Forget the Dow 30. The 25 companies listed here were the favorites of high frequency traders in the U.S. during the past two years, based on a recent study by Woodbine Associates of Stamford, Connecticut.
Company Name (symbol) Trading Volume* (millions of shares)
Citigroup (C) 507.8
Ford Motor Co. (F) 132.7
Bank of America Corp. (BAC) 116.7
General Electric Co. (GE) 90.3
Intel Corp. (INTC) 73.0
Pfizer (PFE) 71.5
Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) 68.2
Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) 64.8
Cisco Systems (CSCO) 55.2
Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) 45.4
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) 44.4
Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) 39.6
Alcoa (AA) 38.3
AT&T (T) 30.9
Oracle Corp. (ORCL) 30.4
Regions Financial Corp. (RF) 29.5
Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) 29.4
Fannie Mae (FNM) 29.2
Motorola (MOT) 26.8
Yahoo! (YHOO) 26.6
Dell (DELL) 26.4
EMC Corp. (EMC) 24.3
Apple (AAPL) 23.7
Morgan Stanley (MS) 21.2
Home Depot (HD) 18.8
Source: Woodbine Associates, Yahoo! Finance.

*Average daily trading volume for March through May 2010.