Trader’s Buzz: Orexigen Therapeutics (OREX), China Finance Online Co. (JRJC), S&W Seed Company (SANW), Arrowhead Research (ARWR), Planar Systems (PLNR)

Shares of Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. (OREX) are spiking 26% in early market trading Monday, after the company reported third quarter revenue and EPS this morning that beat analysts’ expectations.

Orexigen reported $0.09 earnings per share for the quarter vs estimates of a loss of $0.13 per share. Revenue in the three months ended in September came in at $11.3 million, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.2M. Total revenues for the third quarter of 2014 were $30.9M, significantly higher versus the consensus estimate of $8.93M. Orexigen said the increase in 2014 was due to recognition of two regulatory/development milestones, consisting of $20.0 million due upon regulatory approval in the U.S. and $10.0 million due upon the delivery of Contrave launch supplies to Takeda.

OREX shares recently gained $0.76 to $4.61. In the past 52 weeks, shares of La Jolla, California-based biopharmaceuticals company have traded between a low of $3.11 and a high of $7.82. Shares are down 18.43% year-over-year, and 31.62% year-to-date.

China Finance Online Co., Ltd. (JRJC) is a big mover this session, as its shares are up nearly nearly 14%. China ADRs open strong today after China said [via Bloomberg] the Shanghai-Hong Kong exchange link will debut in a week, sparking equity rallies in both cities as the nation gives foreign investors unprecedented access to its $4.2 trillion stock market.

China Finance shares are up 4.60% to $13.50 in mid-day trading. Approximately 2M shares have already changed hands, compared to the stock’s average daily volume of 4.09M.

China Finance is a Beijing-based provider of integrated financial information and services in the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong. Its stock has a median consensus analyst price target of $8.30 and a 52-week trading range of $2.33 to $11.88. The T-12 profit margin at China Finance Online Co. is (9.70%). JRJC‘s revenue for the same period is $83.42 million.

China Finance has market cap of $137.15M.

S&W Seed Company (SANW) shares trading higher by more than 30% ahead of earnings tomorrow Nov. 11 after the close.

S&W Seed Company, currently valued at $46.92M, has a median Wall Street price target of $7.00 with a high target of $8.00. Approximately 1.01M shares have already changed hands, compared to the stock’s average daily volume of 125.73K.

In the past 52 weeks, shares of Five Points, California-based company have traded between a low of $2.99 and a high of $8.23 with the 50-day MA and 200-day MA located at $3.64 and $5.69 levels, respectively. Additionally, shares of SANW trade at a P/E ratio of 4.09 and have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) and MACD indicator of 62.90 and +0.18, respectively.

SANW currently prints a one year loss of about 50.23%, and a year-to-date loss of around 55.67%.

Shares of S&W Seed are trading up $0.94 to $4.02 in mid-day trading.

Arrowhead Research Corp. (ARWR) shares are higher by nearly 6% to $6.41 on relatively strong volume in midday trading on Monday. CEO Christopher Richard Anzalone will be on CNBC’s Power Lunch (1-2 PM).

On valuation measures, ARWR’s current year and next year EPS growth estimates stand at 19.20% and 29.50% compared to the industry growth rates of 13.40% and 25.90%, respectively. The name has a t-12 price/sales ratio of 1,832.14. EPS for the same period registers at ($1.15).

ARWR’s shares have declined 12.43% in the last 4 weeks and 52.84% in the past three months. Over the past 5 trading sessions the stock has lost 7.06%.

The Pasadena-based company, which is currently valued at $340.20M, has a median Wall Street price target of $16.00 with a high target of $30.00. Shares of Arrowhead Research Corp. are down 12.70% year-over-year, and 40.78% year-to-date.

Planar Systems (PLNR) shares are up 16% in mid-day trading. Not seeing any news or rumors to account for the move, but the gains may have been aided by the company’s first quarter results last Wednesday. The electronic display manufacturer reported $0.14 EPS for the quarter, beating the analysts’ forecasts of $0.09 by $0.05. Revs came in 17% higher over the same quarter last year to $53.6 million, ahead of analysts’ $48.5 million expectations for the period.

PLNR shares recently gained $0.35 to $6.41. In the past 52 weeks, shares of Beaverton, Oregon-based company have traded between a low of $1.93 and a high of $7.51. Shares are down 13.80% year-over-year, and 44.15% year-to-date.

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