Stock Quotes in this Article: DLLR, GFA, HK

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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.

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With that in mind, let's take a closer look at a several stocks under $10 that are making large moves to the upside.

DFC Global

DFC Global (DLLR), through its subsidiaries, provides retail financial services to unbanked and under-banked consumers, and small businesses. This stock closed up 5.5% to $8.76 a share in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $8.11-$8.78

52-Week Range: $6.24-$16.88

Thursday's Volume: 366,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 705,231

From a technical perspective, DLLR spiked sharply higher here back above its 50-day moving average $8.51 with lighter-than-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of DLLR within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if DLLR manages to take out Thursday's high of $8.78 to some more near-term overhead resistance levels at $8.96 to $9.10 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in DLLR as long as it's trending above some near-term support levels at $8 or at $7.50 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 705,231 shares. If that breakout gets underway soon, then DLLR will set up to re-fill some of its previous gap-down-day zone from January that started at $10.96.

Halc

Halc (HK), an independent energy company, is engaged in the acquisition, production, exploration and development of onshore oil and natural gas properties in the U.S. This stock closed up 4.2% to $3.92 a share in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $3.72-$3.97

52-Week Range: $3.16-$8.12

Thursday's Volume: 5.04 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 5.02 million

From a technical perspective, HK bounced sharply higher here right off its 50-day moving average of $3.71 with above-average volume. This stock has been making lower highs over the last three months, with shares trending up from its low of $3.16 to its recent high of $4.16. Shares of HK are now starting to move within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if HK manages to take out Thursday's high of $3.97 to some more key overhead resistance at $4.16 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in HK as long as it's trending above some key near-term support levels at $3.60 or at $3.51 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 5.02 million shares. If that breakout starts soon, then HK will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at its 200-day moving average of $4.58 to $5.

Gafisa

Gafisa (GFA) operates as a homebuilder in Brazil. This stock closed up 7.2% to $2.96 a share in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $2.79-$2.98

52-Week Range: $2.22-$4.67

Thursday's Volume: 1.92 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 1.36 million

From a technical perspective, GFA soared sharply higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $2.75 with above-average volume. This spike higher on Thursday is starting to push shares of GFA within range of triggering a big breakout trade. That trade will hit if GFA manages to take out some key overhead resistance levels at $3 to $3.09 and then once it clears $3.17 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in GFA as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $2.75 or above its 200-day at $2.67 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 1.36 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then GFA will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $3.44 to $4. Any high-volume move above $4 will then give GFA a chance to tag its next major overheard resistance level at $4.36.

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.