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Ticker Tape Digest

Monday - May 13,  2019

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.

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   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.

Monday - May 13, 2019

TTD's Breakout Stocks

  Stock Market Overview

Total Buy Breakouts so far today -  8

Quality of Breakouts -  Below average

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Bull side -  Large list of breakouts considering the sharp drop in the market.

Stock market  -  Market averages are bearish in the daily sector and the Dow in the weekly. All other sectors still holding bullish.

Comment -  TTD sees stock market now in a pull back. One needs to watch for a rally day and a follow through to halt the decline.

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

Stock Market Momentum

(Daily is based on a moving average)

Market (Daily)

 Market (Weekly)

 Market (Monthly)  

 Dow - Bearish

 Dow - Bearish

 Dow - Bullish

  Nasdaq - Bearish

  Nasdaq - Bullish

Nasdaq - Bullish

   S&P 500 - Bearish

  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

Ensign Group Inc. (ENSG) - 56.04, up 2.07 - Breakpoint 54.69

Net Tops Estimates, TTD Targets 67 

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

  ENSG, based in  Mission Viejo, Ca., provides healthcare services across the post-acute care continuum. Annual revenues: $2 billion. ENSG's stock drives higher Monday and breaks out from its 13-week, flat base.

  The move carries the stock to a new all-time high. That is very bullish. ENSG came public in 2007.

  TTD sees more on the upside.

  So far today, ENSG is trading a heavy 659,659 shares, more than double its average daily volume of 293,000 shares.

  The stock's push higher against a sharp decline in the stock market is very impressive.

  ENSG moved higher in the morning and crossed its breakpoint line in the early afternoon.

  The stock continued higher and closed near its high for the day.

   Tape Action

  ENSG's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks climbing from $52.82 in the morning to as high as $56.04 late in the day.

  A key bullish trade came in the morning when a block of 14,400 shares crossed the tape at $54.

  That was up from  the prior block at $53.24 on 2,366 shares.

  Then late in the day near the close a massive block of 65,287 shares (duplicated) crossed at $56.04.

  That was up from the prior block at $56 on 2,000 shares.


  ENSG provides healthcare services in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.

The firm provide skilled nursing, assisted living, home health and hospice, and other services.

It provides home health, home care and hospice and mobile diagnostics.

The company has 254 healthcare facilities.


  ENSG's 12-month performance chart shows the stock up 70% versus a  5% gain for the stock market.

  Insiders were recent buyers using stock options at $4. They were sellers at $41 to $47.

  ENSG's long-term chart shows the stock climbing from $10 back in 2014 to a peak at $26 by 2015. The stock then went into a long-term base.

  It broke out in 2018 and has since surged to $56. It has been a steady bullish long-term performer.   

  ENSG's daily chart shows the stock peaking at $54 in February.

  The stock formed a flat base. The breakout comes with a good expansion in the daily spread.

 The volume expansion is significant considering the fall in the market.

  The stock's CCI momentum indicator is strongly bullish.

    Earnings Outlook

  This year, analysts are forecasting a 19% increase in net to $2.24 a share from the $1.88 the year before.

  The stock has a price-earnings ratio of 25. TTD sees that as reasonable for aggressive bulls.

  Next year, analysts are projecting a 12% increase in net to $2.50 a share from the anticipated $2.24 this year.

  Quarterly earnings growth should be solid.

  Net for the second quarter is expected to climb 23% to 54 cents a share from the 44 cents the year before.

  The company tends to top quarterly estimate by one to three cents a share. Four analysts follow the stock.

  Profits for the third quarter are expected to rise 22% to 56 cents a share from the 46 cents the year before.

Strategy Opinion:  TTD is targeting ENSG for a move to $67 within the next few months, or sooner.

A protective stop can be placed near $54,

Intermediate-Term Rating:  Average.

Suitability:   Average Bulls.

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

Probability - Breakout Success - Bullish -   ENSG scored some solid gains off some of its recent breakouts. The stock is in a long-term up trend.

Probability - Earnings Response - Bullish -  ENSG rose 8 times after the past 10 earnings reports when there was a significant change in price.

Probability:  Seasonal Success - Bullish. -  ENSG averaged a gain of  8.1% in May and a gain of 8.2% in June the past several years. 

           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


























(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 Performance Chart with Quarterly Earnings Markers vs. S&P 500

Insider Buying in Green  -  Insider Selling in Red

   Stock's Monthly Seasonal Performance Chart - Past 5 Years

Showing % Months UP and % Change


TTD's Breakout Profile Rating
Ensign Group Inc. (ENSG)  
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 - GRVY -  AVERAGE

    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - AWK  - AVERAGE

    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - MSEX  - AVERAGE

    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - PNM - 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 -  15

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Long-Term Environment for bears:  Neutral.

Bear Side -  Large list of breakdown stocks Monday. Stock market falling sharply. Aggressive Bears can be venturesome.

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

Signet Jewelers Ltd. (SIG) - 20.16

Net to drop 18% in Fiscal 2020 (Jan.), TTD Sees Fall to 16

  SIG, based in Hamilton, is a retailer of jewelry. Annual revenues: $6.2 billion. SIG's stock falls sharply Monday and undercuts key technical support. Annual revenues: $6.2 million. SIG's stock falls sharply Monday and undercuts key technical support.

  TTD sees more on the downside.

  So far today, SIG is trading a heavy 2.6 million shares. Its average daily volume is 1.6 million shares.

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

  The stock worked lower, had a slight lift but then fell its low for the session of $20.10.

   Tape Action

  SIG's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks falling from $22.88 in the prior session to as low as $20.11 Monday afternoon.

  A key bearish trade came late on Friday when a block of 41,135 shares crossed the tape at $22.56.

  That was down sharply from the prior block at $22.88 on 70,193 shares.

  Near the close Monday a block of 79,873 shares (duplicated) crossed the tape at $20.16.

  That was down from the prior block at $20.20 on 8,818 shares.


   SIG owns the Sterling Jewelers division, the Zale division, which consists of the Zale Jewelry and Piercing Pagoda segments and the UK Jewelry division.

The Sterling Jewelers operates in the U.S. as Kay Jewelers  and  Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry and Jared Vault.


  This fiscal year ending in January, analysts are forecasting an 18% drop in net to $3.06 a share from the $3.72 the year before.

  For the fiscal first quarter ending in April analysts are forecasting a loss of 22 cents a share compared with a profit of 10 cents the year before.


  SIG's daily chart shows the stock trending lower. It tried to make a bottom near $22. However, Monday, it cuts below support with a pick up in volume. The move resumes SIG's overall down trend from $77 back in 2017.

  SIG's 12-month performance chart shows the stock down 40% versus a gain of 6% for the stock market.   

Strategy Opinion: TTD is targeting SIG for a decline to $16 within the next few months.  A protective stop buy can be placed near $21.

Suitability:   Aggressive Bears.

  TTD's probability research of Prior Performance:  

Probability - Earnings Response - Slightly Bullish - SIG rose 6 times after the past 10 earnings reports when there was a significant change in price.

Probability:  Seasonal Activity - Bearish. -  SIG averaged a decline of 7.9% in May but a gain of 0.6% in June the past several years.

   TTD's Quality Rating of Stock  - SIG  -  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. - 2019

    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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