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15 Biggest Mid-Day Gainers For Tuesday

  • Benitec Biopharma Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: BNTC) shares jumped 73.8 percent to $3.21 after the company disclosed that it has received Orphan Drug Designation in the European Union for BB-301 for the treatment of oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy.
  • Pulmatrix Inc (NASDAQ: PULM) gained 65.2 percent to $1.14 after the company disclosed that its drug candidate, PUR1900, has received "Qualified Infectious Disease Product" designation from the FDA.
  • Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) shares surged 52.6 percent to $28.00 after Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) disclosed that it has entered into a settlement and license agreement with Forward Pharma.
  • OptimumBank Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPHC) shares climbed 43.7 percent to $5.52. OptimumBank shares have dropped 12.01 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has climbed 20.91 percent in the same period.
  • Bonanza Creek Energy Inc (NYSE: BCEI) shares jumped 41.7 percent to $2.82. Bonanza Creek Energy shares have declined 3.40 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has climbed 20.91 percent in the same period.
  • Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CWEI) shares climbed 37.4 percent to $142.86. Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) announced plans to acquire Clayton Williams Energy for $2.7 billion in cash and stock.
  • Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PTX) shares surged 27.2 percent to $3.55. Pernix Therapeutics shares have jumped 38.81 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 20.91 percent in the same period.
  • Gravity Co., LTD. (ADR) (NASDAQ: GRVY) shares rose 18.1 percent to $13.42.
  • Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) shares gained 17 percent to $4.35 after the company reported the EPA approval for isobutanol as an advanced biofuel.
  • BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: BVXV) shares rose 15.4 percent to $4.28 after dropping 4.38 percent on Friday.
  • Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd (NASDAQ: PME) shares climbed 14.4 percent to $2.69. Pingtan Marine Enterprise declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per share.
  • Appliance Recycling Centers of America (NASDAQ: ARCI) shares surged 11.2 percent to $1.29.
  • Luxottica Group SpA (ADR) (NYSE: LUX) shares gained 8.6 percent to $56.90. Luxottica and Essilor International SA (OTC: ESLOY) agreed to merge in a stock deal valued at $48.83 billion.
  • RMR Group Inc (NASDAQ: RMR) shares rose 4 percent to $41.00. William Blair initiated coverage of RMR Group with an Outperform rating.
  • Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc (NASDAQ: KTOS) rose 3.5 percent to $8.07. Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage on Kratos Defense with a Buy rating.

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