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Dollar Tree, Lowe's and Target Report Premarket

Stocks in this article: ANFBKSBUDDLTRLOWSODATGTTJX

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Today's pre-earnings buy-and-trade profiles cover six companies in the retail-wholesale sector and one each in the consumer discretionary and consumer staples sectors.

Discount retailer Dollar Tree (DLTR) set an all-time intraday high at $60.19 on Oct. 22 then traded as low as $49.59 on Feb. 3 well below its 200-day simple moving average at $54.16.

Home improvement retailer Lowe's (LOW) set an all-time intraday high at $52.03 on Nov. 14 then traded as low as $44.45 on Feb. 5 temporarily below its 200-day SMA at $46.08.

Target (TGT) will be scrutinized on what the company has to say about the credit card breaches. This stock set an all-time intraday high at $73.50 back on July 24 then traded as low as $54.66 on Feb. 5 well below its 200-day SMA at $65.34.

Here are my detailed buy-and-trade profiles for the eight focus stocks set to report quarterly results before tomorrow's opening bell:

Abercrombie (ANF) ($35.42): Analysts expect the retailer of family-oriented casual apparel to report earnings of $1.04 a share. The stock has been below its 200-day SMA since Aug. 22 and traded to a 52-week low at $31.14 on Dec. 18 with its 200-day SMA at $40.42. The weekly chart is positive with its five-week modified moving average at $34.89 and its 200-week SMA at $46.91. The stock has a loss of 21.6% over the last 12 months. Quarterly and annual value levels are $30.78 and $29.88 with a weekly risky level at $36.48.

Barnes & Noble (BKS) ($17.55): Analysts expect the retailer of books and the Nook to earn 50 cents a share. The stock spiked higher to $19.19 on Feb. 21 on a report that a hedge fund was interested in owning a controlling interest in the company. The stock has been above its 200-day SMA at $16.23 since Feb. 14. The weekly chart shifts to positive given a close this week above its five-week MMA at $16.00 with its 200-week SMA at $15.01. The stock has a gain of 16.5% over the last 12 months. My quarterly value level is $15.04 with a weekly pivot at $16.50.

Anheuser Busch (BUD) ($103.15): Analysts expect the brewer to earn $1.29 a share. The stock set an all-time intraday high at $106.83 on Dec. 31 then traded to a 2014 low at $94.09 on Feb. 3 temporarily below its 200-day SMA at $98.06. The weekly chart is positive with the five-week MMA at $101.15 and the 200-week SMA at $73.84. The stock has a gain of 12.2% over the last 12 months. My annual value level is $85.92 with semiannual and monthly pivots at $102.27 and $104.21 and quarterly risky level at $122.93.

Dollar Tree ($52.33): Analysts expect the discount retailer to earn $1.05 a share. The stock set its 2014 low as $49.59 on Feb. 3 with the stock below its 200-day SMA at $54.16. The weekly chart shifts to positive given a close this week above its five-week MMA at $52.88 with its 200-week SMA at $40.34. The stock has a gain of 28.2% over the last 12 months. My weekly value level is $49.54 with monthly, quarterly and semiannual risky levels at $59.93, $60.48 and $61.85.

Lowes ($47.22): Analysts expect the home improvement retailer to earn 31 cents a share. The stock traded to a 2014 low at $44.45 on Feb. 5 then moved back above its 200-day SMA at $46.08. The weekly chart shifts to positive given a close this week above its five-week MMA at $47.37 with its 200-week SMA at $31.11. The stock has a gain of 31.7% over the last 12 months. My semiannual value levels $42.87 and $41.03 with a monthly pivot at $50.85 and quarterly risky level at $52.64.

SodaStream (SODA) ($39.82): Analysts expect the maker of the home beverage carbonated drink system to earn a penny a share. The stock set a multiyear high at $77.80 back on June 10 then traded as low as $35.27 on Feb. 3. The weekly chart is negative but oversold with its five-week MMA at $41.97. The stock has a loss of 13.3% over the last 12 months. My weekly value level is $31.80 with a monthly risky level at $46.49.

Target ($56.14): Analysts expect this retailer to earm 85 dents a share. The stock set a 2014 low at $54.66 on Feb. 5 well below its 200-day SMA at $65.34. The weekly chart is negative but oversold with the five-week MMA and 200-week SMA converged at $58.02 and $57.96. The stock has a loss of 10.7% over the last 12 months. My annual value levels are $54.45 and $53.25 with a monthly pivot at $57.76 and semiannual risky level at $67.23.

TJX Companies (TJX) ($60.39): Analysts expect the parent of TJ Max, Marshals and Home Goods to earn 83 cents a share. The stock set an all-time intraday high at $64.38 on Jan. 13 then traded to a 2014 low at $55.82 on Feb.5 holding its 200-day SMA at $56.33. The weekly chart shifts to positive given a close this week above its five-week MMA at $60.25 with its 200-week SMA at $37.88. The stock has a gain of 38.6% over the last 12 months. Semiannual and annual value levels are $55.29 and $52.67 and semiannual, monthly and quarterly risky levels at $62.97, $63.46 and $68.04.

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

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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.

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