Stocks On Edge Due to Growth Concerns. Stocks to Watch: HNR, MWW, SWY, ONTY, KERX, FRO, NTRI

Stock FuturesDeja vu time folks. Greece. With the bond swap deal supposed to take place this week, investors are waiting to see the outcome of the deal. Markets are also coming off the massive liquidity high of last week’s LTRO out of the ECB. All in all, it is making for an interesting market day. Dow futures are currently down 86 points to 12,875. Nasdaq 100 futures are off 19 points to 2,597. The S&P 500 futures are rounding out the losses pre-market, down 10.50 points to 1,354.

Investors are worried that any future liquidity injections will require an external event, and a rather bad one. That has nervousness creeping back into the market as they look to see what domino could possibly fall next.

China’s growth cut is not helping matters, and is giving rise to the fears that another downturn could be on the horizon. [Read more...]

End of Day Losers: BKS, PCS, LEAP, ARNA, ONTY, VG, DB

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) is down 17.64% heading into the close at $11.16. BKS is down on large volume with 12.3 million shares traded today. BKS shares are down after the company projects wider full-year loss and news they may spin the Nook business off. The company has a market cap of 620.12 million.

MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE:PCS) is down 8.70% this afternoon at $8.02. PCS has traded 12.3 million shares today, triple its daily average. PCS shares fell today after the company announced it added only 197,000 subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2011. The company has a market cap of 2.91 billion.

Leap Wireless International Inc. (NASDAQ:LEAP) is down 7.07% today at $8.55. LEAP has traded 2.9 million shares so far today, a million more than it usually trades. LEAP is down today after it said it added 175,000 subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2011. Analysts were expecting as many as 195,000 subscribers. The company has market cap of 672.20 million.

Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARNA) is down 4.14% towards the end of the day at $1.74. ARNA has traded 4.8 million shares today, well above its daily average of 1.7 million shares. ARNA shares have dropped as much as $0.40 over the past two days. The company has a market cap of 251.16 million.

Oncothyreon Inc. (NASDAQ:ONTY) is down 7.51% this afternoon at $6.78. ONTY has traded 1.1 million shares today, nearly twice its daily average. ONTY has been trending downward the past three days now and is down about $0.80 since Tuesday. The company has a market cap of 292.38 million.

Vonage Holdings Corporation (NYSE:VG) is down 5% today at $2.38. VG has traded 1.5 million shares today and trades 1.7 million shares a day on average. VG shares are down about $0.30 a share since Tuesday. The company has a market cap of 536.83 million.

Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE:DB) is down 6.21% today at $36.23. DB has traded 4.3 million shares today, about a million more shares than it usually trades. Concerns over the European debt crisis sent major European banks down today including Deutsche Bank. DB has lost close to $4 a share in the past two days. The company has a market cap of 32.63 billion.

Stocks Finish The Day Mixed, Top Performing Stocks: AMR, FRO, CTIC, CLWR, IO, EK, ONTY

Stocks ended the day mixed as investors took a wait and see approach towards Europe. Later this week, European leaders will meet at a summit to discuss ways to fix the debt crisis. Leaders in France and Germany have already agreed on a plan that they believe will fix the problem and prevent future ones from occurring. This plan requires changes to the EU treaty which could come as early as the summit later this week. An interesting note on the treaty changes is France and Germany may be able to avoid a vote on the changes by invoking an obscure part of the Lisbon Treaty. That is sure to go over well with the general populations of EU countries.

On the commodities front, gold prices and oil finished the day lower while silver went up slightly. Gold is down only $1.40 and oil stayed above $100 at $100.94. Silver prices went up slightly finished the day at $32.40.

The Dow closed Tuesday up 52 points, the Nasdaq was down 6 points and the S&P closed up 1 point.

Let’s take a look at the top performing stocks today.

AMR Corporation (NYSE:AMR) closed the day up 67.02% at $0.7040. AMR traded 174 million shares today, way above its daily average of 19.3 million shares. AMR announced earlier today they have named Treasurer Beverly Goulet as chief restructuring officer. AMR has recently filed for bankruptcy and the stock is at risk of delisting from the NYSE as it does not meet the $1 a share minimum requirement. AMR Corp has a market cap of 236 million.

Frontline Ltd. (NYSE:FRO) closed Tuesday up 18.64% at $4.20. FRO traded 8.4 million shares today, well above its daily average of 2.6 million shares. Frontline closed higher today after the company’s board of directors gave the go ahead for restructuring. FRO stock has jumped over $1 in the past two trading sessions. The company has a market cap of 327 million.

Cell Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:CTIC) closed up 13.04% at $1.30. CTIC has traded 3.2 million shares today, nearly triple its daily average volume. The company’s PDUFA goal date is now set for April 24, 2012 for Pixantrone. Cell Therapeutics has a market cap of 250.59 million.

Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ:CLWR) closed the day up 11.11% at $2.50. CLWR rose today after MetroPCS Communications said it would consider the company in heavy traffic areas. CLWR traded 27.5 million shares today, well above its daily average of 8.5 million shares. The company has a market cap of 624.26 million.

Ion Geophysical Corporation (NYSE:IO) finished Tuesday up 10.74% at $6.70. IO traded 3.8 million shares today and trades 2 million shares a day on average. Over the past five trading sessions, IO has jumped up nearly $1 a share. Ion Geophysical has a market cap of 1.04 billion.

Eastman Kodak Co. (NYSE:EK) closed up 5.71% at $1.11. EK traded 7.4 million shares today and trades 12.2 million shares a day on average. The company shuffled its restructuring advisers today in a bid to shore up finances and avoid bankruptcy. EK stock is up $0.10 a share since Monday. The company has a market cap of 299.65 million.

Oncothyreon Inc. (NASDAQ:ONTY) finished Tuesday up 14.29% at $8.16. ONTY traded 1.9 million shares today, nearly 4 times its daily average. Since the start of the week, ONTY is up more than $1 a share. Phase 3 trials of the company’s cancer immunotherapy treatment and it looks like investors are hoping for positive results. Oncothyreon has a market cap of 348.29 million.

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