PICO Holdings Inc. (PICO) Jumps 5.26% on December 21

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PICO Holdings Inc. (PICO) was among the biggest gainers on the Russell 2000 for Monday December 21 as the stock popped 5.26% to $9.80, representing a gain of $0.49 per share. Some 725,784 shares traded hands on 2,270 trades, compared with an average daily volume of 129,802 shares out of a total float of 23.02 million. The stock opened at $9.25 and traded with an intraday range of $9.85 to $8.95.

After today's gains, PICO Holdings Inc. reached a market cap of $225.57 million. PICO Holdings Inc. has had a trading range between $19.38 and $8.95 over the last year, and it had a 50-day SMA of $10.26 and a 200-day SMA of $13.63.

PICO Holdings Inc is a diversified holding company. It is engaged in developing water resources and water storage operations, development of homebuilding and land, operating a canola seed crushing plant, and acquiring & finance business.

PICO Holdings Inc. is based out of La Jolla, CA and has some 281 employees. Its CEO is John R. Hart.

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

The Russell 2000 is one of the leading indices tracking small-cap companies in the United States. It's maintained by Russell Investments, an industry leader in creating and maintaining indices, and consists of the smallest 2000 stocks from the broader Russell 3000 index.

Russell's indices differ from traditional indices like the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) or S&P 500, whose members are selected by committee, because they base membership entirely on an objective, rules based methodology. The 3,000 largest companies by market cap make up the Russell 3000, with the 2,000 smaller companies making up the Russell 2000. It's a simple approach that gives a broad, unbiased look at the small-cap market as a whole.

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