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Today's After-Hours Earnings: Avis Budget, Denny's, Tesla, Marriott

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- While most traders will be focused the good or bad earnings news from auto maker Tesla Motors (TSLA) with its stock trading above $200 for the first time, our preview is diversified with three companies in the retail-wholesale sector and seven are in other sectors. 

For more than 10 years family-oriented restaurant chain Denny's (DENN) has been a turnaround story and the stock set a multiyear intraday high at $7.51 on Nov. 26, which was the first time the stock tested $7.50 since October 1998. Weakness in Denny shares have tested and held its 200-day simple moving average several times over the last two years including the low of $6.29 set on Feb. 7 with the 200-day SMA at $6.31.

Denny's ($6.50): Analysts expect earnings of 8 cents a share. The stock held its 200-day SMA at $6.31 on Feb. 7 and again on Tuesday. The weekly chart is negative with its five-week MMA at $6.76 and its 200-week SMA at $4.52. The stock has a gain of 15% over the last 12 months. The stock is above a semiannual pivot at $6.32 and below a wall of monthly, quarterly and semiannual pivots and risky levels at $6.75, $7.37 and $7.39.

Avis Budget (CAR) ($38.92): Analysts expect the car rental company to earn 12 cents a share. The stock traded to a multiyear intraday high at $42.48 on Jan. 16 then traded as low as $35.56 on Feb. 3 staying above its 200-day SMA at $32.83. The weekly chart is neutral with its five-week modified moving average at $38.53 and its 200-week SMA at $19.16. The stock has a gain of 63.3% over the last 12 months. Monthly and semiannual value levels are $33.51, $32.24 and $30.84 with a quarterly risky level at $40.57.

Curtiss-Wright (CW) ($64.51): Analysts expect the aerospace company to report earnings of 96 cents a share. The stock has gone parabolic since mid-2013 and set an all-time intraday high at $66.33 on Jan. 21 then declined to $57.72 on Feb. 5 well above its 200-day SMA at $47.41. The weekly chart is neutral with its five-week MMA at $61.43 and its 200-week SMA at $35.90. The stock has a gain of 75.6% over the last 12 months. My annual value level is $56.71 with a monthly risky level at $64.54 which was tested on Tuesday.

EarthLink (ELNK) ($4.36): Analysts expect the Internet service provider to report a loss of 19 cents a share. The stock traded to a multiyear intraday low at $4.01 on Feb. 5 and is below its 200-day SMA at $5.36. The weekly chart is negative but oversold with its five-week MMA at $4.58 and its 200-week SMA at $7.06. The stock is down 37.1% over the last 12 months. Annual value levels are $3.35 and $2.42 with a monthly pivot at $4.43 and semiannual and quarterly risky levels at $5.23, $5.94 and $6.85.

Flowserve (FLS) ($76.28): Analysts expect the maker of water pumps and valves to report earnings of a dollar a share. The stock set an all-time intraday high at $78.89 on Dec. 31 then declined to $69.35 on Feb. 3 well above its 200-day SMA at $63.67. The weekly chart is positive with a parabolic formation, its five-week MMA at $74.73 and its 200-week SMA at $44.28. The stock has a gain of 43.1% over the last 12 months. The key level to hold is a weekly pivot at $75.52.

HealthSouth (HLS) ($33.32): Analysts expect the outpatient surgery and rehabilitative services provider to report earnings of 44 cents a share. The stock set a multiyear intraday high at $37.01 on Oct. 29 then traded as low as $29.82 on Feb. 5 and was below its 200-day SMA at $32.62 between Jan. 24 and Feb. 11. The weekly chart is positive with its five-week MMA at $32.85 and its 200-week SMA at $23.72. The stock has a gain of 48.3% over the last 12 months. My semiannual value levels are $31.92 and $30.82 with monthly and quarterly risky levels at $35.99 and $36.82.

Jack In The Box (JACK) ($52.70): Analysts expect the quick-service hamburger chain to report earnings of 65 cents a share. The stock set an all-time intraday high at $53.38 on Feb. 12 well above its 200-day SMA at $42.57. The weekly chart is positive but overbought with a parabolic pattern with its five-week MMA at $50.66 and its 200-week SMA at $27.96. The stock has a gain of 77.1% over the last 12 months. The key levels to hold on weakness are monthly and quarterly value levels at $51.97 and $50.76.

Marriott (MAR) ($51.38): Analysts expect the hotel chain to report earnings of 50 cents a share. The stock set an all-time intraday high at $51.74 on Tuesday well above its 200-day SMA at $44.12. The weekly chart is positive but overbought with its five-week MMA at $49.73 and its 200-week SMA at $37.04. The stock has a gain of 24.6% over the last 12 months. My monthly value level is $47.78 with semiannual pivots at $50.90 and $51.17 and a quarterly risky level at $54.56.

Safeway (SWY) ($34.10): Analysts expect the  food and drug retailer to report earnings of 47 cents a share. The stock set a multiyear intraday high at $36.89 on Oct. 25 then traded as low as $29.82 on Feb. 3 staying above its 200-day SMA at $29.08. The weekly chart is positive with its five-week MMA at $32.63 and its 200-week SMA at $22.33. The stock has a gain of 67% over the last 12 months. My annual value levels are $31.74 and $29.80 with a monthly risky level at $37.49.

Tesla Motors ($203.70): Analysts expect the luxury electric vehicle producer to report earnings of 4 cents a share. The stock set an all-time intraday high at $206.00 on Tuesday and is well above its 200-day SMA at $142.63. The weekly chart is positive but overbought with its five-week MMA at $178.74. The stock has a huge gain of 450% over the last 12 months. My quarterly value level lags at $142.81 with a weekly pivot at $202.41 and monthly risky level at $214.35, which is the key level to watch on a positive reaction to earnings.

At the time of publication the author held no positions in any of the stocks mentioned.

This article represents the opinion of a contributor and not necessarily that of TheStreet or its editorial staff.

Stock quotes in this article: CAR, CW, DENN, ELNK, FLS, HLS, JACK, MAR, SWY, TSLA 
Richard Suttmeier is the chief market strategist at ValuEngine.com. He has been a professional in the U.S. Capital Markets since 1972, transferring his engineering skills to the trading and investment world.

Suttmeier has an engineering degree from Georgia Tech and a Master of Science degree from Brooklyn Poly. He began his career in the financial services industry in 1972 trading U.S. Treasury securities in the primary dealer community. He became the first long bond trader for Bache in 1978, and formed the Government Bond Department at LF Rothschild in 1981, helping establish that firm as a primary dealer in 1986. This experience gives him the insights to be an expert on monetary policy, which he features in his newsletters, and market commentary.

Suttmeier's industry licenses include, Series 7 and Registered Principal (Series 24). He has been the Chief Market Strategist for ValuEngine.com since 2008 and often appears on financial TV.

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Richard Suttmeier can be reached at RSuttmeier@Gmail.com

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