Allied Irish Banks (NYSE: AIB) gained 9.26 percent in price in early trading Thursday to $1.18. Volume of 3,292,252 shares rapidly approached the stock’s three-month daily average of 5,221,820. AIB announced Thursday that it will issue an Interim Management Statement during the day on Friday, November 19.
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) shares flew off the shelves Thursday near noon, with volume of 109,785,493 shares towering over its usual daily volume of 77,227,800. Shares slid 1.95 percent Thursday, however, to $16.35. The carmaker currently the top shareholder in Mazda Motor Corp. announced Thursday that it will sell about 70% of its shareholdings in the Japanese automaker on the Tokyo stock market Friday, but the two automakers are expected to maintain their strategic alliance.
SmartHeat Inc. (NasdaqGM: HEAT) fell in price early Thursday by 10.71 percent to $5.05. Volume of 1,885,516 shares proved nearly five times its average for a full day. The company announced Thursday the pricing of its previously announced public offering of 5,000,000 shares of its common stock pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement at a public offering price of $5.00 per share. The transaction is expected to close on or about November 23.