Target ( TGT) ($65.69 vs. $63.98 on Sept. 30) is up 2.7% since my Oct. 1 post with the stock above its 50-day SMA at $64.12 and is the only stock in today's table below its 200-day SMA at $67.26. My annual value level is $53.54 with an annual pivot at $65.45 and semiannual risky level at $72.47, which failed to hold following the stock's multi-year high at $73.50 set on July 24.

TJX Companies ( TJX) ($61.69 vs. $56.39 on Sept. 30) is the biggest gainer since my Oct. 1 post up 9.4% since then and set a new multi-year high at $62.24 on Thursday. My annual value level is $52.67 with a monthly pivot at $61.46 and weekly risky level at $62.73.

Wal-Mart Stores ( WMT) ($79.01 vs. $73.96 on Sept. 30) is up a solid 6.8% since my Oct. 1 post. My semiannual value level is $74.96 with a weekly pivot at $77.33 and monthly risky level at $80.39.

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 is the chief market strategist at AlphaPlus Analytics in addition to 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 since 2008 and often appears on financial TV.

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