Stock Quotes in this Article: MXWL, YGE, IQNT, GTAT

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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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GT Advanced Technologies

GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) is a technology company with innovative crystal growth equipment and solutions for solar, LED and electronics industries. This stock is trading up 10.6% to $3.64 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $3.33-$3.65
52-Week Range: $2.61-$7.33
Volume: 3.77 million
Three-Month Average Volume: 3.18 million

From a technical perspective, GTAT is soaring higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $3.14 with above-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of GTAT within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if GTAT manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $3.84 to $3.94 and then once it clears its 200-day at $4.14 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in GTAT as long as it’s trending above today’s low of $3.33 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 3.18 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then GTAT will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at 4.65 to $5.27.

Maxwell Technologies

Maxwell Technologies (MXWL) develops, manufactures and markets energy storage and power delivery products for transportation, industrial telecommunications and other applications and microelectronic products for space and satellite applications. This stock is trading up 7.8% to $5.64 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $5.25-$5.70

52-Week Range: $4.90-$16.44

Volume: 288,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 438,138

From a technical perspective, MXWL is soaring higher here right above some near-term support at $5 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has recently put in a triple bottom chart pattern at $4.92, $4.90 to $5, and now shares are starting to break out above some near-term overhead resistance at $5.50. At last check, shares of MEXL have hit an intraday high of $5.66 and volume is a bit below its three-month average action of 438.138 shares.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in MXWL as long as it’s trending above today’s low of $5.25 or above that key breakout level of $5.50 with strong upside volume flows. I would consider any upside volume day that registers near or above its three-month average action of 438,138 shares as bullish. If MXWL can maintain that trend, then this stock will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $6 to $6.50. Any high-volume move above $6.50 will then put its 50-day at $7.22 or its 200-day at $7.58 into range for shares of MXWL.

Neutral Tandem

Neutral Tandem (IQNT) is a full-scale network solutions provider, offering intelligent networking to solve challenging interconnection and interoperability issues on a global scale. This stock is trading up 7.6% to $3.12 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $2.87-$3.13

52-Week Range: $2.10-$14.15

Volume: 258,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 724,079

From a technical perspective, IQNT is ripping higher here right above some near-term support at $2.80 with lighter-than-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of IQNT within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if IQNT manages to clear its 50-day moving average at $3.28 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in IQNT as long as it’s trending above that near-term support level of $2.80, and then once it sustains a move or close above its 50-day at $3.28 with volume that hits near or above 724,079 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then IQNT will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $3.50 to $3.81.

Yingli Green Energy

Yingli Green Energy (YGE) is mainly engaged in the design, development, marketing, manufacturing and installation and sale of photovoltaic products in the People's Republic of China and overseas markets. This stock is trading up 11.6% to $2.25 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $2.01-$2.31

52-Week Range: $1.25-$4.12

Volume: 2.84 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 2.30 million

From a technical perspective, YGE is ripping higher here back above its 200-day moving average at $2.15 with heavy upside volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of YGE within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if YGE manages to take out its 50-day moving average at $2.39 and then once it clears more overhead resistance levels at $2.45 to $2.65 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in YGE as long as it’s trending above its 200-day at $2.15, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 2.30 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then YGE will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $3.20 to $3.63.

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.