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Ticker Tape Digest

Wednesday - March 3, 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 - March 3, 2021

TTD's Breakout Stocks

  Stock Market Overview

Total Buy Breakouts   -  9

Quality of Breakouts -  Above Average

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Bull side -  Several above average stocks breaking out.

Stock market  -  Major averages are now bearish daily. The Weekly and Monthly still holds bullish.

Comment -  Major averages take a big hit Wednesday. The stock market is in a consolidation pattern. However, it is still vulnerable to the downside.

See Latest Earnings Reports -  A company that tops the Street's highest earnings estimate has potential to go higher. Key earnings beats -  VRTV,VMD, DLTR and GMRE.

Stock Market Momentum

(Daily is based on a moving average)

Market (Daily)

 Market (Weekly)

 Market (Monthly)  

 Dow - Bearish

 Dow - Bullish

 Dow - Bullish

  Nasdaq - Bearish

  Nasdaq - Bullish

Nasdaq - Bullish

   S&P 500 - Bearish

  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

SPX Flow Inc. (FLOW) - 64.41, up 0.31 - Breakpoint 63.70

Net To Surge 42% This Year, TTD Targets 74

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

  FLOW, based in Charlotte, N.C., produces pumps, valves and other products for the food and beverage industry. Annual revenues: $1.4 billion. FLOW's stock edges higher Wednesday and clears its nine-week, cup-and-handle base.

  The move carries the stock to a new all-time high. That is bullish.

  So far today, FLOW  is trading 223,806 shares. Its average daily volume is 218,000 shares.

  TTD sees potential for more on the upside.

  FLOW's stock moved higher in the morning to clear its breakpoint.

  The stock reached an intraday high of 64.95 in the morning.

  It then trended sideways in a trading range through the rest of the day.

  In after-hours trading, FLOW as up 54 cents a share.

   Tape Action

  FLOW's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks climbing from $64.10 in the prior session to as high as $64.82 late in the day.

  A key bullish trade came in the morning when a block of 1,488 shares (duplicated) crossed the tape at $64.19.

  That was up from the prior block at $64.10 on 11,125 shares in the prior session.

  Near the close a block of 19,983 shares crossed the tape at $64.41

  That came on a down tick from the prior trade at $64.53 on 100 shares.

  It is noteworthy that the stock has moved higher in after-hours trading.


   FLOW is a global supplier of engineered solutions for the food and beverage industries. .

Its products include pumps, valves, mixers, filters, air dryers, hydraulic tools, homogenizers, separators and heat exchangers.

  FLOW''s products in the Industrial segment are air dryers, filtration equipment, mixers, pumps, hydraulic technologies and heat exchangers.  


  FLOW's 12-month performance chart shows the stock up 72% versus a 24% gain for the stock market.

  Insiders were sellers at $32 back in March of last year.

  They have done any recent selling.

  FLOW's long-term chart shows the stock climbing from $14 back in 2016 to a peak at $54 in 2018.

  However, the stock later dropped to $15 in early 2020 when the stock market took a dive.

  Since then, FLOW has been driving steadily higher.

  It has now made a new all-time high.

  FLOW's daily chart shows the stock breaking out from its cup-and-handle base.

  There was a modest pick up in volume.

  The stock's CCI momentum indicator is solidly bullish.

  Earnings Outlook

  This year, analysts predict a big 42% surge in net to $2.08 a share from the $1.47 the prior year.

  FLOW has a price-earnings ratio of 30. That is okay given the growth rate in earnings.

  Going out to 2022, the Street projects a 31% jump in net to $2.73 a share from the anticipated $2.08 this year.

  Quarterly earnings will be very strong.

  Profits for the first quarter should spurt 417% to 31 cents a share from the 6 cents the prior year.

  The highest estimate is at 41 cents a share.

  Then in the second quarter profits should jump 105% to 45 cents a share from the 22 cents the previous year.

Strategy Opinion:  TTD is targeting FLOW for a move to $74 within the next few months, or sooner.

A protective stop can be placed near $60

Intermediate-Term Rating: Average.

Suitability:   Average Bulls.

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

Breakout Success


  FLOW scored good gains off recent breakouts.

Response to Net


  FLOW rose 8 times after 15 earnings reports.

Seasonal Success


  FLOW avg. loss 4.5% in March, up 5.7% in April prior years.

Earnings Beats


  FLOW beat Street net estimate 13 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


   11/9/2020      46.88        62.39    1/6/2021


   10/30/2019      43.79        49.12    12/20/2019


   12/21/2016      31.10        36.56    1/27/2017

(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 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 - BANF  - ABOVE  AVERAGE

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

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

      TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - ST -  ABOVE  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  -  3

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Long-Term Environment for bears: Neutral.

Bear Side -  Small list of shorts. Stock market working lower. Aggressive bears can be venturesome.

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

Affirm Holdings Inc. (AFRM) - 86.31

Loss Seen for Fiscal 2021 (June), TTD Sees Drop to 75

  AFRM, based in San Francisco, provides a platform  for digital and mobile commerce. Annual revenues: $478 million. AFRM's stock falls sharply Wednesday and undercuts key support.

  AFRM has declined the past several weeks from an all-time high of $146.90 in February to an all-time low of 86.31 Wednesday.

  TTD sees more on the downside.

  In after-hours trading, the stock was down 56 cents a share.

  TTD highlighted AFRM as a short at our midsession video show on the Web Wednesday.

  AFRM's stock moved lower in the morning and undercut key support.

  The stock continued lower and reached an intraday low at $83.93 in the afternoon.

  Tape Action

  AFRM's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks falling from $91.65 in the morning to as low as $84.40 in the afternoon.

  A key bearish trade came in the morning when a block of 20,000 shares crossed the tape at $91.15.

  That was down from  the prior block at $91.65 on 106,501 shares.


 AFRM through its payments network and partnership with an originating bank, it enables consumers to pay for a purchase over time.

 The company’s platform includes three elements: a point-of-sale payment solution for consumers, merchant commerce solutions, and a consumer-focused application.

 It enables consumers to pay overtime.


  This fiscal year ending in June analysts predict a loss of $1.16 a share. There was no comparable results from a year ago.

  Looking out to fiscal 2022 ending in June, the Street predicts a loss of 93 cents share.

  For the upcoming fiscal third quarter ending in March, analysts expect a loss of 27 cents a share.


  AFRM's daily chart shows the stock cutting below key support. The drop to a new low is very bearish.

  The stock came public in January of this year.

Strategy Opinion: TTD  is targeting AFRM for a decline to $75 within the next few months, or sooner. A protective stop buy can be placed near $91.

Suitability:  Aggressive Bears.

  TTD's Stock Probability research of Prior Performance:  

Response to Net


 AFRM fell 1 time after 1 earnings reports.

Seasonal Success


 AFRM loss avg 7.3% in March.

Earnings Beats


 AFRM beat Street estimate 1 time after 1 report.

   TTD's Quality Rating of Stock  - AFRM -  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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