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This is the daily number of shares of a security that change hands between a buyer and a seller. Also known as volume traded. Also see Up volume and Down volume.


The amount of trading sustained in a security or in the entire market during a given period. Especially heavy volume may indicate that important news has just been announced or is expected. See also average daily volume.


Volume is the number of shares traded in a company's stock or in an entire market over a specified period, typically a day.

Unusual market activity, either higher or lower than average, is typically the result of some external event. But unusual activity in an individual stock reflects new information about that stock or the stock's sector.

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Other potential problems with ASV include that fact that ASV guarantees a minimum preset minute volume but not a constant tidal volume.
The minute volume can be decreased by lowering the pressure support level, tidal volume, respiratory rate, or by increasing TE.
The increase in revenue from continuing operations is primarily related to an increase in minute volumes.
All of the materials are biocompatible and, because they are extraordinarily thin, they can dissolve in even minute volumes of water.
There is certainly no justification for exposing consumers to questionable terms and conditions, for offers to be limited to minute volumes, or for misleading headline prices.
Conversely, increased inspiratory flows and greater minute volumes were observed in animals with elevated CAP exposures but without stress.