Superconductor Technologies (Nasdaq: SCON) shares vaulted 41.1 percent to $2.85, on volume of 5.1 million, overwhelming a daily average of about 105,000, after the company said it had produced samples of second-generation high-temperature superconductors that met customers’ specifications.
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) traded in 117.4 million shares, making it a volume leader, besting a daily average of 93.1 million. F shares trailed Tuesday’s close, however, by 3.1 percent to $15.40, as the carmaker teamed with Gogo to offer buyers complimentary Facebook access.
Axcelis Technologies (Nasdaq: ACLS) shares declined 22.8 percent to $2.75 Wednesday. Volume for the stock was nine million shares, dwarfing a daily average of 1.3 million. Tuesday, the company reported higher Q4 profits as sales grew.