Trending Shares Recap: The Most Active Stocks of the Week

Investors and traders are focused on whether Europe will get its act together. Regardless, businesses and stocks continue to move forward. Here’s your Cheat Sheet to the hottest stocks of the week from the day the stock was most active.

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Monday

1)      E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (NYSE:DD): Shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company are trading lower 3.57% today. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company is a global chemical and life sciences company, with businesses that include agriculture and industrial biotechnology, chemistry, biology, materials science and manufacturing. The Company operates globally and offers a wide range of products and services for markets including agriculture and food, building and construction, electronics and communications.

2)      Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ:TITN): Shares of Titan Machinery Inc. are trading flat today. Titan Machinery, Inc. owns and operates full service agricultural and construction equipment stores in North America. The Company also sells and rents agricultural and construction equipment, sell parts, and service the equipment in the areas surrounding their stores.

3)      Flow International Corporation (NASDAQ:FLOW): Shares of Flow International Corporation are trading higher 46% today. Flow International Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and services ultrahigh-pressure waterjet cutting and cleaning systems, specialized robotics systems, and food safety applications. The Company’s waterjet systems are used to cut both metallic and nonmetallic materials in many industry segments, including the aerospace, automotive, food, and paper industries.

4)      Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE:TXN): Shares of Texas Instruments Incorporated are trading flat today. Texas Instruments Incorporated is a global semiconductor company that designs and supplies analog technologies, digital signal processing (DSP) and microcontroller (MCU) semiconductors. The Company also operates materials and controls, and educational and productivity solutions businesses. Texas Instruments has manufacturing or sales operations in countries around the world.

5)      Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR): Shares of Altera Corporation are trading higher 1% today. Altera Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets programmable logic devices and associated development tools. The Company’s products, include a variety of programmable logic devices and hardcopy application-specific integrated circuits.

6)      DemandTec, Inc. (NASDAQ:DMAN): Shares of DemandTec, Inc. are trading flat today. DemandTec, Inc. provides consumer demand management (CDM) software. The Company’s software captures and analyzes recent retailer and market-level data to provide a scientific understanding of consumer behavior.

7)      Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL): Shares of Pall Corporation are trading higher 8.5% today. Pall Corporation is a supplier of filtration, separation and purification technologies. The Company utilizes proprietary filter media and other fluid clarification and separation equipment for the removal of solid, liquid, and gaseous contaminants.

8)      Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCSI): Shares of Blue Coat Systems, Inc. are trading higher 44% today. Blue Coat Systems, Inc. provides Web security solutions that increase the protection and control of enterprise Web infrastructures. The Company’s Web security appliances are dedicated port 80 security solutions built to protect corporate networks against Web-based viruses, unfiltered Web communication, and inappropriate Web content. Blue Coat serves a wide range of industries.

9)      Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. (NYSE:SKT): Shares of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. are trading higher 2.5% today. Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. is a real estate investment trust that owns and operates factory outlet centers. These centers house a variety of brand name and designer fashion outlet stores. Customer amenities such as common areas, reading materials, and children’s play areas are available in Tanger’s outlets, which are located coast to coast throughout the United States.

10)  Esterline Technologies Corporation (NYSE:ESL): Shares of Esterline Technologies Corporation are trading higher 2.5% today. Esterline Technologies Corporation is worldwide supplier to the aerospace and defense industry. The Company’s core products include technology interface systems for commercial and military aircraft, jet engine sensors and electrical power distribution equipment, high temperature resistant materials, combustible ordinance and electronic warfare countermeasure products.

Tuesday

1)      DemandTec, Inc. (NASDAQ:DMAN): Shares of DemandTec, Inc. are trading higher 55% today. DemandTec, Inc. provides consumer demand management (CDM) software. The Company’s software captures and analyzes recent retailer and market-level data to provide a scientific understanding of consumer behavior.

2)      Ciena Corporation (NASDAQ:CIEN): Shares of Ciena Corporation are trading higher 4.7% today. Ciena Corporation develops and markets communications network platforms and software, and offers professional services. The Company’s broadband access, data and optical networking platforms, software tools, and global network services support worldwide telecom and cable/MSO services providers, and enterprise and government networks.

3)      Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. (NASDAQ:PSUN): Shares of Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. are trading higher 28% today. Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. operates a nationwide mall-based specialty retail chain of stores. The Company specializes in casual apparel, footwear, and related accessories catering to teenagers and young adults.

4)      G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. (NASDAQ:GIII): Shares of G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. are trading higher 15% today. G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. manufactures and distributes leather and non-leather outerwear apparel. The Company has fashion licenses with Kenneth Cole, Jones Apparel Group, Cole Haan, and Timberland. GIII own labels GIII, Siena Studio, Colebrook & Co, JLC, JL Colebrook, and ColeB. G-III also has licensing agreements with the NFL, NHL, NBA, and MLB.

5)      Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST): Shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation are trading lower 1.78% today. Costco Wholesale Corporation operates wholesale membership warehouses in multiple countries. The Company sells all kinds of food, automotive supplies, toys, hardware, sporting goods, jewelry, electronics, apparel, health and beauty aids, as well as other goods.

6)      Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE:SFD): Shares of Smithfield Foods, Inc. are trading lower 3% today. Smithfield Foods, Inc. processes pork and produces hogs through its meat processing and hog production groups. The Company also produces and markets a range of branded food products such as frozen barbecues and chilies, peanuts, and pork products. Smithfield’s products are sold on a wholesale basis, through catalogs, through its retail stores, and via the Internet.

7)      Affymax, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFFY): Shares of Affymax, Inc. are trading higher 35% today. Affymax Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company develops peptide-based drugs for the treatment of serious and life-threatening conditions such as kidney disease and cancer.

8)      Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (NYSE:MSO): Shares of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. are trading higher 1.9% today. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. creates original how-to content and related products for homemakers and other consumers. The Company markets its brand name across a broad range of media and retail outlets. Martha Stewart provides information on a variety of subjects including home, cooking and entertaining, gardening, crafts, holidays, household maintenance, and weddings.

9)      Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXA): Shares of Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. are trading lower 34% today. Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of proprietary products for the treatment of acute and intermittent conditions.

Antares Pharma Inc (NYSEAMEX:AIS): Shares of Antares Pharma Inc are trading lower 6% today. Antares Pharma, Inc. develops pharmaceutical delivery systems, including needle-free and mini-needle injector systems and transdermal gel technologies. The Company distributes its needle-free injector systems in various countries. Antares also conducts research and development with transdermal gel products and has several products in clinical evaluation with partners.

Wednesday

1)      Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (NYSE:MSO): Shares of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. are trading higher 32% today. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. creates original how-to content and related products for homemakers and other consumers. The Company markets its brand name across a broad range of media and retail outlets. Martha Stewart provides information on a variety of subjects including home, cooking and entertaining, gardening, crafts, holidays, household maintenance, and weddings.

2)      The Talbots, Inc. (NYSE:TLB): Shares of The Talbots, Inc. are trading higher 62% today. The Talbots, Inc. is an international specialty retailer and direct marketer of women’s apparel, accessories, and shoes. The Company operates stores in the United States and Canada. Talbots also retails products over the Internet and through its catalog.

3)      Mitcham Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:MIND): Shares of Mitcham Industries, Inc. are trading higher 19% today. Mitcham Industries, Inc. leases and sells geophysical and other equipment used primarily by seismic data acquisition contractors. The Company’s equipment is used to perform seismic data surveys both on land and in transition zones. Mitcham leases its equipment on a short-term basis to seismic contractors who need additional capacity.

4)      Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA): Shares of Vera Bradley, Inc. are trading lower 2.5% today. Vera Bradley, Inc. designs, produces and retails fashion accessories for women. The Company markets handbags, accessories and travel and leisure items through its chain of retail stores and independent retailers.

5)      The Men’s Wearhouse, Inc. (NYSE:MW): Shares of The Men’s Wearhouse, Inc. are trading higher 14% today. The Men’s Wearhouse, Inc. retails men’s attire. The Company sells suits, sportswear, furnishings, and accessories. The Men’s Wearhouse also operates a manufacturing facility of men’s suits and sports coats in Canada.

6)      Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI): Shares of Darden Restaurants, Inc. are trading higher 1% today. Darden Restaurants, Inc. operates casual dining restaurants in North America. The Company owns and operates seafood and Italian restaurants.

7)      First Niagara Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:FNFG): Shares of First Niagara Financial Group Inc. are trading lower 1% today. First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. is a bank holding company. The Banks provide an array of deposit products and loans, as well as insurance, leasing, investment advisory services, insurance agency services, and trust services.

8)      JOY GLOBAL INC (NYSE:JOY): Shares of JOY GLOBAL INC are trading lower 1% today.

9)      Banco Santander-Chile (NYSE:SAN): Shares of Banco Santander-Chile are trading higher 5% today. Banco Santander Chile attracts deposits and offers retail and commercial banking services in Chile. The Bank offers personal and corporate loans, credit cards, mutual funds, lease financing, securities brokerage services, and business consulting.

10)      Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc. (NYSE:PNY): Shares of Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc. are trading lower 1.5% today. Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. is an energy and services company that primarily transports, distributes, and sells natural gas. The Company serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Piedmont also, through subsidiaries, markets natural gas to customers in Georgia, and distributes propane in various states.

Thursday

1)      Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI): Shares of Darden Restaurants, Inc. are trading lower 10.4% today. Darden Restaurants, Inc. operates casual dining restaurants in North America. The Company owns and operates seafood and Italian restaurants.

2)      AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO): Shares of AutoZone, Inc. are trading flat today. AutoZone, Inc. is a specialty retailer of automotive replacement parts and accessories. The Company offers an extensive product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories and non-automotive products. Autozone operates in United States and Puerto Rico, and Mexico.

3)      Peregrine Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PPHM): Shares of Peregrine Pharmaceuticals are trading higher 48% today. Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the research, development and commercialization of novel therapeutics for cancer and a wide range of viral diseases.

4)      Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE:TOL): Shares of Toll Brothers, Inc. are trading higher 1% today. Toll Brothers, Inc. builds luxury homes, serving both move-up and empty nester buyers in several regions of the United States. The Company builds customized single and attached homes, primarily on land that it develops and improves. Toll Brothers also operates its own architectural, engineering, mortgage, title, security, landscape, insurance brokerage, and manufacturing operations.

5)      The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack (NYSE:PBY): Shares of The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack are trading lower 4% today. The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack retails automotive parts and accessories, provides automotive maintenance and service, and installs parts. The Company operates PEP BOYS stores in the United States and Puerto Rico.

6)      The Toro Company (NYSE:TTC): Shares of The Toro Company are trading lower 1.5% today. The Toro Company designs, manufactures, and markets a range of turf equipment. The Company’s products include professional turf maintenance equipment, turf and agricultural irrigation systems, landscaping equipment, and residential yard products. Toro’s products are sold worldwide under trademarks such as Toro, Wheel Horse, Lawn-Boy, Irritrol, and Dingo.

7)      Liquidity Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:LQDT): Shares of Liquidity Services, Inc. are trading lower 2% today. Liquidity Services Inc. provides full service solutions to market and sell surplus assets and wholesale goods.

8)      Protalix BioTherapeutics Inc. (NYSEAMEX:PLX): Shares of Protalix BioTherapeutics Inc. are trading lower 16% today. Protalix BioTherapeutics Inc. is a biotechnology company that has developed plant cell culture technology and a bioreactor system.

9)      SuccessFactors, Inc. (NYSE:SFSF): Shares of SuccessFactors, Inc. are trading flat today. SuccessFactors, Inc. provides on-demand performance and employee software solutions to help organizations optimize their performance.

10)      Affymax, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFFY): Shares of Affymax, Inc. are trading lower 8% today. Affymax Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company develops peptide-based drugs for the treatment of serious and life-threatening conditions such as kidney disease and cancer.

Friday

1)      Affymax, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFFY): Shares of Affymax, Inc. are trading higher 21% today. Affymax Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company develops peptide-based drugs for the treatment of serious and life-threatening conditions such as kidney disease and cancer.

2)      SuccessFactors, Inc. (NYSE:SFSF): Shares of SuccessFactors, Inc. are trading higher 51% today. SuccessFactors, Inc. provides on-demand performance and employee software solutions to help organizations optimize their performance.

3)      Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG): Shares of Dollar General Corp. are trading higher 1.5% today. Dollar General Corp. operates a chain of discount retail stores located primarily in the southern, southwestern, midwestern and eastern United States. The Company offer a broad selection of merchandise, including consumable products such as food, paper and cleaning products, health and beauty products and pet supplies, and non-consumable products such as seasonal merchandise.

4)      Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ:TLEO): Shares of Taleo Corporation are trading higher 19% today. Taleo Corporation is a provider of enterprise staffing management solutions that enable large organizations to establish, automate and manage worldwide staffing processes for professional, hourly and temporary staff.

5)      Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR): Shares of Entergy Corporation are trading higher 4% today. Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company that is primarily focused on electric power production and retail electric distribution operations. The Company delivers electricity to utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Entergy also owns and operates nuclear plants in the northern United States

6)      ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE:ITC): Shares of ITC Holdings Corp. are trading higher 3.9% today. ITC Holdings Corporation is a holding company. Through subsidiaries, the Company transmits electricity from electricity generating stations to local electricity distribution facilities. ITC invests in electricity transmission infrastructure improvements as a means to improve electricity reliability and reduce congestion.

7)      SAP AG (NYSE:SAP): Shares of SAP AG are trading flat today. SAP AG is a multinational software company. The Company develops business software, including e-business and enterprise management software, consults on organizational usage of its applications software, and provides training services. SAP markets its products and services worldwide.

8)      Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co. (NASDAQ:HITK): Shares of Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co. are trading lower 4% today. Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc. manufactures prescription and over-the-counter generic and branded pharmaceuticals in liquid and semi-solid dosage forms. The Company also manufactures sterile ophthalmic, otic, and inhalation products and provides sterile manufacturing contract services. Hi-Tech markets its own products under names such as H-T, Rx Choice, DiabetiDerm, and Steri-Optics.

9)      TearLab Corporation (NASDAQ:TEAR): Shares of TearLab Corporation are trading higher 29% today. TearLab Corp. is an in-vitro diagnostics company. The Company develops and commercializes lab-on-a-chip technologies that enable eye care practitioners to test for sensitive and specific biomarkers in tears at the point-of-care.

10)  Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc. (NYSE:PNY): Shares of Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc. are trading higher 2.38%today. Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. is an energy and services company that primarily transports, distributes, and sells natural gas. The Company serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Piedmont also, through subsidiaries, markets natural gas to customers in Georgia, and distributes propane in various states.