Gainers

  • GNC Holdings IncGNC shares surged 51.59 percent to close at $5.26 on Thursday after the company issued a strong earnings forecast for the fourth quarter. The company’s Q4 same store sales rose 5.7 percent.
  • Five Oaks Investment CorpOAKS shares jumped 26.97 percent to close at $3.86. Five Oaks Investment reported a new strategic direction and entry into a new external management deal with an affiliate of Hunt Cos. The company also announced the resignation of its CEO and Chairman David Carroll.
  • Spi Energy Co Ltd (ADR)SPI rose 25.29 percent to close at $1.09 after the company disclosed a strategic partnership with Hoofoo Inc., the hack-proof cryptocurrency hardware wallet.
  • Recon Technology, Ltd. RCONshares climbed 25.11 percent to close at $2.89 on Thursday.
  • China Techfaith Wireless Communication Technology LimitedCNTF shares gained 22.22 percent to close at $3.08.
  • Everspin Technologies, Inc. MRAMshares rose 22.1 percent to close at $10.02. Everspin disclosed the first application white paper release for the nvNITRO™ solution, being jointly delivered with SMART Modular Technologies, Inc.
  • Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.ESIO climbed 19.49 percent to close at $26.30. Electro Scientific Industries reported Q3 preliminary sales of $106 million to $111 million.
  • HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. HTGMclimbed 18.88 percent to close at $3.40. HTG Molecular Diagnostics priced its 12.1 million share offering at $2.90 per share.
  • Compugen Ltd. CGENshares gained 18.18 percent to close at $3.25 as the company disclosed new preclinical data demonstrating distinctive features of the PVRIG pathway and the potential of COM701.
  • Live Ventures IncLIVE rose 16.27 percent to close at $17.01. Live Ventures reported FY 2017 adjusted earnings of $2.94 per share on revenue of $152 million.
  • New Age Beverages CorpNBEV shares jumped 15.94 percent to close at $3.20 on Thursday after falling 3.83 percent on Wednesday.
  • Longfin Corp. LFINshares gained 15.78 percent to close at $44.69.
  • Jounce Therapeutics, Inc. JNCEshares jumped 12.8 percent to close at $19.47.
  • Lightinthebox Holding Co Ltd-ADRLITB rose 12.68 percent to close at $2.40. LightInTheBox disclosed that it has opened a blockchain technology research lab.
  • Beigene Ltd (ADR) BGNErose 12.6 percent to close at $115.56. Beigene reported pricing of $750 million public offering.
  • Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. SFEshares jumped 12.44 percent to close at $12.20.
  • Riot Blockchain IncRIOT shares jumped 11.49 percent to close at $19.80 on Thursday after tumbling 2.84 percent on Wednesday.
  • SemiLEDs Corporation LEDSshares climbed 9.68 percent to close at $5.10.
  • AES CorpAES gained 7.56 percent to close at $11.53.
  • Marathon Patent Group IncMARA shares rose 7.49 percent to close at $3.73. Marathon Patent Group reports purchase of 4 blockchain and crypto transmission patents.
  • Hertz Global Holdings, IncHTZ rose 6.51 percent to close at $22.43. Hertz Global Holdings reported pricing of private offering of $1.0 billion medium term Rental Car Asset Backed Notes. Macquarie upgraded Hertz Global from Neutral to Outperform.
  • Insteel Industries IncIIIN gained 6.07 percent to close at $31.64 after the company posted upbeat quarterly results.
  • PTC IncPTC gained 4.87 percent to close at $69.95 following strong Q1 earnings.
  • La Quinta Holdings IncLQ shares rose 3.75 percent to close at $20.18 afterWyndham Worldwide Corporation WYN announced plans to acquires La Quinta’s hotel franchise and management business for $1.95 billion in cash.

 

Losers

  • Diffusion Pharmaceuticals IncDFFN tumbled 35.63 percent to close at $0.7145 on Thursday after the company reported a $12 million underwritten public offering.
  • US Gold CorpUSAU shares dropped 19.35 percent to close at $2.5001.
  • Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. AMEHshares fell 18.76 percent to close at $22.34.
  • Proteon Therapeutics, Inc. PRTOshares declined 14.04 percent to close at $2.45 on Thursday.
  • Tyme Technologies, Inc. TYMEshares dipped 12.14 percent to close at $6.15.
  • My Size, Inc.MYSZ shares slipped 11.16 percent to close at $2.1056 on Thursday after dropping 10.90 percent on Wednesday.
  • Newater Technology IncNEWA shares dropped 11.09 percent to close at $10.66 on Thursday after dropping 24.11 percent on Wednesday.
  • Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. OBLNshares fell 10.56 percent to close at $6.14. Obalon Therapeutics reported a $35 million common stock offering on Tuesday
  • Paratek Pharmaceuticals IncPRTK dropped 10.33 percent to close at $15.85. Paratek reported a common stock public offering of $50 million.
  • Innovative Industrial Properties IncIIPR shares slipped 9.36 percent to close at $28.37. Innovative Industrial Properties priced its 2.8 million share common stock offering at $26 per share for gross proceeds of $72.8 million.
  • Albemarle CorporationALB shares fell 7.12 percent to close at $15.85 on Thursday.
  • Alcoa CorpAA shares fell 7 percent to close at $53.00 after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its fourth quarter on Wednesday.
  • Appian CorpAPPN shares slipped 5.93 percent to close at $36.15. Goldman Sachs downgraded Appian from Neutral to Sell.
  • Eagle Point Credit Company Inc.ECC declined 4.86 percent to close at $18.20 after reporting an offering of 1.75 million shares of common stock.