Stock Quotes in this Article: BEAT, INUV, PXLW, RNN, RVLT

DELAFIELD, Wis. (Stockpickr) -- There isn't a day that goes by on Wall Street when certain stocks trading for $10 per share or less don't experience massive spikes higher. Traders savvy enough to follow the low-priced names and trade them with discipline and sound risk management are banking ridiculous coin on a regular basis.

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Just take a look at some of the hot movers in the under-$10 complex from Thursday, including Tianli Agritech (OINK), which is skyrocketing higher by 31%; Ascent Solar Technologies (ASTI), which is soaring by 21%; Houston American Energy (HUSA), which is ripping higher by 12.7%; and Golden Star Resources (GSS), which is spiking higher by 11.6%. You don't even have to catch the entire move in lower-priced stocks such as these to make outsized returns when trading.

One low-priced stock that recently soared higher was alternative energy player China Ming Yang Wind Power (MY), which I highlighted in Sept. 19's "5 Stocks Under $10 Set to Soar" at $1.74 per share. I mentioned in that piece that shares of China Ming Yang Wind Power were uptrending strong for the last two months, with shares soaring higher from its low of $1.48 to its recent high of $1.92 a share. That move was quickly pushing shares of MY within range of triggering a major breakout trade above some near-term overhead resistance levels at $1.78 to $1.92 a share.

Guess what happened? Shares of China Ming Yang Wind Power didn't take long to trigger that breakout, since the stock took out those key resistance levels the following week with monster upside volume. This stock has exploded to the upside with shares making a new 52-week high today at $2.88 a share. That represents a gain of over 60% in just a couple of weeks for anyone who played this breakout. You can see here that when breakouts trigger with volume a stock can make a very explosive move in a relatively short timeframe.

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Low-priced stocks are something that I tweet about on a regular basis. I frequently flag high-probability setups, breakout candidates and low-priced stocks that are acting technically bullish. I like to hunt for low-priced stocks that are showing bullish price and volume trends, since that increases the probability of those stocks heading higher. These setups often produce monster moves higher in very short time frames.

I'm not as eager to recommend investing long-term in stocks that trade less than $10 a share because these names can be very speculative, and the odds for picking the long-term winners aren't great. But I definitely love to trade stocks that are priced below $10. I like to view them as a trading vehicle with lots of volatility and lots of upside when the trade is timed right.

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When I trade under-$10 names, I do it almost entirely based off of the charts and technical analysis. I also like to find under-$10 names with a catalyst, but that's secondary to the chart and volume patterns.

With that in mind, here's a look at several stocks trading for $10 or less that look poised to potentially trade higher from current levels.

Rexahn Pharmaceuticals

One under-$10 biopharmaceutical player that's just starting to move into breakout territory is Rexahn Pharmaceuticals (RNN), which is engaged in the development of novel treatments for cancer to patients. This stock has been on fire so far in 2013, with shares up sharply by 62%.

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If you take a look at the chart for Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, you'll notice that this stock has been uptrending strong for the last month, with shares moving higher from its low of 36 cents per share to its intraday high of 53 cents per share. During that uptrend, shares of RNN have been making mostly higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of RNN into breakout territory above some near-term overhead resistance levels at 49 cents to 50 cents per share. It's worth noting that volume today is tracking in extremely strong with over 3 million shares traded, versus its three-month average action of 1.22 million shares.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in RNN if it manages to break out above Thursday's intraday high of 53 cents per share with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above that level with volume that hits near or above its three-month average action of 1.22 million shares. If that breakout hits soon, then RNN will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at 64 cents to its 52-week high at 66 cents per share. Any high-volume move above 66 cents to 67 cents per share could then send RNN towards its next major overhead resistance levels at 81 cents per share.

Traders can look to buy RNN off any weakness to anticipate that breakout and simply use a stop that sits right below its 50-day moving average at 47 cents per share. One can also buy RNN off strength once it clears 53 cents per share with volume and then simply use a stop that sits a comfortable percentage from your entry point.

Pixelworks

A semiconductor stock that looks poised for higher prices is Pixelworks (PXLW), which designs, develops and markets video and pixel processing semiconductors and software for high-end digital video applications. This stock has been in play with the bulls so far in 2013, with shares up by 104%.

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If you take a look at the chart for Pixelworks, you'll notice that this stock has been uptrending for the last month and change, with shares moving higher from its low of $3.63 to its intraday high of $4.74 a share. During that uptrend, shares of PXLW have been making mostly higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now started to push shares of PXLW into breakout territory above $4.58 a share with strong upside volume flows. Volume so far today has already surpassed 1 million shares, which is well above its three-month average action of 334,348 shares.

Market players should now look for long-biased trades in PXLW if it manages to break out above Thursday's intraday high of $4.74 a share with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above that level with volume that hits near or above its three-month average action of 334,348 shares. If we get that move soon, then PXLW will set up to re-test or possibly take out its 52-week high at $5.30 a share. Any high-volume move above $5.30 will then give PXLW a chance to tag $6 a share.

Traders can look to buy PXLW off any weakness to anticipate that breakout and simply use a stop that sits right below its 50-day moving average of $3.92 a share, or below some more support at $3.80 a share. One can also buy PXLW off strength once it clears $4.74 a share with volume and then simply use a stop that sits a comfortable percentage from your entry point.

BioTelemetry

Coming it at just above $10 is BioTelemetry (BEAT), which provides ambulatory, continuous, real-time outpatient management solutions for monitoring relevant and timely clinical information regarding an individual's health. This stock has been exploding to the upside in 2013, with shares up a whopping 342%.

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If you take a look at the chart for BioTelemetry, you'll notice that this stock has been uptrending strong for the last four months, with shares moving higher from its low of $3.09 to its recent high of $10.90 a share. During that uptrend, shares of BEAT have been making mostly higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of BEAT within range of triggering a major breakout trade.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in BEAT if it manages to break out above some near-term overhead resistance levels at $10.63 to its 52-week high at $10.90 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 833,131 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then BEAT will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that move are $13 to $15 a share.

Traders can look to buy BEAT off weakness to anticipate that breakout and simply use a stop that sits right below some key near-term support levels at $9.52 to $8.94 a share, or just below its 50-day at $8.51 a share. One can also buy BEAT off strength once it clears those breakout levels with volume and then simply use a stop that sits a comfortable percentage from your entry point.

Revolution Lighting Technologies

Another under-$10 stock that's starting to move within range of triggering a big breakout trade is Revolution Lightning Technologies (RVLT), which designs, manufactures, markets and sells, commercial grade, LED replacement lamps, LED fixtures and LED-based signage, channel-letter and contour lighting products. This stock has been a monster for the bulls so far in 2013, with shares up a whopping 445%.

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If you take a look at the chart for Revolution Lightning Technologies, you'll notice that this stock has recently formed a double bottom chart pattern at $2.19 to $2.22 a share. Following that bottom, shares of RVLT exploded to the upside and hit a recent high of $3.96 a share with strong upside volume flows. Shares of RVLT are now finding some buying interest right around its 50-day moving average of $3.36 a share. If that level can hold, then RVLT will set up to resume its uptrend and potentially trigger another big breakout trade.

Market players should now look for long-biased trades in RVLT if it manages to break out above some near-term overhead resistance levels at $3.70 to $3.80 a share and then above more resistance at $3.96 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 1.21 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then RVLT will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $4.94 to $5.50 a share.

Traders can look to buy RVLT off weakness to anticipate that breakout and simply use a stop that sits right below its 50-day moving average at $3.36 a share, or around $3 a share. One can also buy RVLT off strength once it clears those breakout levels with volume and then simply use a stop that sits a comfortable percentage from your entry point.

Inuvo

One more under-$10 stock that looks ready to trigger a major breakout trade is Inuvo (INUV), which develops software and analytics technology that is accessible over the internet for use by online advertisers and website publishers. This stock is off to a strong start in 2013, with shares up by 37%.

If you take a look at the chart for Inuvo, you'll notice that this stock has been uptrending strong for the last three months, with shares soaring higher from its low of 70 cents per share to its recent high of $1.33 a share. During that uptrend, shares of INUV have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of INUV within range of triggering a major breakout trade.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in INUV if it manages to break out above some near-term overhead resistance at $1.33 a share with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above that level with volume that hits near or above its three-month average action of 119,317 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then INUV will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at its 52-week high at $2.12 a share to $2.25 to $2.50 a share.

Traders can look to buy INUV off weakness to anticipate that breakout and simply use a stop that sits right below some near-term support at $1.20 to $1.15 a share, or around its 50-day at $1.10 a share. One can also buy INUV off strength once it clears $1.33 a share with volume and then simply use a stop that sits a comfortable percentage from your entry point.

To see more hot under-$10 equities, check out the Stocks Under $10 Setting Up to Explode portfolio on Stockpickr.

-- Written by Roberto Pedone in Delafield, Wis.

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

Roberto Pedone, based out of Delafield, Wis., 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.