Standard & Pacific ( SPF) ($6.90 vs. $7.79 on Oct. 25): Has been upgraded to buy from hold since Oct. 25 and is above its 200-day simple moving average at $5.78. Since Oct 25 buy-and-trade investors could have sold versus my weekly risky level at $7.83 then buy on weakness versus the 200-day SMA at $5.69 on Nov 15.

Toll Brothers ( TOL) ($32.22 vs. $35.25 on Oct. 25): Since Oct. 25 buy-and-trade investors could have sold versus my monthly pivot at $35.57 then buy on weakness to my annual value level at $29.30.

At the time of publication the author held no positions in any of the stocks mentioned.

This article is commentary by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.
Richard Suttmeier has an engineering degree from Georgia Tech and a master of science from Brooklyn Poly. He began his career in the financial services industry in 1972 trading U.S. Treasury securities in the primary dealer community. In 1981 he formed the Government Bond Department at LF Rothschild and helped establish that firm as a primary dealer in 1986. Richard began writing market research in 1984 and held positions as market strategist at firms such as Smith Barney, William R Hough, Joseph Stevens, and Rightside Advisors. He joined in 2008 producing newsletters covering the U.S. capital markets, and a universe of more than 7,000 stocks. Richard employs a "buy and trade" investment strategy and can be reached at

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