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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.
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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.
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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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FEV is an independent engine and powertrain systems research, design and development company headquartered in Aachen, Germany.
In addition, FEV China has expanded its footprints in Beijing, Shanghai and Wuhan.
The new test centre strengthens Aachen-based FEV's presence in the UK.
Stefan Pischinger, president and CEO of FEV Group, the software can actually minimize the requirement of hardware in powertrain development:
The Eagles struggled to get past Hunslet with a 30-20 win, but they did beat Fev in a 60-40 stunner in April.
The results suggest that cumulative endotoxin exposure > 5 years may influence FEV, more than recent exposures over the 25-year study period, but other exposure lag periods were not assessed.
The new Cora-Z injector was originally intended to serve as a tool within FEV to explore the potential offered by such a system.
The demonstrations will take place in the FEV Hospitality Suite at the Bellagio Hotel.
FEV GmbH takes over the business of D2T in France, its subsidiaries in Germany, China, the US and interests in South Korea and Japan.
Fev romped that one 40-4 and another win is on the cards.