Stock Quotes in this Article: AVNW, MXWL, OIBR

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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.

Aviat Networks

Aviat Networks (AVNW) is a global supplier of microwave networking solutions, backed by an extensive suite of professional services and support. This stock closed up 4.5% to $2.74 a share in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $2.63-$2.79

52-Week Range: $2.03-$3.90

Thursday's Volume: 581,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 254,659

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From a technical perspective, AVNW spiked higher here right above some near-term support at $2.56 and back above its 50-day at $2.71 with above-average volume. This stock has been trending sideways for the last three months, with shares moving between $2.50 on the downside and $2.97 on the upside. Shares of AVNW have now started to bounce higher and trend within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade above the upper-end of its sideways trading chart pattern. That breakout will hit if AVNW manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $2.80 to its 200-day at $2.98 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in AVNW as long as it's trending above support at $2.56 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 254,659 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then AVNW will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $3.27 to $3.50. Any high-volume move above those levels will then put $3.70 to $3.90 within range for shares of AVNW.

Maxwell Technologies

Maxwell Technologies (MXWL) develops, manufactures and markets energy storage and power delivery products for transportation, industrial telecommunications and other applications and microelectronic products for space and satellite applications. This stock closed up 2.9% to $8.01 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $7.75-$8.03

52-Week Range: $4.90-$11.08

Thursday's Volume: 180,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 408,256

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From a technical perspective, MXWL spiked higher here right above its 200-day moving average of $7.41 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last four months, with shares soaring higher from its low of $4.90 to its recent high of $8.44. During that move, shares of MXWL have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of MXWL within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if MXWL takes out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $8.44 to $8.50 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in MXWL as long as it's trending above its 200-day at $7.41 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 408,256 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then MXWL will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $9.23 to $10. Any high-volume move above $10 will then put its 52-week high at $11.08 into range for shares of MXWL.

Oi

Oi (OIBR) is a telecommunication service provider in Brazil. This stock closed up 2.9% to $2.13 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $1.99-$2.15

52-Week Range: $1.44-$5.05

Thursday's Volume: 4.77 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 3.87 million

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From a technical perspective, OIBR spiked higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $1.91 with heavy upside volume. This stock has just started to move out of a nasty downtrend, which took shares of OIBR lower from $3.85 to $1.44. After hitting that $1.44 bottom, shares of OIBR have reversed its downtrend and started to uptrend with heavy upside volume flows. That move has now pushed shares of OIBR back above its 50-day and within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if OIBR manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $2.29 to $2.44 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in OIBR as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $1.91 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 3.87 million shares. If that breakout hits soon, then OIBR will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $3 to its 200-day moving average at $3.17. Any high-volume move above $3.17 will then put $3.50 to $3.70 into range for shares of OIBR.

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-- 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.