Morning Gainers: ITRI, BDSI, TRW, MNEL, THLD, AAP

Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) is up 21.96% this morning at $48.92. ITRI has traded about 2 million shares so far today, more than five times its daily average volume. Itron’s price target was increased to $61 from $47 by Brean Murray today. The company also announced it will buy SmartSynch for $100 million. The company has a market cap of 1.96 billion.

BioDelivery Sciences International (NASDAQ:BDSI) is up 18.50% today at $2.37. BDSI has traded 871 thousand shares so far today, up from its average volume of 307 thousand shares. BDSI received patent allowance triggering $15 million milestone payment from Endo Pharmaceuticals. The company has a market cap of 70.36 million. [Read more...]

Morning Gainers: GNOM, MNEL, NEP, PACB, SRLS, DBD

Stocks opened higher this morning, but have since given up some of their gains. Investors were relieved to see Greece approve austerity deal in order to get another rescue package. The situation in the Middle East is heating up today after attacks against Israeli diplomats in Georgia and India. Israel is blaming Iran and Hezbollah for the attacks. The Dow is up 48 points, the Nasdaq is up 18 points and the S&P 500 is up 6 points.

Complete Genomics, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNOM) is up 46.20% this morning at $4.78. GNOM has traded 8.7 million shares so far today, well above its daily average of 676 thousand shares. GNOM shares are up big after the Mayo Clinic selected the company to provide outsourced whole genome sequencing. The company has a market cap of 152.31 million. [Read more...]

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