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Ticker Tape Digest

Friday - August 13, 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.

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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: 1-480-878-8381 or 480-704-3331.

Friday - August 13, 2021

TTD's Breakout Stocks

  Stock Market Overview

Total Buy Breakouts   -  9

Quality of Breakouts -  Average.

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Bull side -  Several good looking breakouts. Trucking stocks driving higher.

Stock market  -  Major averages remain bullish in all time zones.

Comment -  Stock market holding well with several averages still in a basing pattern.

See Latest Earnings Reports -  A company that tops the Street's highest earnings estimate has potential to go higher. Key earnings beats -  ERJ, DSEY, FUJIY and SNGX.

Stock Market Momentum

(Daily is based on a moving average)

Market (Daily)

 Market (Weekly)

 Market (Monthly)  

 Dow - Bullish

 Dow - Bullish

 Dow - Bullish

  Nasdaq - Bullish

  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

XPO Logistics Inc. (XPO) - 89.88, up 1.64 - Breakpoint 89.45

Net To Jump 222% This Year, TTD Targets 110

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

    XPO, based in Greenwich, Ct., provides transportation and logistics services in North America. Annual revenues: $16.3 billion. XPO's stock drives higher Friday and breaks out from  its 11-week cup-and-handle base.

  So far today, XPO is trading 1.5 million shares. Its average daily volume is 2 million shares.

  XPO's breakout carries it to a new all-time high. That is bullish.

  TTD sees potential for more on the upside.

  XPO's stock moved higher in the morning. Then in the early afternoon it drove across its breakpoint line.

  The stock worked steadily higher in the afternoon and reached an intraday peak at $89.97.

  It closed near its high for the session. That is bullish.

  The stock was down 15 cents in after-hours trading.

    Tape Action

  XPO's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks climbing from $88.06 in the morning to as thigh as $88.90 later in the morning.

  A key bullish trade came in the morning when a block of 10,994 shares crossed the tape at $88.25

  That was up from the prior block at $88.06 on 8,173 shares.

  Near the close a big block of 62,684 shares crossed at $89.88.

 That was up from the prior block at $88.83 on 3,000 shares.


  XPO provides freight brokerage, last mile, less-than-truckload, full truckload and global forwarding services.

The Logistics segment also provides warehousing and distribution, cold chain solutions and other inventory solutions.

Its freight brokerage operations encompass truck brokerage globally, as well as intermodal, drayage and expedite services in North America.


  XPO's 12-month performance chart shows the stock up 88% versus a 35% gain for the stock market.

  Insiders were recent buyers using stock options at $9.28 to $26.63 a share.

  They were recent sellers at $81 to $141 a share.

  XPO's long-term chart shows the stock climbing from $12 back in 2016 to a peak at $67 by 2018.

  The stock then fell back to $23 late in 2018, rallied to $58 by early 2020, but then fell back again. This time to $22.

  The stock has since rallied to $89 - a new all-time high.

  XPO's daily chart shows the stock rising from $70 back in April to a peak near $89 by June.

  The stock put down a classic cup-and-handle base.

  The breakout just clears the base with a modest pick up in volume.

 The CCI momentum indicator is bullish.

   Earnings Outlook

  This year, analysts predict a 222% surge in profits to $6.48 a share from  the $2.01 the prior year.

  The stock has a price-earnings ratio of 13. TTD sees that as attractive.

  Looking out to 2022, the Street projects an 11% rise in net to $7.21 a share from  the anticipated $6.48 this year.

  Quarterly net will be strong.

  Net for the third quarter should spurt 92% to $1.61 a share from  the 84 cents the previous year.

  The highest estimate from 7 analysts is at $1.73 a share.

  Profits for the fourth quarter should rise 29% to $1.54 a share from  the $1.19 the year before.

Strategy Opinion:  TTD is targeting XPO for a move to $110 within the next few months, or sooner.

A protective stop can be placed near $85.

Intermediate-Term Rating: Average.

Suitability:   Average Bulls.


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

Breakout Success


  XPO scored big gains off recent breakouts.

Response to Net


  XPO rose 11 times after 15 earnings reports.

Seasonal Success


  XPO avg. gain 8.5% in Aug., 3.7% in Sept. prior years.

Earnings Beats


  XPO beat Street net estimate 17 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


   4/12/2021      131.07        152.45   Still in play


   11/9/2020      99.28        126.89    1/7/2021


   8/16/2019      65.24        75.22    9/11/2019


   10/20/2017      67.61        96.35    1/25/2018


   11/11/2016      37.85        49.35    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 - GWRS - ABOVE  AVERAGE

      TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - DDS -  AVERAGE

      TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - AAWW -  AVERAGE

      TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - RDWR -  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: Unfavorable.

Bear Side -  A larger list of shorts with some interesting plays for aggressive bears. Several stocks showed losses.

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

Honest Co. (HNST) - 10.07

Loss Seen This Year and Next, TTD Sees Drop to 7.50

  HNST, based in Los Angeles, sells diapers and skincare products. Annual revenues: $301 million. HNST's stock falls sharply Friday and undercuts key technical support.

  So far today, HNST is trading a heavy 10.2 million shares. Its average dally volume is 753,000 shares.

  TTD sees more on the downside. TTD highlighted HNST as a short at our midsession video show on the Web Friday.

  The stock fell in the morning and undercut key technical support.

  It dropped to an intraday low of $10.

  The stock then trended mostly sideways the rest of the day unable to rally effectively.

  In after-hours trading, HNSt was up 11 cents a share.

   Tape Action

  HNST's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks falling from $14.05 in the prior session to as low as $10.04 in the morning.

  A key bearish trade came in the morning when a block of 20,000 shares crossed the tape at $12.60.

  That was down sharply from the prior block at $14.05 on 56,883 shares the day before.

  Near the close a big block of 72,133 shares crossed at $10.07.

  That was down from  the prior block at 10.34 on 21,769 shares.


  HNST sells diapers and wipes, skin and personal care, and household products..

  Its diapers are chlorine-free fluff pulp and other plant-derived materials. Its products include Clean Conscious Diaper, Diaper Subscription, Diaper Trial.

 The company's skin care products include cleansers, serums, masks, moisturizers, eye cream, and age-defying.

  Its household products include Conscious cleaning, multi surface cleaner, glass cleaner, bathroom cleaner and clean home kits.


  This year, analysts predict a loss of 26 cents a share. There was no comparable results.

  Looking out to 2022, they see a loss of 4 cents a share.

  For the upcoming second quarter, the Street expects a loss of 18 cents a share.


  HNST's daily chart shows the stock coming public in May at $21.22. Since then the stock has been trending lower.

  It tried to make a bottom $13 in July, but now breaks down with a gap move. That is very bearish.   

Strategy Opinion: TTD is targeting HNST for a decline to $7.50 within the next few months, or sooner. A protective stop buy can be placed near $10.70.

Suitability:  Aggressive Bears.

  TTD's Stock Probability research of Prior Performance:  

Response to Net


 HNST fell 1 time after 1 earnings reports.

Seasonal Success


 HNST lost avg  30% in Aug prior years.

Earnings Beats


 HNST beat Street estimate 1 time after 1 report.

   TTD's Quality Rating of Stock  - HNST -  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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