Pre-market trading occurs before regular trading begins. During the premarket, trades are conducted between 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. EST. Traders and investors closely monitor premarket activities to gauge market strength and direction before a regular trading session.
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Prior to premarket trading, there existed an after-hours trading system. With the growth of the Internet and computer technology, the New York Stock Exchange gradually extended its trading hours to allow early morning (premarket) trading.
An overview of the premarket
Premarket trading is characterized by low volume and low liquidity, leading to wide bid-ask spreads. Most retail brokers offer premarket trading, but only specific orders are accepted. Market access brokers usually start premarket trading at 4:00 a.m. on business days.
When there is no big news to report in the pre-market, most stocks have less activity. The stocks tend to be highly liquid then.
Farmmi Inc. (FAMI) shares were rising 17.33% to trade at $0.2925 in pre-market at the last check. FAMI’s stock gained 7.41% to close Tuesday’s session at $0.25. The stock volume remained at 63.52 million shares, which was higher than the average daily volume of 56.37 million shares within the past 50 days. FAMI shares have fallen by -78.13% over the last 12 months, and they have moved up by 8.11% in the past week. Over the past three months, the stock has lost -23.17%, while over the past six months, it has shed -39.20%. Further, the company has a current market of $70.63 million and its outstanding shares stood at 20.86 million.
At last check in pre-market trading, shares of Caladrius Biosciences Inc. (CLBS) were up 14.56% at $1.18. CLBS’s stock closed the last session at $1.03, increasing 15.86% or $0.14. Shares of the company fluctuated between $0.89 and $1.04 throughout the day. The number of shares exchanged was 4.47 million, greater than the company’s 50-day daily volume of 0.52 million and higher than its Year to date volume of 2.45 million. In the past 12 months, the company’s stock has retreated -34.81%, and in the last week, the stock has moved up 22.60%. For the last six months, the stock has lost a total of -30.41%, and over the last three months, the stock has decreased by -10.43%. The stock has returned 22.39% so far this year.
Senseonics Holdings Inc. (SENS) is rising on the charts today, up 14.55% to trade at $3.07 at last check in premarket trading. On Tuesday, shares in Senseonics Holdings Inc. fell -2.55% to close the day at $2.68. The volume of shares traded was 11.21 million, which is higher than the average volume over the last three months of 8.13 million. During the trading session, the stock oscillated between $2.63 and $2.76. The company had an earnings per share ratio of -1.43. SENS’s stock has gained 0.37% of its value in the previous five sessions and moved -0.37% over the past one month, but has gained 0.37% on a year-to-date basis. The stock’s 50-day moving average of $3.19 is above the 200-day moving average of $3.05. Moreover, the stock is currently trading at RSI of 42.08.