Stock Quotes in this Article: FCEL, OMEX, PIP, MCOX, XUE

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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.

Fuelcell Energy

Fuelcell Energy (FCEL), an integrated fuel cell company, designs, manufactures, sells, installs, operates and services ultra-clean, highly efficient stationary fuel cell power plants for distributed baseload power generation. This stock closed up 1.5% to $1.32 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $1.30-$1.35

52-Week Range: $0.83-$1.64

Tuesday's Volume: 2.37 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 1.59 million

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From a technical perspective, FCEL trended modestly higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $1.25 with heavy upside volume. This stock has been uptrending for the last few weeks, with shares moving higher from its low of $1.18 to its intraday high of $1.35 with strong upside volume flows. During that move, shares of FCEL have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of FCEL within range of triggering a big breakout trade. That trade will hit if FCEL manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $1.35 to $1.41 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in FCEL as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $1.25 or above $1.20 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 1.59 million shares. If that breakout hits soon, then FCEL will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $1.64 to $1.95.

Mecox

Mecox (MCOX) offers a selection of products apparel, accessories and home and healthcare products through its online platform and third party e-commerce Web sites. It also sells products through a physical store network and call centers. This stock closed up 16.5% to $4.58 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $3.76-$4.69

52-Week Range: $1.67-$7.88

Tuesday's Volume: 161,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 251,515

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From a technical perspective, MCOX exploded higher here right off its 50-day moving average of $3.92 with lighter-than average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of MOCX within range of triggering a big breakout trade. That trade will hit if MCOX manages to take out Tuesday's high of $4.69 and then once it clears some more near-term overhead resistance at $4.80 to its gap down day high from August at $5.15 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in MCOX as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $3.92 or above Tuesday's low of $3.76 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 251,515 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then MCOX will set up to re-fill some of its previous gap down zone that started at $7.88.

Odyssey Marine Exploration

Odyssey Marine Exploration (OMEX) is engaged in deep-ocean shipwreck and mineral exploration, with expertise in search technology and archaeological recovery operations on deep-ocean shipwrecks throughout the world. This stock closed up 11.4% to $2.93 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $2.68-$2.98

52-Week Range: $2.41-$3.70

Thursday's Volume: 2.83 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 726,822

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From a technical perspective, OMEX soared higher here right above some near-term support at $2.58 and back above its 50-day moving average of $2.92 with monster upside volume. This move pushed shares of OMEX into breakout territory, since the stock took out some near-term overhead resistance at $2.83. Shares of OMEX are now moving within range of triggering another big breakout trade. That trade will hit if OMEX manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $2.99 to $3.16 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in OMEX as long as it's trending above $2.83 or above Tuesday's low of $2.68 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 726,822 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then OMEX will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $3.50 to $3.65.

PharmAthene

PharmAthene (PIP) is engaged in the development and commercialization of medical countermeasures against biological and chemical weapons in the U.S. This stock closed up 2.8% to $2.17 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $2.10-$2.22

52-Week Range: $0.98-$2.42

Thursday's Volume: 140,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 263,203

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From a technical perspective, PIP trended higher here right off its 50-day moving average of $2.08 with lighter-than-average volume. This move briefly pushed shares of PIP into breakout territory, since the stock took out some near-term overhead resistance at $2.18, before close at $2.17. Shares of PIP are now trending within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if PIP manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $2.27 to $2.27, and then once it takes out its 52-week high at $2.42 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in PIP as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $2.08 or above more near-term support at $2.06, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 263,203 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then PIP will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory above $2.42, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $3 to $3.35.

Xueda Education Group

Xueda Education Group (XUE) is engaged in providing private personalized tutoring services in the PRC. This stock closed up 7.8% to $4.81 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $4.52-$4.98

52-Week Range: $2.30-$5

Thursday's Volume: 677,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 102,226

From a technical perspective, XUE spiked sharply higher here and broke out above some near-term overhead resistance at $4.60 with heavy upside volume. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last five months, with shares soaring higher from its low of $2.84 to its recent high of $5. During that uptrend, shares of XUE have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of XUE within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if XUE manages to take out its 52-week high at $5 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in XUE as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $4.23 or above more key near-term support at $4 and then once it sustains a move or close above its 52-week high at $5 with volume that hits near or above 102,226 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then XUE will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that move are its next major overhead resistance levels at $6 to $7.

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 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.