Stock Quotes in this Article: LINC, PACR, VELT, SZYM

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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.

Pacer International (PACR)

This is an asset-light North American third party logistics provider offering an array of services to facilitate the movement of freight from origin to destination. This stock is trading up 8.7% to $3.62 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $3.50-$3.68

52-Week Range: $3.00-$7.04

Volume: 251,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 228,435

From a technical perspective, PACR is trending higher here right below its 50-day moving average of $3.67 with decent volume. This move is quickly pushing PACR within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit once PACR manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $3.67 to $3.76 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in PACR as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $3.67, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 228,435 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then PACR will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next overhead resistance levels at $4.40 to $4.53.

Solazyme (SZYM)

This company is in the business of transforming a range of low-cost plant-based sugars into high-value oils. This stock is trading up 4% to $7.49 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $7.25-$7.62

52-Week Range: $6.45-$16.31

Volume: 273,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 456,892

From a technical perspective, SZYM is bouncing higher here right off some near-term support at $7.05 with decent volume. This stock has been downtrending badly for the last five months, with shares plunging from its high of $14.23 to its recent low of $6.45. During that move, shares of SZYM have been consistently making lower highs and lower lows, which is bearish technical price action. That said, SZYM has recently started to rebound off that $6.45 low and move within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit once SZYM takes out some near-term overhead resistance at $7.75 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in SZYM as long as it's trending above $7.05, and then once it sustains a move or close above $7.75 with volume that hits near or above 456,892 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then look for SZYM to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $8.70 to its 50-day at $8.95. Any high-volume move above $8.95 will then put $10 to $10.50 into focus for shares of SZYM.

Lincoln Educational Services (LINC)

This company is a provider of career-oriented post-secondary education as measured by total enrollment. This stock is trading up 5% to $4.17 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $3.97-$4.30

52-Week Range: $3.42-$9.70

Volume: 58,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 114,990

From a technical perspective, LINC is ripping higher here right off its 50-day moving average of $3.97 with lighter volume. This move is coming after shares of LINC recently formed a major bottoming pattern at around $3.60 to $3.63. This action is now pushing LINC within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit once LINC manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $4.19 to $4.31 with high volume. At last check, LINC has hit an intraday high of $4.30 and volume is about half of its three-month average action of 114,990 shares.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in LINC as long as it's trending above $3.63 to $3.97, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 114,990 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then LINC will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $4.76 to $4.85. Any high-volume move above those levels will then put $5.25 to $6 into focus for shares of LINC.

Velti (VELT)

This is a global provider of mobile marketing and advertising technology and solutions. This stock is trading up 6.6% to $3.38 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $3.15-$3.45

52-Week Range: $3.07-$14.65

Volume: 1.97 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 1.45 million

From a technical perspective, VELT is ripping higher here right above some near-term support at $3.07 with above-average volume. This move is also coming off extremely oversold levels, since VELT currently has a relative strength index (RSI) reading of 22.21. Oversold can always get more oversold, but it's also a level that can produce explosive bounces higher once the buyers step in with force. Judging by the volume today, those buyers are starting to come into VELT at current oversold levels.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in VELT as long as it's trending above its recent low of $3.07 with strong upside volume flows. I would consider any upside volume day that registers near or above 1.45 million shares as bullish. If VELT can maintain that trend, then this stock could easily bounce back towards its next major overhead resistance levels at $3.73 to $4. Any high-volume move above those levels will then put $4.50 to $5.25 into focus for shares of VELT.

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 Winderemere, Fla.

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At the time of publication, author had no positions in stocks mentioned.

Roberto Pedone, based out of Windermere, Fla., 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.