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NYSE stocks posting largest volume increases



NEW YORK (AP) — A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:

AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. : Approximately 3,559,100 shares changed hands, a 529.4 percent increase over its 65-day average volume. The shares rose $2.81 or 5.7 percent to $52.14.

Boston Beer Co. : Approximately 771,200 shares changed hands, a 1,057.6 percent increase over its 65-day average volume. The shares fell $1.63 or .5 percent to $319.20.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. : Approximately 12,545,000 shares changed hands, a 629.8 percent increase over its 65-day average volume. The shares fell $2.79 or 7.6 percent to $33.92.

Covidien plc : Approximately 20,929,100 shares changed hands, a 507.7 percent increase over its 65-day average volume. The shares fell $1.36 or 1.3 percent to $106.71.

Cushing MLP Tot Ret : Approximately 2,568,800 shares changed hands, a 978.7 percent increase over its 65-day average volume. The shares fell $.43 or 9.2 percent to $4.22.

HCA Holdings Inc. : Approximately 53,684,200 shares changed hands, a 1,270.2 percent increase over its 65-day average volume. The shares rose $4.36 or 6.4 percent to $73.00.

MeadWestvaco Corp. : Approximately 12,169,300 shares changed hands, a 1,210.6 percent increase over its 65-day average volume. The shares rose $6.31 or 14.0 percent to $51.35.

Ocwen Financial Corp. : Approximately 41,035,100 shares changed hands, a 567.6 percent increase over its 65-day average volume. The shares rose $.56 or 8.8 percent to $6.91.

PartnerRe Ltd. : Approximately 1,807,200 shares changed hands, a 509.8 percent increase over its 65-day average volume. The shares rose $1.36 or 1.2 percent to $115.50.

Safeway Inc. : Approximately 33,477,100 shares changed hands, a 2,098.3 percent increase over its 65-day average volume. The shares fell $.19 or .5 percent to $35.10.


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