8 Earnings Profiles: Michael Kors, Yum! Brands, Ryder

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Earnings season continues this week. Today I provide my pre-earnings buy-and-trade profiles for eight companies in six sectors. Three companies report results after the close today with a focus on Yum! Brands (YUM). The parent of fast food chains: Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell has had issues in recent quarters with KFC in China with regard to the quality of chickens.

My focus stock premarket on Tuesday is luxury apparel retailer Michael Kors (KORS) which set an all-time intraday high at $84.58 on Dec. 19 in anticipation of strong holiday sales.

Two of the stocks profiled today are in the basic materials sector which is 9% overvalued with an underweight rating as 64.3% of the 387 stocks in the sector have sell or strong sell ratings.

Two stocks are in the consumer discretionary sector which is 27.1% overvalued with an equal-weight rating as 85.9% of the 389 stocks in the sector have hold ratings.

Archer Daniels (ADM) ($39.48): Analysts expect the company to earn 84 cents a share premarket on Tuesday The stock set a multi-year intraday high at $43.99 on Dec. 30 and traded down to $38.96 on Jan. 29 between its 200-day simple moving average at $37.47 and its 50-day simple moving average at $41.71. The weekly chart is negative with its five-week modified moving average at $40.90 and its 200-week SMA at $31.57. The company has a hold rating is 10.1% overvalued with a gain of 38.4% over the last 12 months. Semiannual value levels are $35.49 and $33.64 with a quarterly pivot at $39.63 and annual risky levels at $42.73 and $44.54.

Anadarko Petroleum (APC) ($80.69): Analysts expect the company to earn 93 cents a share afterhours today. The stock collapsed from an all-time intraday high at $98.47 set on Oct. 30 to a 52-week low at $73.60 on Dec. 13 and has since rebounding to fill a price gap at $83.41 from Dec. 11 with a high of $83.97 on Jan. 22. The stock is below its 50-day and 200-day SMAs at $82.80 and $88.29. The weekly chart is neutral with the five-week MMA at $81.84 and the 200-week SMA at $74.65 which held at the low. Anadarko represents the oils-energy sector which is 11.9% overvalued. The sector has an equal-weight rating as 62% of the 537 stocks in the sector have hold ratings. The stock has a hold rating is 3.5% undervalued with a gain of just 0.8% over the last 12 months. My weekly value level is $72.71 with semiannual and quarterly pivots at $82.12 and $82.29 and annual and monthly risky levels at $85.07 and $86.68.

Delphi Auto (DLPH) ($60.89): Analysts expect the company to earn $1.04 a share premarket on Tuesday. The stock traded to an all-time intraday high at $63.42 on Jan. 22 and is above its 50-day and 200-day SMAs at $59.56 and $54.87. The weekly chart is positive but overbought with its five-week MMA at $60.08. Delphi represents the auto-tires-trucks sector which is 23.8% overvalued with an underweight rating as 36.2% of the 94 stocks in the sector have sell or strong sell ratings. The stock has a sell rating with a gain of 57.5% over the last 12 months. My weekly pivot is $61.99 with a monthly risky level at $65.75.

International Paper (IP) ($47.74): Analysts expect the company to earn 87 cents a share premarket on Tuesday. The stock has been trading sideways for almost a year and is just above its 50-day and 200-day SMAs at $47.63 and $46.71. The weekly chart stays negative with a weekly close below its five-week MMA at $47.49 with its 200-week SMA at $33.92. The stock has a sell rating is 16% overvalued with a gain of 15.3% over the last 12 months. My semiannual value level is $44.42 with a monthly pivot at $47.27 and weekly, semiannual and quarterly risky levels at $49.59, $51.13 and $53.49.

Michael Kors ($79.93): Analysts expect the company to earn 86 cents a share premarket Tuesday. The stock traded to an all-time intraday high at $84.58 on Dec. 19 then fell to $74.11 on Jan. 16 and is between its 200-day SMA at $71.04 and its 50-day SMA at $80.47. The weekly chart is neutral with the five-week MMA at $79.91. The stock has a hold rating with a gain of 42.4% over the last 12 months. My weekly pivot is $81.65 with a monthly risky level at $87.74.

Ryder Systems (R) ($71.19): Analysts expect the company to earn $1.29 a share premarket on Tuesday. Ryder is in the transportation sector which is 26.3% overvalued with an underweight rating as 71.2% of the 170 stocks in the sector have sell or strong sell ratings. Ryder traded to an all-time intraday high at $75.20 on Jan. 23 and is just above its 50-day SMA at $71.03 with the 200-day SMA at $63.49. The weekly chart is neutral with the five-week MMA at $71.22 and the 200-week SMA at $51.17. Ryder has a sell rating is 25.9% overvalued with a gain of 25.4% over the last 12 months. My monthly and annual value levels are $68.02 and $65.93 with a semiannual pivot at $69.31 with weekly and semiannual risky levels at $74.99 and $75.31.

Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) ($19.18): Analysts expect the company to earn $1.31 a share afterhours today. The stock traded to a multiyear intraday high at $19.46 on Friday and is above its 50-day and 200-day SMAs at $17.39 and $17.02. The weekly chart is positive with the five-week MMA at $17.89 and the 200-week SMA at $13.64. Take-Two has a buy rating is 4.9% overvalued with a gain of 57.6% over the last 12 months. Monthly and semiannual value levels are $18.71, $16.68 and $15.63 with a weekly pivot at $19.21.

Yum! Brands ($67.15): Analysts expect the company to earn 80 cents a share afterhours today. The stock is in the retail-wholesale sector which is 17.5% overvalued with an overweight rating as 81.5% of the 340 stocks in the sector have buy or strong buy ratings. Yum set an all-time intraday high at $78.68 on Nov. 22 then its bubble popped as it fell to a low of $65.83 on Jan.31. The weekly chart is negative with the five-week MMA at $71.55 and the 200-week SMA at $59.93. The stock as a buy rating is 2.4% undervalued with a gain of 3.4% over the last 12 months. My weekly pivot is $68.92 with a monthly risky level at $74.22 and semiannual and quarterly risky levels at $80.68 and $81.49.

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 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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