NKE earnings and the Janet Yellen speech yesterday pulled the bulls off the sidelines.
We are set to open higher today it will be interesting to see if we close higher into the weekend. If not, I believe the bears will have a solid case.
If you’re a day trader, keep the ag stocks on your radar. They are over-sold this week but continue to be a solid short-sale.
Stock Market Today: Map of the S&P 500
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The SPY is now in a confirmed trading range between $192-$200. No bias. It does look like we will get a higher open today. No bias means your reference points to read the tape will be shorter. Yesterday’s high and low, today’s open price.
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Stocks to Trade | Friday September 25, 2015
- Still trading tight to the vest.
- Today’s close will be telling to form a bias. If the bulls can’t hold the open price, the bears will be ready to pounce.
Charts in Focus
There are only four key charting lessons to master when developing your trading plan and edge.. One of them is accumulation. It’s when institutions are building a position in a stock, usually ending a down trend, that leads to a consolidation. This is viewed on the daily chart below. You will notice the significant increase in volume over the last 4 weeks.
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Earnings in play today > 1M avg shares: BBRY
Stocks that showed Relative Weakness Yesterday– contra to the SPY positive change from the open on 9/24/15: espr, dxcm, hlf, akrx, xon, incy, sina, wpz, mdvn, cyh, isis, bmrn, chtr, thc, scty, scty, endp, hrtx, vrx, xpo, ual
Above the 20sma, up for the week and closed 2% higher from the open: CYBR, HFC, CLR, FNV
Below the 20sma, Down for the week and closed 2% lower from the open: wpz, mdvn, isis, scty, endp, ual, celg, hznp, wmb
Bullish Ideas ATR/Volume/Price: MDCO, TSLA, SRPT, LB, UA, AMZN, SBUX, PANW, TSO, FB, ADBE, NCLH, NKE, EXPE, POST, FISV, FL, LLY, DXCM, HFC, ALK
Bearish Ideas ATR/Volume/Price: gpro, amba, wynn, cf, lng, mbly, baba, lulu, cat, feye, myl, hp, abbv, mon, qrvo, lrcx, wmb, lvs, wdc, stx, de, ppg, bidu, apa, wpz, ir, twx, utx, mdt, bxlt, scty, hot, isis, amgn, amt, etn, endp, stt, gs, mjn, hon, apc, mmm
Weak Stock Weak Close: rax, wpz, isis, scty, endp, bkd, wmb, ete
Strong Stock Weak Close: ADBE, UNH, LLY, RAI
Weak Stock Strong Close: lng, mos, gpro, apa, stx, amba, mjn, gd
Strong Stock Strong Close: FB, SBUX, NVDA, TSLA, TSO, HFC, UA
20 day Breakdown: wynn, dyn, cf, hznp, ete, do, cat, mur, m, ip, ppg, c, bbby, endp, hon
20 Day Breakout: AEM
2x Normal Volume: CAT, CAG, MUR, ETE, LNG, DE, DYN, HZNP, ETN, MOS, STI, DOW
Watch List Longs: SBUX, UNH, COST, MO, ADBE
Watch List Short: adm, abt, kss, amgn, met, hon, m, wynn, lvs, nue, dd, c, hpq, qcom
Inside days: ccl, hp, lvs, hrb, jd, wfm, cce, pypl
Yellen Speech Awakens Bulls 9.25.15
Nike NKE earnings exceeded expectations. For a stock already trading near 52 weeks highs in a strong sector, this is a great place to have some trading focus. Buying the stock after earnings is not a good idea today. The better trade is to wait for the price action to pull back and then trade it long into the next quarter.
Nike crushes earnings expectations
Nike reported first-quarter earnings results after the market closed Thursday, and they were incredible.
The apparel giant reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.34, up 23%, and revenues of $8.4 billion.
Revenues from North America rose 8% – 9% excluding currency fluctuations — and jumped 30% in China.
Analysts had estimated $1.19 in adjusted earnings per share, and $8.22 billion in revenues, according to Bloomberg. They were looking for 10% revenue growth in North America.
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