MarketWatch.com - Pre-Market Indications

Monday, August 4, 2008

Pre Market Trading Gap News

Gapping Down

In reaction to disappointing earnings/guidance: EYE -12.8%, HBC -3.0%… Select metals/mining names trading lower with lower spot prices: AU -3.0%, FCX -2.9%, RTP -2.7%, GOLD -2.4%, AUY -1.6%, BHP -1.4%… Other news: VRTX -12.1% (still checking), CHIC -11.4% (announces current interim CEO will assume the additional role of CFO; also downgraded to Sell at Roth), LPX -7.3% (suspends dividend payments), MBI -5.9% and ABK -4.2% (still checking), UBS -3.5% (down in sympathy with HSBC), FRO -3.3% (still checking)… Analyst comments: DE -2.8% (downgraded to Neutral at Goldman - DJ), SVNT -2.6% (downgraded to Hold at Jefferies), AMTD -2.3% (downgraded to Neutral at GARP), BBV -1.5% (downgraded to Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley).

Gapping Up

In reaction to strong earnings/guidance: STEC +10.1%, HUM +8.0%, CMED +1.0%… M&A news: PSPT +24.9% (to be acquired by Aegis BPO for $12.25 in cash per share)… Select European oil/gas names showing strength: STO +3.4%, BP +1.8%, RDS.A +1.5% (Sunday Times reported Shell had held talks with AIM-listed oil firm Sibir Energy about a 1 bln pound asset swap deal), TOT +1.3%… Select airline names trading higher with crude pulling back: LCC +4.7% . UAUA +4.1% (UAL Corp pilots agree to limit slowdowns - WSJ), DAL +3.2% . CAL +3.1% . AMR +2.6%… Other news: CLNE +8.8% (Cramer makes positive comments on MadMoney), ELN +8.0% (modestly rebounding following last week’s 40%+decline), FSYS +3.4% (Cramer makes positive comments on MadMoney; also profiled in New America section of IBD), NOK +2.0% (still checking for anything specific), BRCM +1.5% (announces up to $1.0 bln share repurchase program), ASML +1.3% (still checking)… Analyst comments: XL +2.9% (added to Conviction Buy List at Goldman - DJ), BYD +2.7% (upgraded to Neutral at Merrill), CNX +1.8% (upgraded to Outperform at Credit Suisse), AKAM +1.3% (upgraded to Buy at Jefferies).

NYSE Arca Morning Update

10 Most Active stocks on NYSE Arca as of 08:30:00 ET

Based on Dollar Volume: Based on Share Volume:
Stock
Dollar Volume
QQQQ
$54,602,519
SPY
$49,478,193
IWM
$26,387,620
GLD
$10,331,296
RDS.A
$8,940,161
BP
$7,001,385
BHP
$6,784,167
ELN
$3,484,737
NOK
$2,880,722
HBC
$1,797,800
Stock
Share Volume
QQQQ
1,218,957
SPY
392,895
IWM
369,700
ELN
332,127
RDS.A
125,700
GLD
116,100
BP
112,200
NOK
104,396
BHP
97,000
ABK
52,060

no gaps over 15 percent today

NYSE Arca Morning Update



Pre-Market Trading Most Active Stocks

NASDAQ - Pre-Market Ten Most Advanced

Active Share Volume Declined

Symbol

Company Name

Market
Close
Last Sale (Pre-Market) % Change
(Pre-Market)
Share
Volume

(Pre-Market)

STEC, Inc.
$10.40 $11.16 7.31% 47,305

Medicines Company (The)
$22.60 $24 6.19% 14,075

Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc.
$36.50 $38.20 4.66% 4,400

National Coal Corp.
$7.16 $7.45 4.05% 23,490

Clean Energy Fuels Corp.
$13.79 $14.30 3.70% 4,975

Broadcom Corporation
$23.99 $24.73 3.08% 19,250

JetBlue Airways Corporation
$5.26 $5.40 2.66% 5,000

Akamai Technologies, Inc.
$23.50 $24.05 2.34% 23,824

ASML Holding N.V.
$22.45 $22.87 1.87% 38,300

Qiagen N.V.
$18.64 $18.95 1.66% 9,500

As of 8/4/2008 9:11:12 AM

NASDAQ - Pre-Market Ten Most Declined

Active Share Volume Advanced

Symbol

Company Name

Market
Close
Last Sale (Pre-Market) % Change
(Pre-Market)
Share
Volume

(Pre-Market)

Charlotte Russe Holding, Inc.
$12.94 $11.20 13.45% 7,800

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
$32.70 $28.65 12.39% 635,675

Shire Limited
$52.35 $50.88 2.81% 14,400

Capstone Turbine Corporation
$2.98 $2.90 2.68% 7,220

Millicom International Cellular S.A.
$75.97 $74.19 2.34% 19,887

E*TRADE Financial Corporation
$3.05 $2.99 1.97% 30,724

QUALCOMM Incorporated
$55.47 $54.55 1.66% 181,150

Randgold Resources Limited
$49.64 $48.91 1.47% 24,198

China Medical Technologies, Inc.
$47.31 $46.75 1.18% 13,371

DISH Network Corporation
$28.96 $28.65 1.07% 22,837

As of 8/4/2008 9:11:50 AM



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