Stock Quotes in this Article: DX, MCHX, MTG, SNAK, BODY

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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.

Body Central

Body Central (BODY) is a multi-channel specialty retailer that operates apparel stores and also conducts direct business via catalogues and Web site. This stock closed up 3.2% to $6.43 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $6.18-$6.43

52-Week Range: $6.00-$13.39

Tuesday's Volume: 418,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 279,597

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From a technical perspective, BODY jumped notably higher here with above-average volume. This stock gapped down sharply recently from $12 to under $8 with heavy downside volume. Following that move, shares of BODY went on to make a new low at $6 with bearish downside volume flows. That move has now pushed shares of BODY into oversold territory, since the stock's current relative strength index reading is 32.42. Oversold can always get more oversold, but it's also an area where a stock can experience a powerful bounce higher from.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in BODY as long as it's trending above that recent low of $6 and then once it sustains a move or close above some near-term overhead resistance at $6.48 with volume that hits near or above 279,597 shares. If we get that move soon, then BODY could experience a sharp oversold bounce that takes this stock back towards $7.75 to $8.50.

Dynex

Dynex (DX) is a real estate investment trust that invests in mortgage loans and securities on a leveraged basis. This stock closed up 2.2% to $8.68 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $8.51-$8.69

52-Week Range: $7.71-$11.06

Thursday's Volume: 454,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 473,773

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From a technical perspective, DX spiked notably higher here with decent upside volume. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last month, with shares moving higher from its low of $7.71 to its intraday high of $8.69. During that move, shares of DX have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of DX within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if DX manages to take out its 50-day moving average of $8.82 and then once it clears its gap down day high from July at $8.86 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in DX as long as it's trending above some near-term support at $8.25 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 473,773 shares. If we get that move soon, then DX will set up to re-fill some of its previous gap down zone from July that started just above $9.75. Any high-volume move above that level will then give DX a chance to tag its next major overhead resistance levels at $10.24 to $10.44.

Inventure Foods

Inventure Foods (SNAK) develops, produces markets and distributes snack food products and frozen berry products. This stock closed up 2% to $9.68 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $9.39-$9.72

52-Week Range: $5.56-$9.74

Thursday's Volume: 75,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 52,442

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From a technical perspective, SNAK rose modestly higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $9.25 with above-average volume. This move pushed shares of SNAK into breakout territory, since this stock took out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $9.45 to $9.59. Shares of SNAK are now quickly moving within range of triggering another major breakout trade. That trade will hit if SNAK manages to clear some near-term overhead resistance at $9.69 to its 52-week high at $9.74 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in SNAK as long as it's trending above 50-day at $9.25 or above more near-term support at $8.95 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 52,442 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then SNAK will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $12 to $13.

Marchex

Marchex (MCHX) is a mobile performance advertising company that delivers customer calls to businesses and analyzes those calls so companies can get the most out of their advertising. This stock closed up 4.4% to $7.48 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $7.21-$7.48

52-Week Range: $3.41-$7.58

Thursday's Volume: 106,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 83,781

From a technical perspective, MCHX spiked sharply higher here right above some near-term support at $7 with above-average volume. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last five months, with shares moving higher from its low of $3.70 to its recent high of $7.58. During that uptrend, shares of MCHX have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of MCHX within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if MCHX manages to take out Tuesday's high of $7.48 to its 52-week high at $7.58 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in MCHX as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $6.60 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 83,781 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then MCHX will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are its next major overhead resistance levels at $8.76 to $9.55, or even $10.

MGIC Investment

MGIC Investment (MTG) is a provider of private mortgage insurance in the U.S. This stock closed up 2.3% to $7.54 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $7.33-$7.58

52-Week Range: $1.34-$8.16

Thursday's Volume: 6.21 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 8.35 million

From a technical perspective, MTG bounced notably higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $7.14 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has been trending sideways for the last month, with shares moving between $6.75 on the downside and $7.45 on the upside. Shares of MTG have now started to take out the upper-end of that range on Tuesday, since the stock closed at $7.54. This move is quickly pushing shares of MTG within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if MTG manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $7.84 to its 52-week high at $8.16 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in MTG as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $7.14 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 8.35 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then MTG will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory above $8.16, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $9 to $10.

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-- 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.