HEADLINE STOCKS-U.S. small/midcap stocks to watch on March 8

Mon Mar 8, 2010 8:49am EST

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March 8 (Reuters) - Some small and midcap stocks to watch on Monday:

CELL THERAPEUTICS (CTIC.O), $1.04, up 17 pct

U.S. health regulators approved the facility to manufacture its experimental cancer drug currently under review, sending its shares up 17 percent before the bell. [ID:nSGE6270H7]

XYRATEX LTD XRTX.O, $17.79, up 16 pct

The company's shares rose on better-than-expected first quarter preliminary results. [ID:nWNAB6331]

HELIX ENERGY SOLUTIONS GROUP (HLX.N), $11.86, Friday's close

The offshore oil and gas facilities operator said it is looking to divest its entire oil and gas business. [ID:SGE6270FN]

COMVERGE INC COMV.O, $10.90, Friday's close

The energy efficiency company reported a wider-than-expected adjusted quarterly loss as expenses rose, and forecast full-year revenue largely below analysts' estimates.

SILICON STORAGE TECHNOLOGY SSTI.O, $3.08, down 5 pct

Shares fell after Microchip Technology (MCHP.O) announced second amendment to agreement for acquisition of the company. [ID:nWNAB6441]

RF MICRO DEVICES RFMD.O, $5.05, up 5 pct

Shares rose after the company revised its fourth-quarter outlook. [ID:nWNAB6455] (Reporting by Mansi Dutta in Bangalore)

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