NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Baytex Energy Corp.: Approximately 1,123,400 shares changed hands, a 555.3 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares rose$. 79 or 1.8 percent to $43.97.
Smith& Wesson tumbled more than 12 percent before the opening bell Wednesday after the gunmaker reported a steep decline in quarterly earnings chopped its fiscal 2015 forecast. Late Tuesday, Smith& Wesson reported that first quarter net income fell to $14.6 million, or 26 cents per share, from $26.5 million, or 40 cents per share.
President Barack Obama and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg are the best gun salesmen of all time, says Jake Novak.
Take a look at some of Wednesday's midday movers:
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Surging demand for firearms and ammunition have not resulted in a jump in share prices for gunmakers.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
The morning day President Barack Obama's emotional plea in his State of the Union message for a "vote" on new gun control measures, it is business as usual at the Blue Ridge Arsenal in Chantilly, Va.
With children sitting nearby, President Obama proposed a new ban on assault weapons and universal background checks for gun buyers on Wednesday in a sweeping package to curb firearm violence after the killing of 20 first-graders and six adults in a Connecticut school last month.
It's been 1 month since the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, reports NBC's Anne Thompson; and weighing in on the debate over banning assault weapons is Kate Obenshain, author of "Divider-In-Chief;" Robert Costa, National Review; Don Clark, Former FBI Special Agent; and Steven Greer, The Healthcare Channel CEO.
The author of "Guns and Violence, The English Experience," discusses why mimicking Great Britain on gun control may not be the best idea.
Take a look at some of Wednesday's midday movers.
There has been a shift in the debate about gun ownership. Until now, the debate has mainly centered on the social or second amendment issues, the right to bear arms. Suddenly, the conversation has moved to include investor responsibility—the power of money.
The tragedy of Sandy Hook has sent the stocks of gun makers plummeting, even as consumers appear to be flocking to buy new firearms.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports Vanguard is a top holder in Smith & Wesson, and the firm is saying it cannot manage its funds to meet the "social concerns" of all shareholders.
Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:
CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports Dick's Sporting Goods has suspended the sale of modern sporting rifles in all of its stores chainwide, and removed all guns from sale and from display in their store nearest to Newtown; and Dr. Tevi Troy, Hundson Institute senior fellow, weighs in on whether mental illness spending should be increased.
Should big institutions step up pressure on weapon makers, or stop funding them altogether? Dan Primack, Fortune senior editor, shares his opinions.
Cerberus announced it is selling Freedom Group and returning money to investors, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.
While many special dividends have already been paid, Street.com has compiled a small collection of deals.