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.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. >>5 Breakout Stocks Ready to Surge Higher Hemispherx Biopharma Hemispherx Biopharma ( HEB) is a specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the clinical development of new drug therapies based on natural immune system enhancing technologies for the treatment of viral and immune based chronic disorders. This stock is trading up 6.3% to 23 cents per share in recent trading. Today's Range: $0.22-$0.24
52-Week Range: $0.18-$1.10
Volume: 1.77 million
Three-Month Average Volume: 550,997 >>4 Health Care Stocks Under $10 to Watch From a technical perspective, HEB is ripping higher here right off its 50-day moving average at 22 cents with heavy upside volume. This stock has been trading inside of a consolidation pattern for the last four months, with shares moving between 19 cents on the downside and 26 cents on the upside. Shares of HEB are now quickly moving within range of triggering a major breakout trade above the upper-end of its recent sideways chart pattern. That breakout will hit if HEB manages to clear some near-term overhead resistance levels at 24 to 26 cents with high volume. Traders should now look for long-biased trades in HEB as long as it's trending above its 50-day at 22 cents, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 550,997 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then HEB will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at 35 cents to its 200-day moving average at 45 cents.