Stock Quotes in this Article: EXEL, GBG, JAG, NG, GTAT

WINDERMERE, Fla. (Stockpickr) -- At Stockpickr, we track daily portfolios of stocks that are the biggest percentage gainers and the biggest percentage losers. 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.

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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  • Jaguar Mining JAG

    This is a gold mining company engaged in gold production and in the acquisition, exploration, development and operation of gold mineral properties in Brazil. This stock is trading up 6.3% to $1.35 in recent trading.

    Today's Range: $1.28-$1.39
    52-week Range: $1.16-$8.18
    Volume: 1,514,000
    Three-Month Average Volume: 2,418,310

    From a technical perspective, JAG is ripping higher here on decent volume. This move is coming off oversold conditions, since JAG has a current relative strength index (RSI) reading of 32.11. Traders should now look for long-biased trades if JAG can manage to trigger a major breakout trade. That trade will hit once JAG takes out some near-term overhead resistance at $1.40 to $1.48 with high volume.

    Look for a sustained move or close above those levels with volume that's near or above 2,418,310 shares. If we get that action soon, then JAG could easy spike back above $2 and possibly hit its 50-day moving average of $2.68.

    Great Basin Gold GBG

    Mining company Great Basin Gold is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of precious metal deposits. This stock is trading up 2.88% to 73 cents in recent trading.

    Today's Range: $0.69-$0.77
    52-week Range: $0.48-$2.37
    Volume: 2,666,000
    Three-Month Average Volume: 1,642,520

    From a technical perspective, GBG is moving modestly higher here on above-average volume. This move is a continuation of momentum from Monday after GBG closed above its 50-day moving average of 65 cents on above-average volume.

    Traders should now look for long-biased trades once GBG manages to trigger a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit once GBG takes out some near-term overhead resistance at 74 cents to 78 cents, with above-average volume.

    Look for a sustained move or close above those levels with volume that's near or above 1,642,520 shares. If we get that action today or soon, then I would look for GBG to trade up toward its next significant overhead resistance levels at 93 cents to 98 cents, or even possibly its 200-day moving average of $1.15.

    Rubicon Minerals RBY

    This is a mineral exploration company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of gold and base-metal exploration properties both through company funded and partner-funded exploration. This stock is trading up 3.3% at $2.80 in recent trading.

    Today's Range: $2.71-$2.81
    52-week Range: $2.55-$4.82
    Volume: 407,000
    Three-Month Average Volume: 993,147

    From a technical perspective, RBY is moving modestly higher here on below-average volume. This move is coming off some previous support levels at around $2.60 to $2.65. Traders should now look for long-biased trades if RBY can manage to maintain its trend above $2.60 to $2.65, and then break back above its 50-day moving average of $2.95 with high volume.

    Look for a sustained move or close above those levels with volume that's near or above 993,147 shares. If we get that action soon, look for RBY to tag its next major overhead resistance levels at $3.22 to $3.37, or possibly hit its 200-day moving average of $3.59.

    On the flipside, I would avoid RBY if it fails to keep a trend above its 50-day with strong upside volume flows.

    GT Advanced Technologies GTAT

    This company, through its subsidiaries, is a global provider of polysilicon production technology and multicrystalline ingot growth systems and related photovoltaic manufacturing services for the solar industry. It also provides sapphire growth systems and material for the light emitting diode (LED) and other specialty markets. GTAT is trading up 6.8%, at $4.40, in recent trading.

    Today's Range: $4.08-$4.49
    52-week Range: $3.92-$17.50
    Volume: 1,646,000

    Three-Month Average Volume: 2,881,390

    From a technical perspective, GTAT is bouncing hard here off some previous support levels at $3.92 to $4 with below-average volume. This move is also coming off oversold conditions, since GTAT has a relative strength index (RSI) reading of 32.60.

    Traders should now look for long-biased trades if GTAT can manage to trigger a major near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit once GTAT takes out some near-term overhead resistance at $4.45 to $4.49 (today's high) with high volume.

    Look for a sustained move or close above those levels with volume that's near or above 2,881,390 shares. If we get that action soon, look for GTAT to tag $5.50, or possibly its 50-day moving average of $6.32.

    RF Micro Devices RFMD

    This company is engaged in the design and manufacture of radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies. This stock is trading up 11.7%, at $3.97, in recent trading.

    Today's Range: $3.55-$3.92
    52-week Range: $3.45-$7.89
    Volume: 4,274,000
    Three-Month Average Volume: 3,706,350

    Shares of RFMD are soaring today, after Avian Securities upgraded the stock from neutral to positive.

    From a technical perspective, RFMD is skyrocketing here on above-average volume. This move is coming off some previous support levels at $3.45 to $3.50. Traders should now look for long-biased trades, if RFMD can manage to clear some near-term overhead resistance at $4.05, and then its 50-day moving average of $4.19 with high volume.

    Look for a sustained move or close above those levels with volume that's near or above 3,706,350 shares. If we get that action soon, then look for RFMD to hit its next significant overhead resistance levels $4.47 to $4.56, or possibly even $5.02.

    On the flipside, I would avoid RFMD from the long side if it fails to maintain a trend back above its 50-day at $4.19.

    NovaGold Resources NG

    This is a precious metals company engaged in the exploration and development of mineral properties in North America. This stock is trading up 4.8% at $6.68 in recent trading.

    Today's Range: $6.30-$6.71
    52-week Range: $4.98-$11.77
    Volume: 3,643,000
    Three-Month Average Volume: 4,054,490

    From a technical perspective, NG is ripping higher here, back above its 50-day moving average of $6.32 with decent volume. This move is a continuation of momentum from Monday when NG broke out above some resistance at $5.85 to $5.99 with above-average volume. Traders should continue to look for long-biased trades as long as NG is trending above its 50-day with strong upside volume flows.

    I would consider any upside volume day that registers volume near or above 4,054,490 shares as bullish. If we continue to see that trend, look for NG to easily hit its next major overhead resistance levels at $7.30 to $7.35, or possibly even its 200-day moving average of $8.18.

    Exelixis EXEL

    This is a biotechnology company engaged in developing small molecule therapies for the treatment of cancer. The stock is trading up 4.2% to $4.70 in recent trading.

    Today's Range: $4.49-$4.72
    52-week Range: $3.94-$10.17
    Volume: 885,000
    Three-Month Average Volume: 1,645,790

    Shares of EXEL are ripping higher today after the company reported positive updated interim data from an ongoing phase 2 trial of cabozantinib in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer of CRPC and bone metastases.

    From a technical perspective, EXEL is moving higher here off some previous support levels at $4.37 to $4.38 with below-average volume. This move is quickly pushing EXEL within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit once EXEL takes out its 50-day moving average of $4.86, and then its 200-day moving average of $5.32 with high volume.

    Traders should now look for long-biased trades off a sustained move or close above $4.86 to $5.32 with volume that's near or above 1,645,790 shares. If we get that action soon, then EXEL could easily hit its next significant overhead resistance level at $5.90.

    On the flipside, I would avoid EXEL from the long side, if it fails to sustain a trend above its 50-day and 200-day with strong upside volume flows.

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