Auxilium Pharmaceuticals ( AUXL) is a specialty biopharmaceutical company with a focus on developing and marketing products to predominantly specialist audiences, such as urologists, endocrinologists, certain targeted primary care physicians, hand surgeons, subsets of orthopedic, general, and plastic surgeons who focus on the hand, and rheumatologists. The stock is trading up 4% at $18.26 in recent trading. Today's Volume: 748,000 shares Average Volume: 744,889 shares Volume % Change: 154% Shares of AUXL are ripping higher today in a weak market after the company said it appointed Adrian Adams as president and CEO effective immediately. From a technical standpoint, AUXL has started to break out above some near-term overhead resistance at $18.09 on heavy volume. The stock is now starting to flirt with getting back above its 200-day moving average of $19.02. A sustained move and close above $19.02 should set this stock up to ret-test its July high of $21 in the near future.