NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Today's pre-earnings buy-and-trade profiles includes four computer and technology sector companies with a focus on networking giant and Dow component Cisco Systems (CSCO) reporting after-hours tomorrow. Another focus stock is agriculture equipment giant Deere (DE)reporting premarket tomorrow.
Four stocks in the computer and technology sector have an overweight rating. Two stocks in the retail-wholesale sector have an overweight rating.
Applied Materials (AMAT) ($17.18): Analysts expect the company to report earnings of 22 cents a share afterhours Wednesday. The stock set a 2014 high at $18.08 on Jan. 15 then traded down to $16.40 on Jan. 31 staying above its 200-day simple moving average at $16.39. The weekly chart shifts to negative on a close this weekly below its five-week modified moving average at $17.22 with its 200-week SMA at $13.26. The stock has a gain of 29.2% over the last 12 months. Semiannual value levels are $15.48 and $13.38 with quarterly, weekly and monthly risky levels at $17.69, $17.86 and $18.19.
Cheesecake Factory (CAKE) ($44.92): Analysts expect earnings of 58 cents a share afterhours Wednesday. The stock set an all-time intraday high at $49.74 on Nov. 22 then traded as low as $42.73 on Feb. 5 vs. its 200-day SMA at $44.08. The weekly chart is negative with the five-week MMA at $45.74 and its 200-week SMA at $33.15. The stock has a gain of 29.9% over the last 12 months. My annual value levels are $24.95 and $22.45 with semiannual risky levels at $47.16 and $48.80.CBS (CBS) ($60.59): Analysts expect earnings of 76 cents a share afterhours today. The stock set 2014 low at $55.71 on Feb. 3 staying above its 200-day SMA at $54.91. The weekly chart shifts to negative on a close this week below its five-week MMA at $60.21 with its 200-week SMA at $33.25. The stock has a gain of 42.5% over the last 12 months. My semiannual value level is $56.64 with a semiannual pivot at $60.35 and monthly and quarterly risky levels at $63.36 and $65.59.
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