NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Today's pre-earnings buy-and-trade profiles cover six companies in the retail-wholesale sector and one each in the consumer discretionary and consumer staples sectors.
Discount retailer Dollar Tree (DLTR) set an all-time intraday high at $60.19 on Oct. 22 then traded as low as $49.59 on Feb. 3 well below its 200-day simple moving average at $54.16.
Home improvement retailer Lowe's (LOW) set an all-time intraday high at $52.03 on Nov. 14 then traded as low as $44.45 on Feb. 5 temporarily below its 200-day SMA at $46.08.
Target (TGT) will be scrutinized on what the company has to say about the credit card breaches. This stock set an all-time intraday high at $73.50 back on July 24 then traded as low as $54.66 on Feb. 5 well below its 200-day SMA at $65.34.
Here are my detailed buy-and-trade profiles for the eight focus stocks set to report quarterly results before tomorrow's opening bell:
Abercrombie (ANF) ($35.42): Analysts expect the retailer of family-oriented casual apparel to report earnings of $1.04 a share. The stock has been below its 200-day SMA since Aug. 22 and traded to a 52-week low at $31.14 on Dec. 18 with its 200-day SMA at $40.42. The weekly chart is positive with its five-week modified moving average at $34.89 and its 200-week SMA at $46.91. The stock has a loss of 21.6% over the last 12 months. Quarterly and annual value levels are $30.78 and $29.88 with a weekly risky level at $36.48.