These are stocks that gapped down today and had opening prices significantly lower than the close on the previous trading day:

  • Shire Plc. (SHPGY) opened at $80.21 after closing the previous trading session at $91.36, gapping down. Shares have dropped 10.8%, trading at a volume of 1.2 million. The stock has fallen over the last three months, dropping $20.19 (-19.9%) from $101.70 on March 28, 2012. The stock has moved down across its 50-day moving average of $90.35 today.

  • Kirby Corporation (KEX) opened at $44.93, gapping down from its previous close of $51.10. While trading at a volume of 837,025, the stock price has fallen 13.1%. The stock has been decreasing in the last two months, down $21.93 (-33.1%) from a price of $66.33 on April 26, 2012. The stock is trading at 80.8% of its 50-day moving average and 71.4% of its 200-day moving average.

  • With an opening price of $1.55, National Bank of Greece (NBG) gapped down from its previous close of $1.79. Shares are down 11.7%, trading at a volume of 454,610. The stock has moved down across its 50-day moving average of $1.61 today.

  • K-V Pharmaceutical Company (KV.A) opened at 52 cents after closing the previous trading session at 58 cents, gapping down. Shares are trading at a volume of 872,713 at a price decrease of 10.3%. The stock is trading at 52.2% of its 50-day moving average and 39.4% of its 200-day moving average.