Contest Stocks: Best, Worst, Most Active And More
Senior Editor, CNBC
Here's a look at our "stock report" for both the finals and Second Chance Showdown. As we've already posted, aQuantive was the big gainer for many of you in SCS. And Trump Entertainment came in a "winner" as a result of takeover interest. (wonder if The Donald likes being a contest best performer). The most actives and widley held remain pretty much the same.
Best performing trades by % gain from Thursday's close to Friday's close (Daily):
aQuantive: up 77.84%--agreed to be acquired by Microsoft for about $6B in cash, or $66.50 per share at an 85% premium.
Omniture: up 21.31%--boosted by online advertiser takeovers aQuantive and 24/7 Real Media.
Trump Entertain. up 20.89%--on takeover interest.
Intuit up 13.85--on strong earnings beating expectations.
Lin TV up 12.99%--hired JPMorgan Chase to help review strategy and a potential sale of the company.
Delek US up 11.23%.
Raven Industries up 10.70%--on strong earnings.
99c Only Stores up 10.49%--on strong earnings.
Fronteer Dev up 9.66%
D&S up 9.64%--on merger an announced merger between the Chilean grocer and retailer SACI Falabella.
Worst performing trades by % loss from Thursday's close to Friday's close (Daily):
Sepracordown 10.67%--revenue projections for its inhalation medicine albuterol at risk due to insurance reimbursement uncertainty.
Trina Solar down 7.73 %--Chinese ADRs fell Friday on news that its Central Bank is widening the trading band on the yuan, hiking interest rates and increasing banks' reserve requirements.
The Most Active and Widely Helds for our Million Dollar Top 20 and our Second Chance Finalists:
Most Active Volume
Sun Micros. 27,830,336
Widely held Shares
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