Daily - Go to TTD's     Chart scroller of  Breakout Stocks    -  Thursday - February  20, 2020

{short description of image}

Daily - Bullish Investors  - Go To TTD Pre-Market Opening Breakout Watch  List  - Thursday - February 20, 2020

Daily - Bullish Aggressive Investor - Go To TTD Quick Trade Setups (74% win rate) - Thursday - February 20, 2020

Go To Prior Days TTD "Reports"

Weekly - Bullish Conservative Investors - Go To TTD Long-Term Plays - Monday, January 27

Go to Video Show - "How to Make Money With Breakout Stocks

{short description of image}

Ticker Tape Digest

Thursday - February 20, 2020

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

Thursday - February 20, 2020

TTD's Breakout Stocks

  Stock Market Overview

Total Buy Breakouts   -  12

Quality of Breakouts -  Average.

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Bull side -  Large list of breakouts but very selective.

Stock market  -  Stock market still remains bullish in all time sectors.

Comment -  Market holds up trend, but looks tired. One may expect a consolidation pattern to set in.

See Latest Earnings Reports -  A company that tops the Street's highest earnings estimate has potential to go higher. Key earnings beats -  DPZ, CSTM, AAWW, FOCS, IDCC and SYNH.

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

CyberOptics Corp. (CYBE) - 25.20, up 2 - Breakpoint 24.91

Net To Soar 136% This Year, TTD Targets 31

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

   CYBE, based in Golden Valley, Min., makes sensing technology products used in the semiconductor industry. Annual revenues: $64.7 million. CYBE's stock drives higher and breaks out from its six-week flat base.

  So far today, CYBE is trading 199,000 shares, about three times its average daily volume of 55,000 shares.

  TTD sees more on the upside. The stock is most suitable for aggressive bulls.

  TTD highlighted CYBE as a breakout at our midsession video show on the Web Thursday.

  CYBE's stock spiked higher in the morning to clear its breakpoint line.

  The stock reached an intraday high of $26.75.

  It then pulled back slightly and trended sideways the rest of the day.

   Tape Action

  CYBE's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks climbing from $22.91 in the prior session to as high as $26.40 in the morning.

  A key bullish trade came late on Wednesday when a block of 7,758 shares crossed the tape at $23.20.

  That was up from the prior block at $22.91 on 1,000 shares.


  CYBE's products  are used in the surface mount technology, semiconductor and three dimensional scanning solutions and services markets.

Its products are sold into the electronics assembly, dynamic random access memory (DRAM) and flash memory, and semiconductor fabrication markets.

 CYBE's products are sold to original equipment manufacturers and end user customers in the SMT circuit board assembly, semiconductor and general-purpose metrology markets.


  CYBE's 12-month performance chart shows the stock up 18% versus a 22% gain for the stock market.

  The stock has been a strong performer the past six months.

  Insiders have not done any selling recently.

  They were recent buyers at $6 to $16 a share using stock options. They also bought in the open market at $17.48 a share.

  CYBE's long-term chart shows the stock surging from $4.80 back in 2015 to a peak at $41.18 in February of 2017.

  The stock fell back to $11 later in 2017. It then formed a bottom. It is now on the move higher.

  CYBE's daily chart shows the stock advancing from $14 back in October to a peak near $25 by January.

  The stock put down a flat base

  The breakout comes with a widening of the daily spread.

  That shows the volume was able to drive the price.

  The stock's CCI momentum indicator is strongly bullish.

   Earnings Outlook

  This year, analysts are forecasting a 136% surge in net to 26 cents a share from the 11 cents the prior year.

  The stock sells with a price-earnings ratio of 96. That is high but okay given the growth rate in earnings.

  Looking out to 2021, the Street is calling for a 54% jump in net to 40 cents a share from the anticipated 26 cents this year.

  There were no estimates for the first quarter. Just three analyst follows the stock so far.

Strategy Opinion:  TTD is targeting CYBE for a move to $31 within the next few months, or sooner.

A protective stop can be placed near $23.

Intermediate-Term Rating: Average.

Suitability:   Aggressive Bulls.

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

Breakout Success


  CYBE scored big gains off some recent breakouts.

Response to Net


  CYBE rose 4 times after 8 earnings reports.

Seasonal Success


  CYBE avg. gain 3.7% in Feb., fell 7.8% in March prior years.

Earnings Beats


  CYBE beat Street net estimate 10 times after 10 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


   1/2/2020      18.69        25.20    Still in play


   8/14/2019      19.91        21.95    8/30/2018


   1/9/2017      30.75        36.85    1/23/2017


   8/24/2016      17.38        30.15    11/18/2016


   4/12/2016      10.08        17.56    5/2/2016

(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 Price Performance after Reporting Earnings


TTD's Breakout Profile Rating
CyberOptics Corp. (CYBE)  
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   12 0 2

Charts of Selected Breakout Stocks

      TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - DPZ - AVERAGE

      TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - UFPI -  AVERAGE

      TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - H -   AVERAGE

      TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - KMX -  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 for Thursday -  4

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Long-Term Environment for bears: Unfavorable.

Bear Side - Small list of shorts but some interesting plays for aggressive bears.

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

Six Flags Entertainment Corp. (SIX) - 31.89

Posts Loss, TTD Sees Drop to 26

    SIX, based in Grand Prairie, Tex., operates theme parks. Annual revenues: $1.5 billion. SIX's stock falls sharply Thursday and undercuts key technical support.

  The roller-coaster ride south for the stock was triggered by a report of disappointing loss of 13 cents a share for the fourth quarter.

  The Street was expecting a profit of 15 cents a share. That would still be down from the 93 cent profit the prior year.

 TTD featured SIX as a short at our midsession video show on the Web Thursday.

  SIX was also featured in early January as a short.

  TTD sees more on the downside.

  SIX's stock fell sharply in the morning and undercut key support.

  The stock touched an intraday in the late morning at $29.96.

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

   Tape Action

  SIX's tape action shows the recent block trades.

 One can see the price for the blocks falling from $38.02 in the prior session to as low as $30.50 in the morning.

  A key bearish trade came in the morning when a massive block of 207,880 shares (duplicated) crossed the tape at $30.50.

  That was down from the prior large block the day before at $38.02 on 75,018 shares.


  SIX operates 19 regional theme and water parks.

  The parks are located across North America. They offer thrill rides, water attractions, themed areas, concerts and shows, restaurants, game venues and retail outlets.

  Its parks offer about 830 rides, including over 135 roller coasters.

 Some of the company's parks include Six Flags America, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari, Six Flags Great America, Six Flags St. Louis, Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags New England.


  For 2019, analysts are forecasting flat earnings.

  For the first quarter, the Street predicts a loss of 95 cents a share compared with a loss of 82 cents the prior year.


  SIX's daily chart shows the stock gapping lower with massive volume. The stock had been trending lower from $60 in September.

  SIX's 12-month performance chart shows the stock down 42% versus a 22% gain for the stock market.   

Strategy Opinion: TTD  is targeting SIX for a decline to $26 within the next few months, or sooner.  A protective stop buy can be placed near $35.

Suitability:  Aggressive Bears.

    TTD's Stock Probability research of Prior Performance:  

Response to Net


 SIX rose 6 times after 15 earnings reports.

Seasonal Success


 SIX down 4.7% in Feb., down 1.8% in March prior years.

Earnings Beats


 SIX net beat Street estimate 5 times after 10 reports.

   TTD's Quality Rating of Stock  - SIX -  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. - 2020

    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.”

{short description of image}

   For information to subscribe to the Ticker Tape Digest Services call: Beverly Owen at 1-480-878-8381.

   Distributed by Corona Publishing Enterprises. TickerTape Digest Inc. 1220 W. Sherri, Gilbert, Az. 85233.

  TTD “Professional Report” is available on the Web: $100 per month. Password needed. Published daily - around 20 times a month.  

 TTD Pro Report includes a Morning chart slide show of breakout stocks, a Midsession video-audio show with commentary on breakout stocks and shorts and a Final end of day overall report on breakout stocks for the session, short plays and accumulation plays.  There are other features too such as Quick Trades and Long-term Plays.  

TTD Daily Report is $39. It covers a Morning slide show of charts of stocks breaking out and a TTD end of day print report covering breakout stocks and shorts.

 Credit cards accepted. Payable to Corona Publishing Enterprises.

(The information contained has been prepared from data deemed reliable but there is no guarantee of complete accuracy. Ticker Tape Digest Inc. is not affiliated with any broker, dealer or investment advisor. Nothing in this publication constitutes an offer, recommendation or solicitation to buy or sell any securities. Further research is advised. This report is copyrighted and no redistribution is permitted with out permission.)