Stock Quotes in this Article: RTIX, SIGA, TROV

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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.

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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.

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RTI Biologics

RTI Biologics (RTIX) is engaged in the use of natural tissues and innovative technologies to produce orthopedic and other surgical implants that repair and promote the natural healing of human bone and other human tissues and improve surgical outcomes. This stock is trading up 5% to $4.35 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $4.16-$4.37

52-Week Range: $3.35-$5.11

Volume: 214,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 294,815

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From a technical perspective, RTIX is surging higher here right above its 200-day moving average at $4.04 with decent upside volume. This move has started to push shares of RTIX into breakout territory, since the stock has started to take out some near-term overhead resistance at $4.33. At last check, RTIX has hit an intraday high of $4.37 and volume is just slightly below its three-month average action of 294,815 shares.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in RTIX as long as it's trending above today's low of $4.15, and then once it sustains a move or close above $4.33 to $4.37 with volume that hits near or above 294,815 shares. If RTIX can maintain this move, then this stock will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $5 to $5.11. Any move above $5.11 would then push RTIX into new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action.

Siga Technologies

Siga Technologies (SIGA) is a pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes drugs to prevent and treat diseases including smallpox, Ebola, dengue, Lassa fever and other dangerous viruses. This stock is trading up 7.5% to $3.56 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $3.34-$3.60

52-Week Range: $2.20-$4.60

Volume: 112,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 299,118

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From a technical perspective, SIGA is ripping higher here right above its 200-day moving average at $3.14 with lighter-than-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of SIGA within range of triggering a breakout trade. That trade will hit if SIGA manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $3.50 to its 50-day at $3.64 with high volume. At last check, SIGA has hit an intraday high of $3.60 and volume is well below its three-month average action of 299,118 shares.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in SIGA as long as it's trending above today's low of $3.34 or above its 200-day at $3.14 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 299,118 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then SIGA will set up re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $4.43 to $4.60. Any high-volume move above $4.60 will then put $5 to $6 into range for shares of SIGA.

TrovaGene

TrovaGene (TROV) is a development stage molecular diagnostic company that focuses on the development and marketing of urine-based nucleic acid tests for patient/disease screening and monitoring. This stock is trading up 3.1% to $6.95 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $6.81-$7.23

52-Week Range: $2.09-$8.96

Volume: 269,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 57,931

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From a technical perspective, TROV is showing a continuation pattern here after the stock recently broke back above its 50-day at $5.96 with heavy upside volume. Shares of TROV have started to enter breakout territory, since the stock has taken out some near-term overhead resistance at $6.69 to $7. Shares of TROV are now quickly moving within range of triggering an even bigger breakout trade. That trade will hit if TROV manages to take out some key near-term overhead resistance levels at $7.38 to $7.40 with high volume. At last check, TROV has hit an intraday high of $7.23, and volume is well above its three-month average action of 57,931 shares.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in TROV as long as it's trending above $6.69 to $6.40 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 57,931 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then TROV will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $8.50 to $8.96. Any high-volume move $8.96 will then push shares of TROV into new all-time-high territory, which is bullish technical price action.

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

-- Written by Roberto Pedone in Madison, Wis.

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

Roberto Pedone, based out of Madison, 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.