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Stockpickr Lists: InterContinental Exchange Hits a High

The futures exchange soars on buyout rumors, following its failed bid for the Chicago Board of Trade.
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Editor's Note: In this feature from Stockpickr, we highlight lists of stocks that have made new highs, lows or seen other unusual activity.

52-Week Highs

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InterContinental Exchange

(ICE) - Get Report

reached and all-time high of $167.07 Wednesday after an analyst awarded the futures-market operator with an outperform rating amid takeover speculation following its unsuccessful bid for the

Chicago Board of Trade

(BOT)

. Shares climbed 7.3%, or $11.34.

Biggest % Gainers

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Boston Communications Group

(BCGI)

rocketed 71% Wednesday after the software company agreed to be bought for $65 million by Megasosft, an Indian company. The all-cash deal, expected to be closed in the third quarter, represents an 81% premium to Boston Communications' Tuesday closing price of $1.99. Shares increased $1.41 to $3.40.

Rising on Unusual Volume

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Rock-Tenn

(RKT) - Get Report

shares increased 12% Wednesday amid daily volume nearly three times its three-month average after Deutsche Securities raised its rating to buy from hold and set a price target of $40 a share. The paper products company closed up $4.02, reaching $36.60.

Biggest % Losers

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Vital Images

(VTAL)

plunged 22% Wednesday after the business-software company issued a second-quarter profit warning and cut its full-year revenue forecast. Shares were trading down $5.79 to $20.68.

52-Week Lows

: On Wednesday, Vital Images also hit a 52-week low.

Stocks with Unusual Option Activity

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Tellabs

(TLAB)

was experiencing unusual options activity Wednesday as the telecommunications products maker dipped 10 cents to $11.10.

Latest Activist Situations

: Shares of

Motorola

(MOT)

gained 1.9% Wednesday on speculation that CEO Ed Zander could step down. Recently, grass-roots activist investor Eric Jackson, who was part of a successful effort to push Terry Semel out as CEO of

Yahoo!

(YHOO)

, has targeted Motorola. Jackson is looking to oust Zander, among other things. Shares closed up 33 cents at $17.95.

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