PRE-MARKET: 10% PRICE GAP DOWNS

Posted in pre-market 
July 31st, 2008

As of 8:50 AM EST we are seeing many stocks that are gapping downn more than 10% in pre-market trading on generalyl active volume.  Here we have yesterday’s close, the indicated trade levels and the volume as of 8:50 AM EST.

COMPANY NAME (TICKER)                        CLOSE     8:50AM    %DROP      VOLUME
Bare Escentuals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BARE)     $16.93     $12.40     26.76%     163,945
Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM)  $31.25     $25.63     17.98%     988,048
Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX)                $22.85     $18.89     17.33%     1,272,574
Stratasys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SSYS)               $19.27     $16.51     14.32%     3,900
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI)                       $16.05     $14.40     10.28%     42,500

It looks like earnings is the culprit on each, with some downgrades adding salt on the wounds.
Jon Ogg
July 31, 2008

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