Stock Quotes in this Article: MM, PGH, PRTS, TPLM, BCOV

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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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Millennial Media

Millennial Media (MM) is an independent mobile advertising platform company. This stock is trading up 4% to $8.40 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $8.03-$8.49

52-Week Range: $5.87-$16.86

Volume: 998,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 1.55 million

From a technical perspective, MM is bouncing notably higher here right off some near-term support at $8 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has been uptrending fro the last few weeks, with shares moving higher from its low of $7.16 to its intraday high of $8.49. During that move, shares of MM have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move is quickly pushing shares of MM within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if MM manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $8.40 to $8.64 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in MM as long as it's trending above $8, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 1.55 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then MM will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels $9.50 to $10. Any high-volume move above $10 will then put its 200-day moving average at $11.09 into range for shares of MM.

Brightcove

Brightcove (BCOV) is a global provider of cloud-based solutions for publishing and distributing professional digital media. This stock is trading up 3.2% to $7.59 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $7.33-$7.71

52-Week Range: $4.89-$17.17

Volume: 209,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 378,097

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From a technical perspective, BCOV is trending modestly higher here right above some near-term support at $7.05 with lighter-than-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of BCOV within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if BCOV manages to clear some near-term overhead resistance levels at $7.80 to $8.32 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in BCOV as long as it's trending above today's low of $7.31 or above some key support at $7.05, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 378,097 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then BCOV will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at its 200-day moving average at $9 to $10.

Pengrowth Energy

Pengrowth Energy (PGH) is engaged in the development, production and acquisition of, and the exploration for, oil and natural gas reserves in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia. This is trading up 2.1% to $5.27 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $5.13-$5.27

52-Week Range: $3.82-$7.69

Volume: 1.85 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 2.06 million

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From a technical perspective, PGH is bouncing higher here right above its 50-day moving average at $5 with decent upside volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of PGH within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if PGH manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $5.24 to $5.33 and then once it clears its 200-day at $5.45 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in PGH as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $5, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 2.06 million shares. If that breakout hits soon, then PGH will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $5.68 to $6.25. Any high-volume move above $6.25 will then put $6.75 to $7 into range for shares of PGH.

U.S. Auto Parts Network

U.S. Auto Parts Network (PRTS) is a distributor of aftermarket auto parts and accessories. This stock is trading up 2.3% to $1.32 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $1.30-$1.35

52-Week Range: $1.01-$4.67

Volume: 65,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 135,300

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From a technical perspective, PRTS is trending higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $1.20 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has been uptrending for the last few weeks, with shares moving higher from its low of $1.11 to its recent high of $1.39. During that move, shares of PRTS have been mostly making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of PRTS within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if PRTS manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance at $1.39 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in PRTS as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $1.20, and then once it sustains a move or close above $1.39 with volume that hits near or above 135,300 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then PRTS will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $1.65 to $1.88. Any high-volume move above $1.88 will then put its next major resistance levels at its 200-day at $2.05 to $2.24 into range for shares of PRTS.

Triangle Petroleum

Triangle Petroleum (TPLM) is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of oil and gas resource properties. This stock is trading up 3.1% to $5.84 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $5.60-$5.84

52-Week Range: $4.63-$7.91

Volume: 430,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 465,445

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From a technical perspective, TPLM is spiking notably higher here back above its 50-day moving average at $5.72 with decent upside volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of TPLM within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if TPLM manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $5.88 to $6 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in TPLM as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $5.72 or above some more key near-term support at $5.40, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 465,445 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then TPLM will set up re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at its 200-day moving average at $6.34 to $6.40. Any high-volume move above those levels will then put its next major overhead resistance levels at $6.92 to $7.20 into range for shares of TPLM.

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 Madison, Wis.

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

Roberto Pedone, based out of Madison, 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.