Stock Quotes in this Article: BTH, PRGN, RAD, VRS

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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.

Blyth

Blyth (BTH) operates as a direct to consumer marketing company in North America, Europe and Australia. This stock closed up 5.3% to $9.60 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $9.08-$9.65

52-Week Range: $8.62-$19.98

Thursday's Volume: 161,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 176,326

From a technical perspective, BTH spiked notably higher here right above its 52-week low of $8.62 with decent upside volume. This stock has been downtrending badly for the last three months, with shares falling from its high of $17.17 to its recent low of $8.62. During that drop, shares of BTH have been consistently making lower highs and lower lows, which is bearish technical price action. That said, shares of BTH might be setting up to reverse its recent downtrend and enter trigger a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if BTH manages to take out Thursday's high of $9.65 to some more near-term overhead resistance levels at $9.97 to $10.14 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in BTH as long as it's trending above $9 or above its 52-week low at $8.62 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 176,326 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then BTH will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at its 50-day moving average of $11.06 to its 200-day moving average at $12.61.

Verso Paper

Verso Paper (VRS) engages in the production and sale of coated papers in the U.S. This stock closed up 12.8% to $2.99 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $2.51-$3.15

52-Week Range: $0.15-$5.55

Thursday's Volume: 561,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 577,195

From a technical perspective, VRS skyrocketed sharply higher here with decent upside volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of VRS within range of triggering a big breakout trade. That trade will hit if VRS manages to take out Thursday's high of $3.15 to some more near-term overhead resistance at $3.40 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in VRS as long as it's trending above Thursday's low of $2.51 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 577,195 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then VRS will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $4 to $4.56. Any high-volume move above those levels will then give VRS a chance to re-test its 52-week high at $5.55.

Paragon Shipping

Paragon Shipping (PRGN) provides shipping transportation services worldwide. This stock closed up 10.6% to $6.97 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $6.31-$6.97

52-Week Range: $2.65-$9.40

Thursday's Volume: 259,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 245,734

From a technical perspective, PRGN ripped sharply higher here right off its 50-day moving average of $6.42 with above-average volume. This move is starting to push shares of PRGN within range of triggering a big breakout trade. That trade will hit if PRGN manages to take out Thursday's high of $6.97 to some more near-term overhead resistance levels at $7.52 to $7.77 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in PRGN as long as it's trending above Thursday's low of $6.31 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 245,734 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then PRGN will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $9 to its 52-week high at $9.40.

Rite Aid

Rite Aid (RAD), through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail drugstores in the U.S. This stock closed up 5.7% to $5.67 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $5.44-$5.67

52-Week Range: $1.52-$6.15

Thursday's Volume: 19.89 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 25.98 million

From a technical perspective, RAD spiked sharply higher here right off its 50-day moving average of $5.52 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has been consolidating and trending sideways for the last four months, with shares moving between $4.51 on the downside and $6.15 on the upside. Shares of RAD are now starting to trend higher and move within range of triggering a big breakout trade above the upper-end of its recent sideways trading chart pattern. That breakout will hit if RAD manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $5.96 to its 52-week high at $6.15 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in RAD as long as it's trending above some key support levels at $5.26 or at $5 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 25.98 million shares. If that breakout hits soon, then RAD will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $7 to $8.

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.