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 Walmart Inc. NYSE: WMT $157.41 $158.00 Breakout From Consolidation Area
2 Bicycle Therapeutics plc NASDAQ: BCYC $46.99 $48.00 Falling Wedge Pattern Breakout
3 Kinder Morgan, Inc. NYSE: KMI $19.48 $20.00 Ascending Triangle Pattern Breakout
4 Halliburton Company NYSE: HAL $39.94 $40.00 Uptrend Channel
5 Dynavax Technologies Corporation NASDAQ: DVAX $10.52 $12.00 Falling Wedge Pattern
6 WideOpenWest, Inc. NYSE: WOW $20.77 $21.00 Downtrend Channel Breakout
7 Target Corporation NYSE: TGT $233.34 $236.00 Symmetrical Triangle Pattern Breakout
8 Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. NASDAQ: ACHC $73.96 $75.00 Downtrend Channel Breakout
9 Spring Valley Acquisition Corp. NASDAQ: SV $10.73 $10.80 Breakout From Consolidation Area
10 The Home Depot, Inc. NYSE: HD $311.11 $326.00 Downtrend Channel

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 Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT)

Sector: Consumer Defensive | Discount Stores

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 WMT is above the near-term resistance area, which translates to a price of around $158.00. This is marked in the chart below as a green color dotted line.

Daily chart – WMT

WMT- Breakout From Consolidation Area

#2 Bicycle Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: BCYC)

Sector: Healthcare | Biotechnology

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 BCYC is above the nearest resistance level of $48.00. This is marked in the chart below as a green color dotted line.

Daily chart – BCYC

BCYC – Falling Wedge Pattern Breakout

#3 Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI)

Sector: Energy | Oil & Gas Midstream

Reason: Breakout From an Ascending Triangle Pattern

An ascending triangle pattern is a bullish pattern formed by drawing a horizontal line along the swing highs, and a rising trendline along the swing lows. These two lines result in the formation of a triangle. A breakout from this pattern is typically a strong bullish indication.

Buy Level(s): Although the stock has broken out of the ascending triangle pattern, the ideal buy level for KMI is if the stock has a daily close above the near-term resistance level of $20.00. This is marked in the chart below as a green color dotted line.

Daily chart – KMI

KMI – Ascending Triangle Pattern Breakout

#4 Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL)

Sector: Energy | Oil & Gas Equipment & Services

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 HAL is if the stock breaks out of the uptrend channel and has a daily close above $40.00. This is marked in the chart below as a green color dotted line.

Daily chart – HAL

HAL – Uptrend Channel

#5 Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: DVAX)

Sector: Healthcare | Biotechnology

Reason: Formation of a Falling Wedge Pattern

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 ideal buy level for DVAX is if the stock breaks out of the falling wedge pattern, at a price of around $12.00. This is marked in the chart below as a green color dotted line.

Daily chart – DVAX

DVAX – Falling Wedge Pattern

#6 WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW)

Sector: Communication Services | Entertainment

Reason: Downtrend Channel Breakout

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): Although the stock has currently broken out of the downtrend channel, the ideal buy level for WOW is above the near-term resistance area, which translates to a price of around $21.00. This is marked in the chart below as a green color dotted line.

Daily chart – WOW

WOW – Downtrend Channel Breakout

#7 Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT)

Sector: Consumer Defensive | Discount Stores

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 TGT is if the stock closes above the immediate resistance level of $236.00. This is marked in the chart below as a green color dotted line.

Daily chart – TGT

TGT – Symmetrical Triangle Pattern Breakout

#8 Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHC)

Sector: Healthcare | Medical Care Facilities

Reason: Downtrend Channel Breakout

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): Although the stock has currently broken out of the downtrend channel, the ideal buy level for ACHC is above the near-term resistance area, which translates to a price of around $75.00. This is marked in the chart below as a green color dotted line.

Daily chart – ACHC

ACHC – Downtrend Channel Breakout

#9 Spring Valley Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: SV)

Sector: Financial | Shell Companies

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 SV is above the near-term resistance area, which translates to a price of around $10.80. This is marked in the chart below as a green color dotted line.

Daily chart – SV

SV – Breakout From Consolidation Area

#10 The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD)

Sector: Consumer Cyclical | Home Improvement Retail

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 HD is if the stock breaks out of the downtrend channel and closes above the price of $326.00. This is marked in the chart below as a green color dotted line.

Daily chart – HD

HD – Downtrend Channel

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