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Ticker Tape Digest

Thursday - March 25, 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 Swng - 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.

Thursday - March 25, 2021

TTD's Breakout Stocks

  Stock Market Overview

Total Buy Breakouts   -  3

Quality of Breakouts -  Average.

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Bull side -  Small list of breakouts as stock market goes through a volatile session.

Stock market  - Major averages are bullish in all time areas, except for the daily Nasdaq.

Comment -  Bulls need to be conservative as Nasdaq daily is bearish. Also, end of March could be volatile.

See Latest Earnings Reports -  A company that tops the Street's highest earnings estimate has potential to go higher. Key earnings beats -  MOV, ALVOF, ALOT and DRI.

Stock Market Momentum

(Daily is based on a moving average)

Market (Daily)

 Market (Weekly)

 Market (Monthly)  

 Dow - Bullish

 Dow - Bullish

 Dow - Bullish

  Nasdaq - Bearish

  Nasdaq - Bullish

Nasdaq - Bullish

   S&P 500 - Bullish

  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

Exlservice Holdings Inc. (EXLS) - 90.54, up 3.58 - Breakpoint 90.22

Net To Rise 13% This Year, TTD Targets 105

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

  EXLS, based in New York, provides analytics for a variety of industries such as insurance, healthcare and travel. Annual revenues: $958 million. EXLS's stock breaks out from a 12-week, flat base Thursday.

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

  TTD sees potential for more on the upside.

  EXLS traded 303,062 shares. Its average daily volume is 206,000 shares.

  EXLS's stock moved higher in the morning  and cleared its breakpoint line around noon.

  The stockthen trended sideways.

  Howver, in the final hour it pushed higher with a good pick up in volume. That is bullish.

  In after-hours trading the stock was unchanged.

   Tape Action

  EXLS's  tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks climbing from $87.08 in the morning to as high as $91 in the afternoon.

  A key bullish rade came around noon when a block fo 810 shares crossed the tape at $89.91.

  That was up sharply from  the prior block at $87.33 on 434 shares.

  Near the close a block of 26,212 shares crossed at $90.54.

  That was up from the prior block at $90.38 on 400 shares.


 EXLS provides analytics.for insurance, healthcare travel, transportation and logistics, finance and accounting.

The Insurance operating segment serves property and casualty insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, annuity and retirement services.

The healthcare operating segment serves healthcare payers and providers.

 The analytics services focus on driving business outcomes for its customers by generating data-driven insights across all parts of its customers' businesses.   


  EXLS's 12-month performance chart shows the stock up 100% versus a 58% gain for the stock market.

  Insiders were buyers using stock options. The price was not disclosed.

  They were sellers at $79 to $89 a share.

  EXLS long-term chart shows the stock climbing from $24 in 2014 to a peak at $79 by early 2020.

  The stock was dragged lower to $40 in early 2020. Since then, EXLS surged to $90 this year.

  EXLS's daily chart shows the stock climbing from  $73 in December to a peak near $89 in January.

  The stock then trended sideways and formed a base with two shakeouts to the downside.

  EXLS CCI momentum indicator is solidly bullish.

  Earnings Outlook

  This year, EXLS's net is projected to rise 13% to $3.99 a share from the $3.53 the prior year.

  The stock has a price-earnings ratio of 22.

  Looking out to 2022, the Street predicts a 9% rise in net to $4.36 a share from the anticipated $3.99 this year.

  Quarterly net will be strong and show an acceleration in growth.

  Profits for the first quarter should rise 22% to 99 cents a share from the 81 cents the prior year.

  The highest estimate is at $1.05 a share.

  The company beat the Street estimate the past four quarters by 7 cents a share, 3 cents, 21 cents and 6 cents.

  Profits for the second quarter should spurt 85% to 98 cents a share from the 53 cents the prior year.

Strategy Opinion:  TTD is targeting EXLS for a move to $105 within the next few months, or sooner.

A protective stop can be placed near $85.

Intermediate-Term Rating: Average.

Suitability:   Average Bulls.

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

Breakout Success


  EXLS scored some good gains off recent breakouts.

Response to Net


  EXLS rose 12 times after 15 earnings reports.

Seasonal Success


  EXLS avg. gain 5.5% in April, 1.7% in May prior years.

Earnings Beats


  EXLS beat Street net estimate 17 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


   10/9/2020      69.15        87.42    1/7/2021


   1/15/2020      71.93        78.56    2/19/2020


   9/21/2017      56.57        62.60    10/26/2017


   2/12/2015      31.01        36.71    3/25/2015

(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 - ENSG -  AVERAGE

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

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Long-Term Environment for bears: Unfavorable.

Bear Side -  Small list of shorts. Bears be conservative. Stock market rallied back after a drop in the morning.

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

Vital Farms Inc. (VITL) - 21.36

Posts Loss for the Quarter, TTD Sees Drop to 17.50

  VITL, based in Austin, Tex., is a food company selling dairy products. Annual revenues: $141 million. VITL's stock falls sharply Thursday afte reporting a loss for the fourth quarter.

  So far today, VITL is trading a heavy 1.7 million shares, almost triple its average daily volume of 585,000 shares.

  TTD sees potential for more on the downside.

  TTD highlighted VITL as a short at our midsession video show on the Web Thursday.

  VITL reported a loss of 2 cents a share for the fourth quarter compared with a loss of 17 cents a share the prior year.

  The stock fell in the morning undercutting its key support.

  VITL then trended steadily lower the rest of thed. It sold off sharply in the final hour to finish near its low for the session of $21.80.

  That is very bearish.

  In after-hours trading, the stock was up 33 cents a share.

   Tape Action

  VITL's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks falling from $24.18 in the prior session to as low as $21.12 late in the day.

  A key bearish trade came in the moring when a block of 29,500 shares crossed the tape at $23.53.

  That was down from the prior block at $24.18 on 18,985 shares in the prior session.


 VITL packages and sells shell eggs, butter, hard-boiled eggs, ghee and liquid whole eggs.

 The company produces pasture-raised products sourced from animals raised on small family farms.

VITL sources its pasture-raised products from a network of family farms. Its  subsidiaries include Vital Farms Arkansas, LLC, Vital Farms Missouri, LLC, Backyard Eggs, LLC, Barn Door Farms, LLC and Sagebrush Foodservice, LLC.


  This year, analysts predict a 81% drop in net to 5 cents a share from the 27 cents the prior year.

  Net for the second quarter is projected to fall 50% to 8 cents a share from the 16 cents the prior year.


  VITL's daily chart shows the stock cutting below support with a big pick up in volume. The stock was moving lower with increased volume. So, it was under distribution.

  VITL's 9-month performance chart show the stock down 30% versus a gain of 55% for the stock market.   

Strategy Opinion: TTD  is targeting VITL for a decline to $17.50 within the next few months, or sooner. A protective stop buy can be placed near $22.80.

Suitability:  Aggressive Bears.

  TTD's Stock Probability research of Prior Performance:  

Response to Net


 VITL fell 2 times after 2 earnings reports.

Earnings Beats


 VITL beat Street estimate 1 time after 3 reports.

   TTD's Quality Rating of Stock  - VITL -  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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