DELAFIELD, Wis. (Stockpickr) -- Professional traders running mutual funds and hedge funds don't just look at a stock's price moves; they also track big changes in volume activity. Often when above-average volume moves into an equity, it precedes a large spike in volatility.>>5 Big Stocks to Trade for Big Gains Major moves in volume can signal unusual activity, such as insider buying or selling -- or buying or selling by "superinvestors." Unusual volume can also be a major signal that hedge funds and momentum traders are piling into a stock ahead of a catalyst. These types of traders like to get in well before a large spike, so it's always a smart move to monitor unusual volume. That said, remember to combine trend and price action with unusual volume. Put them all together to help you decipher the next big trend for any stock. >>5 Stocks Poised to Pop on Bullish Earnings With that in mind, let's take a look at several stocks rising on unusual volume today.
Three-Month Average Volume: 235,914
Volume % Change: 105% >>5 Stocks Poised for Breakouts From a technical perspective, NSH soared higher here and broke out above some near-term overhead resistance levels at $24.28 to $24.66 with above-average volume. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last month and change, with shares moving higher from its low of $19.34 to its intraday high of $25.52. During that move, shares of NSH have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. Traders should now look for long-biased trades in NSH as long as it's trending above Monday's low of $23.50 and then once it sustains a move or close above Monday's high of $25.52 with volume that's near or above 235,914 shares. If we get that move soon, then NSH will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $26.82 to its 200-day at $26.95. Any high-volume move above those levels will then give NSH a chance to tag $30 to $32.
Three-Month Average Volume: 589,711
Volume % Change: 75% >>5 Rocket Stocks to Buy Now From a technical perspective, SYRG trended up here right above some near-term support at $10.54 and into new 52-week-high territory with above-average volume. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last five months, with shares soaring higher from its low of $6.23 to its intraday high and new 52-week high at $11.40. During that uptrend, shares of SYRG have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. Traders should now look for long-biased trades in SYRG as long as it's trending above some key near-term support at $10.54 and then once it sustains a move or close above its 52-week high at $11.40 with volume that's near or above 589,711 shares. If we get that move soon, then SYRG will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory above, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that move are $13 to $15. To see more stocks rising on unusual volume, check out the Stocks Rising pn Unusual Volume portfolio on Stockpickr. -- Written by Roberto Pedone in Delafield, Wis.
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