TOTAL S.A., Apollo Group Among Stocks Down on High Volume Tuesday

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These are stocks that are down on high volume today:

  • TOTAL S.A.  (NYSE:TOT) is trading down on above-normal volume today, seeing a price drop on a volume of 19.8 million, or 8.6 times its average daily volume. The stock price is $51.55, reflecting a 5.9% decrease. The share price has dropped $4.68 (-8.3%) from $56.23 on February 27, 2012. The stock has moved down across its 200-day moving average of $51.74 today.

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  • Apollo Group (NASDAQ:APOL) is trading down on a volume of 6.2 million, or 3.2 times its average daily volume. A decrease of 7.8% has brought the stock price to $39.83. Shares are down over the last two months as the price has dropped $14.63 (-26.9%) from a price of $54.46 on January 27, 2012. The stock is trading at 85.9% of its 50-day moving average and 82.4% of its 200-day moving average.
  • Hatteras Financial (NYSE:HTS) is trading down on above-average volume today, seeing a price drop on a volume of nine million, or 6.2 times its average daily volume. The stock price has dropped 2.3% to $27.39. The stock has been going in a negative direction over the last month, dropping $1.34 (-4.7%) from a price of $28.73 on February 27, 2012. The stock has dropped a step closer to its 200-day moving average, sitting just 1% above the mark.
  • MAP Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MAPP) is seeing its price fall on above-normal volume today, as 9.5 million shares have moved, or 11.2 times its average daily volume. Trading at $16.72, the stock is down 2.5%. Share price improved over the last three months, now up $3.30 (24.6%) from $13.42 on December 28, 2011. The stock is trading 4.6% above its 50-day moving average and 11.9% above its 200-day moving average.
  • Mcmoran Exploration (NYSE:MMR) is down on high volume today, trading with volume of 11.9 million, or five times its average daily volume. The stock is down 10.7% to $10.85. The stock has been losing steam over the last month, slipping $3.76 (-25.8%) from a price of $14.61 on February 27, 2012. The stock is trading at 81% of its 50-day moving average and 80.8% of its 200-day moving average.
  • Trading at a volume of 6.9 million, or 1.9 times its average daily volume, Heckmann Corporation (NYSE:HEK) is down on high volume today. The stock price has slipped 2.7% to $4.46. Over the last three months, the stock has lost $2.29 (-33.9%) from a price of $6.75 on December 28, 2011. The stock is trading at 90.8% of its 50-day moving average and 79.6% of its 200-day moving average.
  • Neurocrine Biosciences (NASDAQ:NBIX) is trading down on a volume of 2.4 million, or 2.3 times its standard daily volume. Shares have fallen 12.1% to $7.90. The stock has been dipping in the last two months, down 88 cents (-10%) from a price of $8.78 on January 27, 2012. The stock is trading 3.6% above its 200-day moving average.
  • Strayer Education (NASDAQ:STRA) is seeing its price fall on above-normal volume today, as 187,191 shares have moved, or 1.6 times its average daily volume. Trading at $97.46, the stock is down 2.9%. The stock is down over the last two months, having fallen $12.69 (-11.5%) from a price of $110.15 on January 27, 2012. The stock has moved down across its 200-day moving average of $100.26 today.
  • Charming Shoppes (NASDAQ:CHRS) is down on high volume today, trading with volume of 2.5 million, or 1.6 times its average daily volume. The stock price is $5.45, reflecting a 6.5% decrease. Over the last two months, shares have shown some positive movement as the price has climbed 50 cents (10.1%) from a price of $4.95 on January 27, 2012. The stock is trading 17.2% above its 200-day moving average.

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