Small-cap stocks performed about as well as the rest of the soaring market did Friday, and among those propping up the lot was
Shares of the pharmaceutical company skyrocketed 73% to close at $3.95 on
from a brain-tumor treatment called Azixa that Epicept has licensed to
. Myriad shares closed slightly up at $35.83.
Cambridge Display Technology
(OLED - Get Report)
surged more than 25% to close at $5.95 on word Japan's
is using CDT's light-emitting-polymer technology in a new television design.
Factory Card & Party Outlet
of Naperville, Ill., rocketed some 30% to close at $11.45 after posting a fiscal fourth-quarter profit of 7 cents a share, reversing a hefty year-ago loss.
, meanwhile, leapt 17% following its $15 per-share initial public offering for some 10.2 million shares. The company, which sells subsea construction and diving services to the oil and gas industry, closed at $17.54.
also moved higher on news its blackjack-formatted TableMaster product was approved for sale in Pennsylvania -- making it the first virtual table-game product to receive such approval in that state, as a Deutsche Bank analyst pointed out. Shares traded up 87 cents, or 5%, to close at $17.99.
Decliners were few among small-cap companies today, but among these was specialty minerals firm
. The Illinois-based outfit lost 10% to close at $26.39 after its first-quarter earnings of 35 cents a share, while higher than last year, came in 4 cents short of Wall Street expectations, per Thomson Financial.