Priceline.com (PCLN) ($1145.44) ended 2013 at $1162.40 with a buy rating, overvalued by 28.1%, a gain of 87.4% in 2013 and a P/E ratio of 30.3. The stock set its all-time intraday high at $1198.75 on Nov. 29. It is below its 21-day SMA at $1176.14 and above its 50-day and 200-day SMAs at $1136.34 and $929.54. The weekly chart is positive but overbought, with the stock just above its five-week MMA at $1145.17 with its 200-week SMA at $589.43. A close today below $1145.17 would be a warning that the stock was losing its momentum characteristics. Semiannual, quarterly and annual value levels are $1113.17, $1010.25 and $925.01 with quarterly and monthly risky levels at $1192.75 and $1309.95.
Tesla ($150.10) ended 2013 at $150.43 with a hold rating, overvalued by 21.8%, and a gain of 344.1% in 2013, after trading to an all-time intraday high as $194.50 on Sept. 30. After declining to $116.10 on Nov. 26, Tesla then returned to momentum status in mid-December, with a high at $158.00. The stock is above its 21-day, 50-day and 200-day SMAs at $146.04, $145.23 and $122.64. The weekly chart is positive with the stock above its five-week MMA at $146.71. My quarterly value level is $142.81 with a monthly risky level at $232.64. Tesla became a publicly traded company in July 2010, and thus does not have enough price history to calculate semiannual and annual levels from my proprietary analytics.
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