Stock Quotes in this Article: JASO, NVMI, PTEK, YONG

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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.

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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.

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.

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Yongye International

Yongye International (YONG) is engaged in the research, development and sales of fulvic acid based liquid and powder nutrient compounds for plant and animal feed used in the agriculture industry. This stock closed up 5.8% to $5.74 on Wednesday.

Wednesday's Range: $1.40-$1.50

52-Week Range: $1.33-$2.55

Volume: 809,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 381,161

From a technical perspective, YONG spiked sharply higher right off its 50-day moving average of $5.45 with above-average volume. This move came after shares of YONG were trading in a tight consolidation pattern for the last few weeks, with shares moving between $5.60 on the upside and $5.36 on the downside. Shares of YONG are now quickly moving within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if YONG manages to take out its 52-week high of $5.98 and some past overhead resistance at $6.32 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in YONG as long as it’s trending above 50-day at $5.45 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 381,161 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then YONG will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $7 to $7.50. Any high-volume move above those levels will then put $8 to $8.65 into range for shares of YONG.

JA Solar

JA Solar (JASO) designs, manufactures and markets high-performance solar cells, which are made from specially processed silicon wafers. This stock closed up 0.5% to $5.67 on Wednesday.

Wednesday's Range: $5.60-$6.09

52-Week Range: $2.90-$10.85

Volume: 1.90 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 466,330

Shares of JASO traded up modestly Wednesday after the company said it expects fourth-quarter shipments to be 480 megawatts to 500 megawatts of solar products, well above the company’s previous guidance range of 380 megawatts to 420 megawatts.

From a technical perspective, JASO trended up right off some near-term support at $5.55 with heavy upside volume. This stock has been trading in a tight consolidation pattern for the last month and change, with shares moving between $6.14 on the upside and $5.16 on the downside. Shares of JASO are now starting to move within range of triggering a breakout trade above the upper-end of its sideways chart pattern. That breakout will hit if JASO manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance at $6.14 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in JASO as long as it’s trending above $5.55 and then once it sustains a move or close above $6.14 with volume that hits near or above 466,330 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then JASO will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $7 to $7.55.

Nova Measuring Instruments

Nova Measuring Instruments (NVMI) develops, produces and markets metrology systems for process control and monitoring in semiconductor manufacturing. This stock closed up 4.1% to $9.46 on Wednesday.

Wednesday's Range: $9.11-$9.67

52-Week Range: $6.82-$9.50

Volume: 305,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 71,679

Shares of NVMI jumped higher on Wednesday after the company beat Wall Street expectations on revenue and met expectations on earnings per share. The company posted revenue of $22.1 million and its gross margin was 50%.

From a technical perspective, NVMI ripped higher here right off some near-term support at $8.80 and above its 50-day moving average at $8.45 with above-average volume. This move briefly pushed shares of NVMI into breakout territory and new 52-week-high territory, since the stock flirted with some near-term overhead resistance levels at $9.45 to $9.50. At last check, NVMI hit an intraday high of $9.67 but closed at $9.46 with volume that was well above its three-month average action of 71,679 shares.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in NVMI as long as it’s trending above $8.88 to $8.80 and then once it sustains a move or close above $9.50 to $9.67 with volume that hits near or above 71,679 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then NVMI will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $10 to $11.50.

PokerTek

PokerTek (PTEK) is engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of electronic table games and related products for casinos, cruise lines, racinos, card clubs and lotteries worldwide. This stock closed up 9.5% to $1.38 on Wednesday.

Wednesday's Range: $1.28-$1.39

52-Week Range: $0.61-$1.65

Volume: 53,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 61,613

From a technical perspective, PTEK soared higher here right above its 50-day moving average at $1.19 with lighter-than-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of PTEK within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if PTEK manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance at $1.44 to $1.50 and then above more resistance at $1.65 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in PTEK as long as it’s trending above its 50-day at $1.19 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 61,613 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then PTEK will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $1.82 to $2. Any high-volume move above those levels will then put $2 to $2.25 into range for shares of PTEK.

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.