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 Stocks Warren Buffett Loves 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. Pacer International (PACR) This is an asset-light North American third party logistics provider offering an array of services to facilitate the movement of freight from origin to destination. This stock is trading up 8.7% to $3.62 in recent trading. Today's Range: $3.50-$3.68 52-Week Range: $3.00-$7.04 Volume: 251,000 Three-Month Average Volume: 228,435 From a technical perspective, PACR is trending higher here right below its 50-day moving average of $3.67 with decent volume. This move is quickly pushing PACR within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit once PACR manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $3.67 to $3.76 with high volume. Traders should now look for long-biased trades in PACR as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $3.67, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 228,435 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then PACR will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next overhead resistance levels at $4.40 to $4.53.