Alexion Pharmaceuticals ( ALXN) is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of therapeutic products aimed at treating patients with severe and life-threatening disease states. This stock is trading up 4.1% at $71.92 in recent trading. Today's Volume: 751,000 Average Volume: 1.3 million Volume % Change: 83% From a technical standpoint, ALXN, one of TheStreet Ratings' top-rated biotech stocks, is starting to trigger a major breakout today now that the stock has cleared some past overhead resistance levels of $69.72 and $70.42 with decent volume. Market players should look for continued upside in ALXN if the stock can finish today with volume near or above 1.3 million and the stock well above $70.42. If this breakout is the real deal, then look for ALXN to run toward $80 in the near future. Education Management
Education Management ( EDMC) provides post-secondary education in North America. It offers academic programs to students through campus-based and online instruction to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees, including doctoral degrees, and certain specialized non-degree diplomas in a range of disciplines. This stock is trading up 8.5% at $28.36 in recent trading. Today's Volume: 121,000 Average Volume: 158,738 Volume % Change: 50% From a technical standpoint, EDMC is very close to triggering a major breakout today if the stock can manage to sustain a move and close above $28.61 on strong volume. Traders should look for volume at the close today that registers near or above 158,738 shares with the stock over $28.61 to signal that this stock wants to trend significantly higher. Shares of EDMC already hit $28.66 in intraday trading, so watch to see how it closes. For more on Educational Management, check out " 7 Extreme Stocks to Trade in This Volatile Market."