Given the S&P 500’s impressive gains so far this year, it is not surprising that there are quite a few overbought stocks. But the weekly analysis, says MoneyShow’s Tom Aspray, allows one to identify those that should be sold and those to buy on a correction.
Asian stocks rebounded impressively Tuesday, and the S&P futures closed Monday at 1,547.50, well above the overnight lows of 1,529.50. The major European markets are a bit lower as the concerns over banks closing in Cyprus continue to unsettle the market. The US stock index futures are a bit higher.
Most of the daily technical studies have turned lower. The Spyder Trust's (SPY) second lower close has taken the market averages closer to their next support. However, it will take a stronger decline and a much weaker close to suggest that the market is more vulnerable.
As I discussed last week, you should have an exit strategy in place.
The weekly Starc band analysis of the stocks in the S&P 500 identifies those that are closest to their Starc+ bands (overbought) and those who are nearest to the Starc- bands (oversold). Some of the most overbought stocks are also the market leaders, and should be stocks to watch on a correction.
The first seven stocks on the list are above their weekly Starc+ bands. While that does not mean they can’t go higher, they are a high-risk buy at current levels.
At the top of the list is Sealed Air (SEE) which closed last week 1.5% above its Starc+ band. It was down 1% in Monday’s session. The second stock on the portfolio, Unum (UNM), is one of the holdings in the Charts in Play Portfolio, although further profits were taken recently
Two of the best-known overbought stocks on the list look less positive based on their weekly technical readings. Holders of these stocks should take some profits now.
Chart Analysis: Sealed Air (SEE) is a $4.67 billion container and packing company that has risen from an August low of $11.15 to last week’s high of $25.08.
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