Stock Quotes in this Article: ANAD, CEDC, GTE, MAGS, RTK, SHIP, SQNM, XIDE

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Stocks that are making large-percentage 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 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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Witht hat in mind, let's take a closer look at several stocks under $10 that are making large % moves to the upside today.

 

Sequenom

Sequenom (SQNM) is a diagnostic testing and genetics analysis company. This stock is trading up 6.5% at $3.95 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $3.74-$4

52-Week Range: $3.54-$8.71

Volume: 3.2 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 2.7 million

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From a technical perspective, SQNM has started to bounce today right near some previous support levels at $3.52 to $3.58 with heavy volume. This move could be signaling that the stock has found a near-term bottom.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades if SQNM can close near its daily highs and trigger a near-term breakout. That breakout will hit once some overhead resistance at $4.15 to $4.34 are taken out with volume. Look for volume on a move and close over those levels that are near or above 2.7 million shares. If we get that action soon, look for SQNM to make a run at $5 or higher.

Seanergy Maritime

Seanergy Maritime (SHIP) is an international provider of dry bulk marine transportation services. This stock is trading up 10% at $4.16 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $3.84-$4.75

52-Week Range: $1.96-$9

Volume: 180,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 38,007

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From a technical perspective, SHIP has started to flirt with a major breakout trade today now that this stock has challenged some near-term overhead resistance at $4.33 and some past overhead resistance at $4.71 with heavy volume. At last check, SHIP has hit an intraday high of $4.75 but has now pulled back to around $4.20.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades if SHIP can manage to close strong near its daily highs, and if it continues to trend above $4.33 to $4.71 with bullish upside volume flows. If we get that action, then look for SHIP to potentially make a run at its next significant overhead resistance level of $7.63 in the near future.

Exide Technologies

Exide Technologies (XIDE) is a provider of stored electrical energy solutions, and is a manufacturer and supplier of lead-acid batteries for transportation and industrial applications worldwide. This stock is trading up 6% at $2.97 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $2.82-$3.02

52-Week Range: $2.22-$10.25

Volume: 307,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 1.2 million

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From a technical perspective, XIDE is bouncing strong today right near some previous support levels at $2.68 to $2.73 on light volume. This move is quickly pushing the stock within range of triggering a major breakout. That breakout will hit once XIDE moves back above its 50-day moving average of $3.11 and then takes out some near-term overhead resistance at $3.32 with high-volume.

Look for volume on sustained move and close over those levels that are near or above 1,158,920 shares. If we get that action soon, XIDE could fill a previous gap down in price that started above $4.

Rentech

Rentech (RTK) is a provider of clean energy solutions. Rentech owns and operates a nitrogen fertilizer plant in East Dubuque, Ill., that manufactures and sells natural gas-based nitrogen fertilizer products within the corn-belt region in the U.S. This stock is trading up 6.4% at $2.21 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $2.08-$2.22

52-Week Range: $0.72-$2.22

Volume: 1.8 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 2.25 million

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From a technical perspective, RTK is ripping higher today on decent volume. This move is quickly pushing RTK within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit once RTK takes out some near-term overhead resistance at $2.22 with high-volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades once RTK sustains a move and close over $2.22 with volume that’s near or above 2.25 million shares. If we get that action soon, look for RTK to make a run at $3 or higher in the near future.

Gran Tierra Energy

Gran Tierra Energy (GTE) is an independent international energy company engaged in oil and gas acquisition, exploration, development and production. This stock is trading up 6% to $6.37 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $6.16-$6.58

52-Week Range: $4.20-$7.70

Volume: 1 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 782,053

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From a technical perspective, GTE has started to flirt with a major breakout trade today since the stock is trading within range of some past overhead resistance levels at $6.50 to $6.70 with heavy volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades if GTE can manage to move and close over those levels with volume that’s near or well above 782,053 shares. If we get that action soon, look for GTE to make a run at its next significant overhead resistance levels at $7.30 to $7.70 or possibly higher.

Anadigics

Anadigics (ANAD) is a provider of semiconductor solutions in the broadband wireless and wireline communications markets. This stock is trading up 2.5% to $2.41 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $2.37-$2.50

52-Week Range: $1.92-$4.19

Volume: 300,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 458,473

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From a technical perspective, ANAD is moving modestly higher today on decent volume. This move is pushing the stock within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit once ANAD takes out some near-term overhead resistance at $2.47, and then closes above its 50-day moving average of $2.63 with volume.

Traders should look for long-biased trades once ANAD moves and closes over those levels with volume that’s near or well above 458,473 shares. If we get that action, then traders should add to any long positions once ANAD takes out $2.78 with volume. That move will setup ANAD for a run back towards its February high of $3.22.

Central European Distribution

Central European Distribution (CEDC) operates primarily in the alcohol beverage industry. CEDC is a producer of vodka and is Central and Eastern Europe’s integrated spirit beverages business. This stock is trading up 10% to $4.69 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $4.22-$4.74

52-Week Range: $2.75-$13.13

Volume: 516,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 1.3 million

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From a technical perspective, CEDC is bouncing right near some previous support levels at $3.85 to $3.98 today with light volume. This move could be signaling a near-term bottom for the stock since the bounce so far is pretty strong.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades as long as CEDC closes near its daily highs, and then takes out its 50-day moving average of $5.11 with high-volume. Look for volume on that move that’s near or well above 1,278,590 shares. If we get that action today or soon, then look for CEDC to make a run at $5.64 to $5.95 (its 200-day) or possibly into the mid-$6s.

Magal Security Systems

Magal Security Systems (MAGS) is an international solutions provider of safety, security, site management and intelligence gathering and compilation solutions and products. This stock is trading up 9.3% to $5.74 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $5.31-$5.75

52-Week Range: $2.18-$6.46

Volume: 238,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 163,629

From a technical perspective, MAGS is starting to flirt with a near-term breakout trade today since the stock is bumping up against some overhead resistance at $5.74 with above average volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades as long as MAGS is trending above $5.74 with strong upside volume flows and if it closes near its daily highs today. If we get that action, then MAGS will likely hit its recent high of $6.46, and then have a chance to take that high out and move towards $7 in the near future.

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.