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Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) plunged 25.94% and closed at $17.79 on a traded volume of 19.81 million shares. The Company reported second quarter EPS of $0.33, $0.02 worse than the analyst estimate of $0.35. Revenue for the quarter was $89.6 million versus the consensus estimate of $94.63 million. Comparable sales decreased 1%. The Company expects third quarter EPS of $0.19-$0.21, versus the consensus of $0.3.
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Newcastle Investment Corp. (NYSE:NCT) surged up 6.45% and closed at $5.78 on a traded volume of 17.40 million shares. Newcastle Investment Corp has acquired Dow Jones Local Media Group from News Corp for $87 million. The Company made a total equity investment of $54 million, including transaction expenses, and financed the remainder of the purchase price with $33 million of debt. Local Media Group operates 33 local publications, including 8 daily and 15 weekly newspapers, in 7 states.
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Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTX) jumped up 23.80% and closed at $8.27 on a traded volume of 16.13 million shares. Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that management team members will present and meet with investors at banking conferences this month. The Company will present at Rodman & Renshaw Annual Global Investment Conference on Monday, September 9th. The Company will present at Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, September 11th.
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Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc (NYSEMKT: INO) moved down 5.21% and closed at $2.02 on a traded volume of 13.87 million shares. Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that Dr. J. Joseph Kim, President and CEO, will be presenting a corporate overview of the company at the Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference and the Stifel Nicolaus Weisel Healthcare Conference.
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