $2.70. AVNR closed today 10% higher at $2.64 with 2.3 million shares traded. AVNR has been rallying for nearly a month now after dipping from $2.60 to below $1.80 in the first half of December. Pharmaceutical companies have been hot after numerous recent acquistions. The company has a market cap of 335.17 million.

Tech Stocks to Watch: DVOX, CA, ADBE, ELNK, ERTS

Here’s five tech stocks to watch as the market begins to rally today.

Dynavox Inc. (NASDAQ:DVOX) is up 26% at $4.28 in afternoon trading. Dynavox announced first quarter fiscal year 2012 results yesterday and beat expectations by $0.03. The company’s net sales increased 21% tot $26.2 million compared to $21.6 million in the same quarter last year. Dyanavox is forecasting an increase in net sales by 3% to 7%. DVOX has traded 188 thousand shares today, triple its average volume. The company has a current market cap of 41.34 million.

CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) is up $0.11 at $21.39, a gain of 0.52%. CA announced a quarterly dividend of $0.05 per share yesterday. 2.3 million shares have been traded of CA stock so far today, about half its daily average with 2 hours left in the trading day. The company has a current market cap of 10.53 billion.

Adobe Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:ADBE) is up $0.02 at $28.10 today. ADBE is trading flat one day after saying they will no longer push its flash software on mobile devices. ADBE stock has traded 5.8 million shares today and is on pace to trade its daily average volume. The company has a current market cap of 13.76 billion.

EarthLink Inc. (NASDAQ:ELNK) is up $0.12 at $6.84, a gain of 1.79% today. ELNK is bouncing back a little bit today after the stock followed the rest of the market down yesterday. ELNK has traded 645 thousand shares today, less than its daily average of about 1.6 million shares. The company has a current market cap of 738.67 million.

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) is up 3.17% today at $23.76. ERTS is up as Activision announces a significant drop in World of Warcraft subscribers. Electronic Arts is releasing the much anticipated Star Wars: The Old Republic later this year to compete with World of Warcraft. ERTS has traded 4.9 million shares today so far today, about half its average volume. The company has a current market cap of 7.89 million.

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