Stock Quotes in this Article: EXAS, OWW, VICL, ENPH, NAVB

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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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Vical

Vical (VICL) researches and develops biopharmaceutical products based on its patented DNA delivery technologies for the prevention and treatment of serious or life-threatening diseases. This stock is trading up 1.9% to $4.11 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $4.02-$4.15

52-Week Range: $2.61-$4.74

Volume: 381,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 608,231

From a technical perspective, VICL is bouncing higher here right above some near-term support at $3.86 with lighter-than-average volume. This move is starting to push shares of VICL within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if VICL manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $4.16 to $4.30 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in VICL as long as it’s trending above some key near-term support at $3.86, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 608,231 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then VICL will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $4.74 to $4.82. Any high-volume move above those levels will then put $5 to $5.30 into range for shares of VICL.

Navidea Biopharmaceuticals

Navidea Biopharmaceuticals (NAVB) is a biomedical company engaged in the development and commercialization of innovative surgical and diagnostic products that enhance patient care by meeting the critical decision making needs of physicians. This stock is trading up 5.4% to $2.69 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $2.65-$2.76

52-Week Range: $2.14-$4.77

Volume: 2.36 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 1.46 million

Shares of NAVB are trending higher today after the company reported favorable new clinical trial results for its imaging agent Lymphoseek.

From a technical perspective, NAVB is spiking higher here and gapping up right above some near-term support at $2.42 with above-average volume. This stock had been downtrending for the last month, with shares moving lower from its high of $3.59 to its recent low of $2.42. During that move, shares of NAVB had been mostly making lower highs and lower lows, which is bearish technical price action. That said, shares of NAVB are now spiking off news and quickly moving within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if NAVB manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance at $2.79 and then once it clears both its 50-day at $3 and its 200-day at $3.16 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in NAVB as long as it’s trending above $2.42, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 1.46 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then NAVB will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $3.59 to $4.00.

Enphase Energy

Enphase Energy (ENPH) has pioneered a new inverter technology for the solar industry that increases energy production, simplifies design and installation, improves system uptime and reliability, and reduces fire safety risk. This stock is trading up 2.8% to $5.84 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $5.69-$6.03

52-Week Range: $1.92-$9.57

Volume: 118,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 256,907

From a technical perspective, ENPH is bouncing higher here right off some near-term support at $5.54 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last five months, with shares soaring higher from its low of $1.92 to its recent high of $6.70. During that uptrend, shares of ENPH have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move is now pushing shares of ENPH within range of triggering a breakout trade. That trade will hit if ENPH manages to take out some key overhead resistance levels at 6.70 to $6.89 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in ENPH as long as it’s trending above some key near-term support at $5.54 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 256,907 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then ENPH will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $7.35 to $8.

Orbitz Worldwide

Orbitz Worldwide (OWW) is a global online travel company that uses innovative technology to enable leisure and business travelers to search for and book a range of travel products. This stock is trading up 6.3% to $5.96 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $5.74-$5.99

52-Week Range: $2.07-$5.99

Volume: 574,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 455,648

From a technical perspective, OWW is ripping higher here right off some near-term support at $5.50 with above-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of OWW within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if OWW manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance and its 52-week high at $5.99 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in OWW as long as it’s trending above some key near-term support at $5.50 or at $5.19 and then once it sustains a move or close above $5.99 with volume that hits near or above 455,648 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then OWW will set up to enter new 52-week high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that move are $7 to $8.

Gaiam

Gaiam (GAIA) is a lifestyle media and products company providing a selection of information, media, products and services to customers who value yoga, fitness, wellness, personal development, and responsible media. This stock is trading up 5.2% to $4.45 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $4.24-$4.47

52-Week Range: $2.23-$4.54

Volume: 287,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 26,592

From a technical perspective, GAIA is ripping higher here right off some near-term support around $4.20 with above-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of GAIA within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if GAIA manages to take out its 52-week high at $4.54 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in GAIA as long as it’s trending above $4.20, and then once it sustains a move or close above $4.54 with volume that hits near or above 26,592 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then GAIA will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $5.25 to $6.

Exact Sciences

Exact Sciences (EXAS) is a molecular diagnostics company whose activities include early detection and prevention of colorectal cancer. This stock is trading up 4% to $9.92 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $9.51-$9.96

52-Week Range: $8.87-$12.30

Volume: 584,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 641,600

From a technical perspective, EXAS is bouncing strongly right above some near-term support at $9.31 with decent upside volume. This stock has been downtrending for the last three months, with shares falling from its high of $11.98 to its recent low of $9.31. During that move, shares of EXAS have been mostly making lower highs and lower lows, which is bearish technical price action. That said, shares of EXAS are now rebounding off that $9.31 low and it’s quickly moving within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if EXAS manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance at $10.22 and then once it clears both its 200-day at $10.46 and its 50-day at $10.62 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in EXAS as long as it’s trending above today’s low of $9.51, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 641,600 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then EXAS will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $11 to $11.44.

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.