Stock Quotes in this Article: DSCO, JCP, RLD, TECUA

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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.

Tecumseh Products

Tecumseh Products (TECUA) manufactures and sells hermetically sealed compressors. This stock closed up 3.1% to $9.54 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $9.12-$9.56

52-Week Range: $6.82-$12.22

Thursday's Volume: 110,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 72,936

From a technical perspective, TECUA jumped higher here back above its 200-day moving average with above-average volume. This move pushed shares of TECUA into breakout territory, since the stock took out some key overhead resistance levels at $9.28 to $9.40. Market players should now look for a continuation move higher in the short-term if TECUA can manage to clear Thursday's high of $9.56 to some past overhead resistance at $9.63 with strong volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in TECUA as long as it's trending above Tuesday's low of $9.12 or above $9 and then once it sustains a move or close above $9.56 to $9.63 with volume that hits near or above 72,936 shares. If we get that move soon, then TECUA will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $10.50 to $11.

RealD

RealD (RLD), together with its subsidiaries, licenses stereoscopic 3D technologies in the U.S., Canada, and internationally. This stock closed up 4.1% to $8.72 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $8.29-$8.72

52-Week Range: $6.19-$16.05

Thursday's Volume: 307,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 412,289

From a technical perspective, RLD spiked sharply higher here right off its 50-day moving average of $8.45 with decent upside volume. This move has started to push shares of RLD into breakout territory, since the stock took out some near-term overhead resistance at $8.70. Shares of RLD are now quickly moving within range of triggering another breakout trade. That trade will hit if RLD manages to take out Thursday's high of $8.72 to some more near-term overhead resistance at $8.96 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in RLD as long as it's trending above Thursday's low of $8.29 or above more near-term support at $7.89 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 412,289 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then RLD will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $9.44 to its 200-day moving average at $10.47.

J.C. Penney

J.C. Penney (JCP), through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., operates department stores. This stock closed up 1.3% to $6.84 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $6.56-$6.90

52-Week Range: $6.24-$23.10

Thursday's Volume: 19.46 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 33.58 million

From a technical perspective, JCP spiked modestly higher here right above its recent low of $6.30 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has recently formed a double bottom chart pattern at $6.24 to $6.30. Shares of JCP are now starting to spike higher and move within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if JCP manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $6.95 to $7.13 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in JCP as long as it's trending above some key support levels at $6.30 or at $6.24 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 33.58 million shares. If that breakout hits soon, then JCP will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $8 to its 50-day moving average at $8.45. Any high-volume move above those levels will then give JCP a chance to tag $9.17 to $9.50.

Discovery Laboratories

Discovery Laboratories (DSCO), a specialty biotechnology company, focuses on developing products for critical care patients with respiratory disease and care in pulmonary medicine. This stock closed up 1.6% to $2.51 a share in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $2.40-$2.51

52-Week Range: $1.50-$3.05

Thursday's Volume: 488,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 725,276

From a technical perspective, DSCO trended modestly higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $2.27 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has been uptrending strong over the last two months, with shares moving higher from its low of $2.07 to its recent high of $2.57. During that uptrend, shares of DSCO have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. This move has now pushed shares of DSCO within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if DSCO manages to take out some key overhead resistance levels at $2.57 to $2.64 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in DSCO as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $2.27 or above more near-term support at $2 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 725,276 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then DSCO will set up to re-test or possibly take out its 52-week high at $3.05 to some more past overhead resistance at $3.50.

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.