NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Earnings season continues this week. Today I provide my pre-earnings buy-and-trade profiles for eight companies in six sectors. Three companies report results after the close today with a focus on Yum! Brands (YUM - Get Report). The parent of fast food chains: Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell has had issues in recent quarters with KFC in China with regard to the quality of chickens.
Two of the stocks profiled today are in the basic materials sector which is 9% overvalued with an underweight rating as 64.3% of the 387 stocks in the sector have sell or strong sell ratings.
Two stocks are in the consumer discretionary sector which is 27.1% overvalued with an equal-weight rating as 85.9% of the 389 stocks in the sector have hold ratings.
Archer Daniels (ADM) ($39.48): Analysts expect the company to earn 84 cents a share premarket on Tuesday The stock set a multi-year intraday high at $43.99 on Dec. 30 and traded down to $38.96 on Jan. 29 between its 200-day simple moving average at $37.47 and its 50-day simple moving average at $41.71. The weekly chart is negative with its five-week modified moving average at $40.90 and its 200-week SMA at $31.57. The company has a hold rating is 10.1% overvalued with a gain of 38.4% over the last 12 months. Semiannual value levels are $35.49 and $33.64 with a quarterly pivot at $39.63 and annual risky levels at $42.73 and $44.54.
Anadarko Petroleum (APC) ($80.69): Analysts expect the company to earn 93 cents a share afterhours today. The stock collapsed from an all-time intraday high at $98.47 set on Oct. 30 to a 52-week low at $73.60 on Dec. 13 and has since rebounding to fill a price gap at $83.41 from Dec. 11 with a high of $83.97 on Jan. 22. The stock is below its 50-day and 200-day SMAs at $82.80 and $88.29. The weekly chart is neutral with the five-week MMA at $81.84 and the 200-week SMA at $74.65 which held at the low. Anadarko represents the oils-energy sector which is 11.9% overvalued. The sector has an equal-weight rating as 62% of the 537 stocks in the sector have hold ratings. The stock has a hold rating is 3.5% undervalued with a gain of just 0.8% over the last 12 months. My weekly value level is $72.71 with semiannual and quarterly pivots at $82.12 and $82.29 and annual and monthly risky levels at $85.07 and $86.68.
Delphi Auto (DLPH) ($60.89): Analysts expect the company to earn $1.04 a share premarket on Tuesday. The stock traded to an all-time intraday high at $63.42 on Jan. 22 and is above its 50-day and 200-day SMAs at $59.56 and $54.87. The weekly chart is positive but overbought with its five-week MMA at $60.08. Delphi represents the auto-tires-trucks sector which is 23.8% overvalued with an underweight rating as 36.2% of the 94 stocks in the sector have sell or strong sell ratings. The stock has a sell rating with a gain of 57.5% over the last 12 months. My weekly pivot is $61.99 with a monthly risky level at $65.75.