Nearest Support: $18
Catalyst: Technical Setup >>4 Tech Stocks Under $10 to Watch First up is perennial high-volume name Micron Technology ( MU). Micron is seeing higher-than-normal volume this afternoon on the heels of new 52-week highs in shares. Micron has been a stellar momentum name all year in 2013, and it continues to hit new high water marks as the year progresses. While traders may want to avoid holding over earnings on October 10, this week could still be a good time to enter a trade in MU. Making new highs is significant from an investor psychology standpoint because it means that everyone who has bought shares in the last year is sitting on gains. As a result, the "back to even" mentality is less of a concern than it would be for a name with a higher proportion of shareholders sitting on losses. If you decide to take the trade, I'd recommend keeping a tight stop in place.
Nearest Support: $7.50
Catalyst: Taxes, Buyout Talks >>5 Big Trades to Take Right Now BlackBerry ( BBRY) is another name that gets consistent attention from traders -- not all of it good. But today, the beleaguered cell phone maker is up close to 4% this afternoon following reports that a who's who of tech sector giants are considering throwing their hats in the ring to acquire the firm. At the same time, news that BBRY is due to receive a half-billion-dollar tax refund, a reprieve from the staggering losses that the firm has been reporting to Wall Street. Despite the buying today, shares of BBRY look anything but bullish. Shares are having trouble catching a bid above a relatively weak resistance level at $8, and $7.50 support isn't far enough away or strong enough to give shareholders much comfort. If BBRY can hold above $8, then it might make a nice short reversal trade, but only nimble market participants need apply.
Nearest Support: $7.70
Catalyst: Earnings >>5 Earnings Stocks Everyone Hates -- but You Should Love Alcoa ( AA) announces its third-quarter earnings tomorrow, a move that officially kicks off earnings season to end the year. Speculation over AA's performance is triggering high volume in shares today, as traders look to exit their positions ahead of a big headline risk item, and gamblers load up ahead of a market-moving event. Alcoa has been pretty good at underwhelming Wall Street with its numbers in 2013, so we'll soon see if this quarter is any different. The technicals in Alcoa look pretty messy right now too. While support looks fairly strong at $7.70 an abundance of spotty resistance levels overhead could make upside challenging for Alcoa tomorrow unless it really impresses investors. Alcoa sets the tone for earnings, so it'll be important to watch how investors react to the numbers. To see these stocks in action, check out the at Most-Active Stocks portfolio on Stockpickr. -- Written by Jonas Elmerraji in Baltimore.
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