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Lowe's Companies (LOW) broke out sharply to the upside around mid-afternoon Friday after CNBC reported that activist investor D.E. Shaw has taken a position in the company. Lowe's ended the day with a gain of 5.12 at $100.86 on above average volume. The stock has been on an upward trend for the past...

Synaptics Inc. (SYNA) gapped open higher Friday and rose steadily throughout the first half of the session. The stock closed up by 5.86 at $49.76 on above average volume. Synaptics broke out to over a 5-month high and re-crossed its 200-day moving average.

Adobe Systems Inc. (ADBE) rose steadily until around 1:00PM Friday, before settling into a range. Shares finished with a gain of 6.13 at $195.05. Adobe Systems has been climbing for the past 2 weeks and set a new high for the year.

Astronics Corp. (ATRO) announced after the bell Thursday that fourth quarter bookings were approximately $229 million. The company also announced that it expects to report full year 2018 consolidated revenues of $745 million to $815 million. Street expectations are for revenues of $747.9 million. Astronics...

VMware Inc. (VMW) gapped open higher Thursday and advanced further around midday. The stock ended the day with a gain of 4.05 at $133.27. VMware climbed past the upper end of a 3-week trading range Thursday and set a new high for the year.

Lipocine Inc. (LPCN) announced after the close Wednesday that its New Drug Application for its oral testosterone product candidate TLANDO has failed to win support from an advisory committee to FDA. Lipocine gapped open sharply lower Thursday, but traded in a range for the majority of the session....

KB Home (KBH) reported fourth quarter EPS of $0.84 after the close Wednesday, up from $0.40 in the prior year period. Street expectations were for EPS of $0.77. KB Home gapped open higher Thursday and climbed for the majority of the morning. The stock ended the day with a gain of 4.23 at $38.58 on...

Zebra Technologies Corp. (ZBRA) traded to the upside throughout Thursday's session and finished with a gain of 6.39 at $121.17. Zebra Technologies has been gaining ground for over a week and closed Thursday at a new high for the year.

First Solar Inc. (FSLR) climbed steadily during the first 2 hours of trade Thursday, before settling into a range. The stock closed up by 6.63 at $76.27 on above average volume. First Solar rose past the upper end of a 1-month trading range Thursday and set a new high for the year.

Progress Software Corp. (PRGS) reported fourth quarter EPS of $0.67 after the bell Wednesday, up from $0.62 a year ago. The consensus estimate was for EPS of $0.61. Progress Software gapped open sharply higher Thursday and rose steadily during the first hour of trade, before settling into a range....

Amtrust Financial Services (AFSI) announced Wednesday morning that it has formed a special committee to evaluate a takeover offer of $12.25 per share in cash. Amtrust Financial Services gapped open sharply higher Wednesday, but traded in a range for the bulk of the session. Shares finished with a...

NetScout Systems Inc. (NTCT) announced Wednesday morning that it expects to report third quarter non-GAAP EPS between $0.66 and $0.69. Analysts are expecting EPS of $0.64. The company also revealed that it now expects to report full year 2018 non-GAAP EPS of $1.30 to $1.45. The consensus estimate is...

DST Systems Inc. (DST) was briefly halted in the early afternoon Wednesday after reports that SS&C Technologies (SSNC) is in talks to acquire the company. DST Systems jumped after trade resumed and ended the day with a gain of 14.74 at $79.89 on the highest volume of the year. The stock soared to...

SS&C Technologies Inc. (SSNC) surged to the upside in the early afternoon Wednesday after CNBC reported that the company is in talks to acquire DST Systems for $84.00 a share. SS&C Technologies ended the day with a gain of 5.42 at $47.69 on the highest volume of the year. The stock surged to a new high for the year.

Global Blood Therapeutics (GBT) announced Wednesday morning that it has been granted a Breakthrough Therapy Designation from the FDA for voxelotor, for the treatment of sickle cell disease. Global Blood Therapeutics climbed during the first 45 minutes of trade Wednesday and advanced further going...

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