Barnwell Industries Inc. (AMEX: BRN) shares gained 23.6% to $7.50 Wednesday. Volume of 183,617 shares dwarfed its full-day average of 9,411. Barnwell engages in oil and natural gas exploration, development, production and sales in Canada.
Microsoft Inc. (Nasdaq: MSFT) traded in 42,033,218 shares Wednesday, approaching its daily average of 57,414,000. Prices for MSFT nudged ahead 1.2 percent to $28.45.
Republic First Bancorp. (Nasdaq: FRBK) fell 8 percent Wednesday to $2.75 Volume for the stock was 132,273 shares, or about 2 1/2 its daily average. FRBK is a full-service, state-chartered commercial bank with offices and branches throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.