Posts Tagged ‘ACLS’

SCON super, F and ACLS slump

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Superconductor Technologies (Nasdaq: SCON) shares vaulted 41.1 percent to $2.85, on volume of 5.1 million, overwhelming a daily average of about 105,000, after the company said it had produced samples of second-generation high-temperature superconductors that met customers’ specifications.

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) traded in 117.4 million shares, making it a volume leader, besting a daily average of 93.1 million. F shares trailed Tuesday’s close, however, by 3.1 percent to $15.40, as the carmaker teamed with Gogo to offer buyers complimentary Facebook access.

Axcelis Technologies (Nasdaq: ACLS) shares declined 22.8 percent to $2.75 Wednesday. Volume for the stock was nine million shares, dwarfing a daily average of 1.3 million. Tuesday, the company reported higher Q4 profits as sales grew.

ACLS excels, MSFT gains, THLD throttled

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Axcelis Technologies Inc. (NasdaqGS: ACLS) gained 12.91 percent in price Thursday to $3.41. Volume of 1,723,617 shares nearly doubled its full-day average.  The Mass-based ACLS announced that its IntegraTM ES plasma dry strip system has been selected as the process tool of record by one of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers.

Microsoft Corp. (NasdaqGS: MSFT) traded Thursday in 32,635,809 shares, or about half its full-day average. MSFT share prices gained 0.22 per cent, to $27.90. Microsofts’s board of directors Wednesday declared a quarterly dividend of $0.16 per share.

Threshold Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NasdaqCM: THLD) lost 10.61 percent Thursday to $1.18. Volume of 236,558 shares more than tripled its full day average. The California-based THLD is a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of drugs targeting Tumor Hypoxia, the low oxygen condition found in microenvironments of most solid tumors.