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Ticker Tape Digest

Wednesday - March 16, 2016

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 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: 1-480-926-1680.


  Breakout Stocks

Total Buy Breakouts so far today - 21

Overall Quality of Breakouts - ABOVE AVERAGE

Stocks Screened - 8,300

Bull side - Breakout list large with some good looking plays. Paper and Aerospace stocks breaking out. Stock market holds in up trend.  

 (Put mouse on Dow chart to see Nasdaq chart)

Long Term Environment for bulls:  Neutral

    Stock Market Momentum

Market (Daily) - NYSE Bullish, Nasdaq Bullish

Market (Weekly) - NYSE Bullish, Nasdaq Bullish

Market  (Monthly) - NYSE Bullish, Nasdaq 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 at breakpoint by using market order or stop buy)All Timely Breakout Stocks From Tape Action Today )  

Today's Featured TTD Breakout Stock

Maxlinear Inc. (MXL) - 18.30, up 1.16 - Breakpoint 17.81

Net to Soar 45% This Year, TTD Targets 23

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

     MXL, based in Carlsbad, Ca., makes integrated, radio-frequency and mixed-signal circuits for broadband communication and data centers. Annual revenues: $300 million. MXL's stock moves higher Wednesday and breaks out from a five-month cup-and-handle base.

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

  MXL was highlighted by TTD as a potential breakout a few weeks ago.

  So far today, MXL is trading a heavy 3.1 million shares, double its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares.

  MXL's 10-minute chart shows the stock advancing steadily in the morning.

  The stock then cut across the breakpoint line around midday.

  The stock then closed near its high for the session. That is bullish.

  MXL's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks climbing from $17.13 in the morning to as high as $18.30 by the close.

  A key bullish trade came in the morning when a block of 7,350 shares crossed the tape at $17.17

  That was up from the prior block trade at $17.13 on 17,844 shares.

  Then late in the session a massive block of 48,239 shares crossed at $18.30

  That was up from the prior block at $18.25 on 9,099 shares.

  So, the tape showed good institutional accumulation.

   The company offers RF receivers and RF receiver systems-on-chips to receive and demodulate broadband signals and physical medium devices.

   The company's  products enable the distribution and display of broadband video and data content in various electronic devices, such as cable and terrestrial and satellite set top boxes.

  MXL also offers laser modulator drivers, which delivers the current to the laser diode to operate for a particular application.

  MXL's 12-month performance chart shows the stock appreciating 123% the past 12-months versus a 2% decline in the stock market.

  MXL's long-term chart shows the stock coming public in 2010 and trading at $17.78. The stock then fell to $4 by 2011.

  However, since then MXL has worked higher very aggressively. The push to a new high is bullish.   

 MXL's daily chart shows the stock forming a saucer base.

 Today, it breaks out with a good expansion in volume. That shows good buying interest.

  The stock's CCI momentum indicator is bullish.

  The accumulation - distribution line (bottom of chart) compliments the price action.

  It has hit a new high.

  This year, analysts are forecasting a 45% jump in net to $1.37 a share from  94 cents a year ago.

  The stock has price-earnings ratio of just 13. TTD sees that as low and attractive for value investors based on this year's net.

  Net for the upcoming first quarter should come in at 38 cents a share compared with a loss of 3 cents a year ago.

  The 38 cents is the highest estimate on the Street. TTD sees chances for an upside earnings surprise. MXL topped the Street estimate the past two quarters by 4 cents a share and 9 cents.

  Looking out to the second quarter, net is expected to leap to 36 cents a share from 10 cents a year ago. That is a big 255% gain.

  Projecting out to 2017, the Street is looking for a more modest 5% increase in net to $1.43 a share from the anticipated $1.37 this year.

  Strategy Opinion: TTD is targeting MXL for a move to 23 after a breakout.

  A protective stop can be placed near 16.70 after a breakout.

 TTD rates MXL a good intermediate-term play provided earnings meet expectations.

  Sponsorship: Average. One of the largest fund buyers recently was the J Hancock Small Company A Fund which purchased 154,800 shares as a new position. It has a 0.3% stake.

  MXL has 55.8 million shares outstanding. Institutions hold 76% of the stock and insiders 7%.

  Insider Activity: Slightly Bearish.  Just light selling by insiders around $16 a share. Insiders were buyers using options at $4.81 to $5.64 a share.

  Currently, 7 analysts follow the stock, all 7 have a buy, down from 8 three months ago.

  MXL has a book value of $4.21 a share.   

Stock Performance Chart with Quarterly Earnings Markers.


TTD's Breakout Profile Rating
Maxlinear Inc.  - (MXL)  
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 12 0 2

Charts of Selected Breakout Stocks

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

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

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - SSS - AVERAGE

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - CHTR  - 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 so far today - 5

Stocks Screened - 8,300

Long-Term Environment for bears: Neutral.

Bear Side - Small list of breakdown stocks, but some interesting plays. Bears be conservative.

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

Mallinckrodt Public Ltd. (MNK) - 54.17, down 5.34

Profits to Be Weak Next Two Quarters, TTD Sees Decline to 48

  MNK, based in U.K., makes specialty drugs and nuclear imaging agents around the world. Annual revenues: $3.5 billion. MNK's stock falls sharply Wednesday. The stock received bearish comments from a money manager.

 So far today, MNK is trading 18.4 million shares, nine times its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares.

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

  MNK's stock fell sharply in the morning after a steep drop in the prior session.

  MNK touched an intraday low at 50.90. The stock then lifted late in the day after bullish news from the Fed.

 MNK's tape action shows the recent block trades.

One can see the price for the blocks declining from $68.97 a few sessions ago to as low as $51.49 Wednesday.

A key bearish trade came when a block of 50,000 shares crossed the tape at $51.49.

That was down sharply from the prior block trade at $59.51 on 46,9874 shares on Tuesday.

The company sells drugs to treat autoimmune and rare diseases, immunotherapy, respiratory problems and the central

Net for the upcoming fiscal second quarter ending March is expected to be up just 2% and then down 1% in the fiscal third quarter ending in June. Overall, profits for the fiscal year ending in September is expected to rise 10% to $8.08 a share from $7.37 a year before.

  MNK's daily chart shows the stock cutting below key technical support with expanding volume.

 Strategy Opinion: TTD is targeting MNK for a decline to 48 within the next few months, or sooner. A protective stop buy can be placed near 56.

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - MNK - 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. - 2016

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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