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Arrowhead Research, Verenium: Early Volume Plays

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Several stocks trading near $5 were poised to move on above-average volume during Monday's session.

Arrowhead Research (ARWR - Get Report) climbed by 6 cents, or 11.1%, to 60 cents in the premarket session after the company said its subsidiary, Calando Pharma, has demonstrated systemic delivery of siRNA and the successful "silencing" of a widely recognized cancer gene via RNA interference (RNAi) in humans. The data were published in the Nature journal Sunday in an advance online edition, the company said. The 50-day average daily volume for Arrowhead is 126,000, according to the Nasdaq.

Helios & Matheson North America (HMNA) should trade lower Monday after the software company said its relationship with Cogito, a fellow software company whose products Helios & Matheson markets, will be terminated. Helios & Matheson said it expects that future software product revenues, which it views as supplemental to its core consulting business, "will be significantly reduced in the short term." The 50-day average daily volume for Helios & Matheson is 62,000. The stock closed Friday at $1.65.

Verenium (VRNM) may also lose ground Monday after the biofuels company received a "going concern" qualification from its auditors. The 50-day average daily volume for Verenium is 176,000. The stock closed Friday at $6.13.

China GengSheng Minerals (CHGS) may trade higher Monday after the materials technology company said it has entered two new sales contracts totaling approx $1.56 mln (RMB10.65 million) for refractory products with two new customers. The average daily volume for China GengSheng is 244,000. Shares closed Friday at $2.73.

-- Written by Robert Holmes in Boston.

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