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Continue to Book Profits in Consumer Discretionary Stocks

Stocks in this article: XLY AMZN CMCSA DIS NWS

The above table shows data from www.ValuEngine.com covering 10 components of the Consumer Discretionary Sector SPDR.

Reading the Table

OV/UN Valued: The stocks with a red number are undervalued by this percentage. Those with a black number are overvalued by that percentage, according to ValuEngine.

VE Rating: A "1-Engine" rating is a strong sell, a "2-Engine" rating is a sell, a "3-Engine" rating is a hold, a "4-Engine" rating is a buy and a "5-Engine" rating is a strong buy.

Last 12-Month Return (%): Stocks with a red number declined by that percentage over the last 12 months. Stocks with a black number increased by that percentage.

Forecast One-Year Return: Stocks with a red number are projected to decline by that percentage over the next twelve months. Stocks with a black number in the table are projected to move higher by that percentage over the next 12 months.

Value Level: the price at which to enter a good-'til-cancelled limit order to buy on weakness. The letters mean: W-Weekly, M-Monthly, Q-Quarterly, S-Semiannual and A- Annual.

Pivot: A level between a value level and risky level that should be a magnet during the time frame noted.

Risky Level: the price at which to enter a GTC limit order to sell on strength.

Amazon.com (AMZN - Get Report) ($258.75 vs. $232.44 on Aug. 14) set an all-time high at $264.11 on Sept. 14. AMZN has recently been downgraded to hold from buy, according to ValuEngine. It has a ridiculous price-to-earnings ratio and is well above its 200-day SMA at $207.92. Employ a "buy and trade" strategy between the value level and risky level.

Comcast (CMCSA - Get Report) ($34.85 vs. $34.55 on Aug. 14) set an all-time high at $35.45 on Sept. 14. CMCSA is rated a buy, has an elevated P/E ratio and is well above its 200-day SMA at $29.51. Employ a "buy and trade" strategy between the value level and risky level.

Disney (DIS - Get Report) ($51.90 vs. $49.86 on Aug. 14) set an all-time high at $52.75 on Sept. 14. DIS is rated a buy, has a so-so P/E ratio and is well above its 200-day SMA at $44.12. Employ a "buy and trade" strategy between the value level and risky level.

Directv (DTV) ($53.44 vs. $52.10 on Aug. 14) set an all-time high at $54.61 on Sept. 14. DTV is rated a buy, has a favorable P/E ratio and is well above its 200-day SMA at $47.37. If you can sell strength to this month's pivot at $54.36, do so, then employ a "buy and trade" strategy between the value level and risky level.

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