Nasdaq StocksTeleCommunications Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:TSYS) is down 8.06% this morning at $1.94. TSYS has traded 428 thousand shares so far today, well above its daily average of 377 thousand shares. TSYS shares are continuing lower today and is down 23.49% in the past five days. TeleCommunications Systems reported a $0.01 loss in the first quarter. TSYS was also downgraded today to underperform at RBC Capital. The company has a market cap of 110.79 million.

Hologic Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) is down 9.37% today at $19.25. HOLX has traded 12.8 million shares so far today, well above its daily average of 1.9 million shares. Hologic announced today it will buy Gen-Probe for $3.72 billion. Hologic also missed second quarter sales estimates. The company has a market cap of 5.06 billion. [Read more...]

Insiders Trading Report for April 4

Traders at the NYSEThe ADP report couldn’t save stocks yesterday. European concerns that were shrugged off last week came back with a vengeance. The anemic Spanish bond auction sent the broader market reeling. The ISM services miss also did not help the cause of the bulls and sent the bears stampeding through the major indices.

While growth concerns are creeping back into the market, the focus will be on the jobs report. If labor strength continues, the US markets could end up decoupling from European markets and continue higher.

The Dow closed down 125 points yesterday. The Nasdaq and S&P 500 both closed down 45 and 14 respectively. [Read more...]

Six Early Morning Gainers: OPXA, MSSR, SZYM, DYN, TRAK, HOLX

A lot of stocks are seeing early morning action as the overall stock market opened higher today. Investors are keeping a close eye on Europe today, specifically Italy as Berlusconi won a budget vote in Parliament, even as his allies ask him to resign to calm markets.

Opexa Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:OPXA) is up 45.63% this morning after the company announced its drug candidate Tovaxin(R) has been granted fast track designation by the FDA. Shares of OPXA raced upward today on large volume with 729 thousand shares traded so far. OPXA had been trading between a range of $1.05 to $1.20, but has since made a break to the upside and is currently trading over $1.50. The company has a current market cap of 31.11 million.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:MSSR) is up $1.89 at $8.66 this morning, a gain of 27.99%. Landry’s Inc. announced this morning they will buy all stock in MSSR for $131.6 million or $8.75 a share. The stock has traded 7.9 million shares this morning, well above its 3 month daily average of 102 thousand shares. MSSR had been in a bit of a down trend, off its September high of around $8 and closed yesterday at $6.77. The company has a current market cap of 128.79 million.

Solazyme, Inc. (NASDAQ:SZYM) is up $1.99 this morning at $11.36, a gain of 21.24%. Solazyme is up today after dipping yesterday from $10 to $9.50. SZYM has traded over 269 thousand shares this morning and is on pace to eclipse its daily average volume of 359 thousand shares. The company has a current market cap of 691.27 million.

Dynergy Inc. (NYSE:DYN) is up 26.10% this morning at $3.72. The stock is rallying this morning following an unusual bankruptcy plan which would protect investors. DYN hit an intraday high of $4.13 this morning on 6.1 million shares in volume. This is 3 times its daily average volume already today. DYN has been in a downtrend since mid-September when DYN stock was at $5.50. The stock hit a new 52 week low of $2.35 yesterday, before jumping today on this news. The company has a current market cap of 456.68 million.

DealerTrack Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRAK) is up 15.54% at $26.21 this morning. TRAK is up this morning following the release of its Q3 earnings late yesterday which saw net income jump. The stock has traded 883 thousand shares this morning, 4 times its daily average. The company has a current market cap of 1.09 billion.

Hologic Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) is up $1.74 at $17.97, a gain of 10.78%. Hologic beat fourth-quarter expectations, but its outlook is cautious. The company had EPS of $0.34, up 13% from the same period last year and revenue rose 9% to $467 million. HOLX has traded 2.2 million shares today, already eclipsing its daily average. The company has a current market cap of 4.77 billion.

Overall the market continues to be dominated by concerns coming from Europe. Add in ramped up tension in the Middle East and traders should be wary and ready to react on any bad news from the two regions.

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