Stock Quotes in this Article: ASTI, CUR, OXF, RITT

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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.

Ascent Solar Technologies (ASTI), a development stage company, designs and manufactures photovoltaic integrated consumer electronics and portable power applications for commercial and military users. This stock closed up 6.7% to 74 cents per share in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $0.72-$0.83

52-Week Range: $0.49-$1.33

Tuesday's Volume: 3.59 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 589,415

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From a technical perspective, ASTI spiked sharply higher here right off its 50-day moving average of 70 cents per share with monster upside volume. This move briefly pushed shares of ASTI into breakout territory, since the stock flirted with some near-term overhead resistance levels at 79 cents per share to its 200-day moving average of 82 cents per share. Shares of ASTI closed below those levels at 74 cents per share. Market players should now look for a continuation move higher in the short-term if ASTI manages to take out Tuesday's high of 83 cents per share with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in ASTI as long as it's trending above its 50-day at 70 cents per share or above more near-term support at 68 cents per share and then once it sustains a move or close above 83 cents per share with volume that hits near or above 589,415 shares. If that move starts soon, then ASTI will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at 90 cents per share to $1, or even $1.15.

Oxford Resources Partners (OXF), through its subsidiaries, produces and sells steam coal and surface mined coal in the U.S. This stock closed up 7.9% to $1.36 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $1.25-$1.39

52-Week Range: $1.08-$3.45

Tuesday's Volume: 212,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 86,438

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From a technical perspective, OXF ripped sharply higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $1.22 with above-average volume. This move pushed shares of OXF above some stiff overhead resistance that sat just above $1.30. Market players should now look for a continuation move higher in the short-term if OXF manages to take out Tuesday's high of $1.39 with strong volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in OXF as long as it's trending above Tuesday's low of $1.25 or above its 50-day at $1.22 and then once it sustains a move or close above $1.39 with volume that hits near or above 86,438 shares. If we get that move soon, then OXF will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $1.55 to $1.69. Any high-volume move above those levels will then give OXF a chance to tag its 200-day moving average at $1.80 to more resistance at $1.90.

Neuralstem (CUR), a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of treatments for central nervous system disease based on human neural stem cells and the use of small molecule compounds. This stock closed up 2.8% to $3.67 a share in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $3.55-$3.82

52-Week Range: $1.00-$3.84

Tuesday's Volume: 1.37 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 914,917

From a technical perspective, CUR jumped higher here with right above some near-term support at $3.50 with above-average volume. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last month and change, with shares moving higher from its low of $2.76 to its recent high of $3.84. During that uptrend, shares of CUR have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. This spike on Tuesday is now quickly pushing shares of CUR within range of triggering a big breakout trade. That trade will hit if CUR manages to take out its 52-week high at $3.84 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in CUR as long as it's trending above some near-term support levels at $3.50 or at its 50-day moving average of $3.35 and then once it sustains a move or close above $3.84 with volume that hits near or above 914,917 shares. If that breakout starts soon, then CUR will set up to tag $4.50 to $5.

RiT Technologies (RITT) provides intelligent infrastructure management and indoor optical wireless technology solutions. This stock closed up 5.2% to $1.81 a share in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $1.72-$1.92

52-Week Range: $1.55-$4.88

Tuesday's Volume: 509,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 269,174

From a technical perspective, RITT spiked sharply higher here right off its 50-day moving average of $1.71 with above-average volume. This move briefly pushed shares of RITT into breakout territory, after the stock flirted with some near-term overhead resistance levels at $1.86 to $1.90. Shares of RITT tagged an intraday high of $1.93 before the stock closed at $1.81. Market players should now look for a continuation move higher in the short-term if RITT manages to take out Tuesday's high of $1.93 with strong volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in RITT as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $1.71 or above more key near-term support levels at $1.65 to $1.61 and then once it sustains a move or close above $1.93 with volume that hits near or above 269,174 shares. If that move starts soon, then RITT will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $2.18 to $2.40.

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.