Stock Quotes in this Article: GPRE, SVM, TC, WRES, GURE

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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.

Warren Resources

Warren Resources (WRES) is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development and production of domestic onshore crude oil and gas reserves. This stock is trading up 3.8% to $3.08 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $2.99-$3.17

52-Week Range: $2.08-$4.36

Volume: 205,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 337,534

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From a technical perspective, WRES is bouncing higher here right off its 200-day moving average of $2.96 with decent volume. This move is quickly pushing WRES within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit once WRES takes out some near-term overhead resistance at $3.20 with high volume. At last check, WRES has hit an intraday high of $3.18 and volume is below its average action.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades once WRES sustains a move or close above $3.20 with volume that’s near or above 337,534 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then look for WRES to re-test and possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $3.47 to $3.80. Traders should key off of near-term support at $2.86 if you buy off weakness to anticipate that breakout.

Green Plains Renewable Energy

Green Plains Renewable Energy (GPRE) is a vertically integrated producer, marketer and distributer of ethanol. Green Plains operates in four segments: ethanol production, corn oil production, agribusiness and marketing and distribution segment. This stock is trading up 6.3% at $4.89 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $4.53-$4.95

52-Week Range: $3.57-$12.00

Volume: 174,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 286,184

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From a technical perspective, GPRE is moving sharply higher here right off some near-term support at $4.50 with decent volume. This move is quickly pushing GPRE within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit once GPRE takes out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $4.89 and its 50-day moving average of $5.29 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades once GPRE sustains a move or close above those levels with volume that’s near or above 286,184 shares. At last check, GPRE has hit an intraday high of $4.96 and volume is below its three-month average action of 286,184 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then GPRE will have a great chance of re-testing or possibly taking out its next major overhead resistance level at $6.44.

Thompson Creek Metals

Thompson Creek Metals (TC) is a diversified mining company. It is a producer of molybdenum and has copper and gold reserves. This stock is trading up 4.6% to $2.68 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $2.62-$2.75

52-Week Range: $2.25-$9.50

Volume: 1.6 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 2.7 million

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From a technical perspective, TC is trending sharply higher here with decent volume. This move is quickly pushing TC within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will trigger once TC breaks out above its 50-day moving average of $2.89, and then above some near-term overhead resistance at $2.92 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades once TC sustains a move or close above those levels with volume that’s near or above 2.7 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then look for TC to make a sharp move back towards its next significant overhead resistance levels at $3.55 to $4. Traders should keep in mind that TC is going to need to sustain a trend above its 50-day to have any chance of hitting those targets in the near future.

Gulf Resources

Gulf Resources (GURE) is engaged in the manufacturing and trading of bromine and crude salt and the manufacturing and selling of chemical products used in oil and gas field exploration, oil and gas distribution, oil field drilling, wastewater processing, papermaking chemical agents and inorganic chemicals. This stock is trading up 1% at $1.10 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $1.10-$1.19

52-Week Range: $0.98-$3.28

Volume: 220,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 108,842

From a technical perspective, GURE is moving modestly higher here with above-average volume. At last check, this stock has hit an intraday high of $1.19 which briefly pushed it above its 50-day moving average at $1.14. Since tagging $1.19, the stock has subsequently pulled back to its current price of around $1.10.

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Traders should now look for long-biased trades in GURE as long as it’s trending above $1.14 to $1.22 with strong upside volume flows. I would consider any upside volume day that registers near or above 108,842 shares as bullish. If GURE can sustain that trend, then this stock has an excellent chance of re-testing and possibly taking out its next major overhead resistance level at $1.48.

On the flipside, I would avoid this stock if it closes back below its 50-day. Only look for long trades if it can sustain a trend above $1.14 and some near-term overhead resistance at $1.22.

Silvercorp Metals

Silvercorp Metals (SVM) is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and mining of silver-related mineral properties in China and Canada. This stock is trading up 5.8% to $5.87 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $5.66-$5.99

52-Week Range: $4.89-$10.08

Volume: 1.4 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 1.2 million

From a technical perspective, SVM is gapping up sharply here back above its 50-day moving average of $5.50, and it’s taken out some near-term overhead resistance at $5.60 with above average volume. This move is quickly pushing SVM within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit once SVM clears some near-term overhead resistance at $6 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades once SVM sustains a move or close above $6 with volume that’s near or above 1,224,720 shares. At last check, SVM has hit an intraday high of $6 and volume is well above its three-month average of 1.2 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then SVM has a great chance of re-testing and possibly taking out its next significant overhead resistance levels at $6.57 to $7.28. Traders should now use the 50-day at $5.50 to key off of for near-term support.

To see more stocks under-$10 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 stocks, options, futures, commodities and currencies. He is also an outside contributor to Beconequity.com and maintains the website Maddmoney.net, which he sold to Blue Wave Advisors in 2008. Roberto studied International Business at The Milwaukee School of Engineering, and he spent a year overseas studying business in Lubeck, Germany.