Stock Quotes in this Article: DVR, GSB, KGC, LACO, MBLX

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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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Kinross Gold

Kinross Gold (KGC) is mainly engaged in the mining and processing of gold and, as a by-product, silver ore and the exploration for and the acquisition of gold-bearing properties in the Americas, the Russian Federation and worldwide. This stock is trading up 5.3% to $8.32 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $7.96-$8.45

52-Week Range: $7.11-$11.68

Volume: 7.95 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 7.43 million

From a technical perspective, KGC is ripping higher here right above its recent low of $7.88 with above-average volume. This move has started to push KGC into breakout territory, since the stock has taken out some near-term overhead resistance at $8.40. At last check, KGC has hit an intraday high of $8.45 and volume is just starting to surpass its three-month average action of 7.43 million shares.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in KGC as long as it’s trending above $8.40, and then once it triggers its next major breakout above resistance at $8.65 with volume that hits near or above 7.43 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then KGC will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at its 200-day moving average of $9.17 or its 50-day moving average of $9.17. Any high-volume move above those levels will then put $9.91 to $10.10 into focus for shares of KGC.

Metabolix

Metabolix (MBLX) is a bioscience company that develops and is in the process of commercializing environmentally sustainable, economically attractive alternatives to petroleum-based plastics, with work underway to do the same with chemicals and energy. This stock is trading up 11.8% to $1.88 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $1.67-$1.85

52-Week Range: $1.07-$3.48

Volume: 115,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 197,432

From a technical perspective, MBLX is ripping higher here back above its 200-day moving average of $1.72 with decent volume. This move has also pushed shares of MBLX into breakout territory, since the stock has taken out some near-term overhead resistance at $1.78. Shares of MBLX are now quickly moving within range of triggering another major breakout trade. That trade will hit if MBLX manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $2 to $2.10 and then $2.19 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in MBLX as long as it’s trending above its 200-day at $1.72, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 197,432 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then MBLX will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $2.32 to $2.67. Any high-volume move above $2.67 will then put $3 to $3.20 into range for shares of MBLX.

Lakes Entertainment

Lakes Entertainment (LACO) develops, finances and manages casino properties. It currently has development and management or financing agreements with three separate tribes for casino operations in Michigan and California, for a total of three casino projects. This stock is trading up 5.9% to $3.21 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $3.09-$3.27

52-Week Range: $1.75-$3.46

Volume: 28,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 41,150

From a technical perspective, LACO is bouncing higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $3.02 with lighter-than-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of LACO within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if LACO manages to take out its 52-week high of $3.46 and then some past resistance at $3.55 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in LACO as long as it’s trending above its 50-day at $3.02 and then once it sustains a move or close above $3.46 to $3.55 with volume that hits near or above 41,150 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then LACO will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $4 to $4.50 in the near future.

GlobalScape

GlobalScape (GSB) develops, distributes and maintains secure managed file transfer software for individuals and businesses to safely send files over the Internet, within an enterprise, or to business partners. This stock is trading up 4.1% to $1.50 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $1.40-$1.50

52-Week Range: $1.33-$2.55

Volume: 55,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 20,236

From a technical perspective, GSB is trending higher here back above its 50-day moving average of $1.46 with heavy upside volume. This stock has been trading inside of a consolidation pattern for the last two months, with shares moving between $1.33 on the downside and $1.62 on the upside. This move today is quickly pushing shares of GSB within range of triggering a breakout trade above the upper end of that recent sideways trading pattern. That trade will hit if GSB manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $1.50 to $1.57 and then once it takes out more resistance at $1.62 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in GSB as long as it’s trending above $1.33 or its 50-day at $1.46, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 20,236 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then GSB will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $1.77 to its 200-day at $1.87. Any high-volume move above $1.87 will then put $2 to $2.18 into range for shares of GSB.

Cal Dive International

Cal Dive International (DVR) is a marine contractor which provides manned diving, pipelay and pipe burial, platform installation and platform salvage services to a diverse customer base in the offshore oil and natural gas industry. This stock is trading up 10% to $2.03 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $1.82-$2.03

52-Week Range: $1.00-$4.00

Volume: 1.49 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 967,597

From a technical perspective, DVR is exploding higher here right off some near-term support at $1.80 and back above its 200-day moving average at $1.92 with heavy upside volume. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last three months, with shares soaring higher from its low of $1.00 to its recent high of $2.03. During that move, shares of DVR have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of DVR within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if DVR clears some near-term overhead resistance at $2.03 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in DVR as long as it’s trending above its 200-day at $1.92 or its 50-day at $1.73, and then once it sustains a move or close above $2.03 with volume that hits near or above 967,597 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then DVR will set up to re-fill some of its previous gap down zone from last July that started near $3. Any high-volume move above $3 could then send shares of DVR towards $3.50 to $4.

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.