Stocks Picks For Friday, May 18

Antonio Costa
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Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) had a nice uptrend in play for weeks but broke the uptrend line today and its 20-day sma. Lets see if more selling is in store for DAL over the coming days. Hard to tell.

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salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) is trading higher after hours, as the company released strong earnings and guidance. Right now, the technical chart is in a short-term bearish mode. Key resistance is now located at 145, a break above this level will confirm the new bullish trend and the following uptrend will take price up to 152 zone.

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Career Education Corp. (NASDAQ:CECO) - It looks like there is just limited downside risk in the stock at current levels. On the upside, a move to the $7-$7.40 range appears likely. A close above $6.7 will have positive implications while a drop below $6.22 would negate the positive outlook. Technically the chart shows the stock is back to new rally as %K line is on top of %D line. Hold the stock with a stop loss at $6

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XenoPort, Inc. (NASDAQ:XNPT) pulled back as most of the market traded lower. The stock did close negative on the day, but I still think there is another upside move coming soon. PDUFA coming June. Shares Short 2,308,500 / 13 Days to cover / 87.70% Owned by Institutions / 3.27% % Owned by Insiders. This is a short squeeze candidate. The daily chart shows strong accumulation. Still holding my position bought last week at $4.72. Keep watching the stock over the next few trading days.

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In the short term, Rentech, Inc. (NYSEAMEX:RTK) is in a short-term bearish configuration. The technical indicator MACD is negative and below its signal line. As long as 1.90 is not broken up, I favour a down move with 1.66 and then 1.53 as next targets. Only the upside breakout of 2 will invalidate my bearish scenario. In this case, a recovery should shape towards 2.2 at first, and then 2.40. Right now, the trend is bearish.

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