Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMRS) and Leading Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBIX) Experiencing Unusual Activity Mid-day

Shares of Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMRS) are experiencing unusual volume during today’s trading.  While the stock price moved along with the volume change, shares are touching $3.72 at the time of writing.  The day’s total volume of 763867 this morning is in contrast from the three-month daily average of 279.60K.  When we divide the current volume by the three-month average volume, we get a relative volume of 3.20.

Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMRS)‘s market cap, the total dollar value of all of their outstanding shares, is 117.77m.  Including today’s unusual volume, Amyris, Inc.‘s stock is performing at -70.87% on the year.  For the week, the stock is performing 26.59%.  Over the past month the firm’s stock is 31.28%, 2.24% for the last quarter, -54.45% for the past six-months and -51.67% for the last year.

Current levels places Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMRS)’s stock about -13.89% from the 50-day high and 100.00% away from the 50-day low.  

Leading Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBIX) stock is experiencing unusual volume during today’s trading.  While the stock price moved along with the volume change, shares are touching $1.06.  The day’s total volume of 215963 this morning is in contrast from the three-month daily average of 13.32K.  When we divide the current volume by the three-month average volume, we get a relative volume of 18.99.

Why is this important?

Trading volume is a hugely important consideration for any investor.  By watching how many shares are trading hands and looking for any changes in that activity, trading opportunities can be spotted along with a deeper understanding of the reliability of other indicators on the stock. 

Looking Back

Leading Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBIX)‘s market cap, the total dollar value of all of their outstanding shares, is 2.49m.  Including today’s unusual volume, Leading Brands, Inc.‘s stock is performing at -38.56% on the year.  For the week, the stock is performing 2.16%.  Over the past month the firm’s stock is -20.34%, -48.07% for the last quarter, -46.04% for the past six-months and -56.07% for the last year.

Current levels places Leading Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBIX)’s stock about -37.28% from the 50-day high and 24.71% away from the 50-day low.  

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