Stock Quotes in this Article: AMRN, SIGA, VICL, CNDO

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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.

Amarin

Amarin (AMRN) is a biopharmaceutical company that commercializes and develops therapeutics to improve cardiovascular health. This stock closed up 6% to $5.62 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $5.39-$5.70

52-Week Range: $5.12-$14.97

Tuesday's Volume: 9.30 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 3.74 million

Shares of AMRN ripped higher on Tuesday after H.C. Wainwright upgraded the stock.

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From a technical perspective, AMRN gapped up sharply here and broke out above some near-term overhead resistance at $5.59 with monster upside volume. This stock has been downtrending badly for the last six months, with shares dropping from over $8 to its recent low of $5.12. During that move, shares of AMRN have been consistently making lower highs and lower lows, which is bearish technical price action. That said, shares of AMRN have now started to rebound off that $5.12 low and are quickly moving within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if AMRN manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $5.74 to its 50-day at $5.88 and then once it takes out more resistance at $6.20 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in AMRN as long as it's trending above some key near-term support levels at $5.13 to $5.12, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 3.74 million shares. If that breakout hits soon, then AMRN will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $7.17 to $7.30. Any high-volume move above those levels will then put $8 to $8.50 within range for shares of AMRN.

Coronado Biosciences

Coronado Biosciences (CNDO), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development of immunotherapy biologic agents for the treatment of autoimmune diseases and cancer. This stock closed up 2.7% to $9.13 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $8.85-$9.58

52-Week Range: $4.00-$12.70

Tuesday's Volume: 1.31 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 419,038

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From a technical perspective, CNDO trended up here right above some near-term support at $8.79 with heavy upside volume. This move is starting to push shares of CNDO within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if CNDO manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $9.60 to $10.20 and then once it takes out more resistance at $10.35 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in CNDO as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $8.52 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 419,038 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then CNDO will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $11 to $11.81. Any high-volume move above those levels will then put its all-time high at $12.70 into range for shares of CNDO.

Vical

Vical (VICL) engages in the research and development of biopharmaceutical products based on its DNA delivery technologies for the prevention and treatment of serious or life-threatening diseases. This stock closed up 5.8% to $1.62 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $1.53-$1.63

52-Week Range: $1.37-$4.74

Tuesday's Volume: 7.28 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 1.53 million

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From a technical perspective, VICL bounced higher here right above its recent 52-week low at $1.37 with monster upside volume. This stock recently gapped down big from $3.75 to $1.37 with huge downside volume. That move has now pushed shares of VICL into extremely oversold territory, since its current relative strength index reading is 21.80. Oversold can always get more oversold, but it's also an area where a stock can experience a powerful bounce higher from.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in VICL as long as it's trending above its 52-week low at $1.37 and then once it sustains a move or close above Tuesday's high of $1.63 with volume that hits near or above 1.53 million shares. If we get that move soon, then VICL will set up to re-fill some of its previous gap down zone that started at $3.75. Some possible upside targets if VICL gets into that gap with volume are $2.25 to $2.50.

Siga Technologies

Siga Technologies (SIGA), a biopharmaceutical company, is engaged in the design, discovery and development of NNR Therapeutics, a new class of drugs for the treatment of diseases and disorders of the central nervous system. This stock closed up 1.7% to $3.56 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $3.50-$3.59

52-Week Range: $2.33-$4.60

Thursday's Volume: 88,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 270,742

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From a technical perspective, SIGA bounced modestly higher here right above some near-term support at $3.32 with lighter-than-average volume. This bounce is starting to push shares of SIGA within range of triggering a big breakout trade. That trade will hit if SIGA manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $3.74 to $4 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in SIGA as long as it's trending above support at $3.32 or above its 50-day at $3.20 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 270,742 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then SIGA will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $4.43 to its 52-week high at $4.60. Any high-volume move above $4.60 will then put $5.50 to $6 within range for shares of SIGA.

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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.