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 MIDDAY BREAKOUTS REPORT - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, 2014
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DOW 16548.08 148.41 (0.90%) | NASDAQ 4387.47 71.4 (1.65%) | S&P 500 1932.66 28.65 (1.50%)
Time of Screening : 10/21/2014 12:06:00 PM         Report Released : 10/21/2014 1:10:16 PM
Price is: Above 52W High and Less Than 52W High but within 10% of the 52 Week High
Volume Is: At least 65% of 50 Day Average at the time of the screening.
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Featured Stocks Page
Symbol/Exchange
Company Name
Industry Group
PRICE CHANGE
(%Change)
Day High Volume
(% DAV)
(50 DAV)
52 Wk Hi
% From Hi
Date
Featured
Price
Featured
Pivot Point
Max Buy
AFSI - NASDAQ
Amtrust Financial Svcs
INSURANCE - Property &; Casualty Insurance
$47.98 +2.55
5.61%
$48.14 456,056
68.48% of 50 DAV
50 DAV is 666,000
$47.10
1.87%
10/17/2014 $45.24 PP = $46.02
MB = $48.32
Most Recent Note - 10/21/2014 12:17:38 PM
Y - Gapped up and today's 4th consecutive volume-driven gain cleared previously stubborn resistance in the $46-47 area, hitting a new 52-week high and rallying above its pivot point triggering a technical buy signal.
>>> The latest Featured Stock Update with an annotated graph appeared on 10/17/2014. Click here.
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Symbol - Exchange - Industry Group
Company Name
Last Chg Day
High
52 WK Hi % From Hi Volume
% DAV
DAV
AAPL - NASDAQ - COMPUTER HARDWARE - Personal Computers
Apple Inc
$102.16 +2.40
2.40%
$103.02 $103.74 -1.53% 55,027,465
91.19%
60,342,000
Most Recent Note for AAPL - 10/21/2014 12:13:35 PM
Gapped up today rebounding above its 50 DMA line and challenging its 52-week and all-time highs. Reported earnings +20% on +12% sales for the Sep '14 quarter and fundamental concerns remain. Noted with caution in prior mid-day reports - "Below the +25% minimum earnings guideline of the fact-based system. Companies currently on the 'Featured Stocks' list are the most ideal candidates fitting the fact-based investment system's guidelines before becoming too heavily owned by the institutional crowd."
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ABC - NYSE - WHOLESALE - Drugs Wholesale
Amerisourcebergen Corp
$76.51 +1.02
1.35%
$76.69 $79.13 -3.31% 1,105,124
87.09%
1,269,000
Most Recent Note for ABC - 10/21/2014 12:15:02 PM
Gapped up today, rebounding toward its 50 DMA line after damaging volume-driven losses. Last noted with caution in the 7/24/14 mid-day report - "Reported earnings +29% on +39% sales revenues for the Jun '14 quarter. Fundamental concerns remain, as prior quarterly earnings and sales revenues growth has been below guidelines."

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AKRX - NASDAQ - DRUGS - Drug Manufacturers - Other
Akorn Inc
$40.54 +1.53
3.92%
$41.25 $39.48 2.68% 1,425,064
123.70%
1,152,000
Most Recent Note for AKRX - 10/21/2014 12:19:35 PM
Reported earnings +79% on +96% sales revenues for the Jun '14 quarter but fundamental concerns remain. Gapped up today for a considerable volume-driven gain hitting a new 52-week high. Undercut its 50 DMA line during its consolidation then rebounded since last noted in the 8/07/14 mid-day report with caution - "Reported earnings +23% on +23% sales revenues for the Mar '14 quarter and prior quarterly earnings increases were sub par. Found support at its 200 DMA line during its deep consolidation. Annual earnings history (A criteria) is not a match with the models of past great winners identified using the fact-based investment system."

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BLL - NYSE - CONSUMER NON-DURABLES - Packaging & Containers
Ball Corp
$67.41 +1.44
2.18%
$67.41 $66.53 1.32% 632,383
72.19%
876,000
Most Recent Note for BLL - 10/21/2014 12:21:27 PM
Hitting a new 52-week high with today's 6th consecutive volume-driven gain. Reported earnings +33% on +4% sales revenues for the Jun '14 quarter and fundamental concerns remain. Prior mid-day reports cautioned members - "Quarterly and annual earnings (C and A criteria) history has been below the guidelines of the fact-based investment system."
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BSET - NASDAQ - CONSUMER DURABLES - Home Furnishings & Fixtures
Bassett Furniture Inds
$17.40 +0.52
3.08%
$17.40 $16.99 2.41% 22,798
99.12%
23,000
Most Recent Note for BSET - 10/21/2014 12:22:51 PM
Hitting another new 52-week high and challenging its 2013 high today with another considerable volume-driven gain. Prior mid-day reports cautioned members - "Erratic earnings history is not a match with the fact-based system's guidelines."
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CELG - NASDAQ - DRUGS - Drug Manufacturers - Major
Celgene Corp
$95.04 +3.04
3.30%
$95.90 $96.50 -1.51% 4,201,316
96.27%
4,364,000
Most Recent Note for CELG - 10/21/2014 12:26:03 PM
Rebounding above its 50 DMA line and challenging its 52-week and all-time highs with today's 3rd consecutive big gain backed by above average volume. Found support above its 200 DMA line after damaging volume-driven losses. Reported earnings +18% on +17% sales revenues for the Jun '14 quarter, its 4th consecutive earnings comparison below the +25% minimum guideline (C criteria). It undercut its 200 DMA line during its consolidation then rebounded since dropped from the Featured Stocks list on 1/30/14.
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CP - NYSE - TRANSPORTATION - Railroads
Canadian Pacific Railway
$198.93 +2.50
1.27%
$204.50 $220.20 -9.66% 986,600
110.36%
894,000
Most Recent Note for CP - 10/21/2014 12:27:29 PM
Trading near its 50 DMA line today after rebounding with volume-driven gains following distributional pressure. Reported earnings +48% on +12% sales for the Jun '14 quarter, but fundamental concerns remain. Prior mid-day reports cautioned - Reported earnings +16% on +1% sales revenues for the Mar '14 quarter, below the +25% minimum earnings guideline (C criteria). Fundamentals remain below guidelines of the fact-based investment system, as was the case when previously noted on 9/03/10 and much earlier on 10/14/05."

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DPZ - NYSE - Retail-Restaurants
Dominos Pizza Inc
$85.93 -0.07
-0.08%
$86.27 $86.15 -0.26% 310,172
71.47%
434,000
Most Recent Note for DPZ - 10/21/2014 12:28:10 PM
Holding its ground and wedging higher following a considerable 10/14/14 gap up and volume-driven gain hitting new 52-week and all-time highs. Reported earnings +24% on +11 sales revenues for the Sep '14 quarter. Noted with caution in prior mid-day reports - "Fails to meet the fundamental guidelines of the fact-based system."
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EAT - NYSE - LEISURE - Restaurants
Brinker International
$50.10 -2.57
-4.88%
$51.01 $55.45 -9.65% 2,404,532
235.28%
1,022,000
Most Recent Note for EAT - 10/21/2014 12:29:46 PM
Gapped down today with a volume-driven loss undercutting its 50 DMA line and testing support at its 200 DMA line. Reported earnings +16% on +4% sales revenues for the Sep '14 quarter, below the +25% minimum earnings guideline (C criteria). Prior mid-day reports cautioned members - "Sales history is below guidelines. Quarterly sales should be up +18-25% or more or accelerating impressively."
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ELS - NYSE - Finance-Property REIT
Equity Lifestyle Pptys
$46.27 +1.27
2.82%
$47.04 $46.27 0.00% 417,309
131.23%
318,000
Most Recent Note for ELS - 10/21/2014 12:32:36 PM
Gapped up today for a considerable gain hitting a new 52-week high. Earnings history for this REIT is not a match with the fact-based investment system's guidelines.
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ERIE - NASDAQ - INSURANCE - Property & Casualty Insurance
Erie Indemnity Co
$80.30 +1.27
1.61%
$80.33 $84.38 -4.84% 19,234
73.98%
26,000
Most Recent Note for ERIE - 10/21/2014 12:33:46 PM
Reversed into the red on the prior session after a gap up and early gains for new 52-week and multi-year highs. The 10/20/14 mid-day report cautioned members - "Quarterly and annual earnings history is not a match with the fact-based investment system."

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GMK - NYSE - FOOD & BEVERAGE - Processed & Packaged Goods
Gruma Sab De Cv Adr
$43.92 +0.26
0.60%
$44.17 $48.60 -9.63% 9,036
75.30%
12,000
Most Recent Note for GMK - 10/21/2014 12:36:23 PM
Rebounding above its 50 DMA line with gains this week after sputtering below that important short-term average since last noted with caution in the 7/28/14 mid-day report - "Waning sales revenues growth is a concern. Quarterly and annual earnings history (C and A criteria) has not been strong and steady."
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HAWKB - NASDAQ - DIVERSIFIED SERVICES - Business/Management Services
Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc
$32.50 -0.12
-0.37%
$32.62 $35.09 -7.38% 208,378
67.44%
309,000
Most Recent Note for HAWKB - 10/21/2014 12:39:18 PM
Reported earnings +13% on +31% sales revenues for the Sep '14 quarter. Extended from any sound base. Retreating from its 52-week high hit when last noted with caution in the 10/08/14 mid-day report - "Reported earnings +6% on +26% sales revenues for the Jun '14 quarter, below the +25% minimum earnings guideline (C criteria)."
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HCA - NYSE - HEALTH SERVICES - Hospitals
H C A Holdings Inc
$70.97 +0.51
0.72%
$71.73 $73.94 -4.02% 2,184,963
71.87%
3,040,000
Most Recent Note for HCA - 10/21/2014 12:40:55 PM
Rebounded above its 50 DMA line while tallying 4 consecutive volume-driven gains. Noted with caution in the 8/19/14 mid-day report - "Reported earnings +51% on +9% sales revenues for the Jun '14 quarter, but fundamental concerns remain. Rallied after paying out multiple Special Dividends late in 2012 and completing a 12/12/12 Secondary Offering."
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HOLI - NASDAQ - MANUFACTURING - Industrial Electrical Equipmen
Hollysys Automation Tech
$23.34 +0.68
3.00%
$23.39 $25.07 -6.90% 301,355
82.34%
366,000
Most Recent Note for HOLI - 10/21/2014 12:44:18 PM
Rebounding above its 50 DMA line and approaching its 52-week high while adding to a spurt of volume-driven gains. Found support at its 200 DMA line during its consolidation since last noted with caution in the 8/27/14 mid-day report. Reported earnings +52% on +40% sales revenues for the Jun '14 quarter. Flaws in its annual earnings (A criteria) history previously were noted as a fundamental concern.

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ILMN - NASDAQ - DRUGS - Biotechnology
Illumina Inc
$179.96 +15.49
9.42%
$180.80 $185.00 -2.72% 2,115,994
188.76%
1,121,000
Most Recent Note for ILMN - 10/21/2014 12:48:20 PM
Gapped up today for a considerable volume-driven gain challenging its 52-week high and previously stubborn resistance in the $182-185 area. Reported earnings +71% on +35% sales revenues for the Sep '14 quarter, its 2nd consecutive quarterly comparison with earnings above the +25% minimum guideline (C criteria). Fundamental concerns remain. Stalled after noted with caution in the 6/30/14 mid-day report while rising from a cup-with-handle base - "Reported earnings +15% on +27% sales for the Mar '14 quarter, its 4th consecutive quarterly comparison below the +25% minimum earnings growth guideline (C criteria). Fundamental concerns remain, as when noted in prior mid-day reports with caution - 'Quarterly and annual earnings history (C and A criteria) remains a concern. Sales revenues and earnings growth slumped below guidelines after it was dropped from the Featured Stocks list on 6/17/09. It had just been featured in the May 2009 issue of CANSLIM.net News (read here).'"
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KNX - NYSE - TRANSPORTATION - Trucking
Knight Transportation
$28.79 +1.10
3.97%
$28.84 $28.50 1.02% 429,186
74.00%
580,000
Most Recent Note for KNX - 10/21/2014 12:50:10 PM
Hitting a new 52-week high with above average volume behind today's 6th consecutive gain. Found support at its 50 DMA line and prior highs in the $26 area. Prior mid-day reports repeatedly cautioned members - "Reported earnings +29% on +8% sales revenues for the Jun '14 quarter, but prior quarterly comparisons had earnings below the +25% minimum guideline (C criteria)."

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LUV - NYSE - TRANSPORTATION - Regional Airlines
Southwest Airlines Co
$34.61 +1.77
5.39%
$34.75 $35.49 -2.48% 6,694,630
85.14%
7,863,000
Most Recent Note for LUV - 10/21/2014 12:51:41 PM
Rebounding above its 50 DMA line and challenging its 52-week high with today's gap up and 6th consecutive volume-driven gain. Repeatedly noted with caution in prior mid-day reports - "Reported earnings +84% on +8% sales revenues for the Jun '14 quarter but fundamental concerns remain due to sub par sales revenues growth which is not indicative of a hot new (N criteria) product or service in great demand. Made steady progress since noted in the 1/29/14 mid-day report with caution - 'Earnings history is not a match with the fact-based investment system's guidelines (C and A criteria).'"
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NTES - NASDAQ - INTERNET - Internet Information Providers
Netease Inc Adr
$91.96 +1.76
1.95%
$94.97 $91.06 0.99% 272,675
68.51%
398,000
Most Recent Note for NTES - 10/21/2014 12:53:25 PM
Gapped up today for a new 52-week high, rallying clear of all resistance. Fundamental concerns remain as prior mid-day reports repeatedly cautioned members - "Reported earnings +8% on +21% sales revenues for the Jun '14 quarter, its 3rd consecutive quarter with earnings below the +25% minimum guideline (C criteria). Rebounded following a deep consolidation below its 200 DMA line since dropped from the Featured Stocks list on 7/17/12."
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NVO - NYSE - DRUGS - Drug Manufacturers - Other
Novo Nordisk A/S Adr
$45.37 +0.42
0.93%
$45.39 $49.11 -7.62% 1,108,643
103.71%
1,069,000
Most Recent Note for NVO - 10/21/2014 12:55:38 PM
This Denmark-based Medical - Ethical Drug firm is rebounding after undercutting its 200 DMA line during its consolidation since last noted with caution in the 10/03/14 mid-day report - "Reported earnings +22% on +7% sales revenues for the Jun '14 quarter a 4th consecutive quarterly comparison with earnings below the +25% guideline (C criteria). It has earned high ranks after demonstrating strong steady annual earnings (A criteria) growth."

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OTEX - NASDAQ - INTERNET - Internet Software & Services
Open Text Corp
$55.58 +0.75
1.37%
$55.95 $58.71 -5.33% 188,212
79.41%
237,000
Most Recent Note for OTEX - 10/21/2014 12:58:11 PM
Rebounding near its 50 DMA line with today's 3rd consecutive volume-driven gain. Found support at prior highs in the $52 area. Repeatedly noted with caution in prior mid-day reports - "Reported earnings +46% on +42% sales revenues for the Jun '14 quarter, but fundamental concerns remain. Fundamentals are not a match with the C criteria. Earnings increased above the +25% minimum earnings guideline in only 2 of the past 4 quarterly comparisons. It survived but failed to impress since dropped from the Featured Stocks list on 8/05/11."
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PLOW - NYSE - Auto/Truck-Tires & Misc
Douglas Dynamics Inc
$20.27 +0.31
1.53%
$20.27 $21.21 -4.46% 91,756
67.97%
135,000
Most Recent Note for PLOW - 10/21/2014 1:00:50 PM
Rebounding toward its 52-week high. Traded above and below its 50 DMA line again while consolidating since last noted in the 10/01/14 mid-day report with caution - "Reported earnings +146% on +60% sales revenues for the Jun '14 quarter but fundamental concerns remain. Quarterly and annual earnings history (C and A criteria) is not a match with the fact-based investment system's guidelines."
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QLYS - NASDAQ - Computer Sftwr-Security
Qualys Inc
$27.65 -0.12
-0.43%
$27.95 $30.31 -8.78% 153,816
70.24%
219,000
Most Recent Note for QLYS - 10/21/2014 1:05:20 PM
Rose from its 50 DMA and 200 DMA lines with recent volume-driven gains, but it stalled after touching a new 52-week high when again the 10/16/14 mid-day report cautioned members - "Reported strong sales revenues and earnings increases in the Mar and Jun '14 quarterly comparisons, but fundamental concerns remain with respect to the C criteria."
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RLGT - AMEX - Transportation-Logistics
Radiant Logistics Inc
$3.96 +0.09
2.33%
$4.08 $4.20 -5.71% 160,740
150.22%
107,000
Most Recent Note for RLGT - 10/21/2014 1:06:15 PM
Still stubbornly holding its ground near its 52-week high following an impressive streak of volume-driven gains. Prior mid-day reports repeatedly cautioned members - "Reported earnings +20% on +27% sales revenues for the Jun '14 quarter, below the +25% minimum earnings guideline (C criteria), and fundamental concerns remain. No resistance remains due to overhead supply after clearing the previously noted orderly base. Fundamental concerns remain with respect to the C criteria. Low-priced stocks are discouraged from consideration unless all key criteria are solidly satisfied."

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USPH - NYSE - HEALTH SERVICES - Specialized Health Services
U S Physical Therapy
$39.29 -0.14
-0.36%
$39.52 $39.55 -0.66% 25,581
75.24%
34,000
Most Recent Note for USPH - 10/21/2014 1:07:24 PM
Perched at its 52-week high today following a considerable volume-driven gain on the prior session. Found support above its 200 DMA line after undercutting its 50 DMA line during its consolidation since noted with caution in the 9/25/14 mid-day report - "Reported earnings +26% on +17% sales revenues for the Jun '14 quarter but prior quarterly comparisons were sub par and fundamentals remain a concern. Sales and earnings growth history is not a good match for the investment system's winning models."

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WGP - NYSE - Oil&Gas-Transprt/Pipelne
Western Gas Equity Ptnrs
$60.06 +0.62
1.04%
$60.50 $62.85 -4.44% 83,801
70.42%
119,000
Most Recent Note for WGP - 10/21/2014 1:10:04 PM
Rebounded above its 50 DMA line with an impressive streak of 5 consecutive gains. Tested support at its 200 DMA line during its consolidation since last noted with caution in the 9/16/14 mid-day report - "Completed a new Secondary Offering and gapped down on 7/01/14 retreating from its 52-week high. Quarterly comparisons through Jun '14 have shown strong earnings increases above the +25% minimum guideline (C criteria). Annual earnings (A criteria) history has not been strong and steady."
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