First Solar (FSLR): Halted prior to EPS – Sympathy names (YGE) (LDK) (JKS) (JASO) 25 % short interest> FSLR reports $1.26 diluted, faily big miss. First Solar lowers 2012 sales outlook to $3.5B-$3.8B from $3.7B-$4B Feb 28 at 16:29
Other Post Market Headlines – active movers:
Kodiak Oil & Gas (KOG) misses by $0.10, misses on revs (Stock Price: 10.32 Change: -0.21)
Feb 28 at 16:06 In motion with good liquidity in the post market trading off to the the 9.5 level
United States Oil Fund (USO): US Energy Secretary: Oil Reserve Should Be Used To Offset ‘Disruption In Supply’ Feb 28 at 16:03
Pre-close afternoon headlines of note:
US Steel (X): Pre anoounces – Mid Day….Cuts Reported 2011 Net Loss By $15M >XFeb 28 at 14:30…Stocks trades off on heavy volume towards the lower end of the range…..
Chevron (CVX), Transocean (RIG): Brazilian judge denies injunction to suspend chevron–CVX, RIG also affected. Sharp candle thru lows on this event at 2pm.
By Tim Kelleher
Disclosures: No relevant positions