Stock Quotes in this Article: BLDP, CNTF, FMD, KOG, PATH, PNCL, TSL, KUTV

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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 moves either up or down are usually in play because their sector is becoming attractive or they have a major fundamental catalyst like 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 several stocks under-$10 that are making large moves to the upside today.

 

NuPathe

NuPathe (PATH) is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutics for diseases of the central nervous system, including neurological and psychiatric disorders. This stock is trading up 17.9% at $3 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $2.64-$2.99

52-Week Range: $1.90-$8.95

Volume: 124,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 34,700

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From a technical perspective, PATH has started to trigger a big breakout trade today now that the stock has taken out some near-term overhead resistance at $2.48 with decent volume. As soon as that breakout was triggered, PATH ripped higher to its current price of just under $3.

Traders should now watch PATH to trigger its next big breakout trade on a high-volume move and close over $3 to $3.19. If we get that action soon, then look for PATH to re-test its 200-day moving average of $4.31. Look for volume that’s well above 34,700 on a close over $3 to $3.19.

Kodiak Oil & Gas

Kodiak Oil & Gas (KOG) is an independent energy company focused on the exploration, exploitation, acquisition and production of crude oil and natural gas in the U.S. This stock is trading up 4.2% at $9.35 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $9.11-$9.80

52-Week Range: $3.59-$7.70

Volume: 16.3 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 4.2 million

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From a technical perspective, KOG is bouncing big right off its 50-day moving average at $9.19 today on monster volume. Volume so far today has hit over 13 million, which is well above its three-month average action of just 4.21 million.

Traders should now watch KOG to trigger some big breakout trades if this stock can manage to clear 9.71 to $10.41 with volume. A sustained high-volume move and close above those levels should setup KOG to spike significantly higher. Look for volume that’s near or well above 4.21 million shares if those levels get taken out in the near future.

First Marblehead

First Marblehead (FMD) is a savings and loan holding company. This stock is trading up 4.9% at $1.45 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $1.39-$1.47

52-Week Range: $0.83-$2.54

Volume: 180,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 215,297

From a technical perspective, FMD is starting to trigger a big breakout trade today now that this stock is starting to move above some near-term overhead resistance at $1.40. This stock also just cleared its 200-day moving average of $1.36. At last check, the volume today is below the three-month average with shares trading at $1.45.

Market players should now look for a sustained high-volume move and close above $1.40 to signal that this stock wants to trend much higher. If we get that action soon, then look for FMD to re-test its next significant overhead resistance at $1.58 to $1.70 in the near future.

Trina Solar

Trina Solar (TSL) is an integrated solar-power products manufacturer based in China with a global distribution network covering Europe, North America and Asia. This stock is trading up 9.8% at $9.01 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $8.31-$8.74

52-Week Range: $5.28-$31.08

Volume: 6.7 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 3.1 million

From a technical perspective, TSL is moving up sharply today on strong volume and closing in on some near-term overhead resistance at $8.98.

Traders should now watch for a sustained high-volume and close above $8.98 to signal that this stock wants to spike back towards $10 to 10.77, or possibly much higher. Look for volume that’s near or well above $3,129,830 shares if $8.98 gets taken out.

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China Techfaith Wireless

China Techfaith Wireless (CNTF) is a China-based original developed products provider focused on the design and development of handsets and sales of finished products to its local and international customers. This stock is trading up 10.1% to $2.39 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $2.16-$2.48

52-Week Range: $1.55-$6.96

Volume: 277,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 113,811

From a technical perspective, CNTF is starting to flirt with a breakout trade today now that this stock is moving above some near-term overhead resistance at $2.26 to $2.29 on decent volume.

Market players should now watch for a sustained high-volume move and close above those levels to signal that CNTF wants to re-test its October high of $2.61. If we get that re-test soon, and break above it with volume, then look for CNTF to make a run at $2.80 to $3.03 (200-day). Look for volume that’s near or well above 113,811 shares.

Ku6 Media

Ku6 Media (KUTV) is an online video company in China. This stock is trading up 8.6% to $2.15 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $1.98-$2.29

52-week Range: $0.75-$8.12

Volume: 951,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 307,147

From a technical perspective, KUTV is starting to break out today above some near-term overhead resistance at $2.19 on heavy volume.

Market players should now watch for a sustained high-volume move and close above $2.19 to signal that KUTV wants to re-test its 200-day moving average of $2.50. Any high-volume move and close above the 200-day should set this stock up to re-test its 2012 high of $4.04. Look for volume on a move over $2.50 that’s near or well above 307,147 shares.

Pinnacle Airlines

Pinnacle Airlines (PNCL) is an airline holding company based in Memphis, Tennessee. This stock is trading up 21% to $1.36 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $1.16-$1.45

52-week Range: $0.72-$1.45

Volume: 895,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 208,965

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Shares of PNCL are soaring today after the company took another step in its mission to avoid filling bankruptcy, after they amended their 2007 capacity purchase agreements with Continental Airlinesand United Air Lines.

From a technical perspective, PNCL is bouncing huge right off its 50-day moving average of $1.15 today on monster volume. If this stock can manage to close near its daily highs today, then look for the stock to re-test its near-term high of $1.85.

If we get that action, then watch for a high-volume move above $1.85 to signal that PNCL wants to trade into the $2 to $2.50 range. Watch for volume that’s near or well above 208,965 shares on a move above $1.85.

Ballard Power Systems

Ballard Power Systems (BLDP) is engaged in design, development, manufacture, sale and service of fuel cell products for a variety of applications, focusing on motive power (material handling and buses) and stationary power (back-up power and distributed generation). This stock is trading up 9.5% to $1.39 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $1.30-$1.43

52-week Range: $1.10-$2.51

Volume: 498,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 188,737

From a technical perspective, BLDP is starting to trigger a breakout trade today now that the stock is moving above its 200-day moving average of $1.41 and some past overhead resistance at $1.40 on high-volume.

Traders should now look for a sustained high-volume move and close above those levels to signal that BLDP wants to trend higher. If we get that action today, then watch for BLDP to trigger its next major breakout above $1.51 to $1.53.

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.