These are stocks that gapped up today and had open prices higher than the close on the previous trading day:

  • VIVUS (VVUS) gapped up today, opening at $30.33 after closing the previous trading session at $26.46. Shares have risen 10.2%, trading at a volume of 14.9 million. The stock has been on an upward trajectory over the last two months, rising $6.77 (30.2%) from a price of $22.40 on May 18, 2012. The stock has moved up across its 50-day moving average of $26.62 today.

  • Air Methods Corporation (AIRM) closed the previous trading session at $98.93, gapping up to open at $112.99 today. While trading at a volume of 343,398, the stock price has risen 9.8%. Share price climbed over the last three months, now up $21.97 (25.4%) from $86.65 on April 20, 2012. The stock is trading 16.6% above its 50-day moving average and 18.4% above its 200-day moving average.

  • Flagstar Bancorp (FBC) opened at $1.08 after closing the previous trading session at 93 cents, gapping up. Trading at a volume of 2.9 million, the stock price is up 10.4%. The stock is trading 29.6% above its 50-day moving average and 22.8% above its 200-day moving average.