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Is pre-market trading something you’ve ever done?

A period known as pre market is a trading period before the regular market opens. The pre-market trading takes place between 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. EST. Trading activity is closely monitored by investors and traders before the regular session begins to gauge the market’s direction.

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Defining the premarket landscape

Liquidity and volume are low in pre-market trading, so the bid-ask spread is wide. Pre market trading may be available to retail brokers, but some of their orders may not be accepted. Direct access brokers usually begin trading before 4:00 a.m. (EST).

Unless there is important news to report, markets usually don’t move strongly in the very early morning. Because liquidity is low, prices tend to be low.

Regulators initially introduced after-hours trading before premarket trading. In conjunction with the technological revolution that culminated in the internet, the New York Stock Exchange introduced pre market trading, which ran from 4 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.

A pre-market investment allows you to gauge how the market will react to news releases before it is released to the rest of the market. As soon as the market opens, the real volume becomes evident, distorting perceptions of strength and weakness.

Genfit SA (GNFT) shares were rising 41.27% to trade at $4.69 in pre-market at last check. GNFT’s stock gained 1.62% to close Thursday’s session at $3.32. The stock volume remained 8831.0 shares, which was higher than the average daily volume of 7406.0 shares within the past 50 days. GNFT shares have fallen by -31.69% over the last 12 months, and they have moved up by 7.79% in the past week. Over the past three months, the stock has lost -13.99%, while over the past six months, it has shed -14.87%. Further, the company has a current market of $157.63 million and its outstanding shares stood at 47.48 million.

At last check in pre-market trading, shares of Spruce Biosciences Inc. (SPRB) were up 23.79% at $3.07. SPRB’s stock closed last session at $2.48, decreasing -0.80% or -$0.02. Shares of the company fluctuated between $2.44 and $2.60 throughout the day. The number of shares exchanged was 6.91 million, greater than the company’s 50-day daily volume of 0.39 million and higher than its Year to date volume of 0.13 million. In the past 12 months, the company’s stock has retreated -88.79%, and in the last one week, the stock has moved down -3.12%. For the last six months, the stock has lost a total of -78.53%, and over the last three months, the stock has decreased by -65.07%. The stock has returned -89.80% so far this year.

Cerner Corporation (CERN) shares have gained 18.25% at $94.0 in Friday’s premarket session. Cerner Corporation’s stock added 0.72% to finish last trading session at $79.49. The stock recorded a trading volume of 6.34 million shares, which is below the average daily trading volume published for the last 50 days of 2.53 million shares. The shares of Cerner Corporation have advanced 5.78% in the last five days; however, they have gained 7.26% over the last one month. The stock price has added 5.93% over the last three months and has gained 1.29 percent so far this year. Further, the stock is being traded at a price to earnings ratio of 46.40. Additionally, it has a price to sales ratio stands at 4.14.

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