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6 Stocks To Watch For The Week of September 17, Red Flags For Micron
MICHAEL KRAMER AND THE CLIENTS OF MOTT CAPITAL OWN SHARES OF AAPL, TSLA, NFLX
Revenue estimates have started falling by up to 2 percent for the next four quarters as well.
I hate to say it, but even if Micron delivers better than expected fiscal fourth-quarter results, it may not be enough. The only thing investors will care about is the guidance for the quarters ahead. If guidance comes in better than reduced estimates, the stock has a good reason to bounce higher. If results come in below the reduced forecast, then the stock has much further to fall.
This is the first quarter I can remember over the past year that analysts have reduced their numbers for Micron into results. Price targets are coming down as well, with the average target falling from $80 to $76. I know you are thinking, well that is still 72 percent higher than the stock price, and the stock only trades at four times earnings. But those targets are likely too high and need to be reduced materially in coming weeks. Additionally, the low earnings multiple suggests earnings estimates at may even need to come down further.
On Thursday, I wrote that $45.25 was a battleground for Micron, and the stock was unable to rise above resistance, and I’m fearful we see more selling this week going into results. I suspect more analysts will cut their price targets and raise concerns ahead of results this week.
AMD (AMD) is another stock likely heading lower. Yeah, when a stock has a relative strength index (RSI) at its highest level since 1979 on a weekly chart one needs to take notice and see the warnings signs.
Apple (AAPL) will be another to stock to watch. Support at $217 held steady. Resistance for Apple sits at $230. I think we can continue to see the stock work higher, and take out the $230 level. The RSI is still firmly trending higher and at this point has not indicated momentum is shifting.
Netflix (NFLX) failed again at $375, not what I thought would happen. It likely sets up a retest of the uptrend that is now in place since shares bottomed in the low $300’s. We probably find out this week if Netflix is heading on to $400 or back to $300.
If Tesla’s (TSLA) stock can clear $301, shares likely to room to run to around $325.
JD (JD) did an excellent job of bouncing off support at $26.11, managing to nearly fill the gap back to $29.50. But that may be it for the rebound. The downtrend in the stock, for now, seems too strong. The stock likely retests the $26.11 lows early this week. If it fails, the stock likely drops to $25.40.
Alibaba (BABA) is no different, with its rebound looking reasonably complete as well. $151 seems to be on the table again.
For now, the Shanghai Composite can fight for one more day. Support is critical, but the downtrend may be too much.
Have a great week!
Michael Kramer is the Founder of Mott Capital and the creator of Reading the Markets.