Editor's Note: In this feature from Stockpickr, we highlight lists of stocks that have made new highs or lows or seen other unusual activity.
Ventana Medical Systems
soared 48% Tuesday, after Swiss pharmaceutical giant
said it wanted to buy the company for $75 a share. The medical instrument and supply maker's shares soared $24.69 to $76.43 at Tuesday's close.
: Ventana's rise was fueled by trading almost 18 times the stock's average.
: Ventana's close also was a 52-week high.
( WHI) sank 37%, after the operator of Westernbank Puerto Rico said in a
Securities and Exchange Commission
filing that one of its larger asset-based loans is "impaired." The bank said collateral is valued at least $80 million below the value of the loan. It also said it hasn't yet determined its ultimate financial impact. The stock closed down $1.87 to $3.14.
: W Holdings' close also was a 52-week low.
: William Ackman's Pershing Square Capital disclosed it held a 1.9-million-share stake in
at the end of the quarter ended March 31. Pershing Square disclosed the stake Tuesday. The asset manager's shares closed up $2.39, or 2.5%, to $99.13.
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