- Two failed confirmation: PPG and BKD.
- Three had momentum contrary to their signals: X (the best prospect of the lot), INGN and CNW.
- Four had insufficiently high open interest on their options to support a trade: MPWR, ODFL, URI and CXW.
- Two had overly wide bid/ask spreads on their front-month at-the-money calls.: CSC and ALTR.
See "Tuesday's Prospects" for the early rounds of screening.
Bottom line: No trades from Friday's markets. I have found one potential prospect for a trade timed to coincide with earnings announcements, HUN, which I shall analyze later this morning.
-- Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Feb. 17, 2015
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