High Volume Stocks Seeing Institutional Buying

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Compiled by Luis Gonzalez: The following is a list of today's high volume stocks. For each stock we'll list the Relative Volume indicator, which expresses today's volume as a multiple of the three month average daily volume.

In addition, all of these companies have seen significant institutional buying over the last three months.

The smart money seems to think there's more upside to these names. What do you think? Full details below.


Relative volume data sourced from Finviz, institutional data sourced from Reuters.

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The list has been sorted by the change in institutional ownership over the last three months.

1. Webster Financial Corp. (WBS): Regional Banks Industry. Market cap of $1.87B. Relative volume at 3.62. Institutional investors currently own 66,830,016 vs. 59,361,252 shares held three months ago (12.58% change). Short float at 4%, which implies a short ratio of 5.37 days. The stock has gained 54.96% over the last year.

2. ADTRAN Inc. (ADTN): Communication Equipment Industry. Market cap of $2.49B. Relative volume at 2.51. Institutional investors currently own 66,036,773 vs. 60,364,828 shares held three months ago (9.4% change). Short float at 16.22%, which implies a short ratio of 8.83 days. The stock has gained 76.76% over the last year.

3. Banro Corporation (BAA): Gold Industry. Market cap of $586.67M. Relative volume at 2.5. Institutional investors currently own 109,990,321 vs. 101,091,934 shares held three months ago (8.8% change). Short float at 0.73%, which implies a short ratio of 5.21 days. The stock has gained 69.5% over the last year.

4. Hyperdynamics Corporation (HDY): Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration Industry. Market cap of $874.79M. Relative volume at 5.66. Institutional investors currently own 2,260,654 vs. 2,096,630 shares held three months ago (7.82% change). Short float at 3.31%, which implies a short ratio of 2.41 days. The stock has gained 673.63% over the last year.

5. ADPT Corp (ADPT): Computer Based Systems Industry. Market cap of $345.29M. Relative volume at 3.48. Institutional investors currently own 18,520,353 vs. 17,718,548 shares held three months ago (4.53% change). Short float at 2.72%, which implies a short ratio of 14.62 days. The stock has lost -11.69% over the last year.

6. Coinstar Inc. (CSTR): Business Equipment Industry. Market cap of $1.31B. Relative volume at 2.5. Institutional investors currently own 42,837,895 vs. 41,055,911 shares held three months ago (4.34% change). Short float at 23.49%, which implies a short ratio of 3.98 days. The stock has gained 54.97% over the last year.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



This article appears in: Investing , Investing Ideas , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: ADPT , ADTN , BAA , CSTR , HDY , WBS

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