Monsanto, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated Among Stocks Up on High Volume Wednesday

Published May 30, 2012

| FOXBusiness

Today, these stocks are up on high volume:

  • Monsanto (MON) saw its price climb on above-normal volume, as 9.2 million shares, which is 2.8 times the stock's average daily volume, changed hands. The stock price experienced a 2.2% increase, coming in at $76.41. Shares price has risen $5.11 (7.2%) from $71.30 on May 22, 2012. The stock has moved up across its 200-day moving average of $75.64 today.

  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (VRTX) was up on high volume today, after trading at a volume of 9.8 million, or 2.1 times its average daily volume. Shares rose 4.1% to $60.18. The stock is trading 18.3% above its 50-day moving average and 31.5% above its 200-day moving average.

  • SLM (SLM) saw its price climb on above-normal volume, as 6.4 million shares, which is 1.7 times the stock's average daily volume, changed hands. At $14.04, share price climbed 1.7%.

  • OpenTable (OPEN) experienced a price hike on above-average volume today, trading at a volume of 2.2 million, or 2.9 times its standard daily volume. The stock price reached $39.64, a 1.3% increase. The stock has fallen over the last three months, dropping $7.30 (-15.6%) from $46.94 on March 2, 2012. The stock has moved up across its 50-day moving average of $39.32 today.

  • Shutterfly (SFLY) saw its price climb on above-normal volume, as 2.7 million shares, which is 2.1 times the stock's average daily volume, changed hands. Shares improved 4.5% to $27.87. The stock has lost momentum over the last three months, losing $3.49 (-11.1%) from $31.36 on March 2, 2012. The stock has moved up across its 50-day moving average of $27.74 today.

  • VirnetX Holding Corporation (VHC) experienced a price hike on above-average volume today, trading at a volume of 2.2 million, or 1.9 times its standard daily volume. The stock price hit $34, a 1.8% increase. The stock is trading 23.4% above its 50-day moving average and 28.3% above its 200-day moving average.

  • Ascena Retail Group (ASNA) saw its price spike on above-average volume today, as 2.8 million shares, which is 1.6 times the stock's average daily volume, traded hands. The stock price experienced a 3.2% increase, coming in at $19.52. The stock is trading at 89.9% of its 50-day moving average and 65% of its 200-day moving average.

  • EnerSys (ENS) saw its price climb on above-normal volume, as 1.1 million shares, which is 2.6 times the stock's average daily volume, changed hands. Shares increased 6.1% to $33.39. Shares are up, having risen $2.75 (9%) from a price of $30.64 on May 22, 2012. The stock has moved up across its 50-day moving average of $32.65 today.

  • Sanderson Farms (SAFM) saw its price spike on above-average volume today, as 628,401 shares, which is 2.9 times the stock's average daily volume, traded hands. The stock price was up 1.5% to $53.46. Share price is up $1.85 (3.6%) from $51.61 on April 30, 2012. The stock is trading 2.3% above its 50-day moving average and 5% above its 200-day moving average.

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