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The following is a list of stocks showing unusual volume patterns ahead of their earnings reports next week.

All companies have a relative volume indicator above 2, meaning that recent trading volume has been more than double the 3-month average.

Here is an interactive chart of analyst opinion on all stocks mentioned. A more detailed analysis is below.

1. Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (LOPE): Education & Training Services Industry. Market cap of $1.05B. Short float of 15.37%, which implies a short ratio of 11.59 days. Relative volume at 2.79. The company is due to report on August 9.

2. Overstock.com Inc. (OSTK): Catalog & Mail Order Industry. Market cap of $464.75M. Short float at 20.27%, which implies a short ratio of 12.29 days. Relative volume at 4.06. The company is due to report on August 13.

3. QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST): Advertising Agencies Industry. Market cap of $478.09M. Short float at 19.34%, which implies a short ratio of 19.66 days. Relative volume at 2.18. The company is due to report on August 9.

4. Spreadtrum Communications Inc. (SPRD): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $444.77M. Short float at 3.36%, which implies a short ratio of 1.65 days. Relative volume at 2.75. The company is due to report on August 10.

5. SunOpta Inc. (STKL): Processed & Packaged Goods Industry. Market cap of $345.52M. Short float at 0.07%, which implies a short ratio of 0.16 days. Relative volume at 2.16. The company is due to report on August 10.

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Source: 5 Companies With Unusual Volume Ahead of Earnings Reports