Stock Quotes in this Article: BWEN, ZLC, SKUL, CLIR

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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 today.

Broadwind Energy

Broadwind Energy (BWEN) is engaged in providing products and services to energy, mining and infrastructure sector customers with significant presence within U.S. wind industry. This stock is trading up 4.4% to $4.98 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $4.73-$5.08

52-Week Range: $1.70-$6.00

Volume: 121,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 60,108

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From a technical perspective, BWEN is bouncing higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $4.45 with above-average volume. This move has started to push shares of BWEN into breakout territory, since the stock is flirting with some near-term overhead resistance levels at $4.90 to $5.05. At last check, BWEN has hit an intraday high of $5.08 and volume is twice its three-month average daily volume of 60,108 shares. Shares of BWEN are now quickly moving within range of triggering an even bigger breakout trade. That trade will hit if BWEN manages to take out some more overhead resistance levels at $5.53 to its 52-week high at $6 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in BWEN as long as it's trending above today's low of $4.73 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 60,108 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then BWEN will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory above $6, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $7.50 to $8.50.

ClearSign Combustion

ClearSign Combustion (CLIR) designs, develops and markets technologies that aim to improve key performance characteristics of combustion systems including energy efficiency, emissions control, fuel flexibility and overall cost effectiveness. This stock is trading up 4.5% to $9.51 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $9.21-$9.76

52-Week Range: $4.01-$11.21

Volume: 65,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 99,562

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From a technical perspective, CLIR is spiking sharply higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $8.79 with decent upside volume. This stock has been uptrending for the last few weeks, with shares moving higher from its low of $7.65 to its intraday high of $9.81. During that move, shares of CLIR have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has started to push shares of CLIR within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if CLR manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance at $10.09 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in CLIR as long as it's trending above $9.25 or above its 50-day at $8.79 and then once it sustains a move or close above $10.09 with volume that hits near or above 99,562 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then CLIR will set up to re-test or possibly take out its all-time high at $11.21 a share. Any high-volume move above that level will then give CLIR a chance to trend north of $12.

Skullcandy

Skullcandy (SKUL) designs, markets and distributes audio and gaming headphones and other accessory related products under the brands such as Skullcandy, Astro Gaming and 2XL by Skullcandy. This stock is trading up 2.9% to $5.64 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $5.48-$5.73

52-Week Range: $4.80-$16.75

Volume: 320,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 405,778

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From a technical perspective, SKUL is spiking notably higher here right off its 50-day moving average of $5.48 with decent upside volume. This move has started to push shares of SKUL into breakout territory, since the stock has cleared some near-term overhead resistance at $5.61. Shares of SKUL are now quickly moving within range of triggering an even bigger breakout trade. That trade will hit if SKUL manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $5.85 to $5.98 and then once it takes out more past resistance at $6.10 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in SKUL as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $5.48 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 405,778 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then SKUL will set up to re-fill some of its previous gap down zone from March that started near $7. Any high-volume move above $7 will then give SKUL a chance to tag its next major overhead resistance levels at $7.40 to $8.

Zale

Zale (ZLC) is a specialty retailer of fine jewelry in North America. This stock is trading up 7.2% to $9.49 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $8.90-$9.57

52-Week Range: $2.52-$9.85

Volume: 642,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 884,705

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From a technical perspective, ZLC is ripping higher here right above some near-term support at $8.44 with decent upside volume. This move has started to push shares of ZLC into breakout territory, since the stock has taken out some near-term overhead resistance at $9.30. Shares of ZLC are now quickly moving within range of triggering another major breakout trade. That trade will hit if ZLC manages to clear its 52-week high at $9.85 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in ZLC as long as it's trending above $8.44 or above $9.30 and then once it sustains a move or close above its 52-week high at $9.85 with volume that hits near or above 884,705 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then ZLC will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $12 to $14.

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 Madison, Wis. 

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

Roberto Pedone, based out of Madison, 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.