Hot and Cold Stocks - BKS and CRM higher in after hours while GPS and ARUN lower

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(Best Syndication News) Most markets around the world were higher Thursday with some exceptions (see stock charts below). The dollar was flat and commodities were down, but stock prices were generally higher.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) popped today after the Board of Directors disclosed a proposal from Liberty Media to buy the company. The market cap jumped from $850 million to $1.05 billion in after-hours trading.

The company said that the offer price was $17 per share in cash. The share price was up 13 cents (0.93%) to $14.11 during regular trading. In after hours the share price jumped $3.39 (24.03%) to $17.50.

Salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) was up 1.56 (1.16%) to $135.81 per share. The company released their fiscal Q1 2012 earnings results and the share price shot up 10.06 (7.41%) to $145.87.

The Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) saw their share prices decline after they released their Q1 2011 earnings. During regular trading they were up 21 cents (0.91%) to $23.29. But in after hours the share price fell 3.49 (-14.98%) to $19.80. The Street expected 39 cents per share, but the company announced 40 cents eps. Profits slid 23 percent with lower same-store sales and lower gross margins. They also cut their full-year guidance.

Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN) was higher during regular trading, but fell in after-hours. The company announced Q3 2011 earnings. The Street expected three cents eps. “Revenue for Q3'11 was $105.8 million, an increase of 53 percent from the $69.0 million reported in Q3'10. GAAP net income for Q3'11 was $3.2 million, or $0.03 per share,”, the wireless networking products maker said in a statement today.

The share price of ARUN was up 0.19 (0.58%) $32.69 during regular trading, but fell 0.58 (-1.77%) to $32.11. Their market cap is about $100 million.

By: Dan Wilson

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Thursday, May 19, 2011 The Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM)
Today's Closing Price $23.29 $135.81
Today's Point Change 0.21 1.56
Today's Change (%) 0.91% 1.16%
Today's Open 23.13 135.88
Today's High 23.37 137.43
Today's Low 22.90 133.55
Today's Range $0.47 $3.88
50 Day Moving Average $22.46 $131.80
100-Day Moving Average $21.82 $133.71
100 Day Low $19.03 $120.01
100 Day High $23.29 $150.58
Average 100 Day Range $0.45 $4.09
Today’s Range vs Average (%) 3.69% -5.11%
Today's Volume 11,424,901 4,273,858
Average 100 Day Volume 8,533,811 2,587,061
Today’s Volume vs Average (%) 33.88% 65.20%
100 Day Point Change 1.07 3.57
100 Day % Change 4.82% 2.70%
Support Level 3 - Today 22.23 127.91
Support Level 2 - S2 Today 22.70 131.79
Support Level 1 - S1 Today 22.98 133.91
Pivot Point From Today 23.17 135.67
Resistance Level 1 - R1 Today 23.45 137.79
Resistance Level 2 - R2 Today 23.64 139.55
Resistance Level 3 - R3 Today 24.11 143.43
Support Level 3 - S3 Yesterday 22.24 122.80
Support Level 2 - S2 Yesterday 22.67 127.58
Support Level 1 - S1 Yesterday 22.82 129.83
Pivot Point From Yesterday 23.10 132.36
Resistance Level 1 - R1 Yesterday 23.25 134.61
Resistance Level 2 - R2 Yesterday 23.53 137.14
Resistance Level 3 - R3 Yesterday 23.96 141.92
Thursday, May 19, 2011 The Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM)
Market Cap 13.61B 18.05B
P/E (trailing twelve months) 12.39 288.96
EPS (trailing twelve months) 1.88 0.47
EPS Estimated Annual 40637 N/A
EPS Estimated Quarterly 0.39 0.27
Div & Yield 0.45 (2.00%) N/A (N/A)
Forward 1 year P/E 11.36 73.81
P/S (trailing twelve months) 0.92 10.77
Mean Recommend 1 - Buy 5 - Sell 2.7 2.2
Price / Earnings To EPS Growth - 5yr 1.32 4.15
Beta 1.17 1.44
IMPORTANT: Information gathered is provided 'as is' and is solely for informational purposes, not for trading purposes or advice
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