I would simply avoid EXPE or look for short-biased trades if after earnings it fails to trigger that breakout, and then drops back below its 50-day at $63.44 a share and then below some more key near-term support at $62 a share with high volume. If we get that move, then EXPE will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major support levels at $60.16 to $59.50 a share. Any high-volume move below those levels will then put its 200-day at $58.25 into range for shares of EXPE.
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-- Written by Roberto Pedone in Madison, Wis.
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