Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Big Gainer - MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. (NYSE:WFR) - AUTH, EZCH, MCD, RDN

MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. (NYSE:WFR) shares surged 33.98% to $2.76 after the company reported second-quarter GAAP net loss of $61.3 million, or $0.27 per share, as compared to net income of $47.3 million, or $0.21 per share, in the 2011 second quarter. Non-GAAP net income for the 2012 second quarter was $32.9 million, or $0.14 per share. GAAP revenue for the second quarter was $808.4 million, representing an increase of 8% from $745.6 million in the second quarter of 2011. Non-GAAP revenue for the quarter was $933.4 million. Analysts expected the company to report a loss of $0.02 per share on revenues of $749.51 million for the quarter.

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AuthenTec, Inc. (NASDAQ:AUTH) shares fell 0.73% to $8.21 in the early hour after the company posted second quarter GAAP consolidated net loss of $1.2 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, as compared to GAAP net loss of $4.8 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2011.

As of June 29, 2012, the company had approximately $25.3 million in cash and investments, up from the $22.8 million cash and investments at the end of the first quarter of 2012, and had no debt.

EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ:EZCH) stock plunged 15.43% to $33.10 after the company reported lower revenue and profits for the second quarter of 2012. The company’s revenue fell 9% to $15.8 million for the second quarter from $17.3 million in the year ago period. GAAP-based net profit rose to $5.6 million ($0.19 per share) from $5.1 million for the corresponding quarter, while non-GAAP net profit fell to $8.4 million ($0.29 per share). The company missed the analysts' consensus of $0.26 earnings per share but slightly beat the revenue consensus of $15.5 million.

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McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) shares declined 2.29% to $86.98 in the morning hour after the company said its global comparable sales were flat in July. For July, Europe reported a 0.6% drop in comparable sales for July as strong results in the U.K. and Russia were more than offset by weaker performance in Germany and several Southern European markets amidst an increasingly difficult environment. Systemwide sales for the month slid 3.2%, or increased 2.3% in constant currencies.

Radian Group Inc. (NYSE:RDN) stock declined 1.96% to $2.99 in the morning hour after the company released data for primary mortgage insurance delinquencies for July 2012. The 52 week trading range for the company is $1.80 - $4.68. The shares of the company gained 51% in the last one year.

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