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 1-Year Return: Stocks with a Red number are projected to decline by that percentage over the next 12 months. Stocks with a Black number in the Table are projected to move higher by that percentage over the next 12 months.
Value Level is the price at which to enter a GTC 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: is the price at which to enter a GTC Limit Order to sell on strength. Home Depot (HD) ($75.26) set an all-time high at $75.37 on May 6 and reports its quarterly results on May 21, with EPS expected to be 77 cents. In my judgment, any improved earnings resulting from the Sandy recovery is priced into additional strength to my monthly risky level at $76.71. This week's value level is $72.48. The weekly chart profile is positive but overbought, with the five-week modified moving average (MMA) at $71.68. There is risk of a reversion to the mean with the 200-day simple moving average (SMA) at $63.32. Lowe's (LOW) ($40.81) set an all-time high at $40.88 on May 6, and reports its quarterly results on May 22 with EPS expected to be at 51 cents. Like Home Depot, any improved earnings resulting from the Sandy recovery is priced into additional strength to my monthly risky level at $43.82. This week's value level is $37.77. The weekly chart profile stays positive, with a close this week above the five-week MMA at $38.42. There is risk of a reversion to the mean with the 200-day SMA at $33.88. Louisiana-Pacific (LPX) ($18.77) set a multiyear high at $22.55 on March 21 and reports its quarterly results premarket this morning, with EPS expected to be 41 cents. The provider of building materials and engineered wood products has a negative weekly chart profile with the five-week MMA at $19.42. My quarterly value level is $15.40 with a semiannual pivot at $18.95 and monthly risky level at $22.86.
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