Bionovo Inc. (Nasdaq: BNVI) shares jumped 34.9 percent to $1.41 Thursday afternoon. Volume was 666,578, or nearly four times its full-day volume average. BNVI is a pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of safe and effective treatments for women’s health and cancer.
Microsoft Inc. (Nasdaq: MSFT) traded in 53,058,639 shares Thursday, just a shade below its daily average of 57,799,300. Prices for the software maker tailed off 1.5 percent to $28.11.
China Valves Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: CVVT) got beaten up 16.3 percent Thursday to $7.30. Volume for the stock was 2,744,317 shares or more than five times its full-day average. CVVT is a leading Chinese metal valve manufacturer, based in Zhengzhou.