Stock Quotes in this Article: CALD, GTAT, RPXC, MEIP

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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.

GT Advanced Technologies

This is a global provider of polysilicon production technology, crystalline ingot growth systems and related photovoltaic manufacturing services for the solar industry. This stock is trading up 5.2% to $3.20 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $3.03-$3.26

52-Week Range: $3.00-$9.89

Volume: 3.07 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 3.89 million

From a technical perspective, GTAT is bouncing higher here off some near-term support at $3 with decent volume. This stock has been downtrending badly for the last three months, with shares falling from a high of $7.09 to its recent low of $3. During that move, shares of GTAT have been consistently making lower highs and lower lows, which is bearish technical price action. That said, shares of GTAT are starting to rebound off that $3 low and off of oversold conditions. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading for GTAT is 36.07.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in GTAT as long as it’s trending above $3 with strong upside volume flows. I would consider any upside volume day that registers near or above 3.89 million shares. If GTAT can maintain that trend, then this stock will set up to break out above some near-term overhead resistance at $3.62. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $4 to $4.28, or possible $4.75 to $5.25.

Callidus Software

This is a provider of Sales Performance Management software and services to global companies. This stock is trading up 5.7% to $4.23 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $3.95-$4.30

52-Week Range: $3.60-$8.24

Volume: 140,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 190,077

From a technical perspective, CALD is trending higher right above some near-term support at $3.86 with decent volume. This move is quickly pushing CALD within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit once CALD manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $4.23 to its 50-day at $4.32 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in CALD as long as it’s trending above $3.86, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 190,077 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then CALD will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $4.69 to $4.95. Any high-volume move above those levels will then put its 200-day at $5.37 into focus for shares of CALD.

RPX

This company provides a subscription-based patent risk management solution that facilitates more efficient exchanges of value between owners and users of patents compared to transactions driven by actual or threatened litigation. This stock is trading up 1% to $9.27 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $9.22-$9.39

52-Week Range: $8.55-$20.38

Volume: 196,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 242,982

From a technical perspective, RPXC is trending up modestly here right above some near-term support at $8.91 with decent volume. This move is quickly pushing RPXC within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit once RPXC once it takes out some near-term overhead resistance at $9.48 to $9.76 and then once it takes out its 50-day at $9.83 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in RPXC as long as it’s trending above $8.91, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 242,982 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then RPXC will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $10.50 to $11.04.

MEI Pharma

This company is developing novel cancer therapeutics based on the central design of naturally occurring compounds called isoflavones. This stock is trading up 9.7% to $1.92 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $1.80-$2.08

52-Week Range: $0.33-$1.92

Volume: 513,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 198,998

From a technical perspective, MEIP is skyrocketing here right above some near-term support at $1.68 with heavy upside volume. This move is also pushing MEIP into breakout territory, since the stock has cleared some near-term overhead resistance levels at $1.85 to $1.92. Shares of MEIP have been uptrending very strongly for the last month and change, with the stock moving from a low of 35 cents to today’s intraday high of $2.08. During that move, shares of MEIP have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in MEIP as long as it’s trending above $1.68, and then once it sustains a move or close above some key overhead resistance levels at $1.98 to $2.08 with high volume Look for volume on that move that hits near or above 198,998 shares. If MEIP can maintain that trend, then this stock will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $2.56 to $2.75. Any high-volume move above those levels will then put $3.28 into focus for shares of MEIP.

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.