Stocks have held their early gains throughout the day today. A strong jobs report sent the major stock indexes up more than 1% this morning and they have stayed their much of the day. The Dow has gained 140 points today, the Nasdaq is up 44 points and the S&P 500 is up 17 points.
Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) is up 4.30% this afternoon at $7.76. BAC has traded 302 million shares so far today and trades 268 million shares a day on average. BAC shares climbed alongside the overall market today following good jobs numbers this morning. The company has a market cap of 82.16 billion.
Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) is up 4.08% today at $12.77. F has traded 65 million shares today, 10 million more shares than it typically trades everyday. F shares also climbed after the unemployment fell last month to 8.3%. The company has a market cap of 48.60 billion.
Sirius XM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI) is up 1.18% this afternoon at $2.14. SIRI has traded 52 million shares so far today and trades 55 million shares a day on average. Sirius announced today that 5-time Grammy winning musician Ziggy Marley will host a new show on Sirius XM. The company has a market cap of 8.04 billion.
Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S) is up 4.07% today at $2.30. S has traded 41.7 million shares today, 5 million shares more than its daily average. S shares have rallied more than $0.20 over the past three trading days. The company has a market cap of 6.88 billion.
Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) is up 10.79% this afternoon at $54.67. GILD has traded 33 million shares so far today, well above its daily average of 9.4 million shares. GILD shares rose today after positive results from its Hepatitis C drug trial. The company has a market cap of 40.97 billion.
Genworth Financial Inc. (NYSE:GNW) is up 13.81% today at $9.14. GNW has traded 26.3 million shares today, nearly triple the stock’s daily average volume. GNW shares are up today after posting strong fourth quarter results and saw its mortgage business improve. The company has a market cap of 4.48 billion.
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