Many Wall Street analysts and experienced traders look for patterns or unusual activity on the average volume of certain stocks, which are often in conjunction with breaking news.
Amazon.com, for example, is trading today over 600% of its 10-day average volume, after the company reported better-than-expected earnings after the bell on Thursday. Sometimes, looking at unusual volume levels may help point you to research a stock you may not have been following.
As such, and in an effort to help you spot trends, CNBC's By The Numbers is introducing a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual trading volume. This analysis will be in response to all the positive feedback we received from readers regarding our current updates on stocks hitting new 52-week highs.
Keep in mind that this analysis is only a starting point for more homework. Whether you use these statistics for your daily trading preparation or love to follow the stock market activity, let us know what you think.