Most Active Equities for Feb. 14th: Hospira, Rackspace and Ultra Clean

Hospira, Inc. (NYSE:HSP): The decline relative to the adjusted diluted EPS for 2011 is mainly due to the expected full-year impact of the company’s quality-improvement actions as well as increased research and development spending in support of the company’s global portfolio expansion initiatives.

The mid to upper end of the 2012 adjusted diluted EPS projection assumes a gradual improvement in productivity levels at the company’s Rocky Mount facility in the second half of the year, as a result of progress related to the company’s quality transformation initiatives. Shares of Hospira, Inc. are trading 8.56% higher today.

Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE:RAX): Total Q4 customers increased to 172,510, up from 161,422 at the end of Q3 Shares of Rackspace Hosting, Inc. are trading 10.97% higher today.

Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCTT): Reported Q4 revenue $86.9M vs. consensus $83.72M. An income tax benefit of $6.4M was recorded. Shares of Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. are trading 14.74% higher today.

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