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Ticker Tape Digest

Tuesday - October 16, 2018

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 Accumulation 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.

Tuesday - October 16, 2018

TTD's Breakout Stocks

  Stock Market Overview

Total Buy Breakouts so far today -  8

Quality of Breakouts -  Average.

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Bull side -  Several good looking breakout stocks. Aggressive Bulls can be venturesome.

Stock market  - Daily and weekly market averages are bearish, except for the weekly Dow. The monthly averages remain bullish.

  Stock market will be dependent on coming earnings. The market is still vulnerable.

Stock Market Momentum

(Daily is based on a moving average)

Market (Daily)

 Market (Weekly)

 Market (Monthly)  

 Dow - Bearish

 Dow - Bullish

 Dow - Bullish,

  Nasdaq - Bearish

  Nasdaq - Bearish

Nasdaq - Bullish 

   S&P 500 - Bearish

  S&P 500 - Bearish

  S&P 500 - Bullish

Ticker Tape Digest's

Timely Breakout Stocks From Tape Action - Tuesday

(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

RadNet Inc. (RDNT) - 16.26, up 0.61 - Breakpoint 15.86

Net To Climb 24% This Year,  TTD Targets 20 

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

  RDNT, based in Los Angeles, provides outpatient diagnostic imaging services in the U.S. Annual revenues: $922 million. RDNT's stock breaks out Tuesday from a five-week, flat base.

  The move carries the stock to a 15 year high. The stock's all-time high is $17.75 set back in 1992.

  So far today, RDNT is trading 356,008 shares. Its average daily volume is 294,000 shares.

  RDNT's stock moved higher in the morning and cut across its breakpoint line.

  The stock reached a peak in the early afternoon, paused, but then drove higher later in the day. The close near its high for the session is bullish.

  Tape Action

  RDNT's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks climbing through the day.

  They rose from $15.61 in the prior session to as high as $16.26 Tuesday.

  A key bullish trade came late on Monday when a block of 15,943 shares (duplicated) crossed the tape at $15.65.

  That was up from the prior block at $15.61 on 7,400 shares.

  In the afternoon, a block of 67,900 shares crossed the tape at $16.15.

  That was up from the prior block at $16.09 on 9,346 shares.

  The tape showed aggressive buying.


 RDNT provides freestanding, fixed-site outpatient diagnostic imaging services in the U.S.

 The company operates directly or indirectly through joint ventures, 305 centers in California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island.

Its centers provide physicians with imaging capabilities to facilitate the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders. 


  RDNT's 12-month performance chart shows the stock appreciating 39% versus a 12% gain for the stock market.

  Insiders have been sellers in recent months at $12 to $15. They have not done any buying.

  RDNT's long-term chart shows the stock breaking out breaking out back in 2014 at $4 a share.    

  The stock advanced to $10 by late 2014. The stock based and then broke out in 2017 and climbed steadily to around $16.

  RDNT put down a cup-and-handle base from July to September.

  It formed a handle part of the base and now on Tuesday  breaks out with a pick up in volume.

  The stock's CCI momentum indicator (bottom of chart) is solidly bullish.

   Earnings Outlook:

  This year, analysts are forecasting RDNT will show a 24% increase in net to 36 cents a share from the 29 cents the year before.

  The stock sells with a price-earnings ratio of 44. TTD sees that okay given the earnings outlook.

  Next year, the Street is predicting a 72% leap in net to 62 cents a share from the anticipated 36 cents this year.

  Quarterly earnings growth will show an acceleration.

   Net for the third quarter is expected to climb 25% to 15 cents a share from the 12 cents the year before.

  Currently, two analysts follow the stock.

   For the fourth quarter, net is projected to surge 92% to 25 cents a share from the 13 cents the year before.

Strategy Opinion:  TTD is targeting RDNT for a move to $20 off this breakout. A protective stop can be placed near $15.20.

Intermediate-Term Rating: Average

Suitability:  Aggressive  Bulls

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

Probability - Breakout Success - Extremely Bullish - RDNT has tended to score some big gains off its breakouts.

Probability - Earnings Response - Bearish. -   RDNT rose 2 times after the past 7 earnings reports when there was a significant change.

Probability:  Seasonal Success - Slightly Bullish- RDNT rose an average of 11.3% in October but declined 7.6% in November the past several years.

           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





















(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
Radnet Inc. (RDNT)  
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 - UNH -  ABOVE AVERAGE

    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - REGI  -  AVERAGE

 TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - NXRT -   AVERAGE

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

Ticker Tape Digest's

Pre-Market Breakout Watch List

Selections for - Wednesday - October 17, 2018

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 October 1, 2018

Latest prices are October 16, 2018

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 - 3

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Long-Term Environment for bears: Neutral.

Bear Side - Small list of shorts Tuesday as stock market has a "bounce rally." Bears remain alert.

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

Spero Therapeutics Inc. (SPRO) - 8.51

Loss Expected This Year and Next, TTD Sees Drop to 6.60

  SPRO, based in Cambridge, Ma., is a biotech firm working on products to treat bacterial infections. Annual revenues: $2 million. SPRO's stock cuts below key technical support Tuesday. TTD sees more on the downside.

  So far today, SPRO is trading a heavy 637,586 shares, six times its average daily volume of 106,000 shares.

  TTD highlighted SPRO as a short at our midsession video show on the Web Tuesday.

   The stock's rating was cut by Bank of America.

  SPRO's stock gapped lower in the morning. It touched an intraday low of $7.88. The stock then worked higher during the rest of the day to trim its loss.

  Tape Action

  SPRO's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks falling from  $9.66 in the prior session to as low as $8 Tuesday.

  A key bearish trade came when a massive block of 200,000 shares crossed the tape at $8.

  That was down from the prior block at $8.37 on 3,700 shares.


  SPRO is working on novel treatments for MDR bacterial infections.

 The company is developing product candidates, including SPR994, Potentiator Platform (SPR741 and SPR206), and SPR720. SPR994 is novel oral formulation of tebipenem, a carbapenem-class antibiotic.

 SPR994 is effective against a broad spectrum of MDR bacterial infections. Its initial focus is on the treatment of cUTIs. 


  This year, analysts are forecasting a loss of $2.87 a share compared with a loss of $17.82 a share the year before.

  For 2019, the Street is projecting a loss $3.90 a share.   


  SPRO's daily chart shows the stock peaking near $18 in early July. However, the stock fell back to around $10.

  It tried to hold, but now breaks down with a big pick up in volume.

  SPRO's 12-month performance chart shows the stock down 21% versus a gain of  15% for the stock market.

Strategy Opinion: TTD is targeting SPRO for a decline to $6.60 within the next few months, or sooner. A protective stop buy can be placed near $9.20.

Suitability: Aggressive Bears.

  TTD's special probability research of  Prior Performance:  

Probability - Earnings Response - Extremely Bearish.  -   SPRO declined four times after four earnings reports. Bearish

Probability:  Seasonal Activity - Extremely Bearish. -  SPRO declined an average of 19% in October and fell 14.6% in November the past few years.

   TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - SPRO -  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 looking "Day Trades" 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. - 2018

    TTD columnist Leo Fasciocco has covered the stock market for over 30 years. His articles appear in many publications. He has also been  a speaker at the Money Show conferences. 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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