Stock Quotes in this Article: CTEL, IMMR, INSM, PLX

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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.

City Telecom (CTEL)

This company is a Hong Kong-based provider of residential and corporate fixed telecommunications network and international telecommunications services. This stock closed up 6.7% to $4.75 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $4.55-$4.75

52-Week Range: $3.64-$13.86

Volume: 243,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 127,794

From a technical perspective, CTEL ripped higher back above its 50-day moving average of $4.61 with above-average volume. This move is quickly pushing CTEL within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit once CTEL manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $4.79 to $4.86 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in CTEL as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $4.61, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 127,794 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then CTEL will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance level at $5.63. Any high-volume move above $5.63 with then give CTEL a chance to re-fill some of its previous gap down zone from July that started around $10.

Protalix BioTherapeutics (PLX)

This is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of recombinant therapeutic proteins based on the company's proprietary ProCellExtm protein. This stock closed up 8.8% to $5.31 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $4.97-$5.56

52-Week Range: $4.71-$7.70

Volume: 744,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 145,775

Shares of PLX exploded higher after the Globes reported the company is close to signing an agreement for selling its Gaucher's disease treatment to the government of Brazil. The deal is reportedly worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

From a technical perspective, PLX ripped higher today back above its 50-day moving average of $5.05 with monster upside volume. This move also pushed PLX into breakout territory, since the stock took out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $5.19 to $5.40. Shares of PLX are now trending within range of triggering another major breakout trade. That trade will hit once PLX manages to take out some more overhead resistance levels at $5.80 to $6.07 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in PLX as long as it's trending above $5.40, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 154,775 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then look for PLX to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $6.80 to $7. Any high-volume move above $7 would then put $7.70 into focus for PLX.

Insmed (INSM)

This is a development-stage biopharmaceutical company. The company develops inhaled treatments for serious lung infections. This stock closed up 7.5% to $7.51 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $6.90-$7.70

52-Week Range: $2.64-$7.17

Volume: 822,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 147,395

Shares of INSM trended up today after the company said its CLEAR-108 phase 3 clinical study of Arikace in Cystic Fibrosis patients with pseudomonas lung infections has completed target enrollment.

From a technical perspective, INSM trended up strongly today with monster upside volume. This move has now pushed INSM into breakout territory, since the stock cleared some near-term overhead resistance levels at $7.14 to $7.17.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in INSM as long as it's trending above today's low of $6.90 with strong upside volume flows. I would consider any upside volume that registers near or above its three-month average action of 147,395 shares as bullish. If INSM can maintain that trend, then look for this stock to continue to re-fill some of its previous gap down zone from 2011 that started at around $11. Some possible upside targets in the short-term are $8.50 to $9.50.

Immersion (IMMR)

This company develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of hardware and software technologies and products that enhance digital devices with touch interaction. This stock closed up 12.9% to $5.76 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $4.94-$5.79

52-Week Range: $4.15-$7.50

Volume: 420,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 110,852

From a technical perspective, IMMR bounced strongly today right around its 50-day moving average of $5.16 with above-average volume. This move also pushed IMMR back above its 200-day moving average of $5.58, and it's quickly moving the stock within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit once IMMR manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $5.68 to $6.11 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in IMMR as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $5.16, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 110,852 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then IMMR will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $7.12 to $7.50.

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.