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Ticker Tape Digest

Wednesday - January 30,  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.

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   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.

Wednesday - January 30, 2019

TTD's Breakout Stocks

  Stock Market Overview

Total Buy Breakouts so far today -  14

Quality of Breakouts -  Average.

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Bull side -  Large list of breakouts with some good looking plays. Aggressive bulls can be venturesome.

Stock market  -  All major averages are bullish, except for the weekly Nasdaq and S&P, which are bearish.

Comment -  Stock market very selective. One needs to be very watchful of any breakout.

See Latest Earnings Reports -  A company that tops the Street's highest earnings estimate has potential to go higher. Some earnings beats for Wednesday are CSII,  EVR, OSK, CREE, EZPW, HES and BA.

Stock Market Momentum

(Daily is based on a moving average)

Market (Daily)

 Market (Weekly)

 Market (Monthly)  

 Dow - Bullish

 Dow - Bullish

 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

Boeing Co. (BA) - 387.72, up 22.81 - Breakpoint 373.69

Net Tops Estimates, TTD Targets 450 

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

    BA, based in Chicago, is an aerospace firm making planes and military products. Annual revenues: $93.4 billion. BA's stock flies higher Wednesday and breaks out from its 15-week, cup-and-handle base.

  The move was triggered by better-than-expected earnings.

  TTD highlighted BA as an accumulation play last week.

  The stock was also featured at our midsession video show on Wednesday.

  So far today, BA is trading 12.7 million shares, triple its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares.

  BA reported earnings for the fourth quarter of $5.48 a share. That topped the consensus estimate of $4.52 a share and also the highest estimate on the Street of $4.69 a share.

  Nine analysts follow the stock.

  BA's stock spiked higher in the morning and cleared its breakpoint line.

  The stock then trended mostly sideways the rest of the day. It did reach an intraday peak of $391.96 around midday.

Tape Action

  BA's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks climbing from $364.91 in the prior session to as high as $391.74.

  A key bullish trade came in the morning when a block of 158,827 shares crossed the tape at $387.07.

  That was up from  the prior block at $364.97 on 12,132 shares late on Tuesday.

  Near the close a block of 195,467 shares (duplicated) crossed at $387.72.

  That came on a down tick from the prior block of 14,400 shares at 165.45.

  The tape action would indicate institutional profit taking.


  BA makes commercial airplanes and planes for the military and also for space.

 The firm's commercial planes unit also provides  support services to the airline industry.

 The company also develops manned and unmanned military aircraft and weapons systems.


  BA's 12-month performance chart shows the stock up 15% versus a decline of 5% for the stock market.

  Insiders were recent buyers at $75. They were sellers at $328 to $367

  BA's long-term chart shows the stock breaking out from a long-term base back in 2013 at $86. The stock climbed to $158 by early 2015 and formed an new base.

Then in late 2016, BA broke out again long-term and has since surged to an all-time high of 394.28 in 2018. 

 BA's daily chart shows the stock peaking near $390 back in early October.

  The stock then pulled back and spent four months consolidating its prior gains.

 Near-term, the stock formed a cup-and-handle base.

  The breakout comes with a gap and big volume.

  BA's CCI momentum indicator is strongly bullish.

  Earnings Outlook:

  This year, analysts are forecasting a 20% increase in BA's net.

That would take it to $19.02 a share from the reported $16.01 a share.

  Net for the first quarter this year is expected to rise 15% to $4.17 a share from the $3.64 the year before.

  The highest estimate on the Street is at $4.19 a share.

Strategy Opinion:   TTD's targeting BA for a flight to $450.  A protective stop can be placed near $370.

Intermediate-Term Rating: Average.

Suitability: Average Bulls.

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

Probability - Breakout Success - Extremely Bullish -  BA has score some big gains off its recent breakouts.

Probability - Earnings Response - Bullish. BA rose 7 times after the past 10 earnings reports when there was a significant change.

Probability:  Seasonal Success - Slightly Bullish.  BA rose an average of 4.4% in February but declined 1.1% 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
Boeing Co. (BA)  
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 - MRCY -  ABOVE AVERAGE

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

    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - CYBR - AVERAGE

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

Bear Side - Small list of breakdown stocks with several medical play.

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

Scorpio Bulkers Inc.  (SALT) - 4.65

Posts Loss for Quarter, TTD Sees Drop to 3.40

  SALT, based in Monaco, operates drybulk ships. Annual revenues: $243 million. SALT's stock falls sharply Wednesday after the company reported a loss for the fourth quarter. TTD sees more on the downside.

  So far today, SALT is trading a heavy 1.2 million shares, four times its average daily volume of 285,000 shares.

  SALT reported a loss for the fourth quarter of 11 cents a share versus a loss of one cent a share a year ago.

  SALT had a loss for the year of 18 cents a share.

  SALT's stock fell in the morning and undercut key technicall support at $5.12.

The stock continued lower through the day. It touched an intraday low of $4.46 in the early afternoon, lifted and then trended sideways.

 Tape Action

  SALT's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks falling from $5.35 in the prior session to as low as $4.46 in the early afternoon.

  A key bearish trade came in the morning when a massive block of 100,000 shares crossed the tape at $4.95.

  That was down from the prior block at $5 on 4,535 shares.


  SALT is a shipping company. The company owns  drybulk carriers.

The company operates through two segments: Kamsarmax and Ultramax. Its Kamsarmax segment includes vessels ranging from  77,500 DWT to 98,700 DWT.

Its Ultramax segment includes vessels ranging from  60,200 DWT to 64,000 DWT.

 SALT's vessels transport ores, coal, grains and fertilizers.  It has 48 vessels consisted of 47 drybulk vessels and one chartered-in drybulk vessel. It also has a contract for the construction of one new building drybulk vessel.


  This year, analysts are forecasting a profit of 26 cents a share versus a loss of 3 cents a share for 2018.

  The Street is predicting a breakeven for the first quarter compared with a loss of 8 cents a share the year before.


  SALT's daily chart shows the stock cutting below key support with big volume. The stock has been trending lower for several months.

  SALT's 12-month performance chart shows the stock down 40% versus a 5% decline for the stock market.

Strategy Opinion: TTD is targeting SALT for a decline to $3.40 within the next few months, or sooner. A protective stop buy can be placed near $5.20.

Suitability:   Aggressive Bears.

  TTD's probability research of Prior Performance:  

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

Probability:  Seasonal Activity - Very Bullish.  SALT averaged a gain of 18.2% in February and a gain of 3.1% in March the past several years.

   TTD's Quality Rating of Stock  (SALT) -  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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