Stock Quotes in this Article: CPRX, DNN, HNSN, LDK, ATRS

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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.

Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners

Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners (CPRX) is a development-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of prescription drugs targeting addiction diseases and disorders of the central nervous system with a focus on the treatment of addiction and epilepsy. This stock is trading up 17.4% to $1.81 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $1.60-$1.84

52-Week Range: $0.50-$1.97

Volume: 2.2 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 904,470

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From a technical perspective, CPRX is skyrocketing here with monster volume. This move has pushed the stock well above some previous overhead resistance levels at $1.54 to $1.55, and it’s sent CPRX into a previous gap down zone. Traders should now watch for CPRX to trigger its next major breakout trade. That trade will hit once CPRX takes out some near-term overhead resistance at $1.97 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in CPRX as long as it’s trending above today’s low of $1.60, and then once it sustains a move or close above $1.97 with volume that’s near or above 904,470 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then CPRX will have a great chance of re-testing or possibly taking out its next major overhead resistance levels at $2.25 to $2.60.

Hansen Medical

Hansen Medical (HNSN) develops, manufactures and markets a generation of medical robotics designed for accurate positioning, manipulation and stable control of catheters and catheter-based technologies. This stock is trading up 10.2% to $1.72 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $1.56-$1.76

52-Week Range: $1.42-$4.46

Volume: 366,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 325,391

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From a technical perspective, HNSN is bouncing strong here off some near-term support at $1.50 with above-average volume. This move has started to push HNSN back above its 50-day at $1.68, and within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade above $1.75 to $1.82.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in HNSN as long as its trending above its 50-day moving average, and then once it sustains a move or close above $1.75 to $1.82 with volume that’s near or above 325,391 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then HNSN will have a great chance of trading back towards its 200-day moving average of $2.49. Keep in mind that there’s some more resistance at $1.92 to $2.24, but if HNSN can stay above its 50-day with solid upside volume flows, then it should take those levels out.

Antares Pharma

Antares Pharma (ATRS) is a pharma company that focuses on self-injection pharmaceutical products and technologies and topical gel-based products. This stock is trading up 4.5% at $4.12 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $3.94-$4.25

52-Week Range: $1.51-$5.58

Volume: 1.2 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 1.7 million

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From a technical perspective, ATRS is moving notably higher here with decent volume. This move is quickly pushing ATRS within range of triggering near-term breakout trade. That trade will trigger once ATRS manages to clear some near-term overhead resistance at $4.10, and then once it takes out its 50-day moving average of $4.35 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in ATRS as long as it’s trending above today’s low of $3.94, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that’s near or above 1.8 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then this stock will have a great chance of re-testing or possibly taking out its next major overhead resistance levels at $4.86 to$5.58.

Denison Mines

Denison Mines (DNN) is engaged in uranium exploration, development, mining and milling, with uranium mining projects in both the U.S. and Canada and development projects in Canada, the U.S., Zambia and Mongolia. This stock is trading up 13% at $1.64 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $1.44-$1.68

52-Week Range: $0.81-$2.07

Volume: 9.7 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 466,742

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From a technical perspective, DNN is ripping to the upside here with monster volume. This move has pushed DNN back above its 200-day moving average at $1.53, and back above some past overhead resistance at $1.59. At last check, DNN has hit an intraday high of $1.68 and volume is well above its three-month average of 466,742 shares.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in DNN once it manages to trigger its next major breakout trade. That trade will hit once DNN takes out some past overhead resistance at $1.71. Traders should look for long-biased trades in DNN as long as its trending above its 200-day, and then once it sustains a move or close above $1.71 with volume that’s near or above 466,742 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then DNN will have a great chance of re-testing or possibly taking out its next major overhead resistance level at $1.98 to $2.07.

LDK Solar

LDK Solar (LDK) is a vertically integrated manufacturer of photovoltaic products. This stock is trading up 4.3% to $1.25 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $1.17-$1.27

52-Week Range: $1.16-$6.92

Volume: 568,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 788,920

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From a technical perspective, LDK is bouncing here off some near-term support and its 52-weeek low of $1.16 with decent volume. This move is quickly pushing LDK within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit once LDK clears some near-term overhead resistance at $1.31, and then once it takes out its 50-day moving average at $1.45 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in LDK as long as it’s trending above $1.16, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that’s near or above 788,920 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then LDK will setup to re-test and possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $1.62 to $1.70. Any high-volume move above those levels will then put $1.90 to $2.05 into range for LDK.

To see more stocks under-$10 that 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.