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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 combination (price and volume) surges.  Why monitor price and 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.  Whenever a stock starts a new trend, 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.  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 behavior and buy the "bargain."  Volume will increase even more as the price reverses direction.  In this scenario, the stock has just had a selling climax and a price reversal.  More traders will then notice that there has been a "selling climax" and begin to accumulate.  Others add the stock to their "watch list" so they can buy as soon as the new trend takes on more definition.  Most of the time, 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 its volume at the close (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 free lists of surging stocks provided here focuses on 1-day surges and are found by scanning a general of more than 8000 stocks.  These stocks have all experienced some unusual action.  A daily review of the charts of stocks listed here can enable you to observe setup configurations evolving, and maybe also enable you to uncover 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 reviewing the charts of these stocks to see if they are of sufficient interest to warrant purchase or inclusion on your "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.  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 consequential loss if the unexpected happens).

The free list posted here consists of up to 90 stocks that have surged in price by at least 2%.  They have also had a volume surge of at least 50%.   For example, if there are more than 100 stocks that have surged in price 2% or more and that also have had a volume surge of 70% or more, then we simply list the top 90 stocks in order of volume surge magnitude.  The minimum volume surge percent used in our screening is reported at the top of the table so you can do your own screening.  If we screen with a minimum surge requirement of 30% and we have found 50 stocks that have had a volume spike of 60% or more, then all 30 of the stocks listed will have had a volume surge greater than the minimum displayed at the top of the table.

Many of the stocks on this 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 price action relative to its overall price pattern, and its volume at the close (and the percentage change in volume) are important when the stock has had a price surge, gap or spike. These lists provide an opportunity for you to be aware of the surge and evaluate the situation for yourself. 

Remember that volume changes are important. A price increase of 1% combined with a 50% volume decrease is not particularly noteworthy. However, a price increase of 1% combined with a 50% increase in volume will 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%. Short-sellers will be interested in stocks with large negative surges on heavy volume.

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 Stocks Surging in Price and Volume
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.

The columns show the closing price, % change in price, volume (Volume), and the 1-day percentage
change in volume (Vol % Ch) respectively.
The final column is the 12-day momentum (12d Mom).
The minimum volume surge used is at the top of the table. 

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Price & Volume Surge Table

Ranked by Price Change.  Scanner Result Using a Minimum Volume Surge Requirement of 50% 
This List Good Thru 12/19/2014
Sym Name Close % Ch Volume Vol % 12d Mom
HGSH.O CHINA HGS  4.48 46.41 1,435,869 5,654 115
JOB GENERAL EMPLOYMENT ENTERPRISES 0.29 38.10 1,015,707 642 171
FRO FRONTLINE 2.25 38.04 7,106,524 204 180
ZQK QUIKSILVER 1.91 29.05 7,827,472 127 94
DAKP.K DAKOTA PLAINS HOLDINGS 1.19 25.26 669,592 237 78
CCXI.O CHEMOCENTRYX 5.60 24.72 9,271,947 1,679 118
ONTY.O ONCOTHYREON 2.02 18.13 7,784,089 1,621 120
ISIG.O INSIGNIA SYSTEMS 3.60 18.03 612,024 1,568 124
CPHI.K CHINA PHARMA HOLDINGS 0.33 17.86 451,103 409 118
TLM TALISMAN ENERGY 4.29 16.26 75,949,024 708 73
CERU.O CERULEAN PHARMA 6.00 16.05 75,458 1,042 122
SUTR.O SUTOR TECHNOLOGY GROUP 0.64 15.86 112,686 323 86
ONVO.K ORGANOVO HOLDINGS 6.35 15.45 4,060,200 193 98
NAO NORDIC AMERICAN OFFSHORE 11.14 14.85 826,204 67 80
NAVB.K NAVIDEA BIOPHARMACEUTICALS 1.49 14.62 3,447,602 88 122
TNK TEEKAY TANKERS CL A 5.35 14.56 1,723,425 254 119
CISG.O CNINSURE ADR REP 20 7.11 13.58 1,115,454 466 118
TOUR.O TUNIU ADR REP CL A 13.30 12.71 764,711 87 92
QKLS.O QKL STORES 1.61 12.59 10,604 266 70
CYTX.O CYTORI THERAPEUTICS 0.53 11.48 3,428,089 160 126
OCLS.O OCULUS INNOVATIVE SCIENCES 1.64 10.66 161,962 103 99
GTXI.O GTX  0.71 10.59 387,154 142 116
ATL ATLATSA RESOURCES 0.18 10.56 30,015 167 94
FFNM.O FIRST FEDERAL NORTHERN MICHIGAN 5.72 10.32 20,219 1,563 108
DRNA.O DICERNA PHARMACEUTICALS 12.88 10.18 484,736 332 111
CVOL.K CITIGRP C TRACKS ETN ON CITI VOL 1.32 10.00 346,460 178 133
TPL TEXAS PACIFIC LAND 120.54 9.64 57,895 65 78
DGLY.O DIGITAL ALLY 15.55 9.43 2,865,637 133 115
DWTI.K VELOCITYSHARES 3X INVERSE CRUDE 99.11 9.42 234,785 173 188
ZPIN.K ZHAOPIN ADR REP 2 CL A 18.51 9.33 176,922 147 126
SEAC.O SEACHANGE INTERNATIONAL 6.01 9.27 722,765 112 91
FLXN.O FLEXION THERAPEUTICS 18.91 9.24 1,460,908 1,081 110
DSKY.O IDREAMSKY TECHNOLOGY 17.51 9.23 596,674 147 97
KGJI.O KINGOLD JEWELRY 0.92 9.11 338,873 283 85
ADBE.O ADOBE SYSTEM 76.02 9.00 12,613,681 144 106
BDMS.O BIRNER DENTAL MANAGEMENT SERVICE 13.96 8.55 5,369 156 93
PME.O PINGTAN MARINE ENTERPRISE 1.65 8.55 40,227 265 149
MNDL.O MANDALAY DIGITAL GROUP 3.51 8.33 218,634 91 113
ADMP.O ADAMIS PHARMACEUTICALS 5.29 8.18 147,193 101 132
BXUB.K BARCLAYS LONG B LEVGED SP 500 201.74 7.66 510 149 107
OTIC.O OTONOMY 36.72 7.62 190,864 143 151
VIDE.O VIDEO DISPLAY 2.93 7.33 13,666 2,904 99
DSS DOCUMENT SECURITY SYSTEMS 0.56 7.31 258,155 371 103
RDUS.O RADIUS HEALTH 26.38 7.24 344,899 88 116
SNFCA.O SECURITY NATIONAL FINANCIAL CL A 5.05 7.22 38,383 89 108
SRNE.O SORRENTO THERAPEUTICS 5.80 6.81 454,213 96 149
DHT DHT HOLDINGS 6.64 6.75 4,920,761 176 105
VRNS.O VARONIS SYSTEMS 25.05 6.32 314,734 110 105
ZUMZ.O ZUMIEZ 36.71 6.22 696,390 150 101
HEAR.O TURTLE BEACH 3.82 6.11 65,469 63 96
UPI.O UROPLASTY 2.46 6.03 30,663 160 100
RDCM.O RADCOM 10.92 5.92 183,320 521 99
ANW AEGEAN MARINE PETROLEUM NETWORK 12.01 5.91 662,949 60 122
CERS.O CERUS  4.87 5.87 1,942,408 97 114
FRED.O FRED'S CL A 15.82 5.82 262,224 96 103
GLYC.O GLYCOMIMETICS 9.00 5.76 47,421 168 98
TOPS.O TOP SHIPS 1.29 5.74 41,488 218 83
SMN PROSHARES ULTRASHORT BASIC MATER 32.50 5.69 83,819 282 118
MTSN.O MATTSON TECHNOLOGY 3.19 5.63 834,889 53 118
FAZ DIREXION DAILY FINANCIAL BEAR 3X 13.92 5.61 5,390,835 92 102
JBN SELECT AST 7% CORTS CL A1 JCP 16.69 5.57 14,275 186 95
CTRP.O CTRIP.COM INTERNATL ADR REP 1/4 45.34 5.39 6,274,938 95 78
GTAT.O GT ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES 0.44 5.37 52,276,460 55 4
VIXY.K PROSHARES VIX SHORT TERM FUTURES 22.51 5.19 4,324,449 157 125
ASRVP.O AMERISERV FIN 8.45% SRS A UNSEC 28.84 5.18 37,986 593 104
SOXS.K DIREXION SEMICONDUCTOR BEAR 3X 14.47 5.16 334,922 66 98
AEZS.O AETERNA ZENTARIS 0.60 5.12 598,054 85 113
INS INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS 1.25 5.04 17,219 83 99
SDOW.K PROSHARES ULTRAPRO SHT DW 30 E 22.64 4.96 1,640,620 64 108
OFED.O OCONEE FEDERAL FINANCIAL 20.00 4.93 572 87 105
ONE HIGHER ONE HOLDINGS 3.84 4.92 573,341 107 108
NSYS.O NORTECH SYSTEM 5.99 4.90 3,548 61 93
DVAX.O DYNAVAX TECHNOLOGIES 15.94 4.87 515,996 248 111
SPXS.K DIREXION DAILY S&P 500 BEAR 3X 22.65 4.81 4,484,116 51 109
KFYP.K KRANESHARES CSI NEW CHINA 64.09 4.79 735 163 96
LBND.K POWERSHS DB 3X LG 25 PL YR TR BD 55.99 4.71 9,477 273 113
ONCY.O ONCOLYTICS BIOTECH 0.61 4.69 516,209 50 85
INSY.O INSYS THERAPEUTICS 41.00 4.65 474,319 79 105
RRTS.K ROADRUNNER TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM 21.69 4.63 669,848 61 95
FNJN.O FINJAN HOLDINGS 2.50 4.60 17,195 78 98
ISNS.O IMAGE SENSING SYSTEMS 2.73 4.60 926,320 99 93
EPV PROSHARES ULTRASHORT FTSE EUROPE 65.06 4.58 64,162 106 112
TLF.O TANDY LEATHER FACTORY 9.15 4.57 4,065 59 96
EGRX.O EAGLE PHARMACEUTICALS 13.25 4.50 61,823 240 102
MSON.O MISONIX 10.90 4.46 20,392 480 106
HRTX.O HERON THERAPEUTICS 9.05 4.38 210,778 55 119
CNC CENTENE 103.20 4.35 1,446,563 211 105
ATTU.O ATTUNITY 9.97 4.29 68,495 141 106
BVX BOVIE MEDICAL 3.78 4.13 70,153 1,143 93
MACK.O MERRIMACK PHARMACEUTICALS 10.64 4.11 4,093,148 187 112

 


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