This Week’s Sunday Stock Report – 2/17/18

– James F. Taulman, former Editor-in-Chief of the first independently licensed website to offer stock reports and services based on the CAN SLIM® investment system.

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2 BreakOuts This Past Week | 3 Stocks on Our WatchList for the Week

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The 2019 uptrend continues with the Dow Jones and Nasdaq now posting eight straight weeks of gains.

The Dow Jones added another +3% this past week. The index continues trading in a steady uptrend posting only 1 red bar early in its ascent. (see chart below)

Chart courtesy of stockcharts.com

The Nasdaq gained a solid +2.4% on the week.

The tech-laden index still has yet to definitively break above its 200-day moving average, as it did close above there Friday, yet by just 10 points.

Chart courtesy of stockcharts.com

The S&P 500 index added another +2.5% this past week.

After being turned back from its 200-day moving average during the previous week, the index cleared that resistance level on Wednesday.

Chart courtesy of stockcharts.com

We added another distribution day this week. The count still remains low with 1 on the Nasdaq and 2 on the S&P 500.

Still, the major averages should be monitored for any continued distribution days. Both stocks and indexes should be watched closely if any near their respective support levels.

We had 2 breakouts from last week’s watch list. (see below)

Regardless of market conditions, I am always preparing a watch list of high-ranked leaders which are building bullish technical bases. This week, I ran my routine stock screens and added 1 new stock to our weekly watch list. I will continue screening throughout the week and post any additions. If anyone is looking for any specific setups, long or short, please let me know.

Regardless of market conditions, I am always preparing a watch list of high-ranked leaders which are building bullish technical bases. This week, I ran my routine stock screens, yet did not find any new stocks to add to our weekly watch list. I will continue screening throughout the week and post any additions. If anyone is looking for any specific setups, long or short, please let me know.

We now have a total of stocks which we will be watching for a traditional breakout to new highs. (see below)

Questions? – Click here.

As always, if anyone has any questions – please feel free to email me at james@jamestaulman.com as I would be glad to assist you.

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BREAK OUT UPDATE: 

This past week we had 2 breakouts from our weekly watch list.

SYM  LAST ADDED TO
WATCH
LIST
BREAKOUT
PRICE
BREAKOUT
DATE
MAX BUY
PRICE
CURRENT % GAIN/
LOSS
TMUS $72.05 1/23/19 $71.04 2/15/19 $74.59 +1.42%
ABT $75.25 12/12/18 $75.02 2/12/19 $78.77 +0.31%

 

1 – T-Mobile US, Inc. (TMUS – Nasdaq)

This stock just broke out for us on Friday with a +43% increase in volume.

Shares closed the breakout day at the session high, and at a new all-time high.

SYMBOL LAST ADDED TO
WATCH LIST
BREAKOUT
DATE
BREAKOUT
PRICE
TMUS $72.05 1/23/19 2/15/19 $71.04

Chart courtesy of stockcharts.com

MAX BUY PRICE 1st
SUPPORT  
2nd
SUPPORT
MAX STOP LOSS GUIDE CURRENT % GAIN/LOSS
$74.59 $70.00 50 DMA
($66.82)
$65.35 +1.42%

We are going to put our 1st SUPPORT at the round-$70, and our 2nd SUPPORT at the 50-day moving average, which is currently at $66.82.

2 – Abbott Laboratories (ABT – NYSE)

Shares of this selection broke out on Tuesday, however, volume lacked conviction as it was only about average.

SYMBOL LAST ADDED TO
WATCH LIST
BREAKOUT
DATE
BREAKOUT
PRICE
ABT $75.25 12/12/18 2/12/19 $75.02

Chart courtesy of stockcharts.com

MAX BUY PRICE 1st
SUPPORT  
2nd
SUPPORT
MAX STOP LOSS GUIDE CURRENT % GAIN/LOSS
$78.77 $73.00 50 DMA
($70.65)
$69.02 +0.31%

The stock did trade somewhat lower on both Wednesday and Thursday on lighter volume, so that was disappointing, but not too much of a concern.

This action was quickly negated with Friday’s gains of +1.7% with a +13% increase in turnover.

Going forward, any above average volume declines would be our first concern as price is more than +6% above the 50-day moving average.

Our 1st SUPPORT will be some previous highs and the round-$73. Below there we have our 2nd SUPPORT at the 50-day moving average, currently at $70.65.

Questions? – Click here.

See This Week’s BreakOuts From Our…

Stock WatchList: Morning Update HERE

 

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