Acacia Research Corporation, Ixia Among Stocks Gapping Up Friday

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These are stocks that gapped up today and had open prices higher than the close on the previous trading day:

  • Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG) gapped up today, opening at $44.88 after closing the previous trading session at $39.38. Trading at a volume of 660,360, the stock price is up 7.6%. Shares are up over the last two months, having risen $2.49 (6.2%) from a price of $39.90 on February 22, 2012. The stock has moved up across its 50-day moving average of $40.23 today.

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  • Ixia (NASDAQ:XXIA) opened at $12.95 after closing the previous trading session at $11.21, gapping up. Shares have risen 15.1%, trading at a volume of 394,380. The stock has seen some positive movement recently as shares are up $1.36 (11.8%) from a price of $11.54 on April 13, 2012. The stock has moved up across its 50-day moving average of $12.52 today.
  • Electronics For Imaging (NASDAQ:EFII) gapped up today, opening at $18.99 after closing the previous trading session at $17.24. While trading at a volume of 154,619, the stock price has risen 7.3%.
  • Alvarion (NASDAQ:ALVR) opened at 75 cents after closing the previous trading session at 68 cents, gapping up. Shares are up 12.5% and trading at a volume of 538,338. The stock has climbed a step closer to its 50-day moving average, sitting at just 91.2% of the mark.
  • Syntroleum (NASDAQ:SYNM) closed the previous trading session at 83 cents, gapping up to open at 99 cents today. Shares have risen 9.6%, trading at a volume of 183,410.
  • Globalstar (NASDAQ:GSAT) opened at 75 cents after closing the previous trading session at 56 cents, gapping up. Trading at a volume of 225,748, the stock price is up 4.5%. The stock has been on a downward trajectory over the last two months, decreasing 26 cents (-30.4%) from a price of 84 cents on February 22, 2012. The stock has climbed a step closer to its 200-day moving average, sitting at just 92.3% of the mark.
  • Peregrine Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PPHM) closed the previous trading session at 42 cents, gapping up to open at 46 cents today. Shares are up 11.8% and trading at a volume of 184,150. The stock is trading at 79.1% of its 50-day moving average and 52% of its 200-day moving average.

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