The major US indices inched down on Wednesday amid a decline in oil prices. Nevertheless, a number of stocks are registering considerable gains on strong volumes, including One Horizon Group Inc (NASDAQ:OHGI), Sunedison Inc (NYSE:SUNE), Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW), and ArcelorMittal SA (ADR) (NYSE:MT). With this in mind, let’s take a closer look at the developments that sent these stocks higher today and see if the smart money sentiment agrees with today’s trends.
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Let’s start with One Horizon Group Inc (NASDAQ:OHGI), whose stock has surged by over 24% on a very high volume. Earlier today, the company has announced that it upgraded its China mobile VoIP telco Aishuo. The upgrade allows the purchase of communication-stickers. The company also said that Aishuo has registered a considerable growth with more than 12 million downloads in the past nine months. This allowed the revenues from the segment to increase by 100% for the each of the last three quarters. However, among over 730 funds from our database, just one reported a position in the company: Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group, which held 13,240 shares of One Horizon Group Inc (NASDAQ:OHGI) at the end of the September.
On the next page, we are going to discuss what has been driving the appreciation of SunEdison, Weight Watchers International and ArcelorMittal.