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AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (ADK), Overstock.com, Inc. (OSTK) & Today’s Big Gainers

Editor’s note: Related tickers: AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (NYSEAMEX:ADK), AdCare Health Systems Inc. (NYSEAMEX:ADK), Overstock.com Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK), Primus Telecommunications (NYSE:PTGI), Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ACI), Theravance Inc (NASDAQ:THRX), Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ:TZOO), Syntroleum Corp (NASDAQ:SYNM), CARDIOME PHARMA CORP (NASDAQ:CRME), Crumbs Bake Shop Inc. – Units (NASDAQ:CRMBU), Gold Resource Corporation (NYSEAMEX:GORO)

Among the thousands of companies that are traded on the U.S. markets, it is not easy to analyze their general tendencies. However, by taking a look into the stocks that are gaining more than others, one can tell something about the overall moves of the market itself. On Thursday, the stocks which have advanced the most are: AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (NYSEAMEX:ADK), Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK), Primus Telecommunications (NYSE:PTGI) and others we’ll discuss below.

Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK)AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (NYSEAMEX:ADK) has surged by 42.09% to $6.11. The stock has advanced on the back of the announcement from the Brogdon family, which said it plans to extend its stake in AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (NYSEAMEX:ADK) by 43% to 64% at a cash purchase of $8.00 per share, StreetInsider said.

Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) has grown by 30.89% to $15.00. The shares of Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) advanced after the company reported a tripled earnings of $7.4 million ($0.32 per share) against $2.7 million in the first three months of the previous year, according to NewsOk.

Next on our list is Primus Telecommunications (NYSE:PTGI), which has managed to increase by 23.81% to $12.27. Recently, Primus Telecommunications (NYSE:PTGI) announced the selling of BLACKIRON Data, which represents the company’s pure data center operations in Canada, under a deal worth CAD$200 million, StreetInsider said.

Theravance Inc (NASDAQ:THRX) has appreciated by 15.21% to $32.27 in deals worth over $6.5 million. Theravance Inc (NASDAQ:THRX), together with GlaxoSmithKline plc (ADR) (NYSE:GSK), posted info about the Pulmonary-Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee of the FDA accepting that the efficacy and safety data shows evidence to sustain approval of BREO ELLIPTA, RTT News reported.

Another big gainer on the market today is Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ:TZOO), which has grown by 10.95% to $24.11. The jump came on the back of Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ:TZOO)’s announcement about higher than expected revenues and income. The company’s profit increased by almost 50% compared to the results from a year ago. Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ:TZOO) is also planning to receive more growth from its new hotel-booking, which will be released later in 2013.

Syntroleum Corp (NASDAQ:SYNM) has surged by 9.0% to $4.60. Syntroleum Corp (NASDAQ:SYNM) is a company specialized in production of  synthetic liquid hydrocarbons.

CARDIOME PHARMA CORP (NASDAQ:CRME), a company specialized in biopharmaceutical research, has also made our list. The stock of CARDIOME PHARMA CORP (NASDAQ:CRME) has appreciated by 15.79% to $2.20.

Crumbs Bake Shop, Inc. – Units (NASDAQ:CRMBU) rose by 10.22% to $3.46. In a recent story on Seeking Alpha, it was mentioned that Crumbs Bake Shop, Inc. – Units (NASDAQ:CRMBU) is going through some bad times since its IPO in 2011. “…the company has missed targets, burned through cash, diluted shareholders through a secondary offering, and most recently, entered into a binding term sheet to sell convertible notes to Michael Serruya, the co-founder and co-owner of Yogen Früz,” the article said.

Gold Resource Corporation (NYSEAMEX:GORO) is the last on our list advancing by 10.05% to $9.53. Involved in the exploration and production of gold and silver in Mexico, Gold Resource Corporation (NYSEAMEX:GORO) has recently released its first quarter preliminary results, according to which the company has reached its goals, Proactiveinvestors said.

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