Archive for July 31st, 2009

Exponential Volume Alert: VirnetX (VHC, MSFT)

VirnetX Holding Corporation (NYSE Amex: VHC) has never been covered by VSInvestor.  The company announced that the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, issued its patent claim construction, or “Markman” Order, in the ongoing patent infringement action between VirnetX Inc. and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) .  It said, “In [...]


Genzyme (Nasdaq: GENZ) shares are down more than 6 percent to $52.45 on more than two times average volume as of 1 p.m. Eastern. The company said the FDA told the company late Thursday that it will re-inspect the company’s Allston Landing manufacturing facility. See BioHealthInvestor for details


ASML Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: ASML) shares are up 3 percent on above-average volume of about 2.9 million shares as of 12:40 .m. Eastern. There is no new news out on the chip equipment maker. But the lithography systems company could be gaining after customer Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM) yesterday raised its capital expenditure budget to about [...]


SonoSite Inc. (Nasdaq: SONO) shares are up more than 8 percent to $23.95 on above-average volume of more than 180,000 shares as of 12:30 a.m. Eastern. The stock was started with an Outperform rating at Boenning & Scattergood; with a target of $26.50,  due to 37 percent compound annual growth, and a potential uptick in [...]


iRobot Corp. (Nasdaq: IRBT) shares are up 7 percent to $11.24 shortly after noon Eastern on more than two times average volume, following an upgrade this morning to Buy from Hold from Kaufman Bros. The firm maintained a $13 target on the stock.

Options Alert: Tyson Foods (TSN)

Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) call volume is exploding with more than 9,300 August $12.50 calls and 2,300 September $12.50 calls trading early on, most of the action buying at the offer on the large lots.  Shares are breaking below its 200 day EMA and traders and the 74% implied volatility is rising ahead of [...]

Price/Volume Alert: Level 3 Communications (LVLT)

Level 3 Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) is trading down sharply this morning after this week’s earnings.  The culprit is a downgrade from Goldman Sachs… down to a SELL from an already cautious “Neutral” rating.  Level 3 is off 9.9% at $1.28 on almost 8 million shares as of 10:36 AM EST.  This one trades an [...]


AVI BioPharma Inc. (Nasdaq: AVII) shares are down 9 percent to $2.15 in premarket trade of about 36,000 shares, counting it among the market’s most active as of 8:30 a.m. Eastern. The company filed a shelf registration statement with the SEC. See previous story that warned of rising AVII short interest.


Evergreen Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: ESLR) shares are down 10 percent to $2.14 in premarket trading of more than 50,000 shares as of 8:20 a.m. Eastern. The company reported a wider-than-expected loss of 11 cents a share, vs. a comparable expectation of an 8 cent loss per share. Gross margins were lower than expectations, due to [...]


First Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) shares are down more than 7 percent to around $160 on heavy volume of about 150,000 shares. The company reported strong earnings, but had increasing receivables, as well as negative comments on its conference call regarding solar pricing, and the ability of customers to get debt financing for projects outside [...]