Stock Quotes in this Article: CLNT, FIO, LTBR, SAND 


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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.

Sandstorm Gold

Sandstorm Gold (SAND), a gold streaming company, focuses on acquiring gold and other precious metal purchase agreements from companies that have advanced-stage development projects or operating mines. This stock closed up 7.2% to $4.58 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $4.34-$4.59

52-Week Range: $3.94-$13.25

Thursday's Volume: 1.10 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 587,308

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From a technical perspective, SAND gapped sharply higher here and broke out above some near-term overhead resistance levels at $4.43 to $4.56 with above-average volume. This stock recently formed a double bottom chart pattern at $3.95 to $3.94. Following that bottom, shares of SAND have spiked sharply higher with strong upside volume flows. That move has now pushed shares of SAND within range of triggering another big breakout trade. That trade will hit if SAND manages to take out Thursday's high of $4.59 to its 50-day moving average of $4.71 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in SAND as long as it's trending above Thursday's low of $4.34 or above more near-term support at $4 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 587,308 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then SAND will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $5.50 to $5.92. Any high-volume move above those levels will then give SAND a chance to tag its 200-day moving average at $6.20.

Lightbridge

Lightbridge (LTBR), a nuclear fuel technology company, through its subsidiaries, participates in the nuclear power industry in the U.S. and internationally. This stock closed up 11.7% to $1.62 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $1.47-$1.67

52-Week Range: $1.02-$2.74

Thursday's Volume: 189,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 12,818

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From a technical perspective, LTBR spiked sharply higher here right above some near-term support at $1.41 and back above its 50-day moving average of $1.56 with heavy upside volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of LTBR within range of triggering a big breakout trade. That trade will hit if LTBR manages to take out its 200-day moving average of $1.69 and then once it clears more near-term overhead resistance at $1.76 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in LTBR as long as it's trending above some key near-term support at $1.41 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 12,818 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then LTBR will set up to re-fill some of its previous gap-down zone from last October that started at $2.08. Any high-volume move above $2.08 will then give LTBR a chance tag $2.25 to $2.60.

Cleantech Solutions International

Cleantech Solutions International (CLNT), through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells forged products and fabricated products to a range of clean technology customers in the Peoples Republic of China. This stock closed up 4.9% to $5.73 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $5.43-$5.81

52-Week Range: $2.03-$10.85

Thursday's Volume: 117,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 758,917

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From a technical perspective, CLNT trended higher here back above its 50-day moving average of $5.65 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock recently formed a double bottom chart pattern, after buyers stepped in to support the stock at $5.03 to $5.05 over the last month and change. Following that bottom, shares of CLNT have started to spike higher back above its 50-day and are quickly moving within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if CLNT manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $5.88 to $6.20 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in CLNT as long as it's trending above its 200-day at $5.17 or above more near-term support at $5.03 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 758,917 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then CLNT will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance level at $6.75.

Fusion-io

Fusion-io (FIO) develops, markets, and sells storage memory platforms in the U.S. and internationally. This stock closed up 7.9% to $9.62 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $8.90-$9.82

52-Week Range: $8.40-$24.18

Thursday's Volume: 5.82 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 3.31 million

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From a technical perspective, FIO ripped sharply higher here and broke out above some near-term overhead resistance at $8.98 with heavy upside volume. This stock has been downtrending badly for the last two months, with shares falling sharply from its high of $11.31 to its recent low of $8.40. During that downtrend, shares of FIO have been consistently making lower highs and lower lows, which is bearish technical price action. That said, shares of FIO might be ready to reverse that downtrend and enter a new uptrend, since the stock broke out on Thursday with big volume. Market players should now look for a continuation move higher in the short-term if FIO can manage to take out its 50-day moving average of $9.90 to some more near-term overhead resistance at $9.95 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in FIO as long as it's trending above Thursday's low of $8.90 and then once it sustains a move or close above $9.90 to $9.95 with volume that hits near or above 3.31 million shares. If we get that move soon, then FIO will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $10.50 to $11.31. Any high-volume move above $11.31 will then give FIO a chance to re-fill some of its previous gap-down zone from last October, which started near $13.50.

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-- 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.