Editor's note: In this feature from
, we highlight lists of stocks that have made new highs, lows or seen other unusual activity.
Latest Activist Situations
: A report in the
(SHLD - Get Report)
could be a target for activist investor William Ackman, who runs Pershing Square Capital. An earlier report in the
New York Post
would be his target. Wednesday, Sears was down 0.5%, closing at $177.58.
Biggest % Gainers
: San Diego's
added 24%, recovering some of Tuesday's losses. Shares increased 53 cents to $2.73, after the company reported positive preclinical results for DNA vaccines using its electroporation technology, which improved immune responses against malaria, HIV and hepatitis C vs. traditional vaccine-delivery methods.
Biggest % Losers
(TWER - Get Report)
, a commercial wireless Internet provider, plummeted 33% after reports it would sell $40 million in stock to investors at a below-market price of $4 per share. President and CEO Jeff Thompson said the company plans to use the offering's proceeds to build out its target markets. The stock ended trading down $1.92 to $3.95.
: The triple-digit drop in the
did not affect
(JCI - Get Report)
, which added 4% after several analysts reported a buy rating. The car component maker's shares increased $4.31, ending up at a new 52-week high of $112.76.
(JBL - Get Report)
has been on a downward slide since last week, when the company announced lower-than-expected earnings and slashed full-year guidance. The St. Petersburg electronic manufacturer sunk 3% Wednesday, landing at a 52-week low of $21.00.
Rising on Unusual Volume
: Apparel retailers declined on Wednesday, but not
(GES - Get Report)
. The company's shares gained 3.8%, based on impressive first-quarter earnings and inflated full-year guidance. Shares were trading at 449% of normal volume, finishing up $1.80 to $49.22.
Stocks with Unusual Option Activity
was experiencing unusual option activity. Shares of the photographic services company traded down 2.29%, or 61 cents, to $25.97.
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Do You Know the Answer?
david schindler asks, What Stocks are people buying in Wednesday's dip?
schindler said he just bought
Annaly Capital Management
, 10% off its highs.
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