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Ticker Tape Digest

Friday - February 28, 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.

Friday - February 28, 2020

TTD's Breakout Stocks

  Stock Market Overview

Total Buy Breakouts   -  2

Quality of Breakouts -  Average.

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Bull side -  Only two breakouts. So not much for bulls.

Stock market  -  Market in free fall. It will be important to see a good up day, a base and then a follow through move to the upside. That is the ideal bottoming pattern for bulls.

Comment -  Major averages bearish both daily and weekly. The Dow monthly also bearish. Market may need time to bottom. One, though, can be alert for special situation bull plays.

See Latest Earnings Reports -  A company that tops the Street's highest earnings estimate has potential to go higher. Key earnings beats -  SGMO and RESI.

Stock Market Momentum

(Daily is based on a moving average)

Market (Daily)

 Market (Weekly)

 Market (Monthly)  

 Dow - Bearish

 Dow - Bearish

 Dow - Bearish

  Nasdaq - Bearish

  Nasdaq - Bearish

Nasdaq - Bullish

   S&P 500 - Bearish

  S&P 500 - Bearish

  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

Zynex Inc. (ZYXI) - 13.02, up 1.10 - Breakpoint 12.54

Net To Climb 33% This Year, TTD Targets 17

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

    ZYXI, based in Lone Tree, Co., produces pain management products. Annual revenues: $31.9 million. ZYXI, a small cap medical play, moves sharply higher and breaks out from its five-month flat base.

  The move carries the stock close to a new multi-year high. It needs to top $14.10.

  TTD sees more on the upside.

  So far today, ZYXI is trading a heavy 720,000 shares, double its average daily volume of 307,000 shares.

  TTD highlighted ZYXI as a breakout on February 24.

  Friday ZYXI  pushed higher in the morning and cleared its breakpoint line.

  It reached an intraday high of $14.05 in the morning.

  The stock then pulled back to the breakpoint line.

  However, late in the session it came on again to finish with a good gain.

  ZYXI reported earnings of 9 cents a share for the fourth quarter. That topped the consensus estimate at 8 cents a share.

  Also a brokerage firm H.C. Wainwright lifted its price target on the stock to $15 from $13. Obviously, that is not much.

   Tape Action

  ZYXI's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks climbing from  $11.92 in the prior session to as high as $14 later in the morning.

  A key bullish trade came in the morning when a block of 15,317 shares (duplicated) crossed the tape at $13.25.

  That was up from the prior block at $11.92 on 11,608 shares late in the prior session.


  ZYXI produces machines for electrotherapy and pain management Products segment.

 It makes medical devices that treat chronic and acute pain, as well as activate and exercise muscles for rehabilitative purposes with electrical stimulation.

The company is developing its blood volume monitoring product for non-invasive cardiac monitoring.

 ZYXI sells NexWave, NeuroMove, InWave, Electrodes and Batteries. Its devices are for pain management to reduce reliance on drugs.  


  ZYXI's 12-month performance chart shows the stock up 160% versus an 8% gain for the stock market.

  ZYXI insiders were buyers recently at 14 cents a share. They were sellers last year at $10 to $14 a share.

  ZYXI's long-term chart shows the stock climbing from $3 back in 2018 to $14.10.

  The stock is one of the hottest issues in the stock market.

  ZYXI's daily chart shows the stock hitting a peak near $12.54 in October of last year.

  It then went into a 5-month basing pattern.

  The stock broke out last Monday, but then faded back into the base.

  Friday, ZYXI drives higher in spite of a big stock market sell off. That is impressive.

  ZYXI's CCI momentum indicator is bullish.

   Earnings Outlook

  This year, analysts are forecasting a 32% jump in earnings to 37 cents a share from  the 28 cents for 2019.

  Net for the first quarter is expected to be down flat at 7 cents a share.

  The company tends to come in close to the Street estimate. It beat the Street estimate once in the past four quarters.

  Then in the second quarter analysts predict a 50% surge in net to 9 cents a share from the 6 cents the prior year.

Strategy Opinion:  TTD is targeting ZYXI for a move to $17 within the next few months, or sooner.

A protective stop can be placed near  $11.70.

Intermediate-Term Rating: Average.

Suitability:   Aggressive Bulls.  

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

Breakout Success


  ZYXI scored big gains off recent breakouts.

Response to Net


  ZYXI rose 7 times after 9 earnings reports.

Seasonal Success


  ZYXI avg. loss 9.9% in March., gain 5.5% in April prior years.

Earnings Beats


  ZYXI beat Street net estimate 1 time after 7 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











(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 on Monthly Basis


Charts of Selected Breakout Stocks

      TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - FTSV  - BELOW  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 -  8

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Long-Term Environment for bears: Unfavorable.

Bear Side - Small list of shorts even as stock market falls sharply Monday. Bears be selective.

  TTD's short from Thursday was ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ANIP) at $48.24. It fell to $48.01 Friday and is working well for bears.

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

Big Lots Inc.  (BIG) - 15.81

Net Disappoints, TTD Sees Drop to 12.80

  BIG, based in Columbus, Ohio, operates stores selling food, home products and electronics. Annual revenues: $5.2 billion. BIG's stock gaps lower Friday and undercuts key technical support. TTD sees more on the downside.

  The drop was triggered by disappointing earnings.

  BIG reported net for the fiscal fourth quarter ended in January of $2.39 a share. That was below the Street consensus estimate of $2.52 a share.

  TTD sees more on the downside.

  The stock fell sharply in the morning and undercut support.

  It touched an intraday low  of $14.75. It rallied to $17.41 in the morning, but then pulled back and trended just below $16 the rest of the day.

Volume was a heavy 10.4 million shares, eight times its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares.

  Tape Action

  BIG's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks falling from $22.44 in the prior session to as low as $14.65 in the morning.

  A key bearish trade came in the morning when a block of 30,000 shares crossed the tape at $14.65.

  That was down from the prior block at $22.44 on 94,696 shares.


  BIG operates 1,419 stores in 47 states. It sells  food, consumables, home products, electronics, toys and accessories. Its food category includes beverage and grocery, snacks and specialty foods .

 The soft home products include home decor, frames, fashion bedding and area rugs.

 The hard home category includes small appliances, table top, food preparation, greeting cards and home maintenance products.


  This fiscal year ending in January of 2021 analysts are forecasting a 10%  increase in net to $4.05 a share from the $3.87 the prior year.

  Net for the upcoming fiscal first quarter ending in April the Street predicts a 4% rise in net to 96 cents a share from  the 92 cents the prior year.   


  BIG's daily chart shows the stock gapping below support with big volume. The stock was unable to rally effectively.

  BIG's 12-month performance chart shows the stock down 50% versus an 8% gain for the stock market.

Strategy Opinion: TTD  is targeting BIG for a decline to $12.80. A protective stop buy can be placed near 17.50

Suitability:  Aggressive Bears.

  TTD's Stock Probability research of Prior Performance:  

Response to Net


 BIG rose 8 times after 15 earnings reports.

Seasonal Success


 BIG avg, gain 1.9% in Feb., 0.1% in April in prior years.

Earnings Beats


 BIG beat Street estimate 15 times after 20 reports.

   TTD's Quality Rating of Stock  - BIG -  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.”

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