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Missed Corporate Revenue Signals QE Fatigue

Stocks in this article: GOOG MSFT TRV MS

Microsoft (MSFT) ($21.79) missed on the revenue line, and the stock traded as low as $27.76 on Tuesday vs. my annual value level at $27.75. My annual pivot is $29.58. The weekly chart profile has been negative since the week of Sept 28. My semiannual value level is $25.32.

Verizon Communications (VZ) ($44.07) has a negative weekly chart profile, which indicates risk to my annual value level at $39.28.

McDonald's (MCD) ($87.96) broke below its 200-day SMA at $93.52 on its missed revenue, which was reported before the market opened Friday. MCD has had a negative weekly chart since the week of Oct. 19. This indicates risk to my semiannual value level at $86.46.

General Electric (GE) ($21.28) broke below my monthly pivot at $22.51 on its revenue miss last Friday. The weekly chart will shift to negative at this week's close, indicating risk to my annual value level at $20.41.

Following are companies that reported Monday and Tuesday:

Texas Instruments (TXN) ($27.84) missed revenue estimates after Monday's close. On Tuesday it stayed above my monthly value level at $27.06. The weekly chart has been negative since the week ended Sept. 28, with the 200-week SMA a support at $27.08.

DuPont (DD) ($45.25) missed earnings estimates in a big way, and the stock plunged 9.0% on Tuesday. The stock is below my monthly pivot at $50.45, which indicates risk to my annual value level at $43.12. The weekly chart has been negative since the week of Oct. 5. The 200-week SMA is at $41.77.

3M (MMM) ($88.73) missed on the revenue line before the market opened Tuesday, and the stock gapped lower and closed just below its 200-day SMA at $88.91. On Monday investors and traders had the opportunity to reduce holdings at my monthly pivot at $93.03. The weekly chart will shift to negative this week. The stock is below semiannual and quarterly pivots at $90.72 and $89.25, respectively, which indicates risk to my annual value level at $73.14.

United Parcel Service (UPS) ($73.73) reacted positively to earnings with the stock above my semiannual pivot at $70.89 with my monthly risky level at $75.93. The weekly chart shifts to positive with a close this week above the five-week modified moving average at $73.28.

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