Heaviest Volume Stocks During Today’s Morning Trading

Stocks with large volume in early morning trading today include:

  • SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE:SPY):  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $101.13 to $137.18 and most recently traded at $129.43, down $0.06, or 0.05%, on the day.  Volume is  5.08 million shares, and its market capitalization is $88.19 billion.  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.
  • Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV (NYSE:PHG): The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $22.60 to $34.27, and most recently traded at $22.97, down $3.08, or 11.82%, on the day.  Volume is 2.48 million shares, and its market capitalization is $22.54 billion.  About the company: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. manufactures medical systems; domestic appliances; consumer electronics; and lighting. The Company produces imaging, ultrasound and healthcare informatics equipment; shaving and beauty and health and wellness products; displays, and peripherals; and lamps and luminaries.
  • iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSE:IWM): The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $58.66 to $86.81, and have most recently traded at $80.58, down $0.08, or 0.1%, on the day.  Volume is 1.24 million shares, and its market capitalization is $16.74 billion.  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 Silver Trust (NYSE:SLV):  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $17.06 to $48.35, and have most recently traded at $35.68, up $0.17, or $0.51%, on the day. Volume is 1.00 million shares, and its market capitalization is $13.15 billion.  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. Also watch: iShares Gold Trust (NYSE:GLD).
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:MTU): The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $4.36 to $5.68, and have most recently traded at $4.58, up $0.09, o2 2.2%, on the day.  Volume is 1.11 million shares, and its market capitalization is $65.09 billion.  About the company: Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.  is a holding company established through the merger of Mitsubishi Tokyo Financial Group and UFJ Holdings. As a financial group, the Company provides a variety of financial and investment services including commercial banking, trust banking, international finance, and assets management services.
  • Sirius XM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI): The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $0.90 to $2.44, and most recently traded at $2.05, up $0.05, or 2.5%, on the day.  Volume is 531,270 shares, and its market capitalization is $8.01 billion.  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. Competitors to Watch: Westwood One, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWON), Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM), Cumulus Media Inc. (NASDAQ:CMLS), Emmis Communications Corp. (NASDAQ:EMMS), Radio One, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROIAK), CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS), Disney (NYSE:DIS), Time Warner (NYSE:TWX), Grupo Radio Centro SAB de CV (NYSE:RC), Salem Communications Corp (NASDAQ:SALM) and Saga Communications, Inc. (AMEX:SGA).
  • Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU): The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $2.46 to $6.63, most recently trading at $5.46, up $0.06, or 1.11%, on the day.  Volume is 1.01 million shares, and its market capitalization is $12.69 billion.  About the company: Alcatel-Lucent manufactures telecommunications equipment, and offers telecommunications services. The Company’s telecommunications equipment and services enable its customers to send or receive virtually any type of voice or data transmission. Alcatel-Lucent designs and builds public and private networks, communications systems and software, and data networking systems.
  • PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (NASDAQ:QQQ): The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $441.77 to $59.34, and have most recently traded at $55.15, down $0.09, or 0.16%, on the day.  Volume is 1.00 million shares, and its market capitalization is $46.38 billion.  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.
  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals Int (NYSE:VRX):  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $16.20 to $55, and have most recently traded at $51.14, down $0.26, or 0.51%, on the day.  Volume is 959,679 shares, and its market capitalization is $15.19 billion.  About the company: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. develops and distributes drugs. The Company develops drugs for unmet medical needs in central nervous system disorders; and distributes generic and branded generic drugs in Latin America and Eastern Europe.
  • Research In Motion Limited (NASDAQ:RIMM): The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $25.82 to $70.54, and have most recently traded at $27.78, down $0.77, or 2.6%, on the day.  Volume is 652,687 shares, and its market capitalization is $14.85 billion.  About the company: Research In Motion Limited (RIM) designs, manufactures, and markets wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. The Company provides platforms and solutions for access to email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet, and Intranet-based applications.

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

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