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13 Earnings Profiles: Facebook, UPS & Exxon

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Today's pre-earnings buy-and-trade profile includes 13 companies representing nine sectors; three of the stocks are Dow components. My headline stocks are Facebook (FB - Get Report), which report quarterly results after hours today, and United Parcel Service (UPS - Get Report) and Exxon Mobil (XOM - Get Report), which report their earnings premarket on Thursday.

The stock market remains vulnerable as 80.6% of all stocks are overvalued according to ValuEngine, with 42.6% overvalued by 20% or more.

Four of the stocks profiled today are in the computer and technology sector, which is 31.7% overvalued with an overweight rating, as 51.6% of the 1,125 stocks in the sector have buy or strong buy ratings.

Two stocks are in the transportation sector, which is 28.5% overvalued with an underweight rating, as 71.2% of the 170 stocks in the sector have sell or strong sell ratings.

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Seven other sectors are represented by one stock each among today's 13 pre-earnings buy-and-trade profiles.

Citrix Systems (CTXS) ($58.73) Analysts expect the company to earn 79 cents a share after hours today. The tech stock is below its 50-day and 200-day simple moving averages at $59.62 and $64.32. The weekly chart is negative with the stock below its five-week modified moving average and its 200-week SMA at $59.93 and $66.98 with declining stochastics. Citrix has a buy rating, and is 17.6% undervalued with a loss of 17.8% over the last 12 months. Monthly and annual risky levels are $66.89, $68.20 and $71.60.

Facebook ($55.14) Analysts expect the company to earn 21 cents a share after hours today. The tech stock traded to an all-time intraday high at $59.31 on Jan. 22, then traded as low as $51.85 on Monday, then closed above its 50-day SMA at $52.72 with the 200-day SMA at $39.92. The weekly chart shifts to negative given a close this week below its five-week MMA at $53.81 with declining stochastics. Facebook has a hold rating with a gain of 69.8% over the last 12 months. My monthly pivot is $57.58.

Harley-Davidson (HOG) ($64.91) Analysts expect the company to earn 32 cents a share premarket Thursday. Harley represents the auto-tires-trucks sector which is 22.5% overvalued with an underweight rating, as 38.3% of the 94 stocks in the sector have sell or strong sell ratings. The stock traded to a 2014 high at $70.04 on Jan. 9, then declined to $63.27 on Monday between its 200-day and 50-day SMAs at $60.93 and $67.67. The weekly chart is negative with the stock below its five-week MMA at $66.52 with declining stochastics and its 200-week SMA at $44.51. Harley has a hold rating and is 14.8% overvalued with a gain of 22% over the last 12 months. My weekly and semiannual risky levels are $67.93, $68.36 and $69.16.

LAM Research (LRCX) ($51.22) Analysts expect the company to earn $1.03 a share after hours today. The tech stock traded to a 2014 high at $56.52 on Jan. 15, then declined to $50.33 on Monday between its 200-day and 50-day SMAs at $49.73 and $52.85. The weekly chart is negative, with the stock below its five-week MMA at $52.61 with declining stochastics and its 200-week SMA at $43.28. The stock has a buy rating and is 11.9% overvalued with a gain of 22% over the last 12 months. My semiannual value level is $49.29 with annual and quarterly pivots at $50.58 and $51.02 and monthly and semiannual risky levels at $54.55 and $59.11.

Landstar System (LSTR) ($56.74) Analysts expect the company to earn 63 cents a share premarket Thursday. The trucking company traded to a 2014 high at $59.39 on Jan. 22, then declined to $56.06 on Monday between its 200-day and 50-day SMAs at $54.79 and $56.49. The weekly chart is negative with the stock below its five-week MMA at $56.84 with declining stochastics and its 200-week SMA at $48.17. Landstar has a sell rating is 15.9% overvalued with a loss of 5% over the last 12 months. My annual value levels are $51.63 and $50.20 with a monthly pivot at $55.42 and semiannual and quarterly risky levels at $58.74 and $60.10 and $60.67.

3M (MMM) ($129.81) Analysts expect the company to earn $1.61 a share premarket Thursday. 3M is in the multi-sector conglomerates sector, which is 26.3% overvalued with an overweight rating, as 43.1% of the 51 stocks in the sector have buy or strong buy ratings. The stock ended 2013 with an all-time intraday high at $140.43 then declined to $128.66 on Monday between its 200-day and 50-day SMAs at $119.63 and $133.12. The weekly chart is negative, with the stock below its five-week MMA at $132.47 with declining stochastics and its 200-week SMA at $95.12. 3M has a hold rating and is 23.9% overvalued with a gain of 29% over the last 12 months. My semiannual and annual value levels are $120.48 and $110.02 with a semiannual pivot at $130.25 and quarterly and monthly risky levels at $135.97 and $141.93.

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