18 Biggest Mid-Day Gainers For Wednesday
- Superconductor Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCON) shares climbed 68.5 percent to $3.37 after the company disclosed that the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded the company and its partners with a $4.5 million contract to improve HTS Wire for its Next Generation Electric Machines program.
- Champions Oncology Inc (NASDAQ: CSBR) jumped 20.2 percent to $2.32. Champions Oncology reported a Q2 GAAP loss of $0.05 per share on revenue of $4.5 million.
- Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CLR) shares jumped 18.4 percent to $55.90. Continental Resources shares have jumped 30.06 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 5.97 percent in the same period.
- California Resources Corp (NYSE: CRC) shares surged 17.8 percent to $14.19 after dropping 7.66 percent on Tuesday.
- Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE: OAS) shares jumped 17.3 percent to $13.79 after slipping 1.51 percent on Tuesday. Crude oil futures gained 7.1 percent to trade at $48.46 a barrel.
- Sanchez Energy Corp (NYSE: SN) shares rose 17.3 percent to $8.08 after dropping 4.31 percent on Tuesday.
- Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (NYSE: ATW) shares jumped 16 percent to $9.07 after dropping 5.10 percent on Tuesday.
- Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc (NYSE: FMSA) shares rose 15.4 percent to $9.23 after falling 4.88 percent on Tuesday.
- Denbury Resources Inc. (NYSE: DNR) gained 14.5 percent to $3.24 after dropping 5.03 percent on Tuesday.
- Arbutus Biopharma Corp (NASDAQ: ABUS) shares surged 13.2 percent to $3.00. Chardan Capital upgraded Arbutus Biopharma from Neutral to Buy and raised the price target from $3 to $4.
- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) shares rose 12 percent to $5.98 after dropping 5.15 percent on Tuesday.
- Devon Energy Corp (NYSE: DVN) shares gained 10.9 percent $46.76. Devon Energy shares have dropped 8.37 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 5.97 percent in the same period.
- Weatherford International Plc (NYSE: WFT) shares rose 10 percent to $4.76 after dropping 5.47 percent on Tuesday.
- Splunk Inc (NASDAQ: SPLK) rose 5.1 percent to $60.33 after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter and raised its FY17 revenue outlook.
- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) gained 4.3 percent to $27.23. DA Davidson upgraded Super Micro Computer from Neutral to Buy.
- Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE) rose 3.2 percent to $79.61. Goldman Sachs upgraded Celanese from Neutral to Buy.
- GoPro Inc (NASDAQ: GPRO) rose 2.6 percent to $10.09 after the company announced plans to reduce workforce by 15 percent. The company estimates $24 million to $33 million charge in restructuring for the fourth quarter.
- Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS) shares gained 3.4 percent to $218.98. Deutsche Bank upgraded Goldman Sachs from Hold to Buy and raised the price target from $180.00 to $255.00.
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