Stock Quotes in this Article: ARTX, RIGL, ATRS

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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 today.

Rigel Pharmaceuticals

Rigel Pharmaceuticals (RIGL) is a clinical-stage drug development company that discovers and develops novel, small-molecule drugs for the treatment of inflammatory/autoimmune diseases, as well as for certain cancers and metabolic diseases. This stock closed up 3.5% to $4.14 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $3.98-$4.20

52-Week Range: $3.22-$10.95

Tuesday's Volume: 2.84 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 994,020

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From a technical perspective, RIGL trended higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $3.79 with heavy upside volume. This stock has been uptrending for the last month, with shares moving higher from its low of $3.22 to its intraday high of $4.20. During that uptrend, shares of RIGL have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed RIGL within range of filling some of its previous gap down zone from June that started near $4.75.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in RIGL as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $3.79 and then once it sustains a move or close above Tuesday's high of $4.20 with volume that hits near or above 994,020 shares. If we get that move soon, then RIGL will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $4.75 to $4.97. Any high-volume move above those levels will then give RIGL a chance to re-fill some of another previous gap down zone from April that started at $7.60.

Arotech

Arotech (ARTX) is a defense and security products and services company engaged in two business areas: interactive simulation for military, law enforcement and commercial markets; and batteries and charging systems for the military. This stock closed up 1% to $1.58 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $1.57-$1.68

52-Week Range: $0.71-$1.93

Tuesday's Volume: 103,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 73,303

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From a technical perspective, ARTX spiked higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $1.47 with above-average volume. This stock is starting to move within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if ARTX manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $1.76 to its 52-week high at $1.93 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in ARTX as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $1.47 or above more support at $1.40 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 73,303 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then ARTX will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $2.20 to $2.30.

Antares Pharma

Antares Pharma (ATRS) is a specialty pharmaceutical company developing and commercializing self-administered parenteral pharmaceutical products and technologies and topical gel-based products. This stock closed up 1.1% to $4.44 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $4.38-$4.44

52-Week Range: $3.35-$4.86

Thursday's Volume: 994,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 924,620

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From a technical perspective, ATRS bounced modestly higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $4.26 with above-average volume. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last four months, with shares moving higher from its low of $3.40 to its recent high of $4.58. During that uptrend, shares of ATRS have been making mostly higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of ATRS within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if ATRS manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $4.48 to $4.58 and then once it clears its 52-week high at $4.86 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in ATRS as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $4.26 or above more support at $4.08 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 924,620 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then ATRS will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $5.58 to $6.

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 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.