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AFTER MARKET UPDATE - FRIDAY, MAY 2ND, 2014
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Indices NYSE Nasdaq
DOW  -45.98 16,512.89 -0.28% Volume 683,660,100 +0% Volume 1,715,708,860 -10%
NASDAQ -3.55 4,123.90 -0.09% Advancers 1,736 55% Advancers 1,383 49%
S&P 500 -2.54 1,881.14 -0.13% Decliners 1,304 41% Decliners 1,316 47%
Russell 2000 +2.83 1,128.80 +0.25% 52 Wk Highs 126   52 Wk Highs 43  
S&P 600 +1.93 652.56 +0.30% 52 Wk Lows 17   52 Wk Lows 60  

Major Averages Ended Lower Friday, Up For The Week

For the week, the Dow was up +0.9% the S&P 500 rose +1% and the NASDAQ advanced +1.2%. The indices finished lower on Friday's session. The volume was reported near the prior session total on the NYSE and lower on the Nasdaq exchange. Advancers led decliners by a 9-7 margin on the NYSE, but the mix was even on the Nasdaq exchange. There were 32 high-ranked companies from the CANSLIM.net Leaders List that made new 52-week highs and appeared on the CANSLIM.net BreakOuts Page, down from the total of 41 stocks on the prior session. New 52-week highs outnumbered new 52-week lows on the NYSE while new lows outnumbered new highs on the Nasdaq exchange. There were 2 of the 6 high-ranked companies currently included on the Featured Stocks Page which ended the session with a gain. The Dow Jones Industrial Average managed a new all-time high close on Wednesday's session. However, the gain was not considered enough for the Market (M criteria) to earn the label of returning to a "confirmed uptrend" per the newspaper. Therefore, confirming gains would be a welcome reassurance to still be watching for, and then any new buying efforts should be selective and only focused in stocks meeting all key criteria of the fact-based investment system. Keep in mind that any sustained and meaningful market advance requires leadership - a healthy crop of stocks hitting new 52-week highs.

The major averages ended a choppy trading session in negative territory as investors weighed a positive labor report against mounting tension in Ukraine. Non-farm payrolls unexpectedly rose 288,000 in April versus a projected 218,000 increase. The unemployment rate declined last month to 6.3%, its lowest level since September 2008.
Stocks moved lower after Russia called for a meeting of the UN Security Council over Ukraine sending its military to retake an area known as a pro-separatist stronghold.Utilities and health care were the worst performing sectors on the session with Duke Energy (DUK -2.3%) and Merck (MRQ -2.4%) ending lower. Energy and materials were the best performing groups  as Exxon (XOM +0.6%) and Freeport McMoRan (FCX +1.5%) rose. On the earnings front, LinkedIn (LNKD -8.4%) fell following its reduced sales guidance. Este Lauder (EL +4.8%) was higher after raising its full-year forecast.
Treasuries were mixed with the 10-year note up 7/32 to yield 2.59%.
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PICTURED: The S&P 500 Index is consolidating -0.8% off its all-time high.


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Financial, Commodity-Linked Groups Rose

Financial shares were a positive influence on the major averages as the Broker/Dealer Index ($XBD +0.47%) and the Bank Index ($BKX +0.51%) rose and the Retail Index ($RLX +0.28%) eked out a small gain. Commodity-linked groups rose as the Gold & Silver Index ($XAU +2.21%) and the Oil Services Index ($OSX +0.74%) outpaced the Integrated Oil Index ($XOI +0.24%). The Semiconductor Index ($SOX +0.28%) eked out a small gain while the Biotechnology Index ($BTK -1.47%) and the Networking Index ($NWX -0.42%) both edged lower.

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PICTURED: The Bank Index ($BKX +0.51%) halted its slide above its 200-day moving average (DMA) line.


Industry Index Symbol Close Change % Change YTD % Change
Oil Services $OSX  293.96 +2.15 +0.74% +4.60%
Integrated Oil $XOI  1,614.15 +3.82 +0.24% +7.39%
Semiconductor $SOX  575.49 +1.63 +0.28% +7.56%
Networking $NWX  327.02 -1.36 -0.42% +0.95%
Broker/Dealer $XBD  156.10 +0.73 +0.47% -2.78%
Retail $RLX  865.89 +2.40 +0.28% -7.86%
Gold & Silver $XAU  93.00 +2.01 +2.21% +10.52%
Bank $BKX  68.55 +0.35 +0.51% -1.03%
Biotech $BTK  2,495.65 -37.34 -1.47% +7.09%


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Color Codes Explained :
Y - Better candidates highlighted by our staff of experts.
G - Previously featured in past reports as yellow but may no longer be buyable under the guidelines.

***Last / Change / Volume data in this table is the closing quote data***
Symbol/Exchange
Company Name
Industry Group
PRICE CHANGE
(%Change)
Day High Volume
(% DAV)
(% 50 day avg vol)
52 Wk Hi
% From Hi
Featured
Date
Price
Featured
Pivot Featured
Max Buy
EQM - NYSE
E Q T Midstream Partners
ENERGY - Oil and Gas Pipelines  
$75.50 -0.58
-0.76%

$76.90

5,591,170
5,225.39% of 50 DAV
50 DAV is 107,000
$78.67
-4.03%
12/12/2013 $53.17 PP = $56.51
MB = $59.34
Most Recent Note - 5/2/2014 12:11:59 PM
G - Perched at an all-time high, it priced a new Public Offering of 10.75 Million common units. Fundamental concerns remain. Its 50 DMA line ($69.43) defines near-term support where a violation may trigger a technical sell signal.
>>> FEATURED STOCK ARTICLE : Stength Contiunues; Earnings Below +25% Minimum Guideline for a 2nd Quarter - 4/28/2014
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GNRC - NYSE
Generac Hldgs Inc
Electrical-Power/Equipmt  
$55.00 +0.47
0.86%

$55.38

1,377,649
218.47% of 50 DAV
50 DAV is 630,600
$62.50
-12.00%
2/14/2014 $56.50 PP = $57.39
MB = $60.26
Most Recent Note - 5/1/2014 11:58:44 AM
G - Reported earnings for the Mar '14 quarter and violated support at its 50 DMA line with a volume-driven loss today. Also undercut its recent low ($55.27 on 4/14/14) raising greater concerns. Color code is changed to green.
>>> FEATURED STOCK ARTICLE : Finished Just Below its 50-Day Average Line - 4/11/2014
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ICON - NASDAQ
Iconix Brand Group Inc
CONSUMER NON-DURABLES - Textile - Apparel Footwear  
$42.09 -0.39
-0.92%

$43.01

827,355
139.52% of 50 DAV
50 DAV is 593,000
$43.34
-2.88%
4/30/2014 $42.50 PP = $42.57
MB = $44.70
Most Recent Note - 4/30/2014 6:06:31 PM

Y - Reported earnings +33% on +11% sales revenues for the Mar '14 quarter, continuing its strong earnings track record satisfying the C criteria. Finished at the session high and a new 52-week high today with a considerable volume-driven gain. No resistance remains due to overhead supply. Color code is changed to yellow with new pivot point cited based on its 3/06/14 high plus 10 cents. Finished near the new pivot point, and confirming gains with above average volume could trigger a new technical buy signal.


>>> FEATURED STOCK ARTICLE : Rebound Above 50-Day Average Needed to Improve Outlook - 4/24/2014
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PSIX - NASDAQ
Power Solutions Intl Inc
Machinery-Gen Industrial  
$83.86 -2.02
-2.35%

$87.36

120,378
169.55% of 50 DAV
50 DAV is 71,000
$87.40
-4.05%
2/28/2014 $74.65 PP = $76.93
MB = $80.78
Most Recent Note - 5/2/2014 5:14:38 PM
G- Challenged its 52-week high but reversed early gains to close with a loss on above average volume. No resistance remains due to overhead supply. The 50 DMA line defines near-term support to watch.
>>> FEATURED STOCK ARTICLE : Halted Slide After Slump Below 50-Day Moving Average - 4/14/2014
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TRN - NYSE
Trinity Industries Inc
TRANSPORTATION - Railroads  
$76.28 +1.99
2.68%

$77.45

2,414,517
182.23% of 50 DAV
50 DAV is 1,325,000
$77.00
-0.94%
4/30/2014 $75.57 PP = $76.05
MB = $79.85
Most Recent Note - 5/2/2014 5:17:18 PM
Y - Hit a new 52-week high today and closed above its pivot point with a gain backed by +82% above average volume clinching a technical buy signal. Highlighted in yellow with pivot point cited based on its 3/21/14 high plus 10 cents in the 4/30/14 mid-day report (read here). See the latest FSU analysis for more details and annotated graphs.
>>> FEATURED STOCK ARTICLE : Finished Near Session Lows After Encountering Distributional Pressure - 4/30/2014
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Symbol/Exchange
Company Name
Industry Group
PRICE CHANGE
(%Change)
Day High Volume
(% DAV)
(% 50 day avg vol)
52 Wk Hi
% From Hi
Featured
Date
Price
Featured
Pivot Featured
Max Buy
WLK - NYSE
Westlake Chemical Corp
CHEMICALS - Specialty Chemicals  
$70.86 +0.00
0.00%

$71.47

812,612
123.31% of 50 DAV
50 DAV is 659,000
$73.38
-3.43%
4/29/2014 $72.79 PP = $69.31
MB = $72.78
Most Recent Note - 4/30/2014 12:43:10 PM
Y - Highlighted in yellow with pivot point cited based on its 4/04/14 high in the 4/29/14 mid-day report (read here). The plastics maker separated its ethylene assets into a tax-advantaged partnership in which it plans to sell shares to the public. Holding its ground today, it gapped up and tallied a considerable gain with more than 4 times average volume for a new 52-week high on the prior session triggering a technical buy signal while rallying from a "double bottom" base. Quarterly earnings increases have been above the +25% minimum (C criteria) in comparisons through Dec '13. Keep in mind that 3 out of 4 stocks tend to move in the same direction of the major averages (M criteria) and confirming gains from the major averages are still needed as reassurance the broader market is strong. See the latest FSU analysis for more details and new annotated graphs.
>>> FEATURED STOCK ARTICLE : Technical Breakout From Double Bottom Base Pattern - 4/29/2014
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