Of 2,347 stocks and exchange-traded funds in this week's analytical universe, 97 that are traded on the major American stock exchanges broke beyond their 20-day price channels, 88 to the upside and nine to the downside.
Five symbol traded over the counter broke out, three to the upside and two to the downside.
Twenty-one symbols traded on the major exchanges survived my initial screening, 20 having broken out to the upside and one to the downside.
The upside breakouts are ALGN, AVT, CEB, CLB, EEFT, JNS, MCRS, NPSP, R, SEIC, SON, SWX, TECH, TREX, TTWO, VIAB, VNET, VRX, WCC and WX. The downside breakout is NSH.
One symbol traded over the counter survived my initial screening, ASBFY, having broken out to the upside.
I shall do further analysis on Thursday, Dec. 19.
The symbols I'm analyzing are mid- and large-cap stocks having analyst coverage, as well as selected exchange-traded funds. I screened them for...
- an average yield of 3% or greater when adjusted for the odds of a successful trades in the direction of the breakout since the uptrend from October 2011 on the S&P 500 chart began to falter, on May 22, 2013, calculated as average yield multiplied by the odds,
- and absence of an earnings announcement within the next 30 days.
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Tim Bovee, Private Trader tracks the analysis and trades of a private trader for his own accounts. Nothing in this blog constitutes a recommendation to buy or sell stocks, options or any other financial instrument. The only purpose of this blog is to provide education and entertainment.
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