The rebound that was nowhere to be found on Wednesday made up for lost time on Thursday. With the S&P 500’s 1.88% advance, the index is back above the key 50-day moving average line. Missing was an overwhelming level of volume, and any other convincing proof the move can persist.
Leading the charge were Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) and Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU). Shares of the chip maker were up nearly 16% following the unveiling of a new data center server chip that Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) have both already incorporated into their development plans. Roku jumped 20% in response to yesterday’s earnings release, which showed revenue well ahead of expectations. User growth was tremendous too, now standing at 30.5 million regular viewers.
Not all names were up in yesterday’s big advance. Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA, NASDAQ:FOX) fell more than 5% after starting the day higher in response to last quarter’s numbers. Traders quickly decided they weren’t thrilled about the decision to acquire a couple of outfits that don’t necessarily fit with the company’s current model.
As for names that are worth exploring as trading prospects headed into Friday’s session, however, it’s the stock charts of Monster Beverage (NASDAQ:MNST), General Motors (NYSE:GM) and Kimco Realty (NYSE:KIM) that are most worth exploring.
Monster Beverage (MNST)
The knee-jerk reaction to the quarterly report Monster Beverage posted after Wednesday’s close was bearish. Sales as well as earnings missed analyst estimates, and MNST stock started to dish out another major setback that investors have grown accustomed to of late.
As investors had time to digest the numbers though, with a little technical help, Monster Beverage was able to reverse course in a big way and end the session pretty deep in the black. The sheer scope and context of the one-day move speaks volumes about what lies ahead.
General Motors (GM)
In mid-July, General Motors was highlighted after it staged another attack on a falling resistance line. Although not yet over it at the time, a string of higher lows leading up to that test was telling. The bigger trend was also bullish, for those investors able to stomach the volatility GM stock has been dishing out for years.
GM shares did end up punching through both levels of closely aligned resistance, only to peak and then crash again the very first day of this month. This week though, GM stock is back above that technical ceiling. This second effort may well be the one that sticks.
Kimco Realty (KIM)
Between the middle of 2016 and the middle of 2018, Kimco Realty shares were beaten down, rather severely, in anticipation of trouble that never really took shape.
The stock has since started a recovery effort that has actually been quite impressive, with KIM stock bumping into new 52-week highs earlier this month and mostly shrugging off the marketwide weakness other stocks have seen of late. It’s the shape of this move since early this year, in fact, that’s so interesting. It’s either going to be very good, or very bad.
As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley.