Altera (ALTR) Showing Signs Of Being A Momo Momentum Stock

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Trade-Ideas LLC identified Altera ( ALTR) as a momo momentum candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Altera as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • ALTR has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $331.0 million.
  • ALTR has a PE ratio of 33.
  • ALTR is currently in the upper 30% of its 1-year range.
  • ALTR is in the upper 25% of its 20-day range.
  • ALTR is in the upper 35% of its 5-day range.
  • ALTR is currently trading above yesterday's high.
  • ALTR has experienced a gap between today's open and yesterday's close of 6.2%.

'Momo Momentum' stocks are valuable stocks to watch for a variety of reasons including historical back testing and price action. Market technicians refer to such stocks as being in a mark-up phase before a possible distribution period and price decline. Technical analysts and traders frequently find that the factors referenced above tend to create a temporary burst of strong wind in a stock's sail. Nevertheless, all successful traders must excel at maximizing gains while keeping losses to an absolute minimum. For that reason, the holding period on momo momentum stocks must always be a primary consideration, and this part of the puzzle is ultimately at the discretion of each individual's risk tolerance and portfolio risk management skills.

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