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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), which report quarterly results after hours today, and United Parcel Service (UPS) and Exxon Mobil (XOM), 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.

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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