Furiex Pharmaceuticals ( FURX) is a drug development collaboration company. Furiex's product pipeline includes two marketed products and three programs in development, including late-stage compounds, in multiple therapeutic areas. This stock is trading up 2.9% at $20.39 in recent trading. Today's Volume: 149,000 Average Volume: 85,138 Volume % Change: 84% Shares of FURX are ripping higher today ahead of the company's earnings report, which is set for Thursday after the market close. From a technical perspective, FURX has started to move back above its 50-day moving average of $19.83 here with above average volume. >>5 Biotech Stocks Poised for Breakouts Traders should continue to look for long-biased trades in FURX ahead of its earnings report as long as it's trading above $19.83 with strong volume. I would consider any upside volume day that registers near or above 85,138 shares as bullish. After earnings, I would look for long-biased trades in FURX if it can manage to trigger a major breakout trade. That trade will hit once FURX takes out some near-term overheard resistance at $22.47 with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above $22.47 or Thursday's high (if it's greater) with volume that's near or above 85,138 shares. If we get that action, then look for FURX to hit $25 or higher post-earnings.