Large volume increases can be either good or bad news for a stock, depending on the direction in which the share price is going. With an average of $1.5 million+ in traded value during the past 20 days, and a volume increase of 85%+, the stocks on our list today are getting a lot of investor attention. The volume increase is calculated as the average traded volume over the last five days, as growth over the average traded volume over the last 30 days.
Air Canada (TSX: AC) – $11.91
Air Canada is a domestic, the United States trans-border and international airline and provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market, the Canada-United States trans-border market and in the international market to and from Canada. Together with its Air Canada Express regional partners, Air Canada serves close to 35 million passengers annually and provides direct passenger service to more than 175 destinations on five continents.
- Market Cap: $3,467,505,861
- Revenues (LTM): $13,790,000,000
- 5/30 Day Volume Change: 95.5%
- Average Daily Traded Value (20 days): $18,345,412
Paramount Resources Ltd. (TSX: POU) – $10.32
Integrated Oil & Gas
Paramount Resources Ltd. (Paramount) is a Canada-based company that explores for and develops conventional petroleum and natural gas prospects, pursues long-term non-conventional exploration and pre-development projects and holds a portfolio of investments in other entities. Paramount’s business segments include Principal Properties and Strategic Investments.
- Market Cap: $1,154,246,679
- Revenues (LTM): $409,512,000
- 5/30 Day Volume Change: 85.3%
- Average Daily Traded Value (20 days): $10,296,997
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Canopy Growth Corp. (TSXV: CGC) – $2.71
Canopy Growth Corp, formerly Tweed Marijuana Inc., is a Canada-based producer of medical marijuana. The Company, through its subsidiaries, Tweed Inc., Tweed Farms Inc. and Bedrocan Cannabis Inc. is engaged in the business of producing and selling medical marijuana in Canada. The Company offers cannabis oils to practitioners and patients. The Company’s activities and resources are focused on Tweed’s facility in Smiths Falls, Ontario; Tweed Farms’ facility in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, and Bedrocan Canada’s facility in Toronto, Ontario.
- Market Cap: $243,739,020
- Revenues (LTM): $3,890,000
- 5/30 Day Volume Change: 172.2%
- Average Daily Traded Value (20 days): $5,570,388
COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX: CDV) – $6.07
Aerospace & Defense
COM DEV International Ltd. is a Canada-based technology company engaged in designing, manufacturing and distributing of space communications and space science products and systems. The Company operates in two segments; the Space segment and the Data Services segment.
- Market Cap: $463,471,851
- Revenues (LTM): $219,631,000
- 5/30 Day Volume Change: 391.2%
- Average Daily Traded Value (20 days): $3,003,847
Great Canadian Gaming Corp. (TSX: GC) – $15.85
Casinos & Gaming
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is an operator of gaming, entertainment and hospitality facilities. The Company has approximately 17 gaming properties, consisting of three community gaming centers, four racetracks and 10 casinos, including one with a Four Diamond resort hotel.
- Market Cap: $1,097,063,371
- Revenues (LTM): $448,400,000
- 5/30 Day Volume Change: 123.4%
- Average Daily Traded Value (20 days): $1,680,397