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Ticker Tape Digest

Monday - March 2 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.

Monday - March 2, 2020

TTD's Breakout Stocks

  Stock Market Overview

Total Buy Breakouts   -  4

Quality of Breakouts -  Below Average.

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Bull side -  Small list of breakouts, but some interesting plays for aggressive bulls.

Stock market  -  Daily market averages remain bearish and so is the Dow and S&P weekly.

Comment -  The key for a stock market turn will be a follow through move to the upside with out a further significant decline.

See Latest Earnings Reports -  A company that tops the Street's highest earnings estimate has potential to go higher. Key earnings beats -  APPF, PEGI, NWPX, AMRC and CORE.

Stock Market Momentum

(Daily is based on a moving average)

Market (Daily)

 Market (Weekly)

 Market (Monthly)  

 Dow - Bearish

 Dow - Bearish

 Dow - Bullish

  Nasdaq - Bearish

  Nasdaq - Bullish

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

JD Com Inc. (JD) - 43.30, up 4.79 - Breakpoint 43.23

Net To Climb 24% This Year, TTD Targets 52

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

  JD, based in Beijing, China. is an online direct sales company. It is like the Amazon of the U.S. Annual revenues: $462 billion Chinese Yuan. JD's stock drives higher Monday and breaks out from its seven-week flat base.

  So far today, JD is trading 45.8 million shares, triple its average daily volume of 13.2 million shares.

  TTD sees more on the upside. TTD highlighted JD as a breakout at our midsession video show on the Web Monday.

  JD's stock's move higher was triggered by better-than-expected earnings.

  JD reported fourth quarter net up 25%. That topped the Street estimate of flat earnings of 7 cents a share.

  It was the fourth quarter of significantly beating the Street.

  JD's stock moved higher in the morning and cleared its breakpoint zone.

  The stock reached an intraday high of $44.12 in the early afternoon.

  The stock then pulled back and trended sideways the rest of the day. It held above its breakpoint line.

   Tape Action

  JD's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks climbing from $38.51 in the prior session $43.46.

  A key bullish trade came in the morning when a block of 408,778 shares (duplicated) crossed the tape at $41.38.

  That was up from the prior block at $38.51 on 1 million shares.

  Near the close a block of 1.4 million shares crossed at $43.30.

  That came on a down tick from the prior trade at $43.31 on 500 shares.


  JD sells electronics, home appliances and general merchandise products from makers in China. They sell via the Internet through its Website, www.jd.com.

 The firm  also offers an online marketplace that enables third-party sellers to sell their products to customers on JD's website.

  JD  operates 210 warehouses in over 50 cities. It operates over 5,370 delivery stations and pickup stations across China.


  JD's 12-month performance chart shows the stock up 44% versus a 10% rise in the stock market.

  Insiders activity was not available.

  JD's long-term chart shows the stock coming public back in 2014 at $15.40.

  The stock slipped to $19.51 in 2016. However, afterwards it climbed aggressively to reach an all-time high of $50.68 in January of 2018.

  However, it again fell back this time to a low of $19.21 in November of 2018.  Since then, it has been climbing steadily.

  JD's daily chart shows the stock climbing from $28 back in October to a peak near $42 by January.

  The stock put down a flat base and broke out in February.

  However, the stock market sell off dragged it back.

  Nevertheless, JD has some on again strongly clearing its base with a big jump in volume after reporting strong earnings.

  The stock's CCI momentum indicator is solidly bullish.

  Earnings Outlook

  This year, the Street is predicting a 24% increase in net to $1.28 a share.

  However, net for the first quarter is expected to be down 9% to 30 cents a share from the 33 cents the prior year.

  Four analysts track the stock.

  The company has beat the Street estimate the past five quarters.

Strategy Opinion:  TTD is targeting JD for a move to $52 within the next few months, or sooner.

A protective stop can be placed near $40.

Intermediate-Term Rating: Average.

Suitability:   Aggressive Bulls.

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

Breakout Success


  JD scored big gains off recent breakouts.

Response to Net


  JD rose 7 times after 10 earnings reports.

Seasonal Success


  JD avg. gain 2.4% in March, off 0.1% in April prior years.

Earnings Beats


  JD beat Street net estimate 7 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


   12/6/2019      32.93        42.95    2/19/2020


   2/8/2017      28.84        47.84    8/9/2017

(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


Charts of Selected Breakout Stocks

      TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - ECPG - AVERAGE

      TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - KPTI -  BELOW AVERAGE

      TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - ETNB -  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 - 4

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Long-Term Environment for bears: Unfavorable.

Bear Side - Small list of shorts as stock market rebounds from selloff. Bears be watchful of positions. Market still vulnerable to the downside.

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

Personalis Inc.  (PSNL) - 8.21

Loss Seen This Year, TTD Sees Drop to 6

  PSNL, based in Menlo Park, Ca., develops treatments for cancer. Annual revenues: $38 million. PSNL's stock falls sharply Monday and undercuts key technical support.

  So far today, PSNL is trading 663,142 shares, double its average daily volume of 316,000 shares.

  TTD sees more on the downside.

  TTD highlighted PSNL as a short at our midsession video show on the web Monday.

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

  The stock touched an intraday low of $7.84 around noon.

  The stock then rallied late in the day to trim its loss.

  Tape Action

  PSNL's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks falling from $8.76 in the morning to as low as $8 later in the morning.

  A key bearish trade came in the morning when a block of 4,171 shares crossed the tape at 8.58.

  That was down from the prior block at $8.76 on 4,065 shares (duplicated).


  PSNL is a cancer genomics company. It develops therapies by providing molecular data about each patient's cancer and immune response.

The Company has designed NeXT Platform, which provides its biopharmaceutical customers with information on over 20,000 human genes, together with the immune system.

Its platform  covers the deoxyribonucleic acid sequence of all of the 20,000 human genes.


  This year, analysts are forecasting a loss of 88 cents a share compared with an anticipated loss of 90 cents a share for 2019.

  For the first quarter this year, they expect a loss of 19 cents a share.   


  PSNL's daily chart shows the stock trending lower from $18 last year to $8.47. The stock tried to form a bottom, but now breaks to the downside.

  PSNL's performance chart shows the stock down 70% versus a 10% gain for the stock market.   

Strategy Opinion: TTD  is targeting PSNL for a decline to $6 within the next few months, or sooner. A protective stop buy can be placed near $9.

Suitability:  Aggressive Bears.

  TTD's Stock Probability research of Prior Performance:  

Response to Net


 PSNL fell 2 times after 2 earnings reports.

Seasonal Success


 PSNL lost 6% in March, flat in April in prior years.

Earnings Beats


 PSNL beat Street estimate 1 time after 2 reports.

   TTD's Quality Rating of Stock  - PSNL -  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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