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Ticker Tape Digest

Wednesday - May 13, 2015

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.

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Ticker Tape Digest's Midsession Stock Market Video Show

(Posted 12:30 to 1 p.m. NYSE Time)

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  Breakout Stocks

Total Buy Breakouts so far today - 6

Overall Quality of Breakouts - BELOW AVERAGE

Stocks Screened - 8,300

Bull side - Breakout list large with some good looking plays. Paper and Aerospace stocks breaking out. Stock market holds in up trend.  

 (Put mouse on Dow chart to see Nasdaq chart)

Long Term Environment for bulls:  Favorable

    Stock Market Momentum

Market (Daily) - NYSE Bearish, Nasdaq Bearish

Market (Weekly) - NYSE Bearish, Nasdaq Bearish

Market  (Monthly) - NYSE Bearish, Nasdaq Bullish 

Ticker Tape Digest's

Timely Breakout Stocks From Tape Action - Wednesday

(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

Zebra Technologies Corp. (ZBRA) - 106.75, up 13.09 - Breakpoint 98.30

Profits Top Estimates, TTD Targets 124

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

  ZBRA, based in Lincolnshire, Il., makes thermal transfer bar code label printers. Annual revenues: $1.7 billion. ZBRA's stock breaks out today from a six-week flat base. The move carries the stock to a new all-time high. That is bullish. The move was triggered by favorable earnings.

  TTD highlighted ZBRA as a breakout at our midsession video show on the Web Wednesday.

  So far today, ZBRA is trading a heavy 2.2 million shares, seven times its average daily volume of 328,000 shares.

  ZBRA's stock surge higher in the morning cutting across its breakpoint line. (see 10-minute chart).

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

  Then late in the session it lifted and picked up an increase in intraday volume. The close near the high for the session is bullish.

  ZBRA reported earnings for the first quarter jumped 53% to $1.38 a share excluding items.

  That topped the Street estimate of  $1.08 a share.

  It was the seventh straight quarter ZBRA has topped consensus Street projections.

  ZBRA's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks climbing from $93.66 in the prior session to as high as $106.75 Wednesday.

  A key bullish trade came in the morning when a block of 8,845 shares (duplicated) crossed the tape at $98.41.

  That was up from the prior block trade at $93.66 on 16,844 shares.

  ZBRA makes direct thermal and thermal transfer bar code label printers, receipt printers, instant-issuance plastic card printers and secure identification printing systems.

 The company markets its products worldwide.

 It sells principally to manufacturing and service organizations for use in automatic identification, data collection, and personal identification

  ZBRA's 12-month performance chart shows the stock appreciating 42% versus an 11% gain for the S&P 500 index.

  There was significant insider buying in February.

  ZBRA's long-term chart shows the stock climbing from 29 in 2006 to a peak near 42 in 2007, the top in the prior bull market.

  The stock then fell to 16 in 2008 due to the bear market.

  However, since then ZBRA has been working higher aggressively. The move to a new all-time high is bullish.  

  ZBRA's daily chart shows the stock advancing from 72 in December to a peak near 92 by February.

  The stock formed a base, broke out in April, but then faded back.

  The stock regrouped and Wednesday gaps out of its basing pattern that featured a resistance zone.

  ZBRA's TTD momentum indicator (top of chart) is strongly bullish.

  The accumulation - distribution line (bottom of chart) is trending higher showing good underlying buying.

  This year, analysts are forecasting a robust 56% surge in ZBRA's earnings to $5.53 a share from $3.55 a year ago.

  The stock sells with a price-earnings ratio of 19. TTD sees that making the stock attractive to value investors.

  Looking out to 2016, the Street projects a 27% rise in ZBRA's earnings to $7.04 a share from the anticipated $5.53 this year.

  Net for the upcoming second quarter should rise 37% to $1.15 a share from 84 cents a year ago.

  Strategy Opinion: TTD is targeting ZBRA for a move to 124 off this breakout.

  A protective stop can be placed near 100.

  TTD rates ZBRA a good intermediate-term play due to its strong earnings outlook and low valuation.

  Sponsorship: Very Good. The largest fund buyer recently was the 4-star rated VA CollegeAmerica Amcap 529F Fund which purchased 272,072 shares. It has a 5.1% stake.

  Another key buyer was the 4-star rated Fidelity Worldwide Fund which purchased 50,000 shares.

  ZBRA has 51.8 million shares outstanding. Institutions hold 78% of the stock. Insiders have 5%.

  Insider Activity: Slightly Bearish. Insiders were recent sellers around $92 this year. They were buyers using stock options at $21 to $42.

  Currently, 6 analysts follow the stock 3 have a buy, up from 2 three months ago. ZBRA has a book value of $20.13.

Stock Performance Chart with Quarterly Earnings Markers.


TTD's Breakout Profile Rating
Zebra Technologies Corp. - (ZBRA)  
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 - MCK  - AVERAGE

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - AME - AVERAGE

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

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - FRC - BELOW 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 - 8

Stocks Screened - 8,300

Long-Term Environment for bears: Unfavorable.

Bear Side - Large list of breakdown stocks today with some very good looking plays for bears.

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

Ralph Lauren Corp. (RL) - 129.21, down 3.98

Profits Decline, TTD Sees Drop to 105

  RL, based in New York, makes and sells clothes, accessories and home furnishings. Annual revenues: $7.6 billion. RL's stock falls today after the company reports disappointing earnings for the quarter. TTD sees more on the downside.

  So far today, RL is trading 3.2 million shares, four times its average daily volume.

  RL reported net for the fiscal fourth quarter ending in March declined to $1.41 a share from $1.68 a year ago.

  The Street took the news bearishly.

  RL's stock fell in the morning hitting an intraday low of 128.28.

  However, it bounced back to erase the loss. Nevertheless the stock faded again falling back to 128.28. It then trended sideways into the close.

  RL's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks falling from $134 in the prior session to as low as $129.22.

  A key bearish trade came in the morning when a block of 38,329 shares crossed the tape at $133.20.

  That was down from the prior block at $134 on 49,700 shares.

  RL sells men's, women's and children's apparel, accessories, fragrances, and home furnishings.

 It offers its products under the Polo by Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Ralph Lauren Women's Collection, Black Label, Blue Label, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, RRL, RLX, Rugby, Ralph Lauren Childrenswear, American Living, Chaps, and other several other brand names.

Analysts are forecasting RL will show an 8% decline in net for the fiscal year ending in March of 2016. For the upcoming fiscal first quarter ending in June they look for a 11% drop in profits.

RL's daily chart shows the stock gapping lower back in early February. The stock then trended mostly sideways. However, today, RL cuts below key support with volume picking up. The stock's accumulation - distribution line (bottom of chart) is bearish.

Strategy Opinion: TTD is targeting RL for a drop to 105 within the next few months, or sooner. A protective stop buy can be placed near 135.

                    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - RL - 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. - 2014

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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