Hertz Global (HTZ) ($29.40), up 2.7% year to date. Analysts' expect the car rental chain to report EPS of 10 cents before the opening bell on Wednesday. The stock traded as low as $24.82 on Feb. 3 holding its 200-day SMA. The 200-day SMA now at $25.59 held three more times before the stock traded as high as $29.68 on Monday. The weekly chart is positive with its five-week MMA at $27.90. Monthly and quarterly value levels are $28.33 and $28.05.
Humana (HUM) ($110.12), up 6.7% year to date. Analysts' expect the provider of health care services to report EPS of $1.94s before the opening bell on Wednesday. The stock set an all-time intraday high at $119.93 on March 20 then traded as low as $103.89 on April 17. The weekly chart shifts to negative given a close this week below its five-week MMA at $108.79 as its weekly stochastic is declining. Annual value levels are $99.27 and $85.49 with a weekly pivot at $109.44 and semiannual risky levels at $111.32 and $112.88.
Lamar Advertising (LAMR) ($49.80), down 4.7% year to date. Analysts' expect the outdoor advertising company to report EPS of 7 cents before the opening bell on Wednesday. The stock traded as low as $46.79 on Jan. 31 holding its 200-day SMA then traded as high as $54.48 on April 23. The weekly chart is negative with its five-week MMA at $50.75. Weekly and semiannual value levels are $48.60 and $43.24 with semiannual and quarterly risky levels at $54.35 and $55.96.
Molson Coors (TAP) ($60.55), up 7.8% year to date. Analysts' expect the brewery to report EPS of 36 cents before the opening bell on Wednesday. The stock set an all-time intraday high at $60.90 on April 4 then traded as low as $56.60 on April 15. The weekly chart is positive but overbought with its five-week MMA at $58.77. Weekly and quarterly value levels are $59.34 and $54.80 with a monthly risky level at $62.59.Your investment policy among these stocks depends on whether or not you are a buyer on weakness or a seller of strength. We advocate using a GTC (good until cancelled) limit order to buy weakness to a value level or to sell strength to a risky level. Crunching the Numbers with Richard Suttmeier: Moving Averages & Stochastics This table provides the technical status for the stocks profiled in today's report.
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