NEW YORK ( Stockpickr) -- Professional traders don't just look at a stock's price moves; they also look for big changes in volume.
Major moves in volume can signal unusual activity, such as
-- or buying or selling by "superinvestors."
Let's take a look at
several stocks rising on unusual volume today
. They are all recording volume in midday trading that is already at least 50% above their average trading volume for a full day.
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is an international business involved in each stage of metal and mineral production. The stocks is trading up 22 cents, or 0.5%, at $48.29 in recent trading.
Average Volume: 3.8 million
Volume % Change: 78%
Rio, a holding in
Ken Fisher's portfolio
, shows up on a recent list of
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(CMTL - Get Report)
designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The stocks is trading up 65 cents, or 2.1%, to $31.55 in recent trading.
Average Volume: 375,100
Volume % Change: 88.8%
Comtech, which has a C+ hold rating from TheStreet Ratings, was featured recently in "
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(STMP - Get Report)
is a provider of Internet-based postage solutions. Its customers use its service to mail and ship a number of mail pieces, including postcards, envelopes, flats and packages.. The stocks is trading up $1.96, or 8.2%, at $25.75 in recent trading.
Average Volume: 274,000
Volume % Change: 146.8%
Scott Rothbort featured Stamps.com, which has a B buy rating from TheStreet Ratings, in "
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is a provider of imagery, imagery information products and image processing services. The stocks is up $1.82, or 6.1%, at $31.56 in recent trading.
Average Volume: 230,600
Volume % Change: 139%
GeoEye is rated a C+ hold by TheStreet Ratings.
Golar LNG Partners
Golar LNG Partners
(GMLP - Get Report)
is a limited partnership that owns and operates floating storage and regasification units and LNG carriers under long-term charters. The stock is trading up 29 cents, or 1.2%, at $24.28 in recent trading.
Average Volume: 92,000
Volume % Change: 141.4%
Golar LNG is one of the
top holdings of George Soros' Soros Fund Management
, which initiated a new 1.2 million-share position in the most-recently reported quarter.
(SREV - Get Report)
provides service revenue management solutions that drive renewals of maintenance, support, and subscription agreements for technology companies. The stocks was up 90 cents, or 6.7%, at $14.25 in recent trading.
Volume: 2 million
Average Volume: 726,100
Volume % Change: 176.8%
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