Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPAA), Galectin Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:GALT) and Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLUB) started off this Wednesday strong and are among the day’s top market gainers midday. Autohome Inc (ADR) (NYSE:ATHM), Bitauto Hldg Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:BITA) and dELiA*s, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLIA) are the losers.
Motorcar Parts of America Surges on Share Pricing
Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPAA) surged +9.95% today after announcing the pricing of a new public offering of shares. MPAA is currently trading near its 52-week high of $31.00. Its price has climbed +55.75% year-to-date.
Galectin Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:GALT) hit midday up +9.36% for the day. The drug developer’s share price has dropped -63.51% in the past 30 days, and it is currently trading far from its 52-week high of $19.11. Despite today’s gain, Galectin is still down -30.82% YTD.
[drizzle]The share price of Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLUB) climbed +7.89%. On July 30th, the company announced second quarter results, including a decrease in member count and revenue as well as the decision to discontinue its quarterly revenue dividend. And last week, Vora Capital Management took a 16% stake in the fitness club operator and started a push for its sale. Hedge fund Farallon Capital has held a stake in the company across numerous quarters, and George Soros initiated a position in the second quarter of this year.
Autohome, BitAuto Dip
The share price of Bitauto Hldg Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:BITA) dipped -5.64% midday. Like Autohome, BitAuto had a stellar start to the week, its price hitting a lifetime high of $92.00 on Monday. The stock is up an impressive +183.42% in 2014, including +59.72% in the past month.
Down -4.65%, dELiA*s, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLIA) takes the third and final spot on today’s list of midday losers. The apparel retailer has been in the Tiger Global portfolio across three quarters, and its price has declined -45.43% YTD.