Fuqi International Inc. (Nasdaq: FUQI) improved 14 percent Thursday to $5.73. Volume of 1,098,559 shares was a 40-percent boost on its full-day average.
Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) was a volume leader Thursday, dealing in 37,626,398 shares, short of its full-day average of 55,284,200. Share prices skidded 0.6 percent, however, to $20.89, on word the chip-maker was seen as winning E.U. acceptance for its deal to acquire McAfee.
Life Partners Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: LPHI) shares peeled off 17.2 percent to $12.45. Volume was 539,205 shares, triple its daily average, on word the company is under investigation by the SEC.