By Wallace Witkowski, MarketWatch
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Among the stocks to watch during Friday's trading session are those of high-flying Twitter Inc., volatile 3D Systems Corp. and Thursday's big after-hours gainer, WPCS International Inc.
Twitter (TWTR) are in focus as investors gauge how much momentum is left in its stock. Shares logged their highest volume day on Thursday since the November initial public offering, with 82.7 million shares trading hands, accounting for just over 4% of the composite volume for New York Stock Exchange-listed shares.
At one point, Twitter reached a new high of $74.73 and market cap topped $40 billion before dipping back below that mark. During December, shares have soared 76%.
Stock in 3D Systems Corp. (DDD) bounced back after a choppy week, gaining 7% on Thursday, following a 5.3% loss on Tuesday and a 5.2% gain on Monday. On Tuesday, Canaccord Genuity raised its price target on the stock ahead of the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
WPCS International Inc. (WPCS) surged 21% in the extended session late Thursday after the firm said its BTX Trader unit had launched a platform for bitcoin traders.
Shares of Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) closed up 1.9% at $148.84 Thursday after touching a new 52-week high of $149.21. The stock was active following reports that the Obama administration was supplying Iraq with Lockheed's Hellfire missiles to help fight al-Qaeda. Other defense contractors hitting 52-week highs were Raytheon Co. (RTN), and General Dynamics Corp. (GD)
Other notable stocks to hit 52-week highs on Thursday included Honeywell International Inc. (HON), United Technologies Corp. (UTX) Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) , CBS Corp. (CBS), and Walt Disney Co. (DIS)
-Wallace Witkowski; 415-439-6400; AskNewswires@dowjones.com
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