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Walgreen, Georgia Gulf Corporation Among Stocks Gapping Up Thursday

Here are stocks that gapped up today with opening prices significantly higher than the close on the previous trading day:

  • Walgreen (WAG) closed the previous trading session at $30.97, gapping up to open at $34.20 today. While trading at a volume of 24.1 million, the stock price has risen 11.7%. Shares have been on an upward trajectory over the past month, rising $4.49 (14.9%) from a price of $30.09 on June 19, 2012. The stock has moved up across its 200-day moving average of $32.50 today.

  • Georgia Gulf Corporation (GGC) gapped up today, opening at $33.86 after closing the previous trading session at $28.85. Shares have risen 13.1%, trading at a volume of 2.3 million. The stock has seen some positive movement recently as shares are up $5.88 (22%) from a price of $26.74 on July 12, 2012. The stock has moved up across its 200-day moving average of $29.29 today.

  • Nokia Corporation (NOK) closed the previous trading session at $1.73, gapping up to open at $1.95 today. Shares are up 8.4% and trading at a volume of 38.2 million. The stock is trading at 82.6% of its 50-day moving average and 48.4% of its 200-day moving average.

  • Somaxon Pharmaceuticals (SOMX) gapped up today, opening at 49 cents after closing the previous trading session at 42 cents. While trading at a volume of 1.2 million, the stock price has risen 5.6%. The stock has moved up across its 200-day moving average of 44 cents today.