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Stocks With Price and Volume Surges

Stocks with sudden price increases (surges) & stocks with sudden volume increases (surges), stocks starting new trends, breakouts through overhead resistance, selling climaxes, reversal patterns, and "watch list" candidates.

For information on pre-surge setups and the scans available for them, go to Pre-Surge Setups.

Also, see Focus on Setups to Reduce Risk.


     Here, we look for stocks with a price and a simultaneous volume surge.  Why monitor price-volume surges?  Consider the following.  When traders believe their indicators suggest a stock is about to break through a line of resistance some will act in anticipation of the event (buying pressure will increase).  Other traders will buy when they notice, even before the breakout, the increase in volume on price increases and diminishing volume on price declines.  When a stock actually breaks to the upside through resistance, other traders will notice and buy, causing the price and volume to surge. These conditions often precede the beginning of a significant price move.  It is only logical that if a company has just developed an exciting  new cure, product, or service, people will hear about it and act accordingly.  The price of its stock will surge and its trading volume will increase (the stock price will pick up momentum).  

High-powered professional traders have systems that flash an "alert" or "signal" when a stock has an unusual price and volume surge.  When they note it, they will buy and the price/volume surge will be magnified.  Then, as the new trend begins to develop, it draws attention.  Traders like to buy at the beginning of a trend.  Therefore, when the price spikes up and the volume surges, momentum for the new trend builds and even more people jump on board.  Surges begin in other ways.  For example, when a stock has been declining and the last holdouts give up, their selling will cause the stock to decline even more as the volume surges.  Traders will notice the stock's volume surge and see that the price spiked down on that surge (deciding that it was a selling climax) and buy the "bargain."  Volume will increase even more as the price reverses direction.  In this scenario, the stock has now had a selling climax and a price reversal.  More traders will then notice the increase in volume and that that the stock's chart shows there has been a "selling climax." They will begin to accumulate shares. Others add the stock to their "watch list" so they can buy as soon as the new trend takes on more definition.  As more people "pile on" the trend becomes clear, making the stock even more attractive.

Often, the surges highlighted on an alert list will not be particularly attractive to a trader because the stock's pattern will be compromised by nearby overhead resistance.  However, the alerts sometimes present an opportunity to get in at the beginning of a nice move.  A stock's closing price relative to the day's price action and overall price pattern (and the percentage change in volume for the day) are important when the stock has had a price surge, gap or spike.  These lists are presented so that you can evaluate the situation for yourself. 


Individual Stock Alerts (Price Surges)

The lists of surging stocks focus on 1-day surges and are found by scanning a database of more than 8000 stocks.  The stocks on our lists have all experienced some unusual action.  The lists are updated daily.  A daily review of the charts of stocks on the lists can enable a subscriber to observe setup configurations evolving, and maybe also discover stocks that have recently started out on new trends, stocks breaking out of a consolidation pattern, or stocks that have had unusual market activity for some other reason.  We suggest that subscribers review the charts of these stocks to see if they are of sufficient interest to warrant purchase or inclusion on a "watch list."  One reason for including a stock on your watch list is so you can monitor it while waiting for a good entry point.  For example, you might wait for a pullback to a rising trendline.  You might also wait for some sign that the trendline is holding or that the stock is responding to it in a positive way.  Waiting for such a pullback can also help you optimize your stop-loss placement.  By buying when the price is at the trendline, the buy price is then only slightly above support.  Therefore, when the stop loss is placed a little below the expected support (the trendline), any decline that triggers the stop will be a meaningful decline because support could not stop the decline, but the decline that triggers the sell order will also be relatively small (and so will any loss if the unexpected happens).

A price increase of 1% combined with a 50% volume decrease may not be particularly noteworthy (but it could be very noteworthy).  However, a price increase of 2% combined with a 50% increase in volume will definitely generate some interest. The numbers reported are percent changes for price and volume respectively. For example, a reading of 23 in the "Vol % Ch" column would mean that volume surged 23%.  The column headings are closing price, % change in price, 1-day percent change in volume (Vol % Ch), and 25-day momentum (Mom).

Subscribers get a list of up to 90 stocks that have had both a volume and a price surge at the same time. The following list is an out-of-date example and should not be considered current.  When the list was generated, the market had been struggling for over a month and in a fairly steep decline for nearly a week.  The purpose of the example is to show the layout of our reports, not to give current purchase candidates.

Stocks Surging in Price and Volume (Subscriber Lists are Updated Daily)
Symbols ending with ".O are on the Nasdaq, those ending with ".K" are on the
NYSE. Otherwise, 4-letter symbols are Nasdaq and 3-letter symbols are NYSE.

Ranked by Price Change.  Result When Using a Minimum Volume Surge of 50% 
The Data In This Table Was Updated (Day of Week) p.m. After The Close of Market 
Sym Name Close % Ch Vol % Mom
BLRX.O BIOLINERX ADR REP 10 2.55 15.91 1,237 37.84%
CBMG.O CELLULAR BIOMEDICINE GROUP 38.99 13.34 692 25.25%
NADL.K NORTH ATLANTIC DRILLING 1.29 12.17 53 -12.24%
IMN IMATION 4.61 9.50 1,630 -2.33%
SPKE.O SPARK ENERGY CL A 15.86 8.85 1,067 16.28%
UCP UCP CL A 8.01 8.54 270 -8.25%
YANG.K DIREXION DLY FTSE CHNA BER 3X 66.99 8.49 99 18.57%
GLF GULFMARK OFFSHORE CL A 12.26 8.40 87 -15.39%
KFRC.O KFORCE 22.35 8.18 55 -0.31%
PKD PARKER DRILLING 3.55 7.90 185 -1.39%
SOXS.K DIREXION SEMICONDUCTOR BEAR 3X 44.05 7.52 187 5.94%
PACB.O PACIFIC BIOSCIENCES OF CALIFRNIA 5.61 7.27 300 -3.61%
PES PIONEER ENERGY SERVICES 6.58 6.82 292 -13.53%
COVS.O COVISINT 3.16 6.76 1,550 33.33%
VCYT.O VERACYTE 11.93 6.71 410 10.06%
LDL LYDALL 30.84 6.13 271 8.98%
CLGX.K CORELOGIC 40.71 6.10 867 2.34%
NES NUVERRA ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS 6.19 5.99 377 5.99%
PTX.O PERNIX THERAPEUTICS HOLDINGS 5.66 5.99 82 -13.06%
BOOM.O DYNAMIC MATERIALS 11.57 5.95 1,414 -3.02%
DAVE.O FAMOUS DAVE'S OF AMERICA 20.41 5.86 496 -11.18%
TWOU.O 2U  32.37 5.85 858 18.70%
PRQR.O PROQR THERAPEUTICS 16.64 5.72 147 -15.49%
CRIS.O CURIS  3.15 5.70 1,235 1.61%
IVAC.O INTEVAC 6.01 5.62 1,193 10.89%
FXP PROSHARES ULTRASH FTSE CHINA 50 30.64 5.44 120 12.61%
ACCO.K ACCO BRANDS 7.92 5.32 160 2.19%
BGC GENERAL CABLE 20.93 5.18 191 9.64%
TWI TITAN INTERNATIONAL 11.14 5.09 77 -1.94%
WETF.O WISDOMTREE INVESTMENTS 24.09 5.04 112 20.06%
AEGN.O AEGIO  19.61 4.87 281 4.09%
GTLS.O CHART INDUSTRIES 37.01 4.78 163 1.70%
SCHN.O SCHNITZER STEEL INDUSTRIES CL A 19.83 4.75 253 6.16%
WEAT.K TEUCRIUM WHEAT 11.39 4.69 314 5.34%
FINL.O FINISH LINE CL A 28.25 4.63 102 7.05%
CMLS.O CUMULUS MEDIA CL A 2.27 4.61 418 -8.47%
UUUU.K ENERGY FUELS 5.23 4.60 1,225 15.20%
FVE FIVE STAR QUALITY CARE 5.06 4.55 368 17.95%
NNA NAVIOS MARITIME ACQUISITION 3.69 4.53 250 0.00%
IMH IMPAC MORTGAGE HOLDINGS  19.89 4.52 261 1.48%
ATW ATWOOD OCEANICS 27.56 4.51 251 -17.93%
AMC AMC ENTERTAINMENT HOLDINGS CL A 31.64 4.49 209 7.73%
STRL.O STERLING CONSTRUCTION 4.02 4.42 1,340 14.20%
MSL MIDSOUTH BANCORP 15.55 4.36 1,458 11.15%
WPP WAUSAU PAPER 9.57 4.36 336 -7.54%
VHC VIRNETX HOLDING 4.31 4.36 68 -18.37%
ICD INDEPENDENCE CONTRACT DRILLING 9.12 4.35 395 16.48%
ASCMA.O ASCENT CAPITAL GR SRS A 44.00 4.34 434 9.95%
SCVL.O SHOE CARNIVAL 29.77 4.27 194 6.89%
NKE NIKE CL B 109.71 4.27 86 5.09%
NNBR.O NN  25.80 4.24 427 -4.16%
USAP.O UNIVERSAL STAINLES AND ALLOY PDT 20.03 4.05 2,747 9.75%
BMRC.O BANK OF MARIN BANCORP 52.37 3.99 173 4.76%
CVC CABLEVISION SYSTEMS CL A 25.19 3.96 131 2.23%
AAMC.K ALTISOURCE ASSET MANAGEMENT 146.00 3.91 709 -21.08%
BAK BRASKEM ADR REP 2 CL A 8.70 3.82 79 -4.19%
RH RESTORATION HARDWARE HOLDINGS 99.35 3.81 282 7.94%
STNR.O STEINER LEISURE 56.15 3.73 292 14.10%
CCO CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOOR HLDG CL A 10.02 3.73 241 -10.22%
TRK SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS 23.24 3.70 558 2.74%
GSAT.K GLOBALSTAR VTG 2.28 3.64 505 -8.06%
OPK OPKO HEALTH 15.97 3.63 381 -9.16%
NC NACCO CL A 62.37 3.60 207 3.43%
AGCO.K AGCO  56.33 3.59 143 8.47%
GFA GAFISA ADR RPSG 2 1.47 3.52 75 -12.50%
MRO MARATHON OIL 27.75 3.51 65 -1.53%
TRC TEJON RANCH 26.03 3.50 333 1.80%
NE NOBLE  15.39 3.43 196 -12.71%
ESV ENSCO CL A 22.52 3.40 159 -10.99%
RARE.O ULTRAGENYX PHARMACEUTICAL 103.16 3.34 584 21.52%
KAI KADANT 47.28 3.30 69 -2.56%
BECN.O BEACON ROOFING SUPPLY 34.01 3.28 235 7.76%
TMV DIR DAILY 20+ YEAR TRSRY BEAR 3X 36.39 3.26 103 10.81%
TDW TIDEWATER 23.15 3.26 400 -16.70%
DENN.O DENNYS 11.80 3.24 59 11.32%
SYN SYNTHETIC BIOLOGICS 2.88 3.23 229 50.00%
TTT PROSHARES ULTPRO SH 20 YR TSRY 48.88 3.17 89 10.54%
CMC COMMERCIAL METALS 17.29 3.16 50 6.20%
SPA SPARTON 28.97 3.13 383 9.82%
ARCO.K ARCOS DORADOS HOLDINGS CL A 5.61 3.13 307 4.47%
AOI ALLIANCE ONE INTERNATIONAL 2.32 3.11 1,009 73.13%
NWSA.O NEWS CL A 15.20 3.05 274 -2.75%
FCEL.O FUELCELL ENERGY 1.03 3.03 78 -12.71%
SYRX.O SYSOREX GLOBAL HOLDINGS 1.70 3.03 324 -10.53%
WG WILLBROS GROUP 1.36 3.03 96 -38.18%
USPH.K US PHYSICAL THERAPY 55.03 3.01 84 8.86%
MTRN.K MATERION 38.91 2.99 505 3.10%
AVD AMER VANGUARD 14.34 2.94 296 1.49%
EGLT.O EGALET 15.07 2.94 206 64.88%
WHG WESTWOOD HOLDINGS GROUP 61.11 2.93 56 6.43%

Notice: If you are a regular visitor, you may remember that we previously provided short lists taken from the bottom of the subscriber list. We no longer do that because stocks at the bottom of the list are often nowhere near as attractive as those higher on the list, and they therefore misrepresented the attractiveness of most of the stocks on the list.  People reviewing those stocks might easily come to the conclusion that the rest of the stocks on the list are of similar attractiveness, and therefore think they are less desirable than they really are.   Alternatively, we could have taken examples from higher up on the lists, but then there would be little incentive for people to subscribe if they could get free lists of currently attractive stocks.

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