Hot Stocks To Watch 2/15/2018

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Thursday February 15, 2018

Economic Calendar & Watch List

 

Morning Notes

US Futures and European stocks are higher in early morning trading. US stocks are up on carryover from strength in the Asian and European markets and ahead of the weekly unemployment data that will be released this morning. The VIX, a market volatility indicator, hit a 1 week low which helps support the bounce we are seeing in the markets.  Asian markets closed the session mostly higher.

 

Technicals

The SPY exhibited strength in yesterday’s session breaking out of its recent consolidation and closing near its former ascending support resistance line. Support will first lie at yesterday’s low at $264.30, followed by the 100SMA at $264.04, then $263.31, $261.66, ascending support at $257.30, then the 200SMA at $254.10, recent lows at $252.92, and pivots at $250.15 and $248.08. Resistance will lie at yesterday’s high of $270.00, followed by $267.01, then $268.17, confluence of the 50SMA and the 20EMA at $271.42, and pivots at $272.36, $275.45, $280, $284.10, and all time highs at $286.63.

 

Small Cap Watch List

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**Others On Watch**

NTAP, CSCO, YNDX, TRIP

Economic Calendar

 8:30  Weekly Unemployment Claims, expected 229k

 8:30  Philadelphia Fed Business Outlook Survey

 9:15  Industrial Production

 

Notable Earnings Before Open

Incyte (INCY) – EPS Est. $-0.49

Shopify (SHOP) – EPS Est. $-0.12

CyberArk Software (CYBR) – EPS Est. $0.22

 

Notable Earnings After Close

CBS (CBS) – EPS Est. $1.15

LogMein (LOGM) – EPS Est. $0.92

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