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Ticker Tape Digest

Friday - March 13, 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 - March 13, 2020

TTD's Breakout Stocks

  Stock Market Overview

Total Buy Breakouts   -  5

Quality of Breakouts -  Below Average

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Bull side -  Small list of breakouts and very selective.

Stock market  -  Major averages remain bearish in all time sectors.

Comment -  Stock market has a reversal day Friday with a big up move. If the market can in a few days have another big up day - a follow through - That would signal a sustained rally could take place. Bulls remain alert.

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

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 - Bearish

   S&P 500 - Bearish

  S&P 500 - Bearish

  S&P 500 - Bearish

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

Masimo Corp. (MASI) - 186.78, up 7.36 - Breakpoint 184.83

Net To Climb 11% This Year, TTD Targets 215

      TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - MASI  - AVERAGE

     MASI, based in Irvine, Ca., makes a range of non-invasive patient monitoring technologies. Annual revenues: $938 million. MASI's stock moves higher Friday and breaks out from  its 5-week flat base.

  So far today, MASI is trading 658,000 shares. Its average daily volume is 578,000 shares.

  TTD sees more on the upside.

  The stock is one of the first to breakout after the recent big stock market drop.

  The stock is a leader poised for a potential move to a new all-time high. It needs to top $187.85.

  MASI's stock held well during the stock market's recent selloff.

  The stock rose in the morning to clear its breakpoint line. However, it backed off.

  Then late in the day MASI came on again and cleared its breakpoint line again and then finished above it at the final bell.

  Tape Action

  MASI's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks climbing from $178.49 in the morning to as high as $186.78 by the close.

  A key bullish trade came in the morning when a block of 2,575 shares crossed the tape at 183.

  That was up from  the prior block at $179.42 on 17,076 shares on Thursday.

  Then near the close a massive block of 36,977 shares crossed at $186.78.

  That was up sharply from the prior block at $189.10 on 1,703 shares.


 MASI's business is Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry monitoring. It is known as Masimo Signal Extraction Technology pulse oximetry.

Its product offerings include non-invasive monitoring of blood constituents with an optical signature, optical organ oximetry monitoring, electrical, brain function monitoring, acoustic respiration monitoring and exhaled gas monitoring.

MASI has the Root patient monitoring and connectivity platform, the Radical-7 bedside and portable patient monitor, and the Radius-7 wearable wireless patient monitor.  


  MASI's 12-month performance chart shows the stock up 40% versus a 5% decline for the stock market.

  Insiders were recent buyers using stock options at $19.72 to $41 a share.

  They were sellers at $176 to $149 a share.

  MASI's long-term chart shows the stock climbing from $19 back in 2014 to a peak at $104 by 2017.

  The stock then based. It broke out 2018 and has since reached a recent all-time of $186.91 earlier this year.

  MASI's daily chart shows the stock advancing from $140 in November to a peak near $184.

  The stock has put down a base with one shake out to the downside.

  It held very well against the stock market's recent sharp sell off.

  The stock shot higher Friday to clear its base.

  That was impressive action.

  Its CCI momentum indicator is solidly bullish.

  Earnings Outlook

  This year, analysts are forecasting an 11% increase in net to $3.56 a share from the $3.22 the prior year.

  Looking out to 2021, the Street is calling for a 12% rise in net to $4.00 a share from the anticipated $3.56 this year.

  Net for the upcoming first quarter should be up 11% to 88 cents a share from  the 79 cents the prior year.

  The company beat the consensus estimate the past four quarters by 4 cents a share, 5 cents, 3 cents and 4 cents.

  Profits for the second quarter should be up 12% to 85 cents a share from the 76 cents the prior year.

Strategy Opinion:  TTD is targeting MASI for a move to $215. A protective stop can be placed near $178 after a breakout.

Intermediate-Term Rating:  Average.

Suitability:  Conservative Bulls.

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

reakout Success


  MASI scored good gains off recent breakouts.

Response to Net


  MASI rose 12 times after 14 earnings reports.

Seasonal Success


  MASI avg. gain 6.8% in March, 2.5% in April in prior years.

Earnings Beats


  MASI beat Street net estimate 18 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


    1/9/2020       160.08        183.96      2/13/2020


    2/5/2019       125.72        139.80      4/1/2019


    8/1/2018       102.32        124.36      10/1/2018
             69%    12/7/2016         61.64        104.46      5/1/2017

(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 - EBS - AVERAGE

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

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

      TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - SMMT -  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 -  5

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Long-Term Environment for bears: Favorable.

Bear Side - Small list of shorts. Market stages a "bounce rally" Friday. Bears be selective.

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

Slack Technologies Inc. (WORK) - 19.59

Loss Seen for Fiscal 2021 (Jan.) TTD Sees Drop to 15.50

  WORK, based in San Francisco, provides systems for team communications. Annual revenues: $501 million. WORK's stock falls sharply and undercuts key technical support.

  So far today, WORK is trading a heavy 49.9 million shares, four times its average daily volume of 12 million shares.

  TTD sees more on the downside. TTD highlighted WORK as a short at our midsession video show on the Web.

  WORk's decline was triggered by a slight lower revenue forecast for the fiscal first quarter ending April that what the Street expected.

  The company projected the revenue at $185 to $188 million. That was shy of the Street estimate of $188.4 million.

  WORK's stock fell sharply in the morning touching an inraday low of $15.90.

  The stock managed to recover a bit and closed with less of a loss.

   Tape Action

  WORK's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks falling from $21.35 in the prior session to as low as $16.23 in the morning.

  The price for the blocks rallied to $19.78 in the final hour.

  A key bearish trade came in the morning when a block of 282,358 shares (duplicated) crossed at $21.02.

  That was down from the prior block the day before at $21.35 on 155,160 shares.


  WORK's Slack system allows users to organize their team conversations in open channels; make a channel for a project, a topic or a team, and create private channels and invite team members.

 The System indexes and archives messages, notifications and files.

Slack allows developers to create applications for an interface with bot users, slash commands and notifications.


  For the fiscal year ending in January of 2021, the Street is calling for a loss of 21 cents a share compared with a loss of 28 cents the prior year.

  For the fiscal first quarter ending in April, they see a loss of 6 cents a share compared with a loss of 26 cents the prior year.


  WORK's daily chart shows the stock cutting below support with big volume.

  The past nine months, WORK's stock has declined 50% versus a 5% decline for the stock market.

Strategy Opinion: TTD  is targeting WORK for a decline to $15.50. A protective stop buy can be placed near $20.10.

Suitability:  Aggressive Bears.

  TTD's Stock Probability research of Prior Performance:  

Response to Net


 WORK fell 2 times after 2 earnings reports.

Seasonal Success


 WORK fell 27.5% in March, even in April in prior years.

Earnings Beats


 WORK beat Street estimate 3 times after 3 reports.

   TTD's Quality Rating of Stock  - WORK -  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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