Trader Alert: Unusual Volume Spotted in NanoString Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:NSTG), and First Potomac Realty Trust (NYSE:FPO)

NanoString Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:NSTG) shares are seeing unusual volume mid-trading session today.  While the stock price moved along with the volume change, shares are touching $16.39.  The day’s total volume of 566070 this morning is in contrast from the three-month daily average of 178.20K.  When we divide the current volume by the three-month average volume, we get a relative volume of 3.72.

NanoString Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:NSTG)‘s market cap, the total dollar value of all of their outstanding shares, is 411.74m.  Including today’s unusual volume, NanoString Technologies, Inc.‘s stock is performing at -26.32% on the year.  For the week, the stock is performing 5.66%.  Over the past month the firm’s stock is 16.77%, 7.88% for the last quarter, -10.61% for the past six-months and 0.43% for the last year.

Current levels places NanoString Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:NSTG)’s stock about -2.34% from the 50-day high and 24.42% away from the 50-day low.  

Investors are on alert as First Potomac Realty Trust (NYSE:FPO)’s stock is experiencing unusual volume during today’s trading.  While the stock price moved along with the volume change, shares are touching $11.14.  The day’s total volume of 2561177 this morning is in contrast from the three-month daily average of 672.04K. 

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

First Potomac Realty Trust (NYSE:FPO)‘s market cap, the total dollar value of all of their outstanding shares, is 652.63m.  Including today’s unusual volume, First Potomac Realty Trust‘s stock is performing at 1.37% on the year.  For the week, the stock is performing 0.09%.  Over the past month the firm’s stock is 0.09%, 1.83% for the last quarter, 17.80% for the past six-months and 16.56% for the last year.

Current levels places First Potomac Realty Trust (NYSE:FPO)’s stock about -1.29% from the 50-day high and 0.81% away from the 50-day low.  

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