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Benzinga  Jun 20  Comment 
Carnival plc (ADR) (NYSE: CUK) surged 2.98 percent to $50.45. The volume of Carnival shares traded was 652 percent higher than normal. Carnival shares have dropped 5.35 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has declined 1.84...
Benzinga  Jun 14  Comment 
Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: MPAA) surged 9.95 percent to $30.50. The volume of Motorcar Parts of America shares traded was 326 percent higher than normal. Motorcar Parts of America reported Q4 adjusted earnings of $0.50 per share on...
The Economic Times  Jun 14  Comment 
Direct assignments or direct sale of loans by originators, who are mostly non-banking finance companies, to banks continued their good run from last fiscal
Yahoo  Jun 14  Comment 
At an investor conference at its headquarters in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, Alibaba said it expects to record 6 trillion yuan ($912 billion) in gross merchandise volume (GMV) in fiscal 2020, nearly double 3.09 trillion yuan in fiscal 2016....
Forbes  Jun 13  Comment 
The U.S. leveraged finance market shifted into an even higher gear last week as junk bond and leveraged loan issuers continue take advantage of borrower-friendly conditions, combining for $29.4 billion in new issuance.
Benzinga  Jun 10  Comment 
Axiall Corp (NYSE: AXLL) surged 25.69 percent to $32.44. The volume of Axiall shares traded was 5816 percent higher than normal. Westlake Chemical announced plans to acquire Axiall for $33.00 per share in all-cash transaction. Global Blood...
The Hindu Business Line  Jun 9  Comment 
A volume of 9.13 lakh kg has been catalogued for Sale No: 23 of Coonoor Tea Trade Association auction which will conclude on Friday. It is 1.15 lakh kg more than last week’s offer. Of this, 5.69 lak...
MarketWatch  Jun 7  Comment 
Shares of Aehr Test Systems rocketed to a 2 1/2-year high intraday on high volume in afternoon trade Tuesday, after the semiconductor testing company announced it received the first orders for its new production test cell. The stock had more than...
Financial Times  Jun 6  Comment 
Remain campaign needs passion — and a beer-mat-sized slogan
Benzinga  Jun 3  Comment 
Ambarella Inc (NASDAQ: AMBA) surged 9.84 percent to $46.66. The volume of Ambarella shares traded was 806 percent higher than normal. Ambarella posted better-than-expected results for its second quarter and announced a $75 million buyback plan. ...




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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.

Examples

  • 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.
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