Stock Quotes in this Article: BIOS, CSIQ, KERX, LYV, RPRX

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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 a several stocks under $10 that are making large moves to the upside today.

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (KERX) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the acquisition, development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products for the treatment of cancer and renal disease. This stock is trading up 15.8% at $1.68 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $1.64-$1.76

52-Week Range: $1.28-$5.55

Volume: 4 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 3.8 million

Shares of KERX are skyrocketing today after Roth Capital Partners raised the stock to a buy rating from neutral.

From a technical perspective, KERX is gapping up sharply here on above average volume. This move is quickly pushing the stock within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit once KERX takes out some near-term overhead resistance at $1.75 to $1.97 with high-volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades if KERX can sustain a move or close above those levels on volume that’s near or above 3,791,530 shares. If we get that action soon, then KERX will a great chance of filling some of its massive gap-down from two months ago.

Keryx was included on a list of 10 Best-Performing Stocks in a Three-Year Bull Market.

Repros Therapeutics

Repros Therapeutics (RPRX) is a development stage biopharmaceutical company. It is focused on the development of new drugs to treat hormonal and reproductive system disorders. This stock is trading up 14% at $4.77 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $4.45-$4.85

52-Week Range: $3.34-$6.74

Volume: 655,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 67,613

Shares of RPRX are ripping higher today after the company announced on Wednesday that it has held a meeting with the Division of Reproductive and Urologic Products or DRUP to agree upon the registration requirements for the company’s Androxal oral therapy for the treatment of secondary hypogonadism.

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From a technical perspective, RPRX is gapping up sharply higher here on monster volume. This move has pushed RPRX back above both its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. It’s also pushed RPRX into breakout territory since the stock has moved above some near-term overhead resistance at $4.50 to $4.70.

Traders should continue to look for long-biased trades as long as RPRX is trending above $4.50 to $4.70 with strong upside volume flows, and if the stock can manage to close near or above its daily high of $4.90. If we continue to see that price action, then RPRX has a great chance of tagging its 2012 high of $5.36.

Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment (LYV) operates as a live entertainment company. It promotes the live music events in its owned and/or operated venues, and in rented third-party venues. This stock is trading up 11% at $9.24 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $8.65-$9.25

52-Week Range: $7.14-$12.44

Volume: 2.15 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 1 million

Shares of LYV are soaring today after the company said its first quarter loss widened as a tax benefit lifted it’s year-ago results. However, revenues rose from the year-ago period.

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From a technical perspective, LYV is gapping up big-time today on heavy volume back above both its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. This move is quickly pushing the stock within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit once LYV takes out some near-term overhead resistance at $9.20 with high-volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades if LYV sustains a move or close over $9.20 with volume that’s near or above 1,009,320 shares. If we get that move today or soon, look for LYV to make a run at $10 to $11 in the near future. Keep in mind that it’s important for LYV to maintain a trend above both moving averages, and its key breakout level $9.20 in order for the stock to tag those upside targets.

Canadian Solar

Canadian Solar (CSIQ) designs, develops, manufactures and sells solar cell and solar module products that convert sunlight into electricity for a variety of uses. This stock is trading up 5.9% at $3.40 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $3.23-$3.50

52-Week Range: $2.07-$12.01

Volume: 541,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 905,881

Shares of CSIQ are moving higher today after the company beat earnings estimates by 4 cents per share and said its sees second-quarter gross margins of 8% to 10%.

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From a technical perspective, CSIQ is bouncing strong back above its 50-day moving average of $3.32 on light volume. This move is pushing CSIQ within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit once CSIQ takes out some near-term overhead resistance at $3.69 to $3.81, and then its 200-day moving average of $3.94 with high-volume.

Traders should look for long-biased trades off a sustained move or close above those levels that comes with volume near or above 905,881 shares. If we get that action soon, look for CSIQ to hit its next significant overhead resistance levels at $4.60 to $4.74.

BioScrip

BioScrip (BIOS) is a national provider of pharmacy and home health services. BioScrip’s primary business and operations include pharmacy benefit management services. This stock is trading up 5% to $7.70 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $7.32-$7.80

52-Week Range: $5.00-$7.88

Volume: 183,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 297,874

From a technical perspective, BIOS has been uptrending very strong since February, with this stock consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. During that uptrend, BIOS has never once violated its 50-day moving average as the stock has marched higher from $5.75 to its current price around $7.70. That move has now put BIOS within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit once BIOS takes out some near-term overhead resistance at $7.88 with high-volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades off a sustained move or close over $7.88 with volume that’s near or above 297,874 shares. If we get that action soon, then BIOS has a great chance of re-testing its 2010 high of $9.84.

Cytori Therapeutics

Cytori Therapeutics (CYTX) develops, manufactures, and sells medical products and devices to enable the practice of regenerative medicine. This stock is trading up 10.6% to $2.50 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $2.28-$2.60

52-Week Range: $1.90-$6.33

Volume: 343,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 484,748

From a technical perspective, CYTX is ripping significantly higher here as the stock starts to move back above its 50-day moving average of $2.48 on decent volume. This move is quickly pushing CYTX within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit once CYTX takes out some near-term overhead resistance at $2.56 and then its 200-day moving average of $2.89.

Traders should look for long-biased trades if CYTX can sustain a move or close above those levels on volume that’s near or above 484,748 shares. If we get that action soon, look for CYXT to make a run at its March high of $3.45. Keep in mind that CYTX will have to maintain a trend over its 200-day with strong volume to potentially hit that target.

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 8.3% to $1.93 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $1.76-$1.98

52-Week Range: $1.44-$9.08

Volume: 430,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 575,819

From a technical perspective, ANTH is moving sharply to the upside here on decent volume. This move is quickly pushing ANTH within range of triggering a major near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit once ANTH takes out some near-term overhead resistance at $1.85 with high-volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades if ANTH can sustain a move or close over $1.85 with volume that’s near or well above 575,819 shares. At last check, ANTH is trading above $1.85 and volume is around 100,000 short of its three-month average. If ANTH can maintain its trend over $1.85 with strong volume, then this stock has a great chance of spiking back towards its 50-day moving average of $2.79.

Willbros Group

Willbros Group (WG) is a provider of services to global end markets serving the oil and gas, refinery, petrochemical and power industries. This stock is trading up 4.4% to $5.21 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $5.00-$5.28

52-Week Range: $3.13-$10.01

Volume: 344,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 428,315

From a technical perspective, WG is moving notably higher here as it continues to see buying momentum off its 200-day moving average of $4.65. The recent buying interest off its 200-day is now driving this stock near a major breakout trade. That trade will hit once WG takes out some near-term overhead resistance at $5.30 to $5.56 with high-volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades if WG can sustain a move or close above those levels on volume that’s near or above 428,315 shares. If we get that breakout soon, then this stock has a great chance of re-testing its next significant overhead resistance levels at $6.27 to $6.77 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.