Unusual Activity Sighted in Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF), and Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE:THC) Shares

Shares of Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) are experiencing unusual volume during today’s trading.  While the stock price moved along with the volume change, shares are touching $11.85 at the time of writing.  The day’s total volume of 10037502 this morning is in contrast from the three-month daily average of 1672.90K.  When we divide the current volume by the three-month average volume, we get a relative volume of 7.05.

Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF)‘s market cap, the total dollar value of all of their outstanding shares, is 1367.81m.  Including today’s unusual volume, Dean Foods Company‘s stock is performing at -31.27% on the year.  For the week, the stock is performing -0.20%.  Over the past month the firm’s stock is -7.54%, -21.62% for the last quarter, -24.70% for the past six-months and -20.46% for the last year.

Current levels places Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF)’s stock about -36.65% from the 50-day high and -19.11% away from the 50-day low.  

Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE:THC) stock is experiencing unusual volume during today’s trading.  While the stock price moved along with the volume change, shares are touching $14.64.  The day’s total volume of 10034867 this morning is in contrast from the three-month daily average of 2615.51K.  When we divide the current volume by the three-month average volume, we get a relative volume of 4.51.

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

Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE:THC)‘s market cap, the total dollar value of all of their outstanding shares, is 1690.86m.  Including today’s unusual volume, Tenet Healthcare Corp.‘s stock is performing at 12.47% on the year.  For the week, the stock is performing -3.80%.  Over the past month the firm’s stock is -10.51%, -6.76% for the last quarter, -9.19% for the past six-months and -39.26% for the last year.

Current levels places Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE:THC)’s stock about -30.93% from the 50-day high and -10.38% away from the 50-day low.  

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