These are this Wednesdayâs top day trader and active trader alert stocks seen with news impacting the price of the stock:
Allied Irish Banks plc (NYSE: AIB) is actually indicated up marginally this morning. Irish banks are stabilizing on the Irish reforms presented last night and after it said it would sell a US bank stake.Â This stock has lost roughly one-quarter of its value in the last two trading sessions this week.Â We show shares only up 0.3% at $3.30 on 800K shares as of 8:45 AM EST but the early indications had shares up close to 5%.Â To show the contrast, The Bank of Ireland (NYSE: IRE) is up 7% at $8.46 on 244K shares.
A-Power Energy Generation Systems, Ltd. (NASDAQ: APWR) is getting clipped this morning after earnings.Â Shares are down 8.2% at $11.05 on 235,000 shares as of 8:45 AM EST.
ArQule Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) is soaring on news that results of Phase II trial with ARQ 197 in NSCLC (lung cancer) showed promise.Â At 8:47 AM EST we have already seen over 1.65 million shares and the stock is up 67% at $5.86.
Cardtronics Inc. (NASDAQ: CATM) is lower after its 7 million shares public secondary offering priced at $12.00 per share.Â Shares closed at $12.62 yesterday and the 52-week range is $1.65 to $13.44.Â At 8:45 AM EST shares are down 2.5% at $12.30 on about 170,000 shares.
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is lower after announcing that the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust has priced a secondary public offering of 362,391,305 warrants to purchase Ford common stock.Â The warrant offering priced at $5.00 via a modified Dutch auction; net proceeds to the UAW VEBA will be about $1.78 billion.Â At 8:45 AM EST we have seen some 22 million shares trade hands already and the stock is down 3.5% at $12.82.
Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) raised earnings guidance for the first quarter due to strong orders and strong sales; guidance is $0.45 to $0.49 EPS versus $0.44 consensus and versus $0.40 to $0.45 EPS prior guidance. Shares are off of highs after ADPâs disappointing jobs numbers.Â At 8:45 AM EST we have shares up 1.7% at $45.72 on about 25,000 shares.
MarkWest Energy Partners (NYSE: MWE) is down this morning after it has filed to sell 4 million common units in a public secondary offering.Â At 8:45 AM ESt we have shares (units) down 4% at $30.32 on almost 100,000 shares (units).
Oxigene Inc. (NASDAQ: OXGN) is soaring after the stock was started as âBuyâ with a $4.00 target at Roth Capital.Â This is versus a $1.00 close yesterday.Â At 8:45 AM EST we have already seen well over a dayâs volume and the market is not even open.Â Shares are up 26% at $1.26 on 470,000 shares versus less than 200K shares per day.
You can join our free daily email distribution list to hear more about dividend trends, analyst upgrades and downgrades, top day trader and active trader alerts, news on Buffett and other investment gurus, IPOs, secondary offerings, private equity, and more.
JON C. OGG