Where It Should

What it is, is nothing but bullish charts in this screen of the U.S. equities market’s best stocks in terms of sales and earnings growth.

What this means is, it’s hard to be a Bear with the cream floating where it should.

This screen is based on:

  • EPS > 20% Quarterly
  • Sales > 20% Quarterly
  • ROE > 15%
  • Price > 50 and 200 SDMA’s
  • Price > 10
  • Average volume > 300,000
  • Market Cap > $300mil

Ticker Company Industry Chart Country
AGO Assured Guaranty Ltd. Surety & Title Insurance BASE Bermuda
AHS AMN Healthcare Services Inc. Specialized Health Services NH USA
AMAG AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Diagnostic Substances PB USA
AMBA Ambarella, Inc. Semiconductor Equipment & Materials NH USA
ANET Arista Networks, Inc. Diversified Computer Systems L-BASE USA
AVGO Avago Technologies Limited Semiconductor – Broad Line PB Singapore
BX The Blackstone Group L.P. Asset Management PB USA
CNC Centene Corp. Health Care Plans NH USA
ENTA Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Biotechnology L-BASE USA
EPE EP Energy Corporation Independent Oil & Gas N USA
GILD Gilead Sciences Inc. Biotechnology NH USA
GTN Gray Television, Inc. Broadcasting – TV PB USA
ILMN Illumina Inc. Biotechnology PB USA
INCY Incyte Corporation Biotechnology PB USA
NHTC Natural Health Trends Corp. Personal Products NH USA
OZRK Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. Regional – Southeast Banks NH USA
PRAA PRA Group, Inc. Business Services L-BASE USA
SIMO Silicon Motion Technology Corp. Diversified Electronics NH Taiwan
SKX Skechers USA Inc. Textile – Apparel Footwear & Accessories NH USA
SUPN Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Drugs – Generic PB USA
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc. Semiconductor – Integrated Circuits PB USA
SYNA Synaptics Inc. Application Software NH USA
TBI TrueBlue, Inc. Staffing & Outsourcing Services BASE USA
VDSI VASCO Data Security International Inc. Security Software & Services NH USA
WD Walker & Dunlop, Inc. Mortgage Investment PB USA
YY YY Inc. Internet Information Providers L-BASE China

 

  • BASE = Base
  • L-BASE = Lower Base
  • PB = Pullback
  • NH = New High
  • N = Nada

May Walk

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Walk away in May. That’s the adage. But fuck it. 

Fund managers may take it easy for the summer months, take some vacations, short days etc. But rest assured price action will be unpredictable. Expect to see a spike in volatility once this range bound boredom breaks. And it could be this summer.

We’ll hold the Neutral Bias, though are taking note of the recent distributions, which might be a slight hint of the Bear positioning for the driver’s seat. We’ll need to see leadership take it on the chin before  shifting to a Seller Bias.

Take it easy.

 

Holding Firm

Here’s this week’s rundown of the top stocks from a technical and fundamental perspective. We’re seeing a lot of resilience with new highs.

Overall market bias remains Neutral. We’re seeing some uptrends from key sector averages crumble. But amidst the selling pressure the Russell 2K holds firm. As long as these small caps hold up we could never be Bears.

This screen is based on:

  • EPS > 20% Quarterly
  • Sales > 20% Quarterly
  • ROE > 15%
  • Price > 50 and 200 SDMA’s
  • Price > 10
  • Average volume > 300,000
  • Market Cap > $300mil

Ticker Company Industry Chart Country
AAPL Apple Inc. Electronic Equipment BASE/PB USA
AGO Assured Guaranty Ltd. Surety & Title Insurance BASE Bermuda
AHS AMN Healthcare Services Inc. Specialized Health Services NH USA
AMAG AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Diagnostic Substances NH USA
AMBA Ambarella, Inc. Semiconductor Equipment & Materials NH USA
ANET Arista Networks, Inc. Diversified Computer Systems L-BASE USA
BUD Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV Beverages – Brewers BASE Belgium
BX The Blackstone Group L.P. Asset Management PB USA
CNC Centene Corp. Health Care Plans PB USA
ENTA Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Biotechnology L-BASE USA
EPE EP Energy Corporation Independent Oil & Gas N USA
GBX The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. Railroads N USA
GILD Gilead Sciences Inc. Biotechnology PB USA
GPRO GoPro, Inc. Photographic Equipment & Supplies L-BASE USA
GTN Gray Television, Inc. Broadcasting – TV PB USA
HQY HealthEquity, Inc. Healthcare Information Services PB USA
ILMN Illumina Inc. Biotechnology BO USA
INCY Incyte Corporation Biotechnology BASE USA
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals Public Limited Company Biotechnology N Ireland
KCG KCG Holdings, Inc. Investment Brokerage – National PB USA
NHTC Natural Health Trends Corp. Personal Products PB USA
OZRK Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. Regional – Southeast Banks NH USA
PRAA PRA Group, Inc. Business Services L-BASE USA
QIWI Qiwi plc Credit Services N Cyprus
SIMO Silicon Motion Technology Corp. Diversified Electronics PB Taiwan
SKX Skechers USA Inc. Textile – Apparel Footwear & Accessories NH USA
SMCI Super Micro Computer, Inc. Networking & Communication Devices N USA
SUPN Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Drugs – Generic NH USA
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc. Semiconductor – Integrated Circuits PB USA
SYNA Synaptics Inc. Application Software PB USA
TBI TrueBlue, Inc. Staffing & Outsourcing Services BASE USA
TEDU Tarena International, Inc. Education & Training Services N China
VDSI VASCO Data Security International Inc. Security Software & Services BASE USA
WD Walker & Dunlop, Inc. Mortgage Investment PB USA
YY YY Inc. Internet Information Providers L-BASE China
  • BASE = Base
  • L-BASE = Lower Base
  • PB = Pullback
  • NH = New High
  • N = Nada

 

Hookless

Nothing from this week’s screen we can hang on our hat on. The number of stocks meeting our minimum requirements of greatness is still a whittled down version of what it was a few months ago. We stay out for this reason alone.

This screen is based on:

  • EPS > 20% Quarterly
  • Sales > 20% Quarterly
  • ROE > 15%
  • Price > 50 and 200 SDMA’s
  • Price > 10
  • Average volume > 300,000
  • Market Cap > $300mil

Ticker Company Industry Chart
AAPL Apple Inc. Electronic Equipment BASE
AGO Assured Guaranty Ltd. Surety & Title Insurance PB
AHS AMN Healthcare Services Inc. Specialized Health Services PB
AMAG AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Diagnostic Substances NH
AMBA Ambarella, Inc. Semiconductor Equipment & Materials NH
BX The Blackstone Group L.P. Asset Management PB
CNC Centene Corp. Health Care Plans NH
ENTA Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Biotechnology L-BASE
GILD Gilead Sciences Inc. Biotechnology BASE
GPRO GoPro, Inc. Photographic Equipment & Supplies L-BASE
GTN Gray Television, Inc. Broadcasting – TV NH
HQY HealthEquity, Inc. Healthcare Information Services BASE
ILMN Illumina Inc. Biotechnology PB
INCY Incyte Corporation Biotechnology BASE
KCG KCG Holdings, Inc. Investment Brokerage – National BASE
NHTC Natural Health Trends Corp. Personal Products PB
OZRK Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. Regional – Southeast Banks PB
PPL PPL Corporation Electric Utilities L-BASE
PRAA PRA Group, Inc. Business Services L-BASE
QIWI Qiwi plc Credit Services N
SIMO Silicon Motion Technology Corp. Diversified Electronics PB
SKX Skechers USA Inc. Textile – Apparel Footwear & Accessories PB
SMCI Super Micro Computer, Inc. Networking & Communication Devices N
SUPN Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Drugs – Generic PB
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc. Semiconductor – Integrated Circuits PB
SYNA Synaptics Inc. Application Software PB
TBI TrueBlue, Inc. Staffing & Outsourcing Services BASE
TSM Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited Semiconductor – Integrated Circuits N
VDSI VASCO Data Security International Inc. Security Software & Services L-BASE
WD Walker & Dunlop, Inc. Mortgage Investment PB

BASE = Base

L-BASE = Lower Base

PB = Pullback

NH = New High

N = Nada