Breakout Stocks

A breakout stock is a company that is trading outside a defined support or resistance level with increased volume. This page lists stocks that are trading above or below their 50-day, 100-day, or 200-day moving averages. The results are sorted by the percentage difference between the stocks' current share price and its moving average. Learn more.

CompanyCurrent Price50-Day Moving AveragePercent Above
Moving Average
VolumeAverage VolumeIndicator(s)
PharmaCyte Biotech logo
PharmaCyte Biotech
$12.50$2.87+335.9%6,05412.07 millionNews Coverage
Gap Down
Net Savings Link logo
Net Savings Link
$0.02+248.3%75.13 million96.45 millionShort Interest Decrease
Gap Up
NeuroMetrix logo
$5.31+235.8%11.41 million3.57 millionHigh Trading Volume
Data443 Risk Mitigation logo
Data443 Risk Mitigation
$1.88+128.5%2,24922.88 million
Health Discovery logo
Health Discovery
$0.09+127.5%7.02 million1.25 millionShort Interest Increase
News Coverage
High Trading Volume
High Trading Volume
$1.90+126.9%2,24918.24 million
Flora Growth
$3.66+126.2%46.73 million1.55 millionNews Coverage
Gap Up
Trading Halted
High Trading Volume logo
$4.04+122.1%35.89 million3.95 millionAnalyst Upgrade
News Coverage
Gap Up
High Trading Volume
High Trading Volume
Dassault Systèmes logo
Dassault Systèmes
$24.85+121.1%68,71877,536Analyst Downgrade
Short Interest Increase
News Coverage
Standard Metals Processing
$1.89+115.6%4,0651,292High Trading Volume logo
$0.77+114.2%1,2703,804Gap Down
PhoneX logo
$0.79+107.0%1,27014,205Short Interest Increase
Negative News
Gap Down
Netlist logo
$4.06+102.2%1.33 million1.83 millionShort Interest Decrease
Gap Up
Tempest Therapeutics logo
Tempest Therapeutics
$7.55+101.0%641,165343,477Gap Down
NanoVibronix logo
$0.96+98.8%123.61 million4.98 millionNews Coverage
Gap Up
High Trading Volume
High Trading Volume
State Auto Financial logo
State Auto Financial
$25.75+94.8%239,635121,028Short Interest Increase
Jones Soda logo
Jones Soda
$0.56+92.0%843,201258,898Short Interest Increase
News Coverage
Gap Up
High Trading Volume
Aehr Test Systems logo
Aehr Test Systems
$3.10+89.6%2.16 million2.59 millionShort Interest Increase
Gap Down
MC Endeavors
$0.01+85.4%3.39 million6.75 millionNews Coverage
Gap Up
SGOCO Group logo
$4.65+84.2%3.65 million3.80 millionShort Interest Increase
Gap Down
Exlites Holdings International
$1.18$0.67+75.6%1256,672Short Interest Decrease
News Coverage
Premier Oil logo
Premier Oil
Italk logo
$3.58+68.9%473,8281.33 million
Cassava Sciences logo
Cassava Sciences
$80.61+67.9%5.72 million4.50 million
FS Bancorp logo
FS Bancorp
$21.35+65.7%19,39928,497Short Interest Increase
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Origin Materials
$3.79+64.9%951,6431.98 million
$0.18+63.7%24,941236,120Gap Down
True Drinks logo
True Drinks
$0.18+63.3%24,9411.01 millionGap Down
DATATRAK International logo
DATATRAK International
$6.80+63.2%6,4721,275Upcoming Earnings
Short Interest Decrease
News Coverage
Gap Up
High Trading Volume
High Trading Volume
Farmhouse logo
Apollo Medical logo
Apollo Medical
Forward Pharma A/S logo
Forward Pharma A/S
$8.97+59.8%357,865162,952Short Interest Increase
News Coverage
Gap Down
High Trading Volume
Kallo logo
$0.02+57.5%873,196490,649Short Interest Decrease
News Coverage
Gap Up
Lucira Health logo
Lucira Health
$6.04+56.9%860,0591.57 millionNews Coverage
Xenetic Biosciences logo
Xenetic Biosciences
$2.10+53.1%6.40 million3.48 millionShort Interest Increase
News Coverage
Gap Down
Moderna logo
$229.52+52.2%13.02 million12.23 millionInsider Selling
Translate Bio logo
Translate Bio
$23.83+51.4%885,3351.06 millionAnalyst Report
Short Interest Decrease
Babcock International Group logo
Babcock International Group
Agrify logo
$12.43+50.3%2.08 million642,912Lockup Expiration
Gap Up
High Trading Volume
Standard Metals Processing
$2.75+48.6%4,065887High Trading Volume
Power Solutions International logo
Power Solutions International
$5.39+48.5%8,9036,764Gap Down
Verb Technology logo
Verb Technology
$1.69+47.9%5.26 million6.88 millionAnalyst Upgrade
Short Interest Increase
Gap Up
$15.27+46.5%74,140200,966Short Interest Decrease
The New Home logo
The New Home
$8.92$6.09+46.4%166,903123,408Upcoming Earnings
Short Interest Increase
First Colombia Gold logo
First Colombia Gold
$0.00+46.1%522.67 million261.06 millionGap Up
High Trading Volume
Quantum Computing logo
Quantum Computing
SPAR Group logo
SPAR Group
$2.18$1.50+45.0%1.13 million1.18 millionNews Coverage
Gap Down
Security Bancorp
Hurricane Energy logo
Hurricane Energy
$0.03+44.3%93,340481,719Short Interest Decrease
News Coverage
Gap Down
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Understanding and Trading Breakout Stocks

Trading breakout stocks is a popular strategy of active investors. This is a form of range trading in which traders are looking for a stock or asset class (e.g. commodity, cryptocurrency, etc.) that suddenly breaks outside of a well-defined range. This is because after an asset has been in a defined range, a move in either direction usually comes with significant momentum, which provides the opportunity for outsized gains.  

To identify potential breakout stocks it’s important to understand the concepts of support and resistance. One way to tell that a stock is range-bound is that there will be a price that the stock does not drop below (I.e. a support level), and a price that the stock does not rise above (I.e. a resistance level).  

However, to identify the best breakout stocks traders are looking at the frequency at which the price touches its support and resistance levels. The stronger the confirmation of support and resistance, the higher the likelihood that a breakout will be meaningful.  

The role of moving averages in determining support and resistance 

moving average (MA) is an indicator used by investors, to get a clearer picture of a trend in price movement. The moving average calculates price movement over a given period. A moving average provides a way for traders to filter out random price fluctuations that are not consistent with a current trend. 

A moving average can also indicate where a stock has support or resistance. For example, when a stock cannot seem to cross above a moving average, the stock is said to be at a resistance point. Conversely, when a stock price fails to cross below the moving average it is seen as providing support for the stock price. In this case, the moving average will look like a floor that the stock price will not fall beneath. 

Examples of breakout stock patterns 

Cup and handle breakout stocks - One of the most common stock chart patterns that indicates a breakout is about to occur is the formation of a cup and handle pattern. A cup is formed when a price falls from a high point but then gradually retakes the high. Traders then look for a handle to form. This occurs as the price swings get smaller as the price begins to reach the previous high. This signals that the price movement is contracting. Therefore, traders often view a break above the trendline as a buying signal.  

Bollinger band breakout stocks Bollinger bands are a technical indicator that clarifies price movement. Bollinger bands move with the price and form an envelope (I.e. a band) around the price. Traders can place each band a specified number of standard deviations away from a specified baseline. The price will often stay within the bands. When the bands contract, it indicates steady price movement. Therefore, if the price breaks above the bands, it can be a buying signal, 

Protecting yourself on the downside  

Successful breakout stock traders protect themselves from downside risk by putting a stop-loss on their trades. A stop-loss (also called a stop order) is a trading mechanism that automatically issues a market order to buy or sell a stock once its price reaches a predetermined target.  

Why do stocks breakout of a range? 

There are many reasons why a stock will breakout of a range of support or resistance. A positive or negative earnings report is often a catalyst. This is not just because investors get a look at revenue and earnings, but because a strong earnings report in either direction is usually accompanied by analysts upgrading or downgrading the stock  

Another metric to look for, particularly in a market that looks overvalued, is a change in short interest. If a stock suddenly experiences a rise in short interest, it can mean that institutional investors are preparing to short the stock.  

Other reasons can be an unusual call or put option volume in comparison to the stock’s normal volume or heavy insider buying or selling. Understanding why a stock is breaking out can help investors to decide if the breakout is likely to have momentum.  

The risk of trading breakout stocks  

A significant risk of trading breakout stocks is misidentifying a pattern. In this case, traders can lose money because the security moves in the opposite direction of what was expected. This is to be expected. Using this strategy is a form of market timing, and that is always an imperfect science.  

However, the reason this strategy is so popular is that when breakout stocks are identified correctly, investors have the opportunity for outsized returns.  

A final word on breakout stocks 

The proliferation of trading software and charting tools that are available to the retail investor is exciting. But it can also lead to “analysis paralysis.” As with many things in life, when it comes to identifying breakout stocks, the KISS theory (I.e. Keep it Simple Stupid) is good to remember. Whether you use support and resistance level, simple moving averages, or more sophisticated indicators such as Bollinger bands or Fibonacci retracements, the idea is finding the signal that works best for you and acting on it.  

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