Thursday, October 2, 2014

Thursday's Finalists: GOGO, NTAP, SABR

Four symbols made it past the first round of analysis into the finals: With bear signals, the Illinois in-flight connetivity company GoGo Inc. (GOGO), the California data-storage company NetApp Inc. (NTAP), and the Texas travel software and services company Sabre Corp. (SABR), and with a bull signal, the California-based iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond exchange-traded fund (TLT), which places its money in U.S. Treasuries with very long lifespans.

(See "Thursday's Prospects" for a description of the first round.)

TLT failed confirmation, falling back within its 20-day price channel. GOGO and SABR have options grids that would be difficult to work with for a bear play.

That leaves NTAP, which has a bearish three-year chart, despite a bull rating from Zacks Investment Research, the service I use to short-circuit my insight into company financials and Street opinion.

I'll post a detailed of NTAP, its chart and the company itself prior to the closing bell.

-- Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Oct. 2, 2014


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