Session Recap: Viewing Unusual Volume for These Stocks: Nxstage Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTM) and MutualFirst Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:MFSF)

Nxstage Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTM) shares are seeing unusual volume mid-trading session today.  While the stock price moved along with the volume change, shares are touching $29.72.  The day’s total volume of 23703317 this morning is in contrast from the three-month daily average of 574.30K.  When we divide the current volume by the three-month average volume, we get a relative volume of 48.48.

Nxstage Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTM)‘s market cap, the total dollar value of all of their outstanding shares, is 1520.53m.  Including today’s unusual volume, Nxstage Medical, Inc.‘s stock is performing at -11.71% on the year.  For the week, the stock is performing -2.16%.  Over the past month the firm’s stock is -3.78%, -15.82% for the last quarter, -14.33% for the past six-months and -2.94% for the last year.

Current levels places Nxstage Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTM)’s stock about 16.35% from the 50-day high and 38.47% away from the 50-day low.  

Investors are on alert as MutualFirst Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:MFSF)’s stock is experiencing unusual volume during today’s trading.  While the stock price moved along with the volume change, shares are touching $35.10.  The day’s total volume of 28138 this morning is in contrast from the three-month daily average of 11.77K. 

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

MutualFirst Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:MFSF)‘s market cap, the total dollar value of all of their outstanding shares, is 257.65m.  Including today’s unusual volume, MutualFirst Financial, Inc.‘s stock is performing at 6.19% on the year.  For the week, the stock is performing 1.01%.  Over the past month the firm’s stock is 4.77%, 3.99% for the last quarter, 7.82% for the past six-months and 27.96% for the last year.

Current levels places MutualFirst Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:MFSF)’s stock about -4.88% from the 50-day high and 13.04% away from the 50-day low.  

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