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By Dmitriy Gurkovskiy, Chief Analyst at RoboForex

Macerich (MAC)

Maserich is included into the S&P 500. Its major activity is acquiring, selling, managing, developing, and remodeling shopping malls all over the US. As of now, Maserich owns around 53M square feet of commercial property, which includes 48 retail shopping malls.

Maserich stocks fall into the Financial Retail category; over the last week, they fell by 0.55%.

Technically, the stock tried to break out the 200-day SMA and start forming an ascending trend. With $60 acting as a strong resistance, its breakout may issue a signal of such a trend really forming. Meanwhile, the support is at $57, while the first major target is 10 dollars higher, at $67.

The investment fund transactions show the market is becoming interested in the stock, and while the buys are still very low, at around 0.29%, one should bear in mind that Maserich had not been previously considered as something valuable at all, so even such a small buying volume may boost future performance.

Over the last two months, the stock declined, but for now open sell positions are not that high, just around 4.87%. As such, the decline did not draw too much traders’ attention; it even acted in a contrary way, making Maserich quite attractive.

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (DRNA)

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals was founded in 2006. A biopharmaceutical company, its major is creating drugs for curing chronic liver and cardiovascular diseases.

The company falls into Healthcare/Biotechnology sector. It showed a good rise last week, jumping up by 12.88%.

Chiefly, this is due to the company having resolved its dispute with Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. Dicerna Pharmaceuticals finally agreed on paying $2M and grant Alnylam 983,208 shares (equals to around $12M), with more $13M to be paid within the Following four years.

2017 saw Dicerna Pharmaceuticals with $114M net profit; thus, the upfront payment of $2M (less than 2% of profit) is not going to weigh that much. The agreement on staged payments during the next 4 years was also positive, as the company would suffer much more losses if the dispute had not been resolved.

The board members did not take any significant actions during the trials, i.e. neither bought nor sold any shares. In the meantime, the funds cut their share by 2.3%, but with over 84% still remaining, this is not a big deal either. Besides, the news on the dispute being resolved came only Friday, with all market action going to take place this week.

Open selling positions percentage (2.74%) shows the investors are not very much interested in selling Dicerna, while many bears locked in their profits Friday, when the stocks rose as much as by 17.86%.

Technically, there is an ascending trend forming, with the price being above the 200-day SMA. As long as the price manages to break out $11 level and close above it, this trend may continue, having a chance to test $17, the analysts say.

Comcast (CMCSA)

Comcast Corporation is a global telecommunication giant, being the leading broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of revenue. This is also the second biggest pay cable TV and internet provider company. Besides, Comcast has been involved into TV shows and movies production since 2011.

Comcast falls into Service (Entertainment – Diversified) sector. It has grown just by 0.58% over the last week.

The Service sector in general performed badly last week, with just 2.1% growth, which shows the overall situation is a bit sore.

Technically, a descending trend is prevailing, with the price being below the 200-day SMA. The support is currently located at $33, that, if broken put, may push the prices further below to $30.

The board members have recently decreased their share by 4.95%, while the investment funds are very little interested in the company, with just a 0.1% buy. Still, the open short positions are quite low, too, being at 1.33%, which allows some room for the company growth. Still, this may only happen in case the price breaks out $35, being then able to go towards $36.

Steven Madden, Ltd. (SHOO)

Steven Madden was founded back in 1990 and named after its founder, Stephen Madden, who is both a businessman and a fashion designer. The company creates and sells footwear and fashionable accessories for men, women, and kids.

Steven Madden, Ltd. falls into the Consumer Goods (Textile – Apparel Footwear & Accessories) sector. Over the last week, the company stocks rose by 2.05%.

Overall, Consumer Goods sector was the weakest one last week, having fallen by 3.4%. The way Steven Madden are doing is quite optimistic compared to that, and this allows one to assume this rise is going to continue.

The investment fund longs are very low, at around 0.33%, but this is quite obvious, as their overall share has already reached 95.6%.

Technically, there is an ascending trend forming, with the price being above the 200-day SMA. Breakout of $48 may lead to the stock growing further.

Many analysts say Steven Madden may well reach $53 or even $58 per share.

Abeona Therapeutics Inc. (ABEO)

Abeona Therapeutics Inc was founded back in 1974; this biopharmaceutical company develops methods of curing rare and life-threatening genetic diseases.

The company falls into Healthcare/Biotechnology sector. Over the last week, its price per share increased by 5.82%.

Overall, Healthcare fell by 0.1% last week, which makes ABEO a pretty much attractive asset.

The percentage of open short positions is very high (37.11%), which may lead to a very sharp increase in price. Meanwhile, the company shares have already increased from $14 further on, as many traders started closing their selling transactions after the analysts missed the quarterly earnings forecast.

With such a high sell-off percentage, the investment funds have still increased their share by 1.14%, to reach 63.20%.

Technically, there is an ascending trend forming, with the price being above the 200-day SMA. The key support at $20 has already been broken out, which may allow the price go further to reach its target at $26.

The analysts say ABEO may well reach $26 or even $36 per share.

 

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Stock Pick: Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)

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Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) is one of the most popular coffee and tea companies in the world. The company founded in Seattle markets, roasts, and sells specialty coffees and teas to retail consumers. In addition to the Starbucks coffee chain, the company also owns and operates popular brands such as Seattle’s Best Coffee, Teavana, and Tazo. As of June 2018, Starbucks Corporation has a workforce of 277,000 employees and sales of $23.5 billion in fiscal 2018.

Technical Analysis of Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)

For over three years, the stock range traded between $47.40 and $61.40. While many stocks printed new all-time highs during this period, SBUX was stuck in sideways trading. This changed in November 2018 when the stock took out resistance of $61.40 with an above-average move. The price action ignited a rally to a new all-time high of $68.96.

While the stock has been pulling back since, something tells us that SBUX will likely generate a fresh ATH in the next few months.

Technical analysis shows that SBUX successfully flipped resistance of $61.40 into support. This happened early this month as the stock completed the retest of $61.40. The price action is bullish. It tells us that the market is ready to trend higher.

On top of that, we can see a golden cross between the 50 MA and the 100 MA on the weekly chart. The crossover sets up the ideal MA alignment where the 50 MA is on top of the 100 MA and the 100 MA is above the 200 MA. This setup indicates that the market’s uptrend remains healthy.

Fundamental Analysis of Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)

In addition to our technical analysis, fundamental analysis also backs our bullish view.

The most recent quarterly earnings report of the company beat expert estimates. Q4 earnings data reveal that SBUX posted an adjusted earnings per share of 62 cents versus expert estimate of 60 cents. It also surpassed expert projection of $6.27 billion in revenues as the company generated $6.3 billion. Lastly, the company printed global same-store sales of 3% as opposed to analysts prediction of 2.35%.

On top of the impressive Q4 earnings, the stock’s trailing twelve months price-to-earnings ratio (PE ratio TTM) stands at 26.27. It is still undervalued considering its five-year maximum is 39.60. This tells us that market participants are ready to pay a premium for SBUX shares. Along with the technical setup, it appears that SBUX has some upside potential.

The strategy is to buy on dips as close to $61.40 as possible. As long as bulls hold this level, SBUX will likely generate the momentum to rally to a new all-time high of $70.

The timeline for the target is less than six months.

Weekly SBUX Chart

Monthly SBUX Chart

As of this writing, the Starbucks Corporation stock (SBUX) is trading at $63.57.

Summary of Strategy

Buy: On dips as close to $61.40 as possible.

Target:  $70

Stop: Close below $59.

 

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Stock Pick: Apple Inc. (AAPL)

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Apple Incorporated (AAPL) is a company that needs no introduction, as it is one of the biggest and most valuable companies in the world. AAPL designs, builds, and markets media devices, computer software, as well as third-party digital content and apps. Some of the company’s popular products include the iPhone, iPad, and MacBook. As of June 6, 2018, Apple Inc. employs a workforce of 123,000 employees with sales of $247.5 billion in fiscal 2018.    

Technical Analysis of Apple Inc (AAPL)

The last several months for AAPL have been nothing short of a disaster. The stock has been in a freefall after posting its all-time high of $233.47 in October 2018. Last week, the stock was down by as much as 10% on the weekly chart as it dropped to as low as $142.

It seems like almost everyone is bearish on the stock. This is exactly why we think that a bounce is in order and the technicals support our view.

Technical analysis shows that AAPL is ripe for a dead-cat bounce. It appears to be respecting the 200 moving average on the weekly chart. Last week’s candle has a long wick below its body indicating the rejection of lower prices. On top of that, AAPL is oversold on the weekly RSI. These signals tell us that the market is ripe for a relief rally.

Also, the 50 moving average on the monthly is acting as support. Throughout AAPL’s parabolic run, the market has always bounced hard after hitting this indicator. The stock’s recent price movement tells us to expect the same reaction.   

Fundamental Analysis of Apple Inc (AAPL)

In addition to our technical analysis, fundamental analysis also backs our short-term bullish view. In other words, the stock remains bearish in the long-term but we can expect a relief rally for now.

Just a couple of days ago, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook issued a warning to investors to expect less than stellar numbers for the company’s fiscal 2019 first quarter. Instead of the projected revenue estimates of $93 billion, the company will likely post revenues of $84 billion. That’s a difference of 9.68%, which is huge if you’re one of the world’s top companies. On top of that, sales of the iPhone have been flatlining for years. This supports our view that the stock is bearish in the long-term.  

However, it is interesting to note that the trailing twelve months price-to-earnings ratio (PE ratio TTM) is 12.48. The stock is undervalued considering that its five-year average is 15.25 while its five-year maximum is 20.70. These numbers tell us that the stock is likely oversold and trading below its actual intrinsic value. This is why we believe that a bounce should be on the horizon.

The strategy is to buy on dips as close to $142 as possible. As long as bulls hold this level, AAPL will likely generate the momentum to bounce to our target of $168.

The timeline for the target is less than three months.

Weekly AAPL Chart

Monthly AAPL Chart


As of this writing, the Apple Inc stock (AAPL) is trading at $148.26.

Summary of Strategy

Buy: On dips as close to $142 as possible.

Target:  $168

Stop: Close below $137.

 

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Stock Pick: Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)

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Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is a semiconductor company that operates in 23 countries. It is the second largest manufacturer of personal computer microprocessors. In addition, the company makes other PC components such as flash memories, graphics processing units, and motherboard chipsets for business and consumer markets. As of June 2018, AMD has a labor force of 8,900 employees with sales of $6 billion in fiscal 2018.

Technical Analysis of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)

Advanced Micro Devices has been retracing ever since it posted an all-time high of $34.14 in September 2018. At that level, the stock was starting to lose bullish steam. The weekly RSI showed that it was extremely overbought. In addition, the stock failed to take out resistance of $33 after trying for three consecutive weeks. Lastly, volume considerably declined after the stock posted its ATH.

These signals indicated bullish exhaustion. With waning volume and momentum, the stock nosedived.

Technical analysis shows that the stock’s price is likely headed to its parabolic support of $14.55. This area used to be a firm resistance. AMD struggled to take out this level from February 2017 up until May 2018. When the stock finally breached the resistance, it started a parabolic run that saw the stock climb to its ATH.

With AMD currently showing bearish signals, it can rely on the parabolic support of $14.55 to generate a possible relief rally.

Fundamental Analysis of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)

On top of our technical analysis, fundamental analysis also backs our short-term bullish view.

While the company has given notice to its investors to expect weaker Q4 revenues, its fundamentals remain strong. AMD beat expert estimates as the company posted earnings per share of 13 cents versus analyst estimates of 12 cents per share. More importantly, the company reported a gross margin of 40% for the third quarter, which is significantly higher than last year’s gross margin of 36%. This tells us that the company is retaining more in profits on each dollar of sale.

Also, its trailing twelve months price-to-earnings ratio (PE ratio TTM) is 52.18. The stock may look overvalued but not if you consider its five-year maximum of 458. This tells us that investors are happy to pay top dollar for these shares. Thus, we can say that the stock has more upside potential.

The strategy is to buy on dips as close to $14.55 as possible. As long as bulls hold this level, AMD will likely generate the momentum to bounce to our target of $19. Breach that level and there’s a possibility of moving as high as $21.82.

The timeline for the target is less than six months.

Weekly AMD Chart

Monthly AMD Chart

As of this writing, the Advanced Micro Devices stock (AMD) is trading at $17.19.

Summary of Strategy

Buy: On dips as close to $14.55 support as possible.

Target:  $19 and then $21.82.

Stop: Close below $14.

 

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