Stock Quotes in this Article: CECO, CTEL, GTXI, RBCN

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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.

Rubicon Technology (RBCN)

This is an electronic materials provider that develops, manufactures and sells monocrystalline sapphire and other innovative crystalline products for LEDs, RFICs, blue laser diodes, optoelectronics and other optical applications. This stock is trading up 7.7% to $6.84 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $6.40-$6.87

52-Week Range: $5.82-$13.59

Volume: 322,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 348,285

From a technical perspective, RBCN is ripping higher here right above some near-term support at $6.07 with decent volume. This move has pushed RBCN into breakout territory, since the stock has started to challenge some near-term overhead resistance levels at $6.51 to $6.79. At last check, RBCN has hit an intraday high of $6.80 and volume is just a bit below its three-month average action of 348,285 shares.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in RBCN as long as it's trending above today's low of $6.40 with strong upside volume flows. I would consider any upside volume day that registers near or above its three-month average action of 348,285 shares as bullish. If RBCN can maintain that trend, then this stock will set up to re-test or possible take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $7.79 to $8.50.

Career Education (CECO)

This is a global education company, which is an on-ground provider of private, for-profit, postsecondary education in the U.S. and also has a presence in online education. This stock is trading up 7.6% to $3.25 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $3.04-$3.25

52-Week Range: $2.51-$12.41

Volume: 254,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 674,579

From a technical perspective, CECO is bouncing higher here right around some near-term support at $3 with light volume. This move has started to push CECO into breakout territory, since the stock has moved above some near-term overhead resistance at $3.12. Shares of CECO are now quickly moving within range of triggering another breakout trade. That trade will hit once CECO takes out its 50-day at $3.35 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in CECO as long as it's trending above $3, and then once it sustains a move or close above its 50-day at $3.35 with volume that hits near or above 674,579 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then CECO will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $3.95 to $4.34. Any high-volume move above $4.34 will then put $5.08 to its 200-day at $5.32 into focus for shares of CECO.

City Telecom (CTEL)

This company is a Hong Kong-based provider of residential and corporate fixed telecommunications network and international telecommunications services. This stock is trading up 9.5% to $5.54 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $5.41-$5.71

52-Week Range: $3.64-$13.86

Volume: 313,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 128,790

From a technical perspective, CTEL is gapping higher here right off some near-term support at $5 with above-average volume. This move has started to push CTEL into breakout territory, since the stock has challenges some past overhead resistance at $5.63. At last check, CTEL has hit an intraday high of $5.71 and volume is well above its three-month average action of 128,790 shares.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in CTEL as long as it's trending above $5, and then once it sustains a move or close above $5.63 to $5.71 with volume that hits near or above 128,790 shares. If CTEL can maintain that trend, then this stock will set up to re-fill some of its massive gap from July that started around $10. One possible upside target for CTEL if it starts to get into that gap with volume is its 200-day at $7.74.

GTXI (GTXI)

This is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of small molecules that selectively target hormone pathways to treat cancer, osteoporosis and bone loss, muscle loss and other serious medical condition. This stock is trading up 13.8% to $4.45 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $3.86-$4.45

52-Week Range: $2.50-$6.55

Volume: 93,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 99,261

From a technical perspective, GTXI is exploding higher here back above its 50-day moving average of $4.17 with decent volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of GTXI within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit once GTXI takes out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $4.41 to $4.49 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in GTXI as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $4.17, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 99,261 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then GTXI will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $4.92 to $5.35.

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-- 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.