Aerosonic Corporation (AIM), Power One Inc (PWER), Arca Biopharma Inc (ABIO): Stocks Ruling the Markets

Editor’s note: Related tickers: Aerosonic Corporation (NYSEAMEX:AIM), Power One Inc (NASDAQ:PWER), Arca Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ:ABIO), Met-Pro Corporation (NYSE:MPR), India Globalization Capital, Inc. (NYSEAMEX:IGC), Donegal Group Inc. (NASDAQ:DGICB), WebMediaBrands Inc (NASDAQ:WEBM), USMD Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:USMD), CLEARSIGN COMBUSTION CORP (NASDAQ:CLIR), Vimicro International Corporation (ADR) (NASDAQ:VIMC)

The markets are in continuous movement and there are always stocks advancing or losing ground, so that’s why it is important to follow companies that are the leaders, since their moves can tell us some data about Mr. Market. In this way, on Monday, the top gainer stocks were: Aerosonic Corporation (NYSEAMEX:AIM), Power One Inc (NASDAQ:PWER), Arca Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ:ABIO), Met-Pro Corporation (NYSE:MPR), India Globalization Capital, Inc. (NYSEAMEX:IGC), among others mentioned here.

Aerosonic Corporation (NYSEAMEX:AIM) surged by 59.78% to $7.75. Today, TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG) and Aerosonic Corporation (NYSEAMEX:AIM) said about a merger agreement, under which Aerosonic Corporation (NYSEAMEX:AIM) will become an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of TransDigm, TransDigm said in a statement.

Power One Inc (NASDAQ:PWER)

Power One Inc (NASDAQ:PWER) jumped by 56.68% to $6.33 in deals worth $89.3 million. The stock is a volume leader today as well, gaining popularity on the back of the announcement made by Switzerland-based ABB. ABB said in a statement that the boards of directors of ABB and Power One Inc (NASDAQ:PWER) came to an agreement under which ABB will purchase Power-One at $6.35 per share.

Arca Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ:ABIO) advanced by 46.70% to $2.89 in turnover worth $2.2 million. The company today announced about an agreement with Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT), under which Arca Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ:ABIO) and Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT) will collaborate on Arca’s proposed clinical trial of its lead drug Gencaro.

Met-Pro Corporation (NYSE:MPR) appreciated by 39.79% to $13.42 in deals worth $1.2 million. In a press release issued today, CECO Environmental Corp. announced about an agreement to purchase Met-Pro Corporation (NYSE:MPR).

India Globalization Capital, Inc. (NYSEAMEX:IGC) grew by 20.31% to $2.17. Earlier, the company stated that the Board of Directors of India Globalization Capital, Inc. (NYSEAMEX:IGC) approved a reverse split of its common stock at a 1-for-10 ratio, commencing in the morning, at the open of the NYSE MKT Exchange on April 19, according to a press release on company’s website.

Donegal Group Inc. (NASDAQ:DGICB) rose by 19.95% to $22.97. Today, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, rose the target price of Donegal Group Inc. (NASDAQ:DGICB) to $16.00 from $15.00, Zolmax reported quoting AnalystRatings.Net.

WebMediaBrands Inc (NASDAQ:WEBM) went up by 18.85% to $1.64. On May 22, at 5:00 pm ET, WebMediaBrands Inc (NASDAQ:WEBM) will hold a conference call revising the financial results for the first three months of 2012, a statement on the company’s website indicated.

USMD Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:USMD) advanced by 18.02% to $14.90. USMD Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:USMD) is a Texas-based company.

Vimicro International Corporation (ADR) (NASDAQ:VIMC) went up by 14.59% to $1.57. Vimicro International Corporation (ADR) (NASDAQ:VIMC) is a company engaged in production and sales of multimedia semi-conductor products and system-level solutions.
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