Verigy Ltd. (NasdaqGS: VRGY) improved 30.42 percent in Monday’s first hour to $11.92. Volume of 6,269,040 shares easily outdistanced its normal full-day average volume of 846,028. VRGY, which makes semiconductor test equipment, this morning said it received an unsolicited $12.15-a-share cash acquisition bid from Advantest
Citigroup (NYSE: C) assumed its place among the volume leaders early Monday morning, trading in 134,580,936 shares, its full-day average around 464,320,000. Share prices backtracked, however, 0.11 percent to $4.45.
LTXCredence Corp. (NasdaqGM: LTXC) gave back 16.8 percent in price Monday to $7.03, on volume of 1,523,632 shares, nearly doubling its full-day average in just the first hour. The global provider of ATE solutions weighed in this morning on the prospective Adventest-Verigy deal, believe that it, LTXCredence, would be a better fit for Verigy.