Rock-Tenn

Rock-Tenn ( RKT) is a leading integrated manufacturers of corrugated & consumer packaging in North America. This stock is trading up 4.6% at $83.25 in recent trading.

Today's Volume: 1.46 million

Average Volume: 573,418

Volume % Change: 226%

From a technical perspective, RKT is ripping higher here right above some near-term support at $77.09 with above-average volume. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last three months, with shares soaring higher from its low of $61.06 to its intraday high of $84.68. During that move, shares of RKT have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now started to push shares of RKT into breakout territory, since the stock has flirted with some near-term overhead resistance at $84.10. At last check, RKT has hit an intraday high of $84.68 and volume is well above its three-month average action of 573,418 shares.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in RKT as long as it's trending above $82 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels at $84.10 to $84.68 with volume that hits near or above 573,418 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then RKT will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory above $84.68, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $87 to $90.

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-- Written by Roberto Pedone in Winderemere, Fla.

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Roberto Pedone, based out of Windermere, Fla., is an independent trader who focuses on technical analysis for small- and large-cap stocks, options, futures, commodities and currencies. Roberto studied international business at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, and he spent a year overseas studying business in Lubeck, Germany. His work has appeared on financial outlets including CNBC.com and Forbes.com. You can follow Pedone on Twitter at www.twitter.com/zerosum24 or @zerosum24.

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