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Trade of the Day: Illumina (ILMN)

Make sure you get in before this channeling stock breaks out


Illumina (ILMN) is a biotech stock that makes tools and analytical systems used in the study of genetic variations, such as sequencing platforms and assay kits. Shares have traded in a narrow range the past two weeks after rising $20 from mid-March to early May — and now appear ready to head higher again. Though as we all know, correlation isn’t causation, June has historically been an outstanding period for the shares. Earnings are expected around July 22.

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The stock is looking great as it pulls into its 20-day average. I suspect it may have a few more days to spend going sideways before it spikes up to my target.

Recommendation: Buy ILMN under $71 for a $76 target.

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