Chemspec International Limited (NYSE: CPC) positively sang in early afternoon trading Thursday, chugging ahead 20.89 percent to $7.64. Volume in CPC was 178,054 shares, nearly quadruple its daily volume average. The Shanghai-based contract manufacturer of highly-engineered specialty chemicals has set Friday morning to announce its third-quarter financial results.
Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) reported wide volume of 41,327,621 shortly after noon ET, nearly triple its full-day volume average. Shares took a bit of a beating, 3.18 percent, to $3.04. The Las Vegas-based transformation partner reported Thursday that its IPTV Micro-Architecture solution designed for underserved smaller local and regional markets garnered a TelcoTV Vision Award in the “Most Innovative Middleware” category at TelcoTV 2010, the largest video conference and expo focused on the U.S. service provider market.
Arbinet Corporation (NasdaqGM: ARBX) got stung Thursday afternoon 21.02 percent in price to register at $5.45. Volume was 23,083 shares, in contrast to usual volume of 3,545. The telecommunications concern, based in Herndon, Va., reported Thursday total revenues for the third quarter 2010 were $85.2 million, a 1.4% increase from total revenues of $83.9 million for the third quarter 2009. Third-quarter 2010 gross profit was$3.5 million, down 6.8% compared with $3.8 million in the third quarter 2009