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Ticker Tape Digest

Friday - March 18, 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 - 5

Overall Quality of Breakouts - AVERAGE

Stocks Screened - 8,300

Bull side - Small list of breakouts. Bulls be very selective. Stock market rally remains in place. The averages will now come up against resistance. Holiday period coming up.

 (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 - Friday

(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

Pool Corp. (POOL) - 85.64, up 1.49 - Breakpoint 84.41

Net to Rise 13% This Year, TTD Targets 98

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

  POOL, based in Covington, La., sells swimming pool supplies and equipment in North America, Europe, South America, and Australia. Annual revenues: $2.4 billion. POOL's stock rises on Friday and clears a five-month flat base.

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

  So far today, POOL is trading 553,660 shares, almost double its average daily volume of 301,000 shares.

 TTD highlighted POOL as a breakout at our midsession video show on the Web.

  POOL's daily chart shows the stock cutting across its breakpoint in the morning.

  The stock continued to work higher through the day.

  It closed near its high for the session. That is bullish and bodes well for a follow through higher on Monday.

  POOL's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks climbing from $82.71 two sessions before to as high as $85.64.

  A key bullish trade came Friday morning when a massive block of 102,606 shares (duplicated) crossed the tape at $84.30.

  That was up from the prior block at $84.15 on 20,619 shares (duplicated).   

  POOL sells about 160,000 national brand and its own-branded pool products.

 The products include chemicals, supplies, and pool accessories; repair and replacement parts for pool equipment, such as  cleaners, filters, heaters, pumps, and lights.

  The company also distributes building materials for use in pool installations and remodeling. They include concrete, plumbing and electrical components.

  POOL's 12-month performance chart shows the stock appreciating 22% versus a 2% decline for the stock market.

  POOL's long-term chart shows the stock peaking in 2006 at 50.20. It then fell back to 11.18 in 2009 due to the bear market.

  The stock then based and broke out to the upside in 2011. It has since surged to an all-time high of 85.85 Friday.

  That is bullish and could draw in more buying as a new-high breakout.

  POOL's daily chart shows the stock breaking out from a five-month base.

  The stock setup well by moving toward the top of the base prior to the breakout.

  POOL's CCI momentum indicator (top of chart) is strongly bullish.

  The accumulation - distribution line (bottom of chart) is in a strong up trend.

  That indicates good underlying buying.

  This year, analysts are forecasting a 14% increase in net to $3.29 a share from $2.90 a year ago.

  The stock sells with a price-earnings ratio of 25. That is high given the current earnings growth rate.

  Looking out to 2017, the Street predicts a 13% rise in net to $3.72 a share from the anticipated $3.29 this year.

  Net for the upcoming first quarter will be exceptionally strong, although it is a slow quarter.

  Earnings are projected to rise 33% to 25 cents a share from 19 cents a year before.

  The highest estimate on the Street is at 26 cents a share. TTD sees chances for an upside earnings surprise.

  Going out to the second quarter, the Street expects a 10% rise in net to $1.95 a share from the $1.78 the year before.

  Strategy Opinion: TTD is targeting POOL for a move to 98 off this breakout.

  A protective stop can be placed near 82.

  TTD rates POOL an average intermediate-term play.

  Sponsorship: Very Good. One of the largest fund buyers recently was Hennessy Cornerstone Mid Cap 30 Inv. Fund which purchased 425,000 shares as a new position. It has a 1% stake.

  The largest fund buyer recently was the Oak Ridge Small Cap Growth A Fund which bought 570,901 shares as a new position. It has 1.3% stake in POOL.

  POOL has 42.6 million shares outstanding. Institutions hold 90% of the stock and insiders 5%

  Insider Activity: Neutral. Not much activity.

  Currently, 10 analysts follow the stock, 4 have a buy, down from 5 three months ago.

  POOL has a book value of $5.99 a share

Stock Performance Chart with Quarterly Earnings Markers.


TTD's Breakout Profile Rating
Pool Corp. - (POOL)  
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 14 0 0

Charts of Selected Breakout Stocks

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - OLLI - AVERAGE

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - VIVO - AVERAGE

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - CVG - AVERAGE

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - NWY  - 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 - 3

Stocks Screened - 8,300

Long-Term Environment for bears: Neutral.

Bear Side - Small list of short plays Friday. Bears be patient and selective. Stock market rally still in play.

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

Clayton Williams Energy Inc. (CWEI) - 8.58, down 1.26

Loss Expected This Year, TTD Sees Decline to 6

  CWEI, based in Midland, Tex., produces oil and gas from Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico. Annual revenues: $278 million. CWEI's stock falls sharply Friday. Analysts expect the company to report a large loss this year. TTD sees more on the downside.

  TTD highlighted CWEI as a short at our midsession video show on the Web Friday.

  So far today, CWEI is trading a heavy 1.3 million shares, double its average daily volume of 576,000 shares.

  CWEI's stock fell steadily in the morning touch an intraday low of 8.32 late in the session.

  It jumped a bit near the final bell to bounce off its low.

  CWEI's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks falling from $10.25 in the morning to as low as $8.52 late in the day.

  A key bearish trade came in the morning when a block of 8,000 shares crossed the tape at $9.95.

  That was down sharply from the prior block trade at $10.25 on 14,337 shares.

  CWEI' properties are  in the Permian Basin of West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico, as well as the Giddings Area in East Central Texas.

  This year, analysts are forecasting a loss of $7.63 a share compared with a loss of $5.78 the year before.

  Going out to 2017, they predict a loss of $4.93 a share.

   CWEI's daily chart shows the stock tumbling from 60 in December to around 10. Friday, the stock cuts below key support making a new low. The stock's accumulation - distribution line (bottom of chart) is extremely bearish.

 Strategy Opinion: TTD is targeting CWEI for a decline to 6 within the next few months, or sooner. A protective stop buy can be placed near 9.50.

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - CWEI - 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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