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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 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 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.

Alcobra

Alcobra (ADHD) , a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of proprietary drug candidates. This stock is trading up 4.6% to $7.62 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $7.28-$7.74
52-Week Range: $3.12-$25.35
Thursday's Volume: 144,000
Three-Month Average Volume: 301,321

From a technical perspective, ADHD is jumping higher here right above some near-term support at $7.06 with lighter-than-average volume. This spike to the upside on Thursday is starting to push shares of ADHD within range of triggering a major breakout trade above some key near-term overhead resistance levels. That trade will hit if ADHD manages to clear some key near-term overhead resistance levels at $7.93 to just above its gap-down-day high from last October at $8 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in ADHD as long as it's trending above some key near-term support at $7.06 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that registers near or above 301,321 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then ADHD will set up to re-fill some of its previous gap-down-day zone from last October that started near $16.

Applied Micro Circuits

Applied Micro Circuits (AMCC) provides connectivity and computing solutions in the U.S. and internationally. This stock is trading up 3.1% to $5.27 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $5.12-$5.31
52-Week Range: $4.61-$11.97
Thursday's Volume: 614,000
Three-Month Average Volume: 992,266

From a technical perspective, AMCC is spiking notably higher here with decent upside volume flows. This stock recently formed a double bottom chart pattern at $4.61 to $4.63 a share. Following that bottom, shares of AMCC have now started to spike higher and it's quickly moving within range of triggering a major breakout trade above some key near-term overhead resistance levels. That trade will trigger if AMCC manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $5.29 to $5.30 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in AMCC as long as it's trending above those recent double bottom support levels and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 992,266 shares. If that breakout begins soon, then AMCC will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at its 50-day moving average of $5.79 to even $6.50 to $6.84.

SouFun Holdings

SouFun Holdings (SFUN) - Get Report operates a real estate Internet portal and a home furnishing and improvement Web site in the People's Republic of China. This stock is trading up 2.7% to $7.13 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $6.93-$7.18
52-Week Range: $5.98-$19.94
Thursday's Volume: 1.12 million
Three-Month Average Volume: 6.36 million

From a technical perspective, SFUN is trending higher here right off some near-term support at $6.93 and back above its 50-day moving average of $7.11 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has been uptrending over the last month, with shares moving higher from its low of $5.98 to its recent high of $7.52. During that uptrend, shares of SFUN have been making mostly higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of SFUN within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if SFUN manages to take out some key near-term overhead resistance levels at $7.48 to $7.52 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in SFUN as long as it’s trending above some key near-term support levels at $6.93 or at $6.54 to just below $6.50 and then once it takes out those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 6.36 million shares. If that breakout triggers started soon, then SFUN will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $8.83 to $8.96, or even $9.33 to its 200-day moving average of $9.45.

PhotoMedex

PhotoMedex (PHMD) , a skin health company, provides integrated disease management and aesthetic solutions to dermatologists, professional aestheticians and consumers in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and South America. This stock is trading up 4.8% to $1.85 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $1.76-$1.88
52-Week Range: $1.01-$16.82
Thursday's Volume: 96,000
Three-Month Average Volume: 646,905

From a technical perspective, PHMD is trending higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $1.60 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock recently formed a double bottom chart pattern at $1.52 to $1.61 a share, and that bottom occurred either right at or above its 50-day moving average. Shares of PHMD are now starting to break out above some near-term overhead resistance at $1.82. Market players should now look for a continuation move to the upside in the near-term if shares of PHMD manage to take out Thursday's intraday high of $1.88 with strong upside volume flows.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in PHMD as long as it's trending above some key near-term support levels at $1.61 or at $1.52 and then once it sustains a move or close above $1.88 with volume that hits near or above 646,905 shares. If that move gets underway soon, then PHMD will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $2.15 to $2.95.

Repros Therapeutics

Repros Therapeutics (RPRX) , a development stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development of new drugs to treat hormonal and reproductive system disorders in the U.S. This stock is trading up 2% to $9.32 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $9.02-$9.38
52-Week Range: $5.92-$22.55
Thursday's Volume: 57,000
Three-Month Average Volume: 423,333

From a technical perspective, RPRX is trending modestly higher here right off its 50-day moving average of $8.86 and right above more key near-term support at $8.66 with lighter-than-average volume. This move is starting to push shares of RPRX within range of triggering a major breakout trade above a key downtrend line that dates back last October. That trade will begin to trigger if RPRX manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance at $9.86 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in RPRX as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $8.86 or above more near-term support at $8.66 and then once it sustains a move or close above $9.86 with volume that registers near or above 423,333 shares. If that breakout develops soon, then RPRX will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levees $10.55 to $10.72, or even $11.21 to its 200-day moving average o $11.91.

-- Written by Roberto Pedone in Delafield, Wis.

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At the time of publication, author had no positions in stocks mentioned. Roberto Pedone, based out of Delafield, Wis., is an independent trader who focuses on technical analysis for small- and large-cap stocks, options, futures, commodities and currencies. Roberto studied international business at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, and he spent a year overseas studying business in Lubeck, Germany. His work has appeared on financial outlets including CNBC.com and Forbes.com. You can follow Pedone on Twitter at www.twitter.com/zerosum24 or @zerosum24.