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After Hours Report For April 2

Floor of the New York Stock ExchangeStocks shrugged off conflicting data out of China and downbeat reports in Europe to log gains for the first trading day of the quarter. Investors were helped by the ISM beat and the official Chinese manufacturing survey that conflicted with the downbeat HSBC survey. Concern still remains for the US economy as it recovers in a sputtering fashion. Most investors will be focused on the March jobs numbers and their effect on the unemployment rate. Expectations are for a continued expansion in job creation.

With domestic economic data helping push aside European fears, the Dow closed up over 52 points to 13,264. The Nasdaq added 28 to 3,120 , and the S&P 500 tacked on 11 to 1,419. [Read more...]

Active Stocks in Midday Trading: ASTM, ZLTQ, ANN, USU, DYN, HEK

stock market todayAastrom Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTM) is up 20.88% today at $2.20. ASTM has traded 2.7 million shares so far today, more than 10 times its average volume. ASTM shares are up today after the company completed $40 million in financing. The company has a market cap of 86.54 million.

Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZLTQ) is up 14.13% in midday trading at $6.46. ZLTQ has traded 770 thousand shares so far today, 3 times its average volume. Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage on Zeltiq today and gave it a buy rating. The company has a market cap of 219.33 million. [Read more...]

Stocks Moving In Pre Market: SONO, ARMH, CEDC, AIXG, DYN, RBS

SonoSite, Inc. (NASDAQ:SONO) is up 26.66% in pre market trading at $53.50. SONO has traded 16 thousand shares already this morning and trades 288 thousand shares a day on average. SonoSite announced this morning they have agreed to a $995 million bid by Fujifilm. This comes to $54 a share. The company has a market cap of 588.77 million.

ARM Holdings (NASDAQ:ARMH) is up 3.44% in pre market trading at $25.89. ARMH has traded 27 thousand shares this morning and trades 3.46 million shares a day on average. ARMH stock fell more than $1 yesterday and closed at $25.03. ARM Holdings has a market cap of 11.26 billion.

Central European Distribution Corp. (NASDAQ:CEDC) is up 18.32% at $5.49. CEDC trades 3.45 million shares a day on average. Russian Standard Group plans to raise its stake in CEDC to about 30%. This will allow Russian Standard Group to take a management control over the company. Central European Distribution has a market cap of 21.77%.

Aixtron AG (NASDAQ:AIXG) is up 5.33% in pre market trading at $11.95. AIXG trades 290 thousand shares a day on average. AIXG could see some selling pressure today as analysts have given the stock a sell rating with a price target of $8. The company has a market cap of 1.14 billion.

Dynegy Inc. (NYSE:DYN) is up 4.40% in pre market trading at $2.61. DYN trades 2.73 million shares a day on average Late yesterday, Dynegy announced it has settled bankruptcy dispute with PSEG. Under the agreement, PSEG’s rights and claims were settled in return for allowing its affilliate Resources Capital Management (RCM) Corp an unsecured claim of $110 million against Dynegy Holdings. Dyney also agreed to pay $7.5 million in cash to RCM within five days. Dynegy has a market cap of 306.78 million.

Royal Bank of Scotland Group (NYSE:RBS) is up 2.96% in pre market trading at $6.27. RBS trades 888 thousand shares a day on average. RBS announced this morning it hopes to close four acquisition deals in the Middle East and North Africa next year worth more than $2 billion. The company has a market cap of 18.04 billion.

Midday Gainers for 12/13: RVSN, CCMP, RAM, GEOY, P, DYN

Stocks are up in midday trading as investors await the Federal Reserve’s assessment of the U.S. economy. The Dow is up 76 points, the Nasdaq is up 2.41 points and the S&P is up 5 points.

Here’s six stocks rallying in midday trading.

Radvision Ltd. (NASDAQ:RVSN) is up 16.51% in midday trading at $9.81. RVSN has traded 903 thousand shares so far today, way above its daily average volume of just 43 thousands shares. On Monday, GP Synergy chose Radvision for video collaboration programs. Since the start of the week, RVSN is up more than $2 per share. The company has a market cap of 180.69 million.

Cabot Microelectronics Corp. (NASDAQ:CCMP) is up 16.59% today at $46.88. CCMP has traded 855 thousand shares so far today, 8 times its daily average volume. CCMP announced a higher dividend and a share repurchase program this year. Cabot Microelectronics has a market cap of 1.06 billion.

RAM Energy Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:RAM) is up 9.91% in midday trading at $1.22. RAM has traded 450 thousand shares so far today, more than 3 times its daily average. The company has a market cap of 94.89 million.

GeoEye, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEOY) is up 10.47% at $21.00 today. GEOY has traded 302 thousand shares so far today, 20 thousand shares more than its daily average. GEOY is up more than $2 a share since Friday. GeoEye has a market cap of 461.25 million.

Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE:P) is up 6.75% in midday trading at $10.60. P has traded 2 million shares so far today, more than double its daily average. Pandora listenership increase 13-25% in the the 10 largest U.S. radio markets. Pandora Media has a market cap of 1.71 billion.

Dynegy Inc. (NYSE:DYN) is up 6.16% at $2.93 in midday trading. DYN has traded 1.4 million shares so far today and trades 359.54 million shares a day on average. DYN is bouncing back today after the stock fell from $3 to the $2.70s yesterday. The company has a market cap of 358.31 million.

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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