NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- There was quite a long list of companies that I profiled pre-earnings last week, and overall the results were mixed. About two-thirds of the companies beat on earnings per share including the biggest winners Marvel Tech (MRVL) - Get Report and Green Mountain Coffee (GMCR) .
On a price performance basis, two-thirds of the stocks profiled ended last week lower in price from the day I provided my buy-and-trade guidelines on either a revenue miss or weak guidance.
On Friday I provided a scorecard for the 11 pure retailers that reported quarterly results Tuesday through the premarket on Thursday in
. All of these stocks have buy ratings but only three ended Thursday above the price on the day of my previews. Many companies gave a cautious outlook on holiday spending.
Among the 12 stocks in today's table, four have buy ratings, six have hold ratings and two have sell ratings. Since reporting their quarterly results and at Friday's closes, five traded higher and three of these gained between 8.3% and 9.6%. Among the seven to lose ground three lost between 7.2% and 16.5%. One stock is undervalued by 12.9%, while six are overvalued by 22.1% to 67.2%. One stock is down 32% over the last 12 months while eight have gains between 22.9% and 577.0%. Three are below their 200-day SMAs while nine are above, which reflects the risk of a reversion to the mean.
Reading the Table
Stocks with a red number are undervalued by this percentage. Those with a black number are overvalued by that percentage according to ValuEngine.
A "1-engine" rating is a strong sell, a "2-engine" rating is a sell, a "3-engine" rating is a hold, a "4-engine" rating is a buy and a "5-engine" rating is a strong buy.
Last 12-Month Return (%):
Stocks with a red number declined by that percentage over the last 12 months. Stocks with a black number increased by that percentage.
Forecast One-Year Return:
Stocks with a red number are projected to decline by that percentage over the next 12 months. Stocks with a black number in the table are projected to move higher by that percentage over the next 12 months.
Price at which to enter a GTC limit order to buy on weakness. The letters mean; W-weekly, M-monthly, Q-quarterly, S-semiannual and A-annual.
A level between a value level and risky level that should be a magnet during the time frame noted.
Price at which to enter a GTC limit order to sell on strength.
beat EPS estimates by 4 cents a share earning 31 cents a share in the afterhours on Nov. 21. The stock popped to a new multi-year high at $45.95 on Nov. 22. The hold rated designer of software for the architecture industry has a weekly value level at $43.58 with a quarterly pivot at $46.40 and semiannual risky level at $46.60.
missed EPS estimates by 21 cents earning 66 cents a share premarket on Nov. 19. The stock gapped lower below its 50-day SMA at $41.54 to a low of $38.30 on Nov. 20. The buy rated soup company has an annual value level at $38.10 with an annual pivot at $40.09 and quarterly risky level at $43.92.
beat EPS estimates by 22 cents earning $2.11 premarket on Nov. 20. The hold rated construction and agricultural equipment company opened higher with a test of its 200-day SMA at $85.19 then slumped towards its 50-day SMA at $83.03 on Nov. 21. My monthly value level is $80.04 with a weekly pivot at $83.88, the 200-day at $85.19 and quarterly risky level at $99.43.
beat EPS estimates by 2 cents reporting a loss of 4 cents a share premarket on Nov. 19. The sell rated shipper of iron ore, coal and grain traded down to a test of its 200-day SMA at $10.43 on Nov. 22. My semiannual value level is $8.27 with a quarterly pivot at $10.98 and weekly and monthly risky levels at $11.11 and $12.79.
Green Mountain Coffee
beat EPS estimates by 15 cents earning 89 cents a share in the afterhours on Nov. 20. In after-hours trading buy-and-trade investors could have sold the stock at my semiannual risky level at $66.94 and then buy the stock at my annual value level at $59.34. The buy rated gourmet coffee producer gapped higher on Nov. 21 to a day's high at $73.57 then held its 200-day SMA at $67.93 on Nov. 22. My semiannual value level is $63.42 with a semiannual pivot at $66.94 and monthly risky level at $91.58.
beat EPS estimates by 2 cents reporting a loss of 18 cents a share in the after-hours on Nov. 21. The hold rated software company traded down to $70.87 on Nov. 22 testing my semiannual value level at $71.17. My monthly value level is $64.72 with a semiannual pivot at $71.17 and semiannual and quarterly risky levels at $74.07 and $74.73.
beat EPS estimates by 1 cent earning 91 cents a share premarket on Nov. 19. The hold rated maker of medical devices for the heart drifted to a week's low at $56.52 on Nov. 20. My quarterly value level is $56.81 with a monthly pivot at $59.74 and weekly risky level at $60.63.
beat EPS estimates by 7 cents earning 24 cents a share in the afterhours on Nov. 21. The hold rated designer of high-speed broadband products popped to a new multi-year high at $14.64 on Nov. 22. My weekly value level is $13.77 with a semiannual risky level at $16.28.
missed EPS estimates by 7 cents earning $1.52 a share premarket on Nov. 20. The hold rated maker of jellies and jams was upgraded to buy on the weakness to $99.47 and the stock rebounded to its 200-day SMA at $103.95 on Nov. 22. My semiannual value level is $102.37 with a semiannual risky level at $109.18.
missed EPS estimates by 3 cents earning 23 cents a share in the afterhours on Nov. 21. The buy rated food retailer gapped below its 200-day SMA at $48.24 trading to a low of $40.03 with a monthly risky level at $49.75.
beat EPS estimates by 32 cents earning 14 cents a share premarket on Nov. 19 and the stock held its 50-day SMA at $15.30. The hold rated maker of solar energy components has a monthly value level at $14.26 with a weekly risky level at $17.23.
beat EPS estimates by 6 cents earning 97 cents a share premarket on Nov. 19. The sell rated maker of paints and coatings traded between $69.92 and $72.84 that day holding my monthly value level, now a pivot at $70.85. My semiannual value level is $68.80 with a weekly risky level at $75.93.
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 AlphaPlus Analytics in addition to 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.
Suttmeier's industry licenses include, Series 7 and Registered Principal (Series 24). He has been the Chief Market Strategist for ValuEngine.com since 2008 and often appears on financial TV.
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