Stock Quotes in this Article: CADX, CYTX, PATH, KIPS

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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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Kips Bay Medical

Kips Bay Medical (KIPS) is a medical device company focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing its external saphenous vein support technology for use in coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. This stock is trading up 5% to $1.42 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $1.35-$1.47

52-Week Range: $0.58-$2.28

Volume: 418,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 195,921

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From a technical perspective, KIPS is ripping higher here with above-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of KIPS within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if KIPS manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $1.45 to $1.49 with high volume. At last check, KIPS has hit an intraday high of $1.47 and volume is well above its three-month average action of 195,921 shares.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in KIPS as long as it’s trending above today’s low of $1.35 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 195,921 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then KIPS will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $1.80 to $1.88. If those levels get taken out with volume, then $2 to $2.28 will come into focus for shares of KIPS.

Cytori Therapeutics

Cytori Therapeutics (CYTX) is engaged in the development of novel treatments for cardiovascular disease and soft tissue injuries and burns. This stock is trading up 7.6% to $2.53 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $2.37-$2.56

52-Week Range: $2.01-$4.93

Volume: 199,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 334,839

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From a technical perspective, CYTX is bouncing significantly higher here right off some near-term support levels at $2.32 to $2.28 with lighter-than-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of CYTX within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if CYTX manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at its 50-day moving average of $2.62 and then above more resistance at $2.63 to $2.68 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in CYTX as long as it’s trending above some key near-term support levels at $2.32 to $2.28, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 334,839 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then CYTX will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $2.95 to its 200-day at $3.13. Any high-volume move above $3.13 to $3.16 will then give CYTX a chance to re-fill some of its previous gap down zone from last December that started near $3.60.

NuPathe

NuPathe (PATH) is a biopharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes branded therapeutics for diseases of the central nervous system, including neurological and psychiatric disorders. This stock is trading up 4.1% to $3.74 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $3.53-$3.84

52-Week Range: $2.47-$4.59

Volume: 191,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 598,677

From a technical perspective, PATH is ripping higher here right off its 50-day moving average at $3.52 and off its 200-day moving average at $3.54 with lighter-than-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of PATH within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if PATH manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $3.76 to $3.97 and then above more resistance at $4 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in PATH as long as it’s trending above its 50-day at $3.52, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 598,677 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then PATH will set up to re-fill its previous gap down zone from last September that started above $4.40. Any high-volume move above $4.40 to $4.59 will then put its next major resistance levels at $5.10 to $5.25 into range for shares of PATH.

Cadence Pharmaceuticals

Cadence Pharmaceuticals (CADX) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on in-licensing, developing and commercializing product candidates mainly for use in the hospital setting. This stock is trading up 5.9% to $6.90 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $6.60-$6.99

52-Week Range: $2.56-$7.19

Volume: 155,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 301,187

From a technical perspective, CADX is ripping higher here right above some near-term support at $6.25 with lighter-than-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of CADX within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if CADX manages to clear its 52-week high at $7.19 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in CADX as long as it’s trending above $6.25 and then once it sustains a move or close above $7.19 with volume that hits near or above 301,187 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then CADX will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $7.78 to $8.50.

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.