Forbes  11 hrs ago  Comment 
The Guggenheim S&P Global Water Index ETF (CGW) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Friday, with over 190,000 shares traded versus three month average volume of about 42,000. Shares of CGW were up about 0.6% on the day.
Mondo Visione  Oct 1  Comment 
OCC, the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that cleared contract volume in September was 361,537,608 contracts, off 3 percent from September 2014 volume of 371,034,038 contracts. OCC’s year-to-date...
Forbes  Oct 1  Comment 
The SPDR S&P Global Natural Resources ETF (GNR) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Thursday, with over 1.7 million shares traded versus three month average volume of about 215,000. Shares of GNR were down about 0.1% on the day.
Mondo Visione  Oct 1  Comment 
MGEX, a Designated Contract Market (DCM) and Derivatives Clearing Organization (DCO), begins its fiscal year on a positive note by reporting a total volume of 131,914 from the month of September.   The Exchange has now reported a total volume...
Benzinga  Oct 1  Comment 
Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAY) shares climbed 2.51 percent to $38.78. The volume of Dave & Buster's shares traded was 1595 percent higher than normal. Dave & Busters priced 6 million share offering at $37 per share. Sarepta...
Benzinga  Oct 1  Comment 
Daxor Corporation (NYSE MKT: DXR), a medical instrumentation and biotechnology company, announced that Dr. Wayne Miller, a cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic, presented research at the annual meeting of the Heart Failure Society which documented...


Volume is the number of shares traded in a given day

The Average Volume for a stock tracks the typical trading volume for a certain stock. The volume for a stock tracks the amount of shares that exchange hands on a particular day and is a measure of activity.

Volume is frequently used as an indicator in technical analysis as it measures whether the markets have made a strong price decision in one direction or the other. The greater the volume, the more people who are behind a stock's movement in one direction or the other.


  • You decide to buy 10,000 shares of an extremely illiquid stock. It's so infrequently traded that you're the only person buying the stock on the day in question so the day's volume for that stock is 10,000.
Please install Flash Player to view this chart.
Please install Flash Player to view this chart.
Wikinvest © 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. Use of this site is subject to express Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and Disclaimer. By continuing past this page, you agree to abide by these terms. Any information provided by Wikinvest, including but not limited to company data, competitors, business analysis, market share, sales revenues and other operating metrics, earnings call analysis, conference call transcripts, industry information, or price targets should not be construed as research, trading tips or recommendations, or investment advice and is provided with no warrants as to its accuracy. Stock market data, including US and International equity symbols, stock quotes, share prices, earnings ratios, and other fundamental data is provided by data partners. Stock market quotes delayed at least 15 minutes for NASDAQ, 20 mins for NYSE and AMEX. Market data by Xignite. See data providers for more details. Company names, products, services and branding cited herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. The use of trademarks or service marks of another is not a representation that the other is affiliated with, sponsors, is sponsored by, endorses, or is endorsed by Wikinvest.
Powered by MediaWiki