Medivation, Imperial Sugar Company Among Stocks Gapping up Thursday

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In mid-morning trading on Thursday, March 8, 2012, the Dow is up 0.4%, the Nasdaq is up 0.5% and the S&P 500 is up 0.5%. These stocks gapped up today and had open prices sharply higher than the previous trading day's close:

  • Medivation, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDVN) gapped up today, opening at $72 after closing the previous trading session at $64.19. While trading at a volume of 1.1 million, the stock price has risen 9.6%. The stock is trading 10.8% above its 50-day moving average and 39.6% above its 200-day moving average.
  • Imperial Sugar Company (NASDAQ:IPSU) gapped up today, opening at $6.66 after closing the previous trading session at $5.51. The stock price is up 19.8% with a volume of 1.9 million. The stock has moved up across its 200-day moving average of $6.45 today.
  • Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) gapped up today, opening at $3.27 after closing the previous trading session at $2.85. Trading at a volume of 2.1 million, the stock price is up 20%.
  • Kratos Defense Security Solutions, Inc (NASDAQ:KTOS) gapped up today, opening at $7.17 after closing the previous trading session at $5.93. Shares are up 13.8% and trading at a volume of 385,840.
  • Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXA) gapped up today, opening at 72 cents after closing the previous trading session at 61 cents. While trading at a volume of 1.2 million, the stock price has risen 10.4%.
  • SMTC CORPORATION (NASDAQ:SMTX) gapped up today, opening at $3.65 after closing the previous trading session at $3.31. Trading at a volume of 172,040, the stock price is up 9.4%.
  • Marshall Edwards, Inc. (NASDAQ:MSHL) gapped up today, opening at $1 after closing the previous trading session at 89 cents. The stock price is up 18% with a volume of 546,511. The stock has seen some positive movement recently as shares are up 13 cents (14.3%) from a price of 92 cents on March 1, 2012. The stock has moved up across its 50-day moving average of 96 cents today.
  • Stanley Furniture Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:STLY) gapped up today, opening at $4.05 after closing the previous trading session at $3.58. Shares have risen 20.1%, trading at a volume of 126,525.

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