Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Huge Volume Spike in LED Stocks: It Looks Real This Time (CREE, VECO, AIXG)

On Friday there was explosive volume in the LED stocks on news that China is going to be phasing out larger incandescent bulbs over the next year and smaller bulbs over the next three years.  The volume was three-times and four-times normal in many of these stocks.  What is different about the news is that [...]

Chart Damage in Apple on Above-Average Volume (AAPL)

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has been the greatest growth story of the last decade.  It has also been the greatest product company of the last decade.  But now it is a company fighting wars on many fronts, and the iPad and iPhone are actually competing for business of Mac sales.  You already know that.  What [...]

Sizing Up Express-1 (XPO, URI)

It is rare to see a day-two run on massive volume that grows even more than on the day the news came out, but that is what we are seeing today in shares of Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc. (AMEX: XPO).  We wanted to dig in here to see if the run can continue. Late in [...]

Odds-Making: Is Brocade Really Bait For Dell? (BRCD, DELL, CSCO, HPQ)

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRCD) is seeing a price and volume spike this morning after an analyst named Paul Mansky at Canaccord Genuity noted that Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) should acquire the company.  Our own take is that Brocade should have already been acquired, but here it remains an independent company and Cisco Systems [...]

Volume Spike Analysis in Broadwind Energy (BWEN)

Broadwind Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWEN) has had a rough year as the wind power sector is just facing the equivalent of “no-wind” on the financial side.  Shares were at $1.66 this morning after a $1.76 close on Friday and the 52-week trading range is $1.21 to $3.88. Now this morning came news that The U.S. [...]

Volume Spike Analysis in Penson (PNSN)

Penson Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: PNSN) is experiencing a massive volume spike for the second day in a row that marks a third day down.  We have no data indicating this, but the extreme volume spike with lower prices in the securities clearing and processing firm is looking very similar to what we saw when major [...]

Interest in Nuance Resurfaces (NUAN, AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, ADBE)

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) has just seen a massive jump on rumors that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is in talks “of an unknown nature” as per reports from the blog TechCrunch.  MarketWatch noted this is likely a licensing deal for its speech recognition software. For whatever this is worth, we have considered that Nuance [...]

The Alcoa Buyout Rumors (AA)

Alcoa, Inc. (NYSE: AA) is up today on buyout rumors, but there are some concerns that these may be overblown. Rio Tinto is the supposed bidder here… Shares have already doubled normal trading volume and then some with over 52 million shares traded as of 1:10 PM EST versus an average volume of about 25 [...]

Volume Dark Horse: Astea (ATEA)

Astea International Inc. (Nasdaq: ATEA) may not exactly be a household name but the price surge and volume spike alone should have traders, speculators, and small-cap investors busy today and well into next week.  The company is a “provider of service lifecycle management and mobility solutions” and it is up big after earnings.  For its [...]

Websense Volume Spike Alert: M&A Rumor (WBSN)

Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN) just saw a major volume spike on WSJ reports that the company is now exploring a sale.  The online monitoring and security company saw shares pop on major volume. At 1:47 PM EST we have shares up 9.5% at $22.37 on more than 1.77 million shares versus an average daily volume [...]