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Pre-market Movers For March 16 (COGO, PWRD, STLD, AOB, SINA)

Gainers:

Cogo Group, Inc. (COGO) is jumping 101 percent to $3.90. The China-based company announced that its founder, CEO and Chairman, Jeffrey Kang, proposed to purchase a series of operating entities accounting for approximately 30% of the company's total assets, liabilities and revenue through his personal investment venture, Envision Global Group. The company said this transaction provides an implied share valuation of $6-$8 a share.

Perfect World Co., Ltd. (PWRD) is gaining 28 percent to $16.10. The company's fourth quarter profit and revenues surged from the prior year quarter.

Decliners:

Steel Dynamics, Inc. (STLD) is falling over 2 percent to $14.32. The company expects a year-over-year drop in its first quarter earnings, which is also below the consensus estimate.

Sina Corp. (SINA) is down over 3 percent to $71.67.

Trading halt:

Trading in shares of American Oriental Bioengineering, Inc. (AOB) was halted. The company announced a delay in the filing of its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, as Ernst & Young Hua Ming's audit noted certain inconsistencies. As a result, the company's Audit Committee would commence an independent investigation into the matters identified.

by RTT Staff Writer

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