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Top Active Trader Alerts (MCD, ARMH, GERN, FUQI, QCOR, BRCD)

There are several big stocks to watch this morning.  Day traders and active traders will want to watch McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD), ARM Holdings plc (NASDAQ: ARMH), Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN), Fuqi International, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUQI), Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOR), and Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRCD).

McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD) may have been close to a 52-week and all-time high before, but its August global comparable sales were up 4.9% and that was up 4.6% in the U.S.  That isn’t good enough unfortunately and shares are trading down 2% at $74.55 on more than 500,000 shares.

ARM Holdings plc (NASDAQ: ARMH) shares are up over 4% at $18.90 on over 500,000 shares after it unveiled a new Cortex-A15 MPCore Processor.

Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) is surging on two issues.  There were reports that the DOJ is trying to break a stem cell ban from recent weeks and then there are three upcoming investor events where it plans to present positive stem cell research data.  Shares are trading up 7.3% at $5.29 this morning ahead of three

Fuqi International, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUQI) is down sharply after an SEC probe.  Shares are down 23% at $4.87 on over 150,000 shares.

Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOR) hit a delay in its pending FDA approval that we were expecting by Friday.  Shares were down by almost 10% after the halt last night but that level improved as the news was digested.  Shares ar now down only by 3.6% at $10.00.

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRCD) is up 3% at $6.05 this morning on continued Dell-HP-3PAR action, but yesterday snapped a seven day rally streak in the stock.

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JON C. OGG