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Monday's Mid-Day Movers: Greece's Bank Shuts Down; Puerto Rico Unable To Pay Debts

Jon Kashat

The world is cautious of Greece and what will arise in the next couple of days.

Gainers

Ameriana Bancorp (NASDAQ: ASBI) - Ameriana spiked nearly 33 percent after it agreed to be acquired by First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ: FRME) for $22.71 per share, amounting to a total of $68.8 million.

Aratana Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: PETX) - Moved up 15 percent after it announced on Friday that the study of its capromorelin indicated significant increases in appetite as opposed to placebo in an active study in some dogs.

Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE: BTU) - Jumped 6 percent on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that opposed the Obama administration; According to CNBC, it failed to acknowledge costs when choosing to regulate mercury pollution from power plants.

Synthetic Biologics Inc (NYSE: SYN) - Was up 6.5 percent on the company’s report to initiate a Phase II clinical trial of SYN-010 to treat “irritable bowel syndrome with constipation.” Shares have since sold off and the stock is trading in the red.

GigOptix Inc (NYSE: GIG) - Was up 5 percent after the semiconductor supplier raised its second quarter revenue guidance higher than consensus; guidance raised to sales of ~$9.8 million as opposed to previous range of $9.3-$9.5 million.

Losers

National Bank Of Greece (ADR) (NYSE: NBG) - Slid down 23 percent after Greece shut down its banking system until Thursday.

Blue Earth Inc (NASDAQ: BBLU) - Was down 17 percent after it reported $2 million registered direct offering to an institutional investor.

Cheetah Mobile Inc (NYSE: CMCM) - Was down 9 percent on high volume trading.

Popular Inc (NASDAQ: BPOP) - Dwindled down 11 percent after Puerto Rico’s Alejandro Padilla commented that it cannot pay its debts; debts total to about $72 billion.

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