Jan 11: Top Ten Gainers

Company name Symbol Market cap Last price Volume Quote change (%)
Pacific Ethanol Inc PEIX 130.84M 2.27 52.16M 59.30
McMoRan Exploration Co. MMR 1.20B 14.00 40.43M 52.34
Energy XXI (Bermuda) Limited EXXI 588.17M 3.68 36.04M 39.92
MAP Pharmaceuticals Inc. MAPP 312.31M 12.75 1.28M 32.95
Tuesday Morning Corporation TUES 172.20M 4.02 1.60M 32.67
Zale Corporation ZLC 114.06M 3.56 4.84M 28.06
BioFuel Energy Corp. BIOF 140.56M 4.13 1.32M 20.88
Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals, Inc. MIPI 60.14M 2.38 562,168.00 19.60
AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. AMAG 828.58M 48.36 1.89M 19.58
Origin Agritech Ltd. SEED 326.47M 14.50 17.07M 19.24

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (Pacific Ethanol) produces and sells ethanol and its co-products, including wet distillers grain, and provides transportation, storage and delivery of ethanol through third-party service providers in the Western United States, primarily in California, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, Colorado, Idaho and Washington. It has customer relationships throughout the Western United States and supplier relationships throughout the Western and Midwestern United States. Pacific Ethanol’s customers are integrated oil companies and gasoline marketers. It supplies ethanol to its customers either from its own ethanol production facilities located within the regions it serves, or with ethanol procured in bulk from other producers.

McMoRan Exploration Co. (McMoRan) is engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and onshore in the Gulf Coast area. The Company’s oil and gas operations are conducted through McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC (MOXY), its principal operating subsidiary.

Energy XXI (Bermuda) Limited (Energy XXI) is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and operation of oil and natural gas properties onshore in Louisiana and Texas, and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. As of June 30, 2009, its total proved reserves were 53.1 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBOE) of which 58% were oil and 64% were classified as proved developed. The Company operated or had an interest in 274 producing wells on 148,784 net developed acres, including interests in 56 producing fields. Its wholly-owned subsidiary is Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc.

MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. uses inhalation technologies to improve the therapeutic benefits and commercial attractiveness of drugs while minimizing risk by capitalizing on their known safety, efficacy and commercialization history. The Company have several product candidates in the clinical development, which address the market opportunities, including the unit dose budesonide (UDB), for the treatment of asthma in children and MAP0004 for the treatment of migraine. In December 2008, MAP Pharmaceuticals and AstraZeneca AB (AstraZeneca) entered into a global collaboration to develop and commercialize UDB. UDB is the nebulized version of budesonide intended to treat asthma in children from 12 months to eight years of age. UDB is marketed by AstraZeneca, under the brand name Pulmicort Respules. MAP0004 is orally inhaled version of dihydroergotamine (DHE) to treat migraine.

Tuesday Morning Corporation (Tuesday Morning) is a closeout retailer of upscale home furnishings, housewares, gifts and related items in the United States. As of June 30, 2009, the Company operated 857 stores in 45 states. Tuesday Morning purchases brand name merchandise at closeout pricing, and in turn, sells it at prices below those generally charged by department stores, and specialty and catalog retailers. It does not sell seconds, irregulars, refurbished or factory rejects. The Company’s customers are predominantly women from middle to upper-income households.