Active Stocks In Afternoon Trading: CPY, BVSN, ENER, MSFT, NKTR, KOG, MHR, FRO

Stocks continue to trade mixed in afternoon trading with the Dow in positive territory while the Nasdaq and S&P are negative. Earnings from tech giants Microsoft and IBM are helping prop up the Dow. Google’s disappointing earnings and nagging concerns in Europe held the other two indices down. Right now the Dow is up 56 points, the Nasdaq has dropped 8 points and the S&P is off 3 points.

Here’s a quick look at some of the most active stocks trading today.

CPI Corporation (NYSE:CPY) is up 24.26% this afternoon at $1.68. CPY is trading heavy volume today as the stock is seeing a nice bounce after falling from over $5 in late December following poor third quarter results. CPY has traded 1.6 million shares so far today, more than five times its daily average. The company has a current market cap of 11.89 million.

BroadVision, Inc. (NASDAQ:BVSN) continues to go higher today and is up another 15.89% at $28.01. BVSN continues to trade extremely high volume compared to its daily average with 734 thousand shares traded today. The stock’s daily average volume is 95 thousand shares. BVSN shares are up $15 a share since early January. The company has a market cap of 130.89 million.

Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENER) is up 1.01% today at $1. ENER shares are trying to hold these small gains today after dipping more than $0.50 the previous two trading days. ENER has traded 4.5 million shares so far today, more than double its daily average. The company has a market cap of 54.34 million.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is up 5.01% this afternoon at $29.53. MSFT is up on heavy volume today following quarterly results that beat expectations. MSFT has traded 125.8 million shares so far today, well above its daily average of 54.2 million shares. The company has a market cap of 249 billion.

Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) is down 5.24% right now at $5.97. NKTR is trading above average volume today with 1.3 million shares traded. No recent news for NKTR, but overall the stock is up more 50% since late November and has been pulling back slightly in recent days. The company has a market cap of 677.97 million.

Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE:KOG) is down 5.69% at $9.19. KOG has traded 6.9 million shares this afternoon, 400 thousand more shares than its daily average. KOG has had choppy trading recently, but is up 150% since October. The company has a market cap of 1.93 billion.

Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (NYSE:MHR) has dropped 5.41% today at $5.5975. MHR has traded 3.3 million shares today and will finish the day with above average volume. Oil and natural gas companies have been getting hit in recent days as natural gas prices have plummeted. The company has a market cap of 743.79 million.

Frontline Ltd. (NYSE:FRO) is down 4.80% today at $4.76. FRO has traded 1.2 million shares today and trades 2.6 million shares a day on average. FRO is taking a bit of a hit today, but is still in an upward trend for the past month and a half. In that period, FRO shares have jumped from less than $3 to over $5. The company has a market cap of 371.38 million.

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