Top Stock Price Percentage Movers December 20th

Following today’s big surge to the upside in the markets, here are 8 stocks that showed big percentage moves on our trading screens:

Big gainers:

Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CIE): Up +36.63%. Cobalt International Energy, Inc. is an oil-focused exploration and production company. The Company explores for oil in the deep offshore waters of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and West Africa, with an emphasis on sub-salt and pre-salt exploration, development, and production. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Jefferies Group, Inc. (NYSE:JEF): Up +23.47%. Jefferies Group, Inc. is an independent, full-service global securities and investment banking firm. The Company provides clients with capital markets and financial advisory services, including M&A and restructuring, as well as institutional brokerage in equity, equity-linked, high yield and other fixed income securities, along with fundamental research and asset management. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU): Up +13.67%. Alcatel-Lucent manufactures telecommunications equipment, and offers telecommunications services. The Company’s telecommunications equipment and services enable its customers to send or receive virtually any type of voice or data transmission. Alcatel-Lucent designs and builds public and private networks, communications systems and software, and data networking systems. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Fusion-IO, Inc. (NYSE:FIO): Up +13.55%. Fusion-io Inc. provides data-centric computing solutions through a storage memory platform for data decentralization. The Company uses an integration of hardware and software solutions to improve datacenter efficiencies and enterprise grade performance. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Ciena Corporation (NASDAQ:CIEN): Up +13.05%. Ciena Corporation develops and markets communications network platforms and software, and offers professional services. The Company’s broadband access, data and optical networking platforms, software tools, and global network services support worldwide telecom and cable/MSO services providers, and enterprise and government networks. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Big losers:

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT): Down -8.66%. Red Hat, Inc. develops and provides open source software and services, including the Red Hat Linux operating system. The Company’s Web site offers information and news about open source software and provides an online community of open source software users and developers. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

ProShares UltraShort DJ-UBS Crude Oi ETF (NYSEARCA:SCO): Down -7.34%. ProShares UltraShort DJ-UBS Crude Oil is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund will seek daily investment results that correspond to twice (200%) the inverse (opposite) the daily performance, whether positive or negative, of its corresponding benchmark. The Fund tracks a multiple or inverse multiple of the daily performance of Dow Jones-UBS Crude Oil Sub-Index. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

ProShares UltraShort S&P500 (NYSEARCA:SDS): Down -5.83%. UltraShort S&P500 ProShares is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks daily investment results that correspond to twice (200%) the inverse (opposite) of the daily performance of the S&P 500 Index. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from Google Finance. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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