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Ticker Tape Digest

Friday - December 14, 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.

Friday - December 14, 2018

TTD's Breakout Stocks

  Stock Market Overview

Total Buy Breakouts so far today -  1

Quality of Breakouts -  Below Average.

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Bull side -  Only one breakout and speculative.

Stock market  -   All market averages in all time frames are bearish, except for the Dow industrials monthly.

Comment -  Momentum of market is to the downside. The Friday selloff bodes for a possible selloff on Monday. Bulls be extremely conservative.

Stock Market Momentum

(Daily is based on a moving average)

Market (Daily)

 Market (Weekly)

 Market (Monthly)  

 Dow - Bearish

 Dow - Bearish

 Dow - Bullish

  Nasdaq - Bearish

  Nasdaq - Bearish

Nasdaq - Bearish

   S&P 500 - Bearish

  S&P 500 - Bearish

  S&P 500 - Bearish

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

Aleryx Inc. (AYX)  - 64.42, up 1.68 - Breakpoint 63.24

Nears All-time High. TTD Targets 74 

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

  AYX, based in Irvine, Ca., provides data analytics via software. Annual revenues: $132 million. AYX moves sharply higher Friday breaking out from a six-week flat base.  

 The stock was the only breakout Friday as the stock market fell sharply.

  So far today, AYX is trading 786,982 shares. Its average daily volume is 954,000 shares.

  AYX is a speculative breakout in that it has yet to turn a profit. Thus, it is most appropriate for an aggressive bull.

  AYX fell sharply in the morning along with the stock market. AYX touched an intraday low of $61.05.

  However, the stock turned and rallied aggressively getting to an intraday high of $64.69 in the morning.

The move caused it to clear its breakpoint line.

  It then trended mostly sideways the rest of the day. Near the close it showed good volume and edged a bit higher.

  Tape Action

  AYX's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks climbing from $61.48 in the morning to as high as $64.50 by noon.

  A key bullish trade came in the morning when a block of  2,517 shares crossed the tape at $63.86.

  That was up sharply from the prior block at $61.48 on 6,383 shares.

  Near the close Friday, a block of 20,697 shares (duplicated) crossed at $64.42.

  That was up from the prior block at $64.28 on 2,000 shares.

  That was very bullish showing institutional buying even though the stock market was in a dive.


  AYX  provides a subscription-based platform enabling firms to analyze data form  sources and ease data-driven decisions.

The company provides access to data-driven insights to all data workers, business analysts, programmers and data scientists via expanding capabilities and analytical sophistications.

  The platform is also capable of processing data from cloud applications, such as Google Analytics, Marketo, NetSuite, Salesforce, and Workday, as well as social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter.

  The Company's platform comprises of Alteryx Designer, Alteryx Servver, Alteryx Connect and Alyteryx Promote. 


  AYX's 12-month performance chart shows the stock up a sensational 123% versus a 2% loss for the stock market.

  Insider activity was not available.

  AYX's long-term chart shows the stock coming public in April of 2017 at $16.18. The stock has been trending aggressively higher. It has made a fourfold move.   

  AYX's daily chart shows the stock climbing to 63 by September.

  It then backed off and formed a classic cup-and-handle base.

  The breakout Friday enables the stock to close above its breakpoint line.

  It did not do that in the prior two session.

  AYX's CCI momentum indicator is strongly bullish.

  Earnings Outlook:

  This year analysts are forecasting a loss of 3 cents a share compared with a loss of 11 cents the year before.

  Currently, nine analysts follow the stock.

  Looking out to 2019, they predict a loss of 3 cents a share versus an anticipated loss of 3 cents this year.

  The analysts forecasts range from a loss of 15 cents a share to a profit of 4 cents.

  For the fourth quarter, they see a loss of 2 cents a share compared with a profit of 2 cents the year before.

  Then in the first quarter a loss of 2 cents versus a loss of one cent.   

Strategy Opinion:  TTD is targeting AYX for a move to $74 within the next few months, or sooner. A protective stop can be placed near $59.

Intermediate-Term Rating: Below Average

Suitability:  Aggressive Bulls

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

Probability - Breakout Success - Very Bullish - AYX has tended to score big gains off its recent breakouts.

Probability - Earnings Response - Bullish.  AYX rose 6 times after the past 7 earnings reports when there was a significant change.

Probability:  Seasonal Success - Extremely Bullish -  AYX rose an average of 4.1% in December and 8.4% in January 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
Alteryx Inc. (AYX)  
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   11 3 0

Ticker Tape Digest's

Pre-Market Breakout Watch List

Selections for - Monday - December 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 December 3, 2018

Latest prices are December 14, 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 - 10

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Long-Term Environment for bears:  Favorable.

Bear Side - Several breakdown stocks Friday as stock market falls sharply. Bears can be venturesome. Stock market still looks vulnerable.

  TTD's short from Thursday was Jabil Inc. (JBL) at $22.25. The stock falls to $21.84 Friday and is working well for bears.

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

McKesson Corp. (MCK) - 116.66

Profits to Fall in December Quarter, TTD Sees Drop to 100

  MCK, based in San Francisco, provides healthcare products. Annual revenues: $208 million. MCK's stock falls sharply Friday and undercuts key technical support. TTD sees more on the downside.

  So far today, MCK is trading 1.7 million shares. Its average daily volume is 1.8 million shares.

  MCK's stock gapped lower in the morning. It then worked lower and in the early afternoon fell below its key technical support line at $118.88.

  The stock continued lower to reach its low for the day of 116.22.

  Tape Action

  MCK's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks falling from  $122.86 on Thursday to as low as $116.42 Friday.

  A key bearish trade came in the morning when a block of 10,220 shares crossed the tape at $121,23.

  That was down from  the prior block at $122.86 on 169,657 shares.

  Near the close Friday a massive block of 192,480 shares (duplicated) crossed at $116.66.

  That came on a down tick from the prior trade at $116.67 on 100 shares.


   MCK  provides medicines, medical products and healthcare services by partnering with drug firms, governments and other healthcare firms.

   The firm distributes branded and generic drugs and provides practice management, technology, clinical support and business solutions to community-based oncology and other specialty practices.


  MCK's net for the fiscal year ending in March of 2019 is expected to rise 6% to $13.41 a share from the $12.62 a share in the prior fiscal year.

  However, net for the upcoming fiscal third quarter ending in December is expected to fall 7% to $3.18 a share from the $3.41 the year before.

  Looking out to fiscal 2020, the Street projects a 5% rise in net to $14.10 a share from the anticipated $13.41 this fiscal year.


  MCK's daily chart shows the stock falling sharply and undercutting key support. MCK has been trending lower after peaking out at $240 back in 2015.

  MCK's 12-month performance chart shows the stock down 25% versus a 2% loss for the stock market.

Strategy Opinion: TTD is targeting MCK for a decline to $100 within the next few months, or sooner. A protective stop buy can be placed near $123.

Suitability: Aggressive Bears.

  TTD's special probability research of  Prior Performance:  

Probability - Earnings Response - Extremely Bearish.  -  MCK rose 1 time after the past 10 earnings reports when there was a significant change in price.

Probability:  Seasonal Activity - Slightly Bearish. -    MCK has averaged a decline of 0.1% in December and a decline of 0.1% in January the past several years.

   TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - MCK -  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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