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7 Stocks Rising on Unusual Volume

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 insider buying or selling -- or buying or selling by "superinvestors."

Let's take a look at several stocks rising on unusual volume today. They are all already recording trading volume that is significantly above their average trading volume for a full day.

>>7 Stocks Hitting New 52-Week Highs

Brigham Exploration (BEXP) is an exploration, development and production company that utilizes advanced exploration, drilling and completion technologies to systematically explore for, develop and produce domestic onshore oil and natural gas reserves. The stocks is up $6.02, or 19.8%, at $36.38 in recent trading.

Volume: 49.6 million

Average Volume: 3 million

Volume % Change: 1,566.7%

Ratings: Of 22 analysts covering the stock, 16 rate it a buy, and six rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings has a B- buy rating on Brigham Exploration.

Statoil (STO) agreed Monday to buy Brigham for $36.50 a share in cash.

Kinder Morgan (KMI) owns and operates energy infrastructure in the U.S. and Canada. . The stocks is trading up $1.92, or 7.1%, at $28.81 in recent trading.

Volume: 8.4 million

Average Volume: 1.2 million

Volume % Change: 577.8%

Ratings: Of seven analysts covering the stock, five rate it a buy, and two rate it a hold.

Kinder Morgan has agreed to buy El Paso (EP) for $21.1 billion in cash and stock.

Shanda Interactive Entertainment (SNDA) is an interactive entertainment media company, offering an array of online entertainment content on an integrated service platform to a large and diverse user base. The stocks is up $5.97, or 17.8%, at $39.45 in recent trading.

Volume: 598,685

Average Volume: 160,000

Volume % Change: 274.2%

Ratings: Of 10 analysts covering the stock, three rate it a buy, five rate it a hold, and two rate it a sell. TheStreet Ratings has a C hold rating on Shanda.

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