Stock Quotes in this Article: AMD, IPCI, SKBI, ZA

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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.

Skystar Bio Pharmaceutical

Skystar Bio Pharmaceuticals (SKBI), through its subsidiaries, engages in the research, development, production, marketing, and sale of veterinary healthcare and medical care products in the People's Republic of China. This stock closed up 7.5% to $6.94 a share in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $6.31-$6.99

52-Week Range: $1.00-$7.00

Thursday's Volume: 115,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 66,990

From a technical perspective, SKBI surged sharply higher here with above-average volume. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last three months, with shares moving higher from its low of $3.50 to its recent high of $7 a share. During that uptrend, shares of SKBI have been making mostly higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. This sharp spike higher on Thursday is quickly pushing shares of SKBI within range of triggering a big breakout trade. That trade will hit if SKBI manages to take its 52-week high at $7 with strong volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in SKBI as long as it's trending above Thursday's low of $6.13 or above $6 and then once it sustains a move or close above its 52-week high at $7 with volume that hits near or above 66,990 shares. If that breakout materializes soon, then SKBI will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that move are $9 to $10.

Advanced Micro Devices

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) operates as a semiconductor company worldwide. This stock closed up 1.7% to $4.05 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $3.90-$4.05

52-Week Range: $2.26-$4.65

Thursday's Volume: 23.57 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 24.49 million

From a technical perspective, AMD spiked modestly higher here with decent upside volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of AMD within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if AMD manages to take out Thursday's high of $4.05 to some more near-term overhead resistance at $4.06 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in AMD as long as it's trending above its 200-day moving average of $3.75 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 24.49 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then AMD will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $4.40 to its 52-week high $4.65. Any high-volume move or close above those levels will then give AMD a chance to tag $5 to $5.50.

Zuoan Fashion

Zuoan Fashion (ZA) engages in the design, manufacture, and distribution of fashion casual menswear. This stock closed up 9.6% to $2.28 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $2.06-$2.33

52-Week Range: $1.66-$3.62

Thursday's Volume: 438,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 213,363

From a technical perspective, ZA ripped sharply higher here back above its 200-day moving average of $2.19 with above-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of ZA within range of triggering a big breakout trade. That trade will hit if ZA manages to take out Thursday's high of $2.33 to some more near-term overhead resistance at $2.37 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in ZA as long as it's trending above Thursday's low of $2.06 or above its 50-day at $1.89 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that registers near or above 213,363 shares. If that breakout kicks off soon, then ZA will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $3 to $3.20, or even its 52-week high at $3.62.

IntelliPharmaCeutics International

IntelliPharmaCeutics International (IPCI), a pharmaceutical company, researches, develops, and manufactures novel and generic controlled and targeted release oral solid dosage drugs in Canada. This stock closed up 9.1% to $4.79 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $4.34-$4.83

52-Week Range: $1.50-$6.46

Thursday's Volume: 1.41 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 636,717

From a technical perspective, IPCI spiked sharply higher here with strong upside volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of IPCI within range of triggering a big breakout trade. That trade will hit if IPCI manages to take out Thursday's high of $4.83 to some more near-term overhead resistance at $4.98 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in IPCI as long as it's trending above Thursday's low $4.34 or above more support at $4.12 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 636,717 shares. If breakout materializes soon, then IPCI will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at its 52-week high of $6.46.

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-- 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.