Trader’s Buzz: Rocket Fuel (FUEL), Plug Power (PLUG), Seattle Genetics (SGEN), Alliance Fiber Optic Products (AFOP), ANI Pharmaceuticals (ANIP)

Rocket Fuel Inc. (FUEL) is higher by approximately 3% this morning, after a Barron’s report suggesting the company as a Facebook (FB) takeover target.

On valuation measures, FUEL’s current year and next year EPS growth estimates are (74.30%) and 54.10%, compared to the industry growth rates of 12.00% and 23.40%, respectively. The name has a t-12 price/sales ratio of 1.78, and a price/book ratio of 2.19. EPS for the same period registers at ($1.06).

Rocket Fuel’s shares have declined 4.81% in the last 4 weeks and 38.36% in the past three months. Over the past 5 trading sessions the stock has lost 10.79%.

The Redwood City, California-based company, which is currently valued at $572.23M, has a median Wall Street price target of $22.00 with a high target of $40.00. FUEL is down 69.40% y/y, and 74.60% ytd.

Shares of Plug Power (PLUG) are up nearly 6% to $4.99 in early trade after a positive Barron’s mention.

On trading-measures, shares of Plug Power, which currently have a beta of 0.11 and a short float of 24.54%, are breaking out above their recent range, as the equity clears multi-week range highs along the $4.75 area. In the past 52 weeks, PLUG has traded between a low of $0.45 and a high of $11.72 with the 50-day MA and 200-day MA located at $4.45 and $4.85 levels, respectively.

On valuation-measures, Latham, New York-based company has a market cap of $839.44M and a median Wall Street price target of $8.00 with a high target of $8.00. EPS registers at ($0.97).

PLUG currently prints a one year return of about 712.07%, and a year-to-date return of around 203.87%.

Seattle Genetics (SGEN) popped nearly 2% to $37.23 in early trade following positive mention from CNBC’s Jim Cramer.  Approximately 180K shares have already changed hands, compared to the stock’s average daily volume of 1,06M shares.

On valuation-measures, shares of Seattle Genetics Inc. have a P/E to growth ratio of 9.59 and a t-12 profit margin (23.27%). EPS registers at ($0.53). The company has a market cap of $4.59B and a median Wall Street price target of $45.50 with a high target of $65.00.

SGEN currently prints a one year loss of about 5.12%, and a year-to-date loss of around 8.07%.

Alliance Fiber Optic Products (AFOP) shares are up 4.60% to $13.50 in mid-day trading. The move comes on a big volume too with the issue currently trading more than 440K shares, compared to the average volume of 422,665 shares. Not seeing any news or rumors to account for the move.

Alliance Fiber is a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based manufacturer of various fiber optic components and integrated modules for communications equipment in North America, Europe, and Asia. Its stock has a median consensus analyst price target of $16 with a high target of $22.00, and a 52-week trading range of $10.75 to $22.60.

Alliance Fiber Optic has market cap of $251.48M.

Shares of ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc (ANIP) surged more than 18% after the company reported 3Q financial results Monday morning, beating top and bottom line estimates. The move comes on strong volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a regular session.

ANIP shares recently gained $6.16 to $40.12. In the past 12 months, shares of Baudette, Minnesota-based company have traded between a low of $10.09 and a high of $40.98. Shares are up 231.32% year-over-year, and 69.12% year-to-date.

ANI Pharmaceuticals, which closed Friday at $33.96, has a total market cap of $453.09M.

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