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Ticker Tape Digest

Thursday - April 16, 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.

Thursday - April 16, 2020

TTD's Breakout Stocks

  Stock Market Overview

Total Buy Breakouts   -  11

Quality of Breakouts -  Average.

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Bull side -  Large list of breakouts, but selective.

Stock market  -  Daily averages are bullish and so is the monthly Nasdaq.

Comment -  Stock market has rallied from lows. There are good chances for a follow through higher if virus epidemic lessens. However, earnings will be extremely important.

See Latest Earnings Reports -  A company that tops the Street's highest earnings estimate has potential to go higher. Key earnings beats -  LOVE, BMI, ABT, TSM and BK.

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 - Bullish

   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

Tradeweb Markets Inc. (TW) - 53.16, up 1.59 - Breakpoint 52.87

Net To Surge 66% This Year, TTD Targets 64

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

  TW, based in New York, operates an electronic marketplaces to trade products across the rates, credit, money markets and equities asset classes. Annual revenues: $776 million. TW's stock moves higher Thursday and breaks out from its 8-week, cup-and-handle base.

  So far today, TW is trading a heavy 1.5 million shares, almost double its average daily volume of 831,00 shares.

  TTD sees more on the upside.

  TW has made a new all-time high. That is bullish since there is no overhead resistance from prior buyers.

  TW's stock gapped higher in the morning and cleared its breakpoint line.

  The stock reached an intraday peak at $55.27 in the morning. It then drifted back to around $53.50 and then trended sideways.

   Tape Action

  TW's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks climbing from $51.57 in the prior session to as high as $54.91 in the morning.

  A key bullish trade came in the morning when a block of 18,299 shares crossed the tape at $53.14.

  That was up from the prior block the day before at $51.57 on 24,342 shares.  


 TW provides access to markets, data and analytics, electronic trading, straight-through-processing and reporting for some 40 products to clients in the institutional, wholesale and retail markets.

Its technology supports multiple asset classes, trading protocols and geographies.

  It provides solutions across the trade lifecycle, including pre-trade, execution, post-trade and data.

  It offers a range of electronic, voice and hybrid platforms to the dealers and financial institutions with its Dealerweb platform. It also offers trading solutions for financial advisory firms and traders with its Tradeweb Direct platform.

The company serves customers in more than 60 countries.


  TW's 12-month chart shows the stock up 38% versus a 3% decline for the stock market.

  TW's  insiders were recent buyers using stock options at $20 a share.

  They were sellers at $41 to $42 a share.

  TW's long-term chart shows the stock coming public in April a year ago at $34.26. The stock rose to $56 this year. However, it fell to $33 during the stock market sell off. It has since rallied back strongly to a new high.

  TW's daily chart shows the stock peaking near $53 in March and then falling back.

  However, it rallied to form a cup-and-handle base.

  The stock breaks out and just holds over its breakpoint line.

  The breakout comes with a good expansion in volume.

  The CCI momentum indicator is bullish.

   Earnings Outlook

  This year, analysts are forecasting a robust 66% surge in net to $1.28 a share from the 77 cents the prior year.

  The stock sells with a price-earnings ratio of 41.

  Looking out to 2021, the Street sees a more modest 7% increase in net to $1.36 a share from the $1.28 this year.

 Net for the upcoming first quarter should surge 52% to 35 cents a share from the 23 cents the prior year.

  Then in the second quarter analysts expect a 24% rise in net to 31 cents a share from the 25 cents the previous year.

Strategy Opinion:  TTD is targeting TW for a move to $64 within the next few months, or sooner.

A protective stop can be placed near $50 giving it some room.

Intermediate-Term Rating: Average.

Suitability:   Aggressive Bulls.

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

Breakout Success


  TW scored modest gains off recent breakouts.

Response to Net


  TW rose 2 times after 3 earnings reports.

Seasonal Success


  TW avg. gain 38% in April, 12% in May in prior years.

Earnings Beats


  TW beat Street net estimate 4 times after 4 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


   2/14/2020      47.34        51.84    3/3/2020


   7/3/2019      45.21        50    7/22/2019

(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 - NTES  -  AVERAGE

      TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - AKAM -  AVERAGE

      TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - MLNX -  AVERAGE

      TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - AMD -  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  - 7

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Long-Term Environment for bears: Neutral.

Bear Side -  Small list of breakdown stocks with most in the small cap banking sector. Those stocks tend to trade with low volume.

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

AxoGen Inc. (AXGN) - 7.34

Loss Seen This Year and Next, TTD Sees Drop to 5.90

  AXGN, based in Alachua, Fla., offers surgical solutions for peripheral nerve injuries. Annual revenues: $107 million. AXGN's stock falls sharply Thursday and cuts below key technical support.

  So far today, AXGN is trading 742,107 shares. Its average daily volume is 604,000 shares.

  TTD sees more on the downside.

  AXGN's stock fell in the morning and undercut key technical support.

  The stock touched an intraday low of $7.16 in the morning.

  It lifted slightly and trended sideways the rest of the day.

  Tape Action

  AXGN's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks falling from $7.84 in the morning to as low as $7.29.

  A key bearish trade came in the morning when a block of 2,600 shares crossed the ape at $7.50.

  That was down sharply from the prior block at $7.84 on 3,002 shares.

  Near the close a massive block of 70,016 shares crossed at $7.34.

  That actually came a down tick sequence started from a trade at $7.35 on 116 shares.

  In after-hours trading, the stock was down 14 cents from its close.


 AXGN provides products and education for peripheral nerve injuries. Its products include Avance Nerve Graft, AxoGuard Nerve Connector, AxoGuard Nerve Protector and Avive Soft Tissue Membrane.

Along with these core surgical products, the AXGN also offers the AxoTouch Two-Point Discriminator, and AcroVal Neurosensory and motor testing system.   


  This year, analysts are forecasting a loss of 40 cents a share compared with a loss of 42 cents the prior quarter.

  Looking out to 2021, the Street sees a loss of 21 cents a share.

  For the first quarter, they see a loss of 14 cents a share compared with a loss of 15 cents the prior year.


  AXGN's daily chart shows the stock trending lower from $18 in December. It is holding in its down trend and below its 30-day weighted moving average.

  AXGN's 12-month performance chart shows the stock down 65% versus a 4% decline for the stock market.

  Insiders have not been very active in recent months.

Strategy Opinion: TTD  is targeting AXGN for a decline to $5.90 within the next few months, or sooner. A protective stop buy can be placed near $8.

Suitability:  Aggressive Bears.

  TTD's Stock Probability research of Prior Performance:  

Response to Net


 AXGN rose 4 times after 9 earnings reports.

Seasonal Success


 AXGN rose 3.3% in April, 7.4% in May in prior years.

Earnings Beats


 AXGN beat Street estimate 4 times after 10 reports.

   TTD's Quality Rating of Stock  - AXGN -  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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