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Ticker Tape Digest

Wednesday - February 17, 2021

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 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: 1-480-878-8381 or 480-704-3331.

Wednesday - February 17, 2021

TTD's Breakout Stocks

  Stock Market Overview

Total Buy Breakouts   -  10

Quality of Breakouts -  Average

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Bull side -  A diversified list of breakouts. Aggressive bulls can be venturesome.

Stock market  -  Major averages remain bullish in all time zones.

Comment -  Stock market holds up trend and interesting breakouts continued.

See Latest Earnings Reports -  A company that tops the Street's highest earnings estimate has potential to go higher. Key earnings beats -  MFIN, TGH, CRL, NOA and EIG.

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

Freeport McMoran Inc. (FCX) - 34.15, up 1.25 - Breakpoint 32.59

Net To Soar 313% This Year, TTD Targets 41

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

  FCX, based in Phoenix, Az., mines for copper, gold and other metals. Annual revenues: $14.4 billion. FCX's stock pushes higher Wednesday and breaks out from its 7-week, cup-and-handle base.

  So far today, FCX is trading 27.5 million shares. Its average daily volume is 23.9 million shares.

  TTD sees potential for more on the upside.

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

  The stock spurted to an intraday high of $34.58 in the morning.

  The stock backed off slightly and then trended sideways the rest of the day.

  It finished near its high for the session.

  In after-hours trading, FCX was up 18 cents a share.

  Tape Action

  FCX's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks climbing from $33.26 in the morning to as high as $34.58 in the morning.

  A key bullish trade came in the morning when a block of 29,449 shares crossed the tape at $34.

  That was up from the prior block at $33.26 on 598,234 shares.

  Near the close a massive block of 641,600 shares crossed at $34.15.

  That was up from the prior block at $34 on 23,800 shares.


  FCX is a mining company producing copper, gold and molybdenum..

The company's segments include refined copper products, copper in concentrate, gold, molybdenum, oil and other items.

 FCX has five divisions which include North America copper mines, South America mining, Indonesia mining and Molybdenum mines.


  FCX's 12-month performance chart shows the stock up 170% versus an 18% gain for the stock market.

  Insiders were recent buyers using stock options $4.35 a share. They also bought in the open market at $10 a share.

   They were sellers at $19 to $25 a share.

   FCX's long-term chart shows the stock declining from $39 in 2014 to a low of $3.52 by early 2016.

   The stock then went into a long-term trading range with a top near $20. The stock broke out of the trading range last year and now is in a solid up trend.   

  FCX's daily chart shows the stock advancing strongly from  $16 in October to a peak near $32 by January.

  The stock pulled back and formed a classic cup-and-handle base.

  The breakout clears the base with good volume.

  The stock's CCI momentum indicator is solidly bullish.

    Earnings Outlook

  This year, analysts predict a big 313% leap in net to $2.23 a share from the 54 cents the prior year.

  The stock has a price-earnings ratio of 15 based on 2021 net.

  Looking out to 2022, the Street predicts a 23% jump in net to $2.74 a share from the anticipated $2.23 this year.

  Quarterly net will be strong.

  Net for the upcoming first quarter should hit 44 cents a share versus a loss of 16 cents the prior year.

  Then in the second quarter net should come in at 52 cents a share, a big jump from the 3 cents the previous year.

Strategy Opinion:  TTD is targeting FCX for a move to $41 within the next few months, or sooner.

A protective stop can be placed near $31.

Intermediate-Term Rating: Average.

Suitability:   Aggressive Bulls.

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

Breakout Success


FCX scored big gains off recent breakouts.

Response to Net


FCX rose 8 times after 15 earnings reports.

Seasonal Success


FCX avg. gain 0.7% in Feb., loss 9.5% in March prior years.

Earnings Beats


FCX beat Street net estimate 11 times after 20 reports.

           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


   11/2/2020      17.52        31.99    1/14/2021


   8/5/2020      13.81        17.03    9/17/2020


   6/2/2020        9.46        17.03    9/17/2020


   12/14/2017      16.19        19.82    1/25/2018

(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 Price Performance after Reporting Earnings


 Stock's Performance Chart with Quarterly Earnings Markers vs. S&P 500

Insider Buying in Green  -  Insider Selling in Red

Charts of Selected Breakout Stocks

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

      TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - TDY - AVERAGE

      TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - VOXX -  AVERAGE

      TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - A - AVERAGE

Ticker Tape Digest's

Pre-Market Breakout Watch List

Selections for - Thursday - February 18, 2021

Ticker Tape Digest provides a list of potential breakout stocks from our screen of companies that will show some of the strongest earnings gains. One of the best ways to play these stocks is to study the list and then place a stop buy order to catch the stock on the breakout.

One can take either a full position on the breakout if they are aggressive, or scale-in looking to add to the stake later if they are conservative. TTD's premarket breakout watch list gives you a great opportunity "to be prepared for the next key breakout stock just before it happens." The list will be updated daily and the screen monthly.

TTD's Breakout Watch List Set up on February 1, 2021

Latest prices are February 17, 2021

Stocks with Gain in blue have surpassed their breakpoint and have broken out of their base

Guide: Symbol=Ticker, Name=Corporate name, Entry is the buy price to enter on the breakout, Last=prior close, Change=change from last close to prior, Date=date of price of close etc, Gain in blue is price above breakpoint (entry), Gain in red is price below breakpoint (entry)., % Gain in blue is % over breakpoint (entry), Gain in red is % below breakpoint (entry)

TTD takes no responsibility for trading by those using this information. The stocks presented in our report are those we deem the best looking Trade Setups 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.

Copyright --- Ticker Tape Digest - 2021

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  - 2

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Long-Term Environment for bears: Unfavorable.

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

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

Ocean BioChem Inc. (OBCI) - 10.32

Stock Cuts Below Support, TTD Sees Drop to 8

  OBCI, based in Davie, Fla., makes  disinfectant, sanitizing and deodorizing products under the Performacide and Star brite brand names. Annual revenues: $42 million. OBCI's stock falls sharply Wednesday and undercuts key technical support.

  So far today, OBCI is trading 157,108 shares, triple its average daily volume of 52,600 shares.

  TTD sees potential for more on the downside.

  OBCI's stock fell in the morning and undercut key technical support

  It continued lower touching an intraday low of $10.06.

  OBCI was unable to rally and closed near its low for the session.

Tape Action

  OBCI's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks falling from $11.89 in the morning to as low as $10.29 in the afternoon.

  A key bearish trade came in the morning when a block of 1,200 shares crossed the tape at $11.63.

  That was down from the prior block at $11.89 on 1,000 shares.


 OBCI makes disinfectant, sanitizing and deodorizing products under the Performacide and Star brite brand names.

The products are for marine, automotive, recreational vehicle/power sports, outdoor power equipment.


  Analysts have no earnings estimates. For the quarter ending in September the company reported a profit of 49 cents a share and the quarter before that a profit of 36 cents a share.  


  OBCI's daily chart shows the stock in a trading range for the past several months with downside support near $11.50.

  The stock now cuts below  that with a big pick up in volume. That is bearish.  

Strategy Opinion: TTD  is targeting OBCI for a decline to $8 within the next few months, or sooner. A protective stop buy can be placed near $12

Suitability:  Aggressive Bears.

  TTD's Stock Probability research of Prior Performance:  

Response to Net


 OBCI rose 3 times after 7 earnings reports.

Seasonal Success


 OBCI rose avg 3% in Feb. 2.3% in March prior years.

   TTD's Quality Rating of Stock  - OBCI -  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. - 2021

    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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