Stock Quotes in this Article: HIMX, DQ, ENPH, 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.

Daqo New Energy

Daqo New Energy (DQ) is a polysilicon manufacturer based in China. This stock closed up 6.9% to $10 in Wednesday's trading session.

Wednesday's Range: $9.38-$10.30

52-Week Range: $3.40-$16.70

Wednesday's Volume: 38,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 55,939

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From a technical perspective, DQ bounced sharply higher here right off its 50-day moving average of $9.43 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has been uptrending for the last month, with shares moving higher from its low of $8.25 to its recent high of $10.35. During that move, shares of DQ have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of DQ within range of triggering a big breakout trade. That trade will hit if DQ manages to take out Wednesday's high of $10.30 and then once it clears some more near-term overhead resistance at $10.35 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in DQ as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $9.43 or above more near-term support at $9.02 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 55,939 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then DQ will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $11 to $11.94. Any high-volume move above $11.94 will then give DQ a chance to tag $13.

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 closed up 7.1% to $8.50 in Wednesday's trading session.

Wednesday's Range: $7.95-$8.59

52-Week Range: $4.01-$11.21

Wednesday's Volume: 117,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 58,130

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From a technical perspective, CLIR spiked sharply higher here back above its 50-day moving average of $8.45 with above-average volume. This move is starting to push shares of CLIR within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if CLIR manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $8.61 to $9.19 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in CLIR as long as it's trending above some key near-term support at $7.58 or $7.50 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 58,130 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then CLIR will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $9.93 to $10.09. Any high-volume move above those levels will then give CLIR a chance to tag its 52-week high at $11.21.

Enphase Energy

Enphase Energy (ENPH) provides new inverter technology for the solar industry that increases energy production, simplifies design and installation, improves system uptime and reliability, and reduces fire safety risk.. This stock closed up 5.6% to $6.98 in Wednesday's trading session.

Wednesday's Range: $6.64-$7.10

52-Week Range: $1.92-$10.00

Wednesday's Volume: 348,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 325,695

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From a technical perspective, ENPH trended notably higher here back above its 50-day moving average of $6.95 with above-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of ENPH within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if ENPH manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance at $7.33 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in ENPH as long as it's trending above some key near-term support levels at $6.50 or at $6.16 and then once it sustains a move or close above $7.33 with volume that hits near or above 325,695 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then ENPH will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance level at $8.38. Any high-volume move above $8.38 will then give ENPH a chance to tag its next major overhead resistance levels at $9.74 to its 52-week high at $10.

Himax Technologies

Himax Technologies (HIMX) designs, develops and markets semiconductors that are critical components of flat panel displays. This stock closed up 13.4% to $7.35 in Wednesday's trading session.

Wednesday's Range: $6.64-$7.58

52-Week Range: $1.72-$8.19

Wednesday's Volume: 28.02 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 6.67 million

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From a technical perspective, HIMX spiked sharply higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $6.07 with monster upside volume. This move pushed shares of HIMX into breakout territory, since the stock took out some near-term overhead resistance at $7.15. Shares of HIMX are now starting to move within range of triggering another big breakout trade. That trade will hit if HIMX manages to take out some key overhead resistance levels at $7.81 to $7.85 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in HIMX as long as it's trending above $7.15 or above Wednesday's low of $6.64 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 6.67 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then HIMX will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory above $8.19, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $10 to $12.

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 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.