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  • 5 Earnings Short-Squeeze Plays - Stockpickr! Your Source for Stock Ideas
    support levels at 25 10 to 23 50 a share Must Read 5 Stocks Insiders Love Right Now ExOne Company Another potential earnings short squeeze play is three dimensional printing machines and products player ExOne Company XONE which is set to release its numbers on Wednesday after the market close Wall Street analysts on average expect ExOne Company to report revenue 15 30 million on a loss of 13 cents per share The current short interest as a percentage of the float for ExOne Company is extremely high at 56 8 That means that out of the 8 71 million shares in the tradable float 4 95 million shares are sold short by the bears The bears have also been increasing their bets from the last reporting period by 10 5 or by 469 000 shares If the bears get caught pressing their bets into a strong quarter then shares of XONE could easily rip sharply higher post earnings as the shorts scramble to cover some of their positions From a technical perspective XONE is currently trending below both its 50 day and 200 day moving averages which is bearish This stock has been uptrending over the last month with shares moving higher from its low of 16 to its recent high of 26 46 a share Shares of XONE recently pulled back off that 26 46 high and the stock has temporarily formed a double bottom chart pattern at 20 37 to 20 36 a share If you re in the bull camp on XONE then I would wait until after its report and look for long biased trades if this stock manages to break out above its 50 day moving average of 23 11 a share with high volume Look for volume on that move that hits near or above its three month average volume of 612 949 shares If that breakout begins post earnings then XONE will set up to re test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at 26 46 to 29 50 a share or even 30 50 to its 200 day moving average of 31 96 a share I would simply avoid XONE or look for short biased trades if after earnings it fails to trigger that breakout and then drops back below those double bottom support levels at 20 37 to 20 36 a share with high volume If we get that move then XONE will set up to re test or possibly take out its next major support level at its 52 week low of 16 a share Must Read 5 Big Stocks to Trade for Gains as QE3 Ends Rocket Fuel Another potential earnings short squeeze candidate is artificial intelligence digital advertising solutions provider Rocket Fuel FUEL which is set to release numbers on Wednesday after the market close Wall Street analysts on average expect Rocket Fuel to report revenue of 98 67 million on a loss of 30 cents per share The current short interest as a percentage of the float for Rocket Fuel is extremely high at 24 8 That means that out of the 19 31 million shares in the tradable float 4 78 million shares are sold short by the bears If the bulls get the earnings news they re looking for then shares of FUEL could easily rip sharply higher post earnings as the bears jump to cover some of their bets Keep in mind that this company has a very low float so a solid quarter could produce a massive short squeeze due to the large number of shorts involved in the name From a technical perspective FUEL is currently trending above its 50 day moving average and well below its 200 day moving average which is neutral trendwise This stock recently formed a double bottom chart pattern at 14 64 o 15 20 a share Since that bottom shares of FUEL have started to uptrend back above its 50 day moving average That move is now quickly pushing shares of FUEL within range of triggering a major breakout trade post earnings If you re bullish on FUEL then I would wait until after its report and look for long biased trades if this stock manages to break out above some near term overhead resistance levels at 17 76 to 18 19 a share and then above its gap down day high from August at 19 24 a share with high volume Look for volume on that move that registers near or above its three month average action of 696 940 shares If that breakout materializes post earnings then FUEL will set up to re fill some of its previous gap down day zone from August that started near 27 a share I would avoid FUEL or look for short biased trades if after earnings it fails to trigger that breakout and then drops back below its 50 day moving average of 16 23 a share with high volume If we get that move then FUEL will set up to re test or possibly take out its all time low at 14 29 a share Must Read 5 Breakout Stocks Under 10 Set to Soar YY Inc Another earnings short squeeze prospect is China based online social platform operator YY Inc YY which is set to release numbers on Tuesday after the market close Wall Street analysts on average expect YY Inc to report revenue of 152 54 million on earnings of 76 cents per share The current short interest as a percentage of the float for YY Inc is very high at 15 3 That means that out of 27 61 million shares in the tradable float 4 22 million shares are sold short by the bears This is a large short interest on a stock with a very low tradable float Any bullish earnings news could easily set off a large short squeeze post earnings that forces the bears to close out some of their short positions From a

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  • 5 Rocket Stocks to Buy for Gains This Week: Apple, Philip Morris and More - Stockpickr! Your Source for Stock Ideas
    rate environment With rising analyst sentiment in Apple this week we re betting on shares Must Read 5 Stocks Insiders Love Right Now Philip Morris International As the second largest tobacco company in the world 137 billion cigarette company Philip Morris International PM has the whole sin stock thing down pat PM owns nearly a third of the ex China market for cigarettes with some of the most popular global brands under its corporate umbrella At the top of the pack is the firm s flagship Marlboro label which accounts for more than a third of volume Other brands include L M Philip Morris and Parliament But don t mistake PM for the company manufacturing Marlboro cigarettes here in the U S this firm which spun out from Altria MO in 2008 is 100 ex U S That s actually spectacular positioning because it means that PM is the part of legacy Altria s tobacco business that s actually still growing At the same time that cigarette sales here in the U S die a slow death PM s emerging market business is seeing quick growth rates The combination of a sticky product consumers don t tend to switch cigarette brands often and premium positioning with Marlboro means that PM earns thick net profit margins 28 last year for its trouble The strong dollar has been a thorn in PM s side in the last few years since the firm earns revenues in local currencies and then reports in dollars any upside in the greenback presents currency risk Even so growth in the firm s core emerging markets has outpaced the dollar s climb in this environment Another mitigating factor is PM s huge 4 5 dividend yield with low interest rates likely to persist for some time that yield should look increasingly attractive as time wears on Must Read 5 Big Stocks to Trade for Gains as QE3 Ends Lockheed Martin By chance our next Rocket Stock also happens to have sin stock status That s because we re taking a look at defense contracting giant Lockheed Martin LMT Lockheed Martin happens to be the only name on our Rocket Stocks list that actually manufactures rockets the firm is one of the biggest defense contractors on earth building everything from fighter jets to surveillance equipment to armored vehicles In the last decade Lockheed has worked on securing government contracts outside of the DoD using its expertise to provide IT services to the Department of Energy and the FAA with flight service staffing for example Iraq and Afghanistan have been major drivers of government demand for LMT s products and services and despite the occasional congressional budget scare those needs are likely to persist for some time Likewise Lockheed has historically been able to secure permission to sell military equipment to our allies diversifying the firm s fortunes away from Uncle Sam s pocketbook That said don t expect DoD spending to diminish in importance for Lockheed Martin s overall

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  • Time to Sell These 5 'Toxic' Stocks - Stockpickr! Your Source for Stock Ideas
    setup and that means it comes with equally long term trading implications if and when the breakdown does happen Relative strength adds another red flag to the setup in AstraZeneca This stock s relative strength line broke its uptrend back in the summer which means that AZN has been underperforming the S P ever since As long as the downtrend in relative strength remains intact AZN s underperformance should continue Must Read 5 Stocks Insiders Love Right Now DigitalGlobe Inc We re seeing the exact same setup in shares of DigitalGlobe Inc DGI the big difference is that DGI didn t have the same outperformance to start the year that AstraZeneca did Like AZN DigitalGlobe is forming a descending triangle pattern in this case with support down at 26 50 if that 26 50 line in the sand gets violated then DGI becomes a sell Why all of the significance at 26 50 It s not magic Whenever you re looking at any technical price pattern it s critical to keep buyers and sellers in mind Patterns like the descending triangle are a good way to quickly describe what s going on in a stock but they re not the reason it s tradable instead it all comes down to supply and demand for DGI s shares That 26 50 level in DigitalGlobe is the spot where there s previously been an excess of demand for shares in other words it s a price where buyers have been more eager to step in and buy shares at a lower price than sellers were to sell That s what makes a breakdown below support so significant the move means that sellers are finally strong enough to absorb all of the excess demand at the at price level Still DGI doesn t officially become toxic until 26 50 gets violated Must Read 5 Big Stocks to Trade for Gains as QE3 Ends PTTelekom Indonesia 23 billion Indonesian telco PTTelekom Indonesia TLK is a stock that s starting to look toppy after a solid run for most of 2014 While shares are up more than 22 since the beginning of the year now looks like a good time to think about taking gains thanks to a classic rounding top in shares Here s how to trade it The rounding top in TLK looks just like it sounds It indicates a gradual shift in control of shares of buyers to sellers a handoff that becomes complete if shares violate support at 44 That 44 level is significant in TLK it previously acted as resistance back in May before flipping over and acting as support from July to today If buyers can t hold shares above that level it s time to sell There are some macro factors in play for TLK A strengthening dollar as Japan launches more aggressive quantitative easing efforts and commodity prices crumble is a major component of this stock s recent water treading TLK isn t out of the woods

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  • 5 Stocks With Big Insider Buying in November - Stockpickr! Your Source for Stock Ideas
    11 million This stock currently sports a dividend yield of 3 3 A beneficial owner just bought 832 456 shares or around 12 78 million worth of stock at 15 36 per share From a technical perspective THRX is currently trending well below both its 50 day and 200 day moving averages which is bearish This stock has been downtrending badly for the last four months with shares dropping from its high of 31 45 to its new 52 week low of 14 50 a share During that downtrend shares of THRX have been making mostly lower highs and lower lows which is bearish technical price action If you re in the bull camp on THRX then I would look for long biased trades as long as this stock is trending above its new 52 week low of 14 50 a share and then once it breaks out above some key near term overhead resistance levels at 16 61 to its 50 day moving average of 17 94 a share and then above more resistance at 18 68 a share with high volume Look for a sustained move or close above those levels with volume that hits near or above its three month average action of 824 188 shares If that breakout triggers soon then THRX will set up to re test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at 21 to 22 or even its 200 day moving average of 23 58 a share Must Read 5 Big Stocks to Trade for Gains as QE3 Ends World Acceptance One credit services player that insiders are jumping into big here is World Acceptance WRLD which is engaged in small loan consumer finance business in the U S and Mexico Insiders are buying this stock into notable weakness since shares have dropped lower by 14 8 so far in 2014 World Acceptance has a market cap of 734 million and an enterprise value of 1 2 billion This stock trades at a cheap valuation with a trailing price to earnings of 7 5 and a forward price to earnings of 6 4 Its estimated growth rate for this year is 16 1 and for next year it s pegged at 9 5 This is not a cash rich company since the total cash position on its balance sheet is 14 63 million and its total debt is 559 70 million A director just bought 129 580 shares or about 9 27 million worth of stock at 71 44 to 72 08 per share From a technical perspective WRLD is currently trending above its 50 day moving average and below its 200 day moving average which is neutral trendwise This stock has been uptrending strong over the last few weeks with shares moving higher from its low of 63 25 to its recent high of 75 20 a share During that uptrend shares of WRLD have been making mostly higher lows and higher highs which is bullish technical price

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  • 5 Huge Stocks to Trade for Gains This Week: Berkshire Hathaway, Facebook and More - Stockpickr! Your Source for Stock Ideas
    ever since Momentum is a leading indicator of price so the turn for the better in RSI bodes well for TOT bulls Still don t buy until shares take out 60 Must Read 5 Stocks Insiders Love Right Now American Tower We re seeing a very similar price setup in shares of communications infrastructure firm American Tower AMT AMT is forming a rounding bottom pattern the first part of the cup and handle setup that s been forming in Total This isn t a particularly textbook trade normally rounding bottoms occur at the bottom of a downtrend not at the top of a stock s range like we re seeing now in AMT That said it s critical not to get fixated on how textbook a pattern looks the trading implications are just the same here The buy signal in AMT comes on a breakout above resistance at 100 Why all of that significance at that 100 level It all comes down to buyers and sellers Price patterns like the rounding bottom or the cup and handle are a good quick way to identify what s going on in the price action but they re not the actual reason a stock is tradable Instead the why comes down to basic supply and demand for AMT s stock The 100 resistance level is a price where there has been an excess of supply of shares in other words it s a spot where sellers have previously been more eager to step in and take gains than buyers have been to buy That s what makes a breakout above 100 so significant the move means that buyers are finally strong enough to absorb all of the excess supply above that price level The 50 day moving average has started acting like a good proxy for support in AMT I d recommend parking a stop loss on the other side of the 50 day Must Read 5 Big Stocks to Trade for Gains as QE3 Ends Berkshire Hathaway Berkshire Hathaway BRK A BRK B is looking bullish this week and you don t need to be an expert technical trader to see why Instead the setup in Berkshire is about as simple as they get shares have been bouncing their way higher in a well defined uptrending channel for all of 2014 Now the next big buying opportunity comes on Berkshire Hathaway s next test of trendline support The channel in shares of Berkshire Hathaway is formed by a pair of parallel trendline support and resistance levels that identify the high probability range for shares to stay within Put more simply Berkshire has been a buy the dips stock all year long and now traders just need to wait for the next dip That ll require a little patience but if this stock s recent price action is any indication that patience should pay off Berkshire s most recent swing low at 132 50 is a smart level to park a stop loss

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  • Hedge Funds Hate These 5 Stocks -- Should You? - Stockpickr! Your Source for Stock Ideas
    step with crude prices unlike its clients and shares look oversold here Chevron Corp One of Schlumberger s biggest partners is oil and gas supermajor Chevron Corp CVX No Chevron isn t the biggest of the oil companies but it might just be the most attractive from a financial standpoint Not that that helped the firm avoid fund managers wrath last quarter funds unloaded more than 3 17 million shares of Chevron during the third quarter of 2014 a stake worth more than 365 million today Chevron s scale is huge The firm produces 2 6 million barrels of oil equivalent a day and sports proven reserves of 11 3 billion barrels Chevron s outsized exposure to oil versus the natural gas that peers have been buying up has hurt it lately as crude prices fell faster than natgas no question about it And because oil companies are basically leveraged bets on commodity prices as crude gets closer to Chevron s cost of production there are some real risks to long term profitability that investors need to be thinking of I said earlier that CVX is the best positioned supermajor financially That s because the firm currently carries 16 6 billion in net cash and investments the least leveraged balance sheet in big energy right now At current price levels that net cash level is enough to cover close to 8 of Chevron s market capitalization Even if Chevron is best in breed it s best in a sketchy breed right now oil prices could realistically move lower and Chevron s technical trajectory is down If you re yearning for energy sector exposure Schlumberger has a more attractive risk reward tradeoff right now McDonald s Switching gears outside of the energy sector brings us to fast food chain McDonald s MCD another name on hedge funds hate list McDonald s has had a pretty tepid year in 2014 down 2 6 over a stretch when the S P is within grabbing distance of double digit upside So it s not hugely surprising that fund managers don t have the patience to stick it out with MCD this fall Funds sold 2 29 million shares of McDonald s over the course of the third quarter McDonald s is the biggest fast food restaurant chain in the world with approximately 35 900 restaurant locations in 125 countries Of those nearly 7 000 are company owned units The other 80 of stores are franchised That model has been a cash cow for MCD shareholders in the past giving the firm claim to sticky recurring revenues supplying franchise stores with food ingredients marketing and employee training Importantly McDonald s owns the land beneath the majority of its franchisee restaurants that huge land portfolio gives McDonald s more in common with a REIT than with the diner down the street The competitive nature of the fast food business means that MCD has gotten the squeeze in recent quarters as it tries to play catch up

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  • 4 Tech and Telecom Stocks to Trade for Gains - Stockpickr! Your Source for Stock Ideas
    breakout this fall Gogo is currently forming an ascending triangle pattern a bullish price setup that s formed by horizontal resistance above shares at 20 and uptrending support to the downside Basically as GOGO bounces in between those two technically significant price levels it s getting squeezed closer and closer to a breakout above out 20 price ceiling When that happens we ve got a buy signal If you decide to be a buyer on the 20 breakout I d recommend putting a protective stop on the other side of shares most recent swing low at 14 Don t be early on this trade it doesn t trigger until shares can catch a bid above that 20 level Must Read 5 Stocks Insiders Love Right Now China Telecom Corp You don t have to be an expert technical analyst to figure out what s going on in shares of 50 billion telco name China Telecom Corp CHA the setup in this stock is about as straightforward as they get CHA has been bouncing its way higher in a well defined uptrending channel since the middle of March ratcheting more than 53 higher along the way But don t worry if you missed the move there s still time to buy the bounce in CHA The price channel in China Telecom is formed by a pair of parallel trendline support and resistance levels that identify the high probability range for shares to stay within Put simply every touch of trendline support has been a low risk opportunity to get into shares So with CHA testing that support line for the seventh time this year it makes sense to buy the next bounce The 50 day moving average has been a good proxy for support on the way up it s a logical spot to park a protective stop below Don t get thrown off by the abundance of gaps on China Telecom s chart right now Those gaps called suspension gaps are caused by overnight trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange They can be ignored for trading purposes Must Read 5 Big Stocks to Trade for Gains as QE3 Ends Wipro Limited 22 billion tech name Wipro Limited WIT is another foreign stock that s been bouncing its way higher in an uptrend for most of 2014 Like with China Telecom the buy signal in Wipro comes on the next bounce higher off of trendline support That means it pays to be patient if you re looking for a low risk buying opportunity in WIT this fall Waiting for a bounce off of support is a critical test for two big reasons it s the spot where shares have the furthest to move up before they hit resistance and it s the spot where the risk is the least because shares have the least room to move lower before you know you re wrong Remember all trend lines do eventually break but by actually waiting for the bounce to happen

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  • 5 Breakout Stocks to Trade Now - Stockpickr! Your Source for Stock Ideas
    overhead resistance levels at 14 14 to 14 50 a share with high volume Look for a sustained move or close above those levels with volume that hits near or above its three month average action of 396 994 shares If that breakout gets started soon then ORIG will set up to re test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at 15 32 to its 50 day moving average of 15 70 a share or 16 26 to its 200 day moving average of 16 79 a share Traders can look to buy ORIG off weakness to anticipate that breakout and simply use a stop that sits right around some key near term support levels at 13 to 12 77 a share One could also buy ORIG off strength once it starts to clear those breakout levels with volume and then simply use a stop that sits a comfortable percentage from your entry point Must Read 5 Big Stocks to Trade for Gains as QE3 Ends MakeMyTrip Another online travel player that s starting to trend within range of triggering a near term breakout trade is MakeMyTrip MMYT which provides travel products and solutions in India and internationally This stock has been on fire so far in 2014 with shares up sharply by 56 If you take a glance at the chart for MakeMyTrip you ll notice that this stock has been uptrending strong for the last few weeks with shares moving higher from its low of 21 42 to its intraday high of 30 46 a share During that uptrend shares of MMYT have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs which is bullish technical price action That move has also pushed shares of MMYT back above both its 50 day and 200 day moving averages which is bullish Shares of MMYT are now starting to trend within range of triggering a near term breakout trade above some key overhead resistance levels Traders should now look for long biased trades in MMYT if it manages to break out above some key near term overhead resistance levels at 31 to 32 a share with high volume Watch for a sustained move or close above those levels with volume that registers near or above its three month average action of 297 260 shares If that breakout materializes soon then MMYT will set up to re test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance level at its 52 week high of 36 12 a share Traders can look to buy MMYT off weakness to anticipate that breakout and simply use a stop that sits right around its 50 day moving average of 27 51 a share or near its 200 day moving average of 26 49 a share One can also buy MMYT off strength once it starts to take out those breakout levels share with volume and then simply use a stop that sits a comfortable percentage from your entry point Must Read 5

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