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RailAmerica(RA) owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads in North America. Its principal operations consist of rail freight transportation and ancillary rail services. This stock is trading up 8.2% at $23.95 in recent trading.
Today's Volume: 419,000
Average Volume: 207,149
Volume % Change: 200%
Shares of RA are skyrocketing today after the company said it was pursuing strategic alternatives including a possible sale of the company. It has hired Deutsche Bank as its financial adviser.
From a technical perspective, RA is gapping up strong here with above average volume. This move is quickly pushing RA within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit once RA takes out some near-term overhead resistance at $23.90 with high volume. At last check, RA has hit an intraday high of $24.05, and volume is well above its three-month average action.
Traders should look for long-biased trades as long as RA is trending above $23.90 to $24.05 with strong upside volume flows. I would consider any upside volume day that registers near or above 207,149 shares as bullish.
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-- Written by Roberto Pedone in Winderemere, Fla.