Stock Quotes in this Article: ART, FVE, SPRT, AUMN

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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.

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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.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at a several stocks under $10 that are making large moves to the upside today.

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Golden Minerals

Golden Minerals (AUMN), a precious metals producer, is primarily engaged in the operation and further development of Velardea gold, silver and base metals mines in the State of Durango, Mexico, and silver exploration property in Salta, Argentina. This stock is trading up 4.5% to $4.82 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $4.66-$4.87

52-Week Range: $3.24-$10.60

Volume: 202,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 332,777

From a technical perspective, AUMN is spiking higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $4.29 with lighter volume. This move is quickly pushing AUMN within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if AUMN manages to take out its 200-day at $4.94 and then some more overhead resistance at $4.97 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in AUMN as long as it’s trending above its 50-day at $4.29, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 332,777 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then AUMN will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels $5.50 to $6. Any high-volume move above those levels will then put $6.15 to $7.22 into range for shares of AUMN.

Artio Global Investors

Artio Global Investors (ART) is an asset management company that provides investment management services to institutional and mutual fund clients. This stock is trading up 2.9% to $2.07 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $1.98-$2.11

52-Week Range: $1.72-$5.26

Volume: 130,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 216,677

From a technical perspective, ART is spiking higher here right above some near-term support at $1.91 to $1.88 with decent volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of ART within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if ART manages to take out its 50-day moving average of $2.09 and then more overhead resistance at $2.11 with high volume. At last check, ART has hit an intraday high of $2.11 and volume is just a bit below its three-month average action of 216,677 shares.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in ART as long as it’s trending above $1.88, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 216,677 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then ART will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $2.44 to $2.70. It’s even possible for ART to tag its 200-day moving average of $2.93 off that breakout.

Support.com

Support.com (SPRT), a provider of online care for the digital home and small business, is trading up 5.3% to $4.37 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $4.12-$4.44

52-Week Range: $2.10-$4.95

Volume: 80,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 191,564

From a technical perspective, SPRT is ripping higher here right above some near-term support at $4 with lighter volume. This stock has been trending sideways for the last two months, with shares moving between $3.91 on the downside and $4.58 on the upside. Shares of SPRT are now moving within range of triggering a breakout trade above the upper-end of its recent sideways trading pattern. That breakout will hit if SPRT manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance at $4.58 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in SPRT as long as it’s trending above some near-term support at $4, and then once it sustains a move or close above $4.58 with volume that hits near or above 191,564 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then SPRT will set up to re-test or possibly take out its 52-week high at $4.95. Any high-volume move above $4.95 will then put $5.50 to $6 into focus for shares of SPRT.

Five Star Quality Care

Five Star Quality Care (FVE), which operates senior living communities, is trading up 4.6% to $5.74 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $5.47-$5.80

52-Week Range: $2.98-$5.98

Volume: 268,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 313,193

From a technical perspective, FVE is ripping higher here right above some near-term support at $5.20 and right above its 50-day moving average at $5.02 with decent volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of FVE within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if FVE manages to take out its 52-week high at $5.98 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in FVE as long as it’s trending its 50-day at $5.02, and then once it sustains a move or close above $5.98 with volume that hits near or above 313,193 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then FVE will set up to enter new 52-week high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $6.15 to $7 in the near future.

To see more stocks that are making notable moves higher today, check out the Stocks Under $10 Moving Higher portfolio on Stockpickr.

-- Written by Roberto Pedone in Winderemere, Fla.


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At the time of publication, author had no positions in stocks mentioned.

Roberto Pedone, based out of Windermere, Fla., 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.