NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The seven most popular tickers on TheStreet.com begins with Apple (AAPL) in first place followed by Google (GOOG), with Intel (INTC) rounding out the top three. Today I provide my buy-and-trade strategies for the top seven most popular symbols, which are shown at the bottom of the Web site's home page.
A detailed technical analysis chart about these stocks follows these profiles. I also explain my number-crunching terms there.
Apple ($532.36, down 5.1% YTD) has been moving sideways to up this week between its 21-day simple moving average at $528.33 and its 50-day SMA at $536.18. On Monday I wrote, Can Apple and Amazon Regain Momentum? -- and so far the price action for the stock favors additional upside. The weekly chart shifts to positive given a close on Friday above its five-week modified moving average at $530.76. My annual value level is $517.05 with an annual risky level at $586.06.
Google ($1218.26, up 8.7% YTD) set an all-time intraday high at $1228.88 on Feb. 26 and so far this week has slipped to and stayed above its 21-day SMA at 1195.99. The stock is above all five key moving averages shown in today's 'Crunching the Numbers' table. The weekly chart remains positive but overbought with its five-week MMA at $1177.32. Annual and quarterly value levels are $1043.3 and $1015.23 with a monthly pivot at 1216.00 and this week's risky level at $1250.74. Note how the monthly pivot has been a magnet this week.
Intel ($24.50, down 5.6% YTD) set its 52-week high at $26.61 on Jan. 15 then traded down to its 2014 low at $23.50 on Feb. 5 which was below its 200-day SMA at $24.02. The stock straddles the five key moving averages shown in today's table. The weekly chart is negative with its five-week MMA at $24.68. Monthly and annual value levels are $23.89 and $20.78 with a quarterly pivot at $24.40 and semiannual risky levels at $26.33 and $28.95. Note that the 2014 high was a failed test of my semiannual risky level and that the quarterly pivot has been a magnet this week.
Verizon (VZ) ($47.38, down 3.6% YTD) has been below its 200-day SMA since Dec. 5 with this average now at $48.85. The 2014 low is $45.45 set on Feb. 18. The stock straddles the five key moving averages shown in today's table. The weekly chart shifts to positive given a close on Friday above its five-week MMA at $47.58. My monthly value level is $46.55 with semiannual risky levels at $49.60 and $50.75.
Bank of America (BAC) ($17.25, up 10.8% YTD) is above all five key moving averages shown in today's table. The weekly chart is neutral with the stock above its five-week MMA at $16.58 but its 12x3x3 weekly slow stochastic is declining. My semiannual value level lags at $10.69 with monthly and quarterly risky levels at $17.74 and $18.48.
Facebook (FB) ($71.57, up 31% YTD) set a new all-time high at $71.97 on Wednesday and is above all of the key moving averages shown in today's table, but the stock has not been publicly-traded long enough to have a 200-week SMA. The weekly chart is positive but overbought with its five-week MMA at $64.41. My weekly pivot is $71.70 with a monthly risky level at $81.72.
Baidu (BIDU) ($174.57, down 1.9% YTD) the Chinese-language Internet search provider set a new all-time high at $185.50 on Jan. 9 with that day being a 'key reversal' as the day's close was below the prior day's low. The stock set its 2014 low at $148.60 on Feb. 3 staying well above its 200-day SMA at $143.28. Baidu is above all five of its key moving averages shown in today's table. The weekly chart is positive with its five-week MMA at $169.14. Weekly and quarterly value levels at $160.46 and $143.79 with a monthly risky level at $222.43.