Stock Market After-Hours Top Losers, August 26 – Acura Pharmaceuticals Loses Over 30 Percent

Stock Market After-Hours Top Losers, August 26 – Acura Pharmaceuticals Loses Over 30 Percent Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACUR) was the leading dropper in after-hours trading yesterday by a good distance, losing 30.5 percent to $1.30 per share on 27,320 shares traded. Due to the huge drop, Acura is now 2.75 percent below its 50-day moving average and 10.79 percent below its 200-day moving average. ACUR stock is 58.44 percent below its 52-week high, but still 76.42 percent above its 52-week low. Acura was nearly joined in the list of double-digit losers by natural gas transporter Spectra Energy Partners LP (NYSE: SEP), which fell 9.2 percent to $37.70 per share on 100,000 shares traded. SEP is presently 5.02 percent under its 50-day moving average and 14.35 percent above its 20-day moving average. The drop took SEP stock 12.03 percent below its 52-week high, but nonetheless 59.04 percent above its 52-week low.

Saratoga Resources, inc. (NYSE: SARA) was again a significant loser in after-hours trading, as it lost 6.8 percent yesterday to $2.014 per share on 37,920 shares traded. SARA is now at 26.23 percent above its 50-day moving average and 19.08 percent below its 200-day moving average. The company’s stock is 62.95 percent under its 52-week high and 48.97 percent above its 52-week low.

AxoGen, Inc. (OTC: AXGN) was the only other company that ticked down by over 4 percent, losing 4.2 percent to $3.5135 per share on 5,000 shares traded. At the present, AXGN is trading 15.20 percent below and 11.90 percent below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages respectively. AXGN is now 47.36 percent below its 52-week high and 46.22 percent above its 52-week low.

China Automotive Systems, inc. (NASDAQ: CAAS) was the only company losing between 3 and 4 percent in after-hours trading for August 26, 2013. The power steering system manufacturer dropped down by 3.1 percent to $6.65 per share on 4,000 shares traded. CAAS is now 2.72 percent below its 50-day moving average and 24.46 percent above its 200-day moving average. The company is trading 31.74 percent below its 52-week high and 84.91 percent above its 52-week low.

Three companies lost between 2 and 3 percent yesterday in after-hours, starting with Mecox Lane Ltd. (NASDAQ: MCOX) and Navios Maritime Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MM), both of which fell by 2.4 percent. Mecox Lane is now at $4 per share on 2,600 shares traded, and 36.24 percent and 33.97 percent respectively above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Navios Maritime fell to $6.517 per share on 3,130 shares traded, and is presently trading 18.80 percent better than its 50-day moving average and 50.72 percent above its 200-day moving average.

CECO Environmental Corp.(NASDAQ: CECE) dropped by 2.1 percent to $12.85 per share on 11,400 shares traded, and is now 1.36 percent above its 50-day moving average and 13.81 percent above its 200-day moving average.

Rounding out the list of notable losers were Air Methods, Corp. (NASDAQ: AIRM, down 1.9 percent to $40.97 per share), J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP, down 1.9 percent to $13.10), James River Coal, Co. (NASDAQ: JRCC, down 1.8 percent to $2.23), Galena Biopharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALE, down 1.7 percent to $2.33) and AEP Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEPI, down 1.6 percent to $77.30 per share).