Stock Quotes in this Article: ASYS, ENMD, MVIS, TCX, AVL

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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 upgrade.

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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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School Specialty

School Specialty (SCHS) is an education company serving the pre-kindergarten through 12th grade market with instructional solutions that address a range of educational needs, from basic school supplies to standards-based curriculum solutions. This stock is trading up 11.2% to $3.77 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $3.40-$3.92

52-Week Range: $2.15-$15.37

Volume: 229,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 227,233

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From a technical perspective, SCHS is ripping higher here with above average volume, and the stock has entered breakout territory since it’s moved above $3.24 to $3.38. This move is quickly pushing SCHS within range of triggering another major breakout trade. That trade will trigger once SCHS takes out some past overhead resistance at $4.03 and then its 200-day moving average of $4.10 with high volume.

Traders should look for long-biased trades once SCHS sustains a move or close above those levels with volume that’s near or above 227,233 shares. If we get that action today or soon, then look for SCHS to hit its next significant overhead resistance level at $4.78, or possibly even $7.

Tucows

Tucows (TCX) focuses on serving the needs of network of resellers by providing services, interfaces, customer service, reseller-oriented technology and design and development processes. This stock is trading up 9.9% to $1.22 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $1.12-$1.29

52-Week Range: $0.71-$1.72

Volume: 176,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 399,871

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From a technical perspective, TCX is ripping higher here with light volume. This move is quickly pushing the stock within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit once TCX takes out its 50-day moving average of $1.29, and then some more overhead resistance at $1.43 with high-volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades once TCX sustains a move or close above those levels with volume that’s near or above 399,871 shares. If we get that action soon, then TCX has a great chance of re-testing and possibly taking out its May high of $1.72 in the near future.

Amtech Systems

Amtech Systems (ASYS) is a global provider of thermal processing systems, including related automation, parts and services for the solar/photovoltaic, semiconductor, silicon wafer and microelectromechanical systems industries. This stock is trading up 8% at $4.28 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $3.91-$4.31

52-Week Range: $3.65-$21.25

Volume: 127,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 162,098

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From a technical perspective, ASYS is moving sharply higher here with decent volume following some recent weakness where the stock hit a 52-week low of $3.65.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades if ASYS can manage to trigger a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit once ASYS takes out some near-term overhead resistance at $4.48 and then its 50-day moving average of $5.03 with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above those levels with volume that’s near or above 162,098 shares. If we get that action soon, then ASYS could easily hit $6 to $7 in the near future.

Rediff.com

Rediff.com (REDF), along with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the business of providing online Internet-based services, focusing on India and the global Indian community. This stock is trading up 5% at $4.14 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $3.90-$4.24

52-Week Range: $3.50-$14.48

Volume: 89,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 84,067

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From a technical perspective, REDF is jumping higher here off some recent support at around 43.84 with above average volume. This move is quickly pushing REDF within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit once REDF takes out some near-term overhead resistance at $4.29 to $4.32, and then once it moves above its 50-day at $4.66 and more resistance at $4.79 with high-volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades once REDF sustains a move or close above those levels with volume that’s near or above 84,067 shares. At last check, volume has hit 89,000 today and the stock has tagged an intraday high of $4.25. If we get that breakout soon, then look for REDF could easily hit $6 to $7. Keep in mind, that REDF will only have a chance of hitting those targets if it maintains a trend above its 50-day with strong upside volume flows.

EntreMed

EntreMed (ENMD) is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing focused on developing ENMD-2076, an Aurora A and angiogenic kinase inhibitor for the treatment of cancer. This stock is trading up 16% at $2.33 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $1.98-$2.39

52-Week Range: $0.90-$3.10

Volume: 121,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 16,192

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From a technical perspective, ENMD is skyrocketing here with above average volume. This move is happening right around its 50-day moving average of $1.93, and it’s pushing ENMD into breakout territory since the stock has moved above some resistance at $2 to $2.23.

Traders should now look for the next major breakout trade to trigger for ENMD. That trade will hit once the stock takes out some past overhead resistance at $2.50 with high-volume. Traders should look for long-biased trades once ENMD sustains a move or close above $2.50 with volume that’s near or above 16,192 shares. If we get that action soon, then I expect ENMD to re-test and possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $2.82 to $3.10. Any high-volume move above $3.10 would be very bullish since that’s the 52-week high for ENMD.

Avalon Rare Metals

Avalon Rare Metals (AVL) is a Canada-based mineral exploration and development company. The company’s primary focus is on rare metals and minerals, including tin, lithium, tantalum, niobium, cesium, indium, gallium, zirconium and calcium feldspar. This stock is trading up 5.3% to $1.63 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $1.54-$1.67

52-Week Range: $1.36-$6.91

Volume: 569,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 506,967

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From a technical perspective, shares of AVL are moving sharply higher here with above average volume. This move is quickly pushing AVL within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit once AVL takes out its 50-day moving average of $1.67, and then once it moves above some near-term overhead resistance at $1.72 to $1.80 with high-volume.

Traders should look for long-biased trades once AVL sustains a move or close above those levels with volume that’s near or above 506,967 shares. If we get that action soon, then AVL could easily tag its 200-day moving average of $2.63 in the near future. Keep in mind that this stock has been trending sideways for the last two months between $1.36 and $1.80. If that breakout hits with volume, then it will mean that AVL has taken out the upside of its range, which is bullish technical price action.

Microvision

Microvision (MVIS) develops high-resolution miniature laser display and imaging engines based upon its PicoP display engine technology. This stock is trading up 18% at $1.89 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $1.60-$1.95

52-Week Range: $1.11-$11.04

Volume: 1.2 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 750,506

From a technical perspective, MVIS is registering a monster rip right off some recent support at $1.56 with above average volume. This move is quickly pushing MVIS within range of taking out its 50-day moving average of $2.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades as long as MVIS is trending above its 50-day with strong upside volume flows. I would consider any upside volume day that registers near or above 750,506 shares as bullish. If we get that action soon, then MVIS could easily soar back towards $2.75 and possibly even its 200-day moving average of $3.40. Keep in mind that those bullish targets can only get hit if MVIS maintains a high-volume trend above its 50-day.

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.