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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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An example to be mentioned is when it is believed that aluminum pans and pots have a certain volumetric capacity and when producing food this one is lost because of ignoring the cookware designation, which ends up increasing menu costs due to the inconvenience of unexpected losses.
Figure 6 shows a relationship between volumetric water content at each soil layer and PALSAR backscattering coefficient.
The report covers the market for volumetric displays based on technologies, display types, applications, and geography.
Such difference in temperature distribution signifies that there is difference in volumetric shrinkage present.
Soil volumetric water content was the main factor that influenced communication.
The 426 subjects were divided into those who were cognitively normal at the time of volumetric MRI (n = 299; mean age, 78 years) and those who were impaired (n = 127; mean age, 81 years) with either MCI (n = 83) or AD (n = 44).
5 October 2010 - Oslo-listed medical imaging systems provider ContextVision AB (OSL: COV) said today that its volumetric image enhancement tool, GOPiCE US, will be incorporated into the ultrasound units of South Korean sector player Medison Co Ltd during the second half of 2010.
Oncoming headlights are bright and glary, but the same headlights when viewed during the day, when there is sufficient volumetric brightness from daylight, are not.
Strictly speaking, PD flowmeters are the only ones that directly measure volumetric flow, although techniques like Turbine, Ultrasonic and Vortex measure the velocity of the gas stream, to determine volumetric flow.
The KTEK LM080 laser belt scanner provides continuous, non-contact M3/hr volumetric flow measurement of bulk solids lying on belts and conveyors whilst simultaneously monitoring the belt speed.