Alon USA Energy Inc. (NYSE: ALJ) was a gainer on Thursday, picking up 13.3 percent to $7.34. Volume was 524,908, or six times its full-day volume average. Dallas-based ALJ is a controversial refiner and pipeline operator.
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) traded in 39,682,127 shares Thursday, making it a volume leader, but still below its daily average of 45,751,100. Prices for PFE fell one percent to $18.19. PFE revealed Thursday and the company and its bankrupt Quigley unit are close to a deal with a group of alleged asbestos victims that would resolve Pfizer’s liability for billions of dollars in potential claims.
Smith Micro Software Inc. (Nasdaq: SMSI) dove 14.5 percent in price to $13.42.Volume for the stock was 2,883,996 shares or nearly six times its full-day average. The company reaffirmed earlier guidance with sales and earnings midpoints well above the average analyst estimate.