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 already recording trading volume that is significantly above their average trading volume for a full day.
>>7 Stocks Hitting New 52-Week Highs
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.
agreed Monday to
buy Brigham for $36.50 a share
(KMI - Get Report)
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
for $21.1 billion in cash and stock.
Shanda Interactive Entertainment
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.
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.