Let's look at four stocks that have strong technical momentum.
1. Cavium (CAVM)
Cavium's shares have formed a nice pattern since they bottomed near $36 in early July. The stock ran up sharply in July and August into the mid-$50s and then moved sideways for three months until it broke out on Tuesday.
The stock's price exploded from a low of $57.10 to an intraday high of $62.79 before closing Tuesday's session at $61.47, up $4.41. Loop Capital initiated coverage with a buy rating on the semiconductor manufacturer. There's some resistance in the short term at $64, but there's stronger resistance around $68.
Nvidia's shares Tuesday jumped $1.51, or 1.6%, to $93.39, on volume of 12.4 million shares. There didn't seem to be a news catalyst for the move.
The stock, in a steady upward channel since the February low of less than $25, is in a three-week flag formation after the big spike from the mid-$60's in mid-November. It is moving toward lateral resistance from the highs of the flag at $95.25. Through there, the short-term target would be the channel top near $102-103.
Terex stock popped out of a wedge pattern on Tuesday, gaining $1.25, or 4.2%, to $31.09 on volume of 1.47 million shares, which marked a pick-up in volume. The move came on no news from the manufacturer of industrial goods. The stock had gapped up from the $23 range in early November and continued as high as $31.44 before consolidating over the last week. A move through $31.44 could lead to $34 next.
Winnebago Industries is acting very well and gained 85 cents, or 2.5%, to close at $35.15 on Tuesday. Volume was nearly 360,000 shares. After the big breakaway gap in early October out of a six-month base, followed by a 3-wave corrective pullback to the 50-day moving average, the stock formed a new rising channel. The channel points to a target of $38, and then to $40-$41. With short interest of 13.6 times its average volume, the stock could accelerate as shorts cover on an upward move.
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