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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.

dELiA*s

dELiA*s (DLIA) operates as a multi-channel retail company, primarily marketing to teenage girls in the U.S. This stock closed up 4.9% to 85 cents per share in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $0.80-$0.88

52-Week Range: $0.60-$1.83

Thursday's Volume: 560,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 1.10 million

From a technical perspective, DLIA bounced higher here with lighter-than-average volume. This move briefly pushed shares of DLIA into breakout territory, since the stock flirted with some near-term overhead resistance at 86 cents per share. Market players should now look for a continuation move higher in the short-term if DLIA manages to take out Thursday's high of 88 cents per share to its 50-day moving average at 93 cents per share with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in DLIA as long as it's trending above 80 cents or above 75 cents per share and then once it sustains a move or close above 88 to 93 cents per share with volume that hits near or above 1.10 million shares. If we get that move soon, then DLIA will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance level at 97 cents per share. Any high-volume move above that level will then give DLIA a chance to tag its 200-day moving average at $1.10.

Gevo

Gevo (GEVO) a renewable chemicals and biofuels company, focuses primarily on the production and sale of isobutanol and related products from renewable feedstocks. This stock closed up 5.5% to $1.15 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $1.08-$1.20

52-Week Range: $0.73-$2.32

Thursday's Volume: 2.15 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 1.40 million

From a technical perspective, GEVO ripped higher here with above-average volume. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last few weeks, with shares moving higher from its low of 73 cents per share to its recent high of $1.34. During that uptrend, shares of GEVO have been making mostly higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. Market players should now look for a continuation move to the upside in the short-term if GEVO manages to take out Thursday's high of $1.20 to its 50-day moving average of $1.24 with strong volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in GEVO as long as it's trending above some near-term support around $1.05 or at 98 cents per share and then once it sustains a move or close above $1.20 to $1.24 with volume that hits near or above 1.40 million shares. If that move kicks off soon, then GEVO will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $1.34 to $1.36. Any high-volume move above those levels will then give GEVO a chance to tag $1.50 to $1.55, or even $1.70.

Joe's Jeans

Joe's Jeans (JOEZ) designs, develops and markets apparel products in the U.S. This stock closed up 1.9% to $1.07 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $1.05-$1.10

52-Week Range: $1.02-$1.97

Thursday's Volume: 601,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 551,339

From a technical perspective, JOEZ bounced modestly higher here right above some near-term support levels at $1.05 to $1.02 with slightly above-average volume. This stock has been downtrending badly over the last two months, with shares falling sharply from its high of $1.55 to its 52-week low of $1.02. During that move, shares of JOEZ have been making mostly lower highs and lower lows, which is bearish technical price action. That said, shares of JOEZ might bet setting up for a trend reversal here to bullish from bearish as it starts to come off its lows with decent volume. Market players should now look for a continuation move to the upside in the short-term if JOEZ manages to take out Thursday's high of $1.11 to more resistance at $1.15 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in JOEZ as long as it's trending above its 52-week low at $1.02 and then once it sustains a move or close above $1.11 to $1.15 with volume that hits near or above 551,339 shares. If that move materializes soon, then JOEZ will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at its 200-day moving average of $1.20 to its 50-day moving average at $1.25. Any high-volume move above those levels and then above $1.27 will give JOEZ a chance to trend north of $1.30.

China Techfaith Wireless Communications Technology

China Techfaith Wireless Communications Technology (CNTF) engages in the original design, development and sale of handsets. This stock closed up 9.4% to $1.91 a share in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $1.71-$1.91

52-Week Range: $0.95-$3.01

Thursday's Volume: 283,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 418,360

From a technical perspective, CNTF skyrocketed higher here right above its 200-day moving average of $1.60 with lighter-than-average volume. This move pushed shares of CNTF into breakout territory, since the stock took out some near-term overhead resistance at $1.87. Market players should now look for a continuation move higher in the short-term if CNTF manages to take out Thursday's high of $1.91 to some more key near-term overhead resistance levels at $2.04 to $2.05 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in CNTF as long as it's trending above near-term support at $1.70 or above its 200-day at $1.60 and then once it sustains a move or close above $1.91 to $2.05 with volume that hits near or above 418,360 shares. If that move starts soon, then CNTF will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $2.30 to $2.40. Any high-volume move above $2.40 will then give CNTF a chance re-fill some of its previous gap-down-day zone from March that started near $3.

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.