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Ticker Tape Digest

Thursday - May 5, 2016

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 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: 1-480-926-1680.

  Breakout Stocks

Total Buy Breakouts so far today - 17

Overall Quality of Breakouts - AVERAGE

Stocks Screened - 8,300

Bull side - Breakout list large with some good looking plays. Bulls be selective. Stock market still pulling back after recent rally.

 (Put mouse on Dow chart to see Nasdaq chart)

Long Term Environment for bulls:  Neutral

    Stock Market Momentum

Market (Daily) - NYSE Bearish, Nasdaq Bearish

Market (Weekly) - NYSE Bearish, Nasdaq Bearish

Market  (Monthly) - NYSE Bullish, Nasdaq Bullish 

Ticker Tape Digest's

Timely Breakout Stocks From Tape Action - Thursday

(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 at breakpoint by using market order or stop buy)All Timely Breakout Stocks From Tape Action Today )  

Today's Featured TTD Breakout Stock

Installed Building Products Inc. (IBP) - 29.67, up 3.09 - Breakpoint 28.16

Net tops Estimates, TTD Targets 36

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

  IBP, based in Columbus, Ohio, installs insulation, garage doors, rain gutters, shower doors and other items. Annual revenues: $616 million. IBP's stock surges higher Thursday and breaks out from a five-week base on strong earnings.

  TTD highlighted IBP as a breakout at our midsession video show on the Web Thursday.

  So far today, IBP is trading a heavy 522,424 shares, almost four times its average daily volume of 139,000 shares.

  The stock spiked higher in the morning off of strong earnings.

  The stock reached an intraday high of 31.06 in the morning.

  The stock then pulled back slightly and then trended sideways the rest of the day.

  IBP reported net for the first quarter rose to 21 cents a share from 4 cents a year ago.

  The 21 cents topped the Street estimate of 12 cents a share. That was impressive.

  It also topped the highest estimate on the Street of 15 cents a share. That is very bullish.

 TTD's clip of the tape shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks climbing from $26.58 in the prior session to as high as $30.60.

  A key bullish trade came  in the morning when a block of 4,590 shares crossed in the morning at $28.50.

  That was up from the prior block trade at $26.58 on 15,591 shares.

IBP also produces closet shelving and mirrors, and other products for buildings.

It also sells insulation materials, such as fiberglass insulation, spray foam insulation, and cellulose insulation materials.

 The company is involved in the installation of insulation and sealant materials in various areas of a structure.

 They include basement and crawl spaces, building envelopes, attics, and acoustical insulations.

 The firm's clients include homebuilders, multi-family and commercial builders, individual homeowners, and repair and remodeling contractors.   

  IBP's 12-month performance chart shows the stock appreciating 35% versus a 2% decline for the stock market.

  IBP's long-term chart shows the stock coming public in 2014 at $14.89. The stock pulled back to $10.82 later in the year.

  However, IBP's stock trended sharply higher afterwards reaching a peak 29.97 in 2015. The stock then pulled back to 17.60, but then rallied again and on Thursday to its all-time Thursday.   

  IBP's daily chart shows the stock advancing from 18 in February to a peak near 28 by April.

  The stock then put down a flat base above its rising 50-day moving average line

  The breakout Thursday comes with a gap move and expanding volume.

  The stock's accumulation - distribution line (bottom of chart) is solidly bullish.

  This year, analysts have been forecasting 63% leap in net to $1.36 a share from 83 cents a year ago.

  That forecast could be lifted. The stock sells with a price-earnings ratio of 21, TTD sees that attractive to value-growth investors.

  Going out 2017, the Street projects a 32% jump in net to $1.79 a share from the anticipated $1.36 this year.

  Net for the upcoming second quarter is expected to surge 59% to 35 cents a share from 22 cents a year before.

  The highest estimate on the Street is at 37 cents a share.

  Strategy Opinion: TTD is targeting IBP for a move to 36 off this breakout.

  A protective stop can be placed near 27.40.

  TTD rates IBP a good intermediate-term play provided earnings meet expectations.

  Sponsorship: Good. One of the largest fund buyers recently was the 4-star rated Wasatch Core Growth Fund that purchased 119,768 shares. It has a 2.3% stake.

  The largest fund holder is the 4-star rated VA CollegeAmerica Smcap World 529E Fund with a 5.4% stake. It has kept its position steady.

  IBP has 31.3 million shares outstanding. Institutions hold 61% of the stock and insiders 21%.

  Insider Activity: Bullish. There was some light insider buying at $23 in March. However, TTD's chart shows heavy insider buying taking place over the past few months. (see green bars on performance chart)

  Currently, no analysts follow the stock.

  IBP has a book value of $3.35 a share.

Stock Performance Chart with Quarterly Earnings Markers.


TTD's Breakout Profile Rating
Installed Building Products Inc. (IBP) 
TTD Check List Bullish Bearish Neutral
Near 52-week High YES
Volume YES  
Tick Volume YES
Price Trend - Daily YES  
Price Trend - Long Term YES    
Price Daily Spread YES  
Base Structure YES    
Base - A-D YES
Earnings-Quarterly YES  
Earnings-Long Term YES    
Earnings Outlook YES  
Industry Group YES  
Prior Breakout Success YES  
Fund Sponsorship YES  
Total Score 14 0 0

Charts of Selected Breakout Stocks

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

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - IT - AVERAGE

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - TPC - AVERAGE

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - MASI - 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 so far today -20- Max.

Stocks Screened - 8,300

Long-Term Environment for bears: Neutral.

Bear Side - Large list of shorts Thursday. Stock market remains in near-term pull back phase after rally.

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

Matrix Services Co. (MTRX) - 14.28, down 4.25

Profits Disappoint, TTD Sees Decline to 11

  MTRX, based in Tulsa, Okla., provides engineering, construction, and maintenance services to the oil, gas, power, petrochemical, industries. Annual revenues: $1.3 billion. MTRX's stock falls below key support Thursday after reporting a big drop in net.

  So far today, MTRX is trading 1.5 million shares, ten times its average daily volume of 155,000 shares.

  MTRX's stock gapped lower in the morning. It fell to a low of 14.50 in the morning. The stock lifted slightly afterwards, faded and then trended sideways.

  MTRX's tape shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks tumbling from $18.53 to $14.28 during the day.

  A key bearish trade came in the morning when a block of 7,700 shares crossed the tape at $14.85.

  That was down from the prior block trade at $18.53 on 7,775 shares.

The electrical Infrastructure segment offers construction and maintenance services to various power generation facilities, such as combined cycle plants, natural gas fired power stations, and renewable energy installations.

  MTRX reported net for the fiscal second quarter ended in March of 16 cents a share compared with 28 cents a year before.

  The 16 cents was well below the 28 cents expected by the Street.

  MTRX's daily chart shows the stock falling sharply with heavy volume. The move undercuts key technical support.

  Net for the fiscal year ended in June was expected to be up 7%. However, that forecast could be cut.

 Strategy Opinion: TTD is targeting MTRX for a drop to 11 within the next few months, or sooner. A protective stop buy can be placed near 15.50.

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - MTRX - BELOW AVERAGE

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. - 2016

TTD columnist Leo Fasciocco has covered the stock market for over 20 years. His articles appear in many publications. He is also a speaker at the Intershow 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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