Independent Bank Corp. (Nasdaq: IBCP) shot 42 percent in price Thursday to $2.30. Volume of 859,892 shares trounced its daily average of 140,452. IBCP is the holding company of Independent Bank, a Michigan-based community bank.
Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) was again among the volume leaders, trading in 156,548,729 shares, catching up on a full-day average of 218,378,000. Prices for the stock lost one percent to $14.36.
Molycorp Inc. (NYSE: MCP) fell 11% to $54.00 Thursday, on volume of 9,154,013 shares, better than double its daily average. Colorado-based MCP is the only rare earth oxide, or REO, producer in the Western Hemisphere.