Front Runners: Vasco Data Security (VDSI), Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (CLNE), Qihoo (QIHU)

Shares of Vasco Data Security (VDSI) rocketed 30% after the company beat expectations with Q3 EPS that grew 167% y/y to $0.32 a share. The security software company beat also on revenue and guided FY14 above consensus.

Vasco Data Security Int’l, currently valued at $938.69M, has a median Wall Street price target of $22.00 with a high target of $23.00. Approximately 3,485,946 shares have already changed hands, compared to the stock’s average daily volume of 606,446.

In the past 52 weeks, shares of Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois-based company have traded between a low of $6.47 and a high of $24.16 with the 50-day MA and 200-day MA located at $18.43 and $13.65 levels, respectively. Additionally, shares of VDSI trade at a P/E ratio of 3.56 and have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) and MACD indicator of 72.10 and +1.52, respectively.

VDSI currently prints a one year return of about 135.09% and a year-to-date return of around 136.61%.

The chart below shows where the equity has traded over the last year, with the 50-day and 200-day moving averages included.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (CLNE) shares are higher by 12% to $7.12 on heavy volume in midday trading on Tuesday. Approximately 2.3M shares have already changed hands, compared to the stock’s average daily volume of 1,432,860. We are not seeing any news to account for the surge.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp., currently valued at $642.09M, has a median Wall Street price target of $7.75 with a high target of $19.00.

In the past 52 weeks, shares of Newport Beach, California-based natural gas company have traded between a low of $5.63 and a high of $13.69.

CLNE currently prints a one year loss of about 46.32% and a year-to-date loss of around 50.70%.

Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. (QIHU) rallied 8% in mid-day trading Tuesday. Earlier in the session, the company was named a ‘Long Research Tactical Idea’ at Morgan Stanley (MS).

Qihoo gained $5.34 to $70.85 in mid-day trading today. Approximately 2,803,845 shares have already changed hands, compared to the stock’s average daily volume of 3,527,520 shares.

On valuation-measures, shares of Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. have a trailing-12 and forward P/E of 61.45 and 17.55, respectively. P/E to growth ratio is 0.64, while t-12 profit margin is 15.05%. EPS registers at $1.15. The company has a market cap of $8.74B and a median Wall Street price target of $119.25 with a high target of $168.00.

On trading-measure, QIHU has a beta of 1.64 and a short float of 10.80%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of Beijing, China-based company have traded between a low of $60.25 and a high of $124.42 with the 50-day MA and 200-day MA located at $70.99 and $85.27 levels, respectively.

QIHU currently prints a one year loss of about 22.69% and a year-to-date loss of around 20.16%.

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