One of the best ways to find stocks on the move that are grabbing the attention of investors is to screen for stocks with increasing volume.
This is because increased volume shows investor interest. As more investors buy the stock, the stock’s price should go higher.
But the individual investor, while important to the market, doesn’t really have the firepower to affect volume the way that big institutional investors do.
And very few things can move a stock more than institutional buying.
— Zacks Investment Research