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 MIDDAY BREAKOUTS REPORT - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17TH, 2014
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DOW 17217.16 148.29 (0.87%) | NASDAQ 4584.47 36.64 (0.81%) | S&P 500 1990.87 18.13 (0.92%)
Time of Screening : 12/17/2014 12:15:32 PM         Report Released : 12/17/2014 1:15:22 PM
Price is: Above 52W High and Less Than 52W High but within 10% 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 - 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
$73.50 +0.33
0.45%
$74.13 $78.30 -6.13% 237,105
58.69%
404,000
Most Recent Note for ABG - 12/17/2014 12:20:03 PM
Consolidating near prior highs in the $73 area after recently wedging to new highs. Reported +19% earnings on +8% sales revenues for the Sep '14 quarter, and prior quarterly comparisons were not strong and steady above the +25% minimum guideline (C criteria). Annual earnings (A criteria) growth has been strong after a big downturn in FY '08 and '09.
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AVID - NASDAQ - CONSUMER DURABLES - Electronic Equipment
Avid Technology Inc
$13.64 +0.05
0.37%
$13.73 $14.67 -7.02% 138,786
65.47%
212,000
Most Recent Note for AVID - 12/17/2014 12:22:31 PM
Prior quarterly comparisons (C criteria) and annual earnings (A criteria) growth are not a match with the guidelines of the fact-based investment system.

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BDC - NYSE - MANUFACTURING - Industrial Electrical Equipmen
Belden Inc
$78.30 +0.37
0.47%
$79.02 $82.90 -5.55% 311,950
105.03%
297,000
Most Recent Note for BDC - 12/17/2014 12:23:39 PM
Making its 4th consecutive mid-day report appearance hovering near all-time highs following a spurt of volume-driven gains including a gap up on 12/10/14. Undercut its 200 DMA line during its consolidation then rebounded since noted in the 4/17/14 mid-day report with caution - "Quarterly and annual earnings history (C and A criteria) history has not been strong and steady."
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DFT - NYSE - Finance-Property REIT
Dupont Fabros Tech Inc
$33.49 +0.03
0.08%
$33.82 $34.76 -3.67% 395,551
58.08%
681,000
Most Recent Note for DFT - 12/17/2014 12:24:07 PM
Perched at its 52-week and all-time highs today and no resistance remains due to overhead supply. Held its ground and rallied since noted with caution in the 11/24/14 mid-day report - "Reported earnings +18% on +10% sales revenues for the quarter ended Sep 30, 2014 versus the year ago period. Prior comparisons showed stronger earnings above the +25% guideline (C criteria), however this REIT has an up and down annual earnings (A criteria) history."
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FAF - NYSE - INSURANCE - Surety & Title Insurance
First American Finl Corp
$32.26 +0.02
0.06%
$32.63 $33.53 -3.79% 469,240
59.62%
787,000
Most Recent Note for FAF - 12/17/2014 12:24:56 PM
Encountered distributional pressure yet it remains near its 52-week high. Prior mid-day reports repeatedly cautioned members - "Earnings for this Insurance - Property/Casualty/Title firm improved in the Jun and Sep '14 quarterly comparisons, but with waning sales revenues. Prior quarterly and annual earnings history (C and A criteria) is not a match with the fact-based investment system guidelines."

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FDX - NYSE - TRANSPORTATION - Air Delivery & Freight Service
Fedex Corp
$165.76 -8.50
-4.88%
$170.00 $183.51 -9.67% 4,876,626
268.24%
1,818,000
Most Recent Note for FDX - 12/17/2014 12:27:13 PM
Gapped down today and violated its 50 DMA line with a damaging volume-driven loss. The 12/02/14 mid-day report cautioned members - "Rallying further for another new all-time high today. Reported earnings +37% on +6% sales revenues for the Aug '14 quarter but fundamental concerns remain. Earnings history is not a match with the fact-based investment system's guidelines (C and A criteria)."
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FLEX - NASDAQ - ELECTRONICS - Printed Circuit Boards
Flextronics Intl Ltd
$10.72 -0.05
-0.46%
$10.86 $11.83 -9.38% 3,944,836
79.87%
4,939,000
Most Recent Note for FLEX - 12/17/2014 12:29:17 PM
Consolidating in a tight range since last noted with caution in the 10/31/14 mid-day report - "Reported earnings +18% on +2% sales revenues for the Sep '14 quarter. Rebounding above its 50 DMA line this week after a deep pullback below its 200 DMA line since last noted with caution in the 9/18/14 mid-day report - 'Prior quarterly and annual earnings (C and A criteria) history is not a match with the fact-based investment system's guidelines. Low-priced stocks are discouraged from consideration unless all key criteria are solidly satisfied.'"
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HBOS - NASDAQ - BANKING - Regional - Mid-Atlantic Banks
Heritage Financial Group
$25.31 +0.04
0.16%
$25.35 $26.10 -3.03% 40,928
151.59%
27,000
Most Recent Note for HBOS - 12/17/2014 12:30:58 PM
Making its 3rd consecutive mid-day report appearance perched at its 52-week high following a considerable gap up last week on M&A news. Reported +83% earnings on +36% sales revenues for the Sep '14 quarter but prior quarterly earnings comparisons were below the +25% minimum guideline (C criteria).
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LDL - NYSE - MANUFACTURING - Textile Manufacturing
Lydall Inc
$29.63 +0.64
2.21%
$29.67 $31.64 -6.35% 80,038
65.07%
123,000
Most Recent Note for LDL - 12/17/2014 12:37:49 PM
Faces little near-term resistance due to overhead supply up through the $31.50 area. Lack of leadership (L criteria) in the Auto/Truck Original Equipment industry group and low group rating is a concern. Reported earnings +59% on +37% sales revenues for the Sep '14 quarter, its 5th consecutive quarterly comparison above the +25% minimum guideline (C criteria). Recent quarterly reports showed impressive sales revenues acceleration and annual earnings have improved after a downturn and loss in FY '09.
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MTD - NYSE - ELECTRONICS - Scientific & Technical Instrum
Mettler Toledo Intl Inc
$281.59 +2.42
0.87%
$282.51 $300.33 -6.24% 98,182
68.18%
144,000
Most Recent Note for MTD - 12/17/2014 12:38:52 PM
Encountering distributional pressure in recent weeks. Wedged to new highs with gains lacking great volume conviction since noted with caution in the 11/17/14 mid-day report - "Fundamentals remain a concern. Sales revenues and earnings history has not been strong and steady enough to solidly satisfy fundamental guidelines."
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NKE - NYSE - CONSUMER NON-DURABLES - Textile - Apparel Footwear
Nike Inc Cl B
$93.15 -0.06
-0.06%
$94.23 $99.76 -6.63% 1,931,711
58.66%
3,293,000
Most Recent Note for NKE - 12/17/2014 12:40:39 PM
Retreated from its all-time high with 4 consecutive volume-driven losses and it is undercutting its 50 DMA line ($93.80). Made gradual progress after a considerable "breakaway gap" on 9/26/14. Prior mid-day reports cautioned members - "Reported earnings +27% on +15% sales revenues for the Aug '14 quarter, but fundamental concerns remain. Found support near its 200 DMA line during its consolidation since last noted with caution in the 12/17/13 mid-day report - 'Quarterly comparisons show sales revenues and earnings growth below the +25% guideline while its annual earnings (A criteria) growth history has been slow and steady.'"
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ODFL - NASDAQ - TRANSPORTATION - Trucking
Old Dominion Fght Lines
$75.36 -0.85
-1.12%
$76.58 $81.48 -7.51% 399,491
73.57%
543,000
Most Recent Note for ODFL - 12/17/2014 12:43:53 PM
Consolidating near its 50 DMA line with today's 4th consecutive loss. Rallied to new 52-week highs after last noted with caution in the 11/04/14 mid-day report - "Reported Sep '14 earnings +29% on +21% sales revenues, its 2nd consecutive quarterly comparison with earnings above the +25% minimum earnings guideline (C criteria). Undercut its 50 DMA line and traded near its 200 DMA line during its consolidation since noted with caution in the 7/31/14 mid-day report - 'Prior quarterly comparisons did not show strong steady increases above the +25% minimum earnings guideline (C criteria), and a downward turn in FY '07 - '09 earnings (A criteria) is a fundamental flaw.'"
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PCAR - NASDAQ - AUTOMOTIVE - Trucks & Other Vehicles
Paccar Inc
$66.88 +0.16
0.24%
$67.00 $71.15 -6.00% 1,211,444
59.71%
2,029,000
Most Recent Note for PCAR - 12/17/2014 12:46:07 PM
Consolidating above prior highs in the $67-68 area defining support above its 50 DMA line. Reported earnings +20% on +15% sales revenues for the Sep '14 quarter, below the +25% minimum earnings guideline (C criteria). Quarterly sales should be up +18-25% or more or accelerating over prior quarters.
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PETM - NASDAQ - SPECIALTY RETAIL - Specialty Retail, Other
Petsmart Inc
$81.05 +0.03
0.04%
$81.11 $81.44 -0.48% 1,172,390
94.02%
1,247,000
Most Recent Note for PETM - 12/17/2014 12:47:04 PM
Gapped up for new all-time highs on 12/15/14 M&A news. Held its ground stubbornly following a considerable "breakaway gap" on 11/19/14. Prior mid-day reports cautioned members - "Reported earnings +16% on +3% sales revenues for the quarter ended Oct 31, 2014 versus the year ago period. Earnings per share should be up +25% or more in 3 of the past 4 comparisons to satisfy the C criteria. Sub par quarterly sales revenues increases are below the robust growth guidelines of the investment system. Sales should be up +18-25% or more or showing great acceleration over prior quarters."
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PLKI - NASDAQ - Retail-Restaurants
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchn
$53.53 -0.35
-0.65%
$54.18 $56.49 -5.24% 173,245
77.00%
225,000
Most Recent Note for PLKI - 12/17/2014 12:49:09 PM
Hovering near all-time highs after recently wedging higher following a "breakaway gap" on 11/13/14. Prior mid-day reports cautioned members -"Quarterly earnings increases through Sep '14 have been below the +25% minimum guideline (C criteria). Annual earnings (A criteria) history has been good."
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POR - NYSE - Utility-Electric Power
Portland General Electrc
$37.65 -0.03
-0.08%
$37.87 $38.25 -1.57% 424,460
61.96%
685,000
Most Recent Note for POR - 12/17/2014 12:51:21 PM
Perched near its 52-week high following recent gains lacking great volume conviction. This Utility - Electric Power firm was last noted in the 10/20/14 mid-day report with caution - "Prior quarterly and annual earnings (C and A criteria) history has not been strong and steady."

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Q - NYSE - TELECOMMUNICATIONS - Telecom Services - Domestic
Quintiles Transnational
$57.31 +0.14
0.24%
$58.07 $60.71 -5.61% 830,742
103.71%
801,000
Most Recent Note for Q - 12/17/2014 12:56:35 PM
Holding its ground above its 50 DMA line, trading in a tight range since last noted 11/06/14 following a gap down as it completed a Secondary Offering. Reported earnings +23% on +17% sales for the Sep '14 quarter. Completed a Secondary Offering on 3/12/14. Prior quarterly comparisons through Jun '14 showed better earnings increases but with sub par sales revenues increases not indicative of a hot new in-demand product or service (N criteria).
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RLGT - AMEX - Transportation-Logistics
Radiant Logistics Inc
$4.15 +0.02
0.48%
$4.15 $4.24 -2.12% 60,754
63.95%
95,000
Most Recent Note for RLGT - 12/17/2014 1:01:46 PM
Reported its earnings +0% on +28% sales revenues for the Sep '14 quarter. Perched near its 52-week high after finding support at its 50 DMA line during its consolidation since the 10/21/14 mid-day report 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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SAIA - NASDAQ - TRANSPORTATION - Trucking
Saia Inc
$51.93 -1.38
-2.59%
$54.09 $57.60 -9.84% 137,647
61.73%
223,000
Most Recent Note for SAIA - 12/17/2014 1:03:00 PM
Testing support at its 50 DMA line. Reported earnings +25% on +13% sales revenues for the Sep '14 quarter. Last noted with caution in the 11/04/14 mid-day report - "Showing sub par sales revenues increases and earnings not strong and steady above the +25% minimum guideline (C criteria). Its annual earnings (A criteria) history has been erratic and not a match with the fact-based investment system's guidelines."

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SFS - NYSE - RETAIL - Discount, Variety Stores
Smart & Final Stores, Inc
$15.22 +0.12
0.76%
$15.27 $16.55 -8.07% 131,605
62.37%
211,000
Most Recent Note for SFS - 12/17/2014 1:05:00 PM
Limited history and sub par fundamentals. Up from its $12 IPO on 9/24/14.

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SJW - NYSE - UTILITIES - Water Utilities
S J W Corp
$31.98 +0.20
0.63%
$32.23 $32.32 -1.05% 48,872
95.83%
51,000
Most Recent Note for SJW - 12/17/2014 1:07:09 PM
Rallying near its 52-week high with today's 3rd consecutive volume-driven gain after finding support at its 50 DMA line. The prior mid-day report cautioned members - "Reported strong Sep '14 quarterly results, but its prior quarterly and annual earnings history is not a match with the fact-based investment system's guidelines (C and A criteria)."
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STBA - NASDAQ - BANKING - Regional - Northeast Banks
S & T Bancorp Inc
$28.79 +0.50
1.77%
$28.80 $29.28 -1.67% 44,845
64.06%
70,000
Most Recent Note for STBA - 12/17/2014 1:09:12 PM
Hovering near it 52-week high. Made gradual progress since last noted in the 10/30/14 mid-day report with caution- "Fundamental concerns remain as when noted with caution in prior mid-day reports - 'Quarterly and annual earnings (C and A criteria) history is not a match with the fact-based investment system.'"
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TDG - NYSE - AEROSPACE/DEFENSE - Aerospace/Defense Products &; Services
Transdigm Group Inc
$191.58 +0.33
0.17%
$192.07 $199.68 -4.06% 269,737
71.55%
377,000
Most Recent Note for TDG - 12/17/2014 1:11:30 PM
Encountering distributional pressure in recent weeks while retreating only slightly from its 52-week high. The 11/28/14 mid-day report last noted - "Stubbornly holding its ground following a volume-driven gain on 11/13/14. Reported earnings +26% on +19% sales revenues for the Sep '14 quarter, but prior quarterly comparisons were below the +25% minimum earning guideline (C criteria). Made gradual progress since dropped from the Featured Stocks list on 11/16/12."

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WDFC - NASDAQ - CHEMICALS - Specialty Chemicals
W D 40 Co
$79.12 +0.33
0.42%
$79.22 $79.62 -0.63% 28,555
58.28%
49,000
Most Recent Note for WDFC - 12/17/2014 1:15:10 PM
Perched near 52-week and all-time highs with no resistance remaining due to overhead supply. Relative Strength line was higher a year ago than it is currently, a bearish indicator. Fundamental concerns also remain. Last noted with caution in the 7/10/12 mid-day report - "Quarterly and annual earnings history is not a match with the fact-based investment system's guidelines."
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