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The Inner Circle, Issue #564 - Political Soap-Opera!
February 12, 2017
FROM: Political Soap-Opera!
Stocks rise until they meet resistance then reverse until they find support.
Cisco Systems (CSCO):
MarketClub's Trade Triangle Technology algorithm currently ranks CSCO Primary (monthly) Trend 'DOWN'.
Week ending 2/10 CSCO closed 31.51 +0.61% (Yield: 3.30%) 7th highest yielding among the DJ-30.
CSCO is currently among the 10 highest yielding DJ-30 'Dow Dogs'.
CSCO is currently among the 5 lowest priced/highest yielding DJ-30 'Dow Small Dogs'.
CSCO key primary resistance algorithm to watch: 11/16 high 31.89 (highest high - last 3 mo).
CSCO recent support algorithm to watch: 1/12 low 29.80 (lowest low - last 3 wks).
CSCO has found support at the 2/1 low 30.42 (IMO).
CSCO currently above both the 50 sma and the 200 sma on the daily chart (Favorable).
CSCO currently above both the 50 sma and the 200 sma on the weekly chart (Favorable).
CSCO currently above both the 50 sma and the 200 sma on the monthly chart (Favorable).
Current upside target on the weekly chart: 33.94 (* = change).
Current downside target on the monthly chart: 24.10 (* = change).
Symmetrical Triangle Info:
NOTE: If the 2/3 high, 31.35, also turns out to be the pivot point high on the weekly chart, a reasonable (IMO) downside target would then be 28.86 (-8.41% from here).
NOTE: IF the 12/2 low, 29.12, also turns out to be the pivot point low on the monthly chart, a reasonable (IMO) upside target would then be 38.61 (+22.53%) from here.
NOTE: The 29 area appears to be an important historical horizontal line (IMO).
Earnings: 5 yr avg EPS: 1.81. (ttm) EPS: 2.09. Current P/E: 15.08. Forward P/E: 13.28.
Est Avg Yr EPS: 2.37. Est Yr High EPS: 2.43. Est Yr Low EPS: 2.30 (per analysts).
Next Qtr Est Avg EPS: 0.56. Est High EPS: 0.58. Est Low EPS: 0.55. Prior Qtr EPS: 0.46.
Next earnings date: 2/16/17.
The combination of low price/high yield + support at the 50 & 200 sma (weekly charts) = opportunity in the intermediate term (IMO).
Whether you buy stock, protect with puts (& collect dividends) or buy calls, puts, or do debit/credit spreads, straddles/strangles, or combinations, ("combo's", my personal favorite), whatever suits your trading style, a limited risk/high reward position can be constructed.
Each strategy has its own follow-up tactics, depending on how it plays out.
NOTE: CSCO is the leading company in cyber security; we are constantly under cyber attack.
Comments? Ideas? Feedback? Let me have it, right between the eyes! I'd love to hear from you. Just reply to this zine and tell me what you think!
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