High Volume Stock Movers in Morning Trading Today

Following is information on stocks that are being heavily traded in pre-market trading today:

  • SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE:SPY): 5.97 million shares have traded hands today.  Its market capitalization is 89.97 billion.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $104.29 to $137.18 and most recently traded at $131.69. 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. Debt Ceiling Agreement Could Be Catalyst for Stock Prices to Rise Again>>
  • PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (NASDAQ:QQQ): 2.33 million shares have traded hands today.  Its market capitalization is $48.63 billion.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $42.97 to $59.36 and most recently traded at $57.55. 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.
  • Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDSA): 763,800 shares have traded hands today.  Its market capitalization is $226.16 billion.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $1,688.50 to $2,377.1 and most recently traded at $2,218.5.  About the company: Royal Dutch Shell plc operates as an oil and gas company worldwide. The company explores for, and extracts crude oil and natural gas. It also converts natural gas to liquids to provide cleaner burning fuels; markets and trades natural gas and power; extracts bitumen from mined oil sands and convert it to synthetic crude oil; and develops wind power to generate electricity. Halliburton Earnings Cheat Sheet: Profits Climb By Double Figures Again>>
  • iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSE:IWM): 711,843 shares have traded hands today.  Its market capitalization is $17.21 billion.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $58.80 to $86.81 and most recently traded at $82.26.   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): 542,608 shares have traded hands today.  Its market capitalization is $14.10 billion.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $17.06 to $48.35 and most recently traded at $39.22. 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. Dr. Ron Paul vs Ben Bernanke: Who Is The Real Winner?>>
  • Sanofi SA (NYSE:SNY): 502,010 shares have traded hands today.  Its market capitalization is $102.86 billion.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $28.03 to $40.75 and most recently traded at $38.46. About the company:  Sanofi-Aventis is a global pharmaceutical company that researches, develops and manufactures prescription pharmaceuticals and vaccines. The Company develops cardiovascular, thrombosis, metabolic disorder, central nervous system, internal medicine and oncology drugs, and vaccines.
  • ArcelorMittal (NYSE:MT): 451,518 shares have traded hands today.  Its market capitalization is $50.26 billion.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $27.65 yo $38.88 and most recently traded at $31.42. About the company:  ArcelorMittal produces steel. The Company manufactures cold rolled, electrogalvanized and coated steels, slabs, special quality bars, and wire rods. Arcelor Mittal has steel making operations in Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Africa.

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

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