Stock Quotes in this Article: KITD, LEAP, NYT, TASR, XNPT

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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.

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.

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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.

Cleantech Solutions

Cleantech Solutions (CLNT) manufactures and sells forged products and fabricated products to a range of clean technology customers, including forged rolled rings and related products for the wind power industry and other industries and equipment to the solar industry. This stock is trading up 6.6% to $2.26 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $2.16-$2.55

52-Week Range: $1.65-$10.10

Volume: 73,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 25,293

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From a technical perspective, CLNT is bouncing here off some near-term support at around $2.10 with above average volume. This stock has been stuck in a nasty downtrend for the last four months, with shares plunging from $8.81 to a recent low of $2.03. During that downtrend, shares of CLNT have consistently made lower highs and lower lows, which is bearish technical price action. That said, CLNT has now possibly put in a double bottom at around $2.10 to $2.03.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades once CLNT sustains a move or close above its 50-day moving average at $2.67 and its 200-day at $3.11 with high volume. Look for volume on that move that registers near or above 25,293 shares. If we get that action soon, then CLNT could tag $3.50 to $4 in the near future.

XenoPort

XenoPort (XNPT) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing a portfolio of internally for the treatment of neurological disorders. This stock is trading up 19% to $8.06 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $7.08-$8.10

52-Week Range: $3.46-$7.79

Volume: 2 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 510,951

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From a technical perspective, XNPT is skyrocketing to the upside here with monster volume, and the stock has now entered breakout territory since it’s moved above some near-term overhead resistance at $6.70 to $6.76. High-volume breakouts like this are very bullish technical price action.

Traders should now look for long-biased traders off any weakness, as long as XNPT can sustain its trend above $6.70 and with strong upside volume flows. I would consider any upside volume day that registers near or above 510,951 shares as bullish. If we continue to see XNPT hold that trend, then this stock has a great chance of re-testing and possibly taking out its next major overhead resistance levels at $11.34 to $11.82.

Keep in mind that there’s also some past resistance at $7.79 that might be worth keying off of for higher prices.

Leap Wireless

Leap Wireless (LEAP) is a wireless communications carrier that offers digital wireless services in the U.S. under the Cricket brand. This stock is trading up 9.5% at $5.53 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $5.29-$5.62

52-Week Range: $4.68-$14.08

Volume: 2.1 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 2.4 million

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From a technical perspective, LEAP is bouncing here right around some major support zones at $5 to $4.91 with decent volume. This stock is quickly approaching its 50-day moving average of $5.74.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades once LEAP can sustain a move or close over $5.74 with high volume. Look for volume off that move that registers near or above 2,384,030 shares. If we get that action today or soon, then LEAP could easily re-test and possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $6.75 to $6.92, or even its 200-day moving average of $7.73.

Origin Agritech

Origin Agritech (SEED) is a technology-focused crop seed company serving mainland China. The company’s activities include the specialization in the research and development, production, and sales and marketing of crop seeds throughout China. This stock is trading up 10% at $1.52 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $1.37-$1.62

52-Week Range: $1.30-$4.49

Volume: 541,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 107,376

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From a technical perspective, SEED is blasting to the upside here with monster volume. This move has briefly pushed SEED above its 50-day moving average of $1.52. At last check, SEED has hit an intraday high of $1.62 and volume is well above its three-month average action of 107,376 shares.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in SEED as long as it’s trending above its 50-day with strong upside volume flows. I would consider any upside volume day that registers near or above 107,376 shares as bullish. If SEED can maintain that trend, then this stock has a great chance of re-testing and possibly taking out its next major overhead resistance levels at $1.87 to $1.94, or possibly even its 200-day moving average of $2.20.

New York Times

New York Times (NYT) is a global, multimedia news and information company that includes newspapers, digital businesses, investments in paper mills and other investments. This stock is trading up 11.3% at $7.85 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $7.20-$7.97

52-Week Range: $5.50-$8.92

Volume: 1 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 1.1 million

Shares of NYT are soaring today after the company reported better-than-expected second quarter results. The company reported an adjusted profit of 14 cents per share on revenue of $515.2 million, versus Wall Street estimates of 13 cents on $511 million in revenue.

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From a technical perspective, NYT is making a powerful bounce right off its 50-day at $6.98 and its 200-day at $7.06 with solid volume. This move is quickly pushing NYT within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit once NYT takes out some overhead resistance levels at $8 to $8.46 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in NYT as long as it’s trending above some near-term resistance at $7.70, and then once it clears both of those moving averages with high volume. Look for volume off that move that hits near or above its three-month average volume of 1.1 million shares. If we get that action, then look for NYT to challenge its next major overhead resistance levels at $9.73 to $10.00, or possibly even $11.00.

KIT Digital

KIT Digital (KITD), through its operating subsidiaries, provides enterprise clients an end-to-end technology platform for managing IP-based video assets across the browser, mobile device and Internet protocol television set-top-box-enabled television sets. This stock is trading up 11.8% at $3.50 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $3.13-$3.50

52-Week Range: $2.64-$12.65

Volume: 403,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 1.2 million

From a technical perspective, KITD is ripping to the upside here right off some near-term support at $3.02 with low volume. This move is quickly pushing KITD within range of its 50-day moving average of $3.85.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades if KITD can manage to take out $3.85 with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above $3.85 with volume that’s near or above 1.2 million shares. If we get that action soon, then this stock could challenge some stiff near-term overhead resistance at around $4.75 to $4.80.

Keep in mind that KITD has put in a lower low since it tagged its 52-week low of $2.64 in June, with the stock now trading over $3.02. All the bulls need now is for KITD to sustain a trend over its 50-day to put the stock back into range of a bullish near-term uptrend.

Taser International

Taser International (TASR) is engaged in development, manufacture and sale of electronic control devices designed for use in the law enforcement, military, corrections, private security and personal defense markets. This stock is trading up 8.8% to $5.30 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $5.16-$5.40

52-Week Range: $3.55-$6.49

Volume: 817,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 463,854

Shares of TASR are ripping higher today after the company reported earnings of 6 cents per share, versus Wall Street estimates of 2 cents per share. The company’s revenue was up 33% compared to the same quarter last year.

From a technical perspective, TASR is gapping up sharply here back above its 200-day moving average at $4.97 and its 50-day moving average at $5.20 with heavy volume. This move is quickly pushing TASR within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit once TASR takes out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $5.39 to $5.58 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased as long as TASR is trending above its 50-day, and then once it takes out $5.39 to $5.58 with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above $5.39 to $5.58 with volume that’s near or above 464,854 shares. If we get that action soon, then TASR could be well on its way towards re-testing or possibly taking out its 2011 high of $6.49.

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.