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 MIDDAY BREAKOUTS REPORT - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23RD, 2012
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DOW 13122.04 -223.85 (-1.68%) | NASDAQ 2995.39 -21.57 (-0.71%) | S&P 500 1413.87 -19.95 (-1.39%)
Time of Screening : 10/23/2012 11:48:16 AM         Report Released : 10/23/2012 12:50:27 PM
Price is: Above 52W High and Less Than 52W High but within 8% of the 52 Week High
Volume Is: At least 57.5% of 50 Day Average at the time of the screening.
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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
NSM - NYSE
Nationstar Mtg Hldgs Inc
FINANCIAL SERVICES - Credit Services
$35.00 +0.66
1.92%
$36.25 1,473,823
120.90% of 50 DAV
50 DAV is 1,219,000
$37.20
-5.91%
8/29/2012 $27.96 PP = $28.85
MB = $30.29
Most Recent Note - 10/23/2012 12:26:47 PM
G - Rallying near its 52-week high today with a considerable volume-driven gain, bucking broad-based market (bad M criteria) weakness. It did not form a sound new base or secondary buy point, however it found support after slumping near a previously noted steep upward trendline connecting July-September lows defining near-term support above its 50 DMA line.
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Symbol - Exchange - Industry Group
Company Name
Last Chg Day
High
52 WK Hi % From Hi Volume
% DAV
DAV
ABG - NYSE - SPECIALTY RETAIL - Auto Dealerships
Asbury Automotive Group
$30.41 +0.37
1.23%
$30.76 $31.33 -2.94% 202,440
80.75%
250,700
Most Recent Note for ABG - 10/23/2012 11:52:03 AM
Consolidating above its 50 DMA line after recent volume-driven gains to new 52-week highs. Recent quarterly comparisons through Sep '12 showed strong earnings increases above the +25% minimum guideline (C criteria), however a big downturn in FY '08 and '09 earnings is a flaw concerning the A criteria of the fact-based investment system.
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AMCX - NASDAQ - MEDIA - CATV Systems
Amc Networks Inc
$45.85 -1.46
-3.08%
$46.45 $47.52 -3.52% 380,922
79.36%
480,000
Most Recent Note for AMCX - 10/23/2012 12:00:53 PM
Gapped down today from a new 52-week high hit on the prior session following an analyst downgrade after a streak of 6 consecutive volume-driven gains to a new high. Reported earnings +54% on +12% sales revenues for the Jun '12 quarter, its 2nd consecutive quarter with earnings above the +25% minimum earnings guideline. The 8/08/12 mid-day report noted - "Perched within close distance of its 52-week high. Earnings history for this Leisure - Movies Related firm is not a match with the fact-based investment system's guidelines."
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AWR - NYSE - UTILITIES - Water Utilities
American States Water
$43.19 -1.03
-2.33%
$43.99 $45.40 -4.87% 77,565
63.22%
122,700
Most Recent Note for AWR - 10/23/2012 12:01:45 PM
Slumping below its 50 DMA line and -4.9% off its 52-week high today. Reported earnings +16% on +4% sales for the Jun '12 quarter. Prior mid-day reports noted - "This Utility - Water Supply firm's annual earnings history (A criteria) is not a match with the fundamental guidelines of the fact-based system, however 3 of the past 4 quarterly comparisons through Mar '12 showed earnings increases above the +25% guideline."
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CSTE - NASDAQ - MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION - General Building Materials
CaesarStone Sdot-Yam Ltd
$15.36 -0.28
-1.79%
$15.56 $16.24 -5.42% 38,069
100.71%
37,800
Most Recent Note for CSTE - 10/23/2012 12:03:01 PM
Hovering near its 52-week high today following a volume-driven gain for a new high close on the prior session. Bullish action has continued since noted in the 9/20/12 mid-day report - "Earnings history is not a match with the fact-based investment system's guidelines."
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CYT - NYSE - CHEMICALS - Specialty Chemicals
Cytec Industries Inc
$67.44 -0.97
-1.42%
$67.60 $70.07 -3.75% 487,032
89.78%
542,500
Most Recent Note for CYT - 10/23/2012 12:04:00 PM
Churning above average volume in recent weeks while consolidating near its 50 DMA line. Prior mid-day reports repeatedly noted - "Quarterly earnings increases have been above the +25% guideline (C criteria) for this Chemicals - Specialty firm, however its annual earnings (A criteria) history has not been strong and steady."
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DPZ - NYSE - Retail-Restaurants
Dominos Pizza Inc
$39.91 -0.54
-1.33%
$40.60 $42.21 -5.45% 437,117
65.68%
665,500
Most Recent Note for DPZ - 10/23/2012 12:06:05 PM
Holding its ground above prior highs with volume totals cooling following a 10/16/12 breakaway gap with heavy volume for a new 52-week high. Prior mid-day reports noted - "Reported earnings +23% on +0% sales revenues for the Sep '12 quarter. The Mar and Jun '12 quarters showed sub par earnings (below the +25% minimum earnings guideline of the fact-based investment system) with waning sales revenues. Annual earnings (A criteria) showed a downturn in FY '07 and '08."
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EQM - NYSE - ENERGY - Oil & Gas Pipelines
E Q T Midstream Partners
$30.28 +0.04
0.13%
$30.71 $31.06 -2.51% 265,371
254.67%
104,200
Most Recent Note for EQM - 10/23/2012 12:07:28 PM
This MLP in the Natural Gas business ended off earlier highs, finishing in the lower third of its intra-day range after touching a new 52-week high on the prior session. Consolidated in a tight trading range for the past 2 weeks after a pullback tested support at its 50 DMA line. Prior mid-day reports noted - "Limited history is a concern and it has traded up considerably since its 6/27/12 IPO at $21."
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ESRX - NASDAQ - HEALTH SERVICES - Specialized Health Services
Express Scripts Hldg Co
$61.79 -1.37
-2.17%
$62.57 $66.06 -6.46% 2,503,514
63.18%
3,962,600
Most Recent Note for ESRX - 10/23/2012 12:12:45 PM
Gapped down today and violated its 50 DMA line while also slumping below recent lows. Wedged to new 52-week and all-time highs without great volume conviction since last noted in the 9/21/12 mid-day report - "Its total shares outstanding of 484.8 million makes it an unlikely sprinter. It has a great annual earnings history (A criteria) and no overhead supply to act as resistance. Quarterly earnings and sales revenues comparisons have not shown strong and steady +25% or greater increases versus the year ago periods, leaving fundamental concerns."
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EVER - NYSE - BANKING
Everbank Financial Corp
$14.68 -0.06
-0.41%
$14.74 $15.33 -4.24% 204,614
81.29%
251,700
Most Recent Note for EVER - 10/23/2012 12:16:12 PM
Retreating from its 52-week high with today's 3rd consecutive loss. Since its 5/03/12 IPO priced at $10 the price/volume action has been mostly bullish, however prior mid-day report repeatedly noted - "Reported earnings +67% on +15% sales revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 versus the year ago period. Quarterly and annual earnings (C and A criteria) history is below the fundamental guidelines of the fact-based investment system."
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GUID - NASDAQ - COMPUTER SOFTWARE & SERVICES - Security Software & Services
Guidance Software Inc
$11.73 +0.04
0.34%
$11.81 $12.37 -5.17% 52,696
88.12%
59,800
Most Recent Note for GUID - 10/23/2012 12:19:53 PM
Consolidating -5% off its 52-week high today, above its 50 DMA line and near prior highs. Reported strong earnings for the Mar and Jun '12 quarterly comparisons and found support at its 200 DMA line during its deep consolidation since noted in the 2/17/12 mid-day report - "Recent quarters (Sep & Dec '11) show sales and earnings improving, but prior history is below the fact-based system's guidelines."

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HOMB - NASDAQ - BANKING - Regional - Southeast Banks
Home Bancshares Inc
$34.34 -0.64
-1.83%
$34.80 $35.64 -3.65% 218,566
287.97%
75,900
Most Recent Note for HOMB - 10/23/2012 12:22:06 PM
Reported earnings +19% on +2% sales for the Sep '12 quarter. Churning heavy volume for the past week, it held its ground at its 50 DMA line again while consolidating from new highs hit since noted in the 9/21/12 mid-day report - "Reported earnings +22% on +7% sales revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 versus the year ago period. Technically, it pulled back near prior highs and its 50 DMA line defining support. Lackluster sales revenues growth is a concern."
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IEC - AMEX - Elec-Contract Mfg
I E C Electronics Corp
$6.88 -0.24
-3.37%
$7.08 $7.35 -6.39% 29,753
113.56%
26,200
Most Recent Note for IEC - 10/23/2012 12:23:36 PM
Pulling back from its 52-week high, encountering distributional pressure today. Last noted in the 9/24/12 mid-day report - "It faces resistance due to overhead supply up through the $9 level. It has earned high ranks and has a strong annual earnings (A criteria) history. Quarterly comparisons show mostly strong earnings increases, but sales revenues growth has been decelerating, +28%, +18%, +8%, and +4% in the Sep, Dec '11, Mar and Jun '12 periods, respectively."
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RCKB - NASDAQ - Banks-Northeast
Rockville Financial Inc
$13.00 -0.22
-1.66%
$13.12 $13.49 -3.63% 76,994
75.04%
102,600
Most Recent Note for RCKB - 10/23/2012 12:28:47 PM
Hovering near its 52-week high today with no resistance remaining due to overhead supply. Prior mid-day reports noted - "Held its ground stubbornly after a recent spurt of volume-driven gains. Earnings increases in recent quarterly comparisons through Jun '12 have improved, but lackluster sales revenues growth has been a noted concern. Its annual earnings (A criteria) history has been improving after a downturn and loss in FY '08."
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REGN - NASDAQ - DRUGS - Biotechnology
Regeneron Pharmaceutical
$155.10 -7.85
-4.82%
$160.74 $166.39 -6.79% 439,977
66.12%
665,400
Most Recent Note for REGN - 10/23/2012 12:30:09 PM
Perched near its 52-week high today, and no overhead supply remains to act as resistance. Found support above its 50 DMA line since noted in the 8/23/12 mid-day report - "Earnings history is not a match with the investment system's fundamental guidelines."
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SHW - NYSE - MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION - General Building Materials
Sherwin-Williams Co
$147.76 -2.84
-1.89%
$149.60 $156.50 -5.58% 595,908
75.03%
794,200
Most Recent Note for SHW - 10/23/2012 12:32:12 PM
Consolidating near its 50 DMA line today and -5% off its 52 week high. Last noted in the 8/24/12 mid-day report - "Earnings increases were above the +25% minimum guideline in the 2 last quarterly comparisons through Jun '12. Prior mid-day reports noted - 'Quarterly and annual earnings (C and A criteria) increases have not been strong and steady enough to meet the guidelines.'"

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SNV - NYSE - BANKING - Regional - Mid-Atlantic Banks
Synovus Financial Corp
$2.43 +0.02
0.62%
$2.46 $2.51 -3.39% 6,084,607
84.10%
7,234,800
Most Recent Note for SNV - 10/23/2012 12:35:30 PM
Reported earnings +0% on -23% sales revenues for the Sep '12 quarter. Holding its ground in a tight trading range near its 52-week high, above its 50 DMA line and prior chart highs since last noted in the 9/14/12 mid-day report - "During its recent spurt of gains backed by above average volume it was noted that it faces additional resistance due to overhead supply. Prior mid-day reports also noted - 'Earnings history is not a match with the fact-based investment system's guidelines, and low-priced stocks are discouraged from consideration unless all key criteria are solidly satisfied.'"
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SXL - NYSE - ENERGY - Oil & Gas Pipelines
Sunoco Logistics Ptnr Lp
$49.44 -0.16
-0.32%
$49.50 $51.86 -4.67% 144,028
62.40%
230,800
Most Recent Note for SXL - 10/23/2012 12:38:02 PM
This MLP is perched near its 52-week high hit last week with gains lacking great volume conviction. Found support at its 50 DMA line during its consolidation since last noted in the 9/13/12 mid-day report - "Reported earnings +60% on +37% sales revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 versus the year ago period. Its shares split 3:1 on 12/05/11. Earnings increases in recent quarterly comparisons satisfy the C criteria, but its up and down annual earnings (A criteria) history is not a match with the fact-based investment system's guidelines."
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WAB - NYSE - AUTOMOTIVE - Auto Parts
Wabtec
$81.69 -2.41
-2.87%
$83.00 $86.24 -5.28% 277,707
116.59%
238,200
Most Recent Note for WAB - 10/23/2012 12:43:31 PM
Down today with above average volume, testing support at its 50 DMA line. Very little overhead supply exists up through the $86 area. Its annual earnings (A criteria) history has not been strong and steady, yet the 7 latest quarterly earnings increases above the +25% guideline (through Sep '12) satisfy the C criteria. It survived but failed to impress since it was dropped from the Featured Stocks list on 9/17/08.
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WFM - NASDAQ - RETAIL - Grocery Stores
Whole Foods Market Inc
$93.93 -1.96
-2.04%
$95.40 $101.86 -7.79% 850,943
71.49%
1,190,300
Most Recent Note for WFM - 10/23/2012 12:47:17 PM
Slumping -7.3% off its 52-week high today, failing to rebound following a damaging 10/19/12 loss on above average volume that violated its 50 DMA line. It had stayed mostly above that important short-term average since gapping up on 7/26/12 after reporting earnings +26% on +14% sales revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 versus the year ago period, and the mid-day report noted - "The considerable gain and rebound above its 50 DMA helps its technical stance and outlook improve, however it did not form a sound base pattern since dropped from the Featured Stocks list on 7/20/12. Prior highs up through the $97 level may act as resistance."
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WHR - NYSE - CONSUMER DURABLES - Appliances
Whirlpool Corp
$91.12 +4.81
5.57%
$91.33 $91.33 -0.23% 2,406,362
246.23%
977,300
Most Recent Note for WHR - 10/23/2012 12:48:33 PM
Hitting another new 52-week high with a considerable volume-driven gain today. The 10/17/12 mid-day report noted - "Its poor annual earnings (A criteria) history and waning sales revenues in recent quarterly comparisons are not a match with the fact-based investment system's guidelines."
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WIBC - NASDAQ - BANKING - Savings & Loans
Wilshire Bancorp Inc
$6.38 +0.09
1.43%
$6.50 $6.77 -5.76% 338,750
88.49%
382,800
Most Recent Note for WIBC - 10/23/2012 12:50:09 PM
Consolidating in a very tight trading range near its 50 DMA line and near its 52-week high. Held its ground since last noted in the 8/08/12 mid-day report - "Quarterly and annual earnings history is not a match with the fact-based investment system's guidelines. It survived but failed to impress since last noted on 12/12/06 when this stock was dropped from the Featured Stocks list."
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