Big Companies Seeing a Jump in Recent Trading Volume

Wall St. Watchdog reveals large cap stocks (minimum market capitalization is $50 billion), whose trading volumes for the past trading period is greater than their 10-day average trading volume:

  • Johnson + Johnson (NYSE:JNJ): This company’s volume for the most recent trading day was 11,370,970 and its average volume for the last ten trading days was 10,043,640. The stock recently traded at $66.72 and its market capitalization is $182,889,100,000. About the company:  Johnson & Johnson manufactures health care products and provides related services for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets. The Company sells products such as skin and hair care products, acetaminophen products, pharmaceuticals, diagnostic equipment, and surgical equipment in countries located around the world. Johnson & Johnson Earnings Cheat Sheet: Margins Shrink For Fifth Straight Quarter as Profit Falls>>
  • Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS): This company’s volume for the most recent trading day was 2,908,860 and its average volume for the last ten trading days was 2,130,230. The stock recently traded at $61.82 and its market capitalization is $170,422,600,000. About the company:  Novartis AG manufactures pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare products. The Company produces pharmaceuticals for cardiovascular, respiratory and infectious diseases; oncology, neuroscience, transplantation, dermatology, gastrointestinal and urinary conditions, and arthritis; vaccines and diagnostics; vision, and animal health products.
  • Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE): This company’s volume for the most recent trading day was 43,433,620 and its average volume for the last ten trading days was 38,980,190. The stock recently traded at $20.07 and its market capitalization is $158,575,700,000. About the company:  Pfizer Inc. is a research-based, global pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets medicines for humans and animals. The Company’s products include prescription pharmaceuticals, non-prescription self-medications, and animal health products such as anti-infective medicines and vaccines.
  • Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM): This company’s volume for the most recent trading day was 6,448,130 and its average volume for the last ten trading days was 6,217,360. The stock recently traded at $72.11 and its market capitalization is $128,241,100,000. About the company:  Philip Morris International Inc., through its subsidiaries, affiliates and their licensees, produces, sells, distributes, and markets a wide range of branded cigarettes and tobacco products in markets outside of the United States of America. The Company’s portfolio comprises both international and local brands.
  • Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC): This company’s volume for the most recent trading day was 62,617,880 and its average volume for the last ten trading days was 50,979,820. The stock recently traded at $23.13 and its market capitalization is $122,635,300,000. About the company:  Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells computer components and related products. The Company’s major products include microprocessors, chipsets, embedded processors and microcontrollers, flash memory products, graphics products, network and communications products, systems management software, conferencing products, and digital imaging products. Intel Corp Earnings Cheat Sheet: Beats Expectations>>
  • GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE:GSK): This company’s volume for the most recent trading day was 2,320,120 and its average volume for the last ten trading days was 2,126,550. The stock recently traded at $43.75 and its market capitalization is $111,931,822,525. About the company:  GlaxoSmithKline plc is a research-based pharmaceutical group that develops, manufactures and markets vaccines, prescription and over-the-counter medicines, as well as health-related consumer products. The Group, which also provides laboratory testing and disease management services, specializes in treatments for respiratory, central nervous system, gastro-intestinal and genetic disorders.
  • Merck + Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK): This company’s volume for the most recent trading day was 12,813,300 and its average volume for the last ten trading days was 11,479,740. The stock recently traded at $36.09 and its market capitalization is $111,394,900,000. About the company:  Merck & Co., Inc. is a global pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets a broad range of human and animal health products. Merck’s products include a treatment for elevated cholesterol, a treatment for male pattern hair loss, a preventive treatment for osteoporosis, a treatment for hypertension, and a treatment for allergic rhinitis.
  • Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN): This company’s volume for the most recent trading day was 4,925,940 and its average volume for the last ten trading days was 3,909,500. The stock recently traded at $216.52 and its market capitalization is $97,876,370,000. About the company:  Amazon.com, Inc. is an online retailer that offers a wide range of products. The Company’s products include books, music, videotapes, computers, electronics, home and garden, and numerous other products. Amazon offers personalized shopping services, Web-based credit card payment, and direct shipping to customers.
  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY): This company’s volume for the most recent trading day was 4,714,980 and its average volume for the last ten trading days was 3,563,510. The stock recently traded at $107.88 and its market capitalization is $87,692,910,000. About the company:  Occidental Petroleum Corporation explores for, develops, produces, and markets crude oil and natural gas. The Company also manufactures and markets a variety of basic chemicals, vinyls and performance chemicals. Occidental also gathers, treats, processes, transports, stores, trades and markets crude oil, natural gas, NGLs, condensate and carbon dioxide (CO2) and generates and markets power.
  • Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT): This company’s volume for the most recent trading day was 6,743,130 and its average volume for the last ten trading days was 6,372,030. The stock recently traded at $52.95 and its market capitalization is $82,299,280,000. About the company:  Abbott Laboratories discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells a broad and diversified line of health care products and services. The Company’s products include pharmaceuticals, nutritional, diagnostics, and vascular products. Abbott markets its products worldwide through affiliates and distributors.
  • Visa Inc. (NYSE:V): This company’s volume for the most recent trading day was 6,382,430 and its average volume for the last ten trading days was 4,272,900. The stock recently traded at $89.52 and its market capitalization is $74,307,990,000. About the company:  Visa Inc. operates a retail electronic payments network and manages global financial services. The Company also offers global commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses and government entities.
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (NYSE:TSM): This company’s volume for the most recent trading day was 16,359,600 and its average volume for the last ten trading days was 13,486,260. The stock recently traded at $12.95 and its market capitalization is $64,503,574,974. About the company:  Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. manufactures integrated circuits based on its proprietary designs. The Company offers a comprehensive set of integrated circuit fabrication processes to manufacture CMOS logic, mixed-mode, volatile and non-volatile memory and BiCMOS chips. Taiwan Semiconductor is an affiliate of Philips Electronics N.V.
  • American Express Company (NYSE:AXP): This company’s volume for the most recent trading day was 6,923,180 and its average volume for the last ten trading days was 6,914,860. The stock recently traded at $52.24 and its market capitalization is $62,800,540,000. About the company:  American Express Company is a global payment and travel company. The Company’s principal products and services are charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services offered to consumers and businesses around the world. American Express Earnings Cheat Sheet: Profits Grow by Double Digits For Fifth Straight Quarter>>
  • Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE:KFT): This company’s volume for the most recent trading day was 9,046,140 and its average volume for the last ten trading days was 8,629,010. The stock recently traded at $35.43 and its market capitalization is $62,281,550,000. About the company:  Kraft Foods Inc. is a food and beverage company. The Company manufactures and markets packaged food products, including snacks, beverages, cheese, convenient meals and various packaged grocery products. Kraft sells its products throughout the world.
  • UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH): This company’s volume for the most recent trading day was 7,564,200 and its average volume for the last ten trading days was 7,424,220. The stock recently traded at $52.75 and its market capitalization is $57,151,330,000. About the company:  UnitedHealth Group Incorporated owns and manages organized health systems in the United States and internationally. The Company provides employers products and resources to plan and administer employee benefit programs. UnitedHealth also serves the health needs of older Americans, provides specialized care services, and provides health care information and research to providers and payers.
  • EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC): This company’s volume for the most recent trading day was 17,303,990 and its average volume for the last ten trading days was 16,633,880. The stock recently traded at $27.76 and its market capitalization is $57,118,090,000. About the company:  EMC Corporation provides enterprise storage systems, software, networks, and services. The Company’s products store, retrieve, manage, protect, and share information from all major computing environments and mainframe platforms. EMC operates offices around the world.
  • Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO): This company’s volume for the most recent trading day was 11,668,860 and its average volume for the last ten trading days was 10,858,840. The stock recently traded at $26.36 and its market capitalization is $55,181,690,000. About the company:  Altria Group, Inc. is a holding company. The Company, through subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products, including cigars and pipe tobacco. Altria holds an interest in a brewery company.
  • Baidu.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU): This company’s volume for the most recent trading day was 8,964,170 and its average volume for the last ten trading days was 7,665,360. The stock recently traded at $153.89 and its market capitalization is $53,678,902,729. About the company:  Baidu, Inc. operates an Internet search engine. The Company offers algorithmic search, enterprise search, pay for performance and news, MP3, and image searches. Baidu, Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet: Profit Rises by Double-Figures for Fifth Consecutive Quarter>>
  • Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN): This company’s volume for the most recent trading day was 5,995,830 and its average volume for the last ten trading days was 5,308,350. The stock recently traded at $55.22 and its market capitalization is $51,339,720,000. About the company:  Amgen Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets human therapeutics based on cellular and molecular biology. The Company focuses its research on secreted protein and small molecule therapeutics, with particular emphasis on neuroscience and cancer. Amgen concentrates on the areas of hematology, cancer, infectious disease, endocrinology, neurobiology, and inflammation.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from screener.co.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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