DELAFIELD, Wis. (Stockpickr) -- At Stockpickr, we track daily portfolios of stocks that are the biggest percentage gainers and the biggest percentage losers.

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.

Fuel-Tech

Fuel-Tech (FTEK) provides boiler optimization, efficiency improvement and air pollution reduction and control solutions to utility and industrial customers worldwide. This stock closed up 4.6% to $6.55 a share in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $6.23-$6.60

52-Week Range: $3.55-$9.63

Thursday's Volume: 392,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 489,672

From a technical perspective, FTEK trended higher here with decent upside volume. This stock has been downtrending badly for the last three months, with shares falling from its high of $9.63 to its recent low of $5.61. During that downtrend, shares of FTEK have been making mostly lower highs and lower lows, which is bearish technical price action. That said, shares of FTEK have now started to rebound off that $5.61 low and enter a short-term uptrend. That move is now pushing shares of FTEK within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if FTEK manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $6.62 to $6.57 and then once it clears its 50-day moving average of $7.09 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in FTEK as long as it's trending above some near-term support level at $6 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 489,672 shares. If that breakout materializes soon, then FTEK will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $8.09 to $8.50, or even $9.

Cleantech Solutions International

Cleantech Solutions International (CLNT), through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells forged products and fabricated products to a range of clean technology customers in the People's Republic of China. This stock closed up 8.5% to $6.04 a share in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $5.47-$6.19

52-Week Range: $2.93-$10.85

Thursday's Volume: 347,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 103,832

From a technical perspective, CLNT soared sharply higher here right off its 50-day moving average of $5.49 and back above its 200-day moving average of $5.57 with strong upside volume. This move pushed shares of CLNT into breakout territory, since the stock closed above some near-term overhead resistance at $6. Shares of CLNT are now quickly moving within range of triggering a much bigger breakout trade. That trade will hit if CLNT manages to take out Thursday's high of $6.19 to some more key overhead resistance at $6.20 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in CLNT as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $5.49 or above $5.40 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 103,832 shares. If that breakout sparks soon, then CLNT will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $6.80 to $7.39.

TrovaGene

TrovaGene (TROV), a development stage molecular diagnostic company, focuses on the development and commercialization of proprietary diagnostic technologies for use in patient/disease screening and monitoring in various medical disciplines. This stock closed up 7.9% to $6.69 a share in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $6.09-$6.79

52-Week Range: $4.81-$10.27

Thursday's Volume: 100,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 72,731

From a technical perspective, TROV jumped sharply higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $5.90 with above-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of TROV within range of triggering big breakout trade. That trade will hit if TROV manages to take out Thursday's high of $6.79 and then once it clears more near-term overhead resistance at $6.90 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in TROV as long as it's trending above Thursday's low of $6.09 or above its 50-day at $5.90 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 72,731 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 $8.34 to $8.50.

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.