NewStar Financial Inc. (NEWS) is Trading Higher on Unusual Volume for February 12

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NewStar Financial Inc. (NEWS) experienced unusually high volume on Feb. 12, as the stock gained 23.62% to a closing price of $6.36. The stock saw 138,072 shares trade hands over the course of the day on 638 trades. Given that the stock’s average daily volume over the last month has been 43,863 shares a day, this represents a pretty substantial spike over the norm.

NewStar Financial Inc. has a P/B ratio of 0.44. It also has a P/E ratio of 14.7. The stock has traded between $12.86 and $4.25 over the last 52-weeks, its 50-day SMA is now $7.96, and its 200-day SMA $9.80.

NewStar Financial Inc is a commercial finance company. It is also an investment adviser & provides asset management services to institutional investors through managed credit funds that co-invest in certain types of loans originated by the Company.

Headquartered in Boston, MA, NewStar Financial Inc. has 98 employees and is currently under the leadership of CEO Timothy J. Conway.

For a complete fundamental analysis analysis of NewStar Financial Inc., check out Equities.com’s Stock Valuation Analysis report for NEWS. To see the latest independent stock recommendations from Equities.com’s analysts, visit our Research section.

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