Morning Movers - Avon Products, Masco Corporation, StemCells, Barclays PLC

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Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE:AVP) reported fourth quarter adjusted Earnings per share of $0.37, $0.10 better than the analyst estimate of $0.27. Revenue for the quarter came in at $2.96 billion versus the consensus estimate of $3 billion. Its sales surged by 2.00%. Avon Products Inc's business exhibited signs of growth in the last three months of 2012 as the struggling beauty company sold more items.

In the early trading hours, Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE:AVP) reported the gain of +15.62% to $19.96 with the total traded volume of 6.13 million shares. AVP has market cap of 8.64 billion.

Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS)shares moved up after it reported a strong fourth-quarter earnings report that has surpassed the Wall Street estimates, as the company enhanced in all areas of business for the first time since the housing recession. Fourth-quarter revenue for MAS surged about 9% to $1.89 billion from $1.74 billion a year earlier.

Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) jumped +13.32% to $20.16 in the early trading hours and its total traded volume was 5.75 million share.

StemCells, Inc. (NASDAQ:STEM) shares went up after it declared that the twelve-month data from the first patient cohort in the Company's Phase I/II clinical trial of its registered HuCNS-SC® product candidate for chronic spinal cord injury sustained to prove a favorable safety profile, and indicated that the substantial gains in sensory function observed in two of the three patients at the six-month valuation have persevered.

In the early trading hours, StemCells, Inc. (NASDAQ:STEM) surged +19.82% to $1.97 with the total traded volume of 4.33 million shares. STEM has market cap of 75.26 million.

Barclays PLC (ADR) (NYSE:BCS) moved up +8.39% to $20.41 in the early trading hours with the total traded volume of 2.08 million shares. BCS has market cap of 62.46 billion and its beta value stands at 2.70 times. Stock price 52 weeks high was $20.43 and 52 weeks low price was $9.23.

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