Market Update After Hours December 17

 Market Updates

Dow Jones

13,235.39

100.38

-0.76%

S&P 500

1,430.36

16.78

-1.19%

Nasdaq

3,010.60

39.27

-1.32%

Gainers

VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS) 13.07 +1.60 (13.89%). Up on data that indicated robust development in weekly prescriptions for its Qsymia pill, the most recent fat-consumer on the US market.

Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ:CPWR) 10.76 +1.23 (12.91%) Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:CPWR) confirmed today that its Board of Directors has received an unsolicited, conditional, [non-binding] proposal from Elliott Management Corporation to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Compuware for $11.00 per share.

Tronox Ltd (NYSE:TROX) 17.37  +1.60 (10.15%)  WSJ states a weak global economy has quashed demand for titanium dioxide, a white pigment used in paints and coatings. That’s left shares of Tronox Ltd. (TROX), one of the largest producers of titanium dioxide, looking cheap, with a stock that is trading at a roughly 37% discount to its stated book value of $25 and for 6.6 times next year’s estimated earnings.

Standard Pacific Corp. (NYSE:SPF) 7.08 +0.53 (8.09%) Standard Pacific Homes Acquires Homesites At The Oaks At Boca Raton, One Of Palm Beach County’s Most Upscale Communities

Polypore International, Inc. (NYSE:PPO) 44.21 +3.25 (7.93%)  Needham & Company cut shares of Polypore (NYSE: PPO) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning. The firm currently has $50.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $44.00.

Losers

Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ:CLWR) 2.91 -0.46 (-13.65%) . Clearwire accepted Sprint’s (NYSE:S) offer to buy the remaining 50% of the company that Sprint does not already own for $2.2 billion, or $2.97 per share.

First Majestic Silver Corp (NYSE:AG) 20.59  -2.33 (-10.17%) First Majestic acquires Orko Silver for $387 million

National Bank of Greece (ADR) (NYSE:NBG) 1.67  -0.16 (-8.74%)

Clean Harbors Inc (NYSE:CLH) 52.55  -3.50 (-6.24%)

Cabelas Inc (NYSE:CAB) 41.21  -2.72 (-6.19%)

After Hours Most Active

NYSE Ten Most Active Share Volume

Symbol Company Last Sale Share Volume
BAC Bank of America Corporation

$11.21

7,880,801

WFC Wells Fargo & Company

$34.51

5,393,644

NRG NRG Energy, Inc.

$23.45

4,741,723

F Ford Motor Company

$11.42

3,932,298

TXT Textron Inc.

$24.35

2,254,744

JNJ Johnson & Johnson

$70.94

1,526,495

VALE VALE S.A.

$20.10

1,307,231

CS Credit Suisse Group

$24.54

1,153,246

HTZ Hertz Global Holdings, Inc

$15.93

1,081,908

C Citigroup Inc.

$39.38

1,062,086

NASDAQ Ten Most Active Share Volume

Symbol Company Last Sale Share Volume
FTR Frontier Communications Corporation

$4.64

1,920,503

QQQ PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1

$65.63

1,461,880

GRFS Grifols, S.A.

$23.20

1,300,400

WIN Windstream Corporation

$8.77

1,022,530

FMCN Focus Media Holding Limited

$23.90

992,328

NWSA News Corporation

$25.06

665,287

TXN Texas Instruments Incorporated

$30.99

633,840

DELL Dell Inc.

$10.26

622,335

INTC Intel Corporation

$20.60

590,283

WOOF VCA Antech, Inc.

$20.90

501,179

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Ed Liston is a senior contributing editor at TheStockMarketWatch.com. An active market watcher and investor, Ed guides an independent team of experienced analysts and writes for multiple stock trader publications. He is widely quoted in various financial publications on the Internet. When Ed is not writing about stocks, investing in stocks, talking about stocks, or otherwise doing something stock related, he likes to go sailing and fishing in his yacht.

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