Why Is Ampco-Pittsburgh (AP) Stock Up 49% Today?

  • Ampco-Pittsburgh (AP) stock is up Wednesday after announcing new contracts.
  • It also announced growth for its backorder sales.
  • All of this brings with it heavy trading of AP shares this morning.
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Ampco-Pittsburgh (NYSE:AP) stock is taking off on Wednesday after the company announced new contracts and sales order backlog growth.

That includes subsidiary Union Electric Steel securing contracts to provide initial provisioning of rolls for two mill projects under construction.

The first is with Ternium Mexico S.A. de C.V., worth $6.7 million. It will start in the first half of 2025. The second is with a major European OEM mill builder worth $5 million. It will also start in the first half of 2025.

On top of this, Ampco-Pittsburgh updated its sales backlog to show growth in Air and Liquid Processing orders. That includes 50% growth over its previous quarter. That’s a new record in orders for the company.

AP Stock Movement on Wednesday

With all of this news comes increased investor interest and heavy trading of AP stock. That has more than 6.6 million shares changing hands as of this writing. This is well above its daily average trading volume of about 121,000 shares.

AP stock is up 49% as of Wednesday morning. However, the shares were down 72% year-t0-date when markets closed on Tuesday.

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