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Ticker Tape Digest

Tuesday - January 21, 2014

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 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 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.

  Breakout Stocks

Total Buy Breakouts so far today - 11

Overall Quality of Breakouts -  AVERAGE

Stocks Screened - 8,300

Bull side - Breakout list showing selected good plays. Several banking stocks breaking out. Bulls be conservative. Stock market holds up trend.

 (Put mouse on Dow chart to see Nasdaq chart)

Long Term Environment for bulls:  Favorable

    Stock Market Momentum

Market (Daily) - NYSE Bullish, Nasdaq Bullish

Market (Weekly) - NYSE Bullish, Nasdaq Bullish

Market  (Monthly) - NYSE Bullish, Nasdaq Bullish 

Ticker Tape Digest's

Timely Breakout Stocks From Tape Action - Tuesday

(See Top Performing Breakout Stocks for 2011- 2012)

(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

Biogen IDEC Inc (BIIB) - 306.42, up 8.94 - Breakpoint 299.67

Net to Jump 33% This Year, TTD Targets 365

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

      BIIB, based in Weston, Mas., develops medical products to treat cancer and inflammatory diseases. Annual revenues: $6.4 billion. BIIB's stock breaks out today from a nine-week flat base. The stock is a leader in the medical sector. So far today, BIIB is trading 1.8 million shares, almost double its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares.

 TTD highlighted BIIB recently as a potential breakout.

  BIIB's stock shot higher in the morning to clear its breakpoint line. The stock then held the breakout and working higher peaking in the afternoon at 311.20.

  The stock then pulled back a bit late in the day, but held over its breakpoint.

  BIIB's tape action shows the recent block trades.

One can see the price for the blocks moving up from $297.47 late on Friday to as high as $319.50.

  A key bullish trade came in the morning when a block of 13,978 shares (duplicated)crossed the tape at $300.45.

That was up from the prior block at $297.47.

  BIIB develops therapies to treat cancer and autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.

 The company's first commercial product, Rituxan, and its most advanced product candidate, ZEVALIN, are for use in the treatment of certain B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphomas.

 BIIB is also developing products to treat various autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.

  BIIB;s 12-month performance chart shows the stock appreciating 117% versus a 23% gain for the S&P 500 index.

  BIIB's long-term chart shows the stock climbing from $31 back in 2002 to a peak of $84 by 2007. However, the bear market dragged it back to 45 in 2008.

 Nevertheless,  the stock has made a sensational comeback soaring to 306. It has had a 2-for-1 split and a 3-for-1 split since it came public back in 1991. The stock looks to be in position for another stock split.

  BIIB's daily chart shows the stock breaking out from a nine-week flat base. The stock broke out in November and had a good run.

  The base was formed above a rising 50-day moving average line. That shows the stock is in a good intermediate up trend.

  The stock's TTD momentum indicator (top of chart) is strongly bullish.

  The accumulation - distribution line (bottom of chart) has been showing good buying the past few months.

  BIIB is poised to show strong profits for 2013 and 2014.

  For 2013, analysts forecast a 35% jump in profits to $8.81 a share from $6.53 a year ago.

  Going out to 2014, profits are projected to leap 341% to $11.80 a share from the anticipated $8.81 for 2013. The analysts have been lifting their estimates.

  BIIB sells with a price-earnings ratio of 26 based on projected 2014 earnings. TTD sees that as reasonable.

  The Street looks for a big fourth quarter for 2013 with earnings leaping 58% to $2.22 a share from the $1.40 a year ago. That would represent an acceleration in quarterly earnings growth.

   The highest estimate on the Street for the quarter is at $2.64 a share. So, some see chances for a big quarter.

  Looking out to the first quarter of 2014, net is expected to jump 33% to $2.60 a share from $1.96 a year ago.

  Strategy Opinion:  TTD is targeting BIIB for a move to 365 off this breakout. A protective stop can be placed near 299.

  TTD rates BIIB a very good intermediate-term play provided earnings meet expectations.

  Sponsorship: Good.  The largest fund holder is Fidelity Contrafund, 4-star rated, with a 3.8% stake. It was a recent seller of 16,841 shares.

  The  largest fund buyer recently was the 3-star rated American Funds Growth Fund of America Fund which purchased 163,000 shares. It has a 1.8% stake.

  BIIB has 236 million shares outstanding. Institutions hold 95% of the stock.

  Insider Activity: Bearish. Insiders, using stock options, were buyers at $24 to 30. They were sellers around $285 to $297 recently.

  Right now, 20 analysts follow the stock, 14 have a buy, up from 12 three months ago.

Stock Performance Chart with Quarterly Earnings Markers.


TTD's Breakout Profile Rating
Biogen IDEC Inc. - (BIIB)  
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 - GLT - ABOVE AVERAGE

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

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - SBNY - AVERAGE

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - NATI  - 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 - 8,300

Long-Term Environment for bears: Unfavorable.

Bear Side - Small list of breakdown stocks today. Stock market continues to hold up trend.  Bears remain conservative.  TTD's short from last Friday was Elizabeth Arden (RDEN) at 28.88. The stock is now trading at 28.64 and working well for bears.

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

Infinera Corp. (INFN) - 7.53, down 0.99

Loss Expected for 2014, TTD Sees Drop to 5.50

 INFN, based in Sunnyvale, Ca., provides digital optical networking systems to telecom carriers, cable operators and other service providers worldwide. Annual revenues: $533 million. IFN's stock is trading a heavy 7.3 million shares, four times its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares.

 TTD highlighted INFN as a short at our midsession video show on the Web Tuesday.

  INFN's stock fell sharply in the morning. It hit an intraday low of 7.21. The stock then trended sideways the rest of the day unable to mount an effective rally.

  INFN's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks falling from $8.53 in the prior session to as low as $7.50 Tuesday.

  A key bearish trade came when a block 32,000 shares crossed the tape in the morning at $7.92. That was down sharply from the prior block at $8.60.

  INFN's large-scale photonic integrated circuit incorporates hundred Gigabits per second of transmit and receive capacity and the functionality of more than sixty discrete optical components into a pair of indium phosphide chips.

 INFN's DTN system and PIC technology are designed to provide optical networks that provide operating simplicity, enhanced revenue generation, faster time-to-service and capital cost savings.

  This year, analysts are forecasting a loss of 14 cents a share. That compares with an expected loss of 26 cents a share for 2013.

  For the upcoming fourth quarter report, analysts look for a loss of 8 cents a share and for the first quarter of 2014 a loss of 9 cents a share.

  INFN's daily chart shows the stock gapping lower with big volume. The stock's TTD momentum indicator (top of chart) is very bearish. The accumulation - distribution line (bottom of chart) is trending lower showing clear selling pressure.

   Strategy Opinion: TTD is targeting INFN for a decline to 5.50. A protective stop buy can be placed near 8.10.

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

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. - 2013

TTD columnist Leo Fasciocco has covered the stock market for over 20 years. His articles appear in many publications. He is also 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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