Stock Quotes in this Article: ECTY, MITK, NLS, OWW, PCYG

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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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ECOtality

ECOtality (ECTY) designs, manufactures, tests and commercializes advanced electric vehicle charging and energy storage systems. This stock is trading up 6.3% to $2.02 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $1.87-$2.02

52-Week Range: $0.26-$2.40

Volume: 373,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 813,180

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From a technical perspective, ECTY is bouncing higher here right off some near-term support at $1.80 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last six months, with shares soaring higher from its low of 40 cents to its recent high of $2.40.

During that uptrend, shares of ECTY have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. Shares of ECTY have recently pulled back to its 50-day moving average and now it's quickly moving with range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if ECTY manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $2.10 and then once it clears more key resistance levels at $2.36 to its 52-week high at $2.40 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in ECTY as long as it's trending above today's low of $1.87 or above $1.80, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 813,180 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then ECTY will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory above $2.40, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are its next major resistance levels at $3 to $3.20.

Nautilus Group

Nautilus Group (NLS) is a fitness products company which provides innovative, quality solutions to help people achieve a fit and healthy lifestyle. This stock is trading up 4% to $8.19 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $7.62-$8.24

52-Week Range: $2.28-$8.70

Volume: 271,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 492,286

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From a technical perspective, NLS is trending higher here right above its 50-day moving average at $7.42 with lighter-than-average volume. This move has started to push shares of NLS into breakout territory, since the stock is flirting with some near-term overhead resistance at $8.16. Shares of NLS are now quickly moving within range of triggering an even bigger breakout trade. That trade will hit if NLS manages to take out more resistance at $8.50 to its 52-week high at $8.70 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in NLS as long as it's trending above today's low of $7.62 or above its 50-day at $7.42 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 492,286 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then NLS will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory above $8.70, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $10 to $12.

Park City Group

Park City Group (PCYG) is a software-as-a-service provider that brings visibility to the consumer goods supply chain, delivering actionable information that ensures product is on the shelf when the consumer expects it. This stock is trading up 1.5% to $5.25 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $5.19-$5.42

52-Week Range: $2.71-$5.75

Volume: 51,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 97,413

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From a technical perspective, PCYG is spiking modestly higher here right above some near-term support at $5.06 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last month and change, with shares moving higher from its low of $4.62 to its recent high of $5.49. During that uptrend, shares of PCYG have been mostly making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of PCYG within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if PCYG manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $5.49 to its 52-week high at $5.75 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in PCYG as long as it's trending above some key near-term support level at $5.06 to its 50-day at $4.80 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 97,413 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then PCYG will set up to enter new 52-week high territory above $5.75, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $6.50 to $7.

Orbitz Worldwide

Orbitz Worldwide (OWW) is a global online travel company that uses innovative technology to enable leisure and business travelers to search for and book a range of travel products. This stock is trading up 2.9% to $7.95 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $7.53-$7.97

52-Week Range: $2.07-$8.75

Volume: 541,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 1.04 million

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From a technical perspective, OWW is bouncing higher here right off some near-term support at $7.50 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has been trending sideways inside of a consolidation pattern for the last few weeks, with shares moving between $7.25 and around $8. Shares of OWW are now quickly moving within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade above the upper-end of its recent sideways trading pattern. That trade will hit if OWW manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $8 to $8.25 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in OWW as long as it's trending above some key near-term support at $7.50 or above $7.25 to its 50-day at $6.99 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 1.04 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then OWW will set up to re-test or possibly take out its 52-week high at $8.75. Any high-volume move above $8.75 will then give OWW a chance to trend higher towards $10 to $12.

Mitek Systems

Mitek Systems (MITK) is engaged in the development, sale and service of its proprietary software solutions related to mobile imaging applications and intelligent recognition software. This stock is trading up 2.7% to $6.50 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $6.20-$6.55

52-Week Range: $2.05-$6.67

Volume: 192,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 419,388

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From a technical perspective, MITK is bouncing higher here right above some near-term support at $6.01 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last two months, with shares moving higher from its low of $3.88 to its recent high of $6.67. During that move, shares of MITK have been mostly making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has quickly pushed shares of MITK within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if MITK manages to take out its 52-week high at $6.67 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in MITK as long as it's trending above some key near-term support at $6.01 or at $5.75 and then once it sustains a move or close above its 52-week high at $6.67 with volume that hits near or above 419,388 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then MITK will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $8 to $9.

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.