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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