There are many stocks for active traders and day traders to pick from this Monday morning, and most are not on earnings. We are tracking key trading action in 3PAR, Inc. (NYSE: PAR), Isilon Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISLN), Compellent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: CML), Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3X Shares (NYSE: FAS), Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAZZ), Matrixx Initiatives Inc. (NASDAQ: MTXX), Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, Inc. (NYSE: POT), Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) and Warner Chilcott plc (NASDAQ: WCRX).
3PAR, Inc. (NYSE: PAR) is trading up about 35% and above $24.00 per share now that Dell’s $18 bid has been trumped by H-P with a $24 cash offer. Competitors are up as well… Isilon Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISLN) shares are trading up 9.3% at $19.50 on about 20,000 shares. Compellent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: CML) is up 10% at $15.34 on thinner trading volume.
Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3X Shares (NYSE: FAS) is seeing a move this morning as some interest is back in the financial sector as there has been a return of M&A. Shares are up 1.9% at $19.35 on close to 175,000 shares.
Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is down sharply on active volume after the FDA panel rejected its experimental drug candidate for fibromyalgia. Shares are now down 21% at $8.01, but shares had been down about 28%, and the trading volume is already approaching 1 million shares.
Matrixx Initiatives Inc. (NASDAQ: MTXX) is surging this morning after an analyst upgrade after Friday’s settlement over certain suits tied to its Zycam cold medicine. Shares are up 6% at $5.36 on thin volume.
Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, Inc. (NYSE: POT) is trading up after rejecting the BHP Billiton offer on a formal basis as it looks for competing bids. Shares are up only marginally by 1.8% at $152.40 on about 60,000 shares.
Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) is down 5% at $41.00 after earnings slipped by more than 15% in a report from the company this morning.
Warner Chilcott plc (NASDAQ: WCRX) shares are up after Friday’s special dividend news. Shares are up 4.5% at $29.30 on more than 10,000 shares.
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