Stock Quotes in this Article: OXGN, RTIX, RVP, TTHI

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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.

RTI Surgical

RTI Surgical (RTIX) is a surgical implant company providing surgeons with biologic, metal and synthetic implants. This stock closed up 1.5% to $3.96 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $3.92-$4.00

52-Week Range: $3.32-$5.11

Tuesday's Volume: 441,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 256,911

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From a technical perspective, RTIX spiked modestly higher here and flirted with its 200-day moving average at $3.96 with above-average volume. This stock has been uptrending for the last month, with shares moving higher from its low of $3.32 to its recent high of $4.01. During that move, shares of RTIX have been making mostly higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move is now pushing shares of RTIX within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if RTIX manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $4.01 to $4.14 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in RTIX as long as it's trending above some near-term support at $3.80 or its 50-day at $3.67 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 256,911 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then RTIX will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $4.30 to $4.53. Any high-volume move above those levels will then give RTIX a chance to tag its 52-week high at $5.11.

Retractable Technologies

Retractable Technologies (RVP) designs, develops, manufactures and markets innovative patented safety medical products for the health care industry. This stock closed up 8.8% to $3.20 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $2.67-$3.20

52-Week Range: $0.75-$4.10

Tuesday's Volume: 103,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 88,480

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From a technical perspective, RVP bounced sharply higher here right above some near-term support at $2.55 with above-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of RVP within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if RVP manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $3.20 to $3.40 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in RVP as long as it's trending above Tuesday's low of $2.67 or above more support at $2.55 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 88,480 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then RVP will set up to re-test or possibly take out its 52-week high at $4.10. Any high-volume move above that level will then give RVP a chance to hit $5.

Transition Therapeutics

Transition Therapeutics (TTHI) is a product-focused biopharmaceutical company, developing therapeutics for disease indications with markets. This stock closed up 2.3% to $4.40 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $4.22-$4.46

52-Week Range: $1.90-$4.99

Thursday's Volume: 146,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 154,765

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From a technical perspective, TTHI bounced modestly higher here right off its 50-day moving average of $4.14 with decent upside volume. This stock has been trending sideways and consolidating for the last two months, with shares moving between $3.93 on the downside and $4.53 on the upside. Shares of TTHI are now starting to trend within range of triggering a big breakout trade above the upper-end of its recent sideways trading chart pattern. That breakout will hit if TTHI manages to take out $4.53 to its 52-week high at $4.99 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in TTHI as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $4.14 or above more support at $3.93 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 154,765 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then TTHI will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $6 to $7.

OXiGene

OXiGene (OXGN) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that develops novel therapeutics to treat cancer and eye diseases. This stock closed up 3.5% to $2.92 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $2.73-$2.97

52-Week Range: $2.03-$6.84

Thursday's Volume: 165,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 92,822

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From a technical perspective, OXGN trended higher here with above-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of OXGN within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if OXGN manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance at $2.98 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in OXGN as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $2.50 and then once it sustains a move or close above $2.98 with volume that hits near or above 92,822 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then OXGN will set up to re-test or possibly take out its 200-day moving average at $3.37 to its next major resistance level at $3.85.

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.