Stock Quotes in this Article: ACLS, ADXS, CTIC, OESX

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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.

Advaxis

Advaxis (ADXS) is a clinical development stage biotechnology company, developing safe and effective immunotherapies for cancer and infectious diseases with its lead construct, ADXS-HPV, being evaluated in five clinical trials for HPV-associated diseases. This stock closed up 3.7% to $3.87 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $3.72-$3.95

52-Week Range: $3.38-$3.95

Thursday's Volume: 516,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 199,533

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From a technical perspective, ADXS trended higher here with heavy upside volume. This stock recently gapped down sharply from around $5.50 to $3.50 with heavy downside volume. This stock went on to print a new low a few trading sessions later at $3.38. Following that gap down, shares of ADXS have now started to rebound off that $3.38 low and move within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if ADXS manages to take out Tuesday's high of $3.95 to $4 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in ADXS as long as it's trending above its recent low of $3.38 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 199,533 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then ADXS will set up to re-fill some of its previous gap down zone that started near $5.50.

Axcelis Technologies

Axcelis Technologies (ACLS) designs, manufactures and services ion implantation, dry strip and other processing equipment used in the fabrication of semiconductor chips in the U.S., Europe and Asia. This stock closed up 3.5% to $2.36 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $2.27-$2.38

52-Week Range: $0.82-$2.48

Thursday's Volume: 725,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 691,135

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From a technical perspective, ACLS spiked higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $2.19 with above-average volume. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last six months, with shares soaring higher from its low of $1.27 to its recent high of $2.48. During that uptrend, shares of ACLS have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of ACLS within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if ACLS manages to take out Tuesday's high of $2.38 to its 52-week high at $2.48 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in ACLS as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $2.19 or above more support at $2.05 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 691,135 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then ACLS will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $3.50 to $4.

Orion Energy Systems

Orion Energy Systems (OESX) manufactures and implements energy management systems consisting primarily of commercial interior and exterior lighting systems, controls, power data management and cloud-based data storage and related services. This stock closed up 1.6% to $4.30 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $4.15-$4.30

52-Week Range: $1.12-$4.44

Thursday's Volume: 55,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 150,794

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From a technical perspective, OESX bounced modestly higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $3.84 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has been trending sideways and consolidating for the last three months, with shares moving between $3.43 on the downside and $4.44 on the upside. This spike higher on Tuesday is quickly pushing shares of OESX within range of triggering a major breakout trade above the upper-end of its sideways trading chart pattern. That breakout will hit if OESX manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance at $4.35 to its 52-week high at $4.44 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in OESX as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $3.84 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 150,794 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then OESX will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that move are $5.50 to $6.

Cell Therapeutics

Cell Therapeutics (CTIC) develops, acquires and commercializes novel treatments for cancer. This stock closed up 1.6% to $1.89 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $1.83-$1.92

52-Week Range: $0.97-$2.04

Thursday's Volume: 2.38 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 2.23 million

From a technical perspective, CTIC spiked modestly higher here right off some near-term support at $1.80 with above-average volume. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last two months, with shares soaring higher from its low of 1.07 to its recent high of $2.04. During that uptrend, shares of CTIC have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of CTIC within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if CTIC manages to take out Tuesday's high of $1.92 to its 52-week high at $2.04 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in CTIC as long as it's trending above some key near-term support levels at $1.76 or $1.70 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 2.23 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then CTIC will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $2.50 to $3, or even $3.50.

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 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.