Hot Stocks Of The Day: BP, AIG, SUPG, YRCW, MELA
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 12:43 PM

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US stocks rose on Wednesday as better-than-expected Chicago PMI data lifted investor sentiment.

Below we highlight few companies whose shares are actively trading in Wednesday's afternoon session.

BP Plc (NYSE: BP): Shares of embattled British energy giant rallied more than 3% on Wednesday, a day after JP Morgan Cazenove analyst Fred Lucas suggested that the company could be a takeover target. “The market has lost sight of the intrinsic value that is resident in an asset-rich company like BP. We very much doubt that keen-eyed industry players have lost sight of BP’s value,” Fred Lucas wrote in a research note to clients.

American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG): Shares of the company rallied as much as 4% on Wednesday. Former AIG Financial Products head Joseph Cassano and Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) President Gary Cohn and will testify before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission on Wednesday. 

SuperGen, Inc.(NASDAQ: SUPG): Shares of the company tumbled more than 16% after it announced that its experimental cancer drug Dacogen failed achieve the primary goal of improving overall survival in patients suffering with leukemia, in a Phase III clinical trial.

YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW): Shares of the trucking giant soared more than 6% on Wednesday, a day after it said in a regulatory filing that it still expects generate positive adjusted EBITDA in the second quarter.

Mela Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: MELA): The company on Wednesday announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 2.2 million shares of its common stock at a price of $7.50 per share, an 11 percent discount to the stock's closing price on Tuesday. After the underwriting discount and estimated offering expenses payable by the company, the company expects to receive net proceeds from the offering of approximately $17.5 million, assuming exercise of the overallotment option. Shares of the company sank 11.33% to $7.36 in mid-day trading. 

Disclosure: Author doesn't own any of the stocks discussed here.

 

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