Friday, February 26, 2010

Top Day Trader Alerts (AIG, ATHN, CKR, CROX, DECK, PALM, SIRI)

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These are today’s top day trader and top active trader alert stocks seen in the pre-market movers.  We have offered some color and data on price and trading volume on each news mover.

American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG), a.k.a. Government Insurance, is trading lower after earnings this morning.  The troubled insurer posted an $8.9 billion loss, has curbed a NY Fed repayment plan, and has now said that it may require more government financial assistance.  Shares are down 5% at $26.04 on almost 1 million shares as of 8:45 AM EST.

athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) delayed its earnings, and it also said it needed more time to complete reviews and procedures.  It even noted that it would be late with its 10-K and warnings of possible restatements.  Shares were off more than 15% last night and so far this morning we have shares down 11% at $38.73 on about 200,000 shares as of 8:43 AM EST.

CKE Restaurants Inc. (NYSE: CKR) is soaring after it has received a 24% cash premium buyout offer from Thomas H. Lee Partners.  The deal is approximately $928 million including $309 million of net debt; the cash buyout price is $11.05 per share yet shares are at a slight premium for the owner of Carl’s Junior.  After closing at $8.91 and with a 52-week range of $5.65 to $11.52, this one is up 25.5% at $11.18 on over 1.2 million shares as of 8:43 AM EST.

Crocs, inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) is trading lower this morning but above pre-market lows.  We originally saw a 15% drop but the stock looks down almost 9% at $7.10 on about 395,000 shares as of 8:37 AM EST.  The company’s loss narrowed and was actually better than estimates, but its CEO Duerden is stepping down.

Deckers Outdoor Corp. (NASDAQ: DECK) beat earnings yet again last night.  The owner of Uggs and Teva shoes continued over and over to beat earnings expectations.  Shares are up 8% at $114.75 on fairly thin volume this morning.  The 52-week range is $37.24 to $113.10 and average volume is about 445,00 shares.

Palm Inc. (NASDAQ: PALM) is only noted here this morning because of a downgrade and because of yesterday’s meteoric drop.  Palm is up 0.5% at $6.56 on about 200,000 shares as of 8:40 AM EST.

SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is trading strong again after yesterday’s earnings, but we would note that SIRI traded up first and then lower on the day Thursday.  The satellite radio monopoly has seen 1% gains this morning on over 2.6 million shares as of 8:48 AM EST.

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