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 MIDDAY BREAKOUTS REPORT - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26TH, 2014
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DOW 18073.39 43.18 (0.24%) | NASDAQ 4802.06 28.59 (0.60%) | S&P 500 2089.86 7.98 (0.38%)
Time of Screening : 12/26/2014 12:08:52 PM         Report Released : 12/26/2014 12:44:52 PM
Price is: Above 52W High and Less Than 52W High but within 10% of the 52 Week High
Volume Is: At least 30% 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
ALE - NYSE - UTILITIES - Diversified Utilities
Allete Inc
$56.39 +0.58
1.04%
$56.63 $55.95 0.79% 67,023
30.89%
217,000
Most Recent Note for ALE - 12/26/2014 12:11:53 PM
This Utility firm is hitting new 52-week highs with recent gains lacking great volume conviction. The 12/19/14 mid-day report cautioned members - "Not a match with the fundamental guidelines of the fact-based investment system (C and A criteria)."
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AMBA - NASDAQ - ELECTRONICS - Semiconductor - Specialized
Ambarella Inc
$54.49 +2.44
4.69%
$54.59 $58.00 -6.05% 822,997
42.66%
1,929,000
Most Recent Note for AMBA - 12/26/2014 12:14:48 PM
Found support at its 50 DMA line while consolidating in recent weeks, but it has not formed a sound base. Last noted in the 12/05/14 mid-day report - "Fundamentals are a better match with the fact-based investment system after it reported earnings +84% on +43% sales revenues for the Oct '14 quarter. Recent quarterly comparisons show improvement above the +25% minimum earnings guideline (C criteria) with sales revenues showing encouraging acceleration. Patient investors may watch for a new base or secondary buy point to possibly develop and be noted in the weeks ahead."
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BCPC - NASDAQ - CHEMICALS - Agricultural Chemicals
Balchem Corp
$68.06 +1.26
1.89%
$68.30 $69.92 -2.66% 50,627
35.65%
142,000
Most Recent Note for BCPC - 12/26/2014 12:16:20 PM
This Chemicals - Specialty firm rallied to touch a new 52-week high this week after volume-driven gains from its 50 DMA line. Noted with caution in prior mid-day report - "Reported earnings +71% on +83% sales revenues for the Sep '14 quarter. Its Jun '14 results also showed great increases, however fundamental concerns remain. Choppy action has followed since last noted in the 1/03/14 mid-day report with caution - 'It maintained a good annual earnings (A criteria) history, however, recent quarterly comparisons through Jun '13 show sub par sales revenues and earnings growth leaving fundamental concerns regarding the C criteria.'"
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BRLI - NASDAQ - HEALTH SERVICES - Medical Laboratories & Researc
Bio Reference Labs Inc
$31.92 +0.10
0.31%
$32.26 $34.00 -6.12% 108,736
48.98%
222,000
Most Recent Note for BRLI - 12/26/2014 12:19:05 PM
Reported earnings +65% on +18% sales revenues for the Oct '14 quarter, but fundamental concerns remain. Pulled back abruptly from its 52-week high and went through a choppy consolidation since last noted with caution in the 11/21/13 mid-day report -"Reported earnings +18% on +16% sales revenues for the Jul '13 quarter, below the +25% minimum guideline (C criteria), and fundamental concerns remain."
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CELG - NASDAQ - DRUGS - Drug Manufacturers - Major
Celgene Corp
$112.65 +3.05
2.78%
$113.23 $119.84 -6.00% 1,958,751
34.33%
5,706,000
Most Recent Note for CELG - 12/26/2014 12:20:55 PM
Making its 3rd consecutive mid-day report appearance, finding support at its 50 DMA line this week following a damaging volume-driven loss indicative of heavy distributional pressure. Reported earnings +24% on +18% sales revenues for the Sep '14 quarter. Prior mid-day reports repeatedly cautioned members - "Found support above its 200 DMA line and rebounded quickly 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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CFN - NYSE - Medical-Systems/Equip
Carefusion Corp
$59.25 +0.07
0.12%
$59.45 $59.48 -0.39% 1,120,802
46.31%
2,420,000
Most Recent Note for CFN - 12/26/2014 12:21:27 PM
Holding its ground following a considerable gap up gain with heavy volume on 10/06/14 news Becton, Dickinson signed a $12.2 Billion deal to acquire the company. Found support at its 50 DMA line when noted with caution in recent mid-day reports - "Reported earnings +44% on +24% sales revenues for the Jun '14 quarter, but prior quarterly earnings increases were below the +25% minimum guideline (C criteria)."
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FARO - NASDAQ - ELECTRONICS - Scientific & Technical Instrum
Faro Technologies Inc
$64.71 +0.85
1.33%
$64.73 $63.97 1.16% 55,150
41.47%
133,000
Most Recent Note for FARO - 12/26/2014 12:25:17 PM
Hitting a new 52-week high with today's 7th consecutive gain. Reported earnings +31% on +21% sales revenues for the Sep '14 quarter, but fundamental concerns remain. Quarterly and annual earnings increases (C and A criteria) are not a match with the fact-based investment system's guidelines.
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FLEX - NASDAQ - ELECTRONICS - Printed Circuit Boards
Flextronics Intl Ltd
$11.32 +0.07
0.62%
$11.32 $11.83 -4.31% 1,662,630
34.44%
4,827,000
Most Recent Note for FLEX - 12/26/2014 12:26:50 PM
Found support above its 50 and 200 DMA lines while recently consolidating. Reported earnings +18% on +2% sales revenues for the Sep '14 quarter. 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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GSIG - NASDAQ - Elec-Scientific/Msrng
G S I Group Inc
$14.70 +0.11
0.75%
$14.79 $14.81 -0.74% 43,112
43.11%
100,000
Most Recent Note for GSIG - 12/26/2014 12:28:25 PM
Reported earnings +53% on +19% sales revenues for the Sep '14 quarter, but fundamental concerns remain. Sales revenues and earnings history are not a match with the fact-based investment system's guidelines.
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HNH - NASDAQ - MANUFACTURING - Metal Fabrication
Handy & Harman Ltd
$47.98 +2.84
6.29%
$48.68 $46.16 3.94% 31,190
82.08%
38,000
Most Recent Note for HNH - 12/26/2014 12:31:48 PM
Hitting new 52-week highs with today's 8th consecutive gain. Reported earnings +86% on +10% sales revenues for the Sep '14 quarter but fundamental concerns remain. Found support at its 50 DMA line and rallied since last noted with caution in the 11/13/14 mid-day report - "No resistance remains due to overhead supply. Prior quarters showed sub par sales and earnings increases versus the year earlier. Annual earnings (A criteria) growth has not been strong and steady. Fundamentally below guidelines of the fact-based investment system."
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LABL - NASDAQ - CONSUMER NON-DURABLES - Packaging & Containers
Multi Color Corp
$56.11 +1.29
2.35%
$56.64 $57.35 -2.16% 23,472
32.60%
72,000
Most Recent Note for LABL - 12/26/2014 12:36:22 PM
Perched near its 52-week high after finding support at its 50 DMA line. Reported earnings +52% on +21% sales revenues for the quarter ended Sep 30, 2014 versus the year ago period, its 2nd consecutive quarterly comparison with earnings above the fact-based investment system's +25% minimum guideline (C criteria). Fundamental concerns remain. It survived but failed to impress since dropped from the Featured Stocks list on 11/30/11.
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LBY - AMEX - CONSUMER DURABLES - Housewares & Accessories
Libbey Inc
$30.91 +0.12
0.37%
$31.18 $31.10 -0.63% 39,594
42.12%
94,000
Most Recent Note for LBY - 12/26/2014 12:37:17 PM
Perched at its 52-week high, stubbornly holding its ground following a streak of volume-driven gains. Prior mid-day reports repeatedly cautioned members - "Reported earnings +88% on +6% sales revenues for the Sep '14 quarter. Fundamental concerns remain. Annual earnings (A criteria) history has been up and down. Flat sales revenues indicates no growth in demand for any new products, which is bad concerning N criteria."

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LOAN - NASDAQ - Finance-Commercial Loans
Manhattan Bridge Capital
$3.94 +0.07
1.81%
$3.96 $4.00 -1.50% 23,464
55.87%
42,000
Most Recent Note for LOAN - 12/26/2014 12:37:42 PM
Repeatedly noted with caution in prior mid-day reports while perched within close striking distance of its 52-week high - "Recent quarterly earnings increases through Sep '14 have been above the +25% minimum guideline (C criteria). Annual earnings (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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METR - NASDAQ - BANKING - Regional - Northeast Banks
Metro Bancorp Inc
$25.90 +0.10
0.39%
$25.93 $26.84 -3.50% 8,626
33.18%
26,000
Most Recent Note for METR - 12/26/2014 12:38:32 PM
Earnings history has been erratic and below the investment system's guidelines, and a lack of sales revenues growth indicates no great demand for its products or services.
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RYAAY - NASDAQ - TRANSPORTATION - Regional Airlines
Ryanair Hldgs Plc Adr
$69.24 +0.63
0.92%
$69.25 $69.90 -0.94% 243,373
73.97%
329,000
Most Recent Note for RYAAY - 12/26/2014 12:39:02 PM
Stubbornly holding its ground since a gap up on 12/04/14 for a considerable gain and a 52-week high. Repeatedly noted with caution in prior mid-day reports - "Reported earnings +10% on +0% sales revenues for the Sep '14 quarter and fundamental concerns remain. Quarterly earnings increases in recent comparisons showed sub par earnings growth. A drastic downturn in FY '09 is a flaw in its annual earnings (A criteria) history."
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STMP - NASDAQ - Retail-Internet
Stamps.com Inc
$46.50 +0.01
0.02%
$46.99 $51.07 -8.95% 68,329
40.92%
167,000
Most Recent Note for STMP - 12/26/2014 12:39:51 PM
Consolidating above its 50 DMA line after encountering distributional pressure. Little resistance remains due to overhead supply. Prior mid-day reports repeatedly cautioned members - "Went through a deep consolidation below its 200 DMA line then rebounded since dropped from the Featured Stocks list on 12/09/13. Earnings were +16% on +21% sales revenues for the Sep '14 quarter, below the +25% minimum earnings guideline (C criteria)."
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VVI - NYSE - DIVERSIFIED SERVICES - Business/Management Services
Viad Corp
$27.06 +0.53
2.00%
$27.06 $28.62 -5.45% 35,939
30.46%
118,000
Most Recent Note for VVI - 12/26/2014 12:40:52 PM
Hitting a new 52-week high today. Prior mid-day reports repeatedly cautioned members - "Showed greatly improved earnings for the Sep '14 quarter but fundamental concerns remain. Quarterly and annual earnings (C and A criteria) has not been strong and steady. Company has a new CEO as of 12/04/14."
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WAGE - NYSE - Comml Svcs-Outsourcing
Wageworks Inc
$64.23 -0.13
-0.20%
$64.98 $68.31 -5.97% 90,594
30.61%
296,000
Most Recent Note for WAGE - 12/26/2014 12:44:37 PM
Perched within close striking distance of its 52-week high. Found support above its 50 DMA line while consolidating and rallying recently with volume-driven gains through overhead supply which exists up through the $68 level. The 11/07/14 mid-day report last cautioned members - "Reported earnings +33% on +27% sales revenues for the Sep '14 quarter, an improvement following Jun '14 earnings which were below the +25% minimum guideline (C criteria)."
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