Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) is down 1.68% today at $5.28. NOK has traded 26.8 million shares at midday and trades 30.9 million shares a day on average. Nokia shares have been falling the past three days from around $5.80 to a low today of $5.28. NOK shares were downgraded on Tuesday by Oppenheimer to underperform. The company has a market cap of 19.55 billion.
Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) is down 9.22% in midday trading at $14.53. SPLS is down on heavy volume today with over 26 million shares traded so far today, more than 3 times its average volume. Staples shares fell today after the company said it expects weak demand in Europe. The company has a market cap of 10.21 billion.
Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE:KOG) is down 5.04% today at $9.80. KOG has traded 18.3 million shares so far today, well above its daily average of 6.5 million shares. KOG shares are down after posting a loss in the fourth quarter due to higher costs. The company has a market cap of 2.04 billion.
News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) is up 2.04% in midday trading at $20.22. NWSA trades 15.5 million shares so far today and trades 16.5 million shares a day on average. News Corp. announced today that James Murdoc has stepped down as executive chairman of News International. The company has a market cap of 49.90 billion.
Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX) is up 0.82% today at $1.23. PEIX shares were as high as $1.36 earlier today. The stock dipped yesterday after the company missed EPS estimates for the fourth quarter by $0.06. PEIX has traded 9.4 million shares today, 3 million shares more than its daily average. The company has a market cap of 112.65 million.