Top Day Trader Alerts (AIB, IRE, APWR, ARQL, CATM, F, HON, MWE, OXGN)

Posted in pre-market 
March 31st, 2010

These are this Wednesday’s 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.  This stock has lost roughly one-quarter of its value in the last two trading sessions this week.  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%.  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.  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.  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.  Shares closed at $12.62 yesterday and the 52-week range is $1.65 to $13.44.  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.  The warrant offering priced at $5.00 via a modified Dutch auction; net proceeds to the UAW VEBA will be about $1.78 billion.  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 ADP’s disappointing jobs numbers.  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.  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 “Buy” with a $4.00 target at Roth Capital.  This is versus a $1.00 close yesterday.  At 8:45 AM EST we have already seen well over a day’s volume and the market is not even open.  Shares are up 26% at $1.26 on 470,000 shares versus less than 200K shares per day.

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