Today, these stocks gapped down with open prices significantly lower than the close on the previous trading day:

  • Elan Corporation plc (ELN) gapped down today, opening at $11.54 after closing the previous trading session at $13.51. The stock price is down 13.4% with a volume of 7.5 million. The stock has been going in a negative direction over the last month, dropping $2.57 (-18%) from a price of $14.28 on June 22, 2012. The stock has moved down across its 200-day moving average of $13.49 today.

  • With an opening price of $90.83, Strayer Education (STRA) gapped down from its previous close of $101.62. Shares are down 8.6%, trading at a volume of 148,147. Shares are down $8.97 (-8.8%) from a price of $101.81 on July 17, 2012. The stock has moved down across its 50-day moving average of $98.78 today.

  • Volterra Semiconductor Corporation (VLTR) gapped down today, opening at $22.05 after closing the previous trading session at $25.22. While trading at a volume of 594,594, the stock price has fallen 14%. Over the last three months, the stock has lost $10.56 (-32.7%) from a price of $32.25 on April 26, 2012. The stock has moved down across its 50-day moving average of $25.11 today.