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Ticker Tape Digest

Monday - August 20, 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.

Monday - August 20, 2018

TTD's Breakout Stocks

  Stock Market Overview

Total Buy Breakouts so far today -  14

Quality of Breakouts -  Average.

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Bull side -  Large list of breakouts. Bulls be selective.

Stock market  -  Bullish. All market averages holding bullish in all time sectors.

Stock Market Momentum

(Daily is based on a 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 - Monday

(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

Chegg Inc. (CHGG) - 30.81, up 0.60 - Breakpoint 29.90

Net To Surge 64% This Year,  TTD Targets 38 

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

     CHGG, based in Santa Clara, Ca., provides students with books and materials to help their education. Annual revenues" $254 million. CHGG's stock drives higher Monday to breakout from its 11-week flat base.

  So far today, CHGG is trading a light 808,911 shares. Its average daily volume is 1.4 million shares.

  CHGG cleared its breakpoint late in the prior session. Monday, morning it pushed higher to confirm the breakout.

  The stock rose to an intraday high of $31.02 in the early afternoon. It then trended mostly sideways the rest of the day holding most of its gain.

  Tape Action

  CHGG's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks climbing from $30.02 late on Friday to as high as $30.99 Monday.

  A key bullish trade came late on Friday when a block of 30,394 shares (duplicated) crossed the tape at $30.21.

  That was up from the prior block at $30.17 on 3,760 shares.

  The tape action showed subtle institutional accumulation.

  That was up from the prior block late on Monday at $16.36 on 73,559 shares.

  Near the close a block of 33,608 shares (duplicated) crossed the tape at 30.81.

  That actually came on a up tick from the prior trade in the sequence at $30.80 on 100 shares.


  CHGG provides services that help students study for college admission exams, find colleges, get better grades and test scores while in school.

 The firm also helps students find internships that allow them to gain skills to help them enter the workforce after college.

  The Company matches domestic and international students with colleges, universities and other academic institutions.  It also sells eTextbooks and provides tutors.  


  CHGG's 12-month performance chart shows the stock soaring 116% versus a 18% gain for the stock market.

  Insiders were recent buyers at $5 to $12 a share using stock options.

  They were recent sellers at $21 to $2917 a share.

  CHGG's long-term chart shows the stock coming public back in late 2013 at $8.29 a share.

 The stock eventually dropped to an all-time low in early 2016 at $3.15, when the stock declined.

  However, since then CHGG has been on a tear surging to $30.81 - a tenfold move.

  CHGG's daily chart shows the stock climbing from $20 back in April to a peak near $29 by June.

  The stock then formed a flat base that showed two minor shakeouts to the downside.

  The stock firmed and broke out Monday with modest volume.

  The CCI momentum indicator (bottom of chart) is strongly bullish.

  Earnings Outlook:

  This year, analysts are forecasting 64% surge in net to 46 cents a share from 28 cents the year before.

  The stock sells with a price-earnings ratio of 66. That is okay given the strong earnings outlook.

  Looking out to 2009, the Street  predicts a 30% leap in net to 60 cents a share from  the anticipated 46 cents this year.

  There are 7 analysts following the stock. Some have trimmed their 2019 estimates.

  Quarterly earnings will be strong.

  Net for the upcoming third quarter should leap 200%  to 3 cents a share from  one cent the year before. It is a seasonally slow quarter.

  Profits for the fourth quarter are projected to climb 33% to 20 cents a share from the 15 cents the year before. The highest estimate is at 23 cents a share.

  The company has beat the Street estimate the past four quarters by 4 cents a share, one cent, two cents and one cent.

 Strategy Opinion: TTD is targeting CHGG for a move to $38 within the next few months, or sooner. A protective stop can be placed near $28.50

 TTD rates CHGG a good intermediate-term play provided it meets earnings projections.

Suitability:  Aggressive Bulls.

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

Probability - Breakout Success -  Extremely Bullish.  CHGG has scored some big gains off its recent breakouts.

Probability - Earnings Response - Very Bullish. CHGG rose 7 times after the past 9 earnings reports when there was a significant change.

Probability:  Seasonal Success - Bullish.  CHGG rose an average of 7.1% in August , but declined 0.7% in September 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


    5/4/2018      23.57        29.55      6/18/2018


    11/30/2017      17.37        29.55      6/18/2018


    12/13/2017      15.42        17.32      1/31/2018


    7/13/2017      13.15        15.30      8/3/2017


    4/26/2017      8.77        15.30      8/3/2017
             14%     11/10/2016      7.42        8.48     11/25/2016
             41%     7/8/2016      5.08        7.21     9/21/2016

(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
Chegg Inc. (CHGG)  
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   13 0 1

Charts of Selected Breakout Stocks

      TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - LULU -  AVERAGE

    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - TCMD -  AVERAGE

 TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - FIVE - AVERAGE

TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - NKE -  AVERAGE

Ticker Tape Digest's

Pre-Market Breakout Watch List

Selections for - Tuesday - August 21, 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 August 6, 2018

Latest prices are August 20, 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: Unfavorable.

Bear Side - Small list of shorts. Bears be conservative.

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

Exelixis Inc. (EXEL) - 17.69, down 1.51

Net to Drop in 3rd Quarter, TTD Sees Slide to 14.50

  EXEL, based in Alameda, Ca., is a biotech firm working on treatments for cancer. Annual revenues: $452 million. EXEL's stock falls sharply Monday undercutting key technical support. TTD sees more on the downside.

  So far today, EXEL is trading 8.5 million shares, more than double its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares.

  TTD highlighted EXEL as a short at our midsession video show on the Web Monday.

  EXEL's stock fell steadily in the morning and undercut key technical support. The stock touched an intraday low of $17.34 around noon.

  The stock then lifted slightly and trended sideways the rest of the day.

  Tape Action

  EXEL's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks falling from $19.20 in the prior session to as low as $17.69 Monday.

  A key bearish trade came in the morning when a block of 40,307 shares crossed the tape at $19.16.

  That was down from the prior block trade at $19.20 on 140,000 shares late on Friday.


  EXEL develops medicines to manage care and outcomes for people with cancer.

  The company's cabozantinib product is an inhibitor of multiple tyrosine kinases, including MET, AXL, and VEGF receptors.

 The Company's CABOMETYX tablets are approved for previously treated advanced kidney cancer and COMETRIQ capsules are approved for progressive, metastatic medullary thyroid cancer. 


  Analysts are forecasting a 23% drop in EXEL's earnings for the upcoming third quarter to 20 cents a share from 26 cents the year before. The lowest estimate among six analysts is at 13 cents a share.

  For the year, though net is projected to be up 102% to $1.03 a share from the 51 cents the year before.   


  EXEL's daily chart shows the stock falling from around $24 in March to $18 by May. The stock tried to form a bottom. However, Monday, it cuts below support with a big pick up in volume.   

Strategy Opinion: TTD is targeting EXEL for a decline to $14.50 within the next few months, or sooner. A protective stop buy can be placed near $18.90.

Suitability: Aggressive Bears.

  TTD's special probability research of  Prior Performance:  

Probability - Earnings Response - Bearish.  EXEL rose one time after the past 4 earnings reports when there was a significant change.

Probability:  Seasonal Activity - Bearish -   EXEL rose an average of 4.3% in August but fell an average of 17.8% in September the past several years.

   TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - EXEL  -  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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