Small-cap stocks led Wall Street higher on Thursday, as U.S.
markets experienced another riptide session of massive swings and
The Russell 2000 Index finished with a 5.4 percent gain, while the
Standard & Poor's Small Cap 600 improved 5.3 percent.
Those performances were slightly better than those seen in the Dow
Jones Industrial Average, which closed 4 percent higher; the
Standard & Poor's 500, which rose 4.6 percent; and the Nasdaq
Stock Market, which added 4.7 percent.
During Thursday's latest installment in the week of alternating
massive rises and falls, small caps were led by technology and
Thursday's Top Performing Small Cap Stocks (Data provided by
A123 Systems (Nasdaq: AONE)
: The developer and seller of advanced lithium-ion battery systems
received a contract from GM for batteries to be used in future
electric vehicles to be sold in various global markets.
Alliance HealthCare Services (
: Shares of the provider of outpatient diagnostic imaging and
radiation oncology services bounced back from the previous day's
nearly 56 percent sell-off.
K-V Pharmaceutical (NYSE: KV.A)
: The specialty pharmaceutical maker, which focuses on women's
health, held an investors conference on Thursday. This week, the
company completed the sale of its Nesher generics subsidiary to
Insmed (Nasdaq: INSM)
: Shares of the biopharmaceutical, which focuses on inhaled
treatments for lung diseases, have struggled since tanking Aug. 1
after the FDA halted phase III tests for its cystic fibrosis
treatment Arikace over safety concerns.
Crimson Exploration (Nasdaq: CXPO)
: The oil and gas explorer, with operations in South Texas and the
Gulf Region, reported strong second-quarter results as it reversed
a loss in the year-ago quarter, and issued optimistic third-quarter