NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The seven momentum stocks I profile today set all-time highs between September 2012 and March 14. Although they are still down between 13% and 41% from these highs, the seven are up between 4.2% and 20% since setting their 2014 lows.
When investing in volatile momentum stocks it is important to track the five key moving averages and the weekly slow stochastics we provide in our first "crunching the numbers" table.
Our second "crunching the numbers" table provided today includes additional statistics including, the all-time intraday high, the date of that high, the percent decline to Monday's closes and the percent gain from the 2014 lows. All of that is in addition to the value levels at which to buy on weakness and the risky levels at which to sell on strength.
We crunched the numbers to help you decide if and when to invest. Here are the seven profiles, and today's 'Crunching the Numbers' tables follow.
Apple (AAPL) ($592.52) is up 5.7% year to date after a decline of 16% from the all-time intraday high at $705.07 set on Sept. 21, 2012. Apple's 2014 intraday low was $493.55 on Jan. 31, and the stock is up 20% since then.
The weekly chart is positive with the five-week modified moving average at $563.04. Our annual pivot at $517.05 provided buying opportunities into mid-April. Since then, our second annual pivot at $586.06 has been a magnet. Semiannual risky levels are $657.40 and $666.94.
Amazon.com (AMZN) ($302.86) is down 24% year to date with a decline of 26% since setting its all-time intraday high at $408.06 on Jan. 22. Amazon's 2014 intraday low was $284.38 on Friday, and the rebound since then is 6.5%.
The weekly chart is negative but oversold with its five-week MMA at $317.70. Weekly and annual value levels are $260.68 and $259.67, respectively, with annual and semiannual risky levels at $334.95 and $351.24, respectively.
Google (GOOGL) ($538.43) is down 4% year to date with a decline of 13% since setting its all-time intraday high at $615.05 on Feb. 26. Google's 2014 intraday low was $511.00 on April 28, and the rebound since then is 5.4%.
The weekly chart is negative but oversold with its five-week MMA at $544.55. Annual and weekly value levels are $489.53 and $484.31, respectively, with an annual pivot at $522.17 and quarterly and monthly risky levels at $562.40 and $668.46, respectively.
LinkedIn (LNKD) ($152.30) is down 30% year to date with a decline of 41% since setting its all-time intraday high at $257.55 on Sept. 11. LinkedIn's 2014 intraday low was $136.02 last Wednesday, and the rebound since then is 12%.
The weekly chart is negative but oversold with its five-week MMA at $165.35. A weekly value level is $136.02 with monthly and quarterly risky levels at $164.79 and $237.70, respectively.
Netflix (NFLX) ($345.45) is down 6.2% year to date with a decline of 25% since setting its all-time intraday high at $458.00 on March 6. Netflix's 2014 intraday low was $299.50 on April 28, and the rebound since then is 15%.
The weekly chart is neutral with its five-week MMA at $350.40 and rising 12x3x3 weekly stochastics. Semiannual and weekly value levels are $272.38 and $263.17, respectively, with a semiannual pivot at $328.21 and monthly risky level at $430.92.
Stratasys (SSYS) ($89.42) is down 34% year to date with a decline of 35% since setting its all-time intraday high at $138.10 on Jan. 3. Stratasys' 2014 intraday low was $85.30 on Friday, and the rebound since then is 4.8%.
The weekly chart is negative but oversold with its five-week MMA at $99.09. Our annual value level at $85.62 was tested at the low with a weekly pivot at $86.23 and semiannual risky levels at $97.23 and $117.00.
Tesla Motors (TSLA) ($184.67) is up 23% year to date with a decline of 30% since setting its all-time intraday high at $265.00 on Feb. 26. Tesla's 2014 intraday low was $177.22 on Friday, and the rebound since then is 4.2%.
The weekly chart is negative with its five-week MMA at $198.91. Our weekly value level at $175.84 with a quarterly pivot at $185.07 and monthly risky level at $203.66.
Crunching the Numbers with Richard Suttmeier: Moving Averages & Stochastics
This table provides the technical status for the stocks profiled in today's report.
There are five columns with moving average titles: Five-Week Modified Moving Average, 21-Day Simple Moving Average, 50-Day Simple Moving Average, 200-Day Simple Moving Average and the 200-Week Simple Moving Average.
The column labeled 12x3x3 Weekly Slow Stochastics shows the pattern on each weekly chart with readings from Oversold, Rising, Overbought, Declining or Flat.
Interpretations: (stocks below a moving average listed in Red are below that moving average)
Five-Week Modified Moving Average (MMA) is one of two indicators that define whether or not a weekly chart profile is positive, neutral or negative. The other is the status of the 12x3x3 weekly slow stochastic.
A stock with a positive technical rating is above its five-week MMA with rising or overbought stochastics.
A stock with a negative technical rating is below its five-week MMA with declining or oversold stochastics.
A stock with a neutral technical rating has a profile that is not positive or negative.
The 200-Week Simple Moving Average (SMA) is considered a long-term technical support or resistance and as a "reversion to the mean" over a rolling three to five year horizon. (even Apple declined to its 200-week SMA in June 2013)
The 21-Day Simple Moving Average is a short-term technical support or resistance used by many hedge fund traders to adjust positions. A stock above its 21-day SMA will likely move higher over a rolling three to five day horizon and vice versa.
The 50-Day Simple Moving Average is also a technical support or resistance used by many strategists and commentators in financial TV.
The 200-Day Simple Moving Average is another technical support or resistance and I consider this level as a shorter-term "reversion to the mean" over a rolling six to 12 month horizon.
Crunching the Numbers with Richard Suttmeier: Earnings & Where to Buy & Where to Sell
This table presents the levels at which to buy on weakness and where to sell on strength.
EPS Date is the day the company reports their quarterly results.
EPS Estimate is the earnings per share estimate from Wall Street analysts.
Value Levels, Pivots and Risky Levels are calculated based upon the last nine weekly closes (W), nine monthly closes (M), nine quarterly closes (Q), nine semiannual closes (S) and nine annual closes (A). I have one column for pivots, which is a magnet for the period shown. The columns to the left of the pivots are first and second value levels. The columns to the right of the pivots are first and second risky levels.
Investors who wish to buy a stock should use a good-until-canceled GTC limit order to buy weakness to a value level. Investors who want to sell a stock should use a GTC limit order to sell strength to a risky level.
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At the time of publication, the author held no positions in any of the stocks mentioned.
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