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Ticker Tape Digest

Tuesday - January 26, 2016

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 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.


  Breakout Stocks

Total Buy Breakouts so far today - 3

Overall Quality of Breakouts - AVERAGE

Stocks Screened - 8,300

Bull side - Small list of breakout stocks. Bulls be conservative and selective. REIT stock breaking out. Stock market now in bounce back rally phase.

 (Put mouse on Dow chart to see Nasdaq chart)

Long Term Environment for bulls:  Bearish

    Stock Market Momentum

Market (Daily) - NYSE Bullish, Nasdaq Bullish

Market (Weekly) - NYSE Bearish, Nasdaq Bearish

Market  (Monthly) - NYSE Bearish, Nasdaq 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

Mid-America Apartment Communities  (MAA) - 94.80, up 2.27 - Breakpoint 92.23

Hits New High, Net to Rise 7% This Year, TTD Targets 105

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - MAA - AVERAGE

  MAA, based in Memphis, Ten., is a real estate investment trust owning apartment buildings. Annual revenues: $1 billion. MAA's stock breaks out Tuesday from a seven-week flat base. The move carries the stock to a new high. That is bullish.

  TTD highlighted MAA as a breakout at our midsession video show on the Web Tuesday.

  So far today, MAA is trading 709,921 shares. Its average daily volume is 614,000 shares.

  MAA's stock is part of the strong acting REIT sector.

  MAA's stock rose in the morning clearing its breakpoint line. (See 10-minute chart)

  The stock reached a peak of 94.87 in the morning.

  The stock then trended sideways the rest of the day.

  Near the close it lifted to finish near its high for the session. That is bullish.

  MAA's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks climbing from  $92.32 in the prior session to as high as $94.81 Tuesday.

  A key bullish trade came late on Monday.

  That is when a block of 31,938 shares crossed the tape at $92.53.

  That was up from the prior block at $92.32 on 4,562 shares.   

 MAA invests in the real estate markets in the U.S.

  It acquires, redevelops and manages multifamily apartment communities.

It was started in 1977.

  MAA's 12-month performance chart shows the stock appreciating 15% versus an 8% decline for the stock market.

  There was very strong insider buying MAA early this year. (See green bars on chart).

  MAA's long-term chart shows the stock reaching a peak of 65.97 in 2006. The stock came public back in 1994.

  The stock tumbled back to 22 by 2009 due to the bear market.

  However, it has since participated well in the bull market. It has surged to an all-time high of 94.80 Tuesday, a fourfold move from its bear market low.

  MAA's daily chart shows the stock advancing from  76 back in September to a peak near 92.

  The stock then put down a flat base above its 50-day moving average line.

  The breakout Tuesday looks solid.

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

  The accumulation - distribution line (bottom of chart) broke out before the price of the stock.

  That shows good accumulation while MAA based.

  Analysts are forecasting MAA will show a 9% increase in net to $5.45 a share from $4.99 a year ago.

  Net for the fourth quarter should rise 6% to $1.40 a share from $1.32 the year before.

  TTD sees good chances for an upside earnings surprise.

  The company topped the consensus the past five quarters.

  Looking ahead to 2016, analysts predict a 7% increase in net to $5.84 a share from  the anticipated $5.45 a share for 2015.

  Net for the upcoming first quarter should be up 7% to $1.41 a share from the $1.32 the year before.

  Strategy Opinion: TTD is targeting MAA for a move to 105 off this breakout. A protective stop can be placed near 91.50.

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

  Sponsorship: Average. The largest fund buyer recently was the Cohen & Steers Qtry Inc. Realty Fund which purchased 367,770 shares as a new position The 3-star rated fund has a 0.5% stake.

  Several index and ETF funds hold the stock.

  MAA has 75.4 million shares outstanding. Institutions hold 97% of the stock and insiders 1%.

  Insider Activity: Neutral. Insiders were recent light sellers around 90. About six months ago they were buyers at $62 to $73.

  Currently, 19 analysts follow the stock, 10 have a buy, the same as three months ago.

  MAA has a book value of $39.85 a share.

Stock Performance Chart with Quarterly Earnings Markers.


TTD's Breakout Profile Rating
Mid-American Apartment Communities Inc.  - (MAA)  
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 10 0 4

Charts of Selected Breakout Stocks

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - ATO  - AVERAGE

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

Long-Term Environment for bears: Neutral.

Bear Side -  Small list of breakdown stocks as stock market rallies strongly. Bears be patient and watchful.

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ANAC) - 80.84, down 7.47

Loss Expected This Year, TTD Sees Decline to 70

  ANAC, based in Palo Alto, Ca., is a biotech firm developing products to treat many skin problems. Annual revenues: $71 million. ANAC's stock falls sharply Tuesday and undercuts key technical support. TTD sees more on the downside.

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

  So far today, ANAC is trading a heavy 1.4 million shares.

  Its average daily volume is 810,000 shares.

 ANAC's stock is a former leader in the medical sector. The stock ran up from 4 back in 2013 to as high as 156 last year.

  It has since been trending lower.

  Tuesday, ANAC's stock fell in the morning to an intraday low of 78.53. It then lifted slightly and trended sideways the rest of the day.

  ANAC's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks falling from $92.95 in last Friday's session to as low as $79.85 Tuesday.

  A key bearish trade came late on Monday when a block of 47,213 shares (duplicated) crossed at 88.31.

  That was down from the prior block trade at $92.95 on 31,400 shares.

  ANAC develops novel small-molecule therapeutics derived from its boron chemistry platform. It sells Kerydin as a topical solution to treat onychomycosis of the toenails.

 The company's lead product candidate includes AN2728, anti-inflammatory product, which is in Phase III clinical trials to treat mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis and psoriasis.

  Analysts expect ANAC to show a loss of 25 cents a share this year compared with a loss of $1.25 anticipated for 2015.

  ANAC's daily chart shows the stock trending lower from around 150 to 90. The stock breaks below key support Tuesday and resumes its down trend.

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

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - ANAC - 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. - 2016

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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