Today, these stocks gapped down with open prices significantly lower than the close on the previous trading day:
- With an opening price of $53.93, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) gapped down from its previous close of $61.11. Shares are down 9.2%, trading at a volume of seven million. The stock is trading 19.4% above its 200-day moving average.
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- After closing the previous trading session at $12.33, Barclays (NYSE:BCS) gapped down with an opening price of $10.65. The stock price is down 14.8% with a volume of 5.7 million. The stock has lost momentum over the last three months, losing $4.73 (-31%) from $15.24 on April 2, 2012. The stock has moved down across its 50-day moving average of $12.13 today.
- With an opening price of $6.44, Royal Bank of Scotland (NYSE:RBS) gapped down from its previous close of $7.33. Shares have dropped 12.1%, trading at a volume of 548,687. Over the last three months, the stock has lost $2.43 (-27.4%) from a price of $8.87 on April 2, 2012. The stock has moved down across its 50-day moving average of $7.09 today.