U.S. Markets are posting big gains on the last day of the month today, topping off the best January in 15 years. Confident trading came after strong data regarding manufacturing was released showing a boost in factory output during January according to the Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index. The Commerce Department also released positive data showing that construction spending rose by 1.5 percent during December.
Positive news from Europe also helped in pushing global markets higher during Wednesday’s session. Greece and the International Monetary Fund stated that negotiations for important debt deals are almost over. That raised hopes that the country will avoid a default in the Spring.
Here’s a look at some of the most active stock in the U.S.
Liquidity Services (NASDAQ:LQDT) is trading over 2.2 percent higher today with a 549 percent volume change compared to its 3 months average volume of 310,389. The company just announced a quarterly profit of $9.1 million, or 28 cents per share on revenue of $106 million.
IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IACI) is sitting over 9.9 percent higher today at $47.35 per share. The company has a volume change of 405 percent totaling 3.4 million shares. The company posted a 170 percent rise in fourth quarter profits.
CommVault Systems (NASDAQ:CVLT) is trading over 7 percent higher today with a volume increase of 340 percent compared to its 3 month daily average. The company posted adjusted earnings of 27 cents per share during its third quarter, topping analyst expectations by 2 cents per share.
MarketAxess Holdings (NASDAQ:MKTX) posted revenue of $45.1 million with a net income of $18.9 million, or 29 cents per share during its fourth quarter. The earnings release led to a 6 rally in the company’s stock. MKTX has seen a volume change of 189 percent.
Credicorp Ltd. (NYSE:BAP) is seeing a 132 percent increase in volume today compared to its 3 month average. The company is expected to release its fourth quarter earnings tomorrow.
The Dow is currently trading 122 points higher at 12,755 while the Nasdaq trades 36 points higher at 2850.
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