Top Rising/Falling Stocks Today (and Why)

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by NaturalHedgehog

Quick roundup of the top rising and falling stocks today (30 October 2018), as of mid-morning. This list is limited to companies with market cap >$100 million, and also excludes VIX, short ETFs, etc, as these just reflect the market, rather than individual companies.

Today Company Driving the stock
+88% Electro Scientific (ESIO) Agreed to be acquired by MKS Instruments Inc. (MKSI) for $30.00 per share in cash, approximately $1 billion (electronics company)
+32% Heidrick & Struggles (HSII) Q3 revenue/earnings beat and raise (executive search firm)
+26% Under Armour (UA) Strong Q3 results indicate success with a turnaround plan (sports apparel company)
+15% Amkor Technology (AMKR) Q3 revenue in-line, EPS beat (semiconductor company)
+15% Akamai (AKAM) Q3 revenue/earnings beat (cloud infrastructure company)
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Today Company Driving the stock
-27% Evoqua Water (AQUA) Announced preliminary CQ3 results below expectations (industrial water quality products)
-24% Acco Brands (ACCO) Q3 miss, lowered guidance (office products manufacturer)
-19% Venator Materials (VNTR) Q3 revenue/earnings miss due to lower materials demand (paint materials)
-15% FLIR Systems (FLIR) Q3 revenue miss, earnings in-line (thermal imaging infrared cameras)
-11% Shutterstock (SSTK) Q3 revenue miss, earnings in-line, narrowed guidance (online stock images)

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