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Ticker Tape Digest

Tuesday - May 4, 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.

Tuesday - May 4, 2021

TTD's Breakout Stocks

  Stock Market Overview

Total Buy Breakouts   -  16

Quality of Breakouts -  Above Average.

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Bull side -  Large list of breakout stocks with some good looking plays.

Stock market  -  Major averages are bullish in all sectors, except for the daily Nasdaq which has turned bearish.

Comment -  Large list of breakouts with some interesting plays. However, market is showing weakness and could be vulnerable to the downside.  So, bulls need 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 -  ARNC, IT, CWH, SEE and HSIC.

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

ArcBest Corp. (ARCB) - 79.26, up 4.30 - Breakpoint 75.03

Net To Climb 27% This Year, TTD Targets 94

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

      ARCB, based in Fort Smith, Ark., provides freight transportation services. Annual revenues: $1.9 billion. ARCB's stock moves sharply higher Tuesday and breaks out from its nine-week, flat base.

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

  TTD sees potential for more on the upside.

  ARCB is trading 300,940 shares, about double its average daily volume of 159,000 shares.

   ARCB's stock moved higher in the morning and cleared its breakpoint line.

  The stock backed off a little in the morning. However, it turned and rallied steadily through the day.

  The stock closed near its high for the day.

   Tape Action

  ARCB's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks climbing from $74.07 in the morning to as high as $79.26 by the close.

  A key bullish trade came in the morning when a block of 1,800 shares crossed the tape at $76.50.

  That was up from  the prior block at $74.09 on 8,000 shares.

  Near the close a block of  18,466 shares crossed at $79.26.

  That was up from the prior block at $78.84 on 1,300 shares.


  ARCB provides freight transportation of general commodities; motor carrier freight transportation, business-to-business air transportation services; ocean transport, global customizable supply chain solutions and warehousing.

 Its Premium Logistics & Expedited Freight Services segment provides expedited freight transportation to commercial and government customers.

 ARCB was formerly known as Arkansas Best Corp.


 ARCB's 12-month performance chart shows the stock up 300% versus a 50% gain for the stock market.

 ARCB insiders received stock options. They have not done any recent buying.

 They were sellers at $52 to $70 a share this year.

 ARCB's long-term chart shows the stock climbing from $14.85 back in 2016 to a peak at $51 by 2018.

 The stock then took a dive down to $13.54 by early 2020 due in part to the bear stock market.

 Since then, the stock has surged back to $79.26, a big move.   

  ARCB's daily chart shows the stock climbing from  $42 back in January to a peak at $75 by March.

  ARCB put down a tight cup-and-handle base.

  Tuesday, it breaks out with a widening of the daily spread and good volume.

  ARCB's CCI momentum is strongly bullish.

   Earnings Outlook

  This year, the Street predicts a 27% increase in net to $4.10 a share from the $3.23 the prior year.

  The stock has a price-earnings ratio of 19. TTD sees that as reasonable.

  Looking out to 2022, the Street projects a more modest 12% rise in net to $4.60 a share from the anticipated $4.10 this year.

  Quarterly earnings will be very strong and should be the near-term driver for the stock.

  Net for the first quarter should leap 64% to 59 cents a share from the 36 cents the prior year.

  The highest estimate is at 71 cents a share.

 The company beat the consensus the past four quarters by 9 cents a share, 45 cents, 70 cents and 47 cents. That is impressive.

  Going out to the second quarter, the Street predicts a 78% spurt in net to $1.19 a share from the 67 cents the prior year.

Strategy Opinion:  TTD is targeting ARCB for a move to $94 within the next few months or sooner. A protective stop can be placed near $72 after a breakout.

Intermediate-Term Rating:  Average.

Suitability:  Average Bulls.  

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

Breakout Success


  ARCB scored big gains off recent breakouts.

Response to Net


  ARCB rose 8 times after 15 earnings reports.

Seasonal Success


  ARCB avg. gain 4.2% in May, 9.1% in June prior years.

Earnings Beats


  ARCB beat Street net estimate 15 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


   2/9/2021       51.39      79.26      Still in play


   11/13/2020       36.17      79.26      Still in play


   6/16/2020       23.25      34.81       8/26/2020


   5/14/2018       38.77      49.65      6/12/018


   11/7/2016       23.25      33.50      12/8/2016

(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 - CIGI - ABOVE  AVERAGE

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

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

      TTD's Quality Rating of Stock -  EMN-  ABOVE  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  - 5

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Long-Term Environment for bears: Neutral.

Bear Side -  Stock market breaking down now and short list expanding. Aggressive Bears can be venturesome.

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

Array Technologies Inc.  (ARRY) - 25.54

Net to Drop 6% This Year, TTD Sees Decline to 21

  ARRY, based in Albuquerque, N.M., makes  ground-mounting systems used in solar energy projects.  Annual revenues: $873 million. ARRY's stock moves lower Tuesday and cuts below  technical support.

  So far today, ARRY is trading 2.8 million shares. Its average daily volume is 1.9 million shares.

  TTD sees more on the downside.

  ARRY's stock, a recent new issue in October, is now at an all-time low.

  The stock moved lower in the morning and undercut support. It lifted slightly, but then turned south and touched an intraday low of $25.35 around noon.

  The stock then trended mostly sideways the rest of the day.

  Tape Action

  ARRY's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks falling from $27.34 in the prior session to as low as $25.48 late in the day.

  A key bearish trade came at the opening when a block of 15,247 shares (duplicated) crossed the tape at $26.79.

  That was down from the prior block at $27.34 on 46,441 shares in the prior session.


 The Company’s principal product is an integrated system of steel supports, electric motors, gearboxes and electronic controllers.

It sells its products to construction firms that build solar energy projects and to solar developers, independent power producers and utilities.


  This year, analysts predict a 6% decline in net to 87 cents a share from the 93 cents the prior year.

  Six analysts follow the stock.

  For the first quarter, the Street expects a profit of 19 cents a share.


  ARRY's daily chart shows the stock trending lower down to around $26 in March. The stock tried to form a bottom, but now cuts below key support.  

Strategy Opinion: TTD  is targeting ARRY for a decline to $21 within the next few months, or sooner. A protective stop buy can be placed near $27.

Suitability:  Aggressive Bears.

  TTD's Stock Probability research of Prior Performance:  

Response to Net


 ARRY fell 1 time after 1 earnings reports.

Seasonal Success


 ARRY fell avg 9.3% in May.

Earnings Beats


 ARRY beat Street estimate 1 time after 1 report.

   TTD's Quality Rating of Stock  - ARRY -  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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