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Ticker Tape Digest

Wednesday - January 22, 2020

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

Wednesday - January 22, 2020

TTD's Breakout Stocks

  Stock Market Overview

Total Buy Breakouts   -  9

Quality of Breakouts -  Below Average.

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Bull side -  Very selective list of breakouts.

Stock market  -  Major averages remain in up trend.

Comment -  Stock market holding up trend but looks like it is ready to pause. One now needs to be alert for earnings.

See Latest Earnings Reports -  A company that tops the Street's highest earnings estimate has potential to go higher. Key earnings beats -  SLM, TER, CBSH, TXN and CNS.

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

Verra Mobility Corp. (VRRM) - 15.47, up 0.32 - Breakpoint 15.27

Net To Climb 21% This Year, TTD Targets 19.50

      TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - VRRM  - AVERAGE

  VRRM, based in Mesa, Az., provides smart mobility technology solutions and services in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Annual revenues: $370 million. VRRM's stock pushes higher Wednesday and breaks out from its 3-month, cup-and-handle base.

  So far today, VRRM is trading 2 million shares, double its average daily volume of one million shares.

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

  VRRM's stock spiked higher in the morning to clear its breakpoint line.

  The stock reached an intraday high of $15.61 in the morning.

  It then pulled back slightly and trended sideways the rest of the day.

  Tape Action

  VRRM's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks climbing from $15.18 in the prior session to as high $15.56.

  A key bullish trade came in the morning when a block of 51,900 shares crossed the tape at $15.44. That was up from the prior block the day before when a block of 10,914 shares crossed at $15.18.


  VRRM offers integrated technology solutions and services, which include toll and violations management, title and registration, automated safety solutions, and other data.

 The company is focused on offering its services to rental car companies, fleet management companies, municipalities, school districts and violation issuing authorities.

VRRM's solutions primary focus is to simplify the smart mobility ecosystem. The company operates through two segments: commercial services and government.


  VRRM's 12-month performance chart shows the stock up 58% versus a 24% gain for the stock market.

  Insiders were buyers using stock options. The price was not disclosed.

  They were sellers at $12 to $15 a share.

  VRRM's long-term chart shows the stock coming public at $10 in 2017.

  The stock turned up in 2019 and has since spiked to a new all-time high. That is bullish.   

  VRRM's daily chart shows the stock peaking near $15 in November and then pulling back.

  It formed a cup-and-handle base.

  The breakout comes with good volume and a modest widening of the daily spread.

  VRRM's CCI momentum indicator is solidly bullish.

  Earnings Outlook

  Analysts expect net for 2019 of 67 cents a share versus a loss of 67 cents the prior year.

  Net for the fourth quarter should come in at 16 cents a share. There was no comparison with the prior year.

  Looking out to 2020, the Street predicts a 21% increase in net to 81 cents a share from the anticipated 67 cents for 2019.

 Net for the first quarter should be about flat with the 18 cents the prior year.

Strategy Opinion:  TTD is targeting VRRM for a move to $19.50 within the next few months, or sooner.

A protective stop can be placed near $14.50.

Intermediate-Term Rating: Average.

Suitability:   Aggressive Bulls.

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

Breakout Success


  VRRM scored a big gain off its only breakout.

Response to Net


  VRRM rose 2 times after 3 earnings reports.

Seasonal Success


  VRRM avg. gain 4.9% in Jan., 0.5% in Feb. in prior years.

Earnings Beats


  VRRM beat Street net estimate 2 times after 3 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


   3/28/2019      11.16        14.86    5/13/2019

(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
Verra Mobility Corp. (VRRM)  
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 - COF -  AVERAGE

      TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - NDSN -  AVERAGE

      TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - SNBR  -  AVERAGE

      TTD's Quality Rating of Stock - XPEL -  AVERAGE

Ticker Tape Digest's

Pre-Market Breakout Watch List

Selections for - Thursday - January 23, 2020

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 January 1, 2020

Latest prices are January 22, 2020

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 for Thursday -  4

Stocks Screened - 12,234

Long-Term Environment for bears: Unfavorable.

Bear Side - Small list of shorts and very selective.

List of Stocks To Sell or Short

TTD’s Feature Bear Play

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc.  (RRTS) - 7.05

Loss Seen This Year and Next, TTD Sees Drop to 5

  RRTS, based in Cudahy, Wisc., is  transportation and logistics service provider. Annual revenues: $2.2 billion. RRTS's stock moves sharply lower Wednesday and undercuts key technical support.

  So far today, RRTS is trading 57,100 shares, double its average daily volume of 22,000 shares.

  TTD sees more on the downside.

  RRTS's stock moved lower in the morning and cut below its key support line.

  The stock touched an intraday low of $7.03 around noon. The stock then trended sideways into the final bell.

  Tape Action

  RRTS's tape action shows the recent block trades.

  One can see the price for the blocks falling from $7.80 in the morning to as low as $7.05 by the close.

  A key bearish trade came in the morning when a block of 2,200 shares crossed the tape at $7.52.

  That was down from the prior block at $7.62 on 1,743 shares.


 RRTS provides truckload and less-than-truckload services.

 Its  truckload segment provides scheduled and expedited dry van truckload, temperature controlled truckload, flatbed and other warehousing operations.

Its Less-than-Truckload involves pickup, consolidation, linehaul, deconsolidation, and delivery of LTL shipments throughout the U.S. and parts of Canada.


  Analysts expect for 2019 a loss of $4.24 a share compared with a loss of $99.75 the prior year.

  For the fourth quarter, they are forecasting a loss of 37 cents a share compared with a loss of $32.50 the year before.

  Looking out to 2020, the Street predicts a loss of 40 cents a share.


  RRTS's daily chart shows the stock cutting below key support with a pick up in volume. The stock has been trending lower since 2015.

  RRTS's 12-month performance chart shows the stock down 42% versus a 24% gain for the stock market.   

Strategy Opinion: TTD  is targeting RRTS for a decline to $5. A protective stop buy can be placed near $7.70

Suitability:  Aggressive Bears.

  TTD's Stock Probability research of Prior Performance:  

Response to Net


 RRTS rose one time after 6 earnings reports.

Earnings Beats


 RRTS beat Street estimate 2 times after 20 reports.

   TTD's Quality Rating of Stock  - RRTS -  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. - 2020

    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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(The information contained has been prepared from data deemed reliable but there is no guarantee of complete accuracy. Ticker Tape Digest Inc. is not affiliated with any broker, dealer or investment advisor. Nothing in this publication constitutes an offer, recommendation or solicitation to buy or sell any securities. Further research is advised. This report is copyrighted and no redistribution is permitted with out permission.)