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Momentum Wrap – Tesla Motors Gaps To New All-Time Highs

new highs April 1

New Highs

20 new all-time highs among stocks that gained 1% or more: TSLA NEO HGSH GNMK CHDN TPN ADUS FANG PRIM VRX …

53 new 52-week highs among stocks that appreciated 1%+ today. Some of the notable movers include:

  • Several of the most heavily shorted stocks had a field day, while the rest of the market lagged considerably: $TSLA, $GMCR, $GME, $SODA. Elon Musk revealed that the electric-car maker Tesla Motors Inc expects to report a first-quarter profit on both a net and adjusted basis following stronger-than-expected sales of its Model S sedan.
  • After leading in Q1, healthcare stocks continue to shine: hospitals ($CYH $HMA), medical equipment and instruments ($GNMK, $DXCM), drug deliveries ($VRX), healthcare plans ($AET) …
  • Other notable breakouts: $GA (online game developer), $CHDN (gaming activities)

StockTwits 50 Highlights

  • Notable risk-off day for equities. Low-float momentum stocks are starting to crater, while the distribution days in the indexes (especially the small cap $IWM), are piling up. It is not the perfect market environment to chase breakouts in late stage bases or open long-term positions. It is more of a “hit-and-run” market, which requires to be especially nimble.
  • The silver lining of red market days is that they highlight stocks with organic demand: $SPSC  and $ACHC cleared new 52-week highs; $MELI made another step towards the $100 roll; $RUTH and $OPEN continue to consolidate above their rising 20dma.
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