Stock Quotes in this Article: BWEN, CBLI, TTHI, AMRS, LPR

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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 $5 that are making large moves to the upside today.

 

Amyris

Amyris (AMRS) develops and provides renewable compounds for a variety of markets. This stock is trading up 5.8% to $3.98 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $3.67-$4.11

52-Week Range: $1.57-$21.47

Volume: 548,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 663,433

From a technical perspective, AMRS is bouncing higher here right near its 50-day moving average of $3.55 with decent volume. This move has also started to push AMRS into breakout territory, since the stock is moving above some near-term overhead resistance at $3.92.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in AMRS as long as it’s trending above its 50-day at $3.55 with strong upside volume flows. I would consider any upside volume day that registers near or above 663,433 shares as bullish. If AMRS can maintain that trend, and especially its trend above $3.92, then this stock has a great chance of re-testing or possibly taking out its next significant overhead resistance levels at $4.51 to $4.56, or even its 200-day moving average of $5.34.

Cleveland BioLabs

Cleveland BioLabs (CBLI) is a biotechnology company. CBLI is focused on developing biodefense, tissue protection and cancer treatment drugs based on the concept of modulation of cell death for therapeutic benefit. This stock is trading up 6.6 % at $2.28 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $2.14-$2.35

52-Week Range: $1.15-$4.06

Volume: 99,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 171,386

From a technical perspective, CBLI is trending higher here with light volume. This move has started to push CBLI back above its 200-day moving average of $2.25, and it’s moving the stock within range of a near-term breakout trade. That trade will trigger once CBLI clears some near-term overhead resistance at $2.43 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in CBLI as long as it’s trending above today’s low of $2.14, and then once it sustains a move or close above $2.43 with volume that’s near or above 171,386 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then CBLI will have a great chance of re-testing or possibly taking out its next major overhead resistance levels at $3 to $3.50.

Lone Pine Resources

Lone Pine Resources (LPR) is an independent oil and gas exploration, development, and production company with operations in Canada within the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec and the Northwest Territories. This stock is trading up 18% at $1.75 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $1.47-$1.84

52-Week Range: $1.09-$8.21

Volume: 1.7 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 861,136

From a technical perspective, LPR is exploding higher here right off some near-term support at $1.50 with heavy volume. This move has pushed LPR above some near-term overhead resistance at $1.54, and it’s now flirting with its 50-day moving average of $1.76.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in LPR as long as it’s trending above its 50-day with strong upside volume flows. I would consider any upside volume day that registers near or above 861,136 shares as bullish. If LPR can maintain its trend above $1.76, then this stock has an excellent chance of re-testing or possibly taking out its next major overhead resistance levels at $2 to $2.40.

Broadwind Energy

Broadwind Energy (BWEN) is engaged in providing products and services to energy, mining and infrastructure sector customers, primarily in the U.S. This stock is trading up 9.7% at $2.57 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $2.30-$2.61

52-Week Range: $1.70-$9.20

Volume: 173,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 108,512

From a technical perspective, BWEN is ripping higher here right off some near-term support at $2.25 with above-average volume. This move has also pushed BWEN back above its 50-day moving average of $2.45, and it’s moving it within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit once BWEN manages to clear some near-term overhead resistance at $2.62 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in BWEN as long as it’s trending above $2.25, and then once it sustains a move or close above $2.62 with volume that’s near or above 108,512 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then BWEN as an excellent chance of re-testing or possibly taking out its next major overhead resistance levels at $3.14 to $4.

Transition Therapeutics

Transition Therapeutics (TTHI) is a product-focused biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for disease indications with large markets. This stock is trading up 4.6% at $2.26 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $2.11-$2.26

52-Week Range: $1.15-$2.74

Volume: 18,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 25,539

From a technical perspective, TTHI is trending higher here back above its 50-day moving average of $2.15 with decent volume. This move is quickly pushing TTHI within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit once TTHI takes out some near-term overhead resistance at $2.27 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in TTHI as long as its trending above its 50-day, and then once it sustains a move or close above $2.27 with volume that’s near or above 25,539 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then TTHI will have an excellent chance of re-testing or possibly taking out its next major overhead resistance levels at $2.60 to $2.74. Keep in mind that TTHI would trigger a major breakout if it were to clear $2.74 to $2.79 with high volume. That would push the stock into new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action.

To see more stocks hat are making notable moves higher today, check out the Stocks Under $10 Moving Higher portfolio on Stockpickr.

-- Written by Roberto Pedone in Winderemere, Fla.


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

Roberto Pedone, based out of Windermere, Fla., is an independent trader who focuses on stocks, options, futures, commodities and currencies. He is also an outside contributor to Beconequity.com and maintains the website Maddmoney.net, which he sold to Blue Wave Advisors in 2008. Roberto studied International Business at The Milwaukee School of Engineering, and he spent a year overseas studying business in Lubeck, Germany.