At the beginning of the week it is beneficial to take a look at the markets and see the stocks that have had a positive start. In this way we would like to take a look at five most traded stocks in the first part of the day, and see how they are performing. These five companies that are leaders in terms of volume are: Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD), and BMC Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:BMC).
Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) is usually one of the top most popular stocks. On Monday, it has been trading 4.70% in the green at $12.81 in deals worth over $74.4 million. According to BusinessWeek, New York and Delaware will not file any protests against Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC)’s $8.5 billion agreement with mortgage-bond investors. “New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden said they won’t seek to block it, saying investors have benefited from litigation. New York had previously said the deal represented “a tiny percentage” of investor losses,” BusinessWeek said.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)is the next on the list. With a turnover worth almost $17.7 million, shares of Facebook have fallen by 2.40% to $27.64. In a 10-Q filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) said that it has come to an arrangement with Timelines, Inc. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) said in the 10-Q: “We are also party to various legal proceedings and claims which arise in the ordinary course of business. Among these legal matters, in two cases, Summit 6 LLC v. Research in Motion Corporation et al. , and Timelines, Inc. v. Facebook, Inc. , we have reached agreements to settle the matters.”
Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has increased by 2.10% to $14.12 in deals worth $18.2 million. Last week, Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) said in a statement that its sales rose by 18% on the year. The sales of cars advanced by 21%, while utilities and trucks saw a 16% increase each, Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) added.
In turnover of $18.17 million, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) has picked up by 2.78% to $3.70. On Friday, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) said in a press release that it has initiated a registered exchange proposition “to exchange any and all of its outstanding 7.50% Senior Notes due 2022, which were issued in a private placement (the “Private Notes,”) for an equal principal amount of new 7.50% Senior Notes due 2022 that have been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Registered Notes”).”
BMC Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:BMC) is the fifth volume leader on Monday, and is essentially flat on the back of a buyout announcement. In a statement, BMC Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:BMC) said that it has reached a definitive settlement to be bought by a private investor group ran by Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital together with GIC Special Investments Pte Ltd and Insight Venture Partners. Under the deal, affiliates of the investor group will purchase all outstanding BMC Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:BMC) common stock for $46.25 per share in cash, which represents about $6.9 billion. Shares currently trade at $45.42.