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Top Active Trader Alert Stocks (IRE, AIB, BIOF, COST, EQIX, JASO, MON, TTES)

Active traders and day traders have many stocks to choose from this morning.  We are tracking moves in The Bank of Ireland (NYSE: IRE), Allied Irish Banks plc (NYSE: AIB), BioFuel Energy Corp. (NASDAQ: BIOF), Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: COST), Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX), JA Solar Holdings, Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: JASO), Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON), and T-3 Energy Services Inc. (NASDAQ: TTES).

The Bank of Ireland (NYSE: IRE) is trading up 4.6% at $3.86 while Allied Irish Banks plc (NYSE: AIB) is trading down almost 4% at $1.29 after Fitch ratings downgraded Ireland today.

BioFuel Energy Corp. (NASDAQ: BIOF) is trading up 4% at $2.50 on almost 50,000 shares, likely on more hopes of approval on E15… Keep in mind that this ran to $2.40 from $1.95 yesterday and the market cap before this morning’s pop up was $61 million.

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: COST) beat earnings but the run up had already factored much of that move into the shares.  The stock is down 2% at $63.40 on active volume; shares had been under $54 as recently as late-July.

Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX) is getting crushed as shares are down nearly 25% at $79.65 on active trading after it slashed Q3 and 2010 guidance; at least two downgrades have also been seen.

JA Solar Holdings, Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: JASO) is trading up 6% at $8.80 after a supply agreement with BP Solar was announced.  Shares are up about 6% at $8.80 in active trading.

Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON) is recovering slightly after earnings despite a slightly weaker report and despite guidance for 2011 being a tad softer than expectations.  Much of the news was priced in as this one got killed.  Shares are trading up 1.8% at $49.40 on active trading volume.

T-3 Energy Services Inc. (NASDAQ: TTES), which is into products used in the drilling and completion of new oil and gas wells, is HALTED PENDING NEWS.

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JON C. OGG