NQ Mobile, Inc. NQ
NQ appeared at the top of our extended watchlist yesterday and stood out as the day’s top pick. The stock increased gradually all day long from an early low of 3.86, and touched 4.77 just prior to the closing bell. That solid intraday move was good for gains of up to 24% as NQ traded close to 6X its 3-month average volume.
The spike came on the heels of a big announcement from the company as it gears up for an $80M buyback program that will last for the duration of 2015.
BEIJING and DALLAS, Dec. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – NQ Mobile, Inc. (“NQ Mobile” or the “Company“) (NQ), a leading global provider of mobile internet services, announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program under which the Company may repurchase up to US$80 million of its shares over the next 12 months. >> FULL PR
Rite-Aid Corp. RAD
Just a reminder for those who might have missed our close coverage of RAD over the past week, we latched onto this stock last Tuesday, catching it at a low of 5.79. We’ve seen incremental gains from this play from that time, and yesterday it continued to press upward, setting a new high at 7.45. That marked an overall increase of 29% that we’ve observed in just one week.
The stock continues to push its way up in premarket trading this morning, having traded as high as 7.54 so far, so we’ll be certain to pay close attention as we close out the early portion of this split trading week, and once we return on Friday.
As we stated yesterday, according to the opinions of many analysts, RAD has room to see a PPS in the $8-range, and with the movements we’ve tracked over a short period of time we wouldn’t be at all surprised to see that happen.
The markets wrap up at 1PM this afternoon for the start of the holiday break. We want to take this opportunity to extend our warmest Season’s Greetings to all of our readers regardless of how you will be spending the hiatus. Be safe and well, and we will be back bright and early on Friday to close out the week! Cheers!
ISNS, DRD, HALO, WATT, LIQD(Gap-Down, Watching for Bottom)