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5 Tech Stocks Spiking on Unusual Volume

Akamai Technologies

Akamai Technologies (AKAM) provides services for accelerating and improving the delivery of content and applications over the Internet. This stock closed up 0.46% at $45.86 in Wednesday's trading session.

Wednesday's Volume: 3.37 million
Three-Month Average Volume: 2.13 million
Volume % Change: 95%

From a technical perspective, AKAM spiked modestly higher here right above its 200-day moving average of $44.09 with above-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of AKAM within range of triggering a big breakout trade. That trade will hit if AKAM manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance at $46.85 to its 50-day moving average of $48 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in AKAM as long as it's trending above its 200-day at $44.09 or above more support at $43.87 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that's near or above 2.13 million shares. If that breakout hits soon, then AKAM will set up to re-fill some of its previous gap down zone from October that started near $53.


IntraLinks (IL) is a provider of software-as-a-service solutions for securely managing content, exchanging critical business information and enabling inter-enterprise collaboration. This stock closed up 2.8% at $10.99 in Wednesday's trading session.

Wednesday's Volume: 874,000
Three-Month Average Volume: 256,316
Volume % Change: 175%

From a technical perspective, IL spiked higher here right above some near-term support at $10.40 with above-average volume. This stock has been trending sideways and consolidating for the last month, with shares moving between $9.96 on the downside and $11.24 on the upside. This move is starting to push shares of IL within range of triggering a breakout trade above the upper-end of its recent sideways trading chart pattern. That trade will hit if IL manages to take out Wednesday's high of $11.09 to its 52-week high at $11.24 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in IL as long as it's trending above some near-term support at $10.40 or above its 50-day at $9.88 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that's near or above 256,316 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then IL will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $14 to $15.

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