NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here's a look at last week's three biggest winners and the three biggest losers among the companies I profiled before they reported their quarterly results.
Here are the updated profiles for the post-earnings winners and losers, followed by two "crunching the numbers" tables.
And the winners are:
CarMax ($51.91) is up 17% since June 17 after being down 5.8% year to date. The company beat analysts' earnings-per-share estimates by 10 cents, earning 76 cents. The stock set an all-time intraday high at $53.67 on Friday, popping above its 200-day simple moving average at $47.28.
The company has experienced a nice turnaround.
The weekly chart is positive with its five-week modified moving average at $47.59 and its 200-week SMA at $36.67. Weekly and annual value levels are $50.67 and $46.75, respectively, with semiannual and quarterly risky levels at $56.61 and $60.33, respectively.
Kroger (KR) ($49.40) is up 5.4% since June 17 after being up 19% year to date. The company beat analysts' EPS estimates by 4 cents, earning $1.09. The stock set an all-time intraday high at $50.20 on Friday, well above its 200-day SMA at $42.18.
The company has benefited from analysts' upgrades,
The weekly chart remains positive but overbought with its five-week MMA at $47.60. Semiannual and monthly value levels are $44.89 and $44.60, respectively, with weekly and quarterly risky levels at $50.53 and $51.65, respectively.
Red Hat (RHT) ($55.01) is up 5.5% since June 16 after being down 7% year to date. The company beat analysts' EPS estimates by 2 cents, earning 24 cents. The stock spiked as high as $57.35 on Thursday, moving well above its 200-day SMA at $51.39.
The weekly chart remains positive with its five-week MMA at $52.42 and its 200-week SMA at $49.09. Weekly and annual value levels are $53.96 and $48.28, respectively, with annual and monthly risky levels at $55.80 and $61.79, respectively.
And the losers are:
Darden Restaurant (DRI) ($47.76) is down 3.7% since June 17 after being down 8.8% year to date. The company missed analysts' EPS estimates by 38 cents, earning 55 cents a share. The stock stayed below its 200-day SMA at $50.31, trading as low as $46.53 on Monday.
Darden's poor quarter may be a sign that a bubble is popping in restaurants stocks.
The weekly chart shifts to negative with the stock below its five-week MMA at $49.09 and its 200-week SMA at $49.09. An annual value level is $44.50 with an annual pivot at $48.40 and monthly and quarterly risky levels at $50.80 and $51.25, respectively.
Pier 1 Imports ($15.39 is down 15% since June 17 after being down 21% year to date. The company missed analysts' EPS estimates by 4 cents, earning 16 cents. The stock -- which was downgraded by TheStreet -- gapped below its 50-day SMA at $17.68 on Thursday, trading as low as $15 on Friday.
The weekly chart is negative but oversold with its five-week MMA at $16.91 and its 200-week SMA at $16.57. An annual pivot is $15.24 with weekly and monthly risky levels at $16.74 and $17.61, respectively.
Smith & Wesson (SWHC) ($15.30) is down 8.1% since June 17 after being up 23% year to date. The company beat analysts' EPS estimates by 4 cents, earning 44 cents, but the stock was shot in the foot on a weak outlook. It traded as high as $17.25 pre-earnings on Thursday, and as low as $15.01 on Friday, below its 50-day SMA at $15.55 with its 200-day SMA at $13.23.
The weekly chart shifts to negative given a close with week below its five-week MMA at $15.54. Semiannual and value levels are $14.93 and $10.81, respectively, with quarterly and weekly risky levels at $16.54 and $17.70, respectively.
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 are listed in red.
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.
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 EPS estimates including date and before or after the close, and where 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.
At the time of publication, the author held no positions in any of the stocks mentioned.
This article represents the opinion of a contributor and not necessarily that of TheStreet or its editorial staff