Stock Quotes in this Article: DISH, TWI, WWW, VOYA

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.

Wolverine World Wide

Wolverine World Wide (WWW) designs, manufactures and markets quality casual footwear and apparel, performance outdoor and athletic footwear and apparel, children's footwear, industrial work boots and apparel, and uniform shoes and boots. This stock closed up 1.7% at $59 in Wednesday's trading session.

Wednesday's Volume: 699,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 418,736

Volume % Change: 89%

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From a technical perspective, WWW bounced modestly higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $56.95 with above-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of WWW within range of triggering a big breakout trade. That trade will hit if WWW manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $59.63 to its 52-week high at $60.35 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in WWW as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $56.95 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that's near or above 418,736 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then WWW will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory above $60.35, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that move are $65 to $67.

Dish Network

Dish Network (DISH) provides a direct broadcast satellite subscription television service in the U.S. This stock closed up 5% at $47.98 in Wednesday's trading session.

Wednesday's Volume: 6.73 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 2.49 million

Volume % Change: 170%

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From a technical perspective, DISH ripped sharply higher here right off its 50-day moving average of $45.44 with strong upside volume. This move pushed shares of DISH into breakout territory, since the stock took out some near-term overhead resistance at $47.31. Shares of DISH are now quickly moving within range of triggering another big breakout trade. That trade will hit if DISH manages to clear some near-term overhead resistance levels at $48.30 to its 52-week high at $49.44 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in DISH as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $45.44 or above more near-term support at $45 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that's near or above 2.49 million shares. If that breakout hits soon, then DISH will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory above $49.44, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $55 to $60.

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 2.8% at $15.52 in Wednesday's trading session.

Wednesday's Volume: 1.60 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 834,547

Volume % Change: 125%

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From a technical perspective, TWI trended modestly higher here with above-average volume. This stock has been downtrending for the last month and change, with shares moving lower from its high of $17.75 to its recent low of $14.14. During that downtrend, shares of TWI have been consistently making lower highs and lower lows, which is bearish technical price action. That said, shares of TWI have now started to rebound off that $14.14 low and move within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if TWI manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at its 50-day moving average of $16.21 to more resistance at $16.33 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in TWI as long as it's trending above Wednesday's low of $14.95, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that's near or above 834,547 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 $17.75 to $18.25. Any high-volume move above those levels will then give TWI a chance to tag $19 to $20.

ING US

ING US (VOYA) offers a range of retirement, insurance and investment management products and services to its individual and corporate clients. This stock closed up 1.4% at $30.24 in Wednesday's trading session.

Wednesday's Volume: 1.41 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 701,377

Volume % Change: 115%

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From a technical perspective, VOYA rose modestly higher here right above some near-term support at $29 with above-average volume. This stock recently formed a double bottom at $28.64 to $28.79. After marking that bottom, shares of VOYA have now started to uptrend and move within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if VOYA manages to take out Wednesday's high of $30.46 to some more resistance at $30.63 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in VOYA as long as it's trending above some near-term support at $29 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that's near or above 701,377 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then VOYA will set up to re-test or possibly take out its all-time high at $32.70. Any high-volume move above that level will then give VOYA a chance to tag $35 to $40.

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.