These are this morningâs top day trader and active trader alert stocks seen in the pre-market hours with a time stamp and brief explanation on each:
Coinstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSTR) closed at $27.11 and is up over 8% at $29.35 on 19,795 as of 8:54 AM EST after it reached an agreement to hold off key movie rental titles from Warner Bros. for its Redbox movie DVD rentals.
Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYCC) closed at $2.40 yesterday and at 8:52 AM EST shares are up 12.5% at $2.70 on 593,652 shares.Â Its new study in clinical cancer research demonstrated the potential for itss seliciclib in treating breast cancer which has been resistant to hormonal therapy.
Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE) is up 7.3% at $57.70 on 295,000 shares as of 8:54 AM EST.Â The ag-equipment giant managed to beat earnings and raise guidance when it reported this morning.Â The company did maintain that economic activity remains challenged and sluggish.Â Shares would have to go above $60.16 for a new 52-week high to come into play.
Netlist, Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST) is up by 7% at $4.48 on 102,000 shares as of 8:54 AM EST.Â The company announced this morning that it is now commencing volume shipments of its non-volatile cache memory product NetVault to market leading OEM clients.
Raser Technologies, inc. (NYSE: RZ) is surging as one of the top gainers this morning on a percentage basis, yet this is technically a penny stock (or was yesterday).Â Shares are up over 16% at $1.12 on over 100,000 shares as of 8:56 AM EST.Â The company received approval for a $32.99 million U.S. Treasury grantâ¦ Razer is in geothermal power development and technology licensing.
Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFMI) closed at $30.52 yesterday before earnings.Â Shares are p 6.95% at $32.64 on 229,384 shares as of 8:52 AM EST after the company beat earnings.Â This has to go above $34.40 before a new 52-week high is hit.
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JON C. OGG
FEBRUARY 17, 2010