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 downgrade.
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.>>5 Earnings Short Squeeze Plays to Trade 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. CalAmp CalAmp (CAMP - Get Report) develops and markets wireless communications solutions that deliver data, voice and video for critical networked communications and other applications. This stock is trading up 8% to $9.31 in recent trading. Today's Range: $8.80-$9.39 52-Week Range: $3.46-$9.72 Volume: 329,000 Three-Month Average Volume: 281,122 From a technical perspective, CAMP is gapping higher here with above-average volume. This move has sent CAMP above some near-term overhead resistance at $9.06 and it's pushing the stock within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit once CAMP manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance at $9.67 to $9.72 with high volume. Traders should now look for long-biased trades in CAMP as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $8.25, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 281,122 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then CAMP could easily trend well north of $10 in the near future.