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Go To Prior Days TTD "Reports"

Weekly - Bullish Conservative Investors - Go To TTD Long-Term Plays - Monday, February 2, 2015

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Ticker Tape Digest

Friday - February 6, 2015

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 - 12

Overall Quality of Breakouts - AVERAGE

Stocks Screened - 8,300

Bull side - Breakout list very selective. Bulls be conservative. Earnings will continue.  Stock market remains in trading range.

 (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 - Friday

(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

Linkedin Corp. (LNKD)  - 263.40, up 25.43 - Breakpoint 240.22

Stock Hits New High, TTD Targets 300

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

  LNKD, based in Mountain View, Ca., produces an online professional network. Annual revenues: $2 billion. LNKD's stock breaks out Friday from a three-month flat base. The move carries the stock to a new all-time high. The push higher was triggered by favorable response to LNKD's earnings report.

  LNKD gapped higher after the report to clear its base. The stock hit an intraday peak of 272.96 in the morning. (see 10-minute chart)

  The stock then trended most sideways in the early afternoon and then gave back a little in the late afternoon.

  LNKD reported a profit for the fourth quarter of 61 cents a share compared with 39 cents a year ago.

  The earnings report was extremely complicated and hard to determine the exact performance of the company.

  Common shareholders showed a loss of 2 cents a share.

  However, going out to the first quarter of 2015 the company projected a non-GAAP earnings of 53 cents a share.

  The current consensus on the Street was for net of 56 cents a share. However, for the year, the company projected Non-GAAP net of $2.95 a share. The consensus on the Street was for $2.75 a share.

 The financial report was difficult to use to ascertain the profitability of the company. Nevertheless the stock got a bullish response on the Street.

  LNKD's tape action shows the recent big blocks.

  One can see the price for the blocks climbing from $224.57 in the prior session to as high as $268.50 on Friday.

   A key bullish trade came in the morning when a block of 20,637 shares crossed the tape at 232.76.

  That was up from the prior block trade at $224.58 on 33,620 shares.

    LNKD is an online professional network which allows members to manage, and share their professional identity online.

   Its platform also provides members with applications and tools to search, connect, and communicate with business contacts, learn about career opportunities, join industry groups, research organizations, and share information.

  The company also offers services like hiring solutions, marketing solutions and other services.

  LNKD's 12-month performance chart shows the stock appreciating 19% versus an 18% gain for the S&P 500 index.

  The stock's long-term chart shows LNKD coming public in 2011 and trading at 80. The stock fell back to 55 later that year.

  However, afterwards, LNKD shot to as high as 257 by mid-2013. The stock had another sharp pullback, but has since come back strongly to make a new a high.   

  LNKD's daily chart shows the stock advancing from 160 in July to around 240 by November

  Today's breakout comes with a gap move and big expansion in volume.

  The breakout is powerful, but does make the stock extended near-term.

  The base was well formed and tight.

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

  The accumulation - distribution line (bottom of chart) compliments the price action and is in an overall up trend.

   This year, analysts are forecasting LNKD's earnings will climb 35% to $2.73 a share from $2.02 a year ago. The stock sells with a price-earnings ratio of  96. That is high. So, the stock is most suitable for aggressive investors.

  Going out to 2016, the Street is looking for a 49% jump in profits to $4.06 a share from the anticipated $2.73 this year.

  Strategy Opinion: TTD is targeting LNKD for a move to 290 off this breakout. A protective stop can be placed near 253. TTD rates LNKD an average intermediate-term play.

  Sponsorship: Good. The largest fund buyer recently was 4-star rated Artisan Mid Cap Investor Fund which purchased 82,161 shares. It has a 0.50% stake.

 The largest fund holder is 4-star rated VA CollegeAmerica Growth Fund of America with a 3% stake. It has kept its position steady.

  LNKD has 124.2 million shares outstanding. Institutions hold 87% of the stock and insiders 2%.

  Insider Activity: Extremely Bearish. Insides have been heavy sellers of the stock. The latest selling was at $230.

  Currently, 38 analysts follow the stock, 28 have a buy, up from 27 three months ago. LNKD has a book value of $24.15.

Stock Performance Chart with Quarterly Earnings Markers.


TTD's Breakout Profile Rating
Linkedin Corp. - (LNKD)  
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 - FII  - ABOVE AVERAGE

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

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - ONNN - AVERAGE

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - BWLD - 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 - 9

Stocks Screened - 8,300

Long-Term Environment for bears: Neutral.

Bear Side - Good number of shorts Friday. Stock market backs off. It is still in a trading range.  Bears remain conservative.

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

Expedia Inc. (EXPE) - 77.96, down 10.04

Profits Drop for Quarter, TTD Sees Drop to 70

  EXPE, based in Bellevue, Wa., provides online travel services. Annual revenues: $5.6 billion. EXPE's stock falls sharply Friday after the company reported lower earnings for the fourth quarter that disappointed the Street. So far today, EXPE is trading a heavy 12.4 million shares, six times its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares.

 TTD highlighted EXPE as a short at our midsession video show on the Web Friday.

  The company reported earnings of 86 cents a share down from 92 cents a year ago.

  The Street was expecting higher earnings.

  EXPE's stock fell sharply in the morning and hit an intraday low of 76.70.

  The stock then trended sideways unable to rally.

  EXPE's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see block of 105,910 shares (duplicated) trading at $79.23. That was down sharply from the prior block at $82 on 25,000 shares.

  EXPE. is a travel services firm. It provides wholesale travel to offline retail travel agents. Its main businesses and brands include: Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Expedia Corporate Travel, Trip Advisor and Classic Custom Vacations.

 The company also operate internationally with sites in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands and China.

  This year, analysts are forecasting a 16% increase in EXPE's earnings for 2015.

  EXPE's daily chart shows the stock gapping lower with big volume. The move cuts below key technical support. The TTD momentum indicator (top of chart) is now bearish.

   Strategy Opinion: TTD sees EXPE as a trading short with a downside target of 70. A protective stop buy can be placed near 80.

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - EXPE - 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. - 2014

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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