Stock Quotes in this Article: BOSC, EGHT, ZIXI

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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 under $10 that are making large moves to the upside today.

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8x8

8x8 (EGHT) offers voice, video, mobile and unified communications solutions for business of all sizes. This stock is trading up 1.6% to $7.13 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $7.06-$7.12

52-Week Range: $3.80-$7.95

Volume: 325,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 832,585

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From a technical perspective, EGHT is bouncing modestly higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $6.74 with lighter-than-average volume. This move is starting to push shares of EGHT within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if EGHT manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance at $7.29 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in EGHT as long as it’s trending above its 50-day at $6.74 and then once it sustains a move or close above $7.29 with volume that hits near or above 832,585 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then EGHT will set up to re-test or possibly take out its 52-week high at $7.95. If that level gets taken out with volume, then EGHT could easily trend well north of $8.

Zix

Zix (ZIXI) provides email encryption services, primarily in the health care, financial services, insurance and government sectors. This stock is trading up 6.3% to $3.68 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $3.66-$3.75

52-Week Range: $2.38-$3.94

Volume: 250,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 380,279

From a technical perspective, ZIXI is bouncing higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $3.58 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last five months, with shares moving higher from its low of $2.50 to its recent high of $3.94. During that move, shares of ZIXI have been mostly making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of ZIXI within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if XIXI manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $3.80 to $3.94 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in ZIXI as long as it’s trending above its 50-day at $3.58, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 380,279 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then ZIXI will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $4.21 to $4.88.

BOS Better Online Solutions

BOS Better Online Solutions (BOSC) provides RFID and supply chain solutions to enterprises. This stock is trading up 8.2% to $3.30 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $3.09-$3.31

52-Week Range: $1.48-$8.20

Volume: 27,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 61,528

From a technical perspective, BOSC is bouncing sharply higher here right off its 200-day moving average of $3.04 with lighter-than-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of BOSC within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if BOSC manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at its 50-day moving average of $3.52 and then above more resistance at $3.59 to $3.79 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in BOSC as long as it’s trending above its 200-day at $3.04, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 61,528 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then BOSC will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $4.25 to $5.45.

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.