Stock Quotes in this Article: FHCO, OSUR, PRPH, BXE

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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.

ProPhase

ProPhase (PRPH) engages in the manufacture, marketing and distribution of homeopathic and health products to the general public. This stock closed up 6.3% to $2.01 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $1.88-$2.10

52-Week Range: $1.41-$2.98

Thursday's Volume: 75,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 80,112

From a technical perspective, PRPH spiked higher here back above its 50-day moving average of $1.92 with decent upside volume. This move is starting to push shares of PRPH within range of triggering a big breakout trade. That trade will hit if PRPH manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $2.10 to $2.20 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in PRPH as long as it's trending above Thursday's low of $1.88 or above its 200-day at $1.76 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 80,112 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then PRPH will set up to re-test or possibly take out its 52-week high at $2.98.

OraSure Technologies

OraSure Technologies (OSUR), together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures and markets oral fluid diagnostic products and specimen collection devices using its proprietary oral fluid technologies. This stock closed up 4.2% to $8.16 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $7.68-$8.17

52-Week Range: $3.75-$8.60

Thursday's Volume: 642,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 643,088

From a technical perspective, OSUR bounced sharply higher here right above some near-term support levels at $7.50 to $7.25 with decent upside volume. This move pushed shares of OSUR into breakout territory, since the stock traded above some near-term overhead resistance at $8.15. Shares of OSUR are now starting to move within range of triggering another breakout trade. That trade will hit if OSUR manages to take out Thursday's high of $8.17 to its 52-week high of $8.60 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in OSUR as long as it's trending above near-term support at $7.50 or at $7.25 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 643,088 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then OSUR will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $10 to $11.50.

Female Health Company

Female Health Company (FHCO) manufactures, markets and distributes consumer health care products. This stock closed up 1.3% to $7.32 a share in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $7.20-$7.35

52-Week Range: $5.25-$8.39

Thursday's Volume: 105,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 98,144

From a technical perspective, FHCO bounced modestly higher here right off its 50-day moving average of $7.20 with above-average volume. This stock recently formed a triple bottom chart pattern, after shares found buying interest at $6.73, $6.75 and $6.65. Following that bottom shares of FHCO have started to uptrend and flirt with a breakout above some near-term overhead resistance at $7.33. Market players should now look for a continuation move higher in the short-term if FHCO manages to take out Thursday's high of $7.35 with strong volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in FHOC as long as it's trending above some near-term support at $7 and then once it sustains a move or close above $7.35 with volume that hits near or above 98,144 shares. If that move starts soon, then FHOC will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $8 to its 200-day moving average of $8.59.

Bellatrix Exploration

Bellatrix Exploration (BXE) is engaged in the exploration for and the acquisition, development and production of oil and natural gas reserves in Canada. This stock closed up 1.7% to $8.09 a share in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $7.97-$8.09

52-Week Range: $4.55-$8.43

Thursday's Volume: 254,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 149,959

From a technical perspective, BXE spiked modestly higher here with above-average volume. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last four months, with shares moving higher from its low of $6.38 to its recent high of $8.20. During that uptrend, shares of BXE have been making mostly higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. This spike higher on Thursday is now starting to push shares of BXE within range of triggering a big breakout trade. That trade will hit if BXE manages to take out some key overhead resistance levels at $8.20 to its 52-week high at $8.43 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in BXE as long as it's trending above its 50-day moving average of $7.59 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 149,959 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then BXE will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $9 to $10, or even $11.

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.