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5 Top Stock Trades for Wednesday: MU, SQ, WMT

Bret Kenwell

As geopolitical tensions remain muted, stocks continue to hold up near the highs. Let’s look at a few top stock trades from Tuesday’s session.

Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 1: Micron (MU)

Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 1: Micron (MU)

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Micron (NASDAQ:MU) had been trading in a very well-defined channel (blue lines) since summer. After better-than-expected earnings in December, shares eventually topped out at channel resistance.

After pulling back and finding support near $52.50, shares blasted higher on Tuesday and pushed right through resistance.

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Now what?

Bulls will want to see channel resistance turn to support now, and will look for shares to continue higher. Provided MU stock can stay north of prior resistance, $60 is on the table. If it falls below $56, the 20-day moving average is possible.


Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 2: Square (SQ)

Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 2: Square (SQ)

Source: Chart courtesy of StockCharts.com

I have been keeping Square (NYSE:SQ) on my radar lately, and Tuesday’s action has really caught my attention.

Shares are gapping out of a falling wedge, as Square hurdles prior downtrend resistance. However, it’s stumbling at the 50-day moving average. While the 50-day has played a role, it’s been minor compared to the 200-day moving average.

If SQ can clear the 50-day moving average, it’s likely that a test of the 200-day is next. Moving over it puts $70, roughly the high from November, on the table. On a pullback, see that prior downtrend resistance holds as support.


Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 3: Walmart (WMT)

Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 3: Walmart (WMT)

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Walmart (NYSE:WMT) jumped higher on earnings in November, and then was immediately flushed lower. Simply put, the stock has struggled north of $120, and has continued to lose momentum.

It’s now losing the 100-day moving average after just losing the 50-day a few sessions ago. Shares are now running right into uptrend support (blue line).

I know WMT is not usually traders’ first pick, but the setup is reasonable. If support holds, look for a rally back to the 50-day, and potentially $120. If it fails, $114 and the 200-day moving average are potential downside targets.


Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 4: Beyond Meat (BYND)

Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 4: Beyond Meat (BYND)

Source: Chart courtesy of StockCharts.com

Beyond Meat (NYSE:BYND) jumped higher on Tuesday, launching it over downtrend resistance (blue line) and preventing shares from breaking down below $72.50.

Now above trend, as well as the 20-day and 50-day moving averages, bulls must keep BYND stock elevated. Back below downtrend resistance opens it up to a test of support and if it fails, significant downside could be ahead.

If bulls succeed though, it could put $90 to $100-plus on the table. Over $90 and it could fill the October gap up to triple digits.


Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 5: Pfizer (PFE)

Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 5: Pfizer (PFE)

Source: Chart courtesy of StockCharts.com

Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) caught my eye late in Tuesday’s session as it flirts with a breakdown below its 20-day and 200-day moving averages.

Worse, the stock is breaking down below its rising wedge. If this pattern plays out and PFE stock fails to hold $38.50, it won’t be long before the stock tests the 50-day moving average. Below that and a larger decline could take hold.

Pfizer is a good company, but the stock is not cooperating. That changes if it can reclaim the 200-day and wedge support. Below though and PFE is neutral, at best.

Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.

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