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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.

Five9

Five9 (FIVN), together with its subsidiaries, provides cloud software for contact centers in the U.S. and internationally. This stock closed up 5.9% to $7.80 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $7.16-$7.85

52-Week Range: $6.84-$9.35

Tuesday's Volume: 151,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 1.05 million

From a technical perspective, FIVN spiked sharply higher here with lighter-than-average volume. This stock IPOed recently and the stock hit an intraday high of close to $9.35 on its opening day and a low near $7.20. Shares of FIVN broke that low recently and traded near $6.80, but the stock has now started to recover and trend higher towards its intraday high today of $7.85. Market players should now look for a continuation move higher in the short-term if FIVN manages to take out Tuesday's intraday high of $7.85 with strong volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in FIVN as long as it's trending above Tuesday's low of $7.16 or above more support near $6.80 and then once it sustains a move or close above $7.85 with volume that hits near or above 1.05 million shares. If we get that move soon, then FIVN will set up to re-test or possibly take out its all-time high at $9.35.

BioFuel Energy

BioFuel Energy (BIOF) produces and sells ethanol and its co-products (primarily distillers grain and corn oil), through two ethanol production facilities located in Nebraska and Minnesota. This stock closed up 9.8% to $5.68 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $5.10-$5.74

52-Week Range: $1.13-$7.80

Tuesday's Volume: 520,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 935,539

From a technical perspective, BIOF spiked sharply higher here right off some key near-term support at $5.09 with lighter-than-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of BIOF within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if BIOF manages to take out Tuesday's high of $5.74 to some more near-term overhead resistance levels at $6.20 to $6.33 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in BIOF as long as it's trending above Tuesday's low of $5.10 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 935,539 shares. If that breakout starts soon, then BIOF will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $7.50 to its 52-week high at $7.80.

Clean Energy Fuels

Clean Energy Fuels (CLNE) provides natural gas as an alternative fuel for vehicle fleets. It designs, builds, operates and maintains fueling stations. This stock closed up 2.1% to $9.05 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $8.75-$9.08

52-Week Range: $8.27-$14.48

Tuesday's Volume: 1.13 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 1.71 million

From a technical perspective, CLNE spiked notably higher here with decent upside volume. This stock has started to form a major bottoming chart pattern, with shares finding buying interest over the last month and change at $8.27, $8.46 and $8.57. Shares of CLNE have now started to spike higher off those levels and it's now moving within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if CLNE manages to take out its 50-day moving average at $9.30 to some more near-term overhead resistance levels at $9.31 to $9.62 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in CLNE as long as it's trending above those major bottom support levels and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 1.71 million shares. If that breakout kicks off soon, then CLNE will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $9.90 to $10.16. Any high-volume move above those levels will then give CLNE a chance to tag $11 to $11.50.

Triangle Petroleum

Triangle Petroleum (TPLM) engages in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of unconventional shale oil and natural gas resources in the Bakken Shale and Three Forks formations in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana. This stock closed up 5.5% to $8.82 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $8.29-$8.89

52-Week Range: $4.85-$11.66

Thursday's Volume: 2.19 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 1.31 million

From a technical perspective, TPLM soared higher here off its 50-day moving average of $8.26 and back above its 200-day moving average of $8.65 with strong upside volume flows. This move is starting to push shares of TPLM within range of triggering a big breakout trade. That trade will hit if TPLM manages to take out Tuesday's high of $8.89 and then once it clears more key overhead resistance levels at $9.29 to $9.40 with strong volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in TPLM as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $8.26 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 1.31 million shares. If that breakout hits soon, then TPLM will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $10.50 to its 52-week high at $11.66.

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.