PLA jumps, BAC busy, DV falters

Posted on Monday, January 10th, 2011

Playboy Enterprises Inc. (NYSE: PLA) shares gained 16.8% to $6.08 Monday. Volume of 6,658,738 shares dwarfed its usual volume of 126,632, after the publisher said it had inked a deal with IconAcquisition Holdings LP to be taken private.

Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) traded in volume of 90,768,343 shares, catching up on its daily average of 222,870,000. Prices for BAC nipped up 0.6 percent to $14.33.

DeVry, Inc. (NYSE: DV) tanked 14.2 percent in Monday to $40.79. Volume for the stock was 1,839,619 shares, nearly double its daily average. DeVry University is one of the largest, private sector universities in North America, with nearly 93,000 students enrolled in the United States and Canada.

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