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Ticker Tape Digest

Friday - February 21, 2014

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 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 - 27

Overall Quality of Breakouts - AVERAGE

Stocks Screened - 8,300

Bull side - Breakout list large with some good looking plays. Stock market rallying now within a trading range. Bulls need to be watchful.  

 (Put mouse on Dow chart to see Nasdaq chart)

Long Term Environment for bulls:  Favorable

    Stock Market Momentum

Market (Daily) - NYSE Bearish, Nasdaq Bearish

Market (Weekly) - NYSE Bullish, Nasdaq Bullish

Market  (Monthly) - NYSE Bearish, Nasdaq Bullish 

Ticker Tape Digest's

Timely Breakout Stocks From Tape Action - Friday

(See Top Performing Breakout Stocks for 2011- 2012)

(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

Costar Group Inc. (CSGP) - 197.97, up 14.97 - Breakpoint 188.77

Net to Leap 42% This Year, TTD Targets 225

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

  CSGP, based in Northwest, Was., provides information services to the commercial real estate industry. Annual revenues: $441 million. CSGP's stock breaks out today from a 13-week flat base. The move carries the stock to a new all-time high. So far today, CSGP is trading a heavy 455,074 shares, double its average daily volume of 171,000 shares.

 TTD highlighted CSGP as a breakout at our midsession video show on the Web Friday.

  The company recently reported strong earnings.

  CSGP's 10-minute chart shows the stock driving through its breakpoint in the morning.

  The stock hit an intraday high at 198.99 during the day.

  The stock held tough through the afternoon not giving any ground.

  CSGP's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks surging from $177.01 in the prior session to as high as $197.97.

  A key bullish block came late on Thursday when a block of 8,548 shares (duplicated) crossed the tape at 183.

  That was up from the prior block at 178 on 25,000 shares.   

  The stock closed strong as a block of 15,577 shares (duplicated) crossed the tape at $197.97.

  That was up nicely form the prior block at $195.47.

  CSGP  provides information services to the commercial real estate industry.

  The company's digital services include a leasing marketplace, a selling marketplace, sales comparable information, decision support, contact management, tenant information, property marketing, and industry news.

 CSGP has three assets that provide a foundation for this marketplace: comprehensive national databases; large research department; and large number of participating organizations.

  CSGP's 12-month performance chart shows the stock appreciating 105% versus a 21% gain for the S&P 500 index.

 CSGP's long-term chart shows the stock climbing from 20 in 2002 to a peak of 63.10 in 2007, the top in the prior bull market. The stock then pulled back to $25 in 2009 during the subsequent bear market.

  Since then the stock has soared to a peak of $198.99, a new high and an eightfold move. The push to a new high could bring in more buying on Monday.   

 CSGP's daily chart shows the stock climbing from 130 in July to a peak near 188 by late November.

 The stock then put down a flat base with a shakeout in late June. It then rallied back and today blows out of its base.


  The stock showed strong volume on an up move in the prior session. So, the stock has been under good buying pressure.

  The stock's TTD momentum indicator is extremely strong.

  The accumulation - distribution line (bottom of chart) has broken out to the upside too confirming good underlying buying in the stock.

  Analysts are projecting a strong 42% surge in profits this year. They look for net of $2.37 a share, up from $1.66 in 2013.

  The stock sells with a price-earnings ratio of 83. That is rich. So, the stock is most appropriate for aggressive investors.

  Going out to 2015, the Street looks for a 40% gain in net to $3.31 from the anticipated $2.37 a share for this year.

  For the upcoming first quarter, analysts expect a hefty 538% surge in profits to 51 cents a share from 8 cents the year before.

  The highest estimate on the Street is at 51 cents a share - the same as the consensus.

  TTD sees good chances for an upside earnings surprise. The past three quarters, CSTR topped the consensus by 4 cents a share, 7 cents and 11 cents.

  Looking ahead to the second quarter, earnings should climb 29% to 58 cents a share from 45 cents the year before.

  Strategy Opinion: TTD is targeting CSGP for a move to 225 within the next few months. A protective stop can be placed near 190.

  TTD rates CSGP an average intermediate-term play and the stock most suitable for aggressive investors.

  Sponsorship: Excellent. The largest fund holder is 4-star rated Baron Growth Retail Fund with a 3.5% stake. It has held its position steady.

  A key fund buyer recently was the 5-star rated T. Rowe Price New Horizons Fund which purchased 84,900 shares. It is the second largest fund holder with a 3.3% stake.

  CSGP has 28.9 million shares outstanding. Institutions hold 98% of the stock.

  Insider Activity: Bearish. Insiders have been light buyers using stock options at $18.71. They were sellers around $181. Currently, 5 analysts follow the stock, 4 have a buy, the same as three months ago.

Stock Performance Chart with Quarterly Earnings Markers.


TTD's Breakout Profile Rating
Costar Group Inc.  - (CSGP)  
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 - BCR  - ABOVE AVERAGE

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

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

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - SSTK  - 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 - 2

Stocks Screened - 8,300

Long-Term Environment for bears: Neutral.

Bear Side - Small list of shorts today. Bears be selective. Stock market in a trading range within an up trend.   

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

National Cinemedia Inc. (NCMI) - 15.76, down 2.23

Lowers Revenue Outlook, TTD Sees Drop to 12.50

  NCMI, based in Continental, Co., operates a digital theatre network. Annual revenues: $456 million. NCMI's stock falls sharply Friday with massive volume. The company lowered its revenue forecast for this year. So far today, NCMI is trading a heavy 2.9 million shares, 14 times its average daily volume of 231,000 shares. TTD sees more on the downside.

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

  The company said it expects first quarter revenue of $67.0 million to $72.0 million.

 That is below the current consensus revenue estimate on Wall Street of $79.8 million.

  For all off 2014, the company expects revenue of $430 to $440 million. That is below the current consensus estimate of $466 million.

  The market took the news very bearishly and the stock fell sharply in the morning hitting an intraday low of 13.93.

  The stock then lifted to around 16 and trended sideways the rest of the session.

  NCMI's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the bearish trade in the morning coming when a block of 52,467 shares (duplicated) crossed the tape at $16.01. That was down sharply from the prior block at $17.80.

  NCMI operates the largest digital in theatre network in North America. It allows them to distribute advertisements for clients.

 They have long term exhibitor services agreements with Cinemark and Regal, the  largest motion picture exhibition companies in the U.S  

 This year analysts were forecasting a 19% increase in net to 67 cents a share from 57 cents a year ago. That forecast may come down after the revenue forecast.

  NCMI's daily chart shows the stock gapping lower with big volume. The stock's TTD momentum indicator (top of chart) is now extremely bearish.

   Strategy Opinion: TTD is targeting NCMI for a decline to 12.50. A protective stop can be placed near 16.50.

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - NCMI - 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. - 2013

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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