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  • 10 MORE stocks showing unusual MONEY volume with no price movement...yet 0 comments
    Apr 1, 2011 8:40 AM | about stocks: OLED, MBND, ACHN, GURE, MEIP, ACTG, VRGY, ISIG, MITSY, BSPM
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    Last week I gave you ten stocks that were showing unusual volume activity but hadn't changed so much in price yet.



    Well I though't I'd try and back up my post last week with some results a week later. Below is the one week performance of the stocks I said might rise.


                   close(3/23)  close(3/30)

    SNBC------3.30------------3.58------ + 8%

    PZZI  ------2.00------------2.05------ +3%

    OVRL------2.32------------2.18------ -6%

    PSMT------33.86------------36.57------ +8%

    HBHC------32.47------------33.00------ +2%

    HA     ------6.07------------5.99------ -1%

    GPOR------32.58------------35.41------ +9%

    EEI    ------20.16------------18.87------ -6%

    PLAB------8.08------------8.91------ + 9%

    WTSLA----3.55------------4.18------ + 18%


    As you can see, their performance was quite impressive, with an average gain of 4.4%! For comparison the Nasdaq gained just 1.3% over that same time.


    So this week I thought I'd do it again and give you ten more stocks showing unusual activity, with no price movement. This time, I'll try and improve on the measure a bit and make the assumption that increased volume isn't exactly what we're looking for, but increased money flowing into the stock is what we're looking for. Therefore I'll modify my metric from last week and change:


    volume --> volume*price

    or, in other words, how much money is exactly going into a stock. I believe this is a more accurate gauge of unusual activity because volume can be artificially inflated it the price falls, but a measure of pure money going into the stock accounts for this. Everything else remains the same, and for this week here is what the computer program picks up...


     Symbol     Money STDs above normal      Price STDs above normal 

    PANL               16.5906                                        0.706   

    MBND             13.7489                                        0.7927   

    ACHN              10.2386                                       0.6756   

    GFRE                8.7188                                        -0.002   

    MSHL               7.4808                                        0.3453   

    ACTG               7.4762                                       -0.4468  

    VRGY               7.0326                                       -0.0187   

    ISIG                   6.125                                          0.2311   

    MITSY              5.7848                                        0.2481   

    BSPM               5.7789                                         0.604


    As usual, no promises, and don't make any investment decisions purely on my calculations. Do your own research.

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