Sunshine Heart Inc (SSH) led the top stocks today, with a huge increase of 93.39%, or $4.66 in its share price, to finish at $9.65. SSH stock has risen more than 200% over the past two trading days. Last Thursday, the company received Health Canada approval to its next gen C-Pulse system driver in ongoing clinical studies. The current SSH stock price is standing above the 50-day moving average of $6.37. Sunshine Heart has a market cap of $31.33 million.
FX Alliance Inc (FX) came in as the second of the top performing stocks today, with a whopping gain of 39.87%, or $6.26 in its share price after Thomson Reuters (TRI) announced Monday it will buy the former at a price of $22 per share in cash. The current FX stock price is standing above the 50-day moving average of $16.47. FX Alliance has a market cap of $624.19 million. Also read: FX Alliance surged as acquisition by Thomson Reuters.
AMERIGROUP Corporation (AGP) was the third winner in the contest of top stocks today, with a gain of 38.00% in its share price, to finish at $88.79, on volume of 20.65 million shares, well above the daily average of 933,284 shares. The big gain happened after WellPoint Inc announced to buy AMERIGROUP Corporation for $92.00 per share in cash, the transaction is valued at approximately $4.9 billion. AGP stock price is currently above the 50-day moving average of $62.55 and 200-day moving average of $60.56. AMERIGROUP Corporation has a market cap of $4.31 billion.
Telik, Inc. (TELK) was the fourth of top stocks today, with an increase of 36.81%, or $0.67 in its share price, to close at $2.49, on volume of 226,834 shares versus the daily average of 89,854 shares. There was no big news supporting the gain. TELK stock price is currently far below the 50-day moving average of $3.45 and 200-day moving average of $5.58. Telik has a tiny market cap of $4.52 billion.
Central European Distribution Corp (CEDC) placed fifth of the top stocks today, with an addition of 34.30%, or $0.94, to end at $3.70, on volume of 6.70 million shares, well above the daily average of 1.11 million shares. The company announced today that it has signed amended definitive agreements on its previously announced strategic alliance with Russian Standard Corporation. The alliance is expected to significantly strengthen CEDC’s balance sheet and create a portfolio of brands with enhanced production, distribution and sales channels throughout Central and Eastern Europe.CEDC stock price is currently above the 50-day moving average of $3.66 and below the 200-day moving average of $4.65. Central European Distribution has a tiny market cap of $291.72 billion.