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Ticker Tape Digest

Tuesday - January 23, 2018

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.

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.

Tuesday - January 23, 2018

TTD's Breakout Stocks

  Stock Market Overview

Total Buy Breakouts so far today -  17

Quality of Breakouts -  Average

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Bull side -  Large list of breakouts with some leading issues. Bulls can be venturesome.

Stock market  -  Bullish. Major average remain bullish in all time sectors. They are extended to the upside.

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 - Tuesday

(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

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA) - 192.28, up 8.26 - Breakpoint 191.770

Net to Surge 52% in Fiscal 2018 (March), TTD Targets 230 

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

    BABA, based in China, provides online services that includes ad services. Annual revenues: $23 billion. BABA's stock moves higher Tuesday and breaks out from a 13-week, cup-and-handle base. The move carries the stock, a leader, close to a new all-time high.

  BABA's breakout came in the few minutes of trading Thursday.

  So far today, BABA is trading a heavy 31.1 million shares. Its average daily volume is 17 million shares.

  BABA moved steadily higher in the morning. (see 10-minute chart.

  The stock then bumped up against overhead resistance at its breakpoint line.

  However, the stock just got over the breakpoint line in the final minutes of trading Tuesday.

 Tape Action

  BABA's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks climbing from  $184.50 in the morning to as high as $192.28.

  A key bullish trade came in the morning when a block of 86,449 shares crossed the tape at $188.

  That was up from the prior block trade at $184.50 on 150,000 shares.

  Most impressive was that at the close a massive block of 689,538 shares duplicated crossed the tape at $192.28.

  That was up from  the prior block at $192.25 on 109,000 shares.


  BABA provides online and mobile commerce through products that enable merchants, brands and other businesses to market their products in China and internationally.

 The Company provides retail and wholesale marketplaces available through both personal computer and mobile interfaces.

  Retail marketplaces include the China online shopping destination (Taobao Marketplace), the China brands and retail platform (Tmall) and the China group buying site that offers products by aggregating demand from consumers through limited time discounted sales (Juhuasuan).


  BABA's 12-month performance chart shows the stock appreciating 92% versus a 22% gain for the stock market.

  BABA's long-term chart shows the stock coming public in 2014 at $88.70. The stock climbed to a peak of $120 by late 2014.

  However, the stock fell back to $57.20 in 2015. It formed a bottom and has since been driving sharply high.

  BABA's daily chart shows the stock climbing from $170 back in September to a peak near $191 by early November

  The stock then formed a cup-and-handle base.

  The stock moves sharply higher Tuesday and just clears the base.

  It will be important to see a follow through move higher.

 BABA's CCI momentum indicator is now bullish.


  BABA is expected to show a 52% surge in net for the fiscal year ending in March of 2018. The Street looks for $5.20 a share.

  The stock sells with a price-earnings ratio of 36. That is okay given the earnings growth rate.

  Looking out to fiscal 2019 ending in March, the Street predicts a 30% gain in net to $6.75 a share from the anticipated $5.20 this fiscal year.

  Net for the fiscal third quarter ending in December should jump 28% to $1.67 a share from  $1.30 the year before.

  The highest estimate on the Street is at $1.92 a share.

  TTD sees chances for an upside earnings surprise.

  BABA beat the Street estimates the past two quarters by 25 cents a share and 24 cents.

  Profits for the fiscal fourth quarter ending in March should be up 68% to $1.06 a share from  the 63 cents  the year before.

  That would be an acceleration in quarterly earnings and would be bullish.

  Strategy Opinion:  TTD is targeting BABA for a move to $220.  A protective stop can be placed near $181.

  TTD rates BABA an above average intermediate-term play.

  Suitability: Average Bulls.

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

Probability - Breakout Success -  Extremely Bullish.  BABA has scored some big wins off its breakouts.

Probability - Earnings Response - Bullish.  BABA has moved higher 8 times after 13 earnings reports when there was a significant change.

Probability:  Seasonal Success -  Neutral.  BABA has averaged a decline of 2.4%  in January and a decline of 0.1%  in February. However, it has averaged a gain of 5.8% in March.

           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
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA )  
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 -  PANW - ABOVE AVERAGE

   TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - LOGI  - AVERAGE

   TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - FB - AVERAGE

   TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - VAC - 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 - 4

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Long-Term Environment for bears:  Unfavorable.

Bear Side - Small list of shorts Tuesday. Bears be patient and selective.

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

Pretium Inc. (PVG) - 7.93, down 2.86

Weak Production Report, TTD Sees Decline to 6

  PVG, based in Vancouver, is a Canada-based produces gold and other precious metals. Annual revenues: N/A. PVG's stock falls sharply Tuesday after a disappointing production report. One analysts lowered his rating and outlook on the stock.

 TTD highlighted PVG as a short at our midsession video show on the Web Tuesday.

  So far today, PVG is trading a heavy 16.6 million shares, 11 times its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares.

  PVG's stock gapped lower in the morning and fell quickly to its intraday low of $7.77.

  The stock bounced up to $9.50, but then faded steadily through the day.

  Tape Action

  PVG's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks falling from $10.96 a few sessions ago to as low as $7.93 Tuesday.

  A key bearish trade came in the morning when a block of 128,901 shares crossed the tape at $9.04.

  That was down from the prior block at $10.79 on 27,528 shares late the day before.


  PVG projects include Brucejack Project and the Snowfield Project, both of which are located in northwestern British Columbia.

  The company's focus is on advancing the Brucejack Project to production as a high-grade gold underground mine.

  The Brucejack Project consists of  four mining leases and over six mineral claims totaling approximately 3,050 hectares in area.


   Analysts were expecting the company to report a profit for 2017 of 5 cents a share versus a loss of 9 cents the year before. That may be in doubt. Also, for this year, they were predicting a profit of 94 cents a share.    


  PVG's daily chart shows the stock gapping lower on big volume. The move undercuts key technical support.

  PVG's 12-month performance chart shows the stock down 25% versus a 22% gain for the stock market.

Strategy Opinion: TTD is targeting PVG for a decline to $6 within the next few months, or sooner.  A protective stop buy can be placed near $8.50.

Suitability: Aggressive Bears.

  TTD's special probability research of  Prior Performance:  

Probability - Earnings Response - Bearish.   PVG rose just 4 times after the past 9 earnings reports when there was a significant change.

Probability:  Seasonal Activity - Neutral.   PVG rose an average of 3% in January and 0.1% in February.

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

   Stock 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. - 2018

    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 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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