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Ticker Tape Digest

Tuesday - January 8,  2019

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 - January 8, 2019

TTD's Breakout Stocks

  Stock Market Overview

Total Buy Breakouts so far today -  4

Quality of Breakouts -  Above Average

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Bull side -  Small list of breakouts as market rallies. Bulls be conservative.

Stock market  -  Stock market bullish on a daily basis as near-term rally remains in play. However, market is still bearish weekly and monthly.

Comment -  Stock market very selective and most playable for just aggressive bulls.

Stock Market Momentum

(Daily is based on a moving average)

Market (Daily)

 Market (Weekly)

 Market (Monthly)  

 Dow - Bullish

 Dow - Bearish

 Dow - Bearish

  Nasdaq - Bullish

  Nasdaq - Bearish

Nasdaq - Bearish

   S&P 500 - Bullish

  S&P 500 - Bearish

  S&P 500 - Bearish

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

Crocs Inc. (CROX) - 30.12, up 0.95 - Breakpoint 29.25

Profits to Soar 135% in 2019, TTD Targets 37 

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

  CROX, based in Niwot, Co., makes and sells casual shoes and other items. Annual revenues: $1 billion. CROX's stock breaks out Tuesday from a 10-week flat base.

  The move carries the stock to a seven-year high.

  TTD highlighted CROX as a breakout at out midsession video show on the Web Tuesday.

  So far today, CROX is trading a heavy 2.2 million shares, double its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares.

  CROX cleared its breakpoint line in the morning and reached an intraday peak at $30.75.

  The stock then backed off and trended mostly sideways the rest of the session.

  It did show strong intraday volume near the close.

  Tape Action

  CROX's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks climbing from $29.17 in the prior session to as high as $30.65 on Tuesday.

  A key bullish trade came in the morning when a block of 10,579 shares (duplicated) crossed the tape at $29.51.

  That was up from the prior block at $29.17 on 62,378 shares on Monday.   

  Near the close a massive block of 123,947 shares (duplicated) crossed the tape at $30.12

  That was up from the prior block at $30.03 on 27,272 shares.

  That showed big institutional accumulation.


 CROX  makes casual footwear and accessories for men, women, and children.

  The company's segments include Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe.

   Its products include footwear and accessories that utilize its closed-cell resin, called Croslite, as well as casual lifestyle footwear that use a range of materials.

Its Croslite material enables the Company to produce non-marking and odor-resistant footwear.


  CROX's 12-month performance chart shows the stock up 126% versus a 5% decline for the stock market.

  CROX is one of the strongest stocks of the past nine months.

  Insiders were recent buyers at $3.99 to $14.50. They were sellers at $20 to $27 a share.

  CROX's long-term chart shows the stock touching a peak back at 2011 at $31.70. However, the stock fell back and practically went dormant. It fell to $5.96 in 2017.

  However, since then, CROX has been driving higher and ignoring the current bear market.   

  CROX's daily chart shows the stock gapping higher in early November off its earnings report (Yellow High Light).

  Afterwards, CROX formed a flat base.

  The stock got near its breakpoint line in the prior session

   Tuesday, it breaks out nicely.

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

   Earnings Outlook:

  For 2018, analysts are forecasting a 167% surge in net to 45 cents a share from the loss of 2 cents the year before.

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

  For the fourth quarter of 2018, the Street predicts a loss of 25 cents a share compared with a loss of 41 cents the year before.

  Going out 2019, analysts are calling for a robust 135% leap in net to $1.05 a share from the anticipated 45 cents for 2018.

  Profits for the first quarter of 2019 are expected to surge 167% to 40 cents a share from the 15 cents expected for 2018.

Strategy Opinion:  TTD is targeting CROX for a move to 37 off this breakout. A protective stop can be placed near $28. TTD rates CROX an average intermediate-term play.

Intermediate-Term Rating: Average

Suitability:  Aggressive Bulls

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

Probability - Breakout Success - Bullish -  CROX has tended to score some good gains off its recent breakouts.

Probability - Earnings Response - Neutral. -  CROX rose 5 times after the past 10 earnings reports when there was a significant change.

Probability:  Seasonal Success -  Slightly Bearish.  CROX rose an average of 0.8% in January but fell 1.7% in February 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
Crocs Inc.  (CROX)  
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 -  EHTH -  ABOVE AVERAGE

    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock -  INVA -  AVERAGE

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


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:  Favorable.

Bear Side - Small list of breakdown stocks. Bears be selective. Market now in a rally within a bear market.

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

Lindsay Corp. (LNN) - 86.51

Net Disappoints, TTD Sees Decline to 75

  LNN, based in Omaha, Neb., provides water management and road infrastructure products and services. Annual revenues: $548 million. LNN's stock falls sharply Tuesday after reporting disappointing earnings for the fiscal first quarter ended

  So far today, LNN is trading 250,113 shares, more than double its average daily volume of 96,000 shares.

  TTD sees more on the downside.

  LNN reported net for the fiscal first quarter ended November 30 fell to 11 cents a share from  the 30 cents a year ago.

  Adjusted for special items net was 38 cents, below the 47 cents the Street was looking for.

  LNN's stock gapped lower in the morning. It then trended lower the rest of the day. It was in the late afternoon that LNN cut below key technical support.

  The stock closed near its low for the day with heavy volume in the last hour.

  Tape Action

  LNN's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks falling from $96.06 in the prior session to as low as $86.43.

  A key bearish trade came in the morning when a block of 1,750 shares crossed the tape at $91.67.

  That was down from the prior block at $96.06 on 11,793 shares late on Monday.


  LNN's irrigation unit makes center pivot, lateral move, and hose reel irrigation systems, which are used for by the agricultural industry.

  The company's Infrastructure unit makes moveable barriers, specialty barriers, crash cushions and end terminals, road marking and road safety equipment, large diameter steel tubing, and railroad signals and structures.

  It also makes hose reel travelers under the Perrot and Greenfield brands in Europe and South Africa.


  Analysts were forecasting net for the fiscal year ending in August of 2019 to be up a modest 3% to $3.01 a share from the $2.94 the year before.

  However, that estimate should come down to the quarterly miss.

  Profits for the fiscal second quarter are expected to jump 54% to 86 cents a share from the 56 cents the year before.  


  LNN's daily chart shows the stock gapping lower with big volume. The move undercuts key support.

  LNN' 12-month performance chart shows the stock down 5% versus a 6% decline by the stock market.

  Insiders have been getting stock options. However, they have not done any buying.

Strategy Opinion: TTD is targeting LNN for a decline to $75 within the next few months, or sooner. A protective stop buy can be placed near $90.

Suitability: Aggressive Bears.

  TTD's special probability research of  Prior Performance:  

Probability - Earnings Response - Bearish.  -    LNN rose 4 times after the past 10 earnings reports when there was a significant change in price.

Probability:  Seasonal Activity - Neutral  -  LNN has averaged a decline of 2% in January but  a 2.8% gain in February the past several years.


   TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - LNN -  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. - 2019

    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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