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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
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.
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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.YRC WorldwideYRC Worldwide (
YRCW), through its subsidiaries, provides various transportation services primarily in North America. This stock closed up 2.3% to $9.52 in Thursday's trading session.
Thursday's Range: $8.65-$9.55
52-Week Range: $5.75-$36.99
Thursday's Volume: 790,000
Three-Month Average Volume: 609,580
From a technical perspective, YRCW spiked modestly higher here with above-average volume. This stock has been downtrending badly for the last two months, with shares plunging lower from its high of $21.87 to its intraday low of $8.65. During that downtrend, shares of YRCW have been consistently making lower highs and lower lows, which is bearish technical price action. That said, shares of YRCW have now entered oversold territory, since its current relative strength index reading is 21.41. Oversold can always get more oversold, but it's also an area where a stock can experience a powerful bounce higher from. This spike higher on Thursday with volume could be signaling the downside volatility is over for YRCW in the short-term, and the stock is ready for an oversold bounce higher.
Traders should now look for long-biased trades in YRCW as long as it's trending above Thursday's low of $8.65, and then once it sustains a move or close above Thursday's high of $9.55 to $10 with volume that hits near or above 609,580 shares. If we get that move soon, then YRCW could bounce sharply higher and possibly tag $12 to $14.