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Tripadvisor, Ascena Retail Group Among Stocks Gapping Up Wednesday

Here are stocks that gapped up today with opening prices significantly higher than the close on the previous trading day:

  • Tripadvisor (TRIP) opened at $43.25 after closing the previous trading session at $36.53, gapping up. Trading at a volume of 2.7 million, the stock price is up 15.8%.

  • Ascena Retail Group (ASNA) gapped up today, opening at $21.21 after closing the previous trading session at $19.07. Shares are up 12.9% and trading at a volume of 3.2 million. The stock is trading at 72.6% of its 50-day moving average and 67.3% of its 200-day moving average.

  • Protalix BioTherapeutics (PLX) opened at $7.69 after closing the previous trading session at $6.19, gapping up. Shares have risen 13.6%, trading at a volume of 6.4 million. Over the last two months, shares have shown some positive movement as the price has climbed $1.58 (29%) from a price of $5.45 on March 5, 2012. The stock has moved up across its 50-day moving average of $6.35 today.

  • EasyLink Services International (ESIC) gapped up today, opening at $7.16 after closing the previous trading session at $6.36. Trading at a volume of four million, the stock price is up 12.7%. The stock is trading 39.6% above its 50-day moving average and 34.7% above its 200-day moving average.

  • Papa John's Int'l (PZZA) closed the previous trading session at $39.49, gapping up to open at $44.33 today. The stock price is up 10.5% with a volume of 270,926. Shares have shown some positive movement over the last two months as the price has climbed $6.49 (17.5%) from a price of $37.15 on March 5, 2012. The stock is trading 14.1% above its 50-day moving average and 15.4% above its 200-day moving average.

  • SkyWest (SKYW) gapped up today, opening at $10.40 after closing the previous trading session at $8.77. While trading at a volume of 414,077, the stock price has risen 3.5%. The stock is trading at 87.7% of its 50-day moving average and 77% of its 200-day moving average.

  • Diana Containerships (DCIX) closed the previous trading session at $6.34, gapping up to open at $7 today. Shares are up 10.4% and trading at a volume of 397,893. Shares are up, having risen 92 cents (15%) from a price of $6.08 on April 25, 2012. The stock is trading 14.4% above its 50-day moving average and 15.4% above its 200-day moving average.

  • Cleantech Solutions International (CLNT) opened at $5.67 after closing the previous trading session at $5.01, gapping up. Trading at a volume of 362,742, the stock price is up 13.2%.

  • Seven Arts Pictures (SAPX) gapped up today, opening at 12 cents after closing the previous trading session at 11 cents. While trading at a volume of 4.3 million, the stock price has risen 9.9%.