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August 2015

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Smith & Wesson - Stock of the Day

August 31, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AOBC



The Chart of the Day belongs to Smith & Wesson (SWHC).  I found the handgun Manufacturing stock by using Barchart to sort the Russell 3000 Index stocks for the  with the highest Weighted Alpha and then again for the stocks with a Barchart technical buy signal of 80% or better.  Last I used the Flipchart feature to review the charts.  The Trend Spotter signaled another buy on 8/28.

Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation is one of the world's leading producers of quality handguns, law enforcement products and firearm safety and security products. Law enforcement personnel, military personnel, target shooters, hunters, collectors and firearms enthusiasts throughout the world have used the company's products with confidence for 150 years. Smith & Wesson Corp. also manufactures and markets Smith & Wesson branded handcuffs and other products utilizing its metal working expertise and providing products and services to many external customers.



The status of 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 signals78.30+ Weighted AlphaTrend Spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages10 new highs and up 12.39% in the last monthRelative Strength Index 67.43%Barchart computes a technical support level at 16.62Recently traded at 18.08 with a 50 day moving average of 16.50  [more]

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The 4 Best Small Caps

August 31, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: DY , CVGW , VRTU



Although I'm not buying anything today, I still used Barchart to screen the S&P 600 Small Cap Index stocks to see if any of them met my strict screening criteria.  Today there were only 4: Dycom Industries (DY), Calavo Growers (CVGW), Virtusa Corp (VRTU), and Emergent Biosolutions (EBS).

Dycom Industries (DY)


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CalaVo Growers

August 26, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CVGW



The Chart of the Day belongs to Calavo Growers (CVGW).  I found the agricultural services stock by using Barchart to sort the Russell 3000 Index stocks first for Barchart technical buy signals of 80% or better, then again for a positive Weighted Alpha.  Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 7/20 the stock gained 16.42%.

Calavo Growers, Inc. engages in the procurement and marketing of avocados and other perishable foods and the preparation and distribution of processed avocado products. Their expertise in marketing and distributing avocado, processed avocado, and other perishable foods allows them to deliver a wide array of fresh and processed food products to food distributors, produce wholesalers, supermarkets, and restaurants on a worldwide basis.



The status of 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 signals54.90+ Weighted AlphaTrend Spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages5 new highs and up 12.58% in the last monthRelative Strength Index 72.98%Barchart computes a technical support level at 53.75Recently traded at 59.62 with a 50 day moving average of 53.75  [more]

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No S&P 500 Large Cap Pick Today

August 26, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: IVV , IJH , QQQ



Each week I rotate through the S&P 500 Large CapS&P 400 Mid CapS&P 600 Small CapNASDAQ 100 and Russell 3000 stocks to give you the 5 Best Stocks of the Day from those screenings.  NOT TODAY!

I use a very strict technical analysis selection process:

Positive Weighted Alpha  [more]

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BioTelemetry - Stock of the Day

August 25, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BEAT



The Chart of the Day belongs to BioTelemetry (BEAT) formerly known as Cardionet.  I found the medical services stock by sorting the Russell 3000 Index stocks first for the highest Weighted Alpha then for Barchart technical buy signals of 80% of better.  Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 7/9 the stock gained 42.30%.

BioTelemetry, Inc. provides ambulatory outpatient management solutions for monitoring clinical information regarding an individual's health. It is focused on the diagnosis and monitoring of cardiac arrhythmias, or heart rhythm disorders. BioTelemetry, Inc., formerly known as CardioNet, Inc., is headquartered in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.


The status of 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 signals106.10+ Weighted AlphaTrend Spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages10 new highs and up 29.67% in the last monthRelative Strength Index 76.27Barchart computes a technical support level at 11.54 Recently traded at 14.42 with a 50 day moving average of 11.10  [more]

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The Hackett Group

August 20, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: HCKT



The Chart of the Day belongs to The Hackett Group (HCKT).  I found the management consulting services stock by using Barchart to sort the stock in the Russell 3000 Index first for the highest Weighted Alpha, then for those having  technical buy signals above 80%.  Next I used the Flipchart feature to review the charts.  Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 8/12 the stock gained 2.10%.

The Hackett Group, a global strategic advisory firm and an Answerthink company, is a leader in best practice research and advisory programs, benchmarking and transformation consulting services, including shared services, offshoring and outsourcing advice. Utilizing best practices and implementation insight from more than 4,000 benchmarking studies, executives use Hackett's empirically based approach to quickly define and prioritize initiatives, and to leverage proven strategies that enable world-class performance.


The status of 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 signals137.19+ Weighted AlphaTrend Spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages6 new highs and up 9.01% in the last monthRelative Strength Index 65.92%Barchart computes a technical support level at 14.35Recently traded at 14.64 with a 50 day moving average of 13.08  [more]

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Novavax - stock of the day

August 19, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: NVAX



The Chart of the Day belongs to Novavax (NVAX).  I found the biopharmaceutical stock by using Barchart to sort the Russell 3000 Indexstocks for the stocks with the highest Weighted Alpha then again for the stocks with technical buy signals of 80% or better.

Novavax is a specialty biopharmaceutical company engaged in the research, development and commercialization of proprietary products focused on women's health and infectious diseases. Their technology platforms involve the use of proprietary, microscopic, organized, non-phospholipid structures as vehicles for the delivery of a wide variety of drugs and other therapeutic products, including certain hormones, anti-bacterial and anti-viral products and vaccine adjuvants.


The status of 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:

88% Barchart technical buy signals187.30+ Weighted AlphaTrend Spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages3 new highs and up 8.82% in the last monthRelative Strength Index 57.04%Barchart computes a technical support level at 12.99Recently traded at 13.12 with a 50 day moving average of 11.48  [more]

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The 5 Best NASDAQ 100 Stocks

August 19, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: NFLX , MNST , ORLY



Today I wanted to find the best stocks in the NASDAQ 100 Index so I used Barchart to sort the list first by Weighted Alpha then for Technical Buy Signals of 80% or better.  Next I used the Flipchart feature to review the charts.

Today's list includes Netflix (NFLX), Monster Beverage (MNST), O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY), Starbucks (SBUX) and Ross Stores (ROST).

Netflix (NFLX)


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Sucampo Pharma - Stock of the Day

August 18, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: SCMP



Today we are changing things up a bit to show you just how versatile the Barchart screening tools are.  We will begin using the Russell 3000as our new universe for the Chart of the Day.  The Russell 3000 contains the largest 3000 stocks that are actively traded on the major exchanges.  The stocks range from Apple (AAPL) with a Market Cap of $664 billion down to Medley Management with a Market Cap of $49 million.

We will use Barchart  to sort the Russell 3000 stocks first for the stocks with the highest Weighted Alpha, then sort again for the stocks with technical buy signals of at least 80%.  Next we will use the Flipchart feature to review the charts,

Today's Chart of the Day belongs to Sucampo Pharmaceuticals (SCMP).  I found the pharmaceutical preparations stock by using the method stated above.  Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 6/22 the stock gained 46.86%.

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is an emerging pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of proprietary drugs based on prostones, a class of compounds derived from functional fatty acids that occur naturally in the human body. Sucampo is focused on developing prostones for the treatment of gastrointestinal, respiratory, vascular and central nervous system diseases and disorders.


The status of 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 signals228.60+ Weighted AlphaTrend Spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages3 new highs and up 15.54% in the last monthRelative Strength Index 68.46%Barchart computes a technical support level at 22.87Recently traded at 25.51 with a 50 day moving average of 19.59  [more]

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Cara Pharmaceuticals - All Time High

August 13, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CARA



The Chart of the Day belongs to Cara Pharmaceuticals (CARA).  I found the Biopharmceutical stock by using Barchart to sort today's All Time High list for the stocks with the highest Weighted Alpha then sorted again for the stocks with  technical buy signals of 80% or better.  Next I used the Flipchart feature to review the charts.  Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 6/13 the stock gained 103.33%.

Cara Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The company is focused on developing and commercializing new chemical entities designed to alleviate pain. Cara Therapeutics, Inc. is based in Shelton, United States.

The status of 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:

88% Barchart technical buy signals114.40+ Weighted AlphaTrend Spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages11 new highs and up 62.96% in the last monthRelative Strength Index 69.37%Barchart computes a technical support level at 20.69Recently traded at 22.00 with a 50 day moving average of 15.10  [more]

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Sell NPTN OSN UUU HF CPRX

August 13, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: NPTN , HF , CPRX



This week I deleted the following stocks from the Barchart Van Meerten Speculative portfolio for negative price momentum: Neophotonics(NPTN), Ossen Innovation (OSN), Universal Security Instruments (UUU), HFF (HF) and Catalyst Pharmaceuticals (CPRX).

Neophotonics (NPTN)


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Inogen - Alll Time High

August 12, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: INGN



The Chart of the Day belongs to Inogen (INGN).  I found the medical technology stock by using Barchart to sort today's All Time High list first for the highest Weighted Alpha then for stocks with  technical buy signals of 80% or better.  Next I used the Flipchart feature to review the charts.  Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 7/31 the stock gained 9.96%.

Inogen, Inc. is a medical technology company. It offers oxygen concentrator, cart, carry bags, backpacks, external battery chargers and universal power supply for obstructive pulmonary disease patients. The Company's products include Inogen One G3 and Inogen One G2. It sells its products in the United States and internationally. Inogen, Inc. is headquartered in Goleta, California.


The status of 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 signals157.40+ Weighted AlphaTrend Spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages4 new highs and up 11.77% in the last monthRelative Strength Index 69.39%Barchart computes a technical support level at 41.49Recently traded at 48.89 with a 50 day moving average of 42.99  [more]

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Dermira - All Time High

August 10, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: DERM

The Chart of the Day belongs to Dermira (DERM).  I found the dermatology products stock by using Barchart to sort today's All Time High list for the stocks with the highest Weighted Alpha then sorted for the stocks with at least an 80% or better technical buying signals.  I then used the Flipchart feature to review the Charts.  Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 6/1 the stock gained 73.87%.

Dermira, Inc. is a specialty biopharmaceutical company. It is focused on bringing medical dermatology products to dermatologists and their patients. The Company markets topical small molecule therapeutics that target acne, sebaceous gland hyperactivity, and inflammatory skin diseases. Its late-stage product candidates comprise Cimzia which has completed Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis; DRM04 that is in a Phase IIb clinical trial for the treatment of hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating; and DRM01 which has completed a Phase IIa clinical trial for the treatment of acne. Dermira, Inc. is headquartered in Redwood City, California.


The status of 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 signals100.90+ Weighted Alpha Trend Spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages9 new highs and up 48.30% in the last monthRelative Strength Index 78.83%Barchart computes a technical support level at 23.69Recently traded at 26.90 with a 50 day moving average of 19.28  [more]

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Convergys - Sell Signals

August 10, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CVG

Today I deleted Convergys (CVG) from the Barchart Van Meerten New High portfolio for negative price momentum


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5 Best Small Caps

August 10, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: TREE , ABMD , AMN

I wanted to find which Small Cap stocks had not only the best consistent return in the past year but which ones also had currently not run out of steam.  I used Barchart to sort the S&P 600 Small Cap Index stocks first by the Weighted Alpha then looked for stocks with the highest technical buy signals.

Today's list includes Lending Tree (TREE), Abiomed (ABMD), AMN Healthcare Services (AHS), Stamps.Com (STMP) and Amedisys (AMED).

Lending Tree (TREE)


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Abiomed - All Time High

August 06, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ABMD

The Chart of the Day belongs to Abiomed (ABMD).  I found the medical products stock by using Barchart to sort today's All Time High list for the stocks with the highest Weighted Alpha then used the Flipchart feature to review the charts.  Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 6/19 the stock gained 39.26%.

Abiomed, Inc. is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical products designed to safely and effectively assist or replace the pumping function of the failing heart. The company currently manufactures and sells the BVS-5000, a temporary heart assist device, which is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the temporary treatment of all patients with failing but potentially recoverable hearts. The company is also engaged in research and development relating to other devices to support the pumping function of the heart.


The status of 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 signals217.32+ Weighted AlphaTrend Spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages14 new highs and up 43.56% in the last monthRelative Strength Index 87.34%Barchart computes a technical support level at 87.46Recently traded at 94.32 with a 50 day moving average of 68.96  [more]

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5 Best Mid Caps

August 06, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: SKX , WETF , MOH

Today I wanted to find the 5 best Mid Cap stocks so I used Barchart to sort the S&P 400 Mid Cap Index stocks for the ones with the highest Weighted Alpha then selected those with  current  Barchart Technical Buy Signals of at least 80% or better.

Today's list includes Skechers (SKX), WisdomTree Investments (WETF), Molina Healthcare (MOH), Acuity Brands (AYI) and Alaska Air (ALK).

Skechers (SKX)


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Amicus Therapeutics - All Time High

August 05, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: FOLD

The Chart of the Day belongs to Amicus Therapeutics (FOLD).  I found the biopharmaceutical stock by using Barchart to sort today's All Time High list for the stocks with the highest Weighted Alpha then used the Flipchart feature to review the charts.  Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 5/26 the stock gained 55.34%.

Amicus Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company developing novel, oral therapeutics known as pharmacological chaperones for the treatment of a range of human genetic diseases. Pharmacological chaperone technology involves the use of small molecules that selectively bind to and stabilizeproteins in cells, leading to improved protein folding and trafficking, and increased activity. Amicus is initially targeting lysosomal storage disorders, which are severe, chronic genetic diseases with unmet medical needs. Amicus has completed Phase 2 clinical trials of Amigal(TM) for the treatment of Fabry disease and is conducting Phase 2 clinical trials of Plicera(TM) for the treatment of Gaucher disease.


The status of 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 signals274.60+ Weighted AlphaTrend Spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages13 new highs and up 32.29% in the last monthRelative Strength Index 74.20%Barchart computes a technical support level at 17.58Recently traded at 18.19 with a 50 day moving average of 14.48  [more]

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5 Best Large Caps

August 05, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: EA , NFLX , MNST

Today I wanted to see which were the best Large Cap stocks.  I used Barchart to sort stocks in the S&P 500 Large Cap Index to find the stocks with the highest Weighted Alpha and still had current Barchart technical buy signals of 80% or better.  I also used the flipchart feature to review the charts.

Today's list includes Electronic Arts (EA), Netflix (NFLX), Monster Beverage (MSNT), Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN), and Sealed Air(SEE).

Electronic Arts (EA)


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Comfort Systems USA - All Time High

August 04, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: FIX

The Chart of the Day is Comfort Systems USA (FIX).  I found the heating and air conditioning products stock by using Barchart to sort the All Time High list for the stocks with the highest Weighted Alpha then used the Flipchart feature to review the charts.  Since the Trend Spotter signaled  a buy on 6/23 the stock gained 22.36%.

Comfort Systems USA, Inc. is a national provider of comprehensive heating, ventilation and air conditioning installation, maintenance, repair and replacement services. They operate primarily in the commercial and industrial HVAC markets, and perform most of their services within manufacturing plants, office buildings, retail centers, apartment complexes, and healthcare, education and government facilities.

The status of 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.  [more]

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Eagle Pharma - Another All Time High

August 03, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: EGRX

The Chart of the Day belongs to Eagle Pharmaceutical (EGRX).  I found the pharmaceutical stock by using Barchart to sort the All Time Highlist for the stock with the highest Weighted Alpha then used the Flipchart feature to review the charts.  Since the Trend Spotter signaled another buy on 7/10 the stock gained another 12.66%.

Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company. It focuses on developing and commercializing injectable products primarily in the critical care and oncology areas in the United States. The Company markets EP-1101 to treat heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. It develops EP-3101, EP-3102, Ryanodex and EP-4104. Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is based in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.


The status of 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 signals571.66+ Weighted AlphaTrend Spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages10 new highs and up 28.48% in the last monthRelative Strength Index 62.95%Barchart computes a technical support level at 92.87Recently traded at 96.05 with a 50 day moving average of 82.37  [more]

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5 Great Growth Stocks

August 03, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: NTRI , MNST , MMS

Each week Value Line Investment Survey publishes a list of stocks that have had growth in Revenue, Earnings, Cash Flow, Dividends and Book Value that averaged 10% over the past 10 years and are expected to continue with the same growth numbers for the next 5 years.

I have taken that list and run them through the Barchart technical indicators to find the stocks with the highest Weighted Alpha and current technical buy signals that are 80% or better.

Today's list includes Nutrisystem (NTRI), Monster Beverage (MNST), Maximus (MMS), VCA Antech (WOOF) and Allergan (AGN).

Nutrisystem (NTRI)


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Star Gas Partners - buy signals

August 01, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: SGU

oday I added Star Gas Partners (SGU) to the Barchart Van Meerten Speculative portfolio for great price momentum.


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