Stock Quotes in this Article: ETRM, OXF, AMRS, ZNGA

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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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Amyris

Amyris (AMRS) is a renewable products company that provides alternatives to petroleum sourced products used in transportation fuel markets and chemicals. It is also sells ethanol and ethanol blended gasoline. This stock is trading up 1.6% to $3.09 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $3.02-$3.14

52-Week Range: $1.76-$4.56

Volume: 154,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 279,487

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From a technical perspective, AMRS is flirting with hits 200-day moving average here at $3.10 with lighter-than-average volume. This move is coming after AMRS recently bounced right off its 50-day at $2.90. Shares of AMRS are now quickly moving within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if AMRS manages to clear its 200-day at $3.10 and then once it breaks out above some near-term overhead resistance levels at $3.20 to $3.31 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in AMRS as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $2.90 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 279,487 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then AMRS will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $3.66 to $3.85. Any high-volume move above $3.85 will then put its next major overhead resistance levels at $4.15 to $4.50 into range for shares of AMRS.

Zynga

Zynga (ZNGA) operates as a social game developer with 232 million average MAUs in 166 countries. This stock is trading up 4.1% to $3.54 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $3.38-$3.59

52-Week Range: $2.09-$7.34

Volume: 16.77 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 30.32 million

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From a technical perspective, ZNGA is bouncing higher here right off its 50-day moving average of $3.35 with lighter-than-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of ZNGA within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if ZNGA manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance at $3.63 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in ZNGA as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $3.35 or above some key near-term support at $3.20 and then once it sustains a move or close above $3.63 with volume that hits near or above 30.32 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then ZNGA will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $4.03. Any high-volume move above $4.03 will then give ZNGA a chance to re-fill some of its previous gap down zone from last July that started above $5.

Oxford Resource Partners

Oxford Resource Partners (OXF), through its subsidiaries, produces and sells steam coal and surface minded coal in the U.S. This stock is trading up 3.5% to $3.36 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $3.25-$3.39

52-Week Range: $2.11-$11.75

Volume: 52,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 77,305

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From a technical perspective, OXF is trending higher here with decent upside volume. This stock has been uptrending for the last two months, with shares moving higher from its low of $2.25 to its recent high of $3.45. During that move, shares of OXF have been mostly making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of OXF within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade, which will hit if OXF manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance at $3.45 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in OXF as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $2.93 and then once it sustains a move or close above $3.45 with volume that hits near or above 77,305 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then OXF will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $4.28 to $4.50. Any high-volume move above $4.50 will then give OXF a chance to re-fill some of its previous gap down zone from January that started at $6.

EnteroMedics

EnteroMedics (ETRM) is a development-stage medical device company focused on the design and development of devices that use neuroblocking technology to treat obesity, its associated co-morbidities and other gastrointestinal disorders. This stock is trading up 3.9% to $1.06 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $1.01-$1.08

52-Week Range: $0.81-$4.40

Volume: 387,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 564,282

From a technical perspective, ETRM is bouncing higher here right off some near-term support at 99 cents with decent upside volume. This stock recently gapped up sharply from 85 cents to its recent high of $1.14 with heavy upside volume. That move is now starting to push shares of ETRM within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if ETRM manages to take out some key overhead resistance levels at $1.14 to $1.18 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in ETRM as long as it's trending above some key near-term support levels at 99 cents or 96 cents and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 564,282 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then ETRM will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance level at $1.33. Any high-volume move above $1.33 will then give ETRM a chance to re-fill some of its previous gap down zone from February that started at $3. Some possible upside targets if ETRM gets into that gap with volume are $1.80 to $2.

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.