Heaviest Volume Stocks in Morning Market Trading

Following is information on stocks showing heavy volume in pre-market trading:

  • SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE:SPY):  3.19 million shares have traded hands today.  Its market capitalization is $91.83 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.
  • Sirius XM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI): 2.67 million shares have traded hands today.  Its market capitalization is $8.76 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. Will Internet Radio and the Cloud Squash Sirius XM Radio?>>
  • PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (NASDAQ:QQQ): 1.46 million shares have traded hands today.  Its market capitalization is $49.62 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.
  • Lloyds TSB Group plc (NYSE:LYG): 802,200 shares have traded hands today.  Its market capitalization is $50.21 billion.  About the company: Lloyds Banking Group plc, through subsidiaries and associated companies, offers a range of banking and financial services. The Company provides retail banking, mortgages, pensions, asset management, insurance services, corporate banking, and treasury services.
  • ProShares UltraShort S&P500 (NYSE:SDS): 675,100 shares have traded hands today.  Its market capitalization is $2.07 billion.  About the company: UltraShort S&P500 ProShares is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks daily investment results that correspond to twice (200%) the inverse (opposite) of the daily performance of the S&P 500 Index.
  • iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSE:IWM): 489,285 shares have traded hands today.  Its market capitalization is $17.69 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.
  • Consumer Discretionary SPDR (NYSE:XLY): 351,882 shares have traded hands today.  Its market capitalization is$2.77 billion.  About the company: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective is to provide investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector Index. The Index includes companies in the automobile, consumer durables, apparel, media, hotel and leisure industries.

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

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