These are this morningâs top day trader and active trader alerts seen in the pre-market activity.Â We have news summaries and background data where applicable on each.
STEC Inc. (NASDAQ: STEC) is getting crushed after last nightâs news. We have seen three downgrades and expect more after the company continues to get hit on asset impairment charges.Â After closing at $13.42, STEC is indicated down under $10.00 this morning.Â Shares are down 29% at $9.43 on 700,000 shares as of 8:24 AM EST.Â Look for volume to rise rapidly and surpass its 5 million average early.Â The 52-week trading range here is $4.92 â" $42.50.
Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SLXP) closed at $24.25 and shares are up 18% at $28.65 on 200,893 shares as of 8:26 AM EST.Â The company reported that the FDA Advisory Committee recommended approval Of XIFAXANÂ® (rifaximin) tablets for maintenance of remission of hepatic encephalopathy.
National Bank of Greece SA (NYSE: NBG) is now trading up almost 2% at $3.85 on almost 10,000 shares as of 8:24 AM EST after shares had been indicated lower earlier this morning pending yesterday;s Fitch downgrade of Greek banks.
Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN) is trading higher after earnings this morning.Â The GPS and PND maker closed at $34.45 and shares are up 2.5% at $35.30 on 105,903 as of 8:30 AM EST.
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) is trading up after its Q4 earnings beat analyst expectations.Â We also saw a Buy upgrade at Needham.Â At 8:30AM EST we have shares trading up about 6.7% at $27.40 on about 100,000 shares.
American Capital, Ltd. (NASDAQ: ACAS) is trading lower after its earnings on Tuesday night were short of expectations.Â We have shares down 2.6% at $3.75 on 120,000 shares as of 8:32 AM EST.
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JON C. OGG