Today's Market Winners and Losers

Wall St Bull statueThe stock market is down Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.01%, the Nasdaq down 0.51% and the S&P 500 down 0.27%. Today's winners include a technology company which has secured financing for a restructuring and a pharmaceutical company whose drug has received positive remarks from European regulators. Today's losers include a retailer whose ownership remains in limbo and another pharmaceutical company who is selling stock.

These are Friday's market winners and losers.

Biggest Winners

Shares of Alcatel-Lucent, S.A. (NYSE: ALU) is up 10.29% to $1.21 on trading volume of 9.9 million shares. The firm has secured $2.1 billion in financing for a restructuring plan. The 52-week high is $2.66.

Shares of Alexza Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXA) are up 8.57% to $5.69 on trading volume of 1.9 million shares. European regulators have called for the approval of experimental drug Adasuve, which helps with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.  The 52-week high is $9.90.

Biggest Losers

Shares of Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) are down 15.01% to $12.00 on trading volume of 19.1 million shares. The company has extended the deadline for founder Richard Schulze to make a bid for the company to Feb. 28. The 52-week low is $11.28.

Shares of Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYTX) are down 14.76% to $2.83 on trading volume of 2.4 million shares. The company said it will sell 7 million shares of stock at $2.85 a share. The 52-week low is $1.90.

Samuel Weigley

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Filed under: 24/7 Wall St. Wire Tagged: ALU, ALXA, BBY, CYTX

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