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Sonic Corp. (SONC) announced Monday morning that system-wide same-store sales increased approximately 11.5% in the second quarter. Sonic climbed sharply during the first half hour of trade Monday, before settling into a range. The stock finished up by 1.88 at $33.67 on above average volume. Sonic...

Mavenir Systems Inc. (MVNR) announced Monday morning that it agreed to be acquired by Mitel (MITL) in a cash and stock deal valued at approximately $560 million. Mavenir Systems gapped open sharply higher Monday, but retreated in early trade, before settling into a range. The stock closed up by 2.25...

Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc. (PCRX) announced Monday morning that it has received a Complete Response Letter from the FDA regarding its supplemental New Drug Application for the use of EXPAREL in nerve block to provide postsurgical analgesia. Pacira Pharmaceuticals gapped open sharply lower Monday...

Acadia Healthcare (ACHC) announced Monday morning that it has acquired the stock of Quality Addiction Management for approximately $53 million. The deal is expected to be accretive to 2015 earnings by approximately $0.03 to $0.04 per diluted share. Acadia Healthcare rose sharply during the first...

Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc. (PTLA) announced Monday morning that its Phase 3 study of ANNEXA(TM)-R met all primary and secondary endpoints with high statistical significance. Portola Pharmaceuticals also reported a fourth quarter net loss of $0.82 per share, compared to the loss of $0.63 a year...

Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST) announced Monday morning that Visa Inc. (V) will replace American Express (AXP) as the credit card network for Costco in the U.S. and Puerto Rico as of April 1, 2016. Visa gapped open sharply higher Monday and climbed further going into the close. The stock ended the...

NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) announced Sunday that it has agreed to acquire Freescale Semiconductor (FSL) for just over $40 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of calendar 2015. NXP Semiconductors gapped open sharply higher Monday and climbed further during the first 2 hours...

Lumber Liquidators Holdings (LL) was halted until around mid-morning Monday after a report on "60 Minutes" claimed that Lumber Liquidators sold flooring manufactured in China containing levels of formaldehyde that may not meet health and safety standards of California. However, Lumber Liquidators...

Pegasystems Inc. (PEGA) reported fourth quarter non-GAAP EPS of $0.33 after the bell Thursday, up from $0.31 last year. Full year 2015 non-GAAP EPS is expected to be approximately $0.78. The consensus estimate is for EPS of $0.94. Pegasystems gapped open sharply lower Friday and slipped further in...

Autobytel Inc. (ABTL) reported fourth quarter non-GAAP EPS of $0.23 after the close Thursday, up from $0.11 in the prior year period. Full year 2015 non-GAAP EPS is expected to be between $0.97 and $1.16. Autobytel gapped open sharply higher Friday morning, but traded in a narrow range for the majority...

Air Methods Corp. (AIRM) reported fourth quarter Earnings from continuing operations of $0.59 per share after the close Thursday, compared to $0.29 a year ago. Air Methods gapped open sharply higher Friday and spiked to the upside in early trade. The stock was range-bound for the remainder of the...

Weight Watchers International (WTW) reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of $0.07 after the bell Thursday, which was in line with expectations. Full year 2015 EPS is expected to be between $0.40 and $0.70, which is below the consensus estimate of $1.43. Weight Watchers gapped open sharply lower Friday...

DigitalGlobe Inc. (DGI) reported fourth quarter EPS of $0.14 after the close Thursday, down from $0.18 in the prior year period. Analysts expected EPS of $0.06. DigitalGlobe gapped up Friday and rose sharply in the first half hour of trade. The stock traded in a range for the remainder of the day...

Autodesk Inc. (ADSK) reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of $0.25 after the close Thursday, down from $0.40 in the previous year. Analysts expected EPS of $0.24. The company expects to report first quarter adjusted EPS of $0.25 to $0.30 and between $1.05 and $1.20 for the full year. The consensus estimates...

Ross Stores Inc. (ROST) reported fourth quarter EPS of $1.20 after the bell Thursday, compared to $1.02 a year ago. Analysts expected EPS of $1.11. The company expects to report first quarter EPS of $1.21 to $1.26 and between $4.60 and $4.80 for the full year 2015. The consensus estimates are for EPS...

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