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Ticker Tape Digest

Wednesday - October 18, 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.

Wednesday - October 18, 2017

TTD's Breakout Stocks

  Stock Market Overview

Total Buy Breakouts so far today - 10

Quality of Breakouts - Average

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Bull side -  Breakout list very selective. Bulls be conservative. Earnings will soon begin to be reported. They will have a significant impact on stocks.

Stock market  - Bullish. All major indicators are bullish in all time zones.

Stock Market Momentum

(Based on 14 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 - Wednesday

(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

Iron Mountain Inc. (IRM) - 40.79, up 0.68 - Breakpoint 40.55

Net to Surge 104% This Year,  TTD Targets 48

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

  IRM, based in Boston, provides record storage services worldwide. Annual revenues: $3.5 billion. IRM's stock moves higher Wednesday and breaks out from a six-week, cup-and-handle base. The stock is close to topping its all-time of $41.53 set last year.

  So far today, IRM is trading 2.1 million shares, double its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares.

  TTD highlighted IRM as a breakout at our midsession video show on the Web Wednesday.

  IRM rose sharply in the morning to cut across its breakpoint line (see 10-minute chart).

  Evercore ISI Group put out a buy on the stock.

  IRM pulled back a bit but then turned and worked its way to its intraday high of $41.08 in the afternoon.

  Tape Action

  IRM's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks climbing from $40 in the prior session to as high as $41.02 Wednesday morning.

  A key bullish trade came in the morning when a block of 23,055 shares crossed the tape at $40.27.

  That was up from the prior block at $49 on 31,466 shares late the day before.   

  Near the close a big block of 180,479 shares crossed the tape at $40.79.

  That came on an up tick from the prior trade at $40.78 on 100 shares.


  IRM stores records, primarily physical records and data backup media, and provides information management services in various locations throughout the world.

 The company provides storage and information management services to legal, financial, healthcare, insurance, life sciences, energy, businesses services, entertainment and government organizations.

  IRM's other services include information destruction services, information governance and digital solutions, compliant records management and consulting.


  IRM's 12-month performance chart shows the stock appreciating 19% versus a 20% gain for the stock market.

  Insiders were recent buyers using stock options at $22 to $24 a share.

  They were sellers at $35 to $40 the past few months.

  IRM's long-term chart shows the stock in a choppy pattern.  It basically works out to a trading range between $25 and $40 since 2011.   A breakout to a new all-time high would be very bullish.

  IRM's daily chart shows the stock climbing from $34 back in July to a peak near $40 by September.

  The stock then put down its base.

  Today, it breaks through upside resistance with expanding volume.

  IRM's CCI momentum indicator is solidly bullish.

Earnings Outlook

  This year, analysts are forecasting a 104% surge in net to $2.18 a share from $1.07 a year ago.

  The stock has a price-earnings ratio of 18. TTD sees that as reasonable.

  Going out to 2018, the Street is predicting a 9% rise in net to $2.37 a share from the anticipated $2.18 this year.

  Quarterly earnings growth should show a triple digit gain and an acceleration in growth. That is very bullish.

  Net for the upcoming third quarter should jump 106% to 56 cents a share from 27 cents the year before.

  The highest estimate on the Street is at 58 cents a share. One needs to be watchful of the earnings when they are reported..

  Looking out to the fourth quarter, analysts look for a 130% leap in net to 60 cents a share from 26 cents the year before.   

Strategy Opinion:  TTD is targeting IRM for a move to $48 off this breakout. A protective stop can be placed near $38.

  TTD rates IRM an average intermediate-term play.

Suitability: Average Bulls.

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

Probability - Breakout Success - Bullish - IRM has scored modest gains off its recent breakouts.

Probability - Earnings Response - Bearish - IRM rose just 5 times after 13 earnings reports when there was a significant move.

Probability:  Seasonal Success - Modestly Bullish -  IRM has risen an average of 0.4%  in October and 0.5%  in November.

           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


    7/28/2017      35.09        40.38    9/11/2017


    1/24/2017      35.31        37.62    2/13/2017


    5/28/2016      38.27        41.21    7/29/2016
             20%     4/18/2016      34.13        41.24     7/28/2016
             22%     5/14/2014      29.28        35.74     6/26/2014

(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
Iron Mountain Inc. - (IRM)  
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 10 0 4

Charts of Selected Breakout Stocks

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

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

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - CP - AVERAGE

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock -Q - AVERAGE

Ticker Tape Digest's

Pre-Market Breakout Watch List

Selections for - Thursday - October 19, 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 October 1, 2017

Latest prices are October 18, 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 - 12

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Long-Term Environment for bears:  Unfavorable.

Bear Side -  Large list of breakdown stocks Wednesday. Bears be selective. Earnings will be coming in soon and will have an impact on stocks. Be Alert!.

  TTD's short from the prior session was Immune Design Corp. (IMDZ) at 8.20. Wednesday it declined to 6.55, off 1.65 and is working well for bears.

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

Supervalu Inc. (SVU) - 17.09, down 2.29

Earnings Disappoint, TTD Sees Decline to 14

  SVU, based in Eden Prairie, Min.,  is a wholesale distributor of grocery produces to independent retail customers in the U.S. Annual revenues: $12.5 billion. SVU's stock falls sharply Wednesday after the company reported earnings well below estimates. TTD sees more on the downside.

  So far today, SVU is trading a heavy 5.5 million shares, eight times its average daily volume of 650,000 shares.

  TTD highlighted SVU as a short at our midsession video show.

  SVU reported net for the fiscal second quarter ended in August of 21 cents a share, down from 70 cents the year before.

  The 21 cents was well below the Street estimate of 35 cents a share.

  SVU's stock rose slightly in the morning, but then rolled over and fell sharply to $17.32 later in the morning.

  The stock then drifted slightly lower the rest of the day.

  Tape Action

  SVU's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks falling from $21.18 in the prior session to as low as $17.09 Wednesday.

  A key bearish trade came in the morning when a block of 8,500 shares crossed the tape at $20.63.

  That was down from the prior block at $21.18 on 31,385 shares.   


  SVU handles wholesale and retail units selling grocery products.

  The company sells brand name and private-label grocery, general merchandise and home, health and beauty care, and pharmacy products.

  SVU's  wholesale segment provides wholesale distribution of products to independent retail customers. It has 200 stores known as  Cub Foods, Shoppers Food & Pharmacy, Shop 'n Save, Farm Fresh and Hornbacher's, as well as two Rainbow and two County Market stores.


  This fiscal year ending in February, analysts were forecasting a 12% increase in net to $2.27 a share from $2.03 a year ago.

  However, that estimate should come down. Net for the fiscal third quarter ending in November is expected to be up 39% to 49 cents a share from 35 cents the year before.  


  SVU's daily chart shows the stock breaking below key technical support at $19.13 with big volume.

  The stock's CCI momentum indicator is very bearish.

  SVU's 12-month performance chart shows the stock falling 50% versus a 20% gain for the stock market.

  Insiders have not been active lately. However, they have been getting stock options at $3.58 a share.

  Strategy Opinion: TTD is targeting SVU for a decline to $14 within the next few months, or sooner. A protective stop buy can be placed near $18.30.

Suitability: Aggressive Bears.

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

Probability - Earnings Response -  Extremely Bearish. SVU rose 3 times out of the past 13 earnings reports when there was a significant change.

Probability:  Seasonal Activity - Extremely Bearish. SVU has averaged a decline of 12.4%  in October the past few years. It has been up an average of 2.7%  in November.

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - SVU -  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. - 2017

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