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7 Stocks Rising on Unusual Volume

Alexion Pharmaceuticals

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Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN) is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of therapeutic products aimed at treating patients with severe and life-threatening disease states. This stock is trading up 4.1% at $71.92 in recent trading.

Today's Volume: 751,000

Average Volume: 1.3 million

Volume % Change: 83%

From a technical standpoint, ALXN, one of TheStreet Ratings' top-rated biotech stocks, is starting to trigger a major breakout today now that the stock has cleared some past overhead resistance levels of $69.72 and $70.42 with decent volume. Market players should look for continued upside in ALXN if the stock can finish today with volume near or above 1.3 million and the stock well above $70.42.

If this breakout is the real deal, then look for ALXN to run toward $80 in the near future.

Education Management

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Education Management (EDMC) provides post-secondary education in North America. It offers academic programs to students through campus-based and online instruction to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees, including doctoral degrees, and certain specialized non-degree diplomas in a range of disciplines. This stock is trading up 8.5% at $28.36 in recent trading.

Today's Volume: 121,000

Average Volume: 158,738

Volume % Change: 50%

From a technical standpoint, EDMC is very close to triggering a major breakout today if the stock can manage to sustain a move and close above $28.61 on strong volume.

Traders should look for volume at the close today that registers near or above 158,738 shares with the stock over $28.61 to signal that this stock wants to trend significantly higher. Shares of EDMC already hit $28.66 in intraday trading, so watch to see how it closes.

For more on Educational Management, check out " 7 Extreme Stocks to Trade in This Volatile Market."

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