Success Factors Inc. (Nasdaq: SFSF) proved as good as its name Thursday, which shares powering ahead 15.6% to $34.78 Thursday, on volumes of 3.8 million shares, nearly four times its daily average, after the business software maker announced results showing Q4 revenue and 2011 guidance well above consensus.
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) traded in 43.7 million shares Thursday, well below its daily average of 91.6 million. Prices dipped 0.7% , however, to $15.98. F Thursday announced it was showcasing ads for the new Explorer pickup during this month’s Grammy Awards telecast.
Activision Blizzard Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) shares were down 8.2% to $10.74, with volume of 40.2 million shares, compared to a daily average of 9.4 million, after the video-game publisher late Wednesday projected first-quarter earnings that missed Wall Street estimates and said it would shutter the unit that makes “Guitar Hero” games.