A quote from nasdaq highlights the importance of a stock's volume when it is unusual "Seeing today's unusual volume on a stock is like seeing people standing in line overnight to buy the latest and greatest gadget or must-have item. Unusual volume tells you something important is going on with a stock, and you should pay attention"

Below is a list of stocks with unusual volume for the stock market trading session of October 18, 2010. Like any stocks, there can be stock gainers and stock losers with unusual volume.

The text in the above quote seems to be aimed at rising stocks. Unusual volume for loser stocks has a different meaning, particularly if the stock market is rising, while the losing stock is down with unusual volume.

Today's date is October 18, 2010.

Ticker Company Sector Industry
AGAM AGA Medical Holdings, Inc. Healthcare Medical Appliances & Equipment
ROAC Rock of Ages Corp. Services Personal Services
HIHO Highway Holdings Ltd. Industrial Goods Metal Fabrication
VGIT Vanguard Interm-Tm Govt Bd Idx ETF Financial Exchange Traded Fund
PIP PharmAthene, Inc. Healthcare Biotechnology
ULGX Urologix, Inc. Healthcare Medical Appliances & Equipment
FDM First Trust Dow Jones Select MicroCp Idx Financial Exchange Traded Fund
RUK Reed Elsevier plc Services Publishing - Periodicals
ZTR Zweig Total Return Fund Inc. Financial Closed-End Fund - Debt
ISTA ISTA Pharmaceuticals Inc. Healthcare Drug Manufacturers - Other
ASTM Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. Healthcare Biotechnology
CTDC China Technology Development Group Corporation Industrial Goods Industrial Equipment & Components
MAGS Magal Security Systems Ltd. Services Security & Protection Services
EU WisdomTree Dreyfus Euro Financial Exchange Traded Fund
SHMR Shamir Optical Industry, Ltd. Healthcare Medical Appliances & Equipment
EAR HearUSA Inc. Healthcare Specialized Health Services
ZOOM ZOOM Technologies, Inc. Technology Communication Equipment
COPX Global X Copper Miners ETF Financial Exchange Traded Fund
MIPI Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Healthcare Biotechnology
CRWS Crown Crafts Inc. Consumer Goods Textile - Apparel Clothing
DOVR Dover Saddlery, Inc. Services Sporting Goods Stores
LBIX Leading Brands Inc. Consumer Goods Beverages - Soft Drinks
UVG ProShares Ultra Russell1000 Value Financial Exchange Traded Fund
CAW CCA Industries Inc. Consumer Goods Personal Products
IGR ING Clarion Global Real Estate Income Fund Financial Closed-End Fund - Foreign
FAX Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund Inc. Financial Closed-End Fund - Debt
KRS ProShares Short KBW Regional Banking Financial Exchange Traded Fund
EMM SPDR Dow Jones Mid Cap Financial Exchange Traded Fund
PFO Flaherty & Crumrine Preferred Income Opportunity Fund Incorporated Financial Closed-End Fund - Debt
NTC Nuveen Connecticut Premium Income Municipal Fund Financial Closed-End Fund - Debt
TSTR TerreStar Corporation Technology Diversified Communication Services
DSI iShares KLD 400 Social Index Financial Exchange Traded Fund
ADES ADA-ES, Inc. Industrial Goods Pollution & Treatment Controls
CTCH Commtouch Software Ltd. Technology Internet Service Providers
NSTC Ness Technologies Inc. Technology Information Technology Services
NEXS Nexxus Lighting, Inc. Technology Communication Equipment
PETS PetMed Express Inc. Healthcare Drug Delivery
KWK Quicksilver Resources Inc. Basic Materials Independent Oil & Gas
PSI PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors Financial Exchange Traded Fund
GORO Gold Resource Corp Basic Materials Gold
CTIB CTI Industries Corp. Consumer Goods Rubber & Plastics
FAC First Acceptance Corp. Financial Property & Casualty Insurance
DYY PowerShares DB Commodity Dble Long ETN Financial Exchange Traded Fund
WHRT World Heart Corp. Healthcare Medical Appliances & Equipment
ISR IsoRay, Inc. Healthcare Medical Instruments & Supplies
REXI Resource America Inc. Financial Asset Management
AHII Animal Health International, Inc. Services Medical Equipment Wholesale
CORN Teucrium Corn Fund ETV Financial Exchange Traded Fund
FUEL SMF Energy Corporation Services Basic Materials Wholesale

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