Heaviest Traded Stocks on July 13th

Following is information on today’s most heavily-traded stocks:

  • SPDR S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY): 189.55 million shares traded hands.  Its market capitalization is $90.08 billion.  The shares closed at $131..84, up $0.44, or 0.33%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $104.29 to $137.18.  About the company:  SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust is a unit investment trust incorporated in the United States. The Trust consists of a portfolio representing all 500 stocks in the S&P 500 Index.
  • Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC): 162.78 million shares traded hands.  Its market capitalization is $103.36 billion.  The shares closed at $10.20, down $0.01, or 0.1%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $10.15 to $15.72.  About the company:  Bank of America Corporation accepts deposits and offers banking, investing, asset management, and other financial and risk-management products and services. The Company has a mortgage lending subsidiary, and an investment banking and securities brokerage subsidiary.
  • News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA): 147.14 million shares traded hands.  Its market capitalization is $41.84 billion.  The shares closed at $15.93, up $0.58, or 3.78%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $11.91 to $18.35.  About the company: News Corporation is a diversified global media company. The Company’s operations include the production and distribution of motion pictures and television programming. The Company provides television, direct satellite, and cable broadcasting and the publication of newspapers, magazines, books and promotional inserts.
  • Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSE:XLF) 85.37 million shares traded hands.  Its market capitalization is $7.83 billion.  The shares closed at $14.99, up $0.01, or 0.07%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $13.29 to $17.20.  About the company:  Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective is to provide investment results that, before expenses, correspond to the performance of The Financial Select Sector. The Index includes financial services firms whose business’ range from investment management to commercial & business banking.
  • PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (NASDAQ:QQQ) 75.41 million shares traded hands.  Its market capitalization is $48.56 billion.  The shares closed at $57.76, up $0.24, or 0.42%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $42.97 to $49.36.  About the company: PowerShares QQQ is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund represents undivided ownership interests in the PowerShares QQQ. The Fund’s objective is to provide investment results that generally correspond to the price and yield performance of the component securities of the Nasdaq 100 Index.
  • iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSE:IWM) 73.48 million shares traded hands.  Its market capitalization is $17.37 billion.  The shares closed at $83.59, up $0.74, or 0.89%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $58.8 to $86.81.  About the company: iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the performance of the Russell 2000 Index Fund. The Index measures the performance of the small-capitalization sector of the U.S. equity market. The Fund uses a Representative Sampling strategy to try to track the Index.
  • iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (NYSE:EEM) 58.77 million shares traded hands.  Its market capitalization is $38.85 billion. The shares closed at $46.87, up $0.75, or 1.63%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $38.58 to $50.43. About the company: iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the MSCI TR Emerging Markets Index. The Fund will concentrate its investments in a particular industry or geographic region to approximately the same extent the Index is so concentrated.
  • General Electric Company (NYSE:GE): 56.51 million shares traded hands.  Its market capitalization is $196.56 billion.  The shares closed at $18.51, up $0.13, or 0.71%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $14.25 to $21.65.  About the company:  General Electric Company is a diversified technology, media and financial services company. The Company offers products and services ranging from aircraft engines, power generation, and water processing technology to medical imaging, business and consumer financing, media content and industrial products. General Electric conducts operations globally.
  • iShares Silver Trust (NYSE:SLV) 55.91 million shares traded hands.  Its market capitalization is $13.73 billion.  The shares closed at $37.23, up $2.03, or 5.77%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $17.06 to $48.35.  About the company: iShares Silver Trust is a trust formed to invest in silver. The assets of the trust consist primarily of silver held by the custodian on behalf of the trust. The objective of the trust is for the shares to reflect the price of silver owned by the trust, less the trust’s expenses and liabilities.
  • Sirius XM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI): 54.55 million shares traded hands.  Its market capitalization is $8.86 billion.  The shares closed at $2.24, up $0.05, or 2.51%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $0.91 to $2.44.  About the company: Sirius XM Radio Inc. broadcasts various channels of audio from its satellites. The Company provides its services throughout the continental United States for a monthly subscription fee. Sirius delivers various streams of commercial-free music in every genre, as well as streams of news, sports, weather, talk, comedy, and public radio.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from Yahoo! Finance.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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