Stock Quotes in this Article: BSDM, BWEN, HA, PACB

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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 several stocks under $10 that are making large moves to the upside today.

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Broadwind Energy

Broadwind Energy (BWEN) is an independent, horizontally integrated supplier of customized products and services to the U.S. wind industry. This stock is trading up 1% to $4.58 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $4.33-$4.60

52-Week Range: $1.70-$6.00

Volume: 43,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 115,040

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From a technical perspective, BWEN is trending slightly higher here back above its 50-day moving average at $4.50 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has been trending sideways for the last two months, with shares moving between $3.95 on the downside and $5.05 on the upside. Shares of BWEN are now starting to approach a breakout trade above the upper-end of its recent range. That breakout will hit if BWEN manages to clear $5.05 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in BWEN as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $4.50 or above some key support at $3.95 and then once it sustains a move or close above $5.05 with volume that hits near or above 115,040 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then BWEN will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $5.50 to its 52-week high at $6. Any high-volume move above $6 will then put its next major overhead resistance levels at $7 to $7.50 into range for shares of BWEN.

BSD Medical

BSD Medical (BSDM) develops, manufactures, markets and services medical systems that deliver precision-focused radio frequency or microwave energy into diseased sites of the body, heating them to temperatures as required by medical therapies. This stock is trading up 5% to $1.26 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $1.18-$1.27

52-Week Range: $0.76-$2.41

Volume: 657,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 253,563

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From a technical perspective, BSDM is trending higher here with above-average volume. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last month and change, with shares moving higher from its low of 97 cents to its intraday high of $1.27. During that uptrend, shares of BSDM have been mostly making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of BSDM within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if BSDM manages to clear its 50-day at $1.25 and then once it takes out its gap down day high from April at $1.30 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in BSDM as long as it's trending above today's low at $1.18 or above $1.20 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 253,563 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then BSDM will set up to re-fill some of its previous gap down zone from April that started at $1.87.

Pacific Biosciences of California

Pacific Biosciences of California (PACB) is engaged in the design, development and commercialization of innovative tools for biological research. This stock is trading up 4% to $2.55 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $2.38-$2.55

52-Week Range: $1.06-$3.25

Volume: 437,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 403,813

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From a technical perspective, PACB is bouncing higher here right off its 50-day moving average at $2.38 with above-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of PACB within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if PACB manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $2.56 to $2.62 and then once it clears more resistance at $2.73 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in PACB as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $2.38 or above some key near-term support levels at $2.34 to $2.31 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 403,813 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then PACB will set up to re-test or possibly take out its 52-week high at $3.25. Any high-volume move above $3.25 would then put $4 into range for shares of PACB.

Hawaiian Holdings

Hawaiian Holdings (HA) is engaged in the scheduled air transportation of passengers and cargo. This stock is trading up 5.2% to $5.79 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $5.43-$5.83

52-Week Range: $5.16-$7.30

Volume: 1.05 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 1.01 million

From a technical perspective, HA is ripping higher here back above its 50-day moving average of $5.65 with above-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of HA within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if HA manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $5.75 to $5.90 and then once it clears its 200-day at $5.94 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in HA as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $5.65 or above more support at $5.40 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 1.01 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then HA will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $6.48 to $6.77. Any high-volume move above $6.77 will then put its next major overhead resistance levels at $7 to $7.30 into range for shares of HA.

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 Madison, Wis.

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At the time of publication, author had no positions in stocks mentioned.

Roberto Pedone, based out of Madison, 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.