Friday, December 16, 2011

Thursday's NASDAQ Winners: OKSB, SONO, ZOLL, SPMD

POINT ROBERTS, December 16, 2011 -, a global investor research portal for independent investors, reports on top percentage gainers on the NASDAQ for Thursday December 15th. The NASDAQ was positive slightly, gaining 1.70 (0.07%) to close at 2,541.01.
Southwest Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB) was the top percentage mover and gained $1.38 (29.74%) to close at $6.02 after the company reported it sold nonperforming loans, potential problem loans, and other real estate with a carrying value before transfer to assets held for sale, of approximately $300.3 million; and sold related other loans with a carrying value before transfer to assets held for sale of $1.3 million.
SonoSite, Inc. (NASDAQ:SONO) added 11.46 (27.13%) to close at $53.70 following news
FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation (TSE: 4901), a diversified technology company that operates in healthcare, highly functional materials, and document solutions, announced that it entered into a definitive agreement with SonoSite, Inc. (NASDAQ: SONO), a pioneer and leader in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound technology, pursuant to which Fujifilm will acquire SonoSite for approximately $995 million (which includes amounts payable in connection with its convertible debt). The transaction was unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies.
ZOLL Medical Corporation(NASDAQ:ZOLL) gained 13.46 (28.74%) to end at $60.29 on very unusual volume after the company announced the CMS Durable Medical Equipment Medical Administrative Contractors reaffirmed the current coverage policy across all indications for the LifeVest(R) Wearable Defibrillator.
SuperMedia Inc (NASDAQ:SPMD) rose 0.58 (23.02%) to close at $3.10. On Monday, AT&T Interactive and SuperMedia announced an agreement for SuperMedia media consultants to offer YP subscription-based advertising products nationwide to small businesses beginning in the first quarter of 2012.
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