Thursday, April 19, 2012

Hot stocks to watch april 20 2012

Hot stocks to watch april 20 2012 : Shares of the following companies may have unusual moves in U.S. trading tomorrow april 20 2012. Stock symbols are in parentheses, and prices are as of 4:40 p.m. in New York. Standard & Poor’s 500 Index futures expiring in June rose 0.1 percent to 1,373.6.

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) climbed 1.9 percent to $8.12. The second-largest maker of processors for personal computers forecast sales growth that beat estimates as supply constraints eased and demand increased for personal-computer chips.

Capital One Financial Corp. (COF) added 0.1 percent to $53.96. The lender that acquired ING Groep NV’s online U.S. bank this year posted a higher first-quarter profit as credit-card rewards programs fueled customer spending.

Cepheid Inc. (CPHD) slid 8.9 percent to $36.98. The maker of a rapid test for the drug-resistance staph infection known as MRSA lowered its forecast for adjusted earnings in 2012 to between 50 cents and 55 cents a share from a previous projection of as much as 60 cents.

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG) added 0.8 percent to $434.16. The burrito seller that was best-performing restaurant stock in the S&P 500 last year said first-quarter profit rose 35 percent as U.S. consumers dined out more.

Ezcorp Inc. (EZPW) fell 5.7 percent to $28.61. The short-term cash lender forecast earnings in 2012 to be no more than $2.95 a share, down from an earlier projection of at least $3.05 and below the average analyst estimate of $3.06.

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) rose 2.7 percent to $31.86. The world’s largest software maker reported fiscal third-quarter profit that topped estimates on better-than-expected corporate software sales.

Riverbed Technology Inc. (RVBD) tumbled 12 percent to $24.60. The maker of computer-networking products reported first-quarter sales of $183 million, missing the average analyst estimate of $186.1 million.

SanDisk Corp. (SNDK) : The biggest maker of flash-memory cards posted first-quarter earnings of 63 cents a share, missing the average analyst estimate by 4 cents.

Tempur-Pedic International Inc. (TPX) erased 10 percent to $75. The maker of luxury mattresses reaffirmed its forecasts for earnings and sales in 2012, which fell short of analysts’ estimates.

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