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Benzinga's Small Cap Movers for Friday November 23, 2012

Below are highlights from Benzinga's daily coverage of small cap securities making big moves:

Astrotech Corporation

Shares of Astrotech Corporation (NASDAQ: ASTC), the Austin, TX commercial aerospace company, rose 17% Friday on higher than average volume.

T. Boone Pickens reported a 19.4% stake in Astrotech Corporation on Wednesday.

Astrotech Corporation closed at $0.82 on Friday.

Motricity

Shares of Motricity (NASDAQ: MOTR), the Bellevue, WA provider of relevance-driven mobile merchandising, marketing, and advertising solutions, rose almost 15% Friday on 2.5 times average volume.

On November 21, 2012, Motricity and James R. Smith, Jr., the Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company, mutually agreed, effective November 15, 2012, to end Mr. Smith's employment with the Company and terminate that certain Offer Letter Agreement dated January 8, 2009, as amended on May 19, 2010, April 19, 2011 and August 21, 2011.

Motricity closed at $0.70 on Friday.

Accuride

Shares of Accuride (NYSE: ACW), the Evansville, IN manufacturer and supplier of wheels, wheel-end components and other products to the North American commercial vehicle industry, rose 9% Friday on lower than average volume.

Coliseum Capital reported a 5.9% passive stake in Accuride on Friday.

Accuride closed at $2.74 on Friday.

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