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Ticker Tape Digest

Friday - October 19, 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.

Friday - October 19, 2018

TTD's Breakout Stocks

  Stock Market Overview

Total Buy Breakouts so far today -  6

Quality of Breakouts -  Average. Utility stocks dominate breakout list.

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Bull side -  Small list of breakouts. Bulls be conservative.

Stock market  -   Bearish in the daily and weekly time sectors. The monthly averages still holding bullish.

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 - Bearish

Nasdaq - Bullish 

   S&P 500 - Bearish

  S&P 500 - Bearish

  S&P 500 - Bullish

Ticker Tape Digest's

Timely Breakout Stocks From Tape Action - Friday

(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

Biospecifics Technologies (BSTC) - 62.49, up 0.89 - Breakpoint 62.28

Net To Climb 34% This Year, TTD Targets 74 

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

    BSTC, based in Lynbroook, N.Y., is a biotech firm developing injectable collagenase clostridium histolyticum for multiple indications. Annual revenues: $27.4 million. BSTC's stock moves higher Friday and breakouts from its 6-week flat base.

 So far today, BSTC is trading 88,361 shares, triple it's average daily volume of  26,000 shares.

  The stock is thinly traded. TTD featured BSTC a few weeks ago as a stock to accumulate.

  BSTC's stock shot higher in the morning clearing its breakpoint line. It reached an intraday peak of $65.

  The stock then pulled back and spent the day zig-zagging across its breakpoint line. It finished just a bit over the breakpoint line.

 Tape Action

  BSTC's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks climbing from $61.10 late two sessions ago to as high as $63.45 Friday.

  A key bullish trade came in the morning when a block of 10,000 shares crossed the tape at $63.45.

  That was up from the block of 1,625 shares that crossed at $62.90.

  Then in the afternoon, another bullish block crossed on 18,200 shares at $63.45.

 That was up from the prior block at $62.08 on 1,000 shares.


  BSTC The Company has a development and license agreement with Endo Global Ventures, a Bermuda company, an affiliate of Endo International plc  for injectable collagenase for marketed indications.

 Injectable collagenase clostridium histolyticum is marketed as XIAFLEX (or Xiapex in Europe).

The two marketed indications involving its injectable collagenase are Dupuytren's contracture and Peyronie's disease.

  The other clinical indications for which its collagenase injection has been tested include keloids, hypertrophic scars, scarred tendons, glaucoma, herniated intervertebral discs and as an adjunct to vitrectomy.

The company is evaluating its options for development of additional indications using collagenase.


  BSTC's 12-month performance chart shows the stock up 28% versus an 8% gain for the stock market.

  Insiders were recent buyers at $13.60 to $21 a share.

  They were sellers recently at $48 to $57 a share.

  BSTC's long-term chart shows the stock climbing from $12.50 back in 2012 to a peak at $72.07 in 2015.

  The stock then fell back to $30 by early 2016.  It has since been working higher.

  BSTC's daily chart shows the stock climbing from $42 in June to a peak near $62.by September.

  The stock put down a tight flat base.

  The breakout clears the base, but the stock finishes in the lower part of the day's trading range.

  The expansion in volume is bullish.

  BSTC's CCI momentum indicator is solidly bullish.

   Earnings Outlook

  This year, analysts are forecasting a 34% jump in net to $2.28 a share from the $1.70 the year before.

  The stock sells with a price-earnings ratio of  25. TTD sees that as reasonable.

  Going out to 2019, the Street is looking for a modest 4% increase in net to $2.38 a share from the anticipated $2.28 this year.

   Only one analyst follows the stock with earnings estimates.

  Net for the upcoming third quarter is expected to surge 49% to 55 cents a share from the 37 cents the year before.

  The company topped the consensus estimate in the prior quarter by 10 cents a share.

  Looking out to the fourth quarter, the Street is predicting an 18% increase in net to 60 cents a share from the 51 cents the year before.

Strategy Opinion:   TTD is targeting BSTC for a move to $74 after a breakout.

A protective stop can be placed  $58.

Intermediate-Term Rating: Average.

Suitability:   Aggressive Bulls.

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

Probability - Breakout Success - Very Bullish. -  BSTC has scored some big gains off some of its recent breakouts.

Probability - Earnings Response - Bullish -  BSTC rose 2 times after the past 3 earnings reports when there was a significant change in price.

Probability:  Seasonal Success - Slightly Bullish - BSTC has averaged a gain of 9.6% in October but a 2.7% decline in November 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





   Still in play





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(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
BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. (BSTC)  
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 - DIS  - AVERAGE

    TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - WEC -  AVERAGE

 TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - AWR  -  AVERAGE

TTD's Quality Rating of Stock -  UGI  -  AVERAGE

Ticker Tape Digest's

Pre-Market Breakout Watch List

Selections for - Monday - October 22, 2018

Ticker Tape Digest provides a list of potential breakout stocks from our screen of companies that will show some of the strongest earnings gains. One of the best ways to play these stocks is to study the list and then place a stop buy order to catch the stock on the breakout.

One can take either a full position on the breakout if they are aggressive, or scale-in looking to add to the stake later if they are conservative. TTD's premarket breakout watch list gives you a great opportunity "to be prepared for the next key breakout stock just before it happens." The list will be updated daily and the screen monthly.

TTD's Breakout Watch List Set up on October 1, 2018

Latest prices are October 19, 2018

Stocks with Gain in blue have surpassed their breakpoint and have broken out of their base.

Guide: Symbol=Ticker, Name=Corporate name, Entry is the buy price to enter on the breakout, Last=prior close, Change=change from last close to prior, Date=date of price of close etc, Gain in blue is price above breakpoint (entry), Gain in red is price below breakpoint (entry)., % Gain in blue is % over breakpoint (entry), Gain in red is % below breakpoint (entry)

TTD takes no responsibility for trading by those using this information. The stocks presented in our report are those we deem the best looking Trade Setups 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.

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 - 11

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Long-Term Environment for bears:  Neutral.

Bear Side -  Large list of shorts with some good plays for aggressive bears.

  TTD's short from Thursday was Textron Inc. (TXT) at 57.49.

   The stock fell 0.74 Friday to 56.75 and is working well for bears.

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

Overstock .com Inc. (OSTK) 23.20

Loss Projected for This Year, TTD Sees Drop to 18

  OSTK, based in Midvale, Utah, is an online retailer of closeout products. Annual revenues: $1.7 billion. OSTK's stock fall sharply Friday and undercuts key technical support. TTD sees more on the downside.   

  So far today, OSTK is trading 1.5 million shares. Its average daily volume is 1.3 million shares.

  OSTK's stock moved lower in the morning and continued South through the session.

  It closed near its low for the day of $23.04.

   Tape Action

  OSTK's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks falling from $25.40 in the morning to as low as $23.20 near the close.

  A key  bearish trade came in the morning when a block of 21,600 shares crossed the tape at $25.30.

  That was down from the prior block at $25.40 on 11,911 shares. (duplicated)


  OSTK sells furniture, home decor, bedding, housewares, jewelry, apparel, health and beauty products, electronics and computers and sporting goods.

The company also sells books, magazines, compact discs, digital versatile discs (DVDs) and video games.


  This year analysts are forecasting OSTK will show a loss of $5.43 a share compared with a loss of $1.81 the year before.

  For 2019, they predict a loss of $1.77 a share.

  For the third quarter, the company is expected to show a loss of 86 cents a share compared with a loss of 3 cents the year before.


  OSTK's daily chart shows the stock trending lower and then on Friday cutting below key technical support.

  OSTK's performance chart shows the stock down 25% versus an 8% gain for the stock market.

Strategy Opinion: TTD is targeting OSTK for a decline to $18 within the next few months or sooner.  A protective stop buy can be placed near $24.50.

Suitability: Aggressive Bears.

  TTD's special probability research of  Prior Performance:  

Probability - Earnings Response - Bearish.  -  OSTK rose one time after the past three earnings reports.

Probability:  Seasonal Activity - Bullish -   OSTK rose an average of 12.5% in October and 2.5% in November in prior years.

   TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - OSTK -  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 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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