Pre-Open Stock Movers 4/15: (ONVO) (VSAR) (ZBRA) Higher; (LEDS) (PBY) (HGG) Lower (more...)

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Wave Systems (NASDAQ: WAVX) 22% HIGHER; the company and Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: MU) announced they are expanding their relationship to develop solutions designed to strengthen user protection against current and emerging threats to compute and embedded platforms.

SemiLEDs Corp. (NASDAQ: LEDS) 11% LOWER; reported Q2 EPS of ($0.20), $0.01 better than the analyst estimate of ($0.21). Revenue for the quarter came in at $4.2 million versus the consensus estimate of $4.47 million.

FedFirst Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: FFCO) 9.7% HIGHER; CB Financial Services, Inc. (OTCQB: CBFV) and FedFirst Financial announced today the signing of a definitive merger agreement under which FedFirst will merge with and into CB in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $54.5 million.

Organovo Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ONVO) 8.25 HIGHER; commented on recent reports published by two unaffiliated short-selling firms.

Versartis, Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAR) 7% HIGHER; new Buy ratings on Wall Street

Zebra Technologies (Nasdaq: ZBRA) 7% HIGHER; announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement in which Zebra will acquire Motorola's Enterprise business for $3.45 billion in an all-cash transaction.

Halozyme Therapeutics (NASDAQ: HALO) 6.8% HIGHER; Citi initiated coverage with a Buy rating and a price target of $12.00.

Pep Boys (NYSE: PBY) 6.3% LOWER; reported Q3 EPS of ($0.06), $0.11 worse than the analyst estimate of $0.05. Revenue for the quarter came in at $495.7 million versus the consensus estimate of $534.52 million. Comparable sales decreased 2.4%.

Aarons, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) 5.2% LOWER; Based upon preliminary results, the Company is reducing its revenue guidance for the first quarter to $587.5 million from approximately $600 million and its diluted earnings per share guidance to a range of $.51 to $.54 from the previous range of $.57 to $.62. The consensus is $598.9 million and $0.59, respectively. Also, announces $700 million takeover of Progressive Finance Holdings.

hhgregg, Inc. (NYSE: HGG) 3% LOWER; issues weak Q1 preliminary results.

Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) 2.8% HIGHER; sells its Enterprise business for $3.45 billion in an all-cash transaction to Zebra Tech. Issues preliminary Q1 results.

Newmont Mining (NYSE: NEM) 2.5% LOWER; gold futures lower

Repligen Corporation (NASDAQ: RGEN) 2.4% HIGHER; new Buy at Jefferies

World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE: WWE) 2% HIGHER; new Buy at Needham & Company

Entergy Corp. (NYSE: ETR) 2% HIGHER; indicated that it expects first quarter 2014 as-reported earnings of approximately $2.23 per share and operational earnings of approximately $2.28 per share. Results for first quarter 2013 were $0.90 per share on an as-reported basis and $0.94 per share on an operational basis. The Wall Street consensus is $1.15.

Potash Corp. (NYSE: POT) 1.8% HIGHER; takeover speculation

Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) 1% LOWER; down on weak results from peer hhgregg,

Estee Lauder (NYSE: EL) 1% HIGHER; new CL Buy at Goldman

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) 1% HIGHER; reported Q1 EPS of $1.54, $0.06 better than the analyst estimate of $1.48. Revenue for the quarter came in at $18.1 billion versus the consensus estimate of $18 billion.

Umpqua Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: UMPQ) 1% HIGHER; will replace Scientific Games Corp. (NASDAQ: SGMS) in the S&P MidCap 400

Dean Foods (NYSE: DF) 0.5% HIGHER; BB&T Capital initiated coverage with a Buy rating and a price target of $21.00.



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