Stock Quotes in this Article: IMUC, OXGN, ROSG

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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 that are making large moves to the upside today.

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OxiGene

OxiGene (OXGN) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics to treat cancer and eye diseases. This stock is trading up 7% to $4.28 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $4.26-$4.32

52-Week Range: $3.72-$16.20

Volume: 24,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 18,677

From a technical perspective, OXGN is ripping higher here right off some near-term support at $3.96 with above-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of OXGN within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if OXGN manages to take out its 50-day moving average of $4.59 and then some more overhead resistance at $4.90 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in OXGN as long as it’s trending above its $3.96, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 18,677 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then OXGN will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $6 to its 200-day moving average at $6.94.

ImmunoCellular Therapeutics

ImmunoCellular Therapeutics (IMUC) is a development-stage company which is seeking to develop and commercialize new therapeutics to fight cancer using the immune system. This stock is trading up 7.8% to $2.34 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $2.24-$2.39

52-Week Range: $1.51-$4.00

Volume: 1.07 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 435,416

From a technical perspective, IMUC is ripping higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $2.05 with monster upside volume. This move has started to push shares of IMUC into breakout territory, since the stock has taken out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $2.27 to $2.28. Shares of IMUC are now quickly moving within range of another near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if IMUC manages to take out its 200-day moving average of $2.65 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in IMUC as long as it’s trending above $2.27 to $2.28, and then once it sustains a move or close above its 200-day at $2.65 with volume that hits near or above 435,416 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then IMUC will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels $2.93 to $2.94. Any high-volume move above those levels will then put $3.26 to $3.50 into range for shares of IMUC.

Rosetta Genomics

Rosetta Genomics (ROSG) develops diagnostic tests and therapeutic tools. This stock is trading up 2% to $4.63 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $4.65-$4.76

52-Week Range: $1.40-$23.43

Volume: 136,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 553,442

From a technical perspective, ROSG is moving modestly higher here back above its 50-day moving average of $4.61 with lighter-than-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of ROSG within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if ROSG manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $4.95 to $5 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in ROSG as long as it’s trending above its 50-day at $4.61, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 553,442 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then ROSG will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $5.50 to $5.98. Any high-volume move above $5.98 will then put $6.27 to $7 into range for shares of ROSG.

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 Winderemere, Fla.

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

Roberto Pedone, based out of Windermere, Fla., 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.