Stock Quotes in this Article: SCLN, STXS, VITC, VSCI

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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.

Stereotaxis

Stereotaxis (STXS) designs, manufactures and markets cardiology instrument control system in the U.S. and internationally. This stock closed up 13.2% to $4.96 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $4.29-$5.08

52-Week Range: $1.10-$9.90

Tuesday's Volume: 2.46 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 1.53 million

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From a technical perspective, STXS ripped sharply higher here right above some near-term support at $4.05 with heavy upside volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of STXS within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if STXS manages to take out Tuesday's high of $5.08 to some more near-term overhead resistance at $5.24 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in STXS as long as it's trending above Tuesday's low of $4.29 or above more near-term support at $4.05 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 1.53 million shares. If that breakout hits soon, then STXS will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $6.24. Any high-volume move above that level will then give STXS a chance to re-fill some of its previous gap-down-day zone from August that started at $10.

Vision-Sciences

Vision-Sciences (VSCI), together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture and marketing of endoscopy products. This stock closed up 9.1% to $1.18 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $1.06-$1.18

52-Week Range: $0.78-$1.50

Thursday's Volume: 165,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 87,022

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From a technical perspective, VSCI ripped sharply higher here right above some near-term support at $1.04 and above its 50-day at $1.02 with above-average volume. This stock recently formed a double bottom chart pattern, after the stock found buying interest at $1 to 99 cents per share. Following that bottom, shares of VSCI have started to rip higher and move within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if VSCI manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $1.21 to $1.25 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in VSCI as long as it's trending above some near-term support at $1.04 or above its 50-day at $1.02 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 87,022 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then VSCI will set up to re-test or possibly take out its 52-week high at $1.50 to some more key overhead resistance levels at $1.70 to $1.80.

SciClone Pharmaceuticals

SciClone Pharmaceuticals (SCLN) provides therapies for the treatment of oncology, infectious diseases, cardiovascular, urological, respiratory and central nervous system disorders in the People's Republic of China and internationally. This stock closed up 2.9% to $5.30 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $5.16-$5.30

52-Week Range: $4.29-$6.30

Tuesday's Volume: 247,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 208,984

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From a technical perspective, SCLN trended notably higher here right above its 200-day moving average of $5.05 with above-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of SCLN within range of triggering a big breakout trade. That trade will hit if SCLN manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance at $5.35 to some past overhead resistance at $5.49 to $5.56 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in SCLN as long as it's trending above its 200-day at $5.05 or above more near-term support at $4.97 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 208,984 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then SCLN will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels $6.30 to $7.

Vitacost.com

Vitacost.com (VITC) operates as an online retailer of health and wellness products primarily in North America. This stock closed up 7.2% to $5.81 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $5.49-$5.86

52-Week Range: $5.11-$9.40

Tuesday's Volume: 96,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 164,035

From a technical perspective, VITC ripped higher here right above some near-term support at $5.33 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has been trending sideways and consolidating for the last two months, with shares moving between $5.11 on the downside and $6.12 on the upside. Shares of VITC are now starting to move within range of triggering a major breakout trade above the upper-end of its recent sideways trading chart pattern. That trade will hit if VITC manages to take out Tuesday's high of $5.86 to some more key overhead resistance at $6.12 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in VITC as long as it's trending above some near-term support at $5.33 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 164,035 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then VITC will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $6.50 to $7.50.

To see more stocks that are making notable moves higher, 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.