NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The seven most popular tickers on TheStreet.com begins with Apple (AAPL - Get Report) in first place followed by Google (GOOG - Get Report), with Intel (INTC) rounding out the top three. Today I provide my buy-and-trade strategies for the top seven most popular symbols, which are shown at the bottom of the Web site's home page.
A detailed technical analysis chart about these stocks follows these profiles. I also explain my number-crunching terms there.
Apple ($532.36, down 5.1% YTD) has been moving sideways to up this week between its 21-day simple moving average at $528.33 and its 50-day SMA at $536.18. On Monday I wrote, Can Apple and Amazon Regain Momentum? -- and so far the price action for the stock favors additional upside. The weekly chart shifts to positive given a close on Friday above its five-week modified moving average at $530.76. My annual value level is $517.05 with an annual risky level at $586.06.
Google ($1218.26, up 8.7% YTD) set an all-time intraday high at $1228.88 on Feb. 26 and so far this week has slipped to and stayed above its 21-day SMA at 1195.99. The stock is above all five key moving averages shown in today's 'Crunching the Numbers' table. The weekly chart remains positive but overbought with its five-week MMA at $1177.32. Annual and quarterly value levels are $1043.3 and $1015.23 with a monthly pivot at 1216.00 and this week's risky level at $1250.74. Note how the monthly pivot has been a magnet this week.Intel ($24.50, down 5.6% YTD) set its 52-week high at $26.61 on Jan. 15 then traded down to its 2014 low at $23.50 on Feb. 5 which was below its 200-day SMA at $24.02. The stock straddles the five key moving averages shown in today's table. The weekly chart is negative with its five-week MMA at $24.68. Monthly and annual value levels are $23.89 and $20.78 with a quarterly pivot at $24.40 and semiannual risky levels at $26.33 and $28.95. Note that the 2014 high was a failed test of my semiannual risky level and that the quarterly pivot has been a magnet this week.