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Ticker Tape Digest

Friday - January 25,  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 25, 2019

TTD's Breakout Stocks

  Stock Market Overview

Total Buy Breakouts so far today -  11

Quality of Breakouts -  Average.

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Bull side -  Some good looking breakout stocks. Bulls can be venturesome.

Stock market  - Major averages are bullish in the daily and monthly time frames. However, the weekly averages are still bearish.

Comment - Market is firming and now is in position to either challenge its upside resistance or fade. The next few weeks will be important.

See Latest Earnings Reports -  A company that tops the Street's highest earnings estimate has potential to go higher. Friday's earnings beats include: NVR, SlCT, MOG.A, OPBK and IBKC.

Stock Market Momentum

(Daily is based on a moving average)

Market (Daily)

 Market (Weekly)

 Market (Monthly)  

 Dow - Bullish

 Dow - Bearish

 Dow - Bullish

  Nasdaq - Bullish

  Nasdaq - Bearish

Nasdaq - Bullish

   S&P 500 - Bullish

  S&P 500 - Bearish

  S&P 500 - Bullish

Ticker Tape Digest's

Timely Breakout Stocks From Tape Action

(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 near breakpoint by using market order or stop buy.  They can also be bought soon after a follow through move, sometimes on an intraday pullback. )  

Today's Featured TTD Breakout Stock

PayPal Holdings Inc. (PYPL) - 94.28, up 2.08 - Breakpoint 92.65

Net To Climb 20% This Year, TTD Targets 108

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

    PYPL, based in San Jose, Ca., operates a system that provides digital and mobile payments for consumers and merchants. Annual revenues: $13.1 billion.

 PYPL's stock moves higher Friday and breaks out from its five-month, cup-and-handle base.

  The move carries the stock to a new all-time high.  TTD sees more on the upside.

  So far today, PYPL is trading 11.7 million shares. Its average daily volume is 8.7 million shares.

  PYPL's stock moved higher in the morning and cleared its breakpoint line.

  The stock reached an intraday peak at $94.58 in the early afternoon. It then trended sideways into the close.

   Tape Action

  PYPL's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks climbing from $92.03 in the prior session to as high as $94.28 on Friday.

  A key bullish trade came late on Friday when a block of 565,130 shares (duplicated) crossed the tape at $92.20.

  That was up from the prior block at $92.03 on 37,000 shares.

  Then near the close Friday a massive block of 1,048,844 shares (duplicated) crossed at $94.28.   

That was up from the prior block at $94.20 on 118,000 shares.


  PYPL's combined payment solutions include its PayPal, PayPal Credit, Braintree, Venmo, Xoom and Paydiant products.

  It operates a two-sided global technology platform that links its customers, both merchants and consumers, around the globe to facilitate the processing of payment transactions.

  The system allows  customers to use their account for both purchase and paying for goods, as well as to transfer and withdraw  funds.


  PYPL's 12-month performance chart shows the stock appreciating 12% versus a 6% decline for the stock market.

  Insiders were buyers using stock options at $31 to $35 a share.

  They were sellers recently at $80 to $92 a share.

 PYPL's long-term chart shows the stock coming public back in 2015 at $39.25. The stock worked its way up to $44 by 2016.

  It then had long-term type breakout in early 2017 at $43. The stock surged to a peak at $93.70 by late 2018.

  It then based and is now breaking out to a new all-time high. That is bullish.  

  PYPL's daily chart shows the stock forming a flat bas with upside resistance at $92.65.

  The stock moved up to the breakpoint a few sessions ago.

  Friday, it punches through resistance with a modest pick up in volume.

  The stock's CCI momentum indicator is strongly bullish.

  Earnings Outlook

  Net for 2018 is expected to climb 26% to $2.40 a share from the $1.90 the year before.

  They are expected to report January 30 - next week.

  They beat the Street estimates the past seven quarters.

  Looking out to 2019, the Street is projecting a 20% rise in net to $2.88 a share from the anticipated $2.40 this year.

  Net for the fourth quarter is expected to be up 22% to 67 cents a share from the 55 cents the year before.

  The highest estimate on the Street is at 69 cents a share.

  Going out to the first quarter of 2019, the Street is looking for a 16% gain in net to 66 cents a share from the 57 cents the year before.

  Currently, 21 analysts follow the stock.  

Strategy Opinion:  TTD is targeting PYPL for a move to $108 off this breakout.

A protective stop can be placed near $89.

Intermediate-Term Rating:  Average.

Suitability:   Average Investors.

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

Probability - Breakout Success - Bullish -  PYPL scored some big gains, but recently they have been modest.

Probability - Earnings Response - Slightly Bullish -  PYPL rose 5 times after the past 9 earnings reports when there was a significant change in price.

Probability:  Seasonal Success - Slightly Bullish. -  PYPL averaged a gain of 1.4% in February but a decline of 0.3% in March 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
PayPal Holdings Inc. (PYPL)  
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 - OSIS - AVERAGE

    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - HRC - AVERAGE

    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - CALX - AVERAGE

    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - AUDC - 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: Neutral.

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

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) - 80.54

Net Disappoints, TTD Sees Decline to 70

  ABBV, based in North Chicago, Il., is a biotech firm working on treatments for dermatology and cancer. Annual revenues: $28.2 billion. ABBV's stock falls sharply Friday and undercuts key technical support. The decline was setoff when the firm  missed with earnings.

  TTD sees more on the downside.

  So far today, ABBV is trading 21.3 million shares, triple its average daily volume of 6.8 million shares.

  The stock fell sharply in the morning undercutting key technical support.

  The stock touched an intraday low of $79.43 in the morning. It then trended sideways the rest of the day.

  ABBV reported a fourth quarter loss of $1.23 a share for the fourth quarter compared with a profit of 3 cents a share the year before.

  Excluding special items, ABBV came in with a profit of $1.90 a share. That was below Street estimates of $1.93 a share.

   Tape Action

  ABBV's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks falling from $85.88 in the prior session to as low as $79.75 Friday morning.

  A key bearish trade came in the morning when a block of 200,990 shares crossed the tape at $82.34.

  That was down from the prior block late on Thursday at $85.88 on 214,331 shares.


  ABBV products are used to treat chronic autoimmune diseases in rheumatology, gastroenterology, dermatology, oncology, including blood cancers.

  It is also working on treatmnets for Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis, metabolic diseases, including thyroid disease and complications associated with cystic fibrosis, and other serious health conditions.


  This year, analysts are forecasting a 9% increase in net to $8.68 a share. The stock sells with a price-earnings ratio of just 9.

  For the upcoming first quarter, analysts look for a 9% rise in profits to $2.03 a share from the $1.87 the year before.   


  ABBV's 12-month performance chart shows the stock down 26% versus a 5% decline for the stock market.

  ABBV's daily chart shows the stock working lower. It had a rally in November and December. However, it is now rolling over and picking up volume.

Strategy Opinion: TTD is targeting ABBV for a decline to $70 within the next few months. A protective stop buy can be placed near $83.

Suitability:   Aggressive Bears.

  TTD's probability research of Prior Performance:  

Probability - Earnings Response - Slightly Bearish.  -  ABBV rose 4 times after the past 9 earnings reports when there was a significant change in price.

   TTD's Quality Rating of Stock  - (ABBV)   BELOW AVERAGE

   Stock's 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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