BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BCRX), Innovative Solutions & Support Inc (ISSC) among top 10 Gainers on Friday

Editor’s note: Related tickers: BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCRX), Innovative Solutions & Support Inc (NASDAQ:ISSC), American Spectrum Realty, Inc. (NYSEAMEX:AQQ), NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:NIHD), Cordia Bancorp (NASDAQ:BVA), Dataram Corporation (NASDAQ:DRAM), Gastar Exploration Limited (USA) (NYSEAMEX:GST),  Exide Technologies (NASDAQ:XIDE), IRIDEX Corporation (NASDAQ:IRIX), Helios and Matheson Information Tech Inc (NASDAQ:HMNYD).

The market ends this week with some interesting points. Even though, there are thousands of stocks on the market, watching top gainers is something like watching a race. We kept you updated about the markets in the first part of the day, however since then some things changed.  So, let’s see which stocks did win the race on Friday.

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCRX) was the top gainer in the morning and closed also in the first position. BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCRX) ended 26.52% higher at $1.67 in turnover worth $5.8 million. We reported earlier that BioCryst had a “green” week, after receiving some encouraging news on the “peramivir,” an intravenous drug for flu treatment.

The second gainer on Friday was Innovative Solutions & Support Inc (NASDAQ:ISSC), closing 25% higher at 6.90 in deals worth $239,300. Innovative Solutions & Support Inc (NASDAQ:ISSC) yesterday announced about its contract with Delta Air Lines worth about $60 million.

American Spectrum Realty
American Spectrum Realty, Inc. (NYSEAMEX:AQQ) closed at 23.08% higher at $3.04 in turnover of $67,000. Yesterday the company was the top gainer after announcing that it has secured a loan of $4.5 million to refinance an existing one. So, as we can see American Spectrum Realty, Inc. (NYSEAMEX:AQQ) was still doing pretty good today.

Another stock that even though moved to a lower position, but still remained in top is NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:NIHD). The stock appreciated by 20.70% to $5.48 on Friday in deals worth $8.5 million. NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:NIHD) advancement is probably due to the recent $400 million agreement signed by NII Holdings to sell its Peruvian operations.

Cordia Bancorp (NASDAQ:BVA), which currently trades under the ticker BVA is another top gainer on Friday. The stock closed 20.59% up at $6.15 in deals worth $6,100.  Cordia Bancorp (NASDAQ:BVA) has currently acquired Bank of Virginia (NASDAQ:BVA), American Banker reported, there are now 2.8 million shares of Cordia stock outstanding.

Dataram Corporation (NASDAQ:DRAM) was the seventh on the list, appreciating by 10.15% to $2.28 in deals worth $14,900. Dataram Corporation (NASDAQ:DRAM) is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of large capacity memory products.

The list is followed by Gastar Exploration Limited (USA) (NYSEAMEX:GST), closing 14.15% up at $2.34 in some $2.0 million turnover. Gastar Exploration Limited (USA) (NYSEAMEX:GST) has today declared a monthly cash dividend on its 8.625% Series A Preferred Stock (equivalent to $0.179688 per share), 4-traders reported.

IRIDEX Corporation (NASDAQ:IRIX), a worldwide provider of therapeutic based laser systems, delivery devices and consumable instrumentation used to treat eye diseases in ophthalmology, has also made the list, advancing 16.15% to $4.89 in turnover worth $35,900. IRIDEX Corporation (NASDAQ:IRIX) has recently announced about a partnership with the privately held Peregrine Surgical Ltd. under which it will become the worldwide distributor of Peregrine Surgical’s products.

Exide Technologies (NASDAQ:XIDE) is the ninth top gainer on Friday. The stock closed 16.79% higher at $1.60 in deals worth $16.1 million. The company had a good start at the begining of the day, after which it lost a couple of positions. But still as it was in the morning, Exide Technologies (NASDAQ:XIDE) seems to be recovering from the 50% fall on Thursday. , closing 16.79% up at $1.60 in $ turnover. Gastar has today declared a monthly cash dividend on its 8.625% Series A Preferred Stock (equivalent to $0.179688 per share), 4-traders reported.

Helios and Matheson Information Tech Inc (NASDAQ:HMNYD) is at the end of the top ten gainers list, but still with a good result. Helios and Matheson Information Tech Inc (NASDAQ:HMNYD)’s shares ended 12.58% higher at $3.40 in deals worth $9,202 . India-based Helios is specialized in networking, software, internet and e-business services and solutions.

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