Stock Quotes in this Article: AACC, CYCC, RMBS, EOX

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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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Emerald Oil

Emerald Oil (EOX), an exploration and production company focused primarily on acquiring acreage and developing wells in prospective shale oil plays in the continental U.S., is trading up 5.1% to $5.75 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $5.49-$5.78

52-Week Range: $3.90-$25.20

Volume: 89,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 183,635

From a technical perspective, EOX is ripping higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $5.16 with lighter-than-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of EOX within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if EOX takes out some near-term overhead resistance at $6.27 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in EOX as long as it’s trending above its 50-day at $5.16 and then once it sustains a move or close above $6.27 with volume that hits near or above 183,635 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then EOX will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $7.50 to $8. Any move above $8 will then put its 200-day moving average of $8.94 into range for shares of EOX.

Asset Acceptance Capital

Asset Acceptance Capital (AACC) is engaged in the purchase and collection of defaulted and charged-off accounts receivable portfolios. This stock is trading up 3.2% to $5.10 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $4.92-$5.24

52-Week Range: $3.97-$8.16

Volume: 13,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 35,063

From a technical perspective, AACC is trending higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $4.69 with lighter-than-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of AACC within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if AACC manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance at $5.19 with high volume. At last check, AACC has hit an intraday high of $5.25 and volume is well below its three-month average action of 35,063 shares.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in AACC as long as it’s trending above its 50-day at $4.69 and then once it sustains a move or close above $5.19 with volume that hits near or above 35,063 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then AACC will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at its 200-day of $5.90 to $6.03. Any high-volume move above $6.03 will then put $6.70 to $7.25 into range for shares of AACC.

Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals

Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals (CYCC) is a development-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development and commercialization of novel, mechanism-targeted drugs to treat human cancers and other serious diseases. This stock is trading up 8.5% to $5.82 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $5.15-$5.86

52-Week Range: $2.73-$8.18

Volume: 398,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 322,805

From a technical perspective, CYCC is soaring higher here back above its 50-day moving average of $5.68 with above-average volume. This move is coming after shares of CYCC recently dropped from its high of $8.18 to its recent low of $5.01. Shares of CYCC are now quickly moving within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if CYCC manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $6.35 to $6.50 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in CYCC as long as it’s trending above today’s low of $5.15 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 322,805 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then CYCC will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $7.50 to $8.18.

Rambus

Rambus (RMBS) is a technology licensing company that’s focused on the design, development and licensing of chip interface technologies and architectures that are foundational to nearly all digital electronics products. This stock is trading up 8.2% to $5.53 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $5.20-$5.66

52-Week Range: $3.78-$8.59

Volume: 1.40 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 559,145

From a technical perspective, RMBS is skyrocketing here right off some near-term support at $5.20 with monster upside volume. This move has started to push RMBS into breakout territory, since the stock has cleared some near-term overhead resistance levels at $5.25 to $5.34. Shares of RMBS are now quickly moving within range of triggering another major breakout trade. That trade will hit once RMBS clears some past overhead resistance levels at $5.69 to $6.10 and then once it clears more resistance at $6.18 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in RMBS as long as it’s trending above those first tier breakout levels at $5.25 to $5.34, and then once it sustains a move or close above those second tier breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 559,145 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then RMBS will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $6.96 to $8.

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.