These are this morning’s top day trader and active trader alert stocks seen in the pre-market hours:
Biosante Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPAX) is up over 10% this morning after announcing that it has entered into an option agreement with an undisclosed large multi-national pharmaceutical company to obtain a non-exclusive worldwide license for the use of its 2A/Furin technology in the expression of antibodies. Shares are up over 10% at $2.37 on over 100,000 shares.
Dearborn Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: DEAR) is up not on news but on continued momentum as it was the best turnaround bank earnings report from last week as noted in our Unusual Suspects. Shares are up 7% at $4.25 on almost 100,000 shares.
Digirad Corporation (NASDAQ: DRAD) has management saying “Rad!” this morning. The company announced that it has received FDA approval for Ergo Large Field-of-View, solid-state, general imaging nuclear medicine camera. Shares are up 37% at $2.83 on over 1 million shares.
Guess? Inc. (NYSE: GES) is indicated up between 2% and 3% after Barron’s gave it a feature article over the weekend. Barron’s noted that Guess could rise another 25% even after a 100% gain in the last year.
Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is up on earnings… $1.52 EPS versus $1.14 estimates; Revenue rose almost 10% to $8.4 billion versus $8.3 billion expected. Shares are indicated up 3.5% at $47.10 on almost 50,000 shares.
PMI Group, Inc. (NYSE: PMI) is down over 10%. The company posted a wider loss and announced over the weekend a secondary stock offering and convertible note offering. Shares were down almost 12% at $5.84 on almost 245,000 shares.
Thomas Weisel Partners Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWPG) is up big by over 65% at $7.32 this morning on word that Stifel is acquiring the company for some $300 million.
Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO) is up on earnings: revenue rose 24% to $28.5 million, $0.15 EPS vs. $0.02 EPS a year ago. Shares are up over 12% at $18.50, although volume is thin.
Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE: WHR) is up big on earnings: Q1 EPS was $2.13 vs. $1.33 estimates; Revenue was up almost 20% to $4.3 billion vs. $3.8 billion expected. Shares are up over 11% at $114.00 on over 75,000 shares.
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