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Ticker Tape Digest

Friday - March 27, 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 27, 2020

TTD's Breakout Stocks

  Stock Market Overview

Total Buy Breakouts Friday  -  1

Quality of Breakouts -  Above Average.

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Bull side -  Only one breakout. Bulls be conservative being selective about breakouts.

Stock market  - Market remains bearish in all time sectors.

Comment -  Stock market now forming a bottom with potential to move higher. However, virus situation is a big unkown.

See Latest Earnings Reports -  A company that tops the Street's highest earnings estimate has potential to go higher. Key earnings beats Friday - None.

Stock Market Momentum

(Daily is based on a moving average)

Market (Daily)

 Market (Weekly)

 Market (Monthly)  

 Dow - Bearish

 Dow - Bearish

 Dow - Bearis

  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

Sharps Compliance Corp. (SMED) - 6.77, up 0.94 - Breakpoint 6.74

Net To Soar 800% for fiscal 2020 (June), TTD Targets 8.90

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

  SMED, based in Houston, is a healthcare waste management provider specializing in regulated waste streams including medical, drug and hazardous material. Annual revenues: $44 million. SMED's stock drives higher Friday and just edges out of its 5-week, cup-and-handle base.

  So far today, SMED is trading a heavy 614,000 shares, triple its average daily volume of 199,000 shares.

  TTD sees potential for more on the upside.

  SMED's stock moved sideways in the morning, but then spiked higher on heavy volume in the afternoon to clear its breakpoint line.

  The stock then backed off later in the afternoon.

    Tape Action

  SMED's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks climbing from $5.72 in the morning to as high as $7.47 in the afternoon.

  A key bullish trade came in the afternoon when a block of 52,880 shares crossed the tape at $7.47.

  That was up from the prior block at $6.50 on 3,600 shares.   


SMED disposes of regulated waste from customers in multiple healthcare markets.

It serves small to medium-size generators of healthcare waste including professional offices, assisted living and long-term care facilities, and government agencies.

  Its primary solutions include Sharps Recovery System, TakeAway Recovery System, Route-Based Pickup Service, MedSafe, TakeAway Medication Recovery System and TakeAway Medication Recovery DEA Reverse Distribution for Registrants.


  SMED's 12-month performance chart shows the stock up a sensational 77% versus an 8% decline for the stock market.

  Insiders were recent buyers using stock options at $3.05 to $4.84 a share.

  They were sellers at $4.60 to $6.25 a share.

  SMED's long-term chart shows the stock climbing from $2.49 in 2013 to a peak at $10.49 in 2015.

  The stock then fell back to $2.97 in 2018. It formed a bottom and is now on the move higher.

  SMED's daily chart shows the stock climbing from $4 back in December to a peak at $6.74 in late February.

  The stock then pulled back and formed a cup-and-handle base.

  The stock breaks out with a good expansion in volume.

  The stock's CCI momentum indicator is strongly bullish.

  Earnings Outlook

  This fiscal year ending in June analysts are forecasting an 800% surge in net to 9 cents a share from the one cent the prior year.

  Three analysts follow the stock.

  Looking out to fiscal 2021 ending in June, they predict a 59% jump in net to 14 cents a share from the anticipated 9 cents for fiscal 2020.

  For the upcoming fiscal third quarter, they expect a loss of 4 cents a share compared with a loss of 7 cents the prior year.

  Then in the fiscal fourth quarter ending in June, the Street expects a 33% increase in net to 4 cents a share from the 3 cents the prior year.

Strategy Opinion:  TTD is targeting SMED for a move to $8.90 within the next few months, or sooner.

A protective stop can be placed near $5.90.

Intermediate-Term Rating: Average.

Suitability:   Aggressive Bulls.

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

Breakout Success


  SMED scored big gains off recent breakouts.

Response to Net


  SMED rose 7 times after 15 earnings reports.

Seasonal Success


  SMED avg. loss 12% in April, loss 5.8% in May prior years.

Earnings Beats


  SMED beat Street net estimate 4 times after 10 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


   2/24/2020     5.47        6.50    2/27/2020


   10/23/2019     4.47        5.12    10/29/2019


   9/2/2015      6.99        9.62    10/6/2015


   10/28/2013      3.22        4.95    11/25/2013

(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

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 Friday - 1

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Long-Term Environment for bears: Neutral.

Bear Side - Only one short play Friday. Many stocks are extended to the downside.

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. (RRTS) - 4.55

Loss Seen This Year and Next, TTD Sees Drop to 3

  RRTS, based in Cudahy, Wisc., is a transportation company operating trucks. Annual revenues: $2.2 billion. RRTS's stock falls sharply Friday and undercuts key technical support.

  So far today, RRTS is trading a heavy 386,766 shares, 10 times its average daily volume of 32,000 shares.

 TTD sees more on the downside.

  RRTS's stock gapped lower in the morning and undercut key support. The stock touched an intraday low of $4.22.

   RRTS then lifted back to around $5 and trended sideways. Near the close it gave some ground.

  Tape Action

  RRTS's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks falling from $6.93 in the prior session to as low as $4.25 Friday morning.

  A key bearish trade came in the morning when a block of 10,195 shares crossed the tape at $4.25.

  That was down sharply from the prior block at $6.93 on 3,193 shares on Thursday.


  RRTS offers truckload logistics and less-than-truckload services.

  The Company operates through four segments: Truckload, Less-than-Truckload, Active On-Demand and Ascent Global Logistics.

  Its truckload segment provides scheduled and expedited dry van truckload, temperature controlled truckload, flatbed and other warehousing operations.


  This year, analysts are forecasting a loss of 67 cents a share compared with a loss of $6.18 the prior year.

  Looking out to 2021, the Street predicts a loss of 37 cents a share.

  For the upcoming first quarter, they see a loss of 26 cents a share compared with a loss of $1.58 the prior year.


  RRTS's daily chart shows the stock trending lower from $12 in October down to $6.

  The stock tried to form a bottom , but instead cuts below key support with a big pick up in volume.

Strategy Opinion: TTD  is targeting RRTS for a decline to $3 within the next few weeks or sooner. A protective stop buy can be placed near $5.10.

Suitability:  Aggressive Bears.

  TTD's Stock Probability research of Prior Performance:  

Response to Net


 RRTS rose 1 time after 7 earnings reports.

Seasonal Success


 RRTS fell 4.2% in April, 17.2% in May in prior years.

Earnings Beats


 RRTS beat Street estimate 2 time after 15 reports.

   TTD's Quality Rating of Stock  - RRTS -  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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