Spot Check on Stocks With Abnormal Activity Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ:DEST), A.H. Belo Corporation (NYSE:AHC)

Shares of Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ:DEST) are experiencing unusual volume during today’s trading.  While the stock price moved along with the volume change, shares are touching $1.35 at the time of writing.  The day’s total volume of 262348 this morning is in contrast from the three-month daily average of 105.53K.  When we divide the current volume by the three-month average volume, we get a relative volume of 2.92.

Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ:DEST)‘s market cap, the total dollar value of all of their outstanding shares, is 17.09m.  Including today’s unusual volume, Destination Maternity Corporation‘s stock is performing at -74.47% on the year.  For the week, the stock is performing -22.81%.  Over the past month the firm’s stock is -58.75%, -64.13% for the last quarter, -76.84% for the past six-months and -77.36% for the last year.

Current levels places Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ:DEST)’s stock about -72.89% from the 50-day high and 12.50% away from the 50-day low.  

A.H. Belo Corporation (NYSE:AHC) stock is experiencing unusual volume during today’s trading.  While the stock price moved along with the volume change, shares are touching $4.95.  The day’s total volume of 48337 this morning is in contrast from the three-month daily average of 18.15K.  When we divide the current volume by the three-month average volume, we get a relative volume of 3.13.

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

A.H. Belo Corporation (NYSE:AHC)‘s market cap, the total dollar value of all of their outstanding shares, is 108.19m.  Including today’s unusual volume, A.H. Belo Corporation‘s stock is performing at -22.83% on the year.  For the week, the stock is performing -6.67%.  Over the past month the firm’s stock is -9.26%, -19.67% for the last quarter, -24.62% for the past six-months and -12.50% for the last year.

Current levels places A.H. Belo Corporation (NYSE:AHC)’s stock about -15.66% from the 50-day high and 2.06% away from the 50-day low.  

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