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What: Shares of Insituform Technologies
So what: There wasn't any big news from the company today, but volume has spiked higher than usual and shares took a steady dive throughout the day. More than 650,000 shares traded hands versus the three-month average of 250,000 shares, and it looks like traders have gotten a hold of the stock.
Now what: Shares have been on a hot streak since November, so a pullback may have been in order today. Earnings for the fourth quarter will be released on Feb. 24, and investors may not want to take the possible volatility of earnings. I wouldn't panic on today's move; the long-term investment thesis hasn't taken any major blows today.
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