This screener scans for the biggest stock gainers today and market movers that are trading on the NYSE, NASDAQ and AMEX.
For a bull stock, the volume must be higher than the usual trading volume of the stock. If a stock moves higher without the support of
volume, the stock may break down after a false signal. For this reason, this stock gainers screener filters out stocks with volume less than 500,000.
The biggest stock gainers list is updated each day after market close and sorted by percentage gain of the stock.
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Stock gainers are often good stocks to watch for swing trading. Some of the stocks may be trending higher or on a 52 week high.
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Biggest stock gainers is a nice list to keep track, because many stocks made it through to the list by having positive news such as earnings. When companies report strong earnings, often the stock market response positively by gaping up and reach new highs unless the news is already price in.
Sometimes, these stocks gap up and then pull back because of short term traders who wants to sell to realize a profit. Once they pull back, the stocks may rise again in the next few days or a few weeks and may even go higher than the previous high.
That's why it is important to keep track of these stocks, because you may want to buy some of these strong stocks on a temporary pull back. Amazon is a stock that works pretty well on this strategy. I noticed it often gap up and reach new highs when it reports strong earnings, and then stock would pull back in the next few days, only to reach new highs soon after.
This strategy works for long term investor as well, because let's say if you want to buy Amazon for the long term instead of short term, but unsure at what price to buy the stock for. You may consider buying the stock when it pulls back. For the past five years, it seems every time Amazon's stock pulls back, it bounce back right away.
However, Amazon's stock is now at its all time high with a market cap of 1.61 trillion, you may want to proceed with caution if you still want to buy its stock.
This gainers list does not include penny stocks. To find a list of the biggest penny stocks gainers, go to Penny Stocks Gainer.
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