As part of your daily routine as an active trader or investor, it's important to track the stocks in the market that are making the biggest percentage gains and the biggest percentage losses.

Stocks that are making large moves to the upside are favorites among short-term traders who want to capture some of that massive volatility. Stocks that are making big-percentage moves 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.

TG Therapeutics

  • Thursday's Range: $7.32-$8.15
  • 52-Week Range: $7.32-$20.00
  • Thursday's Volume: 831,000
  • Three-Month Average Volume: 552,610

TG Therapeutics  (TGTX - Get Report) , a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the acquisition, development and commercialization of novel treatments for b-cell malignancies and autoimmune diseases. This stock closed up 2.1% to $8.08 in Thursday's trading session.

From a technical perspective, TG Therapeutics spiked notably higher on Thursday with strong upside volume flows. This stock printed a new 52-week low during that trading session, after it hit $7.32 a share, but it rebounded higher the rest of the day to close above $8 a share. Market players should now look for a continuation move to the upside in the short-term if shares of TG Therapeutics manages to clear Thursday's intraday high of $8.15 a share with strong upside volume flows.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in TG Therapeutics as long as it's trending above its new 52-week low of $7.32 a share and then once it sustains a move or close above $8.15 a share with volume that hits near or above 522,610 shares. If that move gets started soon, then this stock will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels near $9 or at its 20-day moving average of $9.43, or even $9.70 to $10 a share.

Genworth Financial

  • Thursday's Range: $2.29-$2.64
  • 52-Week Range: $2.20-$9.19
  • Thursday's Volume: 7.98 million
  • Three-Month Average Volume: 9.42 million

Genworth Financial  (GNW - Get Report)  provides insurance, retirement and homeownership solutions in the U.S. and internationally. This stock traded up 15.4% to $2.62 in Thursday's trading session.

From a technical perspective, Genworth Financial exploded sharply higher on Thursday right above its new 52-week low of $2.20 a share with decent upside volume flows. This high-volume rip to the upside pushed shares of Genworth Financial into breakout territory, since the stock closed above some near-term overhead resistance at $2.58 a share. That move is now quickly pushing this stock within range of triggering another big breakout trade. That trade will trigger if this stock manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $2.70 to $2.75 a share and then above its 20-day moving average of $2.82 a share with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in Genworth Financial as long as it's trending above its new 52-week low of $2.20 a share and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 9.42 million shares. If that breakout hits soon, then this stock will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $3.25 to $3.50, or even its 50-day moving average of $3.73 a share.

EV Energy Partners

  • Thursday's Range: $2.27-$2.60
  • 52-Week Range: $1.60-$20.02
  • Thursday's Volume: 849,000
  • Three-Month Average Volume: 785,348

EV Energy Partners  (EVEP) , engages in the acquisition, development, and production of oil and natural gas properties in the U.S. his stock traded up 10.8% to $2.55 in Thursday's trading session.

From a technical perspective, EV Energy Partners ripped sharply higher on Thursday right off its 20-day moving average of $2.34 a share with above-average volume. This high-volume move to the upside is now quickly pushing shares of EV Energy Partners within range of triggering a major breakout trade above some key near-term overhead resistance levels. That trade will trigger if this stock manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $2.66 to its 50-day moving average of $2.67 a share and then above more resistance at $3.05 a share with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in EV Energy Partners as long as it's trending above some key near-term support levels at $2.25 or at $2.05 a share and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that registers near or above 785,348 shares. If that breakout develops soon, then this stock will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $3.50 to $3.69, or even $4 a share.

Asterias Biotherapeutics

  • Thursday's Range: $2.71-$3.00
  • 52-Week Range: $2.36-$15.10
  • Thursday's Volume: 113,000
  • Three-Month Average Volume: 104,974

Asterias Biotherapeutics  (AST) , a biotechnology company, focuses on the emerging field of regenerative medicines. This stock traded up 5.6% to $2.97 in Thursday's trading session.

From a technical perspective, Asterias Biotherapeutics spiked sharply higher on Thursday right off some near-term support at $2.71 a share with slightly above-average volume. This stock has been uptrending modestly over the last few weeks, with shares moving higher off its new 52-week low of $2.36 to its recent high of $3.15 a share. During that uptrend, shares of Asterias Biotherapeutics have been making mostly higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. This spike to the upside on Thursday is now quickly pushing this stock within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade above some key overhead resistance levels. That trade will trigger if this stock manages to take out its 20-day moving average of $3.10 a share and then once it clears more resistance at $3.15 a share with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in Asterias Biotherapeutics as long as it's trending above some near-term support at $2.71 a share or above more support at $2.50 a share and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 104,974 shares. If that breakout takes hold soon, then this stock will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $3.50 to $3.75, or even its 50-day moving average of $3.93 to $4.25 a share.

Viking Therapeutics

  • Thursday's Range: $1.78-$2.14
  • 52-Week Range: $1.78-$10.23
  • Thursday's Volume: 56,000
  • Three-Month Average Volume: 44,794

Viking Therapeutics  (VKTX) , a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development of therapies for metabolic and endocrine disorders. This stock traded up 4.9% to $2.14 in Thursday's trading session.

From a technical perspective, Viking Therapeutics ripped higher off its new 52-week low of $1.78 a share with above-average volume. This stock printed a new 52-week low on Thursday, after it broke below some previous near-term support levels at $1.95 to $1.89 a share. After breaking those support levels, shares of Viking Therapeutics rallied sharply higher and managed to close at the high for the day of $2.14 a share. This move is now quickly pushing this stock within range of triggering a big breakout trade above some key near-term overhead resistance levels. That trade will trigger if this stock manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $2.14 to $2.20 a share and then just above $2.25 a share with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in Viking Therapeutics as long as it's trending above its new 52-week low of $1.78 a share and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 44,794 shares. If that breakout fires off soon, then this stock will set up to re-test or possibly take out is next major overhead resistance levels at its 20-day moving average of $2.66 to $2.67, or even its 50-day moving average of $2.97 a share.

Arcadia Biosciences

  • Thursday's Range: $2.34-$2.55
  • 52-Week Range: $2.02-$8.80
  • Thursday's Volume: 25,000
  • Three-Month Average Volume: 35,984

Arcadia Biosciences  (RKDA - Get Report) , an agricultural biotechnology trait development company, develops and commercializes agricultural products that enhance the environment and human health. This stock traded up 6.3% to $2.50 in Thursday's trading session.

From a technical perspective, Arcadia Biosciences spiked sharply higher on Thursday with lighter-than-average volume. This spike briefly pushed this stock back above its 20-day moving average of $2.54 a share, before it closed just below that level at $2.50 a share. Shares of Arcadia Biosciences are now quickly trending within range of triggering a big breakout trade above some key near-term overhead resistance levels. That trade will trigger if this stock manages to take out Thursday's intraday high of $2.55 a share and then once it clears some more key resistance at $2.61 a share with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in Arcadia Biosciences as long as it's trending above Thursday's intraday low of $2.34 or above more support at $2.20 a share and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 35,984 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then this stock will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $3 to its 50-day moving average of $3.20, or even $3.50 a share.

Breitburn Energy Partners

  • Thursday's Range: $0.74-$0.80
  • 52-Week Range: $0.46-$9.40
  • Thursday's Volume: 2.81 million
  • Three-Month Average Volume: 2.66 million

Breitburn Energy Partners  (BBEP) , an independent oil and gas partnership, acquires, exploits and develops oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas properties in the U.S. This stock traded up 11.7% to 76 cents per share in Thursday's trading session.

From a technical perspective, Breitburn Energy Partners ripped sharply higher on Thursday and broke out above some near-term overhead resistance at 74 cents per share with above-average volume. This high-volume breakout is now quickly pushing this stock within range of triggering a much bigger breakout trade. That trade will hit if shares of Breitburn Energy Partners manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at 80 cents to 86 cents per share with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in Breitburn Energy Partners as long as it's trending above Thursday's intraday low of 74 cents per share or above its 20-day moving average of 64 cents per share and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that registers near or above 2.66 million shares. If that breakout materializes soon, then this stock will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at 95 cents per share to its 50-day moving average of $1 a share, or even $1.20 a share.

CNX Coal Resources

  • Thursday's Range: $6.82-$7.38
  • 52-Week Range: $6.01-$17.34
  • Thursday's Volume: 83,000
  • Three-Month Average Volume: 81,057

CNX Coal Resources  (CNXC)  produces and supplies high-Btu thermal coal in the Northern Appalachian Basin and the eastern U.S. This stock traded up 5.4% to $7.25 in Thursday's trading session.

From a technical perspective, CNX Coal Resources spiked sharply higher on Thursday with slightly above-average volume. This stock has been uptrending over the last few weeks, with shares moving higher off its new 52-week low of $6.01 to its recent high of around $7.40 a share. During that uptrend, shares of CNX Coal Resources have been making mostly higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. This stock is now quickly moving within range of triggering a big breakout trade above some key near-term overhead resistance levels. That trade will trigger if this stock manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $7.40 to its 20-day moving average of $7.46 a share with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in CNX Coal Resources as long as it's trending above Thursday's intraday low of $6.82 or above more support around $6.50 a share and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that registers near or above 81,057 shares. If that breakout takes hold soon, then this stock will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $8 to around $8.50, or even its 50-day moving average of $9.16 to $9.50 a share. 

 

Disclosure: This article is commentary by an independent contributor. At the time of publication, the author held no positions in the stocks mentioned.