Top Day Trader Alerts (SPSS, X, VICL, AMGN, ARIA, LCRD, DB, COH, CHKP)

The following are some of the top stocks to watch for active trading today based on pre-market and after-hours volume activity. There are links through to more detailed coverage and volume analysis at

SPSS Inc (Nasdaq: SPSS) shares are up 41 percent after getting a $1.2 billion takeover offer from IBM.

United States Steel Corp. (NYSE: X) shares are falling in very active trade after it missed revenue expectations and said its outlook for overall steel demand remains uncertain.

Vical Inc. (Nasdaq: VICL) shares up strongly as one of the most active premarket issues after it received a direct investment.

Amgen Inc. (Nasdaq: AMGN) shares are seeing wishy-washy trading after earnings and a partnership.

Ariad Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ARIA) are among the most active premarket stocks, following positive preliminary clinical data.

Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE: DB) shares are down 8 percent in very active premarket trading after reporting a larger provisions for credit losses.

Coach Inc. (NYSE: COH) shares are down more than 5 percent in the premarket on reporting earnings that were merely in line.

LaserCard Corp. (Nasdaq: LCRD) is among the biggest premarket percentage gainers after beating earnings expectations by 18 cents a share.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP) shares are rising in active premarket trade after beating EPS by 2 cents a share.

-The 24/7 Wall St. Team

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