GEO Group, Inc. (GEO: Quote) gained over 6 percent to $31.30. The company announced that its board approved all necessary steps, including the divestiture of certain health care assets, that will prepare it to position itself to operate as a REIT starting January 1, 2013. The company also announced a special dividend of $5.68 per share of common stock.
Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. (BAGL: Quote) rose nearly 4 percent to $16.37. The company announced that its board has completed the strategic alternatives review process by recapitalizing the company and declaring a one-time special dividend to shareholders of $4.00 per share.
Zynga Inc. (ZNGA: Quote) rose 1 percent to $2.51.
Netflix, Inc. (NFLX: Quote) declined over 1 percent to $85.01. Netflix disclosed receipt of a Wells Notice from the SEC Staff on recommending to the SEC to bring a civil action for violations of fair disclosure related to statement chief executive Reed Hastings had posted in Facebook in July about the 1 billion hour service usage.
Amarin Corporation plc (AMRN: Quote) plunged over 21 percent to $9.39. The company announced $100 million non-equity financing through a hybrid debt-like instrument. The company also noted that it is continuing to assess strategic options.
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL: Quote) fell over 12 percent to $22.58. The company's first quarter earnings decreased from the same period a year earlier. Net sales declined from the year-ago quarter due to lower net sales in mobile data communications segment. The company warned on its second quarter results and also lowered its fiscal 2013 forecast.
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