One under-$10 name that's starting to trend within range of triggering a big breakout trade is
Taser International (
TASR), which develops, manufactures and sells advanced electronic control devices designed for use in law enforcement, military, corrections, private security and personal defense. This stock is off to a slow start in 2013, with shares up 9.7%.
If you take a look at the chart for TASER International, you'll notice that this stock just recently broke out back above its 50-day moving average of $8.99 a share with strong upside volume. Following that move, shares of TASR went on to take out some more near-term overhead resistance levels at $9.05 to $9.30 a share with strong volume. Shares of TASR now look ready to trigger another big breakout trade as the stock flirts with new 52-week highs.
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Traders should now look for long-biased trades in TASR if it manages to break out above some near-term overhead resistance levels at $9.80 to its 52-week high at $9.87 a share with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above those levels with volume that hits near or above its three-month average action of 411,795 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then TASR will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that move are $12 to $15 a share.
Traders can look to buy TASR off any weakness to anticipate that breakout and simply use a stop that sits right below its 50-day moving average of $8.99 a share. One can also buy TASR off strength once it takes out those breakout levels with volume and then simply use a stop that sits a comfortable percentage from your entry point.