Stock Quotes in this Article: DRRX, FDML, PGTI, UVE

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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.

PGT

PGT (PGTI) is a U.S. manufacturer and supplier manufacturer of impact-resistant aluminum and vinyl-framed windows and doors and offers a broad range of fully customizable window and door products. This stock is trading up 3.3% to $8.15 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $7.85-$8.27

52-Week Range: $2.50-$9.25

Volume: 323,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 575,252

Shares of PGTI are trending higher today after the company announced a partnership with PulteGroup, which will feature its products in South Florida communities.

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From a technical perspective, PGTI is bouncing higher here back above its 50-day moving average of $8.06 with decent upside volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of PGTI within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if PGTI manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $8.82 to its 52-week high at $9.25 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in PGTI as long as it's trending above today's low of $7.85 or above some more near-term support at $7.57 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 575,252 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then PGTI will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $11 to $12.

Universal Insurance

Universal Insurance (UVE) is a vertically integrated insurance holding company that, through its various subsidiaries, covers substantially all aspects of insurance underwriting, distribution, claims processing and exposure management. This stock is trading up 3.2% to $7.10 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $6.89-$7.17

52-Week Range: $3.01-$8.10

Volume: 123,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 329,573

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From a technical perspective, UVE is trending higher here right above its 50-day moving average at $6.67 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has been trending sideways for the last month and change, with shares moving between $6.50 on the downside and $7.39 on the upside. Shares of UVE are now starting to move within range of triggering a breakout trade above the upper-end of its recent sideways chart pattern. That breakout will hit if UVE clears some near-term overhead resistance levels at $7.39 to its 52-week high at $8.10 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in UVE as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $6.67 or above more support at $6.50 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 329,573 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then UVE will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory above $8.10, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $9 to $10.

Federal-Mogul

Federal-Mogul (FDML) is a supplier of technology and innovation in vehicle and industrial products for fuel economy, emissions reduction and safety systems. This stock is trading up 1.5% to $9.80 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $9.63-$9.88

52-Week Range: $4.80-$11.79

Volume: 61,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 272,323

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From a technical perspective, FDML is trending modestly higher here right above some near-term support at $9.32 to $9.18 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has been trending sideways for the last month and change, with shares moving between $8.91 on the downside and $10.67 on the upside. Shares of FDML are now starting to move within range of trigger a breakout trade above the upper end of its recent sideways chart pattern. That trade will hit if FDML clears some near-term overhead resistance levels at $10 to $10.67 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in FDML as long as it's trending above some key near-term support at $9.32 or above more support at $9.18 to $8.91, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 272,323 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then FDML will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $11.35 to $11.79. Any high-volume move above those levels will then put $12 to $13 into range for shares of FDML.

Durect

Durect (DRRX) is a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops pharmaceutical products based on its proprietary drug delivery technology platforms. This stock is trading up 5.3% to $1.01 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $0.96-$1.08

52-Week Range: $0.61-$1.85

Volume: 1.42 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 687,530

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From a technical perspective, DRRX is ripping higher here with above-average volume. This stock is quickly moving within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if DRRX manages to take out its gap down day high from May of $1.10 and then once it takes out its 200-day moving average at $1.14 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in DRRX as long as it's trending above some near-term support at 90 cents and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 687,530 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then DRRX will set up to re-fill some of its previous gap down zone that started near $1.70. Some possible upside targets if DRRX gets into that gap with volume are $1.25 to $1.50.

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-- 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.