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Verisk Analytics(VRSK - Get Report) is a provider of information about risk to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage, government, supply chain, and risk management. This stock is trading up 4.6% at $49.35 in recent trading.
Today's Volume: 928,000
Average Volume: 781,588
Volume % Change: 53%
From a technical perspective, VRSK is soaring higher here back above its 50-day moving average of $48.72 with above average volume. This move is quickly pushing VRSK within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit once VRSK takes out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $50.96 to $51 with high volume.
Traders should now look for long-biased trades in VRSK as long as its trending above its 50-day, and then once it sustains a move or close above $50.96 to $51 with volume that's near or above 781,588 shares. If we get that action soon, then look for VRSK to trade up towards $55 to $60.
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-- Written by Roberto Pedone in Winderemere, Fla.