Stock Quotes in this Article: ACLS, CYS, GV, NBG, UEC

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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.

National Bank of Greece

National Bank of Greece (NBG) is engaged in providing financial services including retail and commercial banking, global investment management, investment banking, insurance, investment activities and securities trading. This stock closed up 9.9% to $4.19 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $3.82-$4.28

52-Week Range: $2.85-$32.50

Thursday's Volume: 7.47 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 4.29 million

Shares of NBG ripped higher on Thursday after the company reported a net profit of 344 million euros ($458.91 million), which was above analyst estimates.

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From a technical perspective, NBG bounced sharply higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $3.69 with heavy upside volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of NBG within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if NBG manages to take out some key overhead resistance levels at $4.42 to $4.47 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in NBG as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $3.69 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 4.29 million shares. If that breakout hits soon, then NBG will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $5 to $5.97.

Goldfield

Goldfield (GV) is a provider of electrical construction services in the southeastern U.S. and a developer of condominiums on the east coast of Florida. This stock closed up 11.6% to $1.82 a share in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $1.61-$1.84

52-Week Range: $1.45-$5.67

Thursday's Volume: 363,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 235,174

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From a technical perspective, GV skyrocketed higher here with heavy upside volume. This stock has been downtrending badly for the last five months, with shares falling from its high of $3.49 to its recent low of $1.45. During that move, shares of GV have been making mostly lower highs and lower lows, which is bearish technical price action. That said, the downside volatility for GV might be over since the stock has now started to rebound strong above that $1.45 low.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in GV as long as it's trending above Thursday's low of $1.61 and then once it sustains a move or close above Thursday's high of $1.84 to its 50-day at $2.07 with volume that hits near or above 235,174 shares. If we get that move soon, then GV will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $2.27 to $2.40. Any high-volume move above those levels will then put its 200-day at $2.64 to more resistance at $2.73 into range for share of GV.

Uranium Energy

Uranium Energy (UEC) is a natural resource exploration company engaged in the exploration of properties that may contain uranium minerals in the U.S. This stock closed up 3.4% to $2.39 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $2.30-$2.39

52-Week Range: $1.40-$3.02

Thursday's Volume: 304,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 664,231

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From a technical perspective, UEC bounced notably higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $2.23 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has been trending sideways and consolidating for the last month and change, with shares moving between $2.13 on the downside and $2.65 on the upside. This bounce on Thursday is now starting to push shares of UEC within range of triggering a breakout trade above the upper-end of its sideways trading chart pattern. That trade will hit if UEC manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $2.47 to $2.55 and then once it clears more resistance at $2.65 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in UEC as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $2.23 or above its 200-day at $2.19, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 664,231 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then UEC will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $2.74 to $3.02 to $3.08. Any high-volume move above those levels will then put $3.50 to $4 into range for shares of UEC.

CYS Investments

CYS Investments (CYS) is a specialty finance company that invests on a leveraged basis in residential mortgage pass-through securities for achieving consistent risk-adjusted investment income. This stock closed up 1.1% to $7.86 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $7.67-$7.88

52-Week Range: $6.74-$15.03

Thursday's Volume: 1.42 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 3.61 million

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From a technical perspective, CYS trended modestly higher here with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has been downtrending badly for the last four months, with shares dropping sharply from its high of $12.50 to its recent low of $6.74. During that move, shares of CYS have been consistently making lower highs and lower lows, which is bearish technical price action. That said, shares of CYS have now started to rebound sharply off that $6.74 low and it's quickly moving within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if CYS manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $8.19 to its 50-day moving average of $8.30 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in CYS as long as it's trending above some key near-term support at $7.50 or above $7 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 3.61 million shares. If that breakout hits soon, then CYS will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $8.99 to $9.33. Any high-volume move above those levels will then put $10 to $10.87 into range for shares of CYS.

Axcelis Technologies

Axcelis Technologies (ACLS) designs, manufactures and services ion implantation, dry strip and other processing equipment used in the fabrication of semiconductor chips in the U.S., Europe and Asia. This stock closed up 5.2% to $1.99 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $1.92-$2.00

52-Week Range: $0.82-$2.24

Thursday's Volume: 428,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 711,522

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From a technical perspective, ACLS bounced sharply higher here right off its 50-day moving average of $1.93 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has recently formed a triple bottom chart pattern at $1.81, $1.85 and $1.86. Following that bottom, shares of ACLS have now trended back above its 50-day and it's quickly moving within range of triggering a big breakout trade. That trade will hit if ACLS manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $2.02 to $2.09 and then once it clears its 50-day at $2.24 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in ACLS as long as it's trending above $1.86 or $1.81, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 711,522 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then ACLS will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory above $2.24, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are its next major overhead resistance levels at $2.70 to $3.

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 Delafield, Wis.


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

Roberto Pedone, based out of Delafield, 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.