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Top Day Trader Alerts (AIXG, IRE, AIB, DRH, NBG, NBIX)

Picking movers on a morning like this when overseas markets and US markets are being slapped silly is fairly easy.  ALL OF THEM!  We have picked out a few select names that are moving more than normal on news, rumors, or other issues outside of the normal 2% to 3% band.  Stocks on the move include Aixtron Aktiengesellschaft (NASDAQ: AIXG), The Bank of Ireland (NYSE: IRE), Allied Irish Banks plc (NYSE: AIB), DiamondRock Hospitality Company (NYSE: DRH), National Bank of Greece SA (NYSE: NBG), and Neurocrine Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NBIX).

Aixtron Aktiengesellschaft (NASDAQ: AIXG) is getting hit today, partly with ADRs and partly on an analyst downgrade from JPMorgan Cazenove.  Shares closed at $27.71 yesterday and are trading down 11.5% at $24.52 on about 20,000 shares.

The Bank of Ireland (NYSE: IRE) and Allied Irish Banks plc (NYSE: AIB) are being kicked yet again with the international markets.  Bank of Ireland (NYSE: IRE) ADRs are down 11.6% at $4.48 on close to 100,000 shares (new 52-week lows); Allied Irish Banks plc (NYSE: AIB) is down 11% at $2.23 on 150,000 shares (also a 52-week low for ADRs).

DiamondRock Hospitality Company (NYSE: DRH) has announced pricing of its secondary public offering of 20,000,000 common shares at a price of $8.40 per share.  Shares closed at $9.24 yesterday, and the stock is trading down around $8.35.  The 8:45 AM snapshot showed 90,000 shares and average volume is 1.577 million; the 52-week range is $5.11 to $11.77.

National Bank of Greece SA (NYSE: NBG) is a PIIGS leading cast member… ADRs are down 6% at $2.47 on analyst actions today.  The 52-week low is $2.44.

Neurocrine Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NBIX) is soaring this morning after it reported that its endometriosis drug met its study goals.  Shares are up 50% at $4.10 on 150,000 shares.  Average volume is 411,000 shares and the old 52-week range was $1.94 to $3.67.

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