Stock Quotes in this Article: AMCF, CLNT, CYTX, PEIX

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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.

Cleantech Solutions

Cleantech Solutions (CLNT), through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells forged products and fabricated products to a range of clean technology customers in the People's Republic of China. This stock closed up 2% to $5.68 a share in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $5.45-$5.80

52-Week Range: $2.93-$10.85

Thursday's Volume: 72,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 103,832

From a technical perspective, CLNT trended modestly higher here right above both its 50-day moving average of $5.41 and its 200-day moving average of $5.47 with decent upside volume flows. This move is starting to push shares of CLNT within range of triggering a big breakout trade. That trade will hit if CLNT manages to take out Thursday's high of $5.80 to some more near-term overhead resistance at $6.20 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in CLNT as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $5.41 or above more support at $5.25 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 103,832 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then CLNT will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance level at $6.75. Any high-volume move above $6.75 will then give CLNT a chance to re-fill some of its previous gap-down-day zone from last November that started at $7.39.

Andatee China Marine Fuel Services

Andatee China Marine Fuel Services (AMCF), through its subsidiaries, engages in the production, storage, distribution, and trading of blended marine fuel oil for cargo and fishing vessels in the People's Republic of China. This stock closed up 1.7% to $1.73 a share in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $1.71-$1.75

52-Week Range: $0.48-$2.75

Thursday's Volume: 72,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 190,321

From a technical perspective, AMCF trended modestly higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $1.60 with lighter-than-average volume. This move is starting to push shares of AMCF within range of triggering a big breakout trade. That trade will hit if AMCF manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $1.79 to $2.20 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in AMCF as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $1.60 or above more key near-term support at $1.50 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 190,321 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then AMCF will set up to re-test or possibly take out its 52-week high at $2.75.

Pacific Ethanol

Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) produces and markets low carbon renewable fuels in the U.S. This stock closed up 3.2% to $7.70 a share in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $7.34-$7.80

52-Week Range: $2.33-$8.37

Thursday's Volume: 434,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 742,286

From a technical perspective, PEIX spiked higher here right above some near-term support around $7 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock recently formed a double bottom chart pattern at $6.23 to $6.30. Following that bottom, shares of PEIX have started to uptrend strong and move within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if PEIX manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $7.86 to its 52-week high at $8.37 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in PEIX as long as it's trending above $7 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 742,286 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then PEIX will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory above $8.37, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are its next major overhead resistance levels at $10.43 to $12.

Cytori Therapeutics

Cytori Therapeutics (CYTX), a cell therapy company, engages in developing cell therapies based on autologous adipose-derived regenerative cells to treat cardiovascular diseases and other medical conditions. This stock closed up 8% to $2.94 a share in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $2.67-$2.99

52-Week Range: $2.00-$3.93

Thursday's Volume: 672,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 559,648

From a technical perspective, CYTX exploded higher here right off its 50-day moving average of $2.66 with above-average volume. This move pushed shares of CYTX into breakout territory, since the stock took out some near-term overhead resistance at $2.76. Shares of CYTX are now quickly moving within range of triggering an even bigger breakout trade. That trade will hit if CYTX manages to take out Thursday's high of $2.99 to some more key overhead resistance at $3.18 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in CYTX as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $2.66 or its 200-day at $2.50 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 559,648 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then CYTX will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance level at its 52-week high of $3.93.

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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.