Stock Quotes in this Article: ICA, IVAC, NBG, TEU

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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.

Empresas ICA

Empresas ICA (ICA) is engaged in a range of construction and related activities, including the construction of infrastructure facilities as well as industrial, urban and housing construction. This stock closed up 6.2% to $8.12 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $7.66-$8.24

52-Week Range: $6.14-$13.73

Tuesday's Volume: 965,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 719,832

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From a technical perspective, ICA ripped higher here right off its 50-day moving average of $7.48 with above-average volume. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last month and change, with shares moving higher from its low of $6.14 to its intraday high of $8.24. During that move, shares of ICA have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of ICA into breakout territory, since the stock took out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $7.93 to $8.08.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in ICA as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $7.48 and then once it sustains a move or close above Tuesday's high of $8.24 with volume that hits near or above 719,832 shares. If we get that move soon, then ICA will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $9 to its 200-day moving average at $10.05. Any high-volume move above its 200-day will then put $11 to $11.77 into range for shares of ICA.

Intevac

Intevac (IVAC) provides process manufacturing equipment solutions to the hard disk drive industry and high-productivity process manufacturing equipment and inspection solutions to the photovoltaic industry. This stock closed up 8.5% to $6.74 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $6.23-$6.75

52-Week Range: $4.06-$6.80

Tuesday's Volume: 263,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 140,032

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From a technical perspective, IVAC soared higher here right off some near-term support at $6.25 with above-average volume. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last three months, with shares moving higher from its low of $4.31 to its recent high of $6.80. During that move, shares of IVAC have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of IVAC within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if IVAC manages to take out its 52-week high at $6.80 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in IVAC as long as it's trending above some near-term support levels at $6.25 or at $5.92 and then once it sustains a move or close above its 52-week high at $6.80 with volume that hits near or above 140,032 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then IVAC will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are its next major overhead resistance levels at $8 to $8.37. Any high-volume move above those levels will then put $9 to $9.36 within range for shares of IVAC.

National Bank of Greece

National Bank of Greece (NBG) is engaged in providing financial services, including retail and commercial banking, global investment management, investment banking, insurance, investment activities and securities trading. This stock closed up 2.5% to $3.61 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $3.49-$3.70

52-Week Range: $2.85-$32.50

Tuesday's Volume: 3.59 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 3.59 million

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From a technical perspective, NBG bounced modestly higher here right above some near-term support at $3.20 with solid upside volume. This stock has been crushed over the last two months, with shares drooping from over $8 to its low of $2.85. Since that drop, the stock has started to stabilize and it's now moving within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if NBG manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance at $3.88 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in NBG as long as it's trending above $3.20 and then once it sustains a move or close above $3.88 with volume that hits near or above 3.59 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then NBG will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $4.47 to $5.63

Box Ships

Box Ships (TEU) is a shipping company focused on pursuing growth opportunities in the container shipping industry. This stock closed up 1.2% to $4.02 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $3.98-$4.05

52-Week Range: $3.51-$7.44

Thursday's Volume: 120,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 145,186

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From a technical perspective, TEU trended modestly higher here right above its 50-day moving average at $3.91 with decent upside volume. This stock has been downtrending badly for the last six months, with shares dropping sharply from its high of $6 to its recent low of $3.51. The downside volatility for TEU recently stopped after it hit that $3.51 low and the stock has now started to spike higher and move back above its 50-day. Shares of TEU are now quickly moving within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if TEU manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance at $4.19 to $4.50 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in TEU as long as it's trending above some near-term support at $3.90 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 145,186 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then TEU will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $4.75 to $5.03. Any high-volume move above $5.03 will then put its next major overhead resistance levels at $5.71 to $5.84 within range for shares of TEU.

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-- 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.