Spot Check on Stocks With Abnormal Activity CPI Card Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PMTS), Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ:LINC)

Shares of CPI Card Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PMTS) are experiencing unusual volume during today’s trading.  While the stock price moved along with the volume change, shares are touching $1.20 at the time of writing.  The day’s total volume of 1071905 this morning is in contrast from the three-month daily average of 339.62K.  When we divide the current volume by the three-month average volume, we get a relative volume of 3.71.

CPI Card Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PMTS)‘s market cap, the total dollar value of all of their outstanding shares, is 88.90m.  Including today’s unusual volume, CPI Card Group Inc.‘s stock is performing at -67.47% on the year.  For the week, the stock is performing -53.45%.  Over the past month the firm’s stock is -55.74%, -50.91% for the last quarter, -71.88% for the past six-months and -70.72% for the last year.

Current levels places CPI Card Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PMTS)’s stock about -67.57% from the 50-day high and -4.00% away from the 50-day low.  

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ:LINC) stock is experiencing unusual volume during today’s trading.  While the stock price moved along with the volume change, shares are touching $2.99.  The day’s total volume of 257317 this morning is in contrast from the three-month daily average of 43.27K.  When we divide the current volume by the three-month average volume, we get a relative volume of 6.98.

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

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ:LINC)‘s market cap, the total dollar value of all of their outstanding shares, is 83.10m.  Including today’s unusual volume, Lincoln Educational Services Corporation‘s stock is performing at 72.92% on the year.  For the week, the stock is performing 4.40%.  Over the past month the firm’s stock is 8.14%, 17.73% for the last quarter, 67.68% for the past six-months and 86.52% for the last year.

Current levels places Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ:LINC)’s stock about -20.05% from the 50-day high and 2.75% away from the 50-day low.  

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