Several of the volume leaders trading on the NYSE on Thursday were companies with share prices below the 10.00 level including Citigroup (C), Sprint Nextel Corporation (S), Alcatel Lucent (ALU), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), and Nokia Corp. (NOK).
Citigroup Inc. (C) continued its trend as the most heavily traded stock on the NYSE on Monday as volume hit 362,599,066 but trading was still far short of its trading volume average of 565,288,000 and shares actually closed down 0.44% at 4.52 on the day. The company, which provides consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions with a range of financial products and services, including consumer banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, and wealth management, is trading below their 50-day moving average of 4.82 but is still above its 200-day moving average of 4.26.
Sprint Nextel Corporation (S) shares had a busier than average trading day on Monday as volume hit 65,564,435, nearly 14 million more shares traded than average. The extra activity pushed shares north 3.23% on the day to close at 4.48. Sprint, which offers wireless and wireline communications products and services to consumers, businesses, and government users in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S, managed to push past their 50-day moving average of 4.39 thanks to the big day as well as their 200-day moving average of 4.41.
Alcatel Lucent (ALU) put together another big day of volume on Monday with 49,731,658shares moving hands, more than 21 million shares above its average yet shares dipped 1.94% to close at 5.55. That dip came despite ALU setting a new 52-week high of 5.79 during the day. ALU, which offers products, solutions, and transformation services that enable service providers, enterprises, governments, and strategic industries to deliver voice, data, and video communication services to end-users worldwide, are still comfortably ahead of the 50-day moving average of 3.78 and 200-day moving average of 3.14.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) saw their trading volume surpass their average on Monday as they finished the day with 29,789,610 moving hands, slightly above their average of 25,644,600. Despite the positive volume the company’s share price took a hit, falling 4.17% to close at 8.84. Shares in AMD, which provides processing solutions for the computing and graphics markets in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia, managed to remain above the company’s 50-day moving average of 8.44 as well as their 200-day moving average of 7.63.
Nokia Corp. (NOK) finished the day among the most heavily traded stocks on the NYSE with trading volume hitting 24,201,080 but that figure was nearly 3 million fewer shares than the company’s average and the price per share actually fell 1.77% to close at 8.34. NOK, which manufactures and sells mobile devices, and provides Internet and digital mapping and navigation services worldwide, slipped further behind their 50-day moving average of 10.10 and their 200-day moving average of 9.79.