Stock Quotes in this Article: KERX, PSDV, PVG, SSRI

MADISON, Wis. (Stockpickr) -- At Stockpickr, we track daily portfolios of stocks that are the biggest percentage gainers and the biggest percentage losers.

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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Keryx Biopharmaceuticals

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (KERX) is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the acquisition, development and commercialization of medically important pharmaceutical products for the treatment of cancer and renal disease. This stock is trading up 1% to $8.08 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $7.92-$8.18

52-Week Range: $1.55-$9.98

Volume: 753,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 2,839,950

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From a technical perspective, KERX is bouncing higher here right above its 50-day moving average at $7.79 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has been trading inside of a tight consolidation pattern for the last two months, with shares moving between $7.55 on the downside and $8.80 on the upside. Shares of KERX are now starting to move within range of breaking out above the upper-end of its recent range. That breakout will hit if KERX manages to clear some near-term overhead resistance levels at $8.25 to $8.80 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in KERX as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $7.79 or above some key near-term support at $7.55, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 2.83 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then KERX will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance level at its 52-week high of $9.98. Any high-volume move above $9.98 could then send KERX to $11 to $12.

Silver Standard Resources

Silver Standard Resources (SSRI) engages in the acquisition, exploration, development and operation of silver-dominant resource properties principally in the Americas. This stock is trading up 6% to $7.39 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $7.00-$7.42

52-Week Range: $6.25-$16.92

Volume: 954,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 1.27 million

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From a technical perspective, SSRI is ripping higher here right off some near-term support at $7 with decent upside volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of SSRI within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if SSRI manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $7.24 to $7.55 and then once it clears its 50-day at $8.05 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in SSRI as long as it's trending above today's low of $6.99 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 1.27 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then SSRI will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $9 to $10. Any high-volume move above $10 to $10.03 will then put $11 into range for shares of SSRI.

pSivida

pSivida (PSDV) develops tiny, sustained-release, drug delivery products designed to deliver drugs at a controlled and steady rate for months or years. This stock is trading up 5.3% to $3.33 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $3.15-$3.34

52-Week Range: $1.17-$3.50

Volume: 150,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 104,658

Shares of PSDV are ripping higher today after the company said it signed a funded technology evaluation agreement with a leading global pharmaceutical company.

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From a technical perspective, PSDV is trending higher here with above-average volume. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last five months, with shares soaring higher from its low of $1.17 to its intraday high of $3.34. During that uptrend, shares of PSDV have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move is quickly pushing shares of PSDV within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if PSDV manages to take out some past overhead resistance at $3.50 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in PSDV as long as it's trending above today's low at $3.15 or above $3 and then once it sustains a move or close above $3.50 with volume that hits near or above 104,658 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then PSDV will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $4 to $4.81.

Pretium Resources

Pretium Resources (PVG) engages in the acquisition and exploration of precious metals projects and gold resources. The company and is based in Vancouver, Canada. This stock is trading up 7.9% to $8.27 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $7.63-$8.43

52-Week Range: $5.39-$15.96

Volume: 206,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 297,184

From a technical perspective, PVG is spiking sharply higher here right above its 50-day moving average at $7.09 with decent upside volume. This move has started to push shares of PVG into breakout territory, since the stock has taken out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $8.02 to $8.26. Shares of PVG are now quickly moving within range of triggering another major breakout trade. That trade will hit if PVG manages to take out some past resistance at $8.69 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in PVG as long as it's trending above $8.02 or above today's low of $7.63, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 297,184 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then PVG will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $10 to its 200-day moving average at $11.14.

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.