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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.

Amarin

Amarin (AMRN), a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization therapeutic products for the treatment for cardiovascular diseases. This stock closed up 2.7% to $1.88 in Wednesday's trading session.

Wednesday's Range: $1.81-$1.94

52-Week Range: $1.36-$8.77

Thursday's Volume: 4.66 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 6.07 million

From a technical perspective, AMRN jumped modestly higher here back above its 50-day moving average of $1.86 with lighter-than-average volume. This move is starting to push shares of AMRN within range of triggering a big breakout trade. That trade will hit if AMRN manages to take out Wednesday's high of $1.94 to some more near-term overhead resistance at $1.97 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in AMRN as long as it's trending above Wednesday's low of $1.81 or above more near-term support at $1.72 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 6.07 million shares. If that breakout materializes soon, then AMRN will set up to re-fill some of its previous gap-down-day zone from January that stared just below $2.50.

Response Genetics

Response Genetics (RGDX), a life science company, engages in the research, development, marketing, and sale of pharmacogenomic tests for use in the treatment of cancer primarily in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. This stock closed up 1.3% to $1.49 in Wednesday's trading session.

Wednesday's Range: $1.44-$1.49

52-Week Range: $1.09-$2.93

Thursday's Volume: 115,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 335,825

From a technical perspective, RGDX trended modestly higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $1.35 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock is starting to trend within range of triggering a big breakout trade. That trade will hit if RGDX manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $1.50 to $1.60 and then once it clears its 200-day moving average of $1.68 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in RGDX as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $1.35 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 335,825 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then RGDX will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $2 to $2.20.

Quicksilver Resources

Quicksilver Resources (KWK), an independent oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, and sale of natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil in North America. This stock closed up 4.8% to $3.48 in Wednesday's trading session.

Wednesday's Range: $3.30-$3.52

52-Week Range: $1.44-$3.54

Thursday's Volume: 4.34 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 3.62 million

From a technical perspective, KWK ripped sharply higher here right above some near-term support at $3.20 and above its 50-day moving average of $3.08 with strong upside volume. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last six months, with shares soaring higher from its low of $1.69 to its recent high of $3.54. During that uptrend, shares of KWK have been making mostly higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. This spike on Wednesday is quickly pushing shares of KWK within range of triggering a big breakout trade. That trade will hit if KWK manages to take out its 52-week high at $3.54 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in KWK as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $3.08 and then once it sustains a move or close above its 52-week high at $3.54 with volume that hits near or above 3.62 million shares. If that breakout hits soon, then KWK will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $5 to $5.50.

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide (QTWW) engages in the design, development, and production of compressed natural gas storage tanks and packaged fuel systems, and other fuel and propulsion systems for alternative fuel vehicle applications in the U.S. and internationally. This stock closed up 2.8% to $8.33 in Wednesday's trading session.

Wednesday's Range: $8.00-$8.43

52-Week Range: $1.85-$9.30

Thursday's Volume: 577,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 724,174

From a technical perspective, QTWW spiked notably higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $7.74 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has been trending range bound over the last two months, with shares moving between $6.85 on the downside and $9.30 on the upside. Shares of QTWW are now starting to spike higher and move within range of triggering a big breakout trade above the upper-end of its sideways trading chart pattern. That trade will hit if QTWW manages to take out some key overhead resistance levels at $8.48 to $9 and then once it busts above its 52-week high at $9.30 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in QTWW as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $7.74 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 724,174 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then QTWW will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $10 to $12.

Columbia Laboratories

Columbia Laboratories (CBRX) engages in the research, development and commercialization of women's health care and endocrinology products. This stock closed up 3.9% to $7.04 in Wednesday's trading session.

Wednesday's Range: $6.76-$7.05

52-Week Range: $4.48-$8.37

Thursday's Volume: 29,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 59,108

From a technical perspective, CBRX spiked sharply higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $6.68 with lighter-than-average volume. This move pushed shares of CBRX into breakout territory, since the stock took out some near-term overhead resistance at $6.98. Shares of CBRX are now quickly moving within range of triggering another big breakout trade. That trade will hit if CBRX manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $7.14 to $7.34 and then $7.58 to $7.80 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in CBRX as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $6.68 or above its 200-day at $6.45 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 59,108 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then CBRX will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance level at its 52-week high at $8.37 to $9.84.

OvaScience

OvaScience (OVAS), a life sciences company, is engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of new treatments for infertility. This stock closed up 5.5% to $9.50 a share in Wednesday's trading session.

Wednesday's Range: $9.08-$9.53

52-Week Range: $8.14-$16.00

Thursday's Volume: 72,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 31,287

From a technical perspective, OVAS surged sharply higher here back above its 50-day moving average of $9.29 with above-average volume. This stock recently formed a major bottoming chart pattern after the stock found support at $8.37 to $8.41, which was just above some previous support levels at $8.31 to $8.14. Market Shares of OVAS have now started to spike higher above those key support levels. Market players should look for a continuation move higher in the short-term if OVAS takes out Wednesday's high of $9.53 with strong volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in OVAS as long as it's trending above Wednesday's low of $9.08 and then once it sustains a move or close above $9.53 with volume that hits near or above 31,287 shares. If we get that move soon, then OVAS will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels $10.05 to $10.41 or $10.65 to its 200-day moving average of $10.96.

Jiayuan.com

Jiayuan.com (DATE) operates an online dating platform in the People's Republic of China. This stock closed up 5.8% to $6.91 a share in Wednesday's trading session.

Wednesday's Range: $6.52-$7.05

52-Week Range: $4.64-$9.48

Thursday's Volume: 569,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 223,846

From a technical perspective, DATE surged sharply higher here and broke out above some near-term overhead resistance at $6.78 with above-average volume. Market players should now look for a continuation move higher here in the short-term if DATE manages to clear Wednesday's high of $7.05 with strong volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in DATE as long as it's trending above its 200-day at $6.28 and then once it sustains a move or close above $7.05 with volume that hits near or above 223,846 shares. If that move materializes soon, then DATE will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $7.67 to $7.78 or $8.13 to $8.30.

Advanced Micro Devices

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) operates as a semiconductor company worldwide. This stock closed up 0.54% to $3.72 a share in Wednesday's trading session.

Wednesday's Range: $3.68-$3.74

52-Week Range: $2.26-$4.65

Thursday's Volume: 14.17 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 23.16 million

From a technical perspective, AMD trended modestly higher here with lighter-than-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of AMD within range of triggering a big breakout trade. That trade will hit if AMD manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $3.75 to its 200-day moving average of $3.77 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in AMD as long as it's trending above some near-term support levels at $3.60 or at $3.50 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 23.16 million shares. If that breakout hits soon, then AMD will set up to re-fill some of its previous gap-down-day zone from January that started just above $4.30.

Net 1 Ueps Technologies

Net 1 Ueps Technologies (UEPS) provides payment solutions and transaction processing services for various industries in South Africa, Korea, Europe, and internationally. This stock closed up 0.62% to $9.66 a share in Wednesday's trading session.

Wednesday's Range: $9.59-$9.88

52-Week Range: $5.49-$13.00

Thursday's Volume: 82,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 174,502

From a technical perspective, UEPS trended modestly higher here right above some near-term support at $9.50 with lighter-than-average volume. This move is starting to push shares of UEPS within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if UEPS manages to take out some key near-term overhead resistance levels at $10 to $10.19 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in UEPS as long as it's trending above some near-term support at $9.50 or above its 200-day at $9.13 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 174,502 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then UEPS will set up to re-fill some of its previous gap-down-day zone from last November that started at $11.50.

TravelCenters of America LLC

TravelCenters of America LLC (TA), together with its subsidiaries, operates and franchises travel centers primarily along the U.S. interstate highway system. This stock closed up 5.3% to $8.81 a share in Wednesday's trading session.

Wednesday's Range: $8.33-$8.87

52-Week Range: $6.70-$12.50

Thursday's Volume: 249,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 416,321

From a technical perspective, TA spiked notably higher here and broke out above some near-term overhead resistance levels at $8.50 to $8.72 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock recently formed a double bottom chart pattern at $8.01 to $8.02. Following that bottom, shares of TA have started to trend higher and break out above some key overhead resistance levels. That move has now pushed shares of TA within range of triggering another big breakout trade. That trade will hit if TA manages to take out both its 50-day at $8.93 to its 200-day at $9.05 and then once it clears more resistance at $9.23 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in TA as long as it's trending above Wednesday's low of $8.33 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 416,321 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then TA will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels $9.80 to $10.50.

Star Scientific

Star Scientific (STSI) engages in the development, manufacture, sale, and marketing of nutraceutical dietary supplements and consumer products. This stock closed up 4.9% to 75 cents per share in Wednesday's trading session.

Wednesday's Range: $0.70-$0.77

52-Week Range: $0.55-$2.59

Thursday's Volume: 1.46 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 1.54 million

From a technical perspective, STSI jumped sharply higher here and broke out above some near-term overhead resistance at 73 cents per share with decent upside volume. This stock has been downtrending badly over the last four months and change, with shares moving lower from its high of $2.59 to its recent low of 55 cents per share. During that downtrend, shares of STSI have been consistently making lower highs and lower lows, which is bearish technical price action. That said, shares of STSI have started to reverse that downtrend and enter a new uptrend. This spike on Wednesday is quickly pushing shares of STSI within range of triggering another near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if STSI manages to take out Wednesday's high of 77 cents to more resistance at 80 cents per share with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in STSI as long as it's trending above some key near-term support levels at 69 cents to 65 cents per share and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 1.54 million shares. If that breakout hits soon, then STSI will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at 90 cents to its 50-day moving average at 98 cents per share.

Forest Oil

Forest Oil (FST), an independent oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids primarily in North America. This stock closed up 4.2% to $3.22 a share in Wednesday's trading session.

Wednesday's Range: $3.07-$3.26

52-Week Range: $2.85-$6.67

Thursday's Volume: 4.88 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 3.67 million

From a technical perspective, FST spiked sharply higher here with strong upside volume. This stock has been downtrending badly for the last four months and change, with shares sliding lower from its high of $6.52 to its recent low of $2.85. During that move, shares of FST have been consistently making lower highs and lower lows, which is bearish technical price action. That said, shares of FST are now starting to come off its recent lows with strong upside volume flows. Market players should now look for a continuation move higher in the short-term if FST manages to take out Wednesday's high of $3.26 to its 50-day moving average of $3.40 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in FST as long as it's trending above Wednesday's low of $3.07 or above $3 and then once it sustains a move or close above $3.26 to $3.40 with volume that hits near or above 3.67 million shares. If that move materializes soon, then FST will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $3.65 to $3.90, or even $4.50.

Brightcove

Brightcove (BCOV) provides cloud-based solutions for publishing and distributing professional digital media. This stock closed up 1% to $9.64 a share in Wednesday's trading session.

Wednesday's Range: $9.50-$9.81

52-Week Range: $4.89-$16.25

Wednesday's Volume: 388,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 498,998

From a technical perspective, BCOV trended modestly higher here with lighter-than-average volume. This stock recently formed a double bottom chart pattern at $9.17 to $9.21. Following that bottom, shares of BCOV have started to trend higher off those support levels and it's now quickly moving within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if BCOV manages to take out Wednesday's high of $9.81 to some more key overhead resistance at $9.93 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in BCOV as long as it's trending above some those double bottom support levels at $9.21 or at $9.17 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 498,998 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then BCOV will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at its 200-day moving average of $11.03 to its 50-day moving average of $11.90.

To see more stocks that are making notable moves higher, check out the Stocks Under $10 Moving Higher 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.