Stock Quotes in this Article: LTON, OCZ, GEVO, CCCL, GTAT

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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.

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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.

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.

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Gevo

Gevo (GEVO), a renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels company, is trading up 6% to $2.58 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $2.40-$2.68

52-Week Range: $1.36-$11.29

Volume: 1.94 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 900,782

From a technical perspective, GEVO is ripping higher here right off $2.40 with above-average volume. This move has started to push shares of GEVO into breakout territory, since the stock briefly pushed above some near-term overhead resistance at $2.63. At last check, GEVO has hit an intraday high of $2.68 and volume is well above its three-month average action of 900,782 shares.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in GEVO as long as it’s trending above $2.24, and then once it sustains a move or close above $2.63 to $2.68 with volume that hits near or above 900,782 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then GEVO will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels $3.20 to its 200-day moving average at $3.59.

GT Advanced Technologies

GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) 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 7.5% to $3.43 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $3.18-$3.46

52-Week Range: $2.82-$9.80

Volume: 2.50 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 3.27 million

From a technical perspective, GTAT is soaring higher here right off its 50-day moving average of $3.22 with decent volume. This move is quickly pushing the stock within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if GTAT manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $3.37 to $3.55 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in GTAT as long as it’s trending above its 50-day at $3.22, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 3.27 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then GTAT will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $3.81 to $4. Any high-volume move above those levels will then put $4.25 to its 200-day moving average at $4.60 into range for shares of GTAT.

Linktone

Linktone (LTON) provides entertainment-oriented telecom value-added services to mobile phone users over the 2G and 2.5G mobile telecommunications networks in China. This stock is trading up 6.8% to $2.80 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $2.60-$2.81

52-Week Range: $1.21-$3.18

Volume: 29,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 38,224

From a technical perspective, LTON is soaring higher here right off its 50-day moving average of $2.58 with decent volume. This stock has been trading in a consolidation pattern for the last four months, with shares moving between $2.26 on the downside and $2.81 on the upside. This move is quickly pushing shares of LTON within range of triggering a breakout trade above the upper-end of that consolidation pattern. That trade will hit if LTON manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $2.78 to $2.81 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in LTON as long as it’s trending above its 50-day at $2.58, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 38,224 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then LTON will set up to re-test or possibly take out its 52-week high of $3.18. Any high-volume move above $3.18 could then send shares of LTON soaring back towards $4.

China Ceramics

China Ceramics (CCCL) is a Chinese manufacturer of ceramic tiles used for exterior siding and for interior flooring and design in residential and commercial buildings. This stock is trading up 4.1% to $3.05 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $2.96-$3.14

52-Week Range: $1.33-$4.75

Volume: 32,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 153,915

From a technical perspective, CCCL is trending higher here right above some near-term support at $2.80 to $2.78 with lighter-than-average volume. This move is also coming right above its 50-day moving average of $2.60. Shares of CCCL are now quickly moving within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if CCCL manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $3.20 to $3.29 and then once it clears more key resistance levels at $3.59 to $3.63 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in CCCL as long as it’s trending above some key near-term support $2.78 or its 50-day at $2.60, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 153,915 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then CCCL will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels $4 to $4.75. Any high-volume move above $4.75 will then put $5.45 into range for shares of CCCL.

OCZ Technology Group

OCZ Technology Group (OCZ) provides solid-state drives and memory modules for computing devices and systems. This stock is trading up 9.1% to $2.26 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $2.07-$2.31

52-Week Range: $1.11-$9.33

Volume: 3.53 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 2.65 million

From a technical perspective, OCZ is exploding higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $2 with heavy upside volume. This move is coming after shares of OCZ recently pulled back from its high of $2.77 to right around $2. So far, shares of OCZ have held its 50-day moving average off that pullback, which is bullish price action. Shares of OCZ are now quickly moving within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if OCZ manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance at $2.21 and then once it takes out its recent high of $2.77 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in OCZ as long as it’s trending above its 50-day at $2, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 2.65 million shares. If that breakout hits soon, then OCZ will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $3.35 to its 200-day at $3.67. Any high-volume move above $3.67 will then put $4 to $4.50 into focus for shares of OCZ.

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.