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Amazon.com, Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc Among Stocks Gapping Up Friday

These stocks gapped up today and had open prices sharply higher than the previous trading day's close:

  • Amazon.com (AMZN) opened at $224.83 after closing the previous trading session at $195.99, gapping up. While trading at a volume of 8.9 million, the stock price has risen 13%. The stock has been on the rise in the last two months, up $41.84 (23.3%) from a price of $179.69 on February 29, 2012. The stock is trading 15.9% above its 50-day moving average and 12.5% above its 200-day moving average.

  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (JAZZ) gapped up today, opening at $52.12 after closing the previous trading session at $45.20. Shares are up 14.5% and trading at a volume of 1.7 million. Share price has been increasing, and is up $7.73 (17.6%) from a price of $44.03 on April 20, 2012. The stock has moved up across its 50-day moving average of $46.95 today.

  • Oil States International (OIS) closed the previous trading session at $73.81, gapping up to open at $82.42 today. Shares have risen 9.8%, trading at a volume of 324,178. Shares price has risen $10.54 (14.9%) from $70.52 on April 20, 2012. The stock has moved up across its 50-day moving average of $77.20 today.