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Benzinga's Microcap Movers for Tuesday July 17, 2012

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

Anthera Pharmaceuticals

Shares of Anthera Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ANTH), the Hayward, CA biopharmaceutical company, rose another 20.30% Tuesday on 16 times average volume.

Anthera Pharmaceuticals received positive comments from Summer Street Tuesday. The company rates Anthera a Buy with a $5.00 price target. On Monday, Anthera announced the final set of clinical data from the Phase 2b PEARL-SC study in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Anthera Pharmaceuticals closed at $1.60 on Tuesday.

Riverdale Oil and Gas

Riverdale Oil and Gas (RVDO), the Austin, TX oil and gas development company, rose 133% Tuesday on 76 times average volume.

A spokesperson for Riverdale told Benzinga the move was most likely due to reports that two of the company's three oil and gas projects in Texas are producing now and the third should be in production soon. Riverdale holds an interest in the three projects, which are operated by Property Development Group.

Riverdale Oil and Gas closed at $0.07 on Tuesday.

Fuel Tech

Shares of Fuel Tech (NASDAQ: FTEK), the Warrenville, IL air pollution control company, rose 17.94% Tuesday on 3 times average volume.

Fuel Tech announced Tuesday it was awarded the largest air pollution control contract in its history. The $36.6 million order, placed by E.CL S.A., a major utility in Chile, includes turnkey installation of Low NOx Burners and Over-Fire Air systems and mill modernization for six coal-fired units. Equipment deliveries are scheduled to commence during the first quarter of 2013, with project completion occurring during the third quarter of 2014.

Fuel Tech closed at $5.39 on Tuesday.

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