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Weekly Summary November 29, 2019

Cabot Prime Pro Week Ending November 29, 2019

Stock Recommendation Tracker

The Stock Recommendation Tracker is a table that features all of the current recommendations in all of our portfolios. It’s a quick way for you to see what stocks are currently in our portfolios and will highlight new additions or any changes to our recommendations over the previous week. We include this table at the bottom of the Weekly Summary, and provide a link here at the top to the Stock Recommendations Tracker.

Cabot Weekly Review (Video)

In this week’s stock market video, Mike Cintolo talks about his bullish outlook and answers a couple of common questions he’s getting these days -- as well as highlighting a few setups (including a couple of recent IPOs) he’s keeping a close eye on. Have a great long weekend!


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Bi-weekly Update November 27: Remain bullish. The market and leading stocks continue to act well, and while a pullback, shakeout or some other potholes could occur in the short-term, the odds continue to favor higher prices over time. In the Model Portfolio, Mike is going to fill out both Dexcom (DXCM) and Qorvo (QRVO) by purchasing another half-sized position in each. That will leave us with around 14% in cash.

Bi-weekly Issue November 21: Last week, Mike added MasTec (MTZ), filled out our position in Teladoc (TDOC) and started a half position in Dexcom (DXCM), leaving us with around 24% in cash. In tonight’s issue, he talks about our market view, give you our latest thoughts on all our recommendations and write about the two themes that he thinks are leading the market higher, at least for now. There is one portfolio change today: MasTec (MTZ) moves from Buy to Hold.

Other Stocks of Interest November 21: Follow ups to stocks featured July 3, 2019 (issue 1423) to November 21, 2019 (issue 1433). Since many of the stocks written about in Other Stocks of Interest don’t make their way into the Model Portfolio, you won’t see them followed on a regular basis in the issues. However, we are monitoring these stocks, and this listing gives you a quick view of our latest thoughts. Feel free to email me directly ( with any questions/comments you have.

Cabot Top Ten Trader

Weekly Issue November 25: As has been the case since the early-October lows, that weakness was tame (most dips were calm and controlled), with today’s burst of buying pushing many back up. (Encouragingly, even the lagging small-cap indexes are now trying to break out of multi-month ranges.) There’s still some shorter-term yellow flags, so Mike wouldn’t throw caution to the wind here (don’t forget to take some partial profits!), especially if you’ve put a bunch of money to work in recent weeks. But the fact that most stocks and indexes haven’t been able to retreat much despite those yellow flags is yet another stone in the bullish wall. He remains bullish. This week’s list includes a broad mix of names, from old winners coming back to life to new names perking up to recently strong performers that have eased to good entry points. His Top Pick is Axon Enterprise (AAXN), which has come back to life after a year-long rest.

Movers & Shakers November 22: The big-picture evidence—price, volume and trend action of the major indexes and leading stocks, both growth and cyclical—continues to look very promising. Thus, Mike is sticking with a bullish posture, and think further pullbacks or consolidation should prove buyable. His buy ideas today are: Murphy USA (MUSA), Reliance Steel (RS), Synnex (SNX) and Valero (VLO). There are four sells this week.

Cabot Options Trader and Cabot Options Trader Pro

Note that the current week’s Weekly Update, earnings updates, position updates and stocks on watch are posted on the website in the Market Update section, which is deleted each week.
Cabot Options Trader Position Update November 27: Coca-Cola (KO) February 55 calls: While the stock surged higher yesterday, the time left until expiration is certainly on my mind. KO, and (JD) are our two positions that are expiring soonest, and depending on how they trade in the days/weeks to come, we may roll/buy more time similar to this trader.

Cabot Options Trader Alert November 25: Buy the Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM) April 55 Calls (exp. 4/20/2020) for $2.50 or less.

Cabot Options Trader Pro Weekly Update November 25: Jacob has 7 Long positions: BX, CRM, KO, JD, LK, SNAP and TGT, one position not impacting his decision making, FB and one short position, SPY.

Cabot Options Trader Weekly Update November 25: The Chicago Board of Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX) closed the week at 12.34, or marginally higher on the week. Jacob expects trading in the stock and options markets to be slow and illiquid as many traders take the week off for Thanksgiving travels. Also, there are very few known catalysts, as there will be a minimal amount of economic data released.

Cabot Undervalued Stocks Advisor

Special Bulletin November 27: Guess?, Inc. (GES – yield 2.4%) reported $0.22 third-quarter adjusted non-GAAP earnings per share (EPS) yesterday afternoon vs. the $0.18 consensus estimate, and above all analysts’ estimates. Revenue was $616 million, up 2% year over year, but a bit shy of the $620.3 million consensus estimate. It remains a Strong Buy.

Weekly Update November 26: Today will be an important day for our retail apparel stocks, with Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) reporting third-quarter results in the morning, and Guess? (GES) reporting in the afternoon. Designer Brands (DBI) will bring up the rear with third-quarter results on December 10. Crista is expecting good results and a bullish outlook for all three companies. There are two portfolio changes today: Citigroup (C) moves from Hold to Buy and Mosaic (MOS) moves from Buy to Hold.

Monthly Issue November 5: Crista is giving you FIVE NEW STOCK IDEAS today. One of them will officially join the Special Situation Portfolio, and that stock is (AMZN). And there is a bonus section with four extra investment ideas. She won’t be permanently adding the bonus stocks to the Cabot Undervalued Stocks Advisor portfolios, but feel free to enlist their assistance in your pursuit of capital gains and dividends. Here are today’s portfolio changes: Alaska Air Group (ALK) moves from Hold to Retired, Amazon (AMZN) joins the Special Situation Portfolio as a Strong Buy, CIT Group (CIT) moves from Buy to Hold, Southwest Airlines (LUV) moves from Strong Buy to Buy and Synchrony Financial (SYF) moves from Hold to Retired.

Cabot Stock of the Week

Weekly Issue November 19: The market remains in fine health, with all the major indexes at or near highs, market breadth healthy and investor sentiment still far from euphoric. To Tim, it’s all good, and thus he continues to recommend that you be heavily invested in a diversified portfolio of stocks that meet your needs. This week’s recommendation, Corteva (CTVA), is an undervalued agriscience company that pays a nice dividend and looks like a low risk investment that could pay off nicely in the months ahead. The stock was originally recommended by Crista Huff of Cabot Undervalued Stocks Advisor. There is one portfolio change today, Digital Turbine (APPS) moves from Buy to Hold.

Cabot Global Stocks Explorer

Special Bulletin November 26: This is a short week but Carl wanted to give you some news on a couple of his recommendations that have been making news. First, Alibaba (BABA) has moved from 182 to 190 this week as it launched a successful IPO on the Hong Kong stock market yesterday, raising just over $11 billion. Meanwhile, Luckin Coffee (LK) continued to move upward, going from 28 to 31 over the past two days. He’s keeping it at buy but advises holders to take some profits off the table as the stock is up 63% over the past two weeks.

Bi-weekly Update November 21: The Cabot Global Stocks Explorer portfolio is doing well in 2019 and a number of recommendations have recently surged on the strength of impressive earnings and an improving environment for emerging and international stocks. Sea Limited (SE) has been the top performer, and has over the last two weeks gotten back to its 2019 high, and is up more than 300% so far in 2019. Over the past two weeks, Luckin Coffee (LK) has soared 49% on the back of a strong third quarter and investors are taking note of strong institutional support for the stock. Carl has one portfolio change today: Huya (HUYA) moves from Buy a Half to Hold a Half.

Bi-weekly Issue November 14: To kick things off, Carl is scatter-shooting around the globe, delving into some of the biggest headlines around the world that could potentially impact our portfolio.Today’s new recommendation, Rio Tinto (RIO), supplies the world with gold, diamonds, aluminum, copper, titanium, iron ore and other industrial metals. Rio Tinto is also a major player in infrastructure – railways, refineries, power plants, ships and ports – that moves its commodities from the mines to end customers. Carl has one portfolio change today: Luckin Coffee (LK) moves from Hold a Half to Buy a Half.

Cabot Small-Cap Confidential

Special Bulletin November 27: Tyler has no updates this week since there’s nothing new with any of our stocks. But he does have one change. AppFolio (APPF) has broken out above 110 and therefore moves back to buy. BUY.

Weekly Update November 22: Both large and small growth stocks continue to advance off their October lows despite all the political turmoil from the impeachment hearings. It seems the collective sense of optimism resulting from earnings season, potential progress on trade talks, an accommodative Fed and what appears like continued (albeit slow) economic growth is helping the market climb the proverbial wall of worry. Tyler says that thus far, our patience and conviction maintaining exposure to most positions has helped our performance snap back in recent weeks. Across the entire portfolio, our simple average gain is now at 94%. He has no portfolio changes today.

Monthly Issue November 1: This month Tyler is venturing into the services sector with a stock that fits the Growth at a Reasonable Price (GARP) strategy that’s come back into favor recently. Construction Partners Inc. (ROAD), isn’t a high-flying stock with a new widget or software solution. It’s a pretty basic business really. In all likelihood, it’s insulated from trade wars, and even recessions too. He has no portfolio changes today.

Cabot Dividend Investor

Monthly Issue November 26: The portfolio is still well positioned. It has a combination of defensive plays with renewed momentum as well as value stocks that are awakening. Since the last monthly issue, three weeks ago, the REIT and Utility sectors have regained their footing. The sectors had been the worst in the market over the past month as the renewed “risk on” mood shunned the more defensive plays. It remained a question whether the pullback was an overdue consolidation or a more meaningful correction. Recent behavior is indicating the latter. The notable exception to the value stock resurgence has been energy. Tom’s featured stock today is Qualcomm (QCOM), the world’s largest supplier of chips for mobile devices.

Weekly Update November 20: The market mood is always changing. Just last week the market indexes were forging new all-time highs and cyclical stocks were the best performers. What a difference a week makes. The upward momentum in the market hasn’t necessarily stopped, although it’s down today on renewed trade fears. But the safe sectors that had been getting pummeled as the market rose (namely REITs and Utilities) have sprung back to life this week. In fact, REITs were the best-performing sector of the market and Utilities weren’t far behind. Tom has one portfolio change today: Cheniere Energy Partners moves from BUY to HOLD.

Cabot Marijuana Investor

Monthly Issue November 27: The cannabis sector remains in a correction, with Canadian stocks in particular still struggling—even as Cannabis 2.0 promises new retail opportunities. But the fundamentals of the industry remain bright, and investors are now beginning to discriminate between the winners and the losers—with the best stocks showing substantial increases in buying volume recently. The portfolio remains more than a third in cash, waiting for the sector’s main trend to turn up, and Tim has just two small adjustments today. The portfolio will sell half its position in Cresco Labs (CRLBF) and double its position in Innovative Industrial Properties (IIPR).

Update November 21: Tim is making three portfolio changes today, Green Thumb Industries (GTBIF) is upgraded to Buy, MariMed (MRMD) is downgraded to Hold and Turning Point Brands (TPB) is upgraded to Buy, and the portfolio will now double its position in the stock.

Cabot Early Opportunities

Special Bulletin November 27: Small caps have been lagging, and have failed to return to their 2018 highs, for too long. If the asset class can get back in gear, Tyler will have more things working in the market for early-stage investors. Concurrently, he is seeing more strength in the IPO market too. The average gain across currently covered positions is 8%. That performance is twice what the broad market has delivered since we launched Cabot Early Opportunities in mid-September. So far, so good!

Monthly Issue November 20: In this Month’s Issue of Cabot Early Opportunities Tyler reveals a few tips to help you buy into IPOs at reasonable prices and he looks at some compelling data that suggests the 150 to 180 day period after IPO just might be one of the ideal times to buy. This month’s Top Pick is Livongo (LVGO), a $2.4 billion market cap company that specializes in Type 2 diabetes digital health management.

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Daily Alert November 27: Thor Industries, Inc. (THO) The Turnaround Letter
Daily Alert November 26: Leidos Holdings, Inc. (LDOS) Dow Theory Forecasts
Daily Alert November 25: NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NXPI) Nate’s Notes

Monthly Issue November 20: So far, November’s markets have been a nice respite from the volatility of October, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average actually gained about 900 points. Investors—for the most part—seem to be ignoring China tariffs, impeachment hearings, and Brexit. And why not? After all, the economy remains strong and sentiment—as you’ll see in our Advisor Sentiment Barometer as well as in our Market Views—remains very bullish. Nancy begins this issue with CDW Corporation (CDW), a tech company that has successfully navigated the ever-changing technology world by adding new products—internally and by acquisition. Her feature article further explores the potential for this company to grab even more market share.

Ask the Experts

Cabot Growth Investor

Question: What do you think of some of the beaten-down names like Amazon (AMZN), Square (SQ) and even Zscaler (ZS) that are beginning to perk up? Are they the next to run?

Mike: Thanks for writing. Listen, it’s a bull market, so I would expect many names that have sat out the rally so far to possibly kick into gear. So I’m not negative, per se, on any of these; if the market continues higher they probably work well. That said, the bigger money is likely to be made in real leading stocks that have already moved to new highs (possibly buying them on normal pullbacks). Thus, if you want to trade some of these names, it could easily work, but we think the bigger money will be in the big swing, owning fresher leaders that were some of the first to emerge as the market did in October.

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Stock Recommendations Tracker

The table below lists all of the stocks held in any Cabot portfolio.
Updated or revised recommendations from the past week are in purple text.
Stocks added to a portfolio are highlighted in green text.
Closed stock positions in the past week are highlighted in red text

StockCabot Small-Cap ConfidentialCabot Global Stocks ExplorerCabot Growth InvestorCabot Marijuana InvestorCabot Stock of the WeekCabot Undervalued Stocks AdvisorCabot Dividend Investor
ACBSee Advisory
ALXNStrong Buy
AMZNStrong Buy
APHASee Advisory
BSCJBuy 1/2
BSCLBuy 1/2
BXStrong Buy
CFStrong Buy
CGCSee Advisory
CHCTHold 1/3
CRAKStrong Buy
CRLBFSee Advisory
CRONSee Advisory
CURLFSee Advisory
DBIBuyStrong Buy
DBSDYBuy 1/2
DXCMBuy another Half
EQHStrong Buy
GESStrong Buy
GTBIFSee Advisory
HUYAHold 1/2
IBNBuy 1/2
IIPRSee Advisory
INSPBuy 1/2
LKBuy 1/2Hold
MEDIFSee Advisory
MPCStrong Buy
MRMDSee Advisory
MRVLBuy 1/2
NEEHoldHold 1/2
NVCRBuy 1/2
OGISee Advisory
PGXBuy 1/2
QTRXHold 1/2
QRVOBuy another Half
RCLStrong Buy
RKUNYBuy 1/2
SEBuy 1/2
TCNNFSee AdvisoryBuy
TPBSee Advisory
TVBuy 1/2
VOYAStrong Buy
XELHold 2/3