Shark Bites: Finding a Tasty Food Stock While Waiting for a Breakout

 | Sep 07, 2016 | 2:11 PM EDT
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It is a good thing we have this Apple event today or the folks on television would be talking about burritos all day.

It is very slow going out there. There is still a positive tone but a decent amount of stocks moving and over 600 new 12-month highs, but it still feels like many folks are waiting for the European Central Bank decision tomorrow morning.

The indices are still smack dab in the middle of a trading range with everyone not so patiently looking for a breakout. It is rather obvious that this very long trading range is a setup for a big move at some point, but I believe it is likely that the market is going to be jerked around quite a bit before a clear trend emerges.

I don't believe it is at all necessary to try to determine in advance which way the market breaks. There will be plenty of time to reposition as things develop and it actually may be a good trading environment when volatility picks up.

One new buy I added today from my morning watch list is SunOpta (STKL) , which manufactures organic and specialty foods. The company has had good revenue growth recently of around 25% and is expected to double its EPS in 2017 from 21 cents in 2016.

The chart is a good example of a cup-and-handle pattern. The logic of this pattern is that the weak holders are washed out during the cup phase and then the handle phase sets the stage for the eventual breakout.

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