NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Seven companies had moon-shot rallies after reporting quarterly results. Leading the trip to the moon were Netflix (NFLX) and Under Armour (UA), with gains of 23.5% and 22% respectively. All in just a few days.
But how can investors profit from these kinds of companies?
I hunt for these kinds of stocks by profiling pre-earnings stocks using fundamental data and chart patterns. I want to know where to buy on weakness and where to sell on strength. My analysis is available in full at my Web site, ValuEngine.com.
Today I have updated my analysis of seven post-earnings moon-shot companies. Tomorrow I will cover the stocks that were sent to the earnings woodshed following negative reactions to quarterly results.Chipotle (CMG) ($540.59, up 11.6% since Jan. 29) beat earnings per share estimates by a penny, earning $2.53 after the close of trading on Jan. 30. The stock popped to a new all-time intraday high at $568.90 the next morning. The weekly chart is neutral, with its five-week modified moving average at $528.52, with declining stochastics and its 200-week simple moving average at $318.33. Chipotle has a buy rating and is 19.3% overvalued, with a gain of 74.3% over the last 12 months. The stock has an elevated 12-month trailing price-to-earnings ratio at 51.4. Weekly and semiannual value levels are $534.33 and $510.69 with monthly and semiannual risky levels at $594.81 and $601.33. Facebook (FB) ($62.75, up 13.8% since Jan. 28) missed EPS estimates by a penny, earning 20 cents a share after trading hours on Jan. 29. The stock rallied on the outlook for mobile applications, and set a new all-time intraday high at $63.77 on Feb. 3. The weekly chart is positive but overbought, with its five-week MMA at $57.04. Facebook has a hold rating with a gain of 123.2% over the last 12 months. The stock has an elevated 12-month trailing P/E ratio at 101.8. I show weekly and monthly risky levels at $65.90 and $71.25. Google (GOOG) ($1,138.16, up 2.8% since Jan. 29) missed EPS estimates by 42 cents, earning $9.92 a share after hours on Jan. 30. The stock offered solid guidance and traded to an all-time intraday high at $1,186.54 on Jan. 31. The weekly chart is positive but overbought, with its five-week MMA at $1,119.87 and the 200-week SMA at $679.23. Google has a hold rating and is 41.3% overvalued, with a gain of 50% over the last 12 months. The stock has an elevated 12-month trailing P/E ratio at 31.2. Annual value levels are $1043.3 and $978.09 with a monthly pivot at $1142.95 and a weekly risky level at $1185.97. Michael Kors (KORS) ($89.91, up 12.5% since Jan. 31) beat EPS estimates by 25 cents, earning $1.11 a share before the markets opened on Feb 4. The stock traded to an all-time intraday high at $93.18 on Feb. 4. The weekly chart is positive, with the five-week MMA at $81.91. The stock has a hold rating with, a gain of 63.7% over the last 12 months. The luxury retailer has an elevated 12-month trailing P/E ratio at 32.9. My weekly value level is $81.65, with a monthly pivot at $87.74.
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