Watchlist, upgrades downgrades, gap stocks

posted by:  elvis                                     date:  12/6/2010




Columbia Laboratories (CBRX 1.82+0.31+20.53%) shares leaped 27% before the opening bell. Columbia and Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. (WPI 49.55+0.15+0.30%)  reported progress in a Phase III trial of Prochieve, a gel designed to reduce the chances of babies being born prematurely.
Radware Ltd. (RDWR 37.49+4.73+14.44%) shares climbed 14% before the market opened. The Tel Aviv provider of application-delivery solutions said that SK C&C of South Korea deployed its switches to build a Web-portal service.
Verigy Ltd. (VRGY 12.29+3.15+34.46%) shares rallied 35% in the premarket, while LTX-Credence (LTXC 8.45+0.03+0.36%) shares fell 14%. Verigy, the Cupertino, Calif., provider of semiconductor-test systems, received and rejected a takeover bid of $12.15 a share from Advantest Corp. (ATE 21.70+0.20+0.93%).  Verigy said that the deal proposal didn’t exceed the one it has in place with LTX-Credence, but Verigy said it would nonetheless open talks with Advantest.


Triquint Semiconductor Inc. (TQNT 12.72+0.19+1.52%) shares declined 14% before the bell. The Hillsboro, Ore., chip maker was mentioned in a Friday article by The Motley Fool.

Monday's economic calendar:
10:00 Employment Trends Index
1:15 PM Fed's Lacker: Economic Outlook

Jeffrey Lacker Speaks12:30 PM ET

Treasury STRIPS
3:00 PM ET
Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (ANF, APD, AMZN, ACGL, BWLD, CSCO, GLW, ELN, ERJ, HES, JEC, LEAP, MOT, OGE, RY, SD, WBD)
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) Added to Goldman Sachs Conviction Buy List.
Air Products & Chemicals Inc. (NYSE: APD) Reiterated Buy and raised target to $105 at Jefferies. Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) Reiterated Neutral but Raised Target to $165 at Credit Suisse.
Arch Capital Group (NASDAQ: ACGL) Cut to Underweight at JPMorgan.
Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. (NASDAQ: BWLD) Raised to Strong Buy at Raymond James.
Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) Raised to Outperform at Oppenheimer.
Corning Inc. (NYSE: GLW) Reiterated Buy with $24 target at BofA/ML.
Elan Corp. plc (NYSE: ELN) Raised to Buy at UBS.
EMBRAER (NYSE: ERJ) Started as Buy at Goldman Sachs.
Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES) Raised to Market Weight and $80 target at Credit Suisse.
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) Raised to Buy at Canaccord.
Leap Wireless International Inc. (NASDAQ: LEAP) Cut to Hold at Auriga.
Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT) Reiterated Buy at BofA/ML.
OGE Energy Corporation (NYSE: OGE) Started as Outperform at Wells Fargo.
Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE: RY) Cut to Market Perform at KBW.
Sandridge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) Raised to Buy at Stifel Nicolaus.
Wimm-Bill-Dan (NYSE: WBD) Raised to Neutral at Goldman Sachs.

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