Category: S&P

S&P 500 Futures

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Market Pressures_

Copper is finding support at the short entry price. The gold short was stopped out. Silver is pulling back inside a longer term move up.

Crude is in a new long trade, but at resistance. Natural Gas is seeking a bottom.

The US 30 year Treasuries are moving side ways after a test of the 144 support.

The US Dollar futures are in a pullback after rallying to near the 96.77 level.

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S&P 500 Futures

Monthly – In the second month of a rally off the Christmas lows. Trade pressures are down but rising. Volumes closed the month of January as neutral. The next target down is 2372. A close above the 2900 level would confirm any weekly move higher.

Weekly – Seven weeks up in this rally. Trade pressures are up. Volumes are bullish for four of these weeks. The next target up is 2818. A close below the 2628 level would confirm any daily move lower.

Daily – Flat. The close of 2778 is at the weekly upper median line which should act as resistance. Trade pressures are up but showing some divergence. Volumes are bullish and bearish. The markets are all driven by events, or the hope of events; not a healthy situation.

The 60 minute long signal at 2702 yielded 75 points of a move up which would have been sold at the 2721 profit target. The next target up is the 2818 prior high pivot.

A close below the 2660 level would signal lower.

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Navellier Top 8 – The $100,00 virtual portfolio is now up by more than $19,000. A 19% year would be considered a superior return. One could be forgiven for taking the profit and waiting for lower prices. But the Top 8 will be adjusted throughout the year by replacing those companies that have moved out of their respective value ranges by other opportunities with better metrics.

{The author may have long or short positions in any of he securities mentioned.]

S&P 500 Futures

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Market Pressures_

Copper is in a pullback after meeting profit targets. Gold is a new short. Silver is stopped out of the long trade.

Crude is a new short. Nat Gas has met profit targets.

The US 30 Year Treasury Bond is looking for a new long trade.

The US Dollar futures are at the top end of a trading range.

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S&P 500 Futures_

Monthly – Still in the move down from the 2730 level. Trade pressures are rising into the neutral zone. Volumes closed the month of January as neutral. The next target down is 2372. A close above 2900 would confirm any weekly move higher.

Weekly – Rallied thru and closed below the 2721 upside target. Trade pressures are up in the neutral zone. Volumes have been bullish for the last four weeks. The next target up is 2816. A close below 2588 would confirm any daily move lower.

Daily – Flat. Completed a move down to the 2686 target on the hourly charts. Trade pressures are up. Volumes closed as bullish.

The next hourly target down is 2655.
A close above 2702 would signal higher on hourly.

The daily technical pressures are down. The earnings estimates for the S&P 500 are being lowered by the analyst community. 1Q19 and 2Q19 are down to 2 and 3 percent growth. The 2H19 looks better but is still subject to downward revisions.

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Navellier Top 8 – The $100,000 virtual portfolio is up $14,000 for the YTD. The portfolio companies have reported good 4Q18 earnings and positive guidance for the upcoming quarters. As the average earnings expectations for the general market are reduced by analysts, these better fundamentals will be increasingly attractive to the fund managers.

{The author may have long or short positions in any of the securities mentioned.]

S&P 500 Futures

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Market Pressures_

Copper has made nice move up. Gold and Silver also have moved but are now looking toppy.

Crude oil continues the move up but is very close to upside targets, expect retracement. Natural Gas is moving down in the midst of one one of the coldest weeks on record.

The US 30 year Treasuries are in a shallow pullback, looking for higher.

The US Dollar futures are testing the prior lows. Could have a bounce.

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S&P 500 Futures_

Monthly – Very near a 62% retracement of the move down from the 2951 high. Trade pressures are rising into the neutral zone. The next target down is 2372. A close above the 2900 level would confirm any new weekly move up.

Weekly – The sixth week of the move higher. Trade pressures are up into the neutral zone. Volumes are still bullish. The next target up is 2721. A close below 2566 would confirm any daily move lower.

Daily – Flat. Looks to be the fifth wave in this move up from 2412. Trade pressures are up but turning down. Volumes are bullish. The next target up is 2721. A close below 2597 would signal lower.

Price has moved just above the 2695 level reclaiming all the 2108 losses and now even ahead of the 2017 yer end close.

Crude, Gold and the S&P index are all at upside targets, be alert for a new move down in all three.

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Navellier Top 8 Stocks are doing well in the earnings season. The $100,000 Virtual portfolio is up about $12,000 in this month of January. A fast move up and not likely to continue at this rate.

[The author may have long or short positions in any of the securities mentioned.]

S&P 500 Futures

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Market Pressures_

Copper in a new move up. Gold and Silver in a rally on the Venezuela worries.

Crude oil also reacting to possible sanctions on Venezuela. Natural gas is in a new short trade.

The US 30 year Treasury Bond is in a move down, but watch carefully for a possible move up.

The US Dollar futures are in the move down as the FED slows the asset sales.

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S&P 500 Futures_

Monthly – The monthly bar appears to recover fifty percent of the December move down, but still in the move down. Trade pressures are down. Volumes Closed the month of December as bearish. The next target down is 2368. A close above the 2900 level would confirm any weekly move higher.

Weekly – Five weeks into this retracement move up. Trade pressures are still down but rising. Volumes are now neutral. the next target up is 2721. A close blow the 2528 level would confirm a new daily move lower.

Daily – Flat. In the move up from the 2412 long entry level and thru the 2566 target. Trade pressures are up but declining. Volumes are bullish. The break above the downtrend resistance at 2642 has resulted in consolidation. The next target up is 2721. A close below 2558 would signal lower.

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Navellier Top 8 – Lamb Weston (LW) will replaced with Veeva Systems (VEEV). Arbor Realty Trust (ABR) and Capital Southwest Bank (CSWC) will be replaced by BG Staffing (BGSF) and Medifast (MED) on Monday at the open. Performances of the Virtual portfolio are in line with the market.

[The author may have long or short positions in any of the securities mentioned.]

Navellier Top 8 Stocks for February

The following is provided by Navellier with technical comment from South Ocean Management – pls do your own due diligence.

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CME description
CME Group, Inc.

CME Group, Inc. (CME) remains a Top 5 Stock for February as it continues to outperform the S&P 500. As we’ve talked about before, CME runs the world’s leading marketplace, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Simply put, CME Group dominates the world of options trading. In fact, its tagline is that it is “where the world comes to manage risk.” For those of you who aren’t as familiar with the CME, or “the Merc,” it trades several types of financial instruments: Interest rates, equities, currencies and commodities (like energy, agricultural products and metals). CME Group executes trades through its electronic trading platforms, and it also provides hosting, connectivity and customer support for electronic trading.

CME made a couple of records recently. It saw Asia Pacific average daily volume (ADV) increase 45% to 921,000 contracts in the fourth quarter. On a global scale, there was an 18% increase to 19.2 contracts ADV.

I expect this strength to be reflected in the company’s upcoming fourth-quarter report on February 14. Analysts are expecting earnings of $1.72 per share on revenue of $1.2 billion. This represents 53.6% annual earnings growth and 32% annual revenue growth.

In addition, the company continues to reward its shareholders. CME just paid a special dividend of $1.75 per share on January 16. All shareholders of record on December 10 should have received the dividend. Continue to buy this Conservative stock up to $199.

SOM Technicals:

11-30-18: Closed at 190.08. Trade pressures are down. Volumes are neutral. Support at 184.15.

12-8-18: Closed at 187.11. Trade pressures are down. Volumes are bearish. The 25×5 day MA is holding as support.

12-15-18: Closed at 187.54. Trade pressures are up in the neutral zone. Volumes are bearish. Holding support at the 25×5 MA.

12-22-18: Closed at 182.65. Trade pressures are down. Volumes are bearish.Now in the downtrend with support at 181.

12-29-18: Closed at 186.11. Trade pressures are rising into the neutral zone. Volumes are bullish. Resistance is at the 189.70 target.

1-5-19: Closed at 184.68. Trade pressures are down into the neutral zone. Volumes have changed to bullish. In the move up. The next target up is 190-86.

1-12-19: Closed at 180.55. Trade pressures are down. Volumes are now neutral. The 200 day MA at 171 is support.

1-19-18: Closed at 183.43. Trade pressures are up. Volumes are now bullish. In the new move up to the 186.91 target.

1-26-19: Closed at 185.94. Trade pressures are up. Volumes are bullish. The next target up is 192.91.

2-2-19: Closed at 183.44. Trade pressures are up into the neutral zone. Volumes are bullish. 186.91 is the next target up.

2-8-19: Closed at 178.20. Trade pressures are now down. Volumes are neutral. Bounced off the 200 day MA. need a move above 177.50 to get going again.

2-16-19: Closed at 175.40. Trade pressures are in the neutral zone. Volumes are now bearish. At support on the 200 day moving average.

 

DXCM description
DexCom, Inc.

DexCom, Inc. (DXCM) is now officially a Top 5 Stock for two months in a row. I really like this company because it has been innovating the continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) industry. In case you are unfamiliar with CGM, it’s a technology that enables patients and their doctors to better manage diabetes.

With DXCM’s technology, a diabetic does not need to prick their finger to test their blood glucose levels. Instead, he or she inserts a small sensor under the skin. The diabetic will then be notified via a display device when their glucose levels are either too low or high. It’s simple, user-friendly and pain-free.

As the leader in CGM, DXCM offers a variety of products, including the Dexcom G6 CGM System, Dexcom G5 CGM System, Dexcom CLARITY, Dexcom Apps, Dexcom Studio and insulin pumps. These products have helped improve patient experiences, add real-time glucose data with alerts and alarms, share data and reduce costs.

Here’s the opportunity: The current CGM market includes six million people. That market will expand to 60 million people who suffer from diabetes, as CGM is expected to play a key role in helping to manage the disease. So, DXCM should see strong demand for its products and services going forward.

DXCM will release its fourth-quarter results on February 21. It has a strong history of beating estimates, and I expect this quarter to be no different. The Street view is for earnings of $0.17 per share, up 70% from last year’s $0.10 per share. Revenue is set to rise 35.6% to $299.67 million, up from $221 million last year. Earnings per share estimates have been revised higher in the past week alone, so a quarterly earnings surprise is likely. This Aggressive stock us a buy under $170.

SOM Technicals:

12-22-18: closed at 108.32. Trade pressures are down. Volumes are bearish. The next target down is 99.47. Now sitting on support at the 200 day MA.

12-29-18: Closed at 118.28. Trade pressures are down but rising. Volumes are bullish. The next target up is 127.38.

1-5-19: Closed at 116.24. Trade pressures are down into the neutral zone. Volumes are now neutral. At the 200 day MA and support.

1-12-19: Closed at 142.00. Trade pressures are up. Volumes are bullish. Moved sharply up off the 200 day MA. Now at the retracement target and should consolidate here.

1-19-18: Closed at 149.62. Trade pressures are up and extended. Volumes are bullish. At the 141.18 target, expect consolidation here.

1-26-19: Closed at 146.00. Trade pressures are up but rolling over. Volumes are bearish. Support is 141.00.

2-2-19: Closed at 141.78. Trade pressures are now down. Volumes are bearish to bullish. The 25×5 MA is lower at 136.52.

2-8-19: Closed at 145.53. Trade back up into the neutral.zone. Volumes are bullish. In the up trend. The next target up is 163.51.

2-16-19: Closed at 148.49. Trade pressures are in the neutral zone. Volumes are now bullish. The next target up is 163.51.

 

FTNT description
Fortinet

Fortinet (FTNT) is a solid Top 5 Stock, as it’s set to benefit from a shift in leadership to cybersecurity companies. Fortinet provides unified security solutions that can be deployed over digital networks to protect users against malware, spam and network intrusions. The company provides its security solutions to data centers, enterprises, carriers and distributed offices around the globe. Fortinet currently boasts a portfolio of more than 530 patents worldwide.

Those security solutions have helped the company grow nicely. For the third quarter, it brought in $453.9 million in revenue. This represented a 21% increase over Q3 2017. This also beat the $450.9 million consensus estimate. Meanwhile, net income soared 120% year-over-year to $58.7 million, or $0.33 per share. Adjusted earnings came in at $0.49 per share. Analysts were expecting earnings of $0.42 per share, so Fortinet posted a 16.7% earnings surprise.

Earnings are expected to continue to climb in the fourth quarter. Results are scheduled to be released on February 6. Analyst expectations are for earnings of $0.52 per share on $496.4 million. This represents a 62.5% in average annual earnings and 19.1% in average annual revenue.

While FTNT has been volatile lately, the company’s long-term story remains intact. And strong fourth-quarter report should ultimately drive the stock higher. This Moderately Aggressive stock is a buy up to $82.

SOM Technicals:

9-29-18: Closed at 92.27. Trade pressures are up. Volumes are bullish. The next target up is 99.90.

10-7-18: Closed at 86.10. Trade pressures are down into the neutral zone. Volumes are bearish. Support is at 83.83.

10-13-18: Closed at 79.95. Trade pressures are down. Volumes are bearish. The old upside target of 277.70 could hold support.

10-20-18: Closed at 81.20. Trade pressures are down but rising. Volumes are now bullish. 84.20 signals a new long entry.

10-28-18: Closed at 78.19. Trade pressures are down but showing some divergence. Volumes are neutral. The next target down is 76.14.

11-3-18: Closed at 72.56. Trade pressures are up into the neutral zone. Volumes are bearish. The 200 day is the next support at 65.28.

11-10-18: Closed at 74.73. Trade pressures are neutral. Volumes are neutral to bearish. Need a close above 79.15 to get going again.

11-17-18: closed at 73.45. Trade pressures are in the neutral zone. Volumes are bearish. At support/ Need the close above 79.16 to resume the move up.

11-24-18: Closed at 67.96. Trade pressures are now down. Volumes are mixed bullish to neutral. At the 200 day MA. Need a  close above 72.11 to resume any move up.

11-30-18: Closed at 73.84. Trade pressures are up into the neutral zone. Volumes are bullish. The 200 day MA was support. the next target up is 77.70.

12-8-18: Closed at 71.61. Trade pressures are up but turning down. Volumes are neutral. At the new long entry of 72.11.

12-15-18: Closed at 72.91. Trade pressures are down into the neutral zone. Volumes are bearish. 68.91 is support at the 200 day MA.

12-22-18: Closed at 65.84. Trade pressures are down. volumes are bearish. At the 200 day MA support. The prior low is 64.65.

12-29-18: Closed at 70.34. Trade pressures are down but rising. Volumes are bullish. A close above 72.11 would start another move up.

1-5-19: Closed at 66.91. Trade pressures are back down into the neutral zone. Volumes are bearish. The next target down is 58.81.

1-12-19: Closed at 73.27. Trade pressures are up. Volumes are bullish. The downtrend resistance is just above at 74.53. Need a break above that level.

1-19-18: Closed at 70.50. Trade pressures are down into the neutral zone. Volumes are bearish. Sitting on the 200 day MA and the new short entry at 70.17.

1-26-19: Closed at 73.59. Trade pressures are now up. Volumes are bullish. In a new uptrend. The next target up is 77.18, the prior high pivot.

2-2-19: Closed at 78.90. Trade pressures are up. Volumes are bullish. 79.14 is new long entry. Support is now at the 200 day MA @ 72.16.

2-8-19: Closed at 81.02. Trade pressures are up but rolling over. Volumes are bullish to neutral. 75.23 would signal a new move down.

2-16-19: Closed at 83.11. Trade pressures are up but declining. Volumes are bullish. The next target up is 89.00.

 

LULU description
Lululemon Athletica

Lululemon Athletica (LULU) has exhibited tremendous relative strength recently, so I continue to like it as a Top 5 Stock. Over the past two decades, Lululemon has led the athleisure fashion movement. Initially, LULU grew by word of mouth, pop-up shops in yoga studios and brand ambassadors. Lululemon has more than 400 stores across four continents. And for workout buffs who are too busy to drive to their nearest store, there are multiple Lululemon e-commerce sites and mobile apps.

Even as it has grown its global footprint and customer base, Lululemon has kept true to its founding values. It differentiates itself by making some of the highest quality and most comfortable workout clothing that money can buy.

The company is also expanding into mass sports distribution and capturing market share from big-name athletic apparel companies like Nike (NKE) and Under Armour (UAA). That expansion was reflected in Lululemon’s third-quarter earnings report, where it beat estimates on the top and bottom lines.

Company management expects to open six more stores in the fourth quarter, which should attract new customers. It is also working on expanding its outerwear line, building a bigger footprint outside of the U.S. and improve its website.

So, I’m anxiously awaiting the company’s fourth-quarter report. The consensus estimate calls for earnings of $1.74 per share on $1.15 billion in revenie, which translates to 23.5% annual revenue growth and 30.8% annual earnings growth. Earnings estimates have been revised 6.1 higher in the past two months, so a fifth-straight quarterly earnings surprise is likely. This Conservative stock is a buy below $170.

SOM Technicals:

7-30-18: Closed at 120.00. Trade pressures are down. Volumes are bearish. Consolidating at the prior 119.00 target level.

8-4-18: Closed at 126.08. Trade pressures are rising into the neutral zone. Volumes are bullish. Still in the consolidation zone. Need a close above 130.05 to start a new move up.

8-10-18: Closed at 130.52. Trade pressures are up. Volumes are bullish. The next target up is 150.12.

8-18-18: Closed at 130.19. Trade pressures are up. Volumes are neutral. One of the few with an upward bias in August.

8-26-18: Closed at 138.76. Trade pressures are up. Volumes are bullish. The next target up is 150.12.

9-1-18: Closed at 154.93. Trade pressures are up. Volumes are neutral. Big earnings surprise puts LULU above the 150.12 target. The next target up is 170.18.

9-8-18: Closed at 150.82. Trade pressures are up. Volumes are neutral. The next target up is 170.18.

9-15-18: Closed at 153.71. Trade pressures are up and trending. Volumes are neutral. The next target up is 170.18.

9-23-18: Closed at 156.99. Trade pressures are up and trending. Volumes are bullish. The next target up is 170.18.

9-29-18: Closed at 162.49. Trade pressures up and trending. Volumes are bullish. The next target up is 170.18.

10-7-18: Closed at 153.84. Trade pressures are up but turning down. Volumes are bearish. The next target down is the 25×5 moving average at 148.50.

10-13-18: Closed at 143.71. Trade pressures are down. Volumes are bearish. The initial long entry at 130.05 is the the next support.

10-20-18: closed at 136.77. Trade pressures are down. Volumes are bearish. the prior long entry at 130.05 is support.

10-28-18: Closed at 134.82. Trade pressures are down. volumes are bearish. the next target down is 131.02.

11-3-18: Closed at 142.02. Trade pressures are down but rising. Volumes are bullish.  144.25 is the new long entry.

11-10-18: Closed at 137.56. Trade pressures are neutral. Volumes are bearish. support at the 133.13 low pivot.

11-17-18: Close at 139.02. Trade pressures are in the neutral zone. Volumes are mixed, bullish to bearish. At support need a close above the 144.35 level to resume the move up.

11-24-18: Closed at 120.86. Trade pressures are down. Volumes are neutral. At the 200 day MA. Need a close above 129.64 to start a new move up.

11-30-18: Closed at 132.55. Trade pressures are up into the neutral zone. Volumes are bullish. Again a nice bounce off the 200 day MA. This close above 129.64 restarts the move up.

12-8-18: Closed at 113.87. Trade pressures are into neutral zone. Volumes are very bearish. Next target down is 103.91.

12-15-18: Closed at 119.12. Trade pressures are down but showing divergence. Volumes are bearish. At the 200 day MA and holding.

12-22-18: Closed at 113.74. Trade pressures are down. Volumes are bearish. Now below the 200 M day MA and at the 114.68 downside target level.

12-29-18: Trade pressures are up into the neutral zone. Volumes are bullish. Need a close above the 131.20 level to restart the move up.

1-5-19: Closed at 128.55. Trade pressures are up. Volumes are bullish. The next target up is the downtrend resistance at 130.

1-12-19: Closed at 131.52. Trade pressures are up but rolling over. Volumes are now bullish. In a new move up, the next target up is the old high of 164.

1-19-18: Closed at 152.07. Trade pressures are up and trending. Volumes are bullish. In the new move up from the 137.77 level. The next target up is 164.82.

1-26-19: Closed at 151.89. Trade pressures are up and trending. Volumes are bullish. In consolidation. The next target up is 164.82.

2-2-19: Closed at 146.12. Trade pressures are up but rolling over. Volumes are now bearish. Support at 143.00.

2-8-19: Closed at 148.62. Trade pressures are in the neutral zone. Volumes are bearish closing bullish. The next target up is 164.82.

2-16-19: Closed at 151.09. Trade pressures are up but turning down. Volumes are bearish. Support a t 144.00.

 

VEEV Description

Veeva Systems

Veeva Systems (VEEV) has been on fire since I recommended it in our January Monthly Issue, up about 30%. The company is a leading provider of cloud software solutions for the life sciences industry. Veeva System’s solutions help pharmaceutical and life sciences companies use cloud-based architectures and mobile applications for their businesses.

Today, VEEV offers a variety of cloud computing solutions that fall under the Veeva Commercial Cloud, a suite of multichannel customer relationship management (CRM) applications, and Veeva Vault, a cloud-based enterprise content management application for managing commercial functions. The company has a number of well-known clients, including AstraZeneca, Teva Pharmaceuticals and Bayer.

For the third quarter, Veeva System’s revenues rose 26.7% to $224.7 million, compared to $177 million a year ago. VEEV’s earnings increased from $0.25 per share to $0.45 per share – a whopping 80% year-over-year increase. These results came in well above analysts’ expectations for earnings of $0.38 per share on $216.2 million in revenue. This represents an 18.4% earnings surprise and 3.9% revenue surprise.

Company management will announce fourth-quarter results in late February, and earnings momentum is expected to continue. The consensus estimates are for earnings per share of $0.40, a 74% year-over-year jump from the $0.23 per share. Revenue should grow 22.7% year-over-year to $226.9 million.

I think the company could easily top estimates given the healthy double-digit growth in the healthcare computing industry. Its results have beat the Street view more than six quarters in a row, and odds are good we’ll see that again in the fourth quarter. This Moderately Aggressive stock is a buy up to $123.

SOM Technicals:

1-26-19: Closed at 109.22. Trade pressures are up. Volumes are bullish. At resistance . The next target up is 114.84.

2-2-19: Closed at 113.27. Trade pressures are up but turning down. Volumes are bullish. Good move into earnings. The next target up is 114.84.

2-8-19: Closed at 114.90. Trade pressures are up and trending. Volumes are bullish. Consolidating at the 114.84 target.

2-16-19: Closed at 120.81. Trade pressures are up and trending. Volumes are bullish. The next target up is 130.00.

 

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BGSF Description

BG Staffing, Inc.

BG Staffing, Inc. (BGSF) is back as a Top 3 Stock list this month. For more than a decade, BG Staffing has provided temporary staffing, including individual placements and turnkey solutions, for positions across the U.S. The company provides skilled office and maintenance personnel, IT professionals, administrative and clerical personnel, as well as finance and accounting professionals. BG Staffing is based in Plano, Texas.

Since its founding in 2007, the company’s business has rapidly expanded, thanks in part to strategic acquisitions. For example, in 2017, BG Staffing acquired Zycron, Inc., which is a leading provider of IT temporary staffing for companies in the southeast. The acquisition expanded BG Staffing’s reach to include Nashville, Memphis and Chattanooga, where Zycron’s offices were located.

The strengthening U.S. economy remains a good catalyst for BGSF’s future growth. It was reported last Friday that jobless claims fell to a five-week low. This means that companies are hiring more, which should directly benefit BGSF since its job is to supply skilled workers.

The company will report its fourth-quarter results in late January or early February. Earnings are expected to come in at $0.39 per share on revenues of $75.3 million. This a huge 490% increase from the $0.10 per share loss reported a year ago. Revenues are forecast to be slightly down year-over-year from $75.7 million.

Overall, BGSF’s earnings growth remains very strong, and the stock also carries a solid 5.4% dividend yield at current prices. Buy this Aggressive stock up to $26.

SOM Technicals:

1-26-19: Closed at 23.23. Trade pressures are up and trending. Volumes are bullish. At the 200 day MA and acting as resistance. The next target up is 25.59.

2-2-19: Closed at 26.27. Trade pressures are up. Volumes are bullish. Nice move up and thru the 25.59 target. 29.90 is the next target up.

2-8-19: Closed at 26.50. Trade pressures are up and trending. Volumes are bullish. The next target up is 29.11.

2-16-19: Closed at 27.75. Trade pressures are up and trending. Volumes are bullish. The next target up is 29.11.

 

MED Description

Medifast, Inc.

Medifast, Inc. (MED) is back as one of our Top 3 Stocks, and remains one of my favorite dividend plays. The company is in the business of helping people achieve their nutritional and weight-loss goals. Based in Maryland, Medifast is a nutrition and weight-loss company that provides several programs to help people lose weight and eat healthier.

The company is known for its Medifast Meals, which are fortified with nutrients and vitamins, as well as include low-fat protein and fiber. So the meals provide essential nutrition, while helping people lose weight.And with the New Year celebrations behind us, folks are looking to achieve their New Year’s resolutions with a little guidance from Medifast.

Along with its meal plans, Medifast also offers OPTAVIA, a brand that includes wellness products, programs and coaching. The goal of OPTAVIA is to help people make a life change, not just diet. So OPTAVIA provides resources that allow people to develop healthier lifestyles.

Looking forward, Medifast is expected to continue to report stunning earnings and sales growth for the fourth quarter. Currently, the analyst community is looking for 101.7% annual earnings growth and 83.1% annual sales growth. Considering that earnings per share estimates have been revised higher recently, Medifast is likely to post even stronger results. Buy this Aggressive stock up to $152.

SOM Technicals:

1-26-19: Closed at 123.80. Trade pressures are up. Volumes are now bullish. In a long move down. Need a crossover of the 25×5 MA and the downtrend resistance line at 127.00 to see a new move up.

2-2-19: Closed at 124.09. Trade pressures are up. Volumes are now neutral. Trying to turn up and out of the long basing move.Resistance here.

2-8-19: Closed at 129.28. Trade pressures are up but declining. Volumes are bullish. In the new move up, but still below the 200 day MA.

2-16-19: Closed at 132.82. Trade pressures are up and trending. Volumes are neutral to bullish. Need a close above the 153 level to start a new long term move up.

 

NSP description
Insperity, Inc.

Insperity, Inc. (NSP) is a repeat customer on the Top 3 Stocks list, and it’s no surprise as to why. As a quick refresher, Insperity offers full-service human resources solutions that range from health insurance options to payroll, accounting and benefits services to employee relations, workman’s comp and liability advice.

As with BG Staffing, Inc. (BGSF), NSP is set to benefit from the strong U.S. economy. This should be reflected in the company’s upcoming fourth-quarter results. The analyst community is looking for earnings of $0.65 per share, up 18.2% from the $0.55 per share earned last year. Revenues are expected to increase 16.1% year-over-year to $959.2 million.

Let me also say that NSP offers a modest 0.8% dividend yield, and has a 9.0% annual dividend growth rate. In addition, it’s maintained its strong dividend track record, rewarding shareholders for 55-consecutive quarters. With a good dividend history and potential for additional upside, buy this Moderately Aggressive stock up to $116.

SOM Technicals:

1-5-19: Closed at 92.56. Trade pressures are in the neutral zone. Volumes are now neutral. Tracking just below the 200 day MA in the downtrend.

1-12-19: Closed at 95.21. Trade pressures are up. Volumes are bullish. At the lows and below the 200 day MA. Need a close above 106.03 to get moving again.

1-19-18: Closed at 100.69. Trade pressures are up and extended. Volumes are bullish. Just above the 200 day MA. 106.30 would start a new move up.

1-26-19: Closed at 105.13. Trade pressures are up and extended. Volumes remain bullish. The next target up is 119.24.

2-2-19: Closed at 107.01. Trade pressures are up. Volumes are bullish. In the new move up. The next target up is 121.15.

2-8-19: Closed at 110.90. Trade pressures are up and trending. Volumes are bullish. The next target up is 130.26.

2-16-9: Closed at 129.74. Trade pressures are up but turning down. Volumes are bullish. The next target up is 137.44.

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Market Pressures_

Copper is now a new long. Silver and Gold are in a pullback.

The US crude is a long trade but volumes suggest the sellers are increasing. Natural gas is also a new long trade, but be wary of this one.

The US 30 year Treasury bond is in a short trade and at the 25×5 MA.

The US Dollar is at some temporary equilibrium after rising for the week (inflows of other currencies).

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Monthly – Still in the downtrend after the December rout. Trade pressures are down. Volumes closed the Month of December as bearish. The next target down is 2368. A close above 2900 is required to confirm any weekly move higher.

Weekly – In the four week move up. Trade pressures are down but rising. Volumes are now neutral. The new daily move up was confirmed by the weekly close above 2591 level. The next target up is 2818. A close below 2528 would confirm any new daily move down.

Daily – Flat. In the move up from the 2412 long entry level in December. Trade pressures are up and extended. Volumes remain bullish. The next target up is 2721. A close below 2558 would signal lower. This 2558 level would also act as a stop for any long positions.

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Navellier TOP 8 – Up approximately 10% in this early January rally. Early results from this January earnings reports are showing strength.

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Market Pressures_

Copper while still in the downtrend is moving up to a new long entry price. Gold and silver remain in their respective moves up.

Crude oil is in a new long trade. Natural gas remains in the counter move down.

The US 30 yr Treasuries are now in a move down.

The US Dollar futures are in a new move down also.

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Monthly – In the move down from the 2726 short confirmation level. Trade pressures are down. Volumes closed the month of December as bearish. The next target down is 2368. A close above 2900 would confirm any weekly move higher.

Weekly – In an retracement up within the longer move down. Trade pressures are down and trending. Volumes are neutral. The next target down is 2240. A close above 2591 would confirm any daily move higher.

Daily – Flat. In the move up from the 2412 level. Trade pressures are up. Volumes are bullish.

Thru the 2566 level and the at the 25×5 MA.

The next target up is 2679.

A close below the 2481 level would signal lower.

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Navellier Top 8 – The Navellier Top 5 is now the Navellier Top 8.

The 2018 results were slight above break even. The 2018 portfolio has now been replaced. The new portfolio for 2019 starts fresh at zero with $100,000 virtual cash balance.

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[The author may have long or short positions in any of the securities mentioned.]

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Market Pressures_

Copper is in the move down but should move up with the equity markets. Gold and silver had good rallies in the December swoon but now may sell off.

Crude is showing some signs of a possible move up. Natural Gas is looking for a consolidation level after the rally and the fail.

The US 30 year Treasuries are beginning some consolidation here; may be a correction trade to watch for.

The US Dollar futures are showing the effects of an outflow of dollars and may have a retracement move down in the offing.

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Monthly – The 2368 target was touched and now seems to act as support. Trade pressures are down. Volumes closed the month of December as bearish. The next target down is the 2368 level. A close above the 2900 level would confirm any weekly move higher.

Weekly – In the move down from the 2716 short level. Trade pressures are down. Volumes are now neutral. The next target down is 2240. A close above the 2591 level would confirm any daily move higher.

Daily – Flat. In the move up from the 2368 level. Trade pressures are up into the neutral zone. Volumes are now bullish. The next target up is 2535.

The week’s close is up against the lows for the 2018 February selloff.

A close below 2416 would signal lower.

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Navellier Top 8  – SOM is now following the Top 8 stocks recommenced by Navellier Growth Stocks. Last year the portfolio ran up 20 percent early in the year and gave it all back in the last quarter. The Top 8 adds some dividend stocks as a means of reducing volatility.

 

[The author may have long or short positions in any of the securities mentioned.]

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Market Pressures_

Copper continues the slide to the recent lows. Gold and silver have good weeks as the negative news flow pushed them higher late in the Christmas week.

Crude looks about to signal a new move up. Natural gas gave all the prior rally back and now sitting on support.

The US 30 year Treasury Bond is consolidating at the 144-145 highs.

The US Dollar futures are consolidating around the 96 level, but with a downward bias.

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Monthly – Moved down hard to the 2368 target and the 25×5 MA. Trade pressures are down. Volumes closed the month of November as bullish. The next monthly target down is 2010. A close above 2900 would confirm any new weekly move up.

Weekly – The downside target of 2385 has held as support. Trade pressures are down. Volumes are bearish. The next target down is 2240. A close above 2591 would confirm any new daily move up.

Daily – Flat. Exhausting week? Trade pressures are down but rising. Volumes are bearish all week, even the up days. Late day rallies forced the move up, but the total volumes were bearish. Something to watch next week; to see if the daily volumes turn bullish.

In a new move up from the 2368 new long entry the day after Christmas. Thru the first target of 2451 in the same day. The next target up is 2535.

A close below 2404 would signal lower once again.

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Navellier TOP 5 – The late week rally has moved the Virtual portfolio to a breakeven on the year. The addition of DXCM helped the results with a very good week.

For 2019, the portfolio will zero out the results and initiate the new portfolio at the Jan 2nd opening prices to start a new year.

Also, this next year SOM will add three dividend payers to form a TOP 8 portfolio.

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[The author may have long or short positions in any of the securities mentioned.]