Constellation Brands (STZ) ($49.42 vs. $47.84 on April 8) beat EPS estimates by two cents earning 47 cents a share. This hold-rated stock held my monthly pivot at $48.19, then set a new multi-year high at $49.54.
Family Dollar (FDO) ($59.78 vs. $59.40 on April 8) missed EPS estimates by a penny, earning $1.21 a share. This buy-rated stock traded between $58.27 and $60.90 on Wednesday around my monthly pivot at $59.00.
Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) ($64.00 vs. $63.76 on April 8) matched EPS estimates, earning $1.68 a share. This buy-rated stock opened higher on Thursday trading up to $68.30 then faded to a day's low at $63.69 versus my semiannual pivot at $64.14.
JB Hunt Transport (JBHT) ($74.22 vs. $73.40 on April 8) missed EPS estimates by three cents after the close on Thursday, earning 61 cents a share. This sell-rated stock slumped to $72.05 in after hours trading between my monthly value level at $71.26 and weekly pivot at $73.61.On Tuesday, I wrote Rating the Three Consumer Sectors and profiled seven buy rated retail-wholesale stocks. I gave this sector an overweight rating and provided buy-and-trade strategies for these names: (each had tradable short term upside.) American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) ($19.91 vs. $19.37 on April 9) traded higher testing its 50-day SMA at $20.05 on Thursday. Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS) ($47.96 vs. $46.70 on April 9) traded higher to $48.92 but closed below its 50-day and 200-day SMAs at $48.15 and $49.23. Foot Locker (FL) ($34.06 vs. $33.25 on April 9) traded higher ending Thursday above its 50-day and 200-day SMAs at $33.72 and $33.88 after a day's high at $34.60. PetSmart (PETM) ($65.99 vs. $63.43 on April 9) traded higher to $67.08 on Thursday versus my monthly risky level at $67.23. Tech Data (TECD) ($45.25 vs. $45.17 on April 9) traded up to $46.06 on Wednesday, then down to $44.25 on Thursday staying above its monthly value level at $43.90 and influenced by its weekly pivot at $45.85. Vera Bradley (VRA) ($22.36 vs. $22.38 on April 9) stayed above its Jan 14 low at $22.00 without much volatility one way or the other. Whole Foods Market (WFM) ($87.42 vs. $83.74 on April 9) traded up towards its 50-day SMA at $87.91. On Wednesday, I wrote Time to Double-Dip Apple Shares as the stock continued to hold my annual pivot at $421.05 and traded as high as $437.99. Google (GOOG) ($790.39) rebounded to $793.10 but stayed below its 50-day SMA at $798.71. Amazon (AMZN) ($269.85) traded higher to $270.97 on Thursday. Before the open on Thursday we learned that the International Data Corporation (IDC) reported that global PC shipments fell by 13.9% in the first quarter citing sluggish demand for Microsoft's Windows 8 software. This implied improved demand for tablets such as Amazon's Kindle Fire. AMZN shares moved above my weekly pivot at $264.15 on Thursday but stayed well below my quarterly risky level at $278.28. At the time of publication the author had no position in any of the stocks mentioned. Follow @suttmeier This article was written by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.
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