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Benzinga's Small Cap Movers for Thursday January 31, 2013

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

Mitek Systems

Shares of Mitek Systems (NASDAQ: MITK), the San Diego, CA mobile imaging software solutions provider, rose 3% Thursday on 28 times average volume.

Mitek Systems announced Thirsday its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2013, which ended December 31, 2012. Total revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 was $3.3 million compared to total revenue of $3.5 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2012. Non-GAAP net loss for the first quarter of 2013 was $700,000, or $0.03 per share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $453,000, or $0.02 per diluted share, in the first quarter of fiscal 2012.

Mitek Systems closed at $3.46 on Thursday.

Online Resources

Online Resources (NASDAQ: ORCC), the Chantilly, VA provider of online banking and full-service bill pay solutions, rose 81% Thursday on 47 times average volume.

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW) and Online Resources announced Wednesday that they have entered into a definitive transaction agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, ACI Worldwide will acquire Online Resources in an all cash transaction for $3.85 per share. ACI Worldwide will commence a cash tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of common stock of Online Resources no later than February 15, 2013.

Online Resources closed at $3.81 on Thursday.

Pacific Ethanol

Shares of Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ: PEIX), the Sacramento, CA producer of ethanol, rose 8% Thursday on 5 times average volume.

The U.S. EPA is said to boost its ethanol mandate to 16.55B gallons.

Pacific Ethanol closed at $0.36 on Thursday.

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