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Salix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SLXP) shares moved up 11.01% to $136.93. The volume of Salix Pharmaceuticals shares traded was 524% higher than normal. Salix Pharma reported that endpoint was met in TARGET 3 study.

The Cooper Companies (NYSE: COO) shares rose 5.64% to $143.18. The volume of Cooper Companies shares traded was 439% higher than normal. The Cooper Companies announced Monday, it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire European contact lens and solutions distributor Sauflon Pharmaceuticals, for approximately $1.2 billion.

Akorn (NASDAQ: AKRX) surged 9.09% to $36.27. The volume of Akorn shares traded 378% higher than normal. Akorn's PEG ratio is 1.49.

MicroStrategy (NASDAQ: MSTR) shares climbed 1.74% to $143.07. The volume of MicroStrategy shares traded was 231% higher than normal. MicroStrategy shares have jumped 60.21% over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 21.38% in the same period.

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