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Stocks Are Getting Ready For A Big Breakout, Plus A Look At Apple

Stocks Are Getting Ready For A Big Breakout, Plus A Look At Apple

Stocks Are Getting Ready For A Big Breakout, Plus A Look At Apple

Michael Kramer and the Clients of Mott Capital own shares of AAPL, NFLX

Another positive day on Wall Street with the S&P 500 climbing by nearly 1.3 percent closing at 2,663. I still happen to think the setup in the S&P 500 is positive, and rise to 2,800 is at work. I spoke about it the other day, and I continue to think that is very much case. The more I look through companies earnings and trends; the more positives keep emerging, over the negatives.   

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Technology

When looking at sectors the same positives trends keep showing up for the most part. In fact, it would appear the technology sector broke out today, and that is a very positive sign. In fact, a rise back towards $69 is maybe on the way.  The relative strength index broke out today as well.

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A Rise Back To 2,800 On The S&P 500

Biotech

Biotech stocks have been stubborn and have been able to hold support at $100 nice. I think it sets the group for a rise of about 10 percent back to $110.

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Consumer

We can see a similar pattern forming in the consumer discretionary stocks as well.

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The same with the chip sector.

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Microsoft

Microsoft has a rising-triangle formation in, and that suggest may about to rise.

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Netflix

Netflix appears headed towards $340.

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Not All Equal

But that doesn’t mean all stock is about to rise because Facebook, Amazon, and Broadcom have struggled to move higher, and I think it may continue to stay that way. Well, see though. I just find it interesting that Amazon and Facebook reported monster results, and the market hasn’t rewarded them in a big way.

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Apple

I teased this idea on the blog the other night about Apple and a Netflix like valuation. No, I do think Apple will trade at a 60 earnings multiple, but I think in time as investor begin to realize services are becoming a more significant part of the revenue, the market will give the company a higher earnings multiple, as the stock moves away from being primarily an iPhone business.

More and more of our lives are moving to mobile devices, and I think Apple will now start to provide even more services on top of the hardware to make substantial growth the future. Well see, but I like the idea enough, that I bought it today.

That is it for a Friday.

Mike

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Biotech, Technology, And NASDAQ 100 All Breakout – S&P 500 Back To 2,880?


Biotech, Technology, And NASDAQ 100 All Breakout – S&P 500 Back To 2,880?

Stocks were in rally mode again after a better than expected job report boosted the S&P 500 by about 1.5 percent. Any hesitation I have had over the past couple of day seems to indicate that the market, technology, and biotech stocks have now broken out, and that means they may have more upside potential from here.

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S&P 500 A Rise Back To 2,880

The S&P 500 is approaching the upper bound of the 2016 lows/Brexit trend line. When the index crossed over the trend back in late December, it resulted in the index surging all the way to 2,880. I think the same thing might happen again this time, as the fundamentals of the economy, the job market, and earnings continue to look very strong.

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Biotech Stocks

The NASDAQ biotech ETF cleared two extremely critical levels over the past two days,  resistance at $111.50, and then again today $113.70. That could be a sign the ETF is set to rise all the way back to $119.25.

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We see a similar confirmation in the iShares Biotech ETF (XBI) as well, with the potential for to rise to roughly $98.

One can see well the winners outweigh the losers, with only 2 of the top 25 stocks down.

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Technology Stocks

Technology names broke out as well with the shares Technology ETF (XLK) soaring as well, quickly clearing the resistance level at $69.25.

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In fact, like the biotech stocks, the distribution of the technology sector is heavily favored to the winners, with only three stocks lower on the day.  technology

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Microsoft

Microsoft has cleared resistance at $95.70 and has made a new all-time high.

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Netflix

Netflix shares have broken out from its two day period of consolidation.

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Nvidia

Nvidia shares have also broken above its downward trend as well. My guess is thing can run towards $260.

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Alphabet

Alphabet shares appear to be playing fill the gap and could make a run towards $1200

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Nasdaq 100

Finally, the Nasdaq 100, has broken out.

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Biotech and Technology Stocks To Watch Amid A Sector Breakout And More


Biotech and Technology Stocks To Watch Amid A Sector Breakout And More

The stock market has felt like it has gone nowhere, and seems to have lost its sense of direction. It feels as though a tweet can send the market reeling lower, or soaring higher. But with all the ups and down, the S&P 500 stands today at the same place it stood on February 16, around 2,735 give or take a few points on either side. It has certainly felt more exhausting.

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Biotech Stocks

The biotech’s today performed better than I had anticipated, with the NASDAQ Biotech ETF ($IBB) closing at $112.62. The chart shows a hint of testing support at $111.50 on two occasions during the day, and it held. A positive for sure, and it makes today’s price action look more like a breakout now.

When looking at the breakdown of the ETF, the buying was well-distributed among the group. Nektar led the group higher; it figures Nektar would, I wrote an article the other day, saying it was due for a pullback.

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Nektar

Nektar has all the signs of a stock looking like it was set to pullback, an RSI trending lower, while the stock is reaching new highs and waning volume. But to this point, the market has decided to prove me wrong.

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Alnylam

Alnylam, despite rising today, still looks weak on the charts. The stock is trending lower, along with the RSI trending lower.

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Incyte

Incyte looks like one that is on the verge of breaking out and should it rise above $93; it would signal a breakout, giving the stock the potential to increase to $102.

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Alkermes

I have owned Alkermes for years, and suddenly the stock is starting to show signs of life, with a bit more volatility. I’m not sure how much of Alkermes’ rise has to do with the connection the market has given it to Nektar, because of their immuno-oncology drug candidates,  or if it has to do with the government focus on the opioid crisis. Alkermes makes Vivitrol, an injectable 30-day drug for opiate addiction. Vivitrol has a tiny market share that has been steadily growing. But Alkermes also has a lot on its plate in 2018 from its pipeline, with its depression candidate ‘5461 and a pending FDA approval. Head to head trial result on what was ALKS ‘8700 vs. Tecfidera in MS. ALKS ‘8700 was recently renamed after Alkermes signed a licensing deal with Biogen. Plus data on ALKS ‘3831 a drug for schizophrenia. With all these catalysts its is hard to decide what is driving price now, but my gut says the connection is with Nektar still.

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Technology

The Technology ETF ($XLK) closed at $69.25, and it is nearing a breakout as well, which would be nice, even though I recently wrote a piece warning of a potential double top formation. It is nice being wrong twice for sure, but hey I’m not perfect either.

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Activision

Activision continues to climb, and there has been very little that has seemed to slow the stock down since the start of the new year. In this case, it looks as though the trend is your friend.

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Nvidia

A name we haven’t mentioned in a while Nvidia has stalled since its quarterly results, which is surprising. But the chart has this negative look to it with that downtrend that has formed in recent weeks. It may be worth watching Nvidia, and seeing how it continues to trend before making a call on it.

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Costco

Did you notice Costco’s results? The part I’m most interested in is the e-commerce growth. I have personally never liked shopping in Costco, especially where I live in Long Island, it is crazy in the store, and the parking lots is a disaster, with people fighting over spots. But I have started using their e-commerce product a bit. Now with Costco groceries through Instacart, I have become a big fan of Costco, because I can all the good deals without having to step foot in the store.

In the quarter Costco reported e-commerce sales of about $1.5 billion, which isn’t much, I know, but it was still 4.8 percent of total revenue, which came to $32.998 billion. The Instacart part of the business is new, so I would love to see what the growth is next quarter in this part of the company.

By the way, this was the Costco where I live at checkout on a Sunday morning at 11 am, back in December.

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Instacart

By the way, Instacart isn’t a public company, but if you go to the website Instacart.com, you can see what stores are associated with Instacart in your neighborhood, I like the service a lot. A personal shopper goes to the store to pick up your items that your order online, and through the app, you can chat with them, and they will send you pictures of the items, or let you know if the store is out of an item, and the replacement options. Very cool.

Ok, that is all, until tomorrow.

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Stock Market Sells Off As Biotech Gets Rocked, Again!


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Stock Market Sells Off As Biotech Gets Rocked, Again!

Just more of the same isn’t? Gap up at the open, then a slow drag lower the rest of the day. I hate days were the market just gaps up, what is the point? It always just fills the gap. You must avoid opens like the one day.

Could it be more obvious? The only difference today was that we managed to fill two gaps. It’s getting old that is for sure and just serves as more of an annoyance than anything fundamentally changing.

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s&P 500 The real frustrating part in most of this is that the media seems to like to talk about “warnings signs,” making a bigger deal than it deserves.

Is the market “overbought?”, Technically yes, based on the relative strength index reading of 77,  because a reading over 70 is considered overbought. The last time I checked the market doesn’t go up in a straight line and a pullback is expected to happen.

I have surely been one of the more aggressive bulls on Wall Street, over the past two years, and I’m looking for a rise to 3,100 in 2018 on the S&P 500. More recently I have suggested we could see a rise to roughly 2,850 by the start of March. But at the current pace, we would have likely hit that number before the end of January. So I would welcome a period of sideways consolidation or even a 2-3 percent pullback.

Fundamentally, the equity market is not expensive. The S&P 500 operating earnings are estimated to climb by 10.5 percent in 2019 to $164.57. That estimate, provided by Dow Jones S&P Indices, was just lifted from $160.03 on December 31. Based on that, even at 2,775 the S&P 500 is only valued at 16.8 times 2019 operating earnings. At the end of the first quarter on March 31, 2017, the S&P was trading at 16.6 times 2018 operating earnings estimates. So even with the fast start to the year, the market is valued at the same level it was last year to the start the year. Should estimates keep trending higher, then the market is only getting cheaper if the pace of earnings is climbing faster than the speed of the market.

The economy continues to strengthen with GDPNow forecasting a reading of 3.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017. That would make three straight quarters of GDP growth higher than 3 percent. Economies globally appear on the mend, and to this bull, things are looking pretty good.

So much for the naysayers that said that US GDP could no longer grow at 3 percent. Not to rub it in the face of the “economist”, but I did call this move higher in the economy in May of 2017.  For that matter, I see a four handle coming in 2018.

Biotech Stocks

The NASDAQ Biotech ETF ($IBB) was greeted with some resistance when they got to $113.50, no surprises, right? We can see it failed at that same level back in October, and it is going to have to battle to get through resistance. But we also know there is real support around $107, and the NASDAQ IBB is far from overbought at current levels.

ibbSurprisingly, 4 of the big 5 biotech stocks held there gains, with Amgen, Biogen, Gilead, and Regeneron all up. Only Celgene was down in that group. But look at the most significant losers today, they have also been among some of the most prominent gainers year to date. Plus just breaking tonight, Celgene is looking to acquire Juno according to the Wall Street Journal. Celgene isn’t messing around in 2018, and they are working very hard at diversifying that pipeline, the market seems so obsessed about.

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Roku

The air is really coming out of Roku now, and it is probably going to see a bounce back to $43, but don’t be fooled.

rokuThat gonna be it today.

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