Stock Quotes in this Article: BPZ, CISG, FOLD, HMY, MPG, SGYP

 

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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.

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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Amicus Therapeutics (FOLD)

This is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of a new class of orally-administered, small molecule drugs, for the treatment of a range of human genetic diseases. This stock is trading up 4.4% to $2.64 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $2.47-$2.68

52-Week Range: $2.52-$7.29

Volume: 2.64 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 867,526

From a technical perspective, FOLD is bouncing higher here right off its 52-week low of $2.47 with heavy upside volume. This bounce is coming after FOLD gapped down big last week from over $5.75 to under $3.25 with heavy downside volume. Following that gap, shares of FOLD continued lower below $3 with above-average volume flows. That move has pushed FOLD into oversold territory, since its relative strength index (RSI) reading is now 23.99. Oversold can always get more oversold, but it's also an area where a stock can see a sharp bounce from.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in FOLD as long as it's trending above its 52-week low of $2.47, and then once it sustains a move or close above some near-term overhead resistance at $2.75 with volume that hits near or above 867,526 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then FOLD will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $3 to its gap down day high of $3.43.

Regulus Therapeutics (RGLS)

This is a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing drugs that target microRNAs to treat a broad range of diseases. This stock is trading up 12% to $5.81 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $5.21-$5.97

52-Week Range: $4.02-$5.95

Volume: 33,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 63,475

From a technical perspective, RGLS is soaring higher here right off some near-term support at $5.20 with lighter volume. This stock has been uptrending strongly for the last few weeks, with shares moving higher from $4.24 to its intraday high of $5.97. During that move, shares of RGLS have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed RGLS within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit once RGLS takes out its all-time high of $5.95 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in RGLS once it sustains a move or close above $5.95 to 5.97 with volume that hits near or above 63,475 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then RGLS will set up to enter new all-time high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $7 to $8 in the near future.

CNinsure (CISG)

This is an independent insurance intermediary company operating in China. This stock is trading up 3.5% to $6.85 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $6.60-$6.99

52-Week Range: $5.00-$9.02

Volume: 157,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 194,267

From a technical perspective, CISG is bouncing higher here right above its 200-day at $6.35 and back above its 50-day at $6.84 with decent volume. This move is quickly pushing CISG within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit once CISG takes out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $6.85 to $7 with high volume. At last check, CISG has hit an intraday high of $7 and volume is tracking in just a bit below its three-month average action of 194,267 shares.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in CISG as long as it's trending above its 200-day at $6.35, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 194,267 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then CISG will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $8 to $8.29. Any move above those levels will then put $9 into focus for shares of CISG.

BPZ Resources (BPZ)

This is an independent oil and gas company focused on the exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas in Peru and Ecuador. This stock is trading up 6.4% to $2.96 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $2.72-$2.97

52-Week Range: $2.01-$4.64

Volume: 960,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 466,774

From a technical perspective, BPZ is trending higher here back above its 200-day moving average of $2.87 with above-average volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of BPZ within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if BPZ can manage to clear some near-term overhead resistance levels at $2.99 to $3 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in BPZ as long as it's trending above its 200-day at $2.61, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 466,774 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then BPZ will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance level at $3.40. Any high-volume move $3.40 will then put $3.60 to $4 into focus for shares of BPZ.

MPG Office Trust (MPG)

This company is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT), and it operates as a REIT for federal income tax purposes. The stock is trading up 3.3% to $3.05 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $2.95-$3.05

52-Week Range: $1.66-$3.81

Volume: 155,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 213,602

From a technical perspective, MPG is ripping higher here back above its 50-day moving average of $2.96 with decent volume. This move has also started to push MPG into breakout territory, since the stock has taken out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $2.94 to $3. At last check, MPG has hit an intraday high of $3.05 and volume is just a bit below its three-month average action of 213,602 shares.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in MPG as long as it's trending above its 200-day at $2.66, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 213,602 shares. If MPG can maintain that trend, then the stock will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $3.44 to $3.52. Any high-volume move above those levels will then put $3.60 to $3.80 into focus for shares of MPG. .

Synergy Pharmaceuticals (SGYP)

This is a development stage biopharmaceutical company, whose main focus is on the development of drugs to treat GI disorders and diseases. This stock is trading up 5.7% to $5.12 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $4.86-$5.20

52-Week Range: $2.98-$7.08

Volume: 380,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 380,789

From a technical perspective, SGYP is bouncing higher here right above some near-term support at $4.75 with solid volume. This move is quickly pushing SGYP within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if SGYP manages to clear some near-term overhead resistance levels at $5.42 to $5.89 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in SGYP as long as it's trending above its 200-day at $4.51, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 380,789 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then SGYP will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $7.08 to $7.34.

Harmony Gold Mining (HMY)

This company is engaged in underground and surface gold mining and related activities, including exploration, extraction and processing. This stock is trading up 3.8% to $8.72 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $8.40-$8.72

52-Week Range: $7.46-$13.40

Volume: 1.51 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 2.38 million

From a technical perspective, HMY is trending higher here right above some near-term support at $8.25 with decent volume. This stock has been uptrending modestly for the last month, with shares moving higher from a low of $7.46 to its intraday high of $8.72. During that move, shares of HMY have been mostly making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed HMY within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if HMY manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $8.80 to its 200-day at $9.17 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in HMY as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $8.09, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 2.38 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then HMY will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $9.66 to $9.74.

LifeLock (LOCK)

This is a provider of proactive identity theft protection services for consumers and identity risk assessment and fraud protection services for enterprises. This stock is trading up 2.5% to $7.69 in recent trading.

Today's Range: $7.40-$7.74

52-Week Range: $6.80-$9.04

Volume: 83,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 587,170

From a technical perspective, LOCK is trending higher here right above some near-term support at $7.20 with light volume. This move has started to push LOCK back above its 50-day moving average of $7.67 and its quickly moving it within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if LOCK can manage to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $7.67 to $7.86 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in LOCK as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $7.67, and then once it sustains a move or close above $7.86 with volume that hits near or above 587,170 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then LOCK will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $8.39 to $8.60. Any high-volume move above those levels will then put its all-time high of $9.04 into focus for shares of LOCK.

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.