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Ticker Tape Digest

Friday - April  9, 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.

Friday - April 9, 2021

TTD's Breakout Stocks

  Stock Market Overview

Total Buy Breakouts   -  9

Quality of Breakouts -  Average.

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Bull side - Large list of breakouts with some interesting plays.

Stock market  -  Major averages are bullish in all time zones.

Comment -  Selective list of breakouts, but some interesting plays. Earnings will soon be reported. So, one needs to be alert.

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

Stock Market Momentum

(Daily is based on a moving average)

Market (Daily)

 Market (Weekly)

 Market (Monthly)  

 Dow - Bullish

 Dow - Bullish

 Dow - Bullish

  Nasdaq - Bullish

  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

Floor & Decor Holdings Inc. (FND) - 108.69,  up 5.94 - Breakpoint 108.27

Net To Climb 29% This Year, TTD Targets 130

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

    FND, based in Atlanta, Ga., sells flooring products. Annual revenues: $2 billion. FND's stock moves sharply higher Friday and breaks out from its three-month, double bottom base.

  So far today, FND is trading a heavy 2 million shares, triple its average daily volume of 651,000 shares.

  TTD sees good chances for more on the upside.

  TTD recently suggested accumulation FND in anticipation of a breakout.

  FND's stock moved higher in the morning and cleared its breakpoint line. It hit a peak at $110.

  However, the stock pulled back later in the morning and fell below its breakpoint line.

 Then in the afternoon, FND worked higher and cleared its breakpoint line

  In after-hours trading, FND was up $1.29.

 Tape Action

 FND's tape action shows the recent block trades.

 One can see the price for the blocks climbing from  $102.75 in the prior session to as high as $109.25 late in the day.

 A key bullish trade came in the morning when a block of 40,308 shares (duplicated) crossed at $104.

 That was up from the prior block at $10.275 on 47,268 shares.

 Near the close a block of 57,244 shares crossed at $108.69.

 That came on an up tick from  the prior trade at $108.50 on 119 shares.


  FND sells  hard surface flooring and accessories.

 The company's products cover astile, stone, wood, marble, glass and decoratives. FND has 72 stores in 17 states.

 FND sells to professional installers and commercial businesses and do- it-yourself customers. The company also sells through its Website www.flooranddecor.com..


 FND's 12-month performance chart shows the stock up 198% versus a 50% gain for the stock market.

 Insiders were recent buyers using stock options at $2.85 to $44.21 a share.

They were sellers at $67 to $102 a share.

FND's long-term chart shows the stock coming public in 2017 at $32.40. It rose to $58 in 2018, fell back to $23 later in that year, but turned and rallied to a peak at $108.69 Friday.

  FND's daily chart shows the stock advancing from $70 back in November to a peak at $108 by January.

  The stock then went into a basing pattern that featured two shakeouts to the downside.

  The stock spiked higher Friday on big volume and clears its base.

  FND's CCI momentum indicator is strongly bullish.

  Earnings Outlook

  Earnings will be strong. Net for this year should climb 29% to $1.94 a share from  the $1.50 the prior year.

  The stock has a price-earnings ratio of 52. That is high.

  Looking out to 2021, the Street predicts a 24% gain in net to $2.41 a share from  the anticipated $1.94 this year.

  Profits for the upcoming first quarter should leap 53% to 52 cents a share from the 34 cents the prior year.

  The highest estimate on the Street is at 58 cents a share.

  TTD sees good chances for an upside earnings surprise. The company beat the consensus estimate the past four quarters by 3 cents a share, 16 cents, 4 cents and 10 cents.

  Profits for the second quarter should surge 254% to 46 cents a share from  the depressed 13 cents the prior year.

Strategy Opinion:  TTD is targeting FND for a move to $130 after a breakout.  A protective stop can be placed near $102 after a breakout.

Intermediate-Term Rating:  Average.

Suitability:  Average Bulls. 

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

Breakout Success


  FND scored some good gains off recent breakouts.

Response to Net


  FND rose 10 times after 14 earnings reports.

Seasonal Success


  FND avg. gain 23% in April, 0.2% in May prior years.

Earnings Beats


  FND beat Street net estimate 14 times after 14 reports.

           Stock's Prior Performance After A Breakout

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


   12/8/2020       86.59      105.09      1/14/2021


   10/8/2020       76.90      85.25      10/16/2020


   2/12/2020       52.01      57.67      2/21/2020


   2/15/2019       34.60      48.12      4/24/2019


   11/30/2017       40.88      50.64      1/29/2018

(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 - LEVI - ABOVE  AVERAGE

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

      TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - SYK - AVERAGE

      TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - BOOT -  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: Unfavorable.

Bear Side -  Just one short Friday. Bears remain conservative.

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

Provention Bio Inc.  (PRVB) - 8

Loss Seen This Year and Next, TTD Sees Drop to 6

  PRVB, based in Red Bank, N.J., is a biotech firm  developing therapeutics targeting immune-mediated diseases. Annual revenues: Nil. PRVB's stock gaps lower Friday and undercuts key technical support with big volume.

  So far today, PRVB is trading a heavy 19.5 million shares, 19 times its average daily volume of 998,000 shares.

  The big drop on volume was due to a disappointing report from the FDA on its drug Teplizumab BLA to treat diabetes.

  An RBC analysts downgraded the stock.

  TTD sees potential for more on the downside.

  PRVB's stock gapped lower late on Thursday touching $5.40.

  The stock then lifted Friday to cut some of its loss.

  In after-hours trading, PRVB was up 5 cents a share.

  Tape Action

  PRVB's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks falling from $9.73 in the prior session down to $5.79 late on Thursday.

  The price for the blocks lifted on Friday.

  A key bearish trade came late Thursday when 34,718 shares crossed the tape at $5.80.

  That was down from the prior block at $9.73 on 27,700 shares.


  PRVB is developing therapies for disease that include type one diabetes, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, lupus and other viral diseases.

 The company’s principal product is PRV-031. It is a product candidate in its Phase III clinical trial that would be used to treat Crohn’s disease.


  This year, analysts predict a loss of $2.10 a share compared with a loss of $1.88 the prior year.

  Going out to 2022, they forecast a loss of 48 cents a share.

  For the first quarter, the Street expects a loss of 48 cents a share compared with a loss of 26 cents the prior year.


  PRVB's daily chart shows the stock trending lower from a peak at $20.05 in January down to around $10. The stock then gapped lower with big volume.

  PRVB's 12-month performance chart shows the stock down 4% versus a 50% gain for the stock market.

Strategy Opinion: TTD  is targeting PRVB for a decline to $6 within the next few months, or sooner. A protective stop buy can be placed near $8.50

Suitability:  Aggressive Bears.

  TTD's Stock Probability research of Prior Performance:  

Response to Net


 PRVB rose 4 times after 8 earnings reports.

Seasonal Success


 PRVB rose avg 22% in April, 16% in May prior years.

Earnings Beats


 PRVB beat Street estimate 3 times after 9 reports.

   TTD's Quality Rating of Stock  - PRVB -  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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