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Ticker Tape Digest

Monday - February 4,  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.

Monday - February 4, 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. Aggressive bulls can be venturesome.

Stock market  -  Bullish in all time sectors. However, there is overhead resistance.

Comment -  Large list of breakout stocks with some interesting plays. Bulls can be venturesome.

See Latest Earnings Reports -  A company that tops the Street's highest earnings estimate has potential to go higher. Some earnings beats for Monday - DSPG,  HLIT, ALSWF, NSSC, DLA, ULTI and USAK.

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 - Bullish

Nasdaq - Bullish

   S&P 500 - Bullish

  S&P 500 - Bullish

  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

Napco Security Technologies (NSSC) - 18.54, up 3.11 - Breakpoint 17.56

Net Tops Estimates, TTD Targets 23 

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

  NSSC, based in Amityville, N.Y., makes security products for commercial and residential properties. Annual revenues: $92 million. NSSC's stock breakouts strongly from a 14-week, cup-and-handle base.

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

  So far today, NSSC is trading 222,584 shares, seven times its average daily volume of 32,000 shares. The stock is thinly traded.

  NSSC reported net for the fiscal second quarter ended in December of 15 cents a share. That toped the consensus estimate on the Street of 8 cents a share.

  NSSC's stock rose sharply in the morning and then trended sideways.

  Then late in the morning it pushed higher to clear its breakpoint line. The stock continued to work higher in the afternoon.

  The close near the high for the session is a bullish omen for a possible follow through on Tuesday.

   Tape Action

  NSSC's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks climbing from $15.40 in the prior session, Friday, to as high as $18.54 near the close Monday.

  A key bullish trade came in the morning when a block of 10,918 shares (duplicated) crossed the tape at $16.

  That was up from the prior block at $15.40 on 2,921 shares on Friday.


  NSSC makes security products for access control, door-locking products, intrusion and fire alarm systems and video surveillance products.

These products are used for commercial, residential, institutional, industrial and governmental uses.

 They are sold worldwide principally to independent distributors, dealers and installers of security equipment.


  NSSC's 12-month performance chart shows the stock up 80% versus a 3% gain for the stock market.

  Insiders were recent buyers using stock options at $4.37 a share.

  They were sellers at $11 to $17 a share.

  NSSC's long-term chart show the stock moving up from around $5 a share in 2014 to around $10 by 2017.

   The stock then based and broke out long-term in 2018. Since then it has drive higher. It is a leader even though it is thinly traded.    

  NSSC's daily chart shows the stock breaking out with a gap move.

  It also comes with a widening of the daily spread and strong volume

  The move Monday comes off strong earnings.

  The same push higher came in early November on earnings (see yellow highlight on chart).

  The stock's CCI momentum indicator is strongly bullish.

   Earnings Outlook

  This fiscal year ending in June, the Street has been forecasting a 29% jump in net to 53 cents a share from the 41 cents the year before. They may get boosted after the latest earnings beat.

  Looking out to fiscal 2020 ending in June, the Street is currently projecting a 34% spurt in net to 71 cents a share from the anticipated 53 cents this fiscal year.

  Net for the upcoming fiscal third quarter ending in March is expected to be up 20% to 12 cents a share from 10 cents the year before.

Strategy Opinion:  TTD is targeting NSSC for a move to $23 within the next six months. A protective stop can be placed near $17.20.

Intermediate-Term Rating:  Average.

Suitability:   Aggressive Bulls.

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

Probability - Breakout Success - Strongly Bullish -  NSSC scored some massive gains off some of its recent breakouts. The stock is in a long-term up trend.

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

Probability:  Seasonal Success - Extremely Bullish. -  NSSC averaged a gain of 8.9% in February and a gain of 9.6% 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
NAPCO Security Technologies (NSSC)  
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 - HUBS  - ABOVE AVERAGE

    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - BEAT - AVERAGE

    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - DATA  - AVERAGE

    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - GIB - 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 -  1

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Long-Term Environment for bears: Neutral.

Bear Side - Only one short Monday. Bears be conservative and watchful.

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

CNX Resources Corp. (CNX) - 10.71

Net to Fall 41% This Year, TTD Sees Drop to 8

  CNX, based in Canonsburg, Pa., producer of natural gas. Annual revenues: $1.7 billion. CNX's stock falls sharply Monday and undercuts key technical support. TTD sees more on the downside.

  So far today, CNX is trading a heavy 6.8 million shares, double its average daily volume of 3 million shares.

  The stock's decline was aided by a downgrading by a brokerage firm.

 CNX's stock gapped lower in the morning and touched an intraday low of 10.55.

  The stock then lifted slightly and trended sideways the rest of the day. It was unable to rally.

  Tape Action

  CNX's  tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks falling from $11.16 in the prior session to as low as $10.58.

  A key bearish trade came in the morning when a block of 66,441 shares crossed the tape at $10.91.

  That was down sharply from the prior block at $11.16 on 857,843 shares.


  CNX's E&P division operates through three segments: Marcellus Shale, Coalbed Methane and Other Gas, which produce pipeline quality natural gas for sale primarily to gas wholesalers.

Its E&P division focuses on Appalachian area natural gas and liquids including production, gathering, processing and acquisition of natural gas properties.

 The other gas segment is the shallow oil and gas production and the Chattanooga Shale in Tennessee.


  This year, analysts are forecasting a 41% drop in net to 90 cents a share from the $1.53 in 2018.

  Net for the first quarter is expected to jump sharply to 40 cents a share from the 19 cents the year before.

  However, in the second quarter net is projected to fall 45% to 23 cents a share from the 42 cents the year before.


  CNX's daily chart shows the stock gapping lower after falling the prior two sessions. The move undercuts key technical support. The declines come with heavy volume. That is bearish.

  CNX's 12-month performance chart shows the stock down 13% versus a 2% gain for the stock market.

Strategy Opinion: TTD is targeting CNX for a decline to 8 within the next few months, or sooner. A protective stop buy can be placed near $11.90

Suitability:   Aggressive Bears.

  TTD's probability research of Prior Performance:  

Probability - Earnings Response - Very Bearish.  -  CNX rose 3 times after the past 10 earnings reports when there was a significant change in price.

Probability:  Seasonal Activity - Bullish.   - CNX averaged a gain of 3% in February and a gain of 5.3% in March the past several years.

   TTD's Quality Rating of Stock  - CNX -  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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