One under-$10 name that's starting to trend within range of triggering a big breakout trade is
), 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.