A few stocks are up on high volume today:

  • Dollar General (DG) was up on high volume today, trading with volume of 8.4 million, or three times its average daily volume. At $50.07, share price climbed 3.2%. Share price is up, having risen $1 (2%) from $51.07 on August 1, 2012. The stock has moved up across its 200-day moving average of $48.64 today.

  • Gap (GPS) saw its price climb on above-normal volume, as 10 million shares, which is 1.6 times the stock's average daily volume, changed hands. The stock price reached $36.11, a 2.7% increase. The stock is trading 11% above its 50-day moving average and 23.3% above its 200-day moving average.

  • Costco Wholesale (COST) was up on high volume today, after trading at a volume of 2.4 million, or two times its average daily volume. The stock price hit $98.59, a 1.5% increase. Share price is up $2.65 (2.8%) from $95.94 on August 1, 2012. The stock is trading 3.1% above its 50-day moving average and 8.6% above its 200-day moving average.

  • Forest Labs (FRX) saw its price spike on above-average volume today, as 3.4 million shares, which is 1.8 times the stock's average daily volume, traded hands. Share price improved 1.1% to $35.04. Shares have been on on the rise over the past month, climbing $2.07 (6.3%) from a price of $32.97 on August 1, 2012. The stock is trading 2.3% above its 50-day moving average and 3.4% above its 200-day moving average.

  • The Buckle (BKE) was up on high volume today, after trading at a volume of 1.2 million, or 3.6 times its average daily volume. At $46.28, share price went up 7.1%. Share price is up, having risen $9.17 (24.7%) from $37.11 on August 1, 2012. The stock is trading 15% above its 50-day moving average and 9.6% above its 200-day moving average.

  • Elan Corporation plc (ELN) saw its price spike on above-average volume today, as 4.4 million shares, which is 1.6 times the stock's average daily volume, traded hands. The stock price hit $11.54, a 2.2% increase. Shares are down over the last two months as the price has dropped $2.59 (-18.3%) from a price of $14.13 on July 3, 2012. The stock has climbed a step closer to its 50-day moving average, sitting at just 95.6% of the mark.

  • Esterline Technologies Corporation (ESL) was up on high volume today, trading with volume of 381,582, or 2.4 times its average daily volume. The stock price reached $52.94, a 1.8% increase. The stock has been on a downward trajectory over the last two months, slipping $12.16 (-18.7%) from a price of $65.10 on July 3, 2012. The stock has climbed a step closer to its 50-day moving average, sitting at just 94.1% of the mark.

  • Redwood (RWT) experienced a price hike on above-average volume today, trading at a volume of 1.3 million, or 1.8 times its standard daily volume. The stock price experienced a 1.1% increase, coming in at $14.24. Share price is up, having risen $1.55 (12.2%) from $12.69 on August 1, 2012. The stock is trading 6.9% above its 50-day moving average and 13.8% above its 200-day moving average.