Buckeye Technologies Inc. (NYSE: BKI) shares spiked 18.1 percent to $24.94, on volume of 1.6 million shares, beating its daily average of 449,548, on strong quarterly earnings of $17.1 million, or 42 cents a share, on sales of $209.5 million. That compares to net income of $46.3 million, of $1.18 per share, on sales of $183.3 million, a year ago.
Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT) was among the volume leaders Wednesday, exchanging 45.7 million shares compared to a daily average of 57.9 million. Share prices improved 1.2 percent to $28.80, on news the software giant shipped two million Windows phones last quarter.
China Xiniya Fashion Inc. (NYSE: XNY) shares tumbled 11.7 percent to $6.50, on volume of 483,556 shares, nearly double its daily average, after renewing its sponsorship agreement with a leading pop star in China