Stock Quotes in this Article: FXEN, KEG, MDR, PGH

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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.

FX Energy

FX Energy (FXEN) is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company with principal production, reserves and exploration in Poland and oil production, oilfield service and exploration activities in the U.S. This stock closed up 5.7% to $3.69 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $3.34-$3.71

52-Week Range: $2.48-$8.78

Thursday's Volume: 524,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 672,515

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From a technical perspective, FXEN bounced notably higher here right above some near-term support at $3.31 and back above its 50-day moving average of $3.66 with decent upside volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of FXEN within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if FXEN manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at its 200-day moving average of $3.89 to more resistance at $3.98.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in FXEN as long as it's trending above support at $3.31 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 672,515 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then FXEN will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $4.50 to $4.76. Any high-volume move above those levels will then put its recent high at $5 into range for shares of FXEN.

Pengrowth Energy

Pengrowth Energy (PGH) is engaged in the development, production and acquisition of, as well as the exploration for, oil and natural gas reserves in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia. This stock closed up 1.6% to $5.69 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $5.60-$5.75

52-Week Range: $3.82-$7.49

Thursday's Volume: 1.06 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 1.62 million

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From a technical perspective, PGH bounced modestly higher here right above some near-term support at $5.57 with decent upside volume. This stock recently pulled back after a solid uptrend, from $6.06 to that $5.57 low. Shares of PGH now look ready to resume its uptrend and potentially trigger a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if PGH manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $5.88 to $6.06 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in PGH as long as it's trending above support at $5.57 to more support at $5.40 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 1.62 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then PGH will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at 7 to $7.50.

McDermott International

McDermott International (MDR) is an engineering, procurement, construction and installation company engaged on designing and executing complex offshore oil and gas projects. This stock closed up 2.2% to $9.52 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $6.69-$6.95

52-Week Range: $6.68-$13.56

Thursday's Volume: 8.51 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 4.48 million

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From a technical perspective, MDR bounced modestly higher here right off its recent low of $6.68 with heavy upside volume. This stock recently gapped down sharply from close to $9 to that $6.68 low with heavy downside volume. That move has now pushed shares of MDR into extremely oversold territory, since the stock has a current relative strength index reading of 19.84. Oversold can always get more oversold, but it's also an area where a stock can experience a powerful bounce higher form if buyers decide to step in.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in MDR as long as it's trending above that $6.68 low and then once it sustains a move or close above its gap down day high near $7.50 with volume that hits near or above 4.48 million shares. If we get that move soon, then MDR will set up to re-fill some of its previous gap down zone that started near $9. Some possible upside targets for MDR if it gets into that gap with volume are $8 to $8.20.

Key Energy Services

Key Energy Services (KEG) provides well services to oil companies, foreign national oil companies and independent oil and natural gas production companies. This stock closed up 4.2% to $6.34 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $6.14-$6.47

52-Week Range: $5.61-$9.57

Thursday's Volume: 2.10 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 2.56 million

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From a technical perspective, KEG bounced sharply higher here right above some near-term support at $6.06 and back above its 50-day moving average of $6.33 with decent upside volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of KEG within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if KEG manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $6.52 to its 200-day moving average at $7.01 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in KEG as long as it's trending above some key near-term support at $6.06 to $5.96 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 2.56 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then KEG will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $7.35 to $7.89. Any high-volume move above those levels will then put its next major overhead resistance levels at $8.25 to $8.92 within range for shares of KEG.

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 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.