After Hours Winners & Losers for May 9: MNST, TSLA, NWSA, PCS, SGI, WFR, GEN

Wall StreetMonster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:MNST) is up 13.29% in after hours trading at $73.99. MNST shares are rallying right now as the company reports record first quarter profits. Gross sales jumped nearly 27% in the first quarter to $517.3 million, while net sales jumped 27.5% to $454.6 million. Net income rose 38.3% to $76.1 million versus $55 million a year ago. The company has a market cap of 11.38 billion.

Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) is up 8.12% in after hours trading at $32.50. TSLA cloesd normal trading down 0.43% with 1.7 million shares traded. Tesla announced first quarter results after the close today. Results missed estimates, but shares rose as the company moves the launch of new sedan up. The company has a market cap of 3.14 billion. [Read more...]

Stock Futures Strong After Successful Bond Auctions. Stocks to Watch: JASO, BAC, MNST, DNDN, AAPL, SHLD, WYNN

US stock futures were following Europe’s lead higher this morning after Spain and Italy’s successful bond auctions. Traders were also waiting for a string of economic reports and are watching the ECB taking place this morning in Europe. Dow futures are currently up 50 points to 12,438. Nasdaq 100 futures are adding 15 points to 2,382.S&P 500 futures are rounding out the gains adding over 7 points to 1,296.

Europe is back in focus this morning and for once it gives a few pieces of good news. The banking heavy Stoxx 600 Index is up .82% after the successful bond auctions in Spain and Italy. The drop in borrowing costs helped take the pressure off the regions hard-hit banking sector.

Thursday’s economic data calendar is also stacked. At 8:30am the weekly jobless claims report releases and November inventory numbers will be released at 10am. Investors are hoping the jobless numbers continue to show a strengthening labor market.

Corporate news should bring PVH Corp. into focus. The company raised its outlook overnight on the strength of brand performance, specially Calvin Klein. Shares of Chevron are dropping in pre-market trading after the company warned of weakness in downstream business areas.

Overnight trading in Asia was to the downside as investors worried about the upcoming bond auctions in the EU. Inflationary numbers out of China showed a slight easing, but food inflation continues to run rampant. This may give officials there the leverage they need to ease monetary policy to keep Chinese growth strong and prevent a hard-landing.

Commodities, especially precious metals,continue their broad-based rally in 2012. Gold prices are up another percent this morning to $1657 per ounce. Nymex crude oil futures are also up, adding $1.29 to $102 per barrel.

Stocks to watch today include JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:JASO), Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), Monster Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ:MNST), Dendreon Corporation (NASDAQ:DNDN), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SHLD) and Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN)

JA Solar Holdings, Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:JASO) is up 6.19% in pre market trading at $2.06. Solar stocks may continue their rally from yesterday following reports of stronger demand.According to Digitimes, solar firms are also looking at increasing their prices some due to the higher demand. JASO trades 4.1 million shares a day on average and has a market worth of 319.43 million.

Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) is up 2.91% this morning at $7.08. Stock futures for the overall market are reacting positiviely this morning causing BAC stock to rise as well. BAC has had a nice run up since the middle of December when it went under $5 breifly. BAC trades 265 million shares a day on average and has a market cap of 69.63 billion.

Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:MNST) is up 3.08% in pre market trading at $95.25. MNST saw a jump in after hours yesterday as well following news of a 2-1 stock split. This stock split will occur on February 15 and each shareholder holding stock as of February 6 will receive an additional share. MNST trades just over 900 thousand shares a day and has a market cap of 8.05 billion.

Dendreon Corporation (NASDAQ:DNDN) is up 1.81% in pre market trading at $14.61. DNDN has been trending higher for more than a week now after reporting strong Provenge sales in the fourth quarter. DNDN trades 7.7 million shares on average and the company is currently worth 2.14 billion.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is up 0.69% this morning at $425.47. Yesterday the Gadsden City Board of Education approved a three-year agreement with Apple that will see 420 iPads and other equipment in their schools. AAPL shares have been trading relatively flat the past couple of days after running up more than $40 a share earlier this month and last month. AAPL trades 14.3 million shares a day on average and has a market cap of 392.72 billion.

Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SHLD) is down 9.42% in pre market trading at $29.80. News that Sears suppliers’ loans are to be halted today has sent the stock down this morning. SHLD has an average daily volume of 1.2 million shares and a market cap of 3.52 billion.

Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN) is down 7.31% in pre market trading at $103.71. Late yesterday, Wynn Vice Chairman Kazuo Okada sued the company for access to see the company’s books. Traders reacted negatively to this news this morning after the stock saw a nice $3 rally yesterday. WYNN trades about 3 million shares daily and has a market cap of 13.89 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.

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