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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 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.

Cerus

Cerus (CERS - Get Report), together with its subsidiary, Cerus Europe B.V., operates as a biomedical products company in Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Middle East. This stock closed up 4.9% to $4.02 a share in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $3.70-$4.04
52-Week Range: $3.66-$8.00
Thursday's Volume: 926,000
Three-Month Average Volume: 759,152

From a technical perspective, CERS bounced sharply higher here right above its recent 52-week low of $3.66 with strong upside volume flows. This bounce is coming off the lower-end of this stock's range, which has seen shares move between $3.66 on the downside and $4.75 on the upside over the last two months and change. Market players should now look for a continuation move to the upside in the short-term if CERS manages to take out its 50-day moving average of $4.11 with strong volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in CERS as long as it's trending above its 52-week low of $3.66 and then once it sustains a move or close above its 50-day at $4.11 with volume that hits near or above 759,152 shares. If that move gets underway soon, then CERS will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $4.36 to $4.50, or even $4.75 to $4.85.

iCad

iCad (ICAD - Get Report) provides image analysis, workflow solutions and radiation therapy for the early identification and treatment of cancer. This stock closed up 0.43% to $6.94 in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $6.72-$6.95
52-Week Range: $5.16-$14.11
Thursday's Volume: 29,000
Three-Month Average Volume: 87,959

From a technical perspective, ICAD trended modestly higher here with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has been uptrending a bit for the last few weeks, with shares moving higher from its low of $5.94 to its recent high of $7.94. During that move, shares of ICAD have been making mostly higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. This modest spike higher on Thursday is starting to push shares of ICAD within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if ICAD manages to take out Thursday's intraday high of $6.97 to some more near-term overhead resistance levels at $7.23 to $7.47 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in ICAD as long as it's trending above near-term support at $6.50 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 87,959 shares. If that breakout materializes soon, then ICAD will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $8.50 to $8.75, or even its 200-day moving average of $9.09.

Microvision

Microvision (MVIS - Get Report) is engaged in the development of its proprietary PicoP display technology that can be used by its customers to create miniature laser display and imaging engines in the U.S. This stock closed up 2.4% to $2.12 a share in Thursday's trading session.

Thursday's Range: $2.00-$2.16
52-Week Range: $1.03-$3.38
Thursday's Volume: 905,000
Three-Month Average Volume: 873,208

From a technical perspective, MVIS bounced notably higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $1.89 with above-average volume. This spike higher and relative strength on Thursday is starting to push shares of MVIS within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if MVIS manages to take out Thursday's intraday high of $2.16 to some more near-term overhead resistance levels at $2.34 to $2.36 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in MVIS as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $1.89 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 873,208 shares. If that breakout kicks off soon, then MVIS will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $2.80 to its 52-week high at $3.38.

To see more stocks that are making notable moves higher, check out the Stocks Under $10 Moving Higher portfolio on Stockpickr.

-- 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.