Stock Quotes in this Article: DVAX, GSS, GST, LDK, UPIP

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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.

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Dynavax Technologies

Dynavax Technologies (DVAX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, discovers and develops novel products to prevent and treat infectious diseases, asthma and inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. This stock closed up 9.2% to $2.13 on Tuesday.

Tuesday's Range: $1.91-$2.14

52-Week Range: $1.74-$5.34

Volume: 3.27 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 3.26 million

From a technical perspective, DVAX ripped higher here off oversold territory with above-average volume. This stock recently gapped down from around $3 to $1.87 with heavy downside volume. Shares of DVAX went on hit its recent low of $1.74 and the stock entered oversold territory, since its relative strength index reading went below 30. That said, shares of DVAX have now started to rebound off that $1.74 and shares are quickly approaching a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if DVAX manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance at $2.13 to $2.14 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in DVAX as long as it’s trending above Tuesday’s low of $1.91, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 3.26 million shares. If that breakout hits soon, then DVAX will set up to re-fill some of its previous gap down zone from late February that started near $3. Some possible upside targets if DVAX gets into that gap with volume are $2.70 to its 50-day moving average at $2.80.

LDK Solar

LDK Solar (LDK), a solar module manufacturer, closed up 4.6% to $1.58 on Tuesday.

Tuesday's Range: $1.51-$1.59

52-Week Range: $0.71-$4.96

Volume: 1 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 2.91 million

From a technical perspective, LDK bounced sharply higher here right off its 200-day moving average of $1.48 and right above some near-term support at $1.46 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has been downtrending for the last month, with shares dropping from its recent high of $2.06 to its recent low of $1.50. During that move, shares of LDK have been consistently making lower highs and lower lows, which is bearish technical price action. That said, shares of LDK have now successfully re-tested some previous support levels around $1.50 and the stock looks poised for higher prices.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in LDK as long as it’s trending above $1.50 to $1.46, and then once it sustains a move or close above some near-term overhead resistance at $1.64 to $1.65 with volume that hits near or above 2.91 million shares. If that breakout hits soon, then LDK will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at its 50-day moving average of $1.77 to more near-term resistance levels at $1.85 to $2.06.

Unwired Planet

Unwired Planet (UPIP) provides open Internet-based communication infrastructure software and applications. This stock closed up 5.8% to $2.19 on Tuesday.

Tuesday's Range: $2.06-$2.25

52-Week Range: $1.17-$3.19

Volume: 343,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 432,435

From a technical perspective, shares of UPIP ripped higher here right above some near-term support at $2 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has been trending sideways for the last month and change, with shares moving between $1.88 on the downside and $2.24 on the upside. This move is now quickly pushing shares of UPIP within range of breaking out above the upper-end of its recent range. That breakout will hit if UPIP takes out $2.24 and Tuesday’s high of $2.25 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in UPIP as long as it’s trending above Tuesday’s low of $2.06 or above its 50-day at $1.87 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 432,435 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then UPIP will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $2.52 to $2.65. Any high-volume move above $2.65 will then put $3 to $3.19 into range for shares of UPIP.

Golden Star Resources

Golden Star Resources (GSS) is an international gold mining and exploration company that produces gold in Ghana, West Africa and conducts gold exploration in West Africa and in South America. This stock closed up 3.1% to $1.65 on Tuesday.

Tuesday's Range: $1.58-$1.66

52-Week Range: $0.90-$2.11

Volume: 1.51 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 1.69 million

From a technical perspective, GSS bounced higher today right off its 200-day moving average of $1.57 with decent upside volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of GSS within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if GSS manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance at $1.69 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in GSS as long as it’s trending above its 200-day at $1.57 and then once it sustains a move or close above $1.69 with volume that hits near or above 1.69 million shares. If that breakout hits soon, then GSS will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $1.80 to $1.92. Any high-volume move above $1.92 will then put $2.03 to $2.10 into range for shares of GSS.

Gastar Exploration

Gastar Exploration (GST) is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development and production of natural gas and oil in the U.S. This stock closed up 5.5% to $1.34 on Tuesday.

Tuesday's Range: $1.29-$1.37

52-Week Range: $0.70-$3.36

Volume: 503,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 302,557

From a technical perspective, GST trended higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $1.19 with above-average volume. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last three months, with shares moving higher from its low of 70 cents to its recent high of $1.38. During that move, shares of GST have been mostly making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of GST within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if GST manages to clear some near-term overhead resistance levels at $1.38 to its 200-day moving average of $1.43 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in GST as long as it’s trending above its 50-day at $1.19, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 302,557 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then GST will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $1.80 to $1.96. Any high-volume move above $1.96 will then put $2 to $2.12 into range for shares of GST.

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 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 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.