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Ticker Tape Digest

Wednesday - January 10, 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.

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Wednesday - January 10, 2018

TTD's Breakout Stocks

  Stock Market Overview

Total Buy Breakouts so far today -  19

Quality of Breakouts - Average

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Bull side -  Large list of breakouts with financial stocks dominating the list.  Bulls be selective.

Stock market  -  Bullish. Major averages remain bullish in all time sectors.

Stock Market Momentum

(Based on 15 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 - 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

Texas Capital Bancshares Inc. (TCBI) - 96.05, up 1.20 - Breakpoint 95.16

Net to Surge 30% for 2017 and 31% for 2018, TTD Targets 116

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

    TCBI, based in Dallas, Tex., is a bank holding and a financial holding company. Annual revenues: $685 million. TCBI's stock drives sharply higher Wednesday and breaks out from a seven-week flat base. The move carries the stock to a new all-time high. That is bullish.

  TTD highlighted TCBI as a breakout at our midsession video show on the Web Thursday.

  The stock is a leader in the financial sector.

  TCBI is trading 599,531 shares. Its average daily volume is 476,000 shares.

  TCBI moved higher in the morning to clear its breakpoint line. (see 10-minute chart)

  The stock reached an intraday peak of $97.45 around noon.

  The stock then backed off to its breakpoint line in the afternoon, but then lifted a bit into the final bell.

  Tape Action

  TCBI's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks climbing from $94.85 in the prior session to as high as $97.37 Wednesday.

  A key bullish trade came when a block of 5,371 shares (duplicated) crossed the tape at $95.25 in the morning.

  That was up from the prior block at $94.85 on 8,150 shares. 

  The stock closed strong.


  TCBI operates Texas Capital Bank.

 The company provides services for loans, deposit accounts and other financial products.

 Its commercial loans for general corporate purposes, including financing for working capital, internal growth, acquisitions and financing.

TCBI also  provides banking services for individuals. That includes personal wealth management and trust services.

 It also handles checking accounts with Visa debit/automatic teller machine cards.


  TCBI's 12-month performance chart shows the stock appreciating 19% versus a 21% gain for the stock market.

  Insiders were light buyers last year at  $73 to $81 a share. One insider was a light buyer at $18 to $22 a share using stock options.

  They were seller late in the year at $87 a share.

  TCBI's long-term chart shows the stock breaking out from a long-term  trading range in October of 2011 at $28.

   The stock worked its way to $67 by early 2014, but eventually fell back to $29.78 in early 2016 due in part to a sell off in the stock market.

  Since then TCBI has been working steadily higher.

  TCBI's daily chart shows the stock advancing from $70 in September to a peak near $95 by December.

  The stock put down a flat base with a lower wedge to the upside. That is a bullish setup.

 Also, the base was set up above the rising 50-day moving average line.

 The breakout is solid coming with good volume.

  The stock's CCI momentum indicator is solidly bullish.

 Earnings Outlook

  For 2017, analysts are forecasting a 30% jump in profits  to $4.04 a share from  the $3.11 a share in 2016.

  The stock sells with a price-earnings ratio of 23. TTD sees that as attractive for value-growth investors.

  Going out to 2018, the Street predicts a 31%  jump in net to $5.29 a share from  the anticipated $4.04 for 2017.

  Profits for the upcoming fourth quarter should climb 21% to $1.16 a share from the 96 cents the year before. The company tends to slightly exceed Street estimates.

 For the first quarter of 2018, net should spurt 36% to  $1.09 a share from  the 80 cents the year before.  

  That would be an acceleration in quarterly earnings growth.

Strategy Opinion: TTD is targeting TCBI for a move to $116 within the next few months, or sooner.

 A protective stop can be placed near $92.

 TTD rates TCBI a good intermediate-term play provided earnings remain on course. The stock is a conservative play but earnings are strong.

Suitability:  Average Bulls.  

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

Probability - Breakout Success -  Very Bullish. TCBI has scored some big gains off its breakouts. That is impressive for a bank stock.

Probability - Earnings Response - Slightly Bullish. TCBI rose 7 times after the past 13 earnings reports when there was a significant change.

Probability:  Seasonal Success - Slightly Bearish. TCBI declined an average of 8.7% in January in prior years but rose an average of 4.5% in February and rose 5.1% in March.

           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


     11/29/2016         88.42          96     Still in play    


     9/27/2017         82.41          88     10/20/2017  


     11/9/2016         58.90          81.65     1/11/2017


     8/29/2016         52.01          81.65     1/11/2017


     5/23/2016         47.30          51.24      5/31/2016







     10/28/2015         55.55          60.82



     4/29/2015         52.83          63.28      6/26/2015

(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
Texas Capital Bancshares Inc. - (TCBI )  
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 - HBHC  - ABOVE AVERAGE

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

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - ISRG - AVERAGE

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock -SSNC  - 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 - 6

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Long-Term Environment for bears:  Unfavorable

Bear Side -  Several good looking breakdown stocks for bears. However, stock market still holds up trend. Bears be patient and conservative.

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

GEO Group Inc. (GEO) - 22.76, down 0.83

Net To Drop 23% for 2017, TTD Sees Decline to 18

  GEO, based in Boca Raton, Fla., is a real estate investment trust handling correctional and detention centers. Annual revenues: $2.2 billion. GEO's stock falls Wednesday and undercuts key technical support. TTD sees more on the downside.

  So far today, GEO is trading 1.1 million shares. Its average daily volume is 783,000 shares.

  GEO's stock moved lower in the morning. Then in the early afternoon, the stock cut below key technical support and afterwards showed a big pickup in volume. That is very bearish.

  Tape Action

   GEO's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks falling from $23.59 in the prior session to as low as $22.74.

  A key bearish trade came in the morning when a block of 3,957 shares crossed the tape at $23.52.

  That was dowm  from  the prior block late the day before at $23.59 on 2,095 shares.

   Near the close a massive block of 126,955 shares duplicated crossed at $22.76.

   That came on an up tick from the prior trade at $22.75 on 200 shares.


 GEO owns and leases and manages correctional, detention and re-entry facilities in the U.S., Australia, South Africa and the U.K.

  The company operates in four segments: U.S. corrections and detention, GEO Care, international services, and facility construction.   


  For 2017, analysts are forecasting a 23% drop in earnings to $1.94 a share from $2.51 the prior year.

  Going out to 2018, they predict a 4% rise in net to $2.02 a share from the anticipated $1.94 for 2017.

  Net for the upcoming fourth quarter is expected to tumble 28% to 50 cents a share from  69 cents the year before.


  GEO's daily chart shows the stock trending lower and then trying to make a bottom. However, the stock cuts below support with a pick up in volume.

  GEO's 12-month performance chart shows the stock declining 9% versus a gain of 21% for the stock market.

  Insiders were recent buyers at $9 to $14 a share. They were sellers at $25 to $30 a share.

  Strategy Opinion: TTD is targeting GEO for a decline to $18 within the next few months, or sooner. A protective stop buy can be placed near $23.80.

Suitability: Average Bears.

  TTD's special probability research of  Prior Performance:  

Probability - Earnings Response - Very Bearish.  GEO rose 4 times after the past 12 earnings reports when there was a significant change.

Probability:  Seasonal Activity - Bullish.   GEO rose an average of 5.2% January in prior years. It rose 3.9% on average in February.

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - GEO -  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 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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