Capital Bank Corporation: (NasdaqGS: CBKN) enjoyed a banner day Thursday, rocketing up in price 52.44 percent to close at $2.50, on unusually active volume of 460,185, more than 11 times its normal daily average The Raleigh-based regional bank announced Thursday it will sell an 85-percent stake in itself to privately-held North American Financial Holdings Inc., a holding company that will invest $181 million in Capital Bank and take over leadership of the 33-branch institution.
Westwood One Inc. (NasdaqGM: WWON) gained 27.82 percent in price Thursday to close at $11.12. Volume was 13,294, slightly below average. WWON supplies radio television stations with information services and programming. The Company, an outsource provider of traffic reporting services, produces and distributes national news, sports, talk, music, and special event programs.
Bank of America Corporation (NYSE: BAC) was also quite the active trader on a very busy Thursday, with 306,970,976 shares changing hands, nearly twice the business it would do on an average day. Besides being one of the leaders in volume, BAC boosted its price 5.3 percent to close at $12.13. Financial stocks in general extended Thursday gains after a report that the government might allow some of the larger institutions to resume dividend payments.
Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCA) tumbled 22.87 percent Thursday to close at $2.90, on heavy share volume of 5,448,124, at least nine times its average. The news came just ahead of a third-quarter earnings call, scheduled for 5 p.m. ET, an hour after the market closed. GCA supplies cash access products and related marketing services to the gaming industry.