Golden Minerals Company (AMEX: AUMN) zoomed ahead 24.9% Wednesday to $22.98. Volume for the stock was 206,435 shares, or two-and-a-half times its normal daily volume, amid general buying of gold shares.
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) traded in 52.6 million shares, compared with a daily average of 86.6 million. Share prices were up 0.2% late in the session to $14.37.
Newcastle Investment Corp. (NYSE: NCT) shares shed 9.3% to $6.05 after the real-estate investment trust said it would sell 15 million shares. Volume was two million shares, compared to a daily average of 815,000.