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February 2015

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Voted 5 Best Stocks

February 27, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BRK-B , ATVI , DIS

On Motley Fool the readers voted on which stock they thought were likely to beat the market.  The top 5 vote getters were Berkshire Hathaway(BRK.B) 7073 votes, Activision Blizzard (ATVI) 6979 votes, Walt Disney (DIS) 6459 votes, ConocoPhillips (COP) 598 votes and Whole Foods Market (WFM) 5451 votes:

Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B)




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Intersect ENT

February 27, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: XENT

The Chart of the Day is Intersect ENT (XENT).  I found the stock by sorting the All Time High list for the stock with the best technical buy signals then used the Flipchart function to review the charts.  Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 1/5 the stock is up 20.73%.

Intersect ENT, Inc. is a commercial drug-device company. The Company's initial products, PROPEL and PROPEL mini, are drug-eluting implants for use in patients with chronic sinusitis. It offers products and therapies for ear, nose, and throat surgeons to improve treatment for their patients with chronic diseases.


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Ulta Saoln Cosmetics and Fragrance

February 26, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ULTA

The Chart of the Day belongs to Ulta Salon Cosmetics and Fragrance (ULTA).  I found the company by sorting the All Time High list for the stocks with the highest technical buy signals, then used the Flipchart feature to review the charts.  Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 12/5 the stock gained 8.55%.


ULTA is the largest beauty retailer that provides one-stop shopping for prestige, mass and salon products and salon services in the United States. ULTA provides affordable indulgence to its customers by combining the product breadth, value and convenience of a beauty superstore with the distinctive environment and experience of a specialty retailer. ULTA offers a unique combination of over twenty one thousand prestige and mass beauty products across the categories of cosmetics, fragrance, haircare, skincare, bath and body products and salon styling tools, as well as salon haircare products. ULTA also offers a full-service salon in all of its stores.

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The 5 Hottest Micro Caps

February 26, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ALN , HH , LBMH.DL

I love the Barchart screening tools.  Today I wanted to find the hottest micro cap stocks so I set my screener for the stocks under $2 billion market cap and under $10 per share.  Next I sorted the results to find the stocks that hit the most frequent new highs in the last month.

My list includes American Lorain (ALN), Hooper Holmes (HH), Liberator Medical Holdings (LBMH), North American Palladium (PAL) and Relm Wireless (RWC):

American Lorain (ALN)


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Total Systems Services

February 25, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: TSS

The Chart of the Day belongs to Total Systems Services (TSS).  I found the stock by sorting the All Time High list for the stocks with the best technical buy signals, then used the Flipchart feature to review the charts.  Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 12/18 the stock gained 12.39%.
Total System Services provides global commerce solutions. The company facilitates the payment exchange between buyers and sellers. TSYS systems capture and deliver more of the right information to our clients allowing them to make wiser business decisions yielding portfolio growth more than twice the industry average. TSYS and its family of companies offer a full range of business services from credit application to collections, allowing the company' clients to focus on building their brands while we focus on safety, security, ease and convenience.

Barchart's Opinion trading systems are listed below. Please note that the Barchart Opinion indicators are updated live during the session every 10 minutes and can therefore change during the day as the market fluctuates. The indicator numbers shown below therefore may not match what you see live on the Barchart.com web site when you read this report.

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The 5 Hottest NASDAQ 100 stocks

February 25, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: VRSK , TSCO , MNST

Today I used Barchart to sort the NASDAQ 100 Index stocks to find the stocks with the highest technical buy signals then used the Flipchart feature to review the stocks.

Today's list includes Verisk Analytics (VRSK), Tractor Supply Company (TSCO), Monster Beverage (MNST), Intuit (INTU) and Expeditors International of Washington (EXPD):

Verisk Analytics  (VRSK)


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UPFI TXRH RECN NEOG MPWR

February 24, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: UFPI , TXRH , RECN

Today I used Barchart to sort the S&P 600 Small Cap Index stocks for the best technical buy signals, then used the Flipchart feature to find the charts I liked.

Today's list includes Universal Forest Products (UFPI), Texas Roadhouse (TXRH), Resources Connections (RECN), Neogen (NEOG) andMonolithic Power Systems (MPWR):

Universal Forest Products (UFPI)


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Zs Pharma

February 23, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ZSPH.DL

The Chart of the Day belongs to Zs Pharma (ZSPH).  I found the stock by sorting the All Time High list for the stock with the highest technical buy signals then used the Flipchart feature to review the charts.  Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 1/23 the stock gained 10.15%.

Zs Pharma, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. It is focused on the development and commercialization of non-absorbed drugs to treat renal, cardiovascular, liver and metabolic diseases. The Company is developing ZS-9, insoluble non-absorbed zirconium silicate that is in Phase III development for the treatment of hyperkalemia.


Barchart's Opinion trading systems are listed below. Please note that the Barchart Opinion indicators are updated live during the session every 10 minutes and can therefore change during the day as the market fluctuates. The indicator numbers shown below therefore may not match what you see live on the Barchart.com web site when you read this report.


Barchart technical indicators:

100% Barchart technical buy signalsTrend Spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages4 new highs and up 9.70% in the last monthRelative Strength Index 67.78%Barchart computes a technical support level at 45.30Recently traded at 50.65 with a 50 day moving average of 44.46  [more]

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Do you own WCG WAB SNPS JW.A JBLU?

February 23, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WCG , WAB , SNPS

Today I used Barchart to sort the S&P 400 Mid Cap Index stocks for the best technical buy signals, then used the Flipchart feature to review the charts.

Today's list includes Wellcare Group (WCG), Wabtec (WAB), Synopsys (SNPS), John Wiley Sons (JW.A), JetBlue Airways (JBLU):

Wellcare Group (WCG)


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Acadia Pharmaceuticals - Buy

February 18, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ACAD

The Chart of the Day is Acadia Pharmaceutical (ACAD).  I found the stock by sorting the All Time High list for the stocks with the best technical buy signals then used the Flipchart feature to review the stocks.  Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 2/10 the stock gained 6.54%.

Acadia Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of small molecule drugs for the treatment of central nervous system disorders. Their three clinical programs are ACP-103 for treatment-induced dysfunction in Parkinson's disease, and ACP-104 and ACP-103, both for the treatment of schizophrenia.


Barchart's Opinion trading systems are listed below. Please note that the Barchart Opinion indicators are updated live during the session every 10 minutes and can therefore change during the day as the market fluctuates. The indicator numbers shown below therefore may not match what you see live on the Barchart.com web site when you read this report.


Barchart technical indicators:

100% Barchart technical buy signalsTrend Spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages6 new highs and up 9.00% in the last monthRelative Strength Index 69.09%Barchart computes a technical support level at 33.60Recently traded at 35.53 with a 50 day moving average of 32.28  [more]

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DOGS - CNP AES AXP GWW AIZ

February 18, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CNP , AES , AXP

Today I used Barchart to sort the S&P 500 Large Cap Index stocks to find the ones with the worst technical sell signals.  Today's list includesCenterPoint Energy (CNP), The AES Corp (AES), American Express (AXP), WW Grainger (GWW) and Assurant (AIZ):

CenterPoint Energy (CNP)


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Intrexon - Stock of the Day

February 17, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: XON

The Chart of the Day belongs to Intrexon (XON).  I found the stock by sorting the All Time High list for the stocks having the highest technical buy signals then used the Flipchart function to review the charts.  Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 12/30 the stock gained 44.25%.

Intrexon Corporation is a biotechnology company. It provides synthetic biology services. The Company designs and produces modular DNA control systems and applications for human therapeutics, protein production, industrial products, agricultural biotechnology, and animal sciences. Its technologies include the UltraVector gene design and fabrication platform; Cell Systems Informatics; LEAP-cell identification and selection, and mAbLogix-antibody discovery.


Barchart's Opinion trading systems are listed below. Please note that the Barchart Opinion indicators are updated live during the session every 10 minutes and can therefore change during the day as the market fluctuates. The indicator numbers shown below therefore may not match what you see live on the Barchart.com web site when you read this report.

Bachart technical indicators:

100% Barchart technical buy signalsTrend Spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages6 new highs and up 17.18% in the last monthRelative Strength Index 72.29%Barchart computes a technical support level at 35.91Recently traded at 39.95 with a 50 day moving average of 29.21  [more]

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Do you own MPC VMC VLO PSX or NOC?

February 17, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MPC , VMC , VLO

Who says Large Caps move slower than Small Caps?  Today I used Barchart to sort the S&P 500 Large Caps stocks to find the ones that have hit new highs most frequently on the last month.  I then used the Flipchart feature to review the charts.

Today's list includes Marathon Petroleum (MPC), Vulcan Materials (VMC), Valero Energy (VLO), Phillips 66 (PSX) and Northrop Grumman(NOC):

Marathon Petroleum (MPC)


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Do You Own PG,CHK,BRK.A, ATVI or WMT?

February 16, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: PG , CHK , BRK-B

Last week we looked at the stocks popular with the individual investors #1 - #15.  Today we'll look at #16- #20.

Today's list includes Proctor and Gamble (PG), Chesapeake Energy (CHK), Berkshire Hathaway Class B (BRK.B), Activision Blizzard (ATVI) and Wal-Mart Stores (WMT):

Proctor & Gamble (PG)



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Ameren - sell signals

February 16, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AEE

Today I deleted Ameren Corp (AEE) from the Barchart Van Meerten New High portfolio for very negative price momentum:


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Zebra Technologies - a buy

February 13, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ZBRA

The Chart of the Day belongs to Zebra Technologies (ZBRA).   I found the stock by sorting today's All Time High list for the stocks with the highest technical buy signals, then used the Flipchart feature to review the charts.  Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 10/31 the stock gained 22.75%.

Zebra Technologies Corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiaries design, manufacture and support a broad range of direct thermal and thermal transfer bar code label printers, receipt printers, instant-issuance plastic card printers and secure identification printing systems, related accessories, and support software. The company markets its products worldwide principally to manufacturing and service organizations for use in automatic identification, data collection, and personal identification systems.


Barchart's Opinion trading systems are listed below. Please note that the Barchart Opinion indicators are updated live during the session every 10 minutes and can therefore change during the day as the market fluctuates. The indicator numbers shown below therefore may not match what you see live on the Barchart.com web site when you read this report.



Barchart technical indicators:

100% Barchart technical buy signalsTrend Spotter buy signalAbove ts 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages13 new highs and up 9.67% in the last monthRelative Strength Index 81.22%Barchart computes a technical support level at 87.90Recently traded at 90.52 with a 50 day moving average of 80.82  [more]

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Do you own INTC MO SBUX XOM or AMZN?

February 13, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: INTC , MO , SBUX

n the last week we covered the 10 most popular stocks with the individual investors so today we cover #11-15.  The list includes Intel (INTC),Altria Group (MO), Starbucks (SBUX), Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Amazon (AMZN):

Intel (INTC)


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Ziopharma Onclogy

February 12, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ZIOP

The Chart of the Day belongs to Ziopharm Oncology (ZIOP). I found the stock by sorting the All Time High list for the stocks with the best technical buy signals, then used the Flipchart feature to review the charts.  Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 10/24 the stock gained 308.33%

ZIOP is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development and commercialization of a diverse, risk-sensitive portfolio of in-licensed cancer drugs to address unmet medical needs. The Company applies new insights from molecular and cancer biology to understand the efficacy and safety limitations of approved and developmental cancer therapies and identifies proprietary and related molecules for better patient treatment.


Barchart's Opinion trading systems are listed below. Please note that the Barchart Opinion indicators are updated live during the session every 10 minutes and can therefore change during the day as the market fluctuates. The indicator numbers shown below therefore may not match what you see live on the Barchart.com web site when you read this report.

Barchart technical indicators:

100% Barchart technical buy signalsTrend Spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages5 new highs and up 68.47% in the last monthRelative Strength Index 72.57%Barchart computes a technical support level at 8.67Recently traded at 9.99 with a 50 day moving average of 6.24  [more]

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Cigna - Stock of the Day

February 11, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CI

The Chart of the Day is Cigna (CI).  I found the stock by sorting today's All Time High list for the stocks with the best technical buy signals, then used the Flipchart feature to review the charts.  Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 10/29 the stock gained 22.16%.

CIGNA Corporation is an investor-owned employee benefits organizations in the United States. Its subsidiaries are major providers of health care products and services, group life, accident and disability insurance, retirement products and services and investment management. CIGNA conducts its business through the following operating divisions: Employee Health Care, Life and Disability Benefits; Employee Retirement Benefits and Investment Services; International Life, Health and Employee Benefits; and Other Operations.


Barchart's Opinion trading systems are listed below. Please note that the Barchart Opinion indicators are updated live during the session every 10 minutes and can therefore change during the day as the market fluctuates. The indicator numbers shown below therefore may not match what you see live on the Barchart.com web site when you read this report.

Barchart technical indicators:

100% Barchart technical buy signalsTrend spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages9 new highs and up 6.20% in the last monthRelative Strength Index 67.67%Barchart computes a technical support level at 110.92Recently traded at 114.47 with a 50 day moving average of 106.21  [more]

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The 5 1/5 Most Popular Stocks

February 11, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AAPL , GOOG , GE

Now that I've got your attention about posting The 5 1/2 Most Popular stocks let me explain.  I am sometimes asked if it's better to own the Class A or Class C of a stock:  That depends, so I give you both on ( GOOG) and (GOOGL):
Today's list includes Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG) and (GOOGL), General Electric (GE), Microsoft (MSFT) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ):  [more]

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The 5 Worst NASDAQ 100 Stocks

February 10, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: GMCR.DL , KLAC , ALXN

Today I used Barchart to sort the NASDAQ 100 Index stocks to find the stocks with the worst technical sell signals.  You might note that just a few months ago most of these were on my list of Best NASDAQ 100 stocks.  Just another reason why buy and hold should be a dead issue before you let the fickled finger of fate tank your portfolio.

The list includes Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR), Kla-Tencor (KLAC), Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN), Fastenal (FAST) and Microsoft(MSFT):

Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR)


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Akorn

February 09, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AKRX

The Chart of the Day is Akorn Inc (AKRX).  I found the stock by sorting the All Time High list for the stocks with the best technical buy signals then used the Flipchart feature to review the charts. Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 1/8 the stock gained 15.79%.


Akorn, Inc. manufactures and markets diagnostic and therapeutic pharmaceuticals in specialty areas such as ophthalmology, rheumatology, anesthesia and antidotes, among others. They also market ophthalmic surgical instruments and related products. Customers include physicians, optometrists, wholesalers, group purchasing organizations and other pharmaceutical companies. They also provide contract manufacturing services.

Barchart's Opinion trading systems are listed below. Please note that the Barchart Opinion indicators are updated live during the session every 10 minutes and can therefore change during the day as the market fluctuates. The indicator numbers shown below therefore may not match what you see live on the Barchart.com web site when you read this report.

Barchart technical indicators:

100% Barchart technical buy signalsTrend Spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages9 new highs and up 14.54% in the last monthRelative Strength Index 70.51%Barchart computes a technical support level at 45.13Recently traded at 46.64 with a 50 day moving average of 40.35  [more]

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The 5 Best NASDAQ 100 Stocks

February 09, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: VRSK , SIRI , ORLY

Today I used Barchart to sort the NASDAQ 100 Stock Index to find the stocks with the highest technical buy signals, then used the Flipchart feature to review the charts.

Today's list includes Verisk Analytics  (VRSK), Sirius XM Radio (SIRI), O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY), Fiserv (FISV) and Dollar Tree (DLTR):

Verisk Analytics (VRSK)


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The 5 Worst Small Caps

February 07, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CMO , GEOS , POWL

Today I wanted to find the 5 worst Small Cap stocks, so I used Barchart to sort the S&P 600 Small Cap Index stocks to find the ones with the worst technical sell signals and then used the Flipchart feature to review the charts.
Today's list includes Capstead Mortgage (CMO), Oyo Geospace (GEOS), Powell Industries (POWL), Sanderson Farms (SAFM) and Nic Inc(EGOV):

Capstead Mortgage (CMO)


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TransDigm Group

February 06, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: TDG

The Chart of the Day belongs to TransDigm (TDG).  I found the stock by sorting the All Time High list for the stocks with the highest technical buy signals then used the Flipchart feature to review the charts,  Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 10/31 the stock gained 13.25%.

TransDigm Group, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, including TransDigm Inc., is a leading global designer, producer and supplier of highly engineered components for use on nearly all commercial and military aircraft in service today.


Barchart's Opinion trading systems are listed below. Please note that the Barchart Opinion indicators are updated live during the session every 10 minutes and can therefore change during the day as the market fluctuates. The indicator numbers shown below therefore may not match what you see live on the Barchart.com web site when you read this report.

Barchart technical indicators:

100% Bachart technical buy signalsTrend spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages9 new highs and up 7.43% in the last monthRelative Strength Index 70.13%Barchart computes a technical support level at 207.86Recently traded at 211.86 with a 50 day moving average of 200.03  [more]

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Kroger

February 03, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: KR

The Chart of the Day belongs to Kroger (KR).  I found the stock by sorting the All Time High list for the stocks having the most frequent new highs in the last month, then used the Flipchart features to review the charts.  Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 10/21 the stock gained 31.31%.

Kroger Company is one of the larger grocery retailers in the United States. The company also manufactures and processes food for sale by its supermarkets. The company intends to develop new food and convenience store locations and will continue to assess existing stores as to possible replacement, remodeling, enlarging, or closing.


Barchart's Opinion trading systems are listed below. Please note that the Barchart Opinion indicators are updated live during the session every 10 minutes and can therefore change during the day as the market fluctuates. The indicator numbers shown below therefore may not match what you see live on the Barchart.com web site when you read this report.

Barchart technical indicators:

96% Barchart technical buy signalsTrend Spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages15 new highs and up 11.13% in the last monthRelative strength Index 79.65%Barchart computes a technical support level at 67.84%Recently traded at 70.50 with a 50 day moving average of 63.91  [more]

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The 5 Worst Mid Caps

February 03, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ALB , DECK , GES

Today I used Barchart to sort the S&P 400 Mid Cap Index stocks to find the stocks with the highest technical sell signals, then used the Flipchart feature to review the charts.

Today's dog list includes Albemarle (ALB), Deckers Outdoors (DECK), Guess (GES), National Fuel Gas (NFG), Triumph Group (TGI):

Albemarle (ALB)


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REIT Caution Signals

February 02, 2015 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: LPT , DRE , ARE

Today I used Barchart to sort the S&P 400 Mid Cap Stock Index to find the stocks that had the most frequent new highs in the last month but found something very curious.  Not only were they all REITS but all had lower technical buy signals due to a pull back in their prices in the last 5 days.  I don't know if this signals the REIT sector is over valued and due for a pull back but this is something you should monitor.

Today's list includes Liberty Property Trust (LPT), Duke Realty (DRE),  Alexandria Real Estate Equities (ARE), United Dominion Realty Trust(UDR) and Kilroy Realty (KRC):

Liberty Property Trust (LPT)


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