NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Today's buy-and-trade earnings previews focus on seven retail-oriented companies that report quarterly results afterhours today through premarket Wednesday. Manny, Moe & Jack, the automotive retail and service chain, Pet Boys (PBY - Get Report) reports after the close today, rival Autozone (AZO) reports premarket on Tuesday, and Costco (COST - Get Report) the members only retail warehouse reports premarket on Wednesday.
Of the seven stocks profiled in this post, three are from the retail-wholesale sector, two from the consumer discretionary sector, and one each from the construction and industrial products sectors.
We begin the week with 84.3% of all stocks overvalued according to www.ValuEngine.com with 54.5% overvalued by 20% or more. This is an intense ValuEngine valuation warning.
The construction sector is 16.5% overvalued with an underweight rating. Of the 156 stocks 56.4% in this sector have sell or strong sell ratings. The consumer discretionary sector is 28.3% overvalued with an equal-weight rating. Of the 393 stocks 83.2% in this sector have hold ratings.The industrial products sector is 25.7% overvalued with an underweight rating. Of the 343 stocks 43.7% in this sector have sell or strong sell ratings. The retail-wholesale sector is 24.7% overvalued with an overweight rating. Of the 343 stocks 82.2% in this sector have buy or strong buy ratings. Three of these seven stocks have buy ratings, three have hold ratings and one has a sell rating. All seven are overvalued with three overvalued by 21.4% to 40.5%. One has a fractional loss of the last 12 months while six have gains with four having gains of 24% to 58.9% over the last 12 months. One is below its 200-day simple moving average while six are above their 200-day SMAs which reflect the risk of reversion to the mean. AutoZone ($459.60) has a buy rating, is 8.4% overvalued and has gained 26.2% over the last 12 months. Analysts expect the company to report EPS of $6.26 a share premarket on Tuesday. AutoZone set an all-time intra-day high at $470.47 on Nov. 25 well above its 200-day SMA at $419.88. My quarterly value level is $448.46 with a monthly pivot at $467.84 and semiannual risky level at $473.93.
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