Stocks with Strange Volume: CEF, Universal Health Services (UHS), Nomura (NMR), Brown & Brown (BRO), National Financial Partners (NFP)

Central Fund of Canada Limited (USA)(NYSEAMEX:CEF) managed to keep its gain at 2.76% on above-normal volume of 3.33M shares after the price of gold rebounded. The stock settled at $16.39 after floating in a range of $16.11 to $16.57.

Significantly, its latest price of $16.39 is at a discount of -22.75% to its 200-day moving average price of $21.34. Its 52-week range has been $15.66 to $1.26; it is trading at a discount of -32.24% to its 52-week high and a premium of 4.66% to its 52-week low.

Universal Health Services, Inc.(NYSE:UHS) traded up on a volume of 2.93 million, higher than its standard daily volume. Shares have added 1.81% to $61.21 with the broader industry rally. Over the last twelve months, the stock has gained 42.55% and faced a worst price of $36.90 on Jun 1, 2012. The stock has moved up across its 50-day moving average of $61.34.

Nomura Holdings, Inc. (ADR)(NYSE:NMR) settled 1.18% higher at $7.74 on above-normal volume of 3.32M shares during the last trading day, extending rally after naming Jeremy Bennett, a British government adviser on banking, as the new boss of its European operations.

Separately, WSJ reported that Italian financial police have impounded €1.8 billion ($2.35 billion) from Banca Nomura International PLC, effectively warning the unit of Nomura Holdings Inc. that it may be liable for up to that sum in relation to an ongoing investigation into alleged financial irregularities at Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA, prosecutors from the town of Siena said Tuesday.

The most recent price of this stock was at a discount of -1.90% to the 12-month high of $8.05 hit on Apr 16, 2013. The last price is at a premium of 153.77% to the 52-week low of $3.05 suffered on Jun 4, 2012.

Brown & Brown, Inc.(NYSE:BRO) saw its price gain on above-normal volume, as 2.95 million shares changed hands when compared with its average daily volume of 826,805.00 shares. The stock was up 0.88% to $30.94, showing high volatility even after reporting higher first-quarter revenue, income. It has gained over the last 12 months, adding31.10% and marked new low $24.71 on Aug 2, 2012. At the end of recent trade, the stock has moved up across its SMA 200 of $27.81.

In the last trading session, National Financial Partners Corp.(NYSE:NFP) was up on high volume, trading at a volume of 4.67M versus its average daily volume of 1.04 million shares. The stock extended rally and hit new high after decision to go private for more than $1 billion.

At $25.15, the stock has lost momentum as shares are up 72.38% from a peak price of $25.32 on Apr 16, 2013. The stock is trading at 10.21% of its 20-day moving average and 20.70% of its 50-day moving average.