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Three Long Island companies saw trading volume for their shares swing high and low in Tuesday trading.

Melville-based P&F Industries Inc.'s stock was one of the 10 biggest volume gainers by the close of trading Tuesday at the Nasdaq, The Associated Press reports.

P&F saw about 19,000 of its shares change hands, a 1,762.8 percent increase over its 65-day average volume. The shares fell 5 cents, or 2.8 percent, to $1.76, AP reported.

P&F makes and distributes two lines of products — residential hardware and air-powered tools.

Also on the Nasdaq, another Long Island company was on the list of the 10 biggest volume decliners at the close of trading Tuesday.

Ronkonkoma-based Lakeland Industries Inc. had about 100 shares traded, a 98.4 percent decrease from its 65-day average volume. The shares fell 7 cents, or .7 percent to $9.65, AP reports.

Lakeland makes protective clothing for firefighters, chemical workers, hospital staff and other industries.

On the New York Stock Exchange, a third Long Island company was among the top 10 volume decliners Tuesday, the AP reports.

Great Neck-based BRT Realty Trust  had about 2,200 shares change hands, an 86 percent decrease from its 65-day average volume. The shares rose 6 cents, or 1.2 percent to $5.24, the AP reports.

BRT specializes in short-term acquisition and bridge real estate loans for properties throughout the continental United States.
 

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