Archive for January 13th, 2010

Review of Eastman Kodak Trading (EK)

Earlier today at, we had discussed the great mystery options trading in Eastman Kodak Co. (NYSE: EK).  It turns out that the volume picked up some additional notice, because the share volume in common stock caught up as well.  The stock just closed at $4.93 on 13.1 million shares, versus an average volume of [...]

Downgrade Clips Affymetrix (AFFX)

Affymetrix Inc. (NASDAQ: AFFX) is getting clipped hard, but on news from inside the company. Barclays cut its rating to Underweight from Equalweight.  The stock is down 14% at $5.52 this morning but on less than 10,000 shares as of 8:29 AM EST.  The average volume here is 1.2 million shares and the 52-week trading [...]

TriQuint Guidance Surge (TQNT)

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TQNT) is trading higher this morning after the chip company raised its earnings guidance.  The stock closed at $5.82 yesterday and is trading up 3.95% at $6.05 on some 48,300 shares as of 8:24 AM EST. TriQuint has an average daily volume of over 3.9 million shares and the 52-week trading [...]

Trophy Hunters Chase MDRNA (MRNA)

MDRNA, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNA) is flying this morning.  The stock has traded 1.6 million shares as of 8:20 AM EST and the stock is up 78% at $1.69 this morning.  Traders are chasing biotechs on news still as the average volume for a whole day is only 461,000 shares and the 52-week trading range is [...]

National Bank of Greece Watch (NBG)

National Bank of Greece SA (NYSE: NBG) may already have the ongoing news priced in and it may not.  This is the largest of the Greek banks with a US ADR and is highlighted after the EU has warned Greece that its government financial data is falsified and the budget deficit may be worse than [...]

Google Money Risk in China (GOOG)

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) is getting clipped this morning after yesterday’s news that it may exit China permanently.  The stock is down over $10, or 1.7% at $580.28, but so far only on 30,000 shares.  The 52-week range is $282.75 to $629.51 and average volume is over 2.6 million shares.  The options with high open [...]

Baidu Wins on Google Exit (BIDU)

Baidu. Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) is soaring this morning after yesterday’s announcement that Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) is pulling out of China.  This would effectively leave Baidu with more than just the lion share of online web search and advertising revenues in China. Baidu closed at $386.49 yesterday, but shares are up 14.6% at $443.00 on over [...]