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3 Biotech Stocks Under $10 Spiking Higher

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OraSure Technologies

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OraSure Technologies ( OSUR) develops, manufactures, markets and sells oral fluid diagnostic products and specimen collection devices using its proprietary oral fluid technologies. This stock closed up 7.4% to $4.46 on Friday.

Friday's Range: $4.17-$4.47
52-Week Range: $3.75-$12.48
Volume: 866,000
Three-Month Average Volume: 453,058

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From a technical perspective, OSUR ripped higher here back above its 50-day moving average of $4.28 with above-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of OSUR within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if OSUR manages to clear some near-term overhead resistance levels at $4.60 to $4.62 and then once it takes out more resistance at $5.05 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in OSUR as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $4.28 or above Friday's low of $4.17 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 453,058 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then OSUR will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $5.50 to $6. Any high-volume move above $6 to $6.15 will then put $6.75 to $7 into range for shares of OSUR.

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