HEADLINE STOCKS-U.S. small/midcap stocks on the move on May 25

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May 25 (BestGrowthStock) – Some small and midcap stocks on the move
on Tuesday:

NEUROCRINE BIOSCIENCES INC (NBIX.O: ), $3.62, up 33 percent

The company said a mid-stage study of its drug to treat
endometriosis, a gynaecological medical condition, met its main
and secondary goals. [ID:nSGE64N1WM]

USEC Inc (USU.N: ), $5.05, up 19 pct

Japan’s Toshiba Corp (6502.T: ) said it and U.S.-based
Babcock & Wilcox will together invest $200 million in USEC, in
return for a supply of enriched uranium for use in nuclear
power generation. [ID:nTOE64O06I]

AAR CORP (AIR.N: ), $18.25, down 17 pct

The aviation and defense supplier’s shares fell after it
provided outlook for fourth quarter results.

AIXTRON AG (AIXGn.DE: ) (AIXG.O: ), $24.25, down 12 pct

Shares of the company fell after JP Morgan cut its rating
to on the stock to “neutral” from “overweight.”


The company shares were down after its comments on the
recommendation of data monitoring committee of Phase 3 trial of
oral Ridaforolimus.[ID:nASA00EE1]

UIL HOLDINGS CORP (UIL.N: ), $26.70, down 5 pct

The company agreed to buy three gas utilities from the U.S.
unit of Spain’s Iberdrola SA (IBE.MC: ) for $1.296 billion in
cash, in a deal that would more than double its customer base.

AUTOZONE INC (AZO.N: ), $191.6, up 4 pct

The largest U.S. auto-parts retail chain, reported a much
higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday, helped by
higher demand for replacement parts and new store openings.

AVNET INC (AVT.N: ), $26.69, down 3 pct

The technology distributor said it launched a tender offer
for Unidux Inc (9897.T: ) to expand its presence and customer
base in the Japanese market. [ID:nSGE64O0EO]

MEMC (WFR.N: ), $10.54, down 3 pct

The company shares were down after its unit SunEdison said
it had formed a joint venture with private equity firm First
Reserve to fund up to $1.5 billion of solar energy projects.

SANDERSON FARMS INC (SAFM.O: ), $52.39, down 3 pct

The chicken producer’s second-quarter profit (Read more your timing to make a profit.) beat
expectations, helped by strong supermarket sales, and the
company said it was cautiously optimistic about demand as it
heads into summer. [ID:nSGE64O0FD]

down 3 pct

The company said it expects a second-quarter constant
currency revenue growth. [ID:nWNAB3358]


American Superconductor, which makes electrical systems for
wind farms and turbines, said it would design and jointly
develop a range of advanced, multi-megawatt-scale wind turbines
with China’s Sinovel Wind Group. [ID:nSGE64O0GN]

WILLIAMS COS INC (WMB.N: ), $18.65, down 2 pct

The company said it has bought about 42,000 net acres from
Alta Resources LLC and its partners for $501 million in a deal
that would nearly double its exploration and production assets
in the Marcellus Shale.

SARA LEE CORP (SLE.N: ), $14.08, down 2 pct

The company said it will amend the timing of its 2010 share
repurchases by using proceeds from each of its pending
divestitures to buyback up to $800 million of its shares.


(Reporting by Archana Shankar in Bangalore)

HEADLINE STOCKS-U.S. small/midcap stocks on the move on May 25