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6 High-Volume Stocks With Relative Strength

NetScout Systems

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NetScout Systems (NTCT) designs, develops, manufactures, markets, licenses, sells and supports market application and network performance management and service assurance solutions for the Internet protocol (IP) based service delivery environments. This stock is trading up 4.3% at $22.88 in recent trading.

Today's Volume: 278,000

Average Volume: 273,338

Volume % Change: 55%

Shares of NTCT are soaring today after the company said its first quarter net income more than doubled as bookings increased. The company earned $5 million, or 12 cents per share, in the quarter. That's up from $2.4 million, or 6 cents per share, a year ago.

From a technical perspective, NTCT is ripping to the upside here with above average volume, and this stock has started to trigger a major breakout trade since it's cleared some past overhead resistance at $22.49.

Traders should continue to look for long-biased trades in NTCT as long as this stock is trending above $22.49 with strong upside volume flows. I would consider any upside volume day that registers near or above 273,338 shares as bullish. If NTCT can hold its trend above $22.49, then this stock has a great chance of hitting $25 to $26 in the near future.

To see more stocks rising on unusual volume, check out the Stocks Rising On Unusual Volume portfolio on Stockpickr.

-- Written by Roberto Pedone in Winderemere, Fla.


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At the time of publication, author had no positions in stocks mentioned.

Roberto Pedone, based out of Windermere, Fla., is an independent trader who focuses on stocks, options, futures, commodities and currencies. He is also an outside contributor to and maintains the website, which he sold to Blue Wave Advisors in 2008. Roberto studied International Business at The Milwaukee School of Engineering, and he spent a year overseas studying business in Lubeck, Germany.
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