Stock Quotes in this Article: AMRN, GLUU, JRCC, MEMS, MOBI, MWW, SCEI, VRNM

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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 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.

Memsic

Memsic (MEMS) provides advanced semiconductor sensor and system solutions based on integrated micro electro-mechanical systems, technology and mixed signal circuit design. This stock is trading up 15% at $3.53 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $3.15-$3.63

52-Week Range: $1.97-$3.70

Volume: 777,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 26,205

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Shares of MEMS are soaring today after the company reported record sales for the sixth consecutive quarter, due primarily to the growing success of its magnetic sensor in the smartphone market.

From a technical perspective, MEMS is ripping higher today on monster volume, and it’s now trading within range of a big breakout.

Traders should look for long-biased trades in MEMS if this stock takes out some past overhead resistance at $3.60 to $3.70 with volume. A sustained high-volume move and close above those levels should set this stock up for more upside. If we get that action today or soon, look for MEMS to tag $3.90 to $4.25 in the very near future.

Sino Clean Energy

Sino Clean Energy (SCEI) is a holding company, which through its subsidiaries, is a third-party commercial producer and distributor of coal-water slurry fuel in the People’s Republic of China. This stock is trading up 48% at $2.22 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $1.70-$2.22

52-Week Range: $0.65-$6.86

Volume: 4.2 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 335,490

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Shares of SCEI are ripping higher today after the company announced Thornhill Capital concluded that it is unlikely that Sino’s fixed asset balances as described in the company’s form 10-K and form 10-Q are materially misstated.

From a technical perspective, SCEI has triggered a big breakout trade today once the stock broke out above some near-term overhead resistance at $1.80 on monster volume.

Traders should now look for short-term long-biased trades in SCEI if this stock can trigger its next major breakout over $2.50 to $2.62 with volume. Look for volume on a move over those levels that are near or above 335,490 shares. If we get that action soon, SCEI should be able to trade above $3.

Glu Mobile

Glu Mobile (GLUU) designs, markets and sells mobile games. This stock is trading up 7.6% at $4.07 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $3.96-$4.10

52-Week Range: $1.80-$6.10

Volume: 1.5 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 1.6 million

From a technical perspective, GLUU is bouncing strong today after the stock was able to find some buying interest recently right around its 200-day moving average of $3.69.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in GLUU once it triggers its next major breakout. That breakout will hit once GLUU takes out some near-term overhead resistance at $4.19 with volume. Look for volume on a move over that level that’s near or above 1.6 million shares. If we get that action soon, look for GLUU to tag $4.68 very quickly.

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James River Coal

James River Coal (JRCC) mines, processes and sells bituminous, steam- and industrial-grade coal through six operating subsidiaries (mining complexes) located throughout eastern Kentucky and in southern Indiana. This stock is trading up 13% at $6.49 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $6.27-$6.66

52-Week Range: $5.41-$25.51

Volume: 7.4 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 2.4 million

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Shares of JRCC are soaring today after the company reported a fourth-quarter loss as results were dragged down by an income tax expense.

From a technical perspective, JRCC is gapping up strong today on heavy volume.

Traders should continue to look for long biased trades in JRCC if the stock can manage to trigger a near-term breakout. That breakout will hit once JRCC takes out its 50-day moving average of $6.77 and then some near-term overhead resistance at $7.07 with volume. Look for volume on a move above those levels that’s near or well above 2,396,430 shares.

If we get that action soon, look for JRCC to re-test some overhead resistance at $7.68 to $8.05 in the near future.

Sky Mobi

 

Sky Mobi (MOBI) is a mobile application store in China. Sky Mobi operates mobile social games and provide applications and content with social network functions to its registered members. This stock is trading up 11% to $4.66 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $4.47-$4.95

52-Week Range: $2.75-$23.25

Volume: 858,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 279,544

Shares of MOBI are skyrocketing today after the company said its unit Hangzhou Mijia entered into an agreement to provide mobile games and other content in China Mobile’s gaming platform.

From a technical perspective, MOBI is gapping up sharply today on heavy volume.

Traders should continue to look for long-biased trades in MOBI if it can manage to close near its daily highs today. The next breakout trade for MOBI will trigger once this stock takes out its 200-day moving average of $5.42 and some near-term overhead resistance at $5.55 with volume. Look for volume on a move above those levels that’s near or above 279,544 shares.

If we get that action soon, look for MOBI to re-test its next significant overhead resistance levels at $6.13 to possibly $6.60 in the near future.

Amarin

Amarin (AMRN) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing improved treatments for cardiovascular disease. This stock is trading up 11% to $8.65 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $7.93-$8.85

52-Week Range: $5.99-$19.87

Volume: 5 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 2.5 million

From a technical perspective, AMRN is bouncing strong off its 50-day moving average today at $7.94 on monster volume.

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Traders should continue to look for long-biased trades in AMRN if this stock can close near its daily highs, and trigger a near-term breakout. That breakout will hit once AMRN takes out $9 to $9.42 with volume. Look for volume on a move above those levels that’s near or well above 2,532,690 shares.

Monster Worldwide

Monster Worldwide (MWW) is the parent company of Monster, the global online employment solution. With This stock is trading up 20% to $8.39 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $6.88-$8.46

52-Week Range: $6.34-$18.47

Volume: 14.3 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 3.5 million

Shares of MWW are soaring today after the company’s CEO told investors that he’s considering all strategic alternatives.

From a technical perspective, MWW is spiking huge today back above its 50-day moving average of $7.70 with monster volume.

Traders should continue to look for long biased trades in MWW if the stock can close near its daily highs. If we get that action today, then look for MWW to re-test some near-term overhead resistance at $9.14 or its 200-day at $9.61 in the very near future.

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Verenium

Verenium (VRNM) is an industrial biotechnology company. Verenium manufactures and markets its enzyme products in the fields of animal health and nutrition, grain processing, oilseed processing and other markets, such as oilfield services, pulp and paper and textiles. This stock is trading up 13% to $3.19 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $2.89-$3.19

52-Week Range: $1.35-$3.40

Volume: 208,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 35,941

From a technical perspective, VRNM has started to trigger a big breakout trade today now that this stock has moved above some near-term overhead resistance at $2.95 on monster volume.

Traders should now look for long biased trades off the next big breakout which trigger once VRNM takes out $3.20 to $3.22 with volume. Look for volume on a move above those levels that’s near or above 35,941 shares. If we get that action, target a run back toward $3.50 to $4 in the very 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.