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Stocks With Price and Volume Surges

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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 Change %" column would mean that volume surged 23%.  The column headings are closing price, % change in price (Price Change %), 1-day percent change in volume (Vol Change %), and 25-day momentum (Mom).  Subscribers get a list of up to 90 stocks that have had both a price increase of 2% or more and a 50% or more increase in volume at the same time. The subscriber lists are arranged in rank order based on the magnitude of the price surge for each stock so that the stocks that have had the greatest price surge are at the top of the list.

The Following List

Each entry on the following list has been randomly selected from the subscriber list.  Therefore, it is possible that some of the highest ranked stocks on the subscriber list will be included on the following list.  Because each of the following 15 stocks is selected independently of the entries in other rows, they are not in rank order.  A lower-ranked stock may be above a higher-ranked stock (the subscriber list is in rank order).  The random selection process also makes it possible that there will be duplicate entries, especially if there are only a few stocks in the primary list (generally, the shorter the list, the more often the repeats).  [Please review the note below the table at least once.]  

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 Thu p.m. 2/15 After The Close of Market 
Sym Name Close % Ch Vol Change % Mom
TOPS.O TOP SHIPS 0.23 13.75 101 4.66%
MOSY.O MOSYS  1.36 10.57 352 17.24%
KODK.K EASTMAN KODAK 7 16.67 109 0.72%
BJRI.O BJS RESTAURANTS 39.3 4.52 87 3.01%
PATK.O PATRICK INDUSTRIES 68.05 5.59 58 6.58%
PRTA.O PROTHENA 32.11 3.75 57 -20.36%
SHLD.O SEARS HOLDINGS 2.63 14.35 208 5.62%
SB SAFE BULKERS 3.65 5.8 211 7.67%
POOL.O POOL  147 9.48 119 10.21%
SHLD.O SEARS HOLDINGS 2.63 14.35 208 5.62%
SHLM.O A SCHULMAN 42.75 10.61 2540 9.34%
ATRS.O ANTARES PHARMA 2.35 18.69 473 12.44%
AAN AARONS 43.79 8.58 167 7.65%
EQT EQT  53.34 9.96 123 0.04%
Stocks with a price surge of at least 2% and a volume surge of at least 50% numbered 90
The greatest price surge was 29.1367% The greatest volume surge was 2540.1%  

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