The Top 10 Stocks to Watch This Week for Possible Breakouts

Picking a winning trade on a consistent basis is not simply a stroke of luck. It’s the result of calculated screening, planning, and deliberation.

With this in mind, we have started a new weekly series on our top 10 stocks to watch this week — stocks that look poised for a possible breakout in the coming days. Traders should add these stocks to their watchlist now.

The Top 10 Stocks to Watch This Week for Possible Breakouts

Sl # Name of the Stock Stock Ticker Last Close Buy Level(s) Reason
1 Energy Fuels Inc. AMEX: UUUU $9.58 $10.00 Falling Wedge Pattern Breakout
2 AECOM NYSE: ACM $76.96 $78.00 Flag Pattern Breakout
3 ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. NYSE: ZIM $78.81 $80.50 Uptrend Channel
4 National Vision Holdings, Inc. NASDAQ: EYE $40.77 $42.30 Falling Wedge Pattern Breakout
5 CDK Global, Inc. NASDAQ: CDK $47.84 $48.60 Consolidation Area Breakout
6 CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc. NASDAQ:  CRWD $190.54 $208.60 Downtrend Channel
7 First Majestic Silver Corp. NYSE: AG $13.39 $14.90 Falling Wedge Pattern Breakout
8 Quanta Services, Inc. NYSE: PWR $123.32 $125.00 Flag Pattern Breakout
9 LyondellBasell Industries N.V. NYSE: LYB $103.43 $107.40 Symmetrical Triangle Pattern Breakout
10 Vertex Energy, Inc. NASDAQ: VTNR $9.24 $9.50 Falling Wedge Pattern Breakout

Important: Typically, these trades offer a risk: reward ratio of 1:2 or 1:3 in the next 6 months, which implies 2x to 3x rewards when compared to risks. So, be sure to set your stop-loss levels and target prices accordingly to manage your risk. In addition, these trade ideas are triggered using daily closing prices, not intra-day pricing. So, if you participate in these trades, make sure that you only buy the stock once its daily close is above the recommended price level.

That said, here are the top 10 stocks to watch for a breakout, in no particular order.

#1 Energy Fuels Inc. (AMEX: UUUU)

Sector: Energy | Uranium

Reason: Falling Wedge Pattern Breakout

A falling wedge pattern is formed by joining two downward-sloping, converging trendlines having a contracting range. The pattern appears to be wide at the top and continues to contract as prices fall. A breakout from a falling wedge pattern can indicate either reversal or continuation depending on where the pattern appeared in the trend.

A stock that has broken out of a falling wedge pattern would have gained momentum and would have the potential to move higher.

Buy Level(s): The stock has currently broken out of a falling wedge pattern. However, the ideal buy level for UUUU is above the nearest resistance level of $10.00. This is marked in the chart below as a green color dotted line.

Daily chart – UUUU

UUUU – Falling Wedge Pattern Breakout

#2 AECOM (NYSE: ACM)

Sector: Industrials | Engineering & Construction

Reason: Breakout From a Flag Pattern

A flag pattern is a short-term continuation pattern that marks a small consolidation before the previous move resumes. The pattern is formed when the market consolidates in a narrow range after a sharp move. For a stock in an uptrend, a breakout from this pattern is typically a strong bullish indication.

Buy Level(s): Although the stock has currently broken out of the flag pattern, the ideal buy level for ACM is above the near-term resistance level of $78.00. This is marked in the chart below as a green color dotted line.

Daily chart – ACM

ACM – Flag Pattern Breakout

#3 ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. (NYSE: ZIM)

Sector: Industrials | Marine Shipping

Reason: Formation of an Uptrend Channel

An uptrend channel or an ascending channel is the price action contained between upward sloping parallel lines. It is formed by a lower trend line that connects the swing lows, and an upper channel line that joins the swing highs. A stock usually trades between the two rails of the uptrend channel before finally breaking out from the upper rail.

Buy Level(s): The ideal buy level for ZIM is if the stock breaks out of the uptrend channel and has a daily close above $80.50. This is marked in the chart below as a green color dotted line.

Daily chart – ZIM

ZIM – Uptrend Channel

#4 National Vision Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYE)

Sector: Consumer Cyclical | Specialty Retail

Reason: Falling Wedge Pattern Breakout

A falling wedge pattern is formed by joining two downward-sloping, converging trendlines having a contracting range. The pattern appears to be wide at the top and continues to contract as prices fall. A breakout from a falling wedge pattern can indicate either reversal or continuation depending on where the pattern appeared in the trend.

A stock that has broken out of a falling wedge pattern would have gained momentum and would have the potential to move higher.

Buy Level(s): The stock has currently broken out of a falling wedge pattern. However, the ideal buy level for EYE is above the nearest resistance level of $42.30. This is marked in the chart below as a green color dotted line.

Daily chart – EYE

EYE – Falling Wedge Pattern Breakout

#5 CDK Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDK)

Sector: Technology | Software – Application

Reason: Breakout From a Consolidation Area in the Daily Chart

A Consolidation Area is a price action contained between two parallel lines. It is formed by a lower line that connects the lows, and an upper line that joins the highs. A stock usually trades between the two lines of the consolidation area before finally breaking out from the upper rail.

Buy Level(s): Although the stock has currently broken out of a consolidation area, the ideal buy level for CDK is above the near-term resistance area, which translates to a price of around $48.60. This is marked in the chart below as a green color dotted line.

Daily chart – CDK

CDK – Consolidation Area Breakout

#6 CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:  CRWD)

Sector: Technology | Software – Infrastructure

Reason: Downtrend Channel Pattern

A downtrend or descending channel is the price action contained between downward sloping parallel lines. It is formed by two lines that are drawn by connecting the lower highs and lower lows of a stock’s price. Even though this is typically a bearish pattern, a breakout from the upper rail of this pattern is considered a good bullish indication.

Buy Level(s): The ideal buy level for CRWD is if the stock breaks out of the downtrend channel and closes above the price of $208.60. This is marked in the chart below as a green color dotted line.

Daily chart – CRWD

CRWD – Downtrend Channel

#7 First Majestic Silver Corp. (NYSE: AG)

Sector: Basic Materials | Silver

Reason: Falling Wedge Pattern Breakout

A falling wedge pattern is formed by joining two downward-sloping, converging trendlines having a contracting range. The pattern appears to be wide at the top and continues to contract as prices fall. A breakout from a falling wedge pattern can indicate either reversal or continuation depending on where the pattern appeared in the trend.

A stock that has broken out of a falling wedge pattern would have gained momentum and would have the potential to move higher.

Buy Level(s): The stock has currently broken out of a falling wedge pattern. However, the ideal buy level for AG is above the nearest resistance level of $14.90. This is marked in the chart below as a green color dotted line.

Daily chart – AG

AG – Falling Wedge Pattern Breakout

#8 Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE: PWR)

Sector: Industrials | Engineering & Construction

Reason: Breakout From a Flag Pattern

A flag pattern is a short-term continuation pattern that marks a small consolidation before the previous move resumes. The pattern is formed when the market consolidates in a narrow range after a sharp move. For a stock in an uptrend, a breakout from this pattern is typically a strong bullish indication.

Buy Level(s): Although the stock has currently broken out of the flag pattern, the ideal buy level for PWR is above the near-term resistance level of $125.00. This is marked in the chart below as a green color dotted line.

Daily chart – PWR

PWR – Flag Pattern Breakout

#9 LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE: LYB)

Sector: Basic Materials | Specialty Chemicals

Reason: Symmetrical Triangle Pattern Breakout

A symmetrical triangle is a chart pattern formed by two converging trend lines connecting a series of sequential peaks and troughs. These two lines result in the formation of a triangle that appears to be symmetrical.

A symmetrical triangle pattern is usually formed when there is an indecision in the price movements and there is uncertainty among the buyers and sellers. This chart pattern represents a period of consolidation before the price breaks out or breaks down. In case a breakout occurs from the upper trend line, it is a strong bullish indication as it signifies the start of a new bullish trend.

Buy Level(s): The stock has currently broken out of a symmetrical triangle pattern. However, the ideal buy level for LYB is if the stock closes above the immediate resistance level of $107.40. This is marked in the chart below as a green color dotted line.

Daily chart – LYB

LYB – Symmetrical Triangle Pattern Breakout

#10 Vertex Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: VTNR)

Sector: Energy | Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing

Reason: Falling Wedge Pattern Breakout

A falling wedge pattern is formed by joining two downward-sloping, converging trendlines having a contracting range. The pattern appears to be wide at the top and continues to contract as prices fall. A breakout from a falling wedge pattern can indicate either reversal or continuation depending on where the pattern appeared in the trend.

A stock that has broken out of a falling wedge pattern would have gained momentum and would have the potential to move higher.

Buy Level(s): The stock has currently broken out of a falling wedge pattern. However, the ideal buy level for VTNR is above the nearest resistance level of $9.50. This is marked in the chart below as a green color dotted line.

Daily chart – VTNR

VTNR – Falling Wedge Pattern Breakout

Happy Trading!

Trades of The Day Research Team

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