Stock Quotes in this Article: AOI, CCO, ORN, WG, DCIX

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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.

Diana Containerships

Diana Containerships (DCIX) owns and operates containerships. This stock closed up 2.9% to $3.82 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $3.69-$3.88

52-Week Range: $3.57-$7.13

Thursday's Volume: 363,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 349,152

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From a technical perspective, DCIX trended higher here right above some near-term support at $3.61 with above-average volume. This stock recently formed a tipple bottom at $3.53, $3.57 and $3.61. Shares of DCIX have now started to rebound off those support levels and it's quickly moving within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if DCIX manages to clear its 50-day moving average at $3.95 and then once it takes out more resistance levels at $4 to $4.09 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in DCIX as long as it's trending above support at $3.61 to $3.53 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 349,152 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then DCIX will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $4.61 to $4.82.

Orion Marine Group

Orion Marine Group (ORN) provides a range of marine construction services on, over and under the water along the Gulf Coast, the Atlantic Seaboard and the Caribbean Basin. This stock closed up 1.7% to $9.89 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $9.67-$9.90

52-Week Range: $6.05-$13.52

Thursday's Volume: 209,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 154,841

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From a technical perspective, ORN rose modestly higher here with above-average volume. This stock has been downtrending badly for the last month and change, with shares dropping sharply from its high of $13.52 to its recent low of $9.19. During that downtrend, shares of ORN have been consistently making lower highs and lower lows, which is bearish technical price action. That said, shares of ORN could be ready to put an end to its downside volatility on the short-term and possible enter a new uptrend.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in ORN as long as it's trending above $9.50, and then once it sustains a move or close above its 200-day moving average at $9.89 and above some near-term overhead resistance $10 with volume that hits near or above 154,841 shares. If we get that move soon, then ORN will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $10.74 to its 50-day moving average at $10.92. Any high-volume move above $10.92 will then give ORN a chance to tag $12.

Clear Channel Outdoor

Clear Channel Outdoor (CCO) provides clients with advertising opportunities through billboards, street furniture displays, transit displays and other out-of-home advertising displays. This stock closed up 2.7% to $7.98 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $7.76-$8.00

52-Week Range: $5.29-$8.75

Thursday's Volume: 87,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 88,141

From a technical perspective, CCO trended notably higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $7.65 with decent upside volume. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last three months and change, with shares moving higher from its low of $7.19 to its recent high of $8.10. During that uptrend, shares of CCO have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of CCO within range of triggering a big breakout trade. That trade will hit if CCO manages to take out Thursday's high of $8 and then once it clears some more near-term overhead resistance at $8.10 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in CCO as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $7.65 or its 200-day at $7.53 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 88,141 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then CCO will set up to re-test or possibly take out its 52-week high at $8.75.

Alliance One International

Alliance One International (AOI) is a supplier of quality tobacco products and solutions to the manufacturers and marketers of tobacco products. This stock closed up 1% to $2.93 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $2.88-$2.93

52-Week Range: $2.79-$4.23

Thursday's Volume: 242,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 408,884

From a technical perspective, AOI rose modestly higher here right above some near-term support at $2.82 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has been trending sideways inside of a consolidation pattern for the last month, with shares moving between $2.79 on the downside and $2.98 on the upside. Shares of AOI are now starting to move within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade above the upper-end of its recent sideways trading chart pattern. That trade will hit if AOI manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $2.98 to $3 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in AOI as long as it's trending above its 52-week low at $2.79 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 408,884 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then AOI will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $3.20 to its 50-day at $3.36. Any high-volume move above $3.36 will then give AOI a chance to tag its 200-day at $3.62.

Willbros Group

Willbros Group (WG) provides construction and engineering services in the U.S. and overseas. The company constructs oil- and natural-gas-production facilities, piers, docks, bridges, pump stations and pipelines. This stock closed up 4.4% to $9.61 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $9.13-$9.63

52-Week Range: $4.07-$10.45

Thursday's Volume: 339,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 407,922

From a technical perspective, WG bounced sharply higher here right above some near-term support at $9 with decent upside volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of WG within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if WG manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $10.19 to $10.21 and then once it clears its 52-week high at $10.45 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in WG as long as it's trending above support at $9 or above its 50-day at $8.50 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 407,922 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then WG will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $12 or $13.

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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.