Stock Quotes in this Article: AUDC, FALC, MXWL, OCZ

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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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OCZ Technology Group

OCZ Technology Group (OCZ) provides solid state drives and memory modules for computing devices and systems. This stock is trading up 8.4% to $1.42 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $1.25-$1.49

52-Week Range: $1.11-$7.67

Volume: 2.26 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 1.27 million

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From a technical perspective, OCZ is ripping higher here and breaking out above some near-term overhead resistance at $1.39 with above-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of OCZ within range of triggering another major breakout trade. That trade will hit if OCZ manages to clear its 50-day moving average at $1.52 and then once it takes out more resistance at $1.58 to $1.60 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in OCZ as long as it's trending above $1.39 or above today's low of $1.25 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 1.27 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then OCZ will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $1.90 to $2.30.

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 2.5% to $6.77 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $6.37-$6.98

52-Week Range: $4.90-$11.08

Volume: 389,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 501,529

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From a technical perspective, MXWL is bouncing higher here right above some near-term support at $6.20 with decent upside volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of MXWL within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if MXWL takes out some near-term overhead at $7.12 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in MXWL as long as it's trending above $6.20 or its 50-day at $5.86 and then once it sustains a move or close above $7.12 with volume that hits near or above 501,529 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then MXWL will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at its 200-day of $7.55 to $7.80. Any high-volume move above $7.80 will then give MXWL a chance to tag its next major overhead resistance levels at $8.50 to $9.20.

AudioCodecs

AudioCodecs (AUDC) designs, develops and sells products and services for voice and data over packet networks. Its product line includes a variety of signal processor chips, VoIP communication boards and software. This stock is trading up 2% to $4.08 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $3.89-$4.10

52-Week Range: $1.20-$4.75

Volume: 42,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 122,873

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From a technical perspective, AUDC is bouncing higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $3.78 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has uptrending strong for the last two months, with shares moving higher from its low of $3.02 to its recent high of $4.23. During that move, shares of AUDC have been mostly making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has started to push shares of AUDC within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if AUDC manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $4.18 to $4.23 and then once it clears more resistance $4.30 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in AUDC as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $3.78 or above some more support at $3.68 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 122,873 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then AUDC will set up to re-test or possibly take out its 52-week high at $4.75. Any high-volume move above $4.75 will then put its next significant overhead resistance levels at $5.75 to $6 into range for shares of AUDC.

FalconStor Software

FalconStor Software (FALC) provides data protection solutions that facilitate the continuous availability of business-critical data with speed, integrity and simplicity. This stock is trading up 3% to $1.35 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $1.31-$1.37

52-Week Range: $1.27-$2.89

Volume: 65,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 110,387

From a technical perspective, FALC is bouncing higher here right above some near-term support at $1.27 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has been downtrending badly for the last three months, with shares plunging from its high of $2.83 to its recent low of $1.27. During that move, shares of FALC have been consistently making lower highs and lower lows, which is bearish technical price action. That said, shares of FALC have now moved into oversold territory, since its current relative strength index reading is 31.86. Oversold can always get more oversold, but shares of FALC are now starting to rebound and move within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if FALC manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $1.40 to $1.50 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in FALC as long as it's trending above its 52-week low of $1.27 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 110,387 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then FALC could experience a powerful oversold rally that takes the stock back towards its next major overhead resistance levels at $1.64 to $1.70. Any high-volume move above $1.70 will then put its 50-day moving average at $2 into range for shares of FALC.

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.