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Ticker Tape Digest

Friday - January 11, 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.

Friday - January 11, 2019

TTD's Breakout Stocks

  Stock Market Overview

Total Buy Breakouts so far today -  2

Quality of Breakouts -  Below Average.

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Bull side -  Small list of breakouts. Bulls be extremely conservative.

Stock market  -   Major averages bullish in daily zone. However, they remain bearish on the Weekly and Monthly time zones.

Comment - Stock market still in rally phase of an overall bear market. One needs to now be alert for any news on earnings.

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 - 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

Denny's Corp. (DENN) - 18.27, up 0.53 - Breakpoint 17.60

Net To Rise 17% for 2018, TTD Targets 22.50 

                TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - DENN -  AVERAGE

  DENN, based in Spartanburg, S.C., operates a franchised restaurant chain. Annual revenues: $529 million. DENN's stock moves higher Friday and breaks out from a 10-week, flat base. The move carries the stock to a new all-time high.

  DENN came public in 1998. The stock has had its ups and downs.

  So far today, DENN is trading 525,802 shares. Its average daily volume is 344,000 shares.

  DENN's stock cleared its breakpoint line and moved steadily higher through the day.

  It closed near its high for the session. That is very bullish.

  The surprisingly strong tape action comes when analysts are looking for a slowdown in profitability for 2019.

  So, the action could bode well for an upscaling of the company's profit outlook.

  Tape Action

  DENN's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks climbing from $17.68 late in the prior session to as high as $18.31 Friday.   

  A key bullish trade came in the morning when a block of 17,224 shares crossed the tape at $17.80.

  That was up from the prior block at $17.68 on 3,300 shares late on Thursday.

  Near the close Friday a block of 26,132 shares (duplicated) crossed the tape at $18.27.

  That was up from the prior block at $18.26 on 22,600 shares.


 DENN operates a franchised full-service restaurant chain.

The company, through its subsidiary, Denny's, Inc., owns and operates the Denny's brand.

DENN has 1,733 franchised, licensed and company-operated restaurants around the world, including 1,610 restaurants in the U.S. and 123 overseas.

 It has 1,564 of restaurants franchised or licensed and 169 company-operated.


  DENN's 12-month performance chart shows the stock up 25% versus a 5% decline for the stock market.

  Insiders were recent buyers using stock options at $1.67 a share. They were sellers at $15 to $17 a share.

  DENN's long-term chart shows the stock climbing from $4 back in 2012 to a peak near $18.

  The stock has been in a steady up trend with just modest pull backs. The technical action long-term is very bullish.   

  DENN's daily chart shows the stock spiking higher in late October off its earnings report. (yellow highlight on chart).

  The stock then went into a bullishly structured flat base.

  The breakout is solid as the stock closed near the top of its daily trading range.

  That is bullish.

  DENN's CCI momentum indicator is strongly bullish.

  Earnings Outlook:

  For 2018, analysts are predicting a 17% increase in net to 68 cents a share from the 58 cents the year before.

  The stock sells with a price-earnings ratio of 26. That is high given the growth rate.

  Looking out to 2019, the Street is forecasting a 2% decline in net to 66 cents a share from the anticipated 68 cents for 2018.

  Just two analysts track the stock.

  Net for the upcoming fourth quarter is expected to be flat at 18 cents a share. The company has beat the quarterly Street estimate three out of the past four quarters.

  First quarter net for 2019 is projected to drop 20% to 12 cents a share against 15 cents the year before.   

Strategy Opinion:  TTD is targeting  DENN for a move to $22.50. A protective stop can be placed near $17.50.

DENN is a speculative breakout in that earnings are projected decline. However, the tape action indicates something bullish could be developing. It is a very tricky bullish play.

Intermediate-Term Rating: Below Average

Suitability:  Aggressive Bulls

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

Probability - Breakout Success - Very Bullish -  DENN has scored some big gains off its recent breakouts.

Probability - Earnings Response - Modestly Bullish - DENN rose 5 times after the past 9 earnings reports when there was a significant change.

Probability:  Seasonal Success - Bullish -  DENN rose an average of 4.3% in January and 4.9% 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
Denny's Corp. (DENN)  
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 2 1

Charts of Selected Breakout Stocks

      TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - VRTX -  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 - 2

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Long-Term Environment for bears:  Favorable.

Bear Side -  Small list of shorts Friday. Bears be patient and conservative. Stock market has potential to turn lower.

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

Nexa Resources SA (NEXA) - 10.24

Net to Fall 82% for 2018, to Rise in 2019, TTD Sees Fall to 7.50

  NEXA, based in Luxembourg, Lux., is a producer of minerals such as zinc. Annual revenues: $2.7 billion. NEXA's stock falls sharply Friday and undercuts key technical support.

  So far today, NEXA is trading a heavy 1.3 million shares, 13 times its average daily volume of 89,000 shares.

  TTD sees more on the downside.

  TTD highlighted NEXA as a short at our midsession video show on the Web Friday.

  NEXA's stock fell sharply in the morning and undercut key technical support.

  The stock touched an intraday low of $9.79. The stock then lifted to around $10.40 and then trended sideways the rest of the day.

  Tape Action

  NEXA's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks falling from $11.45 to as low as $10 on Friday.

  A key bearish trade came in the morning when a block of 50,000 shares crossed the tape at $11.

  That was down from the prior block at $11.20 on 11,611 shares (duplicated) late on Thursday.   


  NEXA is a mining firm that produces zinc, copper, lead, silver and gold. Its mining and smelting presence is in Brazil, conducted by Votorantim Metais Zinco SA, and in Peru, conducted by Compania Minera Milpo SAA, and Votorantim Metais-Cajamarquilla SA.


  For 2018, analysts expect NEXA to show an 82% drop in net to 26 cents a share from $1.42 the year before.

  However, for 2019, they currently look for a 50% rebound in net to 39 cents a share from the anticipated 26 cents for 2018.

  Net for the fourth quarter of 2018 should be down 58% to 8 cents a share form  the 19 cents the year before.


  NEXA's daily chart shows the stock falling for the fourth straight session. It undercuts technical support.

  NEXA's CCI momentum indicator is strongly bearish.

  NEXA's 12-month performance chart shows the stock down 49% versus a 5% decline for the stock market.

Strategy Opinion: TTD is targeting NEXA for a decline to $7.50 within the next few months, or sooner. A protective stop buy can be placed near $10.90.

Suitability: Aggressive Bears.

  TTD's special probability research of  Prior Performance:  

Probability - Earnings Response - Bullish.  -   NEXA rose 3 times after the past 5 earnings reports when there was a significant change in price.

Probability:  Seasonal Activity - Slightly Bearish. -    NEXA has averaged a decline of 1.4% in January and a 1% decline in February the past several years.

   TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - NEXA  -  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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