Gainers

  • Avalon Holdings CorporationAWX shares surged 52 percent to close at $3.35.
  • Riot Blockchain, Inc.RIOT jumped 27.47 percent to close at $8.40 after climbing 11.69 percent on Monday.
  • Liberty Tax, Inc. TAXshares rose 25.82 percent to close at $10.60 on Tuesday after the company reported John Hewitt’s sale of stake in Liberty Tax.
  • NII Holdings, Inc. NIHDjumped 24.82 percent to close at $5.23.
  • Innovate Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. INNTgained 24.58 percent to close at $6.64.
  • Provention BioPRVB gained 20.25 percent to close at $4.81.
  • TOP SHIPS Inc TOPSjumped 15.6 percent to close at $1.01 after the company reported termination of ATM offering program. The company also announced progress on new financing measures for three ships to be received in early 2019.
  • HNI CorporationHNI rose 11.76 percent to close at $43.90 following upbeat Q2 earnings.
  • PPDAI Group Inc. PPDFsurged 11.61 percent to close at $4.71.
  • Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc. PLXgained 11.62 percent to close at $0.49 after the company announced the expansion of its partnership with Chiesi Farmaceuti. As part of the agreement, Chiesi was granted U.S. rights for the development and commercialization of Protalix’s PRX-102 for the treatment of Fabry disease.
  • Avery Dennison Corporation AVYsurged 11.08 percent to close at $114.37 following strong Q2 results.
  • Constellium N.V.CSTM shares climbed 10.81 percent to close at $12.30 after the company reported better-than-expected Q2 earnings.
  • Aluminum Corporation of China LimitedACH rose 10.17 percent to close at $11.48.
  • AudioCodes Ltd.AUDC gained 10.16 percent to close at $9.00 after reporting Q2 earnings.
  • Mueller Industries, Inc. MLIjumped 9.85 percent to close at $32.12 on Tuesday after reporting Q2 results.
  • Green Bancorp, Inc. GNBCgained 9.56 percent to close at $24.65 following Q2 earnings. Veritex Holdings also reported merger with Green Bancorp.
  • PGT Innovations, Inc. PGTIrose 8.92 percent to close at $23.20 after the company announced plans to acquire Western Window Systems for $360 million in cash.
  • Ituran Location and Control Ltd. ITRNshares rose 7.48 percent to close at $33.05 after the company announced plans to acquire Road Track Holding S.L for $91.7 million.
  • Bridgeline Digital, Inc. BLINshares gained 7.33 percent to close at $1.61 as the company disclosed that a global engine manufacturer launched a UK B2C eCommerce website on Bridgeline’s Unbound Platform.
  • Veracyte, Inc. VCYTrose 7.14 percent to close at $11.10 following upbeat Q2 earnings.
  • Allegheny Technologies Incorporated ATIshares gained 6.98 percent to close at $28.67 after reporting upbeat Q2 results.
  • EyeGate Pharmaceuticals, Inc. EYEGgained 5 percent to close at $0.63 after the company reported the FDA approval of two Investigational Device Exemption applications for the company’s Ocular Bandage Gel.
  • Biogen Inc.BIIB rose 4.11 percent to close at $372.84 after the company reported upbeat results for its second quarter and acquired muscle enhancement program from Alivegen for $27.5 million.
  • Alphabet Inc.GOOGL shares rose 3.89 percent to close at $1,258.15 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter.

 

Losers

  • Gastar Exploration Inc. GSTshares tumbled 47.87 percent to close at $0.11 on Tuesday after the company filed an update to March 23rd prospectus, detailing 170 million share common stock offering. Gastar also reported resignation of 2 board members and retention of advisors for review of strategic alternatives including ‘potential restructuring of its balance sheet.’ Imperial Capital downgraded Gastar Exploration from In-Line to Underperform and lowered the price target from $1 to $0.14.
  • Nevro Corp. NVROdropped 26.3 percent to close at $44.22. A U.S. District Court Doc related to Boston Scientific and Nevro showed “Motions To Strike Filed By Both Parties Are Denied As Moot.”
  • Superconductor Technologies Inc. SCONfell 23.94 percent to close at $7.15.
  • Astec Industries, Inc. ASTEdipped 20.71 percent to close at $48.21. Astec Industries posted upbeat quarterly earnings. The company disclosed that it has commenced strategic sourcing review to reduce costs.
  • Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. BBGIshares fell 17.42 percent to close at $7.35. Beasley Broadcast Group priced its 3.13 million share offering at $7.50 per share.
  • TapImmune, Inc. TPIVfell 16.86 percent to close at $7.84.
  • Whirlpool Corporation WHRshares fell 14.52 percent to close at $128.82 after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its second quarter and lowered its FY18 guidance.
  • Medidata Solutions, Inc. MDSOdropped 14.4 percent to close at $75.57 following Q2 results.
  • Tilray, Inc.TLRY fell 13.89 percent to close at $25.36.
  • Ability Inc. ABILfell 12.75 percent to close at $4.38.
  • Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. RRTSfell 12.55 percent to close at $2.23 on Tuesday.
  • FCB Financial Holdings, Inc.FCB fell 11.74 percent to close at $52.25. Synovus announced plans to acquire FCB Financial for $2.9 billion. FCB Financial posted Q2 earnings of $0.94 per share.
  • Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. STAFshares dipped 11.64 percent to close at $2.43.
  • New Concept Energy, Inc. GBRfell 11.59 percent to close at $2.67.
  • 3D Systems CorporationDDD shares dipped 11.26 percent to close at $13.71.
  • Syros Pharmaceuticals, Inc. SYRSshares dropped 11.18 percent to close at $10.17 on Tuesday.
  • Schmitt Industries, Inc. SMITfell 10.85 percent to close at $2.63.
  • Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. SRNEshares dropped 9.39 percent to close at $5.55.
  • Synovus Financial Corp.SNV shares fell 8.69 percent to close at $50.33. Synovus posted upbeat Q2 earnings and announced plans to acquire FCB Financial Holdings, Inc. for $2.9 billion.
  • Quest Diagnostics Incorporated DGXshares fell 8.24 percent to close at $105.42 after reporting Q2 results.
  • Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S.TKC fell 5.48 percent to close at $5.87 on Tuesday after rising 2.31 percent on Monday.
  • ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. ZIOPfell 5.36 percent to close at $2.65.