Stock Quotes in this Article: ADEP, GIVN, TWI, VC

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.

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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.

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With that in mind, let's take a look at several stocks rising on unusual volume today.

Visteon

Visteon (VC) is a supplier of automotive systems, modules and components to original equipment manufacturers. This stock closed up 1.3% at $77.90 in Monday's trading session.

Monday's Volume: 677,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 480,994

Volume % Change: 75%

From a technical perspective, VC trended modestly higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $75.82 with above-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of VC within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if VC manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance at $78.09 to its 52-week high at $79.62 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in VC as long as it's trending above Monday's low of $76.77 or above its 50-day at $75.82 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that's near or above 480,994 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then VC will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $85 to $87.

Adept Technology

Adept Technology (ADEP) is engaged in the development of intelligent robotics and advanced control systems. This stock closed up 15.9% at $10.96 in Monday's trading session.

Monday's Volume: 814,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 242,006

Volume % Change: 229%

From a technical perspective, ADEP skyrocketed higher here right above some near-term support at $9 with strong upside volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of ADEP within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if ADEP manages to take out Monday's high of $11.17 to its 52-week high at $11.50 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in ADEP as long as it's trending above Monday's low $9.54 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that this near or above 242,006 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then ADEP will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $14 to $15.

Titan International

Titan International (TWI) manufactures mounted tire and wheel systems for off-highway equipment used in agriculture, construction, mining, military, recreation and grounds care. This stock closed up 6.5% to $17.09 in Monday's trading session.

Monday's Volume: 2.50 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 984,757

Volume % Change: 140%

From a technical perspective, TWI spiked sharply higher here and broke out above some past overhead resistance at $16.42 with strong upside volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of TWI within range of triggering another big breakout trade. That trade will hit if TWI manages to take out Monday's high of $17.15 to more past overhead resistance levels at $17.75 to $18.25 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in TWI as long as it's trending above Monday's low of $15.96 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 984,757 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then TWI will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $21 to $22.

Given Imaging

Given Imaging (GIVN) develops, manufactures and markets diagnostic products for the visualization and detection of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. This stock closed up 6.6% to $22.63 in Monday's trading session.

Monday's Volume: 505,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 69,559

Volume % Change: 541%

From a technical perspective, GIVN ripped sharply higher here right above some near-term support at $20.91 and above its 50-day moving average of $20.37 with heavy upside volume. This move briefly pushed shares of GIVN into breakout and new 52-week-high territory, since the stock flirted with some near-term overhead resistance at $22.96. Shares of GIVN closed just a bit below its daily high at $22.63. Market players should now look for a continuation move higher in the short-term if GIVN can manage to take out Monday's high of $22.99 with volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in GIVN as long as it's trending above support at $20.91 or above its 50-day at $20.37 and then once it sustains a move or close above Monday's high at $22.99 with volume that hits near or above 69,559 shares. If we get that move soon, then GIVN will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that move are $27 to $30.

To see more stocks rising on unusual volume, check out the Stocks Rising on Unusual Volume portfolio on Stockpickr.

-- Written by Roberto Pedone in Delafield, Wis.


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At the time of publication, author had no positions in stocks mentioned.

Roberto Pedone, based out of Delafield, Wis., is an independent trader who focuses on technical analysis for small- and large-cap stocks, options, futures, commodities and currencies. Roberto studied international business at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, and he spent a year overseas studying business in Lubeck, Germany. His work has appeared on financial outlets including

CNBC.com and Forbes.com. You can follow Pedone on Twitter at www.twitter.com/zerosum24 or @zerosum24.