Costco, Sodastream, Cerus, Liz Claiborne, Constellation Energy Attract High Trading Demand Feb. 29th

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST): February U.S. SSS up 8%; U.S. excluding fuel up 7%. International Feb. SSS up 8%. Shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation are trading 0.63% higher today.

Sodastream International Limited (NASDAQ:SODA): Reports Q4 unit sales of flavors increased 24% to 4.6M. Unit sales of CO2 refills increased 27% to 3.4M. Shares of Sodastream International Limited are trading 16.44% lower today.

Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS): Baird upgraded Cerus citing conservative 2012 guidance a clear regulatory path for Intercept Red Cells, and removal of the financing overhang. Price target raised to $6 from $3. Shares of Cerus Corporation are trading 10.51% higher today.

Liz Claiborne, Inc. (NYSE:LIZ): Reported Q4 revenue $447.06M, consensus $477.5M Shares of Liz Claiborne, Inc. are trading 5.49% lower today.

Constellation Energy Partners LLC (NYSEARCA:CEP): Sees 2012 capital spending $15.0M-$19.0M. Of this amount, $15.0M is maintenance capital. Sees 2012 operating costs $42.5M-$46.0M. The company’s 2012 hedges provide price certainty on approximately 69% of the company’s 2012 midpoint production forecast. The remainder of the company’s production for 2012 is subject to market conditions and pricing.

Shares of Constellation Energy Partners LLC are trading 15.23% higher today.

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