Stock Market After-Hours Top Gainers, October 9 – Acura Pharmaceuticals Tops List of After-Hours Gainers

Stock Market After-Hours Top Gainers, October 9 – Acura Pharmaceuticals Tops List of After-Hours GainersAcura Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACUR) was the leading gainer in after-hours trading yesterday, October 9, 2013, as the company surged 11.8 percent to $1.89 per share on 22,830 shares traded. ACUR stock is still 0.20 percent and 18.53 percent respectively below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, while also 62.44 percent below its 52-week high and 59.43 percent above its 52-week low.

Also coming in second place to Acura Pharmaceuticals in yesterday’s list of gainers was Coldwater Creek Inc.(NASDAQ: CWTR), which improved 8.8 percent to $1.49 per share on 10,000 shares traded. CWTR stock is oversold as the company’s RSI is at 18.09. Coldwater Creek, despite the improvement, is trading 38.98 percent below its 50-day moving average and 56.54 percent below its 200-day moving average. The company is 76.58 percent below its 52-week high and 13.29 percent below its 52-week low.

Chelsea Therapeutics International Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHTP) was one of two companies that gained between 7 and 8 percent in yesterday’s after-hours trading, as the company moved up 7.9 percent to $2.87 per share on 26,750 shares traded. CHTP stock is 9.74 percent below its 50-day moving average and 29.13 percent above its 200-day moving average. Chelsea Therapeutics is 19.39 percent below its 52-week peak and a substantial 264.38 percent above its 52-week low.

Enzon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ENZN), on the other hand, gained 7.8 percent to $1.79 per share on 11,640 shares traded. The company is trading 7.43 percent and 13.91 percent respectively below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, and is currently 37.20 percent below its 52-week high and 13.65 percent above its 52-week low.

SinoCoking and Coke Chemical Industries Inc. (OTC: SCOK) made a gain of 6.2 percent in after-hours trading for October 9, moving to $1.20 per share on 6,000 shares traded. SCOK stock is oversold as its RSI is at 24.66. The company is 18 percent under its 50-day moving average and 11.75 percent below its 200-day moving average. SinoCoking is also 36.52 percent below its 52-week high and 13 percent above its 52-week low.

SCOK was followed by Ceres Inc. (NASDAQ: CERE), an agricultural biotechnology company that moved up 4.4 percent to $1.9 per share on 2,050 shares traded. Ceres stock is 31.69 percent above its 50-day moving average and 34.60 percent below its 200-day moving average. The company’s stock is 69.15 percent below its 52-week high and 65.45 percent above its low for the past 52 weeks.

Other notable companies that made gains yesterday in after-hours trading included ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAD, up 3.9 percent to $20.6245 per share), enterprise mobility solutions provider Aruba Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN, up 3.8 percent to $18.90), Oragenics Inc. (OTC: OGEN, up 3.3 percent to $3.10), biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD, up 3.3 percent to $60.83), Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHN, up 3.1 percent to $2.5113, stock oversold as RSI at 18.06), TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE: TDG, up 3 percent to $142.00), First Merchants Corp. (NASDAQ: FRME, up 3 percent to $18.57) and Web.com Group Inc. (NASDAQ: WWWW, up 2.9 percent to $29.60 per share).