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Ticker Tape Digest

Wednesday - April 8, 2020

TTD does not publish Thursday. We resume Monday

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.

Wednesday - April 8, 2020

TTD's Breakout Stocks

  Stock Market Overview

Total Buy Breakouts   -  7

Quality of Breakouts -  Below Average.

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Bull side -  Very selective list of breakouts. Aggressive bulls can be venturesome.

Stock market  -  Major averages bullish daily. However, weekly and Monthly still bearish.

Comment -  Large list of breakouts but very selective. Aggressive bulls can be venturesome.

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

Stock Market Momentum

(Daily is based on a moving average)

Market (Daily)

 Market (Weekly)

 Market (Monthly)  

 Dow - Bullish

 Dow - Bearish

 Dow - Bearish

  Nasdaq - Bullish

  Nasdaq - Bearish

Nasdaq - Bearish

   S&P 500 - Bullish

  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

Qualys Inc. (QLYS) - 95.50, up 6.07 - Breakpoint 94.53

Net To Climb 10% This Year, TTD Targets 115

      TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - QLYS -  AVERAGE

  QLYS, based in Foster City, Ca., provides cloud-based security and compliance solutions. Annual revenues: $322 million. QLYS stock moves higher Wednesday and breaks out from its 9-week, cup-and-handle base.

  So far today, QLYS is trading 601,000 shares. Its average daily volume of 603,000 shares.

  TTD sees more on the upside.

  QLYS's stock moved higher in the morning and finally cleared its breakpoint in the afternoon.

  The stock reached its intraday high in the final hour.

  In after hours trading, QLYS was up another $1.50.

   Tape Action

  QLYS's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks climbing from $89.43 in the prior session to as high as $95.50 near the close.

  A key bullish trade came in the morning when a block of 3,900 shares crossed the tape at $93.94. That was up from the prior block at $89.55 on 5,300 shares.

  At the close a massive block of 35,892 shares (duplicated) crossed at $95.50.

  That was up from the prior block at $93.94 on 4,200 shares.


  QLYS's solutions enable firms to identify security risks to their information technology infrastructures, help protect their IT systems from cyber-attacks.

 Its suite of security and compliance solutions delivered on its Qualys Cloud Platform enables its customers to identify their IT assets, collect and analyze IT security data, discover and prioritize vulnerabilities and recommend remediation actions.

   The Qualys Cloud Suite includes solutions such as vulnerability management, continuous Monitoring, ThreatPROTECT,  payment card Industry compliance.


  QLYS's 12-month performance chart shows the stock up 18% versus a 6% decline in the stock market.

  Insiders were recent buyers using stock options at $19 to $25 a share.

  They were sellers at $75 to $90 a share.

  QLYS's long-term chart shows the stock coming public at $14.49 back in 2012.

  The stock rose to a peak at $54 in 2015. However, it fell back to $16 by early 2016.

  The stock broke out long-term in 2017 and raced to an all-time high of $98.29 in 2018.

  It then went into a long-term base.

  Wednesday, QLYS breaks out and is in position to reach a new all-time high.

  The stock has acted strong the past several weeks regaining every thing it lost when the market fell sharply.

  QLYS's CCI momentum indicator is strongly bullish.

   Earnings Outlook

  This year, analysts are forecasting a 10% increase in net to $2.56 a share from the $2.33 the prior year.

  The stock sells with a price-earnings ratio of 37. That is high given the earnings growth rate.

  Looking out to 2012, the Street predicts an 11% rise in net to $2.85 a share from the anticipated $2.56 this year.

 Profits for the first quarter should be strong. The Street predicts a 22% jump in net to 60 cents a share from the 49 cents the prior year.

  Then in the second quarter, analysts forecast a 13% rise in net to 62 cents a share from the 55 cents the prior year.

  TTD sees good chances for an upside earnings surprise. The company beat the consensus estimate the past four quarters by 6 cents a share, 13 cents, 8 cents and 7 cents.

Strategy Opinion:  TTD is targeting QLYS for a move to $115 within the next few months, or sooner.

A protective stop can be placed near $91

Intermediate-Term Rating: Average.

Suitability:   Average Bulls.

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

Breakout Success


  QLYS scored big gains off some breakouts.

Response to Net


  QLYS rose 11 times after 12 earnings reports.

Seasonal Success


  QLYS avg. gain 5.1% in April, 7.9% in May in prior years.

Earnings Beats


  QLYS beat Street net estimate 20 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


   2/10/2020      88.98        94.32    2/20/2020


   4/25/2019      86.91        91.77    5/2/2019


   1/30/2019      82.49        96.41    2/12/2019


   2/13/2018      64.96        84.45    4/18/2018


   8/3/2017      43.86        64.35    1/19/2018

(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 - BIO -  AVERAGE

      TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - EQIX -  AVERAGE

      TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - MOH -   AVERAGE

      TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - REGN -  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  - 1

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Long-Term Environment for bears: Neutral.

Bear Side -  Only one breakdown stocks. Bears be conservative. Stock market now in rally mode.

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

SharpSpring Inc. (SHSP) - 5.53

Loss Seen This Year and Next, TTD Sees Drop to $4.20

  SHSP, based in Gainesville, Fla.,  is a cloud-based marketing technology firm. Annual revenues: $22.7 million. SHSP's stock falls sharply Wednesday.

  So far today, SHSP is trading 112,928 shares. Its average daily volume is 109,000 shares.

  TTD sees more on the downside.

  SHSP's stock has been in a sharp decline since February and unable to rally.

  Wednesday, SHSP's stock moved in a trading range during the day. However, late in the day the stock fell and closed near its low for the session. That is bearish.

  Tape Action

  SHSP's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks falling from $5.90 in the morning to as low as $5.53 by the end of the day.

  A key bearish trade came in the afternoon when a block of 2,000 shares crossed the tape at $5.56.

  That was down from the prior block at $5.81 on 1,392 shares.


 The company offers SharpSpring, a marketing automation solution for small and medium-sized businesses. It is primarily sold to marketing agencies that use the platform on behalf of clients.

  The features of SharpSpring includes Web tracking, lead scoring and automated workflow that enables businesses deliver the message to the customer.

Its SharpSpring Mail+ provides customers with marketing automation functionality and traditional email marketing capabilities.  


  This year, analysts are forecasting a loss of 58 cents a share compared with a loss of 79 cents the prior year.

  Looking out to 2021, the Street is calling for a loss of 39 cents a share.

  For the upcoming first quarter, the street expects a loss of 17 cents a share compared with a loss of 23 cents the prior year.


  SHSP's daily chart shows the stock trending lower from $13 in February down to the $5.60 area. The stock moves lower Wednesday and resumes down trend.

  SHSP's 12-month performance chart shows the stock down 70% versus a 6% decline for the stock market.

  Insiders were buyers using stock options. The price was not disclosed. They were recent sellers at $12 to $5 a share.

Strategy Opinion: TTD  is targeting SHSP for a decline to $4.20. A protective stop buy can be placed near $5.75.

Suitability:  Aggressive Bears.

  TTD's Stock Probability research of Prior Performance:  

Response to Net


 SHSP rose 2 times after 7 earnings reports.

Seasonal Success


 SHSP rose 9.1% in April, fell 5% in May in prior years.

Earnings Beats


 SHSP beat Street estimate 1 time after 4 reports.

   TTD's Quality Rating of Stock  - SHSP  -  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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