Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Dow Chemical Among Stocks Up on High Volume Thursday

Published May 24, 2012

| FOXBusiness

These are stocks that are up on high volume today:

  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN) experienced a price hike on above-average volume today, trading at a volume of 17 million, or 8.7 times its standard daily volume. Share price improved 2.8% to $93.10. Shares are up, having risen $8.75 (10.4%) from a price of $84.35 on May 17, 2012. The stock is trading 4.5% above its 50-day moving average and 13.4% above its 200-day moving average.

  • After trading at a volume of 15.5 million, or 1.7 times its average, Dow Chemical (DOW) was up on high volume today. The stock price hit $31.55, a 3.4% increase. The share price has been sliding in the last month, down $4.53 (-12.6%) from $36.08 on April 25, 2012. The stock has climbed a step closer to its 50-day moving average, sitting at just 96.6% of the mark.

  • Viacom (VIAB) was up on high volume today, trading with volume of 7.2 million, or two times its average daily volume. The stock price experienced a 2.5% increase, coming in at $48.40. Share price has been rising, and is up $1.70 (3.7%) from a price of $46.70 on May 17, 2012. The stock is trading 2.7% above its 50-day moving average and 4.1% above its 200-day moving average.

  • Costco Wholesale (COST) experienced a price hike on above-average volume today, trading at a volume of 3.5 million, or 1.5 times its standard daily volume. Shares went up 1.4% to $84.48. The stock has been on a downward trajectory over the last two months, sliding $6.80 (-7.4%) from a price of $91.28 on March 27, 2012. The stock has climbed a step closer to its 50-day moving average, sitting at just 98.4% of the mark.

  • After trading at a volume of 3.7 million, or 1.7 times its average, Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) was up on high volume today. The stock price hit $68.62, a 1.5% increase. Shares are down over the last two months as the price has dropped $4.27 (-5.9%) from a price of $72.89 on March 27, 2012. The stock is trading 4.2% above its 200-day moving average.

  • WellPoint (WLP) experienced a price hike on above-average volume today, trading at a volume of 3.5 million, or 1.5 times its standard daily volume. The stock price was up 1.6% to $67.82. The share price has dropped $2.58 (-3.7%) from $70.40 on April 25, 2012. The stock has moved up across its 200-day moving average of $67.42 today.

  • After trading at a volume of 19.4 million, or 1.5 times its average, Delta Air Lines (DAL) was up on high volume today. The stock price reached $11.27, a 4.9% increase. The stock has been on an upward trajectory over the last two months, increasing $1.46 (14.9%) from a price of $9.81 on March 27, 2012. The stock is trading 5.7% above its 50-day moving average and 14.4% above its 200-day moving average.

  • PPG Industries (PPG) saw its price spike on above-average volume today, as two million shares, which is 1.7 times the stock's average daily volume, traded hands. Shares climbed 3.4% to $104.20. The stock has risen $11.27 (12.1%) over the last three months from a price of $92.93 on February 28, 2012. The stock has moved up across its 50-day moving average of $101.31 today.

  • Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS) saw its price spike on above-average volume today, as 1.6 million shares, which is 2.7 times the stock's average daily volume, traded hands. Share price improved 2% to $126.08. Share price is up $2.77 (2.1%) from $128.85 on April 25, 2012. The stock has moved up across its 50-day moving average of $125.93 today.

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