Stock Quotes in this Article: ANTH, AVNR, FSII, HNR, IDTI, LPTH, NEWL, PLX

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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 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.

 

NewLead

NewLead (NEWL) is an international shipping company engaged in the transportation of refined products, such as gasoline and jet fuel, and dry bulk goods, such as iron ore, coal and grain. This stock is trading up 10% at $3.24 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $3.04-$3.70

52-Week Range: $0.40-$5.23

Volume: 305,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 122,940

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From a technical perspective, NEWL is ripping higher today on above-average volume. This move has briefly pushed the stock into breakout territory since it crossed some near-term overhead resistance at $3.55. At last check, the stock has pulled back off that level and is now trading near $3.25.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades if NEWL can manage to move or close above $3.55 with heavy volume. If we get that action soon, look for this stock to make a run at its recent high of $5.23.

Anthera Pharmaceuticals

Anthera Pharmaceuticals (ANTH) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products to treat serious diseases associated with inflammation, including cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases. This stock is trading up 11% at $2.20 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $2.21-$2.74

52-Week Range: $1.86-$9.08

Volume: 2 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 440,060

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From a technical perspective, ANTH is gapping notably higher today on monster volume. This move has briefly pushed the stock into breakout territory after it crossed some near-term overhead resistance at $2.22. At last check, ANTH hit an intraday high of $2.75 but has now pulled back to around $2.20.

Traders should consider long-biased trades as long as ANTH is trending above $2.22 with strong upside volume flows. I would also consider long-biased trades if ANTH can manage to close back near its daily highs. This stock should be avoided from the long side if it closes below yesterday’s low of $1.97.

Integrated Device Technology

Integrated Device Technology (IDTI) designs, develops, manufactures and markets a range of semiconductor solutions for the advanced communications, computing and consumer industries. This stock is trading up 5.7% at $7.44 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $7.12-$7.47

52-Week Range: $4.70-$8.74

Volume: 1.4 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 1.6 million

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Shares of IDTI are ripping higher today after Starboard Value reported a 6.5% stake in the company.

From a technical perspective, IDTI is gapping up strong today on decent volume. This move has pushed the stock into breakout territory since it’s crossed some near-term overhead resistance at $7.14.

Traders should now consider long-biased trades if IDTI can manage to close above $7.14 with volume that’s near or well above 1,642,010 share. If we get that action, look for a much bigger breakout to trigger once $7.52 is taken out with high volume. Target a potential run-up towards $8 to $8.75 in the near-term if $7.52 is taken out with volume.

FSI International

FSI International (FSII) designs, manufactures, markets and supports equipment used in the fabrication of microelectronics, such as advanced semiconductor devices. This stock is trading up 8.5% at $4.81 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $4.63-$4.89

52-Week Range: $1.70-$5.44

Volume: 635,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 495,736

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From a technical perspective, FSII is bouncing strong today right near its 50-day moving average of $4.44 with above average volume. This move is pushing the stock within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit once FSII takes out some near-term overhead resistance at $5.09 to $5.44 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades if FSII can move or close above those levels with volume that’s near or well above 495,736 shares. If we get that action soon, look for FSII to trade up substantially from current levels. Traders can use the 50-day moving average of $4.44 or some near-term support at $4.21 as stop-out levels.

Avanir Pharmaceuticals

Avanir Pharmaceuticals (AVNR) is a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapeutic products for the treatment of central nervous system disorders. This stock is trading up 5.6% to $3.07 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $2.86-$3.10

52-Week Range: $1.77-$4.80

Volume: 853,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 1.4 million

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From a technical perspective, AVNR is bouncing strong today right off its 200-day moving of $2.88 with decent volume. This stock has also touched its 50-day moving average of $3.08.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in AVNR if it can manage to close back above both its 200-day and 50-day moving averages today. If we get that action, look for AVNR to make a run at its recent high of $3.56 or possibly much higher in the near future.

LightPath Technologies

LightPath Technologies (LPTH) engages in the design, development, manufacture, and distribution of optical components and assemblies in the U.S. and internationally. This stock is trading up 30% to $1.50 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $1.25-$1.60

52-Week Range: $0.85-$2.47

Volume: 74,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 30,771

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From a technical perspective, LPTH is soaring big-time today on above-average volume. This move has pushed the stock back above both its 200-day moving average at $1.48 and its 50-day moving average at $1.52. This monster spike in LPTH has also put the stock within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit once LPTH takes out some near-term overhead resistance at $1.59 with heavy volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in LPTH if it manages to close above both moving averages and above $1.59 with volume that’s near or well above 30,771 shares. If we get that action soon, look for LPTH to make a run at its recent high of $2.20.

Harvest Natural Resources

Harvest Natural Resources (HNR) is a petroleum exploration and production company. This stock is trading up 5.1% to $6.53 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $6.19-$6.60

52-Week Range: $5.82-$14.66

Volume: 306,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 695,723

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From a technical perspective, HNR is moving sharply higher today on below average volume. This move is quickly pushing the stock within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit once HNR takes out some near-term overhead resistance at $6.62, and its 50-day moving average of $6.94 with high-volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades once HNR sustains a move or close above those levels with volume that’s near or well above 695,723 shares. If we get that action soon, look for HNR to make a run at $7.50 to $8.50 in the near future.

Protalix Bio Therapeutics

Protalix Bio Therapeutics (PLX) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of recombinant therapeutic proteins based on its ProCellEx protein expression system, ProCellEx. This stock is trading up 3% to $6.43 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $6.29-$6.46

52-Week Range: $4.06-$7.16

Volume: 319,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 347,900

From a technical perspective, PLX is gapping up notably higher today on decent volume. This move is quickly pushing the stock within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit once PLX takes out some past overheard resistance at $6.70 to $7.28 with high-volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in PLX if it can sustain a move or close above those levels with volume that’s near or well above 347,900 shares. If we get that action soon, look for PLX to make a run at its next significant overhead resistance level of $10.

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.