Stock Quotes in this Article: ICA, LEE, VTG, DXLG, CNDO

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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.

Lee Enterprises

Lee Enterprises (LEE) is a provider of local news and information and a major platform for advertising, in primarily midsize markets. This stock closed up 4.6% to $2.92 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $2.78-$2.94

52-Week Range: $1.10-$3.20

Thursday's Volume: 457,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 625,685

From a technical perspective, LEE ripped higher here back above its 50-day moving average of $2.81 with decent upside volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of LEE within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if LEE manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $3.14 to its 52-week high at $3.20 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in LEE as long as it's trending above some key near-term support at $2.60 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 625,685 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then LEE 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.

Vantage Drilling

Vantage Drilling (VTG) is an international drilling company engaged in contract drilling units, related equipment and work crews, on a dayrate basis to drill oil and natural gas wells for its customers. This stock closed up 4% to $1.80 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $1.73-$1.81

52-Week Range: $1.53-$2.06

Thursday's Volume: 4.14 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 1.5 million

From a technical perspective, VTG spiked notably higher here back above both its 50-day moving average at $1.76 and its 200-day moving average at $1.78 with monster upside volume. This stock has been trending range bound for the last two months, with shares moving between $1.68 on the downside and $1.84 on the upside. Shares of VTG are now starting to move within range of triggering a breakout trade above the upper-end of it recent sideways trading chart pattern. That breakout will hit if VTG manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $1.82 to $1.84 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in VTG as long as it's trending above some near-term support levels at $1.72 to $1.68 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 1.5 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then VTG will set up to re-test or possibly take out its 52-week high at $2.06. Any high-volume move above that level will then give VTG a chance to tag $2.30.

Coronado Biosciences

Coronado Biosciences (CNDO) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on novel immunotherapy biologic agents for autoimmune diseases and cancer. This stock closed up 9.2% to $8.30 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $7.38-$8.37

52-Week Range: $4.00-$12.70

Thursday's Volume: 523,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 514,053

From a technical perspective, CNDO ripped sharply higher here back above its 50-day moving average of $8.15 and right into its 200-day moving average at $8.34 with above-average volume. This move is starting to push shares of CNDO within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if CNDO manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at Thursday's high of $8.37 to $8.84 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in CNDO as long as it's trending above Thursday's low of $7.38 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 514,053 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then CNDO will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $10.20 to $11.

Empresas ICA

Empresas ICA (ICA) is engaged in construction and related activities, including the construction of infrastructure facilities as well as industrial, urban and housing construction. This stock closed up 2% to $8.80 a share in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $8.49-$8.82

52-Week Range: $6.14-$13.73

Thursday's Volume: 442,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 555,068

From a technical perspective, ICA bounced modestly higher here right off its 50-day moving average of $8.66 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 $6.14 to its recent high of $9.73. During that uptrend, shares of ICA have been making mostly higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now started to push shares of ICA within range of triggering a big breakout trade. That trade will hit if ICA manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $9.34 to $9.73 and then once it takes out its 200-day moving average at $9.97 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in ICA as long as it's trending above some key near-term support at $7.94 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 555,068 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then ICA will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $11 to $11.77.

Destination XL Group

Destination XL Group (DXLG) is a specialty retailer of big and tall men's apparel with retail operations in the U.S. and London, England and direct businesses throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. This stock closed up 3.3% to $6.75 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $6.45-$6.81

52-Week Range: $3.19-$7.06

Thursday's Volume: 159,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 151,629

From a technical perspective, DXLG trended higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $6.32 with above-average volume. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last month and change, with shares marching higher from its low of $5.67 to its recent high of $6.95. During that uptrend, shares of DXLG have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of DXLG within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if DXLG manages to take out some key overhead resistance levels at $6.95 to its 52-week high at $7.06 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in DXLG as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $6.32 or above more support at $6 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 151,629 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then DXLG will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory above $7.06, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that move are $8 to $10.

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.