Today, these stocks gapped up with opening prices significantly higher than the close on the previous trading day:

  • Veeco Instruments (VECO) gapped up today, opening at $34.23 after closing the previous trading session at $30.19. The stock price is up 15.9% with a volume of 2.4 million. The stock is trading 22.2% above its 50-day moving average and 22.4% above its 200-day moving average.

  • Sourcefire (FIRE) closed the previous trading session at $50.99, gapping up to open at $56.30 today. Trading at a volume of one million, the stock price is up 11.2%. The stock is trading 17.2% above its 50-day moving average and 32.5% above its 200-day moving average.

  • Shutterfly (SFLY) gapped up today, opening at $34.36 after closing the previous trading session at $31.16. Shares have risen 2.2%, trading at a volume of 1.3 million. Share price increased over the last three months, now up $4.70 (17.3%) from $27.16 on February 2, 2012. The stock has moved up across its 200-day moving average of $31.59 today.

  • Avis Budget Group (CAR) closed the previous trading session at $13.16, gapping up to open at $14.62 today. The stock price is up 16% with a volume of 2.4 million. The stock has seen some positive movement recently as shares are up $3.12 (25.7%) from a price of $12.14 on April 24, 2012. The stock has moved up across its 50-day moving average of $13.23 today.

  • Cynosure (CYNO) gapped up today, opening at $22.99 after closing the previous trading session at $20.67. Shares are up 2.6% and trading at a volume of 112,767. The stock is trading 11.7% above its 50-day moving average and 29.4% above its 200-day moving average.

  • Galena Biopharma (GALE) closed the previous trading session at $1.21, gapping up to open at $1.35 today. Trading at a volume of one million, the stock price is up 12%.

  • Kona Grill (KONA) gapped up today, opening at $7.69 after closing the previous trading session at $6.73. The stock price is up 7% with a volume of 151,066.

  • China Direct (CDII) closed the previous trading session at 29 cents, gapping up to open at 34 cents today. While trading at a volume of 261,628, the stock price has risen 8.5%. The stock is trading at 43.5% of its 50-day moving average and 38.6% of its 200-day moving average.