NASDAQ gainers: Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS), SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ:SPWR), Galena Biopharma (NASDAQ:GALE), Medidata Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDSO)

Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:SWKS) had its target price lifted by Oppenheimer from $39.00 to $42.00 in a research note released on Tuesday morning, ARN reports. They currently have an outperform rating on the stock. Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:SWKS) stock performance was 9.33% in last session and finished the day at $41.50. Traded volume was 11.15million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 3.34million shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.56. Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:SWKS) insider ownership is 0.40%.

Google Inc. and SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ:SPWR) are planning to invest up to $250 million to lease solar panels to homeowners, the companies said Wednesday. SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ:SPWR) rose 7.18 percent to $31.48 Wednesday on volume of 7.82million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $30.77 to $32.57. SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ:SPWR) has a market capitalization of $5.15billion.

On February 12 2014 an article published on reported that Galena BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ:GALE) had paid The DreamTeam and MissionIR to promote its stock without properly disclosing its paid relationship and that CytRx had also retained DreamTeam. On this news the price of CytRx stock fell $0.54 or 8.18% from its closing price of $6.60 per share on February 11 2014 to close at $6.04 per share on February 12 2014. Galena Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ:GALE)’s stock on Apr 23, 2014 reported a increase of 10.10% to the closing price of $2.29. Its fifty two weeks range is $1.65 -$7.77. The total market capitalization recorded $267.94million. The overall volume in the last trading session was 7.67million shares. In its share capital, GALE has 117.89million outstanding shares.

Medidata Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDSO) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies Group. On Wednesday, shares of Medidata Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDSO) advanced 7.91% to close the day at $43.93. Company return on investment (ROI) is 4.90% and its monthly performance is recorded as -24.94%. Medidata Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDSO) quarterly revenue growth is -33.20%.