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How to Trade RadioShack, Nu Skin, Vulcan Materials, WellCare and 3 Others Reporting Tuesday

Stocks in this article: MOS NUS ODP RSH TA VMC WCG

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Today we crunch the numbers on seven companies that report their quarterly earnings reports on Tuesday. We know that five report before the opening bell, but the times for the other two are not shown on our earnings calendar.

The profiles below provide trading guidelines for the stocks in two "crunching the numbers" tables that follow.


Mosaic (MOS) ($49.93), up 5.6% year-to-date. Analysts expect the producer of phosphate and potash crop nutrients to report earnings per share of 58 cents before the opening bell on Tuesday. The stock traded as low as $43.58 on Jan. 30, then traded as high as $50.63 on March 6. It is above its 200-day simple moving average at $46.61.

The weekly chart is positive, with its five-week modified moving average at $48.79. A weekly value level is $48.07, with a quarterly pivot at $49.76. Monthly and semiannual risky levels are at $53.38 and $68.08.

Nu Skin (NUS - Get Report) ($87.60), down 36.6% year-to-date. Analysts expect the provider of personal care and nutritional products to report EPS of 94 cents before the opening bell on Tuesday. The stock set an all-time intraday high at $140.50 on Jan. 13, then the parabolic bubble popped. The stock got crushed to its 2014 intraday low at $67.51 on Jan. 16, and is below its 200-day SMA at $97.22.

The weekly chart is positive, with its five-week MMA at $84.69. Annual and semiannual value levels are $85.59 and $85.03, with a weekly pivot at $88.87 and semiannual and monthly risky levels at $98.20 and $117.23.

Office Depot (ODP) ($4.25), down 19.7% year-to-date. Analysts expect the office supplies chain to report EPS of 3 cents before the opening bell on Tuesday. The stock set its 2014 intraday high at $5.45 on Jan. 2, then traded as low as $3.84 on April 16. It has been below its 200-day SMA at $4.77 since March 6.

The weekly chart is negative but oversold. Its five-week MMA is at $4.32 and its 200-week SMA at $3.78. Weekly and semiannual value levels are $3.83 and $3.64, with a quarterly pivot at $4.15, and monthly and annual risky levels at $5.43 and $6.87.

RadioShack (RSH - Get Report) ($1.35), down 48.1% year-to-date. Analysts expect the consumer electronics retailer to report an EPS loss of 51 cents on Tuesday. The stock set its 2014 intraday high at $2.79 on March 3, and set an all-time intraday low at $1.28 on April 17. Its 200-day SMA is at $2.69.

The weekly chart is negative but oversold, with its five-week MMA at $1.84. We consider buying any stock trading between a buck and $3.00 to be an "option on survival," which means that you can lose your entire investment in the event of the company's bankruptcy. An annual value level is $1.33, with a monthly pivot at $1.57 and a semiannual risky level at $6.54.

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