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Dean Foods Company (DF) stock had a big day, with an amazing gain of 40.58%, or $5.04, to settle at after the dairy giant released strong second quarter results and raised fiscal 2012 full year EPS guidance. The company also announced its wholly-owned subsidiary, WhiteWave Foods Company, has filed an IPO application filing with the SEC. The intraday volume was 30.42 million shares, more than six times its daily average of 4.87 million. Dean Foods has a market cap of $3.23 billion.
Priceline.com Inc (PCLN) stock was doomy, with a loss of 17.28%, or $117.48, to $562.32. The online booking company saw this plunge after it announced Q3 2012 guidance, falling short of the analyst estimates. The intraday volume was 6.69 million, more than six times its daily average of 1.01 million shares. Priceline has a market cap of $25.39 billion.
Monster Beverage Corp (MNST) stock retreated1.58%, or $1.09, to end at $67.77. The stock was down before its release of Q2 2012 earnings report. MNST stock price continued to loss 9.69% in the after-hours trading session, after the company reported earnings below consensus estimate. The intraday volume was 4.22 million shares versus the daily average of 3.12 million shares. Monster Beverage has a market cap of $11.94 billion.
Primerica, Inc. (PRI) stock gained 5.52%, or $1.50, to close at $28.67. The gain was driven by the fact that for Q2 2012, the company saw its top line and bottom line beating the analyst estimates. The intraday volume was 394,114 shares, topping the daily average of 238,955 shares. Primerica has a market cap of $1.72 billion.
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc (MDRX) stock was up 3.90%, or $0.36, to $9.60. The company said its Q2 profit was down, ue to the growth in costs. The company also raised earnings guidance for the fiscal 2012 full year. The intraday volume was 5.86 million, more than twice its daily average of 2.86 million shares.
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions has a market cap of $1.83 billion.
Clearwire Corporation (CLWR) stock spiked up 15.53%, or $0.28, to $1.78. The intraday volume was 28.99 million shares, more than triple its daily average of 8.57 million shares. Clearwire Corporation has a market cap of $2.59 billion.
Otelco, Inc. (USA) (OTT) stock plunged 41.60%, or $3.07, to close at $4.31. The intraday volume was 1.37 million shares, well above its daily average of 47,430 shares. Otelco has a market cap of $56.98 million. The big loss was after that the wireline telecommunications services provider released poor Q2 2012 results and financial guidance for the next three years, missing the analyst estimates.