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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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Two additional tests of serum iron and ferritin were carried out in individuals having a hypochromic microcytic picture (hemoglobin < 8 gram/dl and MCV <80fl).
The recently revised new Logan MCV has a muscular style with flared wheel arches, roof rails and a ground clearance of 174mm
Based on this, the association between the SNPs located in their exonic region and the RBC, MCV, and MCH levels in pigs were examined in terms of statistical significance.
[4] Nonstandard abbreviations: Hb [A.sub.1c], hemoglobin [A.sub.1c]; RBC, red blood cell; [M.sub.RBC], mean RBC age; MBG, mean blood glucose; MCV, mean cell volume.
MCV is targeting to export 150 hybrid and double-decker buses to London this year.
For each CBC, both MCV delta checks and CCD checks were performed on Sysmex 9000XN instruments.
The M/F ratio is not affected by age, whereas MCV, SCV [4], and F-wave latency [11] may be influenced by age.
The MCVs will operate as normal tankers in the US Gulf of Mexico and will be outfitted and deployed for containment services in the event of a deepwater well control incident in the region.
Drydocks World converted the AFRAmax tanker for AET, a global leader in petroleum shipping, which has a 20-year agreement with Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) for the operation of the MCVs. Ten world-renowned companies form MWCC: ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, ConocoPhillips, Anadarko, Shell, Apache, Statoil , BHP Billiton, Hess -- all of them committed to safe deepwater drilling in the US Gulf of Mexico.
The first MCV, Eagle Texas, sailed away from Drydocks World's yard in August last year.
The hematological parameters from automated blood cell analyzer are composed of WBC, RBC, Hb, Hct, MCV, MCH, MCHC, PLT, NEU, LYMP, MONO, EO, and BASO (SysMex XT1800i, Sysmex corporation, Kobe, Japan).