4 Plays Under $10 on the Rise
Stocks that are making large moves like these are favorites among short-term traders because they can jump into these names and try to capture some of that massive volatility. Stocks that are making big-percentage moves either up or down are usually in play because their sector is becoming attractive or they have a major fundamental catalyst such as a recent earnings release. Sometimes stocks making big moves have been hit with an analyst upgrade or an analyst downgrade.
Regardless of the reason behind it, when a stock makes a large-percentage move, it is often just the start of a new major trend -- a trend that can lead to huge profits. If you time your trade correctly, combining technical indicators with fundamental trends, discipline and sound money management, you will be well on your way to investment success.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at a several stocks under $10 that are making large moves to the upside today.
City Telecom (CTEL)
This company is a Hong Kong-based provider of residential and corporate fixed telecommunications network and international telecommunications services. This stock closed up 6.7% to $4.75 in recent trading.
Today's Range: $4.55-$4.75
52-Week Range: $3.64-$13.86
Three-Month Average Volume: 127,794
From a technical perspective, CTEL ripped higher back above its 50-day moving average of $4.61 with above-average volume. This move is quickly pushing CTEL within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit once CTEL manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $4.79 to $4.86 with high volume.
Traders should now look for long-biased trades in CTEL as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $4.61, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 127,794 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then CTEL will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance level at $5.63. Any high-volume move above $5.63 with then give CTEL a chance to re-fill some of its previous gap down zone from July that started around $10.
Protalix BioTherapeutics (PLX)
This is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of recombinant therapeutic proteins based on the company's proprietary ProCellExtm protein. This stock closed up 8.8% to $5.31 in recent trading.
Today's Range: $4.97-$5.56
52-Week Range: $4.71-$7.70
Three-Month Average Volume: 145,775
Shares of PLX exploded higher after the Globes reported the company is close to signing an agreement for selling its Gaucher's disease treatment to the government of Brazil. The deal is reportedly worth hundreds of millions of dollars.