GSV Capital, American Public Education Among Stocks Gapping Down Friday

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Here are stocks that gapped down today with opening prices significantly lower than the previous trading day's close:

  • GSV Capital (NASDAQ:GSVC) opened at $16.27 after closing the previous trading session at $18.23, gapping down. Shares are down 8.2%, trading at a volume of 2.6 million. Over the last month, the share price has dropped $3.19 (-16%) from $19.93 on April 12, 2012. The stock has dropped a step closer to its 200-day moving average, sitting just 1.3% above the mark.

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  • American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) gapped down today, opening at $27.75 after closing the previous trading session at $31.87. Shares are trading at a volume of 278,892 at a price decrease of 8.2%. The stock is down over the last three months, having fallen $12.04 (-29.2%) from $41.29 on February 14, 2012. The stock is trading at 82.9% of its 50-day moving average and 76.1% of its 200-day moving average.
  • After closing the previous trading session at $5.69, PROLOR Biotech (AMEX:PBTH) gapped down with an opening price of $5.10. While trading at a volume of 963,938, the stock price has fallen 8.8%. The stock has fallen over the last three months, dropping $1.45 (-21.8%) from $6.64 on February 14, 2012. The stock has moved down across its 50-day moving average of $5.66 today.
  • With an opening price of 81 cents, Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX) gapped down from its previous close of 94 cents. Shares are down 14%, trading at a volume of 1.7 million. Shares are down over the last two months as the price has dropped 30 cents (-27.2%) from a price of $1.11 on March 14, 2012. The stock is trading at 82.1% of its 50-day moving average and 82.5% of its 200-day moving average.
  • Openwave Systems (NASDAQ:UPIP) opened at $2.49 after closing the previous trading session at $2.84, gapping down. Shares are trading at a volume of 428,230 at a price decrease of 7.4%.

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