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Ticker Tape Digest

Friday -  December 15, 2017

By Leo Fasciocco -- TTD

      Ticker Tape Digest presents its daily stock market report containing stocks to go long as breakout trades, quick trades, or bargain trades. We also feature stocks under Significant Accumulation that are poised to breakout.

Ticker Tape Digest's

Daily schedule guide for TTD subscribers

 1. Pre-market - check Breakout Watch List and Quick Trades.

   2. Morning - (11:30 - 12 A.M.) - check breakout stocks tape and breakout chart slide show.

3. Midday (1 P.M.) check TTD Midsession Report and see market video show.

4. After close (4 P.M.) check final TTD Report for day.

Trading Strategies


Aggressive Investors Bullish - "Breakout Stocks" - ideally suited for bull markets and special situation stocks. Potential for large returns. (See Performance)

Aggressive Investor Bullish-  "Quick Trade Stocks" -ideally suited for entry into top performing issues looking for a small quick profit."  (See Performance)

Conservative Investors  "Bargain Buy Trades for the Long Term."  Ideally suited for entry into top performing big cap stocks on pullbacks within overall up trend.(See Performance)


Aggressive Bearish Investors - "Breakdown Stocks" to Sell Short. Ideally suited for bear markets or market pull backs. Potential for large returns  (See Performance)

 The TTD report also contains stocks to short as  breakdown plays and as bargain (swing trade) shorts.

  Investors should  tend to try to go with a strategy that fits with the stock market's trend, unless there is a special situation play.

  TTD's Breakout Stocks - Long are most suitable for aggressive investors seeking ideal entry points into leading stocks, especially during bull markets. They can do extremely well in bull markets with gains of as much as several hundred percent.

 These stocks can also do extremely well during strong market rallies, or if they are in a industry group that is performing very well. They tend to have strong earnings outlooks and are near new-52 week, or all-time highs.

  TTD Quick Trade Stocks - Long These are leading issues that have pulled back in recent days, but could move higher soon. They are most suitable for Aggressive Investors willing to trade short term. These stocks will do extremely well during market advances. They have about 74% win rate. During market rally sequences the win rate is even higher. The return is small 3% to 8% in just a few days.

 TTD's Bargain Buy Trades - Long - Long Term.  These are for conservative bullish Investors These long-term buys are ideally suited for entry into stocks on pull backs within overall up trend. These stocks can give a good return long-term especially during a bull market.

   TTD also presents Stocks To Sell or Sell Short. These issues are suitable for aggressive investors willing to take short positions both as trades or for longer-term plays. These stocks will do very well during bear markets or market pull backs.

  TTD's Bearish breakdown stocks to sell short. These issues have potential to fall sharply. They often show a technical breakdown and also some fundamental business problem such as weak earnings.  

 TTD's multi-media updates include a slide-show that presents charts and analysis at midsession. Some times TTD presents feature analysis on stocks and the market. TTD uses Windows Media Files. (WMV).

 TTD also presents a "Breakout Watch List" that is up dated daily. This list consists of key stocks in position to breakout. A close watch of this list can put you in the stock just as it breaks out. A good idea is to study the list and be ready to move into a stock quickly as it hits its breakpoint.

TTD often suggests using stop buy orders to enter. It is very important to buy a breakout stock as close as possible to the breakpoint. The idea is to get "elbow room" if the stock should follow through to the upside. This is very important in being successful in making big money with breakout stocks.

It is also essential to have a stop loss strategy for all stocks in which positions are taken. Not every stock will work as expected. It is important for investors to "police" their portfolios and avoid getting trapped in any bad positions.

 Quality rating of breakout  Two key factors: 1 - Stock near all-time high in price or near a 52-week high. 2 - earnings growth current year is strong. The ideal play is a stock with an Above Average Quality Rating. The stock is near a new high and will have strong earnings. TTD's other ratings are Average and Below Average.

Quote or chart

   TTD also has  special feature sections on  Educational Tips on Investing.

    To email Mr. Leo Fasciocco  leo@tickertapedigest.com.    For service, email Beverly Owen owen@tickertapedigest.com. TTD’s Tel: 1-480-926-1680.

Friday - December 15, 2017

TTD's Breakout Stocks

  Stock Market Overview

Total Buy Breakouts so far today - 14

Quality of Breakouts - Below Average

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Bull side -  Large list of breakout stocks but very selective. No leaders breaking out. Bulls be conservative.

Stock market  - All major averages bullish in all time sectors. NASDAQ daily breaks out from its daily trading range and now turns bullish. It will be important for the Nasdaq to follow through on the upside.

Stock Market Momentum

(Based on 15 unit moving average)

Market (Daily)

 Market (Weekly)

 Market (Monthly)  

 Dow - Bullish

 Dow - Bullish

 Dow - Bullish,

  Nasdaq - Bullish

  Nasdaq - Bullish

Nasdaq - Bullish 

        S&P 500 - Bullish

  S&P 500 - Bullish

  S&P 500 - Bullish

Ticker Tape Digest's

Timely Breakout Stocks From Tape Action - Friday

(The “breakout List” gives all stocks breaking out of a base of five weeks or more. These stocks have a good chance to trend higher. However, a stop should be used to avoid those that do not work. They are ranked according to percentage change and classified as leaders or other. (Trading strategy: One should buy breakout stocks at breakpoint by using market order or stop buy)All Timely Breakout Stocks From Tape Action Today )  

Today's Featured TTD Breakout Stock

Intuit (INTU) - 159.65, up 3.46 - Breakpoint 157.89

Net to Rise 13% in Fiscal 2018 (July), TTD Targets 200

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - INTU  - ABOVE AVERAGE

  INTU, based in Mountain View, Ca., provides  business and financial management solutions for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Annual revenues: $5.2 billion. INTU moves higher Friday and breaks out from a five-week flat base.

  The move carries INTU to a new all-time high. That is bullish.

  So far today, INTU is trading 2.4 million shares. Its average daily volume is 1.6 million shares.

  INTU moved higher in the morning and cleared its base.

  The stock then spent the rest of the edging slightly higher.

  It closed near its high for the day. That is bullish.

  The company could be a beneficiary of a change in the tax laws.

  Tape Action

  INTU's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks climbing from $156.19 late on Thursday to as high as $159.65.

  A key bullish trade came in the morning when a block of 331,302 shares (duplicated) crossed the tape at $156.99.

  That was up from the prior block trade at $156.19 on 10,140 shares.


  INTU operates through three units: Small business, consumer tax and proconnect.

  The small business unit advises small businesses and  accounting professionals. The system includes QuickBooks financial and business management online services and desktop software, payroll solutions, and payment processing.

  The consumer tax segment targets consumers and includes TurboTax products and services, which enable individuals to prepare and file their own tax returns.

The Proconnect segment targets professional accountants in the U.S. and Canada. Its ProConnect professional tax offerings include Lacerte, ProSeries, ProFile and ProConnect Tax Online.


INTU's 12-month performance chart shows the stock up 34% versus an 18% gain for the stock market.

Insiders were buyers in a wide range of prices from $47 to $107 a share. They were recent sellers at $144 to $155 a share.

INTU's long-term chart shows the stock climbing steadily from $27 back in 2010 to its peak Friday at $159.77.

The stock has been a consistent bullish play for long-term holders.

  INTU's daily chart shows the stock advancing $135 back in August to a peak near $157 by November.

  The stock then put down a small flat base.

  The breakout Friday looks very good with a widening of the daily spread and expanding volume.

  The stock's CCI momentum indicator bottom of chart is strongly bullish.

 Earnings Outlook

  This fiscal year ending in July analysts are forecasting a 13% increase in net to $4.97 a share from $4.41 a year ago.

  The stock sells with a price-earnings ratio of 32. That is high given the earnings growth rate.

 Looking out to fiscal 2019 ending in July, the Street predicts a 12% increase in net to $5.58 a share from the anticipated $4.97 this year.

  Net for the upcoming fiscal second quarter ending in January, analysts look for a 26% spurt in net to 33 cents a share from 26 cents the year before. The quarter tends to be seasonally slow.

  Then in the fiscal third quarter ending in April, analysts look for a 10% rise in net to $4.30 a share from the $3.90 the year before.

  The highest estimate is at $4.40 a share.

  TTD sees good chances for an upside earnings surprise for the fiscal second and third quarters.

  INTU topped the consensus estimate the past four quarters by 6 cents a share, 4 cents, 3 cents and one cent.

Strategy Opinion:  TTD is targeting INTU for a move to $200 off this breakout. One can average into the position. A protective stop can be placed near $154.

  TTD rates INTU an average intermediate-term play.

Suitability: Average Bulls.

        TTD's special research of  Stock's Prior Performance:  

Probability - Breakout Success - Bullish -  INTU has scored modest gains off its recent breakouts. However, the stock remains in a long-term up trend.

Probability - Earnings Response - Extremely Bullish - INTU moved higher 10 times after 14 earnings reports when there was a significant change in price.

Probability:  Seasonal Success - Neutral -  INTU averaged a loss of 0.1%  the past five years in December and lost 0.2% of in January.

           Stock's Prior Performance After A Breakout

Stock's % Change from Breakout to peak - prior  to cut below 50-day M/A.

Date of Breakout

Break point Price

Stocks Price Peak after Breakout - prior to cut below 50-day M/A

  Date Trade Closed


    9/18/2017      143.58        159.65    Still in play


    5/23/2017      126.95        142.71    6/8/2017


    2/21/2017      118.95        128.01    2/24/2017
             10%     2/23/2015      95.18        104.67     5/26/2015
             17%     9/11/2013      65.71        76.78     1/15/2014

(In actual trading, entry and exit points could vary depending on broker execution.

Also, ideal are breakouts to a new 52-week high or better, perhaps all-time highs.)

  Stock's Long-term Chart

   Stock's Performance Chart with Quarterly Earnings Markers vs. S&P 500

Insider Buying in Green  - Insider Selling in Red

   Stock's Monthly Seasonal Performance Chart - Past 5 Years

Showing % Months UP and % Change


TTD's Breakout Profile Rating
Intuit.com - (INTU)  
TTD Check List Bullish Bearish Neutral
Near 52-week High YES
Volume YES  
Tick Volume YES
Price Trend - Daily YES  
Price Trend - Long Term YES    
Price Daily Spread YES  
Base Structure YES    
Base - A-D YES
Earnings-Quarterly YES  
Earnings-Long Term YES    
Earnings Outlook YES  
Industry Group YES  
Prior Breakout Success YES  
Fund Sponsorship YES  
Total Score 14 0 0

Charts of Selected Breakout Stocks

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - LMT  - AVERAGE

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - HEI -  AVERAGE

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - MSFT  - AVERAGE

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock -WWW  - AVERAGE

Ticker Tape Digest's

Pre-Market Breakout Watch List

Selections for - Monday - December 18, 2017

Ticker Tape Digest provides a list of potential breakout stocks from our screen of companies that will show some of the strongest earnings gains. One of the best ways to play these stocks is to study the list and then place a stop buy order to catch the stock on the breakout.

One can take either a full position on the breakout if they are aggressive, or scale-in looking to add to the stake later if they are conservative. TTD's premarket breakout watch list gives you a great opportunity "to be prepared for the next key breakout stock just before it happens." The list will be updated daily and the screen monthly.

TTD's Breakout Watch List Set up on December 1, 2017

Latest prices are December 15, 2017

Stocks with Gain in blue have surpassed their breakpoint and have broken out of their base.

Guide: Symbol=Ticker, Name=Corporate name, Entry is the buy price to enter on the breakout, Last=prior close, Change=change from last close to prior, Date=date of price of close etc, Gain in blue is price above breakpoint (entry), Gain in red is price below breakpoint (entry)., % Gain in blue is % over breakpoint (entry), Gain in red is % below breakpoint (entry)

TTD takes no responsibility for trading by those using this information. The stocks presented in our report are those we deem the best looking Trade Setups for the long side. We take no responsibility for the accuracy of this data, although every effort is made to present the information correctly. Copyright Ticker Tape Digest.

Ticker Tape Digest’s

Stocks To “Sell or Short”

Ticker Tape Digest’s Daily List of “Stocks To Sell or Sell Short” ranks stocks well timed to be sold immediately based on daily trading. The list can be used as an alert to reduce current long-term positions.

Shorts from tape action so far today - 10

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Long-Term Environment for bears:  Unfavorable.

Bear Side -  Large list of shorts Friday with some interesting plays. Bulls be conservative.

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

Corvus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CRVS) - 9.30, down 0.94

Stock Cuts Below Support, TTD Sees Decline to 7

   CRVS, based in Burlingame, Ca., is a biotech firm working on treatments for cancer. Annual revenues: Nil. CRVS's stock falls sharply Friday and undercuts key technical support. TTD sees more on the downside.

  So far today, CRVS is trading 565,324 shares, six times average daily volume of 89,000 shares.

  CRVS's stock fell in the morning and cut below its key technical support.

  The stock then continued lower touching an intraday low of $9.20 in the early afternoon. The stock then trended sideways unable to rally.

  Tape Action

  A key bearish trade came in the morning when a block of 27,879 shares (duplicated) crossed the tape at $10.10.

  That was down from the prior block trade at $10.44 on 4,000 shares.

  Then near the close a massive block of 363,070 shares (duplicated) crossed the tape at $9.30.

  That was down from the prior block at $9.60 on 4,878 shares.


  CRVS is a clinical-stage biotech firm working on treatments for cancer.

  The company is developing drugs and antibodies that block crucial immune checkpoints and reprogram immune T-cells.

The Company has a pipeline of four immuno-oncology programs, three of which focus on the adenosine-cancer axis to modulate an immune response.

The Company's lead product candidate, CPI-444, is an oral, small molecule antagonist of the A2A receptor for adenosine, an immune checkpoint.


  This year, analysts are forecasting a loss of $2.82 a share compared with a loss of $2.36 a year ago.

  Going out to 2018, the Street predicts a loss of $3.23 a share.   


  CRVS's daily chart shows the stock trending lower and Friday cutting below key technical support with a big pick up in volume.

  CRVS's 12-month performance chart shows the stock down 40% versus an 18% gain for the stock market.

Strategy Opinion: TTD is targeting CRVS for a decline to $7 within the next few months, or sooner. A protective stop buy can be placed near $10.20.

Suitability: Aggressive Bears.

  TTD's special probability research of  stock's Prior Performance:  

Probability - Earnings Response -  Bullish. Stock rose 2 times out of the past 3 earnings reports when there was a significant change.

Probability:  Seasonal Activity - Bearish.  CRVS has declined an average of 8%  in December and fell 1.3%  in January in recent years.

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - CRVS -  BELOW AVERAGE

   Stock Performance Chart with Quarterly Earnings Markers vs. S&P 500

Insider Buying in Green  - Insider Selling in Red


    TTD takes no responsibility for trading by those using this information. The stocks presented in our report are those we deem the best for bulls for the long side and best shorts for bears. We take no responsibility for the accuracy of this data, although every effort is made to present the information correctly. Copyright Ticker Tape Digest. - 2017

  TTD columnist Leo Fasciocco has covered the stock market for over 30 years. His articles appear in many publications. He was also a speaker and moderator at the Money Show conferences in Orlando, Fla., Las Vegas, Nev., San Francisco and other places. He has been on television and radio. He is author of many educational articles about stock investing and the book “Guide To High-Performance Investing.”

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