Weekly Watchlist and Review 1/15/24

Weekly Watchlist and Review

Welcome back to another edition of our Weekend Watchlist and Review at ALERTSANDNEWS.COM! Last week was nothing short of electrifying in the markets, with some serious runners. Let’s dive into the heart of the action and see how our alerts fared.

We began the week on a high note. Our AMAM swing from 12/18/23 was an incredible call, jumping from a 14.73 buy to a phenomenal 26.91 sell on 1/8 – a dime. NKTX broke its trend at 9.55, hitting 7 targets up to 10.70. ACON, with its news alert at 4.20, nearly hit 6 targets from our pre market buy alert at 6.09. SPEC and CLRB both hit their targets, with OMGA a great overnight gain.

1/9 was just as impactful. NEXI was the standout, alerted twice and hitting an impressive 19 targets combined. ALT and CCCC were the overnight plays, both exceeding their buy alerts. CUTR made a great move from our alert as well.

1/10 saw NEXI back in the limelight, surging from a buy at 11.31 to an impressive 14.49 nailing multiple targets along the way. OMGA continued its positive trend, showcasing the potential of short term swing plays.

Yesterday, MARA showed strong performance, hitting multiple targets from a 27.62 buy. IRBT swung from 29.71 to a top of 32.20, highlighting the effectiveness of our swing strategy. GSK‘s dividend payout was a testament to the benefits of compounding plays. MRSN’s short-term swing delivered well.

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Let’s start what to eye tomorrow, and the news over the weekend.

Here’s the Gappers from Friday. AHG BURU and UCAR were the top 3 plays in after hours. 

DNA: Headline is: 

Concentric by Ginkgo and Illumina collaborate to deploy biosurveillance technologies around the world
Interesting headline to monitor here tomorrow. Larger float so its going to take alot of volume. 

ARQT: Multiple headlines here-

Majority of Individuals with Atopic Dermatitis Improved with Arcutis’ Roflumilast Cream 0.15%According to New Data from Phase 3 Program

ZORYVE® (Roflumilast) Topical Foam, 0.3% Clears Seborrheic Dermatitis in Individuals Who Previously Reported an Inadequate Response to Topical Steroids

Float is larger here, over 70M. Keep an eye on it. 200 SMA on the daily is over $7. Ill have targets for the team. 

Over the long MLK weekend, we saw quite a few headlines on individual stocks. Let’s go through them.

PHIO: Toni Braxton Cheers PBIO’s Acquisition Of Cannabis And Hemp Co. Uncle Bud’s

SALM: Anderson Receives Corporate VP Stripes and Murphy Elevated to Twin Cities GM at Salem Media Group

ERIC: Cradlepoint Introduces Big Capabilities in a Small Form Factor with New 5G Router for Retail Pop Up Sites and Small Offices.

SOBR: SOBRsafe Selected as Exclusive Alcohol Data Partner for Next-Generation Digital Healthcare Platform

PACB: PacBio Announces New Nanobind PanDNA Kit Enabling HiFi Optimized DNA Extraction Solutions

INTC Aramco Digital and Intel Aim to Forge Collaboration to Establish Saudi Arabia’s First Open RAN Development Center
ALK and BA: Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Said Boeing Will Open Its Production Facilities For 737 Operators To Conduct Additional Inspections; Will Bring In An Outside Party To Do An Independent Assessment Of Airplane Production Practices- Reuters 
BIDU: Baidu Earlier Responded to Media Reports On Ernie Bot; Not Engaged In Any Business Collaboration Or Provided Any Tailored Service To Authors Of The Academic Paper Or Any Institutions With Which They Are Affiliated
INFN: Orange Deploys Infinera’s GX Series to Power AMITIE Subsea Cable, Delivering Global Connectivity on the World’s Busiest Route
TRX: TRX Gold Says Fiscal 2024 Production Guidance Unchanged, The Company Continues To Expect Gold Production For 2024 To Be Between 25,000 – 30,000 Ounces At Total Average Cash Cost1 Of $800 – 900 Per Ounce
TSLA: Tesla CEO Elon Musk Says A New Compensation Package With High Targets ‘Would Be Nice’
CMCSA: Peacock Exclusive AFC Wild Card Game Is Biggest Live-Streamed Event in U.S. History & Drives Internet Usage to Single Day U.S. Record
SOPH: SOPHiA GENETICS and Karkinos Healthcare Forge Strategic Partnership to Advance Cancer Research in India
TGNA: DIRECTV and TEGNA Reach New Multi-Year Distribution Agreement

Geopolitical/Economic/World News

  • IMF’s Managing Director Georgieva: China’s property sector still needed fixing, along with a high level of local government debt.
  • Iran’s revolutionary guard deployed in Yemen – Semafor.

  • IMF Chief: China needs reforms to halt significant growth declines.
  • North Dakota oil production down 400,000-425,000 barrels per day, and gas output down 1.0-1.1 BCF per day due to freezing weather – Pipeline Authority
  • British Maritime Security Firm Ambrey: Marshall Islands-flagged, US-owned, bulk carrier was reportedly struck by a missile near Yemen’s Aden – Advisory Note.
  • Canadian home sales rise 8.7% in December from November -Crea.
  • UK’s PM Sunak: I want UK taxes to come down for everyone.
  • ECB’s Holzmann: It’s possible there will be no rate cut this year – CNBC
  • ECB’s Holzmann: We shouldn’t count on rate cuts at all in 2024.
  • ECB’s Nagel: Maybe we can wait for summer break before contemplating rate cuts.
  • ECB’s Nagel: Inflation is still too high.
  • ECB’s Nagel: Markets are sometimes over-optimistic.
  • Houthi Top Negotiator: We do not want escalation, we regret US and UK’s militarization of the Red Sea.
  • Blackrock’s Hildebrand: Optimism on rates in the US is overdone.
  • Blackrock’s Hildebrand: US wage and services inflation looks resilient.
  • German GDP NSA YoY Prelim Actual -0.3% (Forecast -0.3%, Previous 1.8%)
  • China 2024 GDP growth seen at 4.6% (vs 4.5% in the October poll), 2025 growth seen at 4.5% – Poll.
  • China 2023 GDP growth seen at 5.2% (vs 5.0% in the October poll), Q4 growth seen at 5.3% YoY – Poll.
  • Swedish CPI MoM Actual 0.7% (Forecast 0.6%, Previous 0.3%)
  • Taiwan President-elect Lai hopes the United States will continue to support Taiwan.
  • Taiwan President-Elect Lai affirms commitment to maintaining peace and stability in Taiwan Strait
  • Schumer: Bipartisan Stopgap Measure to Fund Government Agencies Through March 1 and March 8
  • Schumer: Congressional Leaders Agree to Stopgap Funding Measure
  • Fed’s Raphael Bostic: Rates should remain on hold until summer to curb inflation – FT
  • Xi Jinping’s Military And Government Continue To Acquire Banned Nvidia Chips Amid US Export Restrictions
  • Walt Disney Co. In Talks With NFL For Potential ESPN Stake
  • Castle Biosciences Presents Data Supporting the Utility of Its Tests in the Clinical Care of Patients with Skin Cancers at the 2024 Winter Clinical Dermatology Conference – Hawaii®
  • Apple: Appeals court will rule on the stay on or after January 16.
  • Apple: If approved, the federal watch ban stay could last a year.

News Coming:

By staying informed about the FDA decisions and other news, investors, healthcare professionals, and patients can gauge the potential impact on the pharmaceutical industry, stock market, and patient care. These decisions can influence the market value of pharmaceutical companies. Let’s look at the news coming: 

Stock TickerCompany NameDecision DetailsEstimated Decision Date
MRKMerck & Co Inc.FDA decision on WELIREG for adult patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma. Approved in other countries.01/17/2024
MRKMerck & Co Inc.FDA decision on KEYTRUDA + Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy for newly diagnosed patients with high-risk locally advanced cervical cancer.01/20/2024
THTX/TH.TOTheratechnologies Inc.FDA decision on Tesamorelin F8 Formulation for the reduction of excess abdominal fat in adults.01/22/2024
SNYNF/SNYSanofiFDA decision on Dupixent (dupilumab) to treat children aged 1 to 11 years with eosinophilic esophagitis. Pending.01/31/2024
REGNRegeneron PharmaceuticalsFDA decision on Dupixent (dupilumab) to treat children aged 1 to 11 years with eosinophilic esophagitis. Pending. Drug Status: Approved in Other Countries.01/31/2024
MRKMerck & Co Inc.FDA decision on Keytruda in combination with standard of care chemotherapy for the treatment of patients with locally advanced unresectable or metastatic biliary tract cancer.02/07/2024
IOVAIovance Biotherapeutics, Inc.FDA decision on Lifileucel for patients with advanced melanoma.02/24/2024
ALVOAlvotechFDA decision on AVT02, an interchangeable biosimilar candidate to Humira. Pending.02/24/2024
NERVMinerva Neurosciences IncFDA decision on Roluperidone for the treatment of negative symptoms in schizophrenia.02/26/2024
EYENEYENOVIA, INC.FDA decision on APP13007 for the treatment of inflammation and pain following ocular surgery.03/04/2024


Let’s look at some oversold and/or highly shorted stocks. 

Grasping the dynamics of oversold and heavily shorted stocks is key for traders and investors looking to capitalize on emerging opportunities. Oversold stocks can be hidden gems, potentially undervalued due to market overreaction. On the other hand, stocks with high short interest are prime candidates for a short squeeze, a situation where a swift price surge happens as short sellers rush to close their positions. 

MSS: This one has been through the wringer lately, to say the least. The stock’s taken quite a beating. Just look at its RSI and MACD they’re in the gutter, showing just how oversold it is. But what’s really kicked MSS while it’s down are the relentless short reports. These have pummeled the stock. But as any trader knows, this could also set the stage for a dramatic comeback. Keep an eye on this one, MSS might just surprise us with a rebound.

DCGO: Another name that’s feeling the heat from short sellers. These short reports have really taken a toll, dragging the stock down significantly. With short interest at about 13%, there’s potential for a sharp rebound when shorts cover. Keep an eye on DCGO – its current lows might just be a setup for an impressive rally.

AMC: once a market monster, is now a tale of falling from grace. This stock has been beaten down to a pulp. It’s a stark contrast to its glory days. The Stoch RSI? Buried in the dirt, signaling just how hard it’s been hit. But for those of us watching the market’s ebb and flow, the big question hangs in the air – when will the rebound hit? It’s all about eyeing those volume ratios now.

NVOS: Friday brought a cryptic tweet from the company – ‘We are on the cusp of a milestone.’ This has left everyone buzzing. What could this milestone be? Especially since NVOS has been so battered lately. Remember the hype back in the fall? Keep it on the radar. 

Oversold beat up stocks to eye,


Earnings Calender:

Economic Calendar and Futures.

Upcoming Economic Events for the Week of January 15th-19th

MONDAY, JAN. 15      
 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, none scheduled     
TUESDAY, JAN. 16      
11:00 amFed Gov. Christopher Waller speaks     
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 17      
8:30 amImport price indexDec.  -0.4% 
8:30 amImport price index minus fuelDec.  0.2% 
8:30 amU.S. retail salesDec.  0.3% 
8:30 amRetail sales minus autosDec.  0.2% 
9:00 amFed Vice Chair for Supervision Michael Barr speaks     
9:00 amFed Gov. Michelle Bowman speaks     
9:15 amIndustrial productionDec.  0.2% 
9:15 amCapacity utilizationDec.  78.8% 
2:00 pmFed Beige Book     
3:00 pmNew York Fed President John Williams delivers opening remarks     
THURSDAY, JAN. 18      
7:30 amAtlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic speaks     
8:30 amInitial jobless claimsJan. 13    
8:30 amPhiladelphia Fed manufacturing surveyDec.  -10.5 
8:30 amHousing startsDec.  1.56 million 
8:30 amBuilding permitsDec.  1.46 million 
12:05 pmAtlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic speaks     
FRIDAY, JAN. 19      
10:00 amConsumer sentiment (prelim)Jan.  69.7 
10:00 amExisting home salesDec.  3.82 million 
1:00 pmFed Vice Chair for Supervision Michael Barr speaks     
4:15 pmSan Francisco Fed President Mary Daly speaks    

Alright, let’s break down what’s on the economic calendar for the week of January 15th-19th and it’s a busy one. First off, don’t forget the markets are closed on Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. day.

Come Tuesday, we’re back in action. Keep an ear out for what Fed Gov. Christopher Waller has to say. His words could give us some hints about where the Fed’s head is at these days.

Wednesday’s the day things really heat up. We’ve got a bunch of reports dropping – Import Price Index, Retail Sales, you name it. These numbers will tell us a lot about where the economy’s heading. Plus, there’s a whole lineup of Fed folks speaking, including Vice Chair Michael Barr and Governors Michelle Bowman and John Williams. They’re likely to drop some serious clues about future policy moves.

Industrial production and capacity utilization are also on Wednesday’s menu. These are key to gauging how our industries are doing. Oh, and don’t miss the Fed’s Beige Book – it’s like getting the inside scoop from different regions across the country.

Thursday, we’re looking at jobless claims and the Philly Fed manufacturing survey. These will give us a pulse on the job market and manufacturing sector. Plus, more from Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic. Housing starts and building permits are on the docket too, so we’ll get a peek into the real estate scene.

Finally, Friday rounds off the week with consumer sentiment and existing home sales numbers. These are big indicators of how confident folks are feeling about the economy. And to top it off, we’ve got more Fed chatter, with Vice Chair Barr and San Francisco Fed President Mary Daly taking the mic.

So, gear up for a week packed with insights that could shake up the market. From crucial economic data to Fed speeches, each day’s got something that could sway your investment decisions.

As of 6:10 PM EDT, market futures are mixed but mostly red. Thanks for reading. For more targeted insights and timely alerts, make sure to check us out at alertsandnews.com Don’t forget to use the promo code AAN10 for 10% discount on all our packages. Getting the team the first mover advantage. Get informed first with your command center for the markets. Don’t let the next big opportunity pass you by! Join the team today!


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