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Bazaarvoice ( BV) is a provider of social commerce solutions that help its clients capture, display and analyze online word of mouth, including consumer-generated ratings and reviews, questions and answers, stories, recommendations, photographs, videos and other content about its clients' brands, products or services. This stock is trading up 6.4% at $16.10 in recent trading.

Today's Volume: 196,000

Average Volume: 248,032

Volume % Change: 74%

Shares of BV are ripping higher today after the company announced it acquired PowerReviews Inc. for about $151.9 million in a cash and stock deal.

From a technical perspective, BV is bouncing sharply here off of some previous support at around $15 with decent volume. This move is quickly pushing BV within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit once BV takes out some near-term overhead resistance at $16.92, and then its 50-day moving average of $18.25 with high-volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades once BV sustains a move or close above those levels with volume that's near or above 248,032 shares. If we get that action soon, then this stock has a great chance of trading above $20 in the near future. On the flipside, BV should be avoided or a shorted if it breaks below some major support at $14.48 with high-volume.

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-- Written by Roberto Pedone in Winderemere, Fla.


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At the time of publication, author had no positions in stocks mentioned.

Roberto Pedone, based out of Windermere, Fla., is an independent trader who focuses on stocks, options, futures, commodities and currencies. He is also an outside contributor to and maintains the website, which he sold to Blue Wave Advisors in 2008. Roberto studied International Business at The Milwaukee School of Engineering, and he spent a year overseas studying business in Lubeck, Germany.

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