The Top 10 Stocks to Watch This Week for Possible Breakouts

Picking a winning trade on a consistent basis is not simply a stroke of luck. It’s the result of calculated screening, planning, and deliberation.

With this in mind, we have started a new weekly series on our top 10 stocks to watch this week — stocks that look poised for a possible breakout in the coming days. Traders should add these stocks to their watchlist now.

The Top 10 Stocks to Watch This Week for Possible Breakouts

Sl # Name of the Stock Stock Ticker Last Close Buy Level(s) Reason
1 Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc. NYSE: REXR $49.57 $52.00 Consolidation Area
2 Amgen Inc. NASDAQ: AMGN $245.94 $262.00 Ascending Triangle Pattern
3 Paychex, Inc. NASDAQ: PAYX $95.84 $100.00 Symmetrical Triangle Pattern Breakout
4 AdaptHealth Corp. NASDAQ: AHCO $37.12 $41.70 Flag Pattern
5 Merck & Co., Inc. NYSE: MRK $77.51 $85.90 Downtrend Channel
6 Rollins, Inc. NYSE: ROL $33.78 $36.80 Falling Wedge Pattern
7 Sutro Biopharma, Inc. NASDAQ: STRO $24.96 $28.00 Double Bottom Pattern
8 Kimberly-Clark Corporation NYSE: KMB $130.32 $136.00 Falling Wedge Pattern
9 Norwood Financial Corp. NASDAQ: NWFL $28.04 $30.00 Ascending Triangle Pattern
10 Utah Medical Products, Inc. NASDAQ: UTMD $86.96 $94.60 Ascending Triangle Pattern

Important: Typically, these trades offer a risk: reward ratio of 1:2 or 1:3 in the next 6 months, which implies 2x to 3x rewards when compared to risks. So, be sure to set your stop-loss levels and target prices accordingly to manage your risk. In addition, these trade ideas are triggered using daily closing prices, not intra-day pricing. So, if you participate in these trades, make sure that you only buy the stock once its daily close is above the recommended price level.

That said, here are the top 10 stocks to watch for a breakout, in no particular order.

#1 Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc. (NYSE: REXR)

Sector: Real Estate | REIT – Industrial

Reason: Formation of a Consolidation Area in the Daily Chart

A Consolidation Area is a price action contained between two parallel lines. It is formed by a lower line that connects the lows, and an upper line that joins the highs. A stock usually trades between the two lines of the consolidation area before finally breaking out from the upper rail.

Buy Level(s): The ideal buy level for REXR is if the stock has a daily close above the breakout level of the consolidation area, at around $52.00. This is marked in the chart below as a green color dotted line.

Daily chart – REXR

REXR – Consolidation Area

#2 Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN)

Sector: Healthcare | Drug Manufacturers – General

Reason: Formation of an Ascending Triangle Pattern

An ascending triangle pattern is a bullish pattern formed by drawing a horizontal line along the swing highs, and a rising trendline along the swing lows. These two lines result in the formation of a triangle. A breakout from this pattern is typically a strong bullish indication.

Buy Level(s): The ideal buy level for AMGN is if the stock has a daily close above the breakout level of the ascending triangle pattern, at around $262.00. This is marked in the chart below as a green color dotted line.

Daily chart – AMGN

AMGN – Ascending Triangle Pattern

#3 Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX)

Sector: Industrials | Staffing & Employment Services

Reason: Breakout from a Symmetrical Triangle Pattern

A symmetrical triangle is a chart pattern formed by two converging trend lines connecting a series of sequential peaks and troughs. These two lines result in the formation of a triangle that appears to be symmetrical.

A symmetrical triangle pattern is usually formed when there is an indecision in the price movements and there is uncertainty among the buyers and sellers. This chart pattern represents a period of consolidation before the price breaks out or breaks down. In case a breakout occurs from the upper trend line, it is a strong bullish indication as it signifies the start of a new bullish trend.

Buy Level(s): The daily chart shows that the stock has currently broken out of a symmetrical triangle pattern. However, there is a near-term resistance level for the stock. Hence, the ideal buy level for PAYX is if the stock has a daily close above $100.00. This is marked in the chart below as a green color dotted line.

Daily chart – PAYX

PAYX – Symmetrical Triangle Pattern Breakout

#4 AdaptHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: AHCO)

Sector: Healthcare | Medical Devices

Reason: Formation of a Flag Pattern

A flag pattern is a short-term continuation pattern that marks a small consolidation before the previous move resumes. The pattern is formed when the market consolidates in a narrow range after a sharp move. For a stock in an uptrend, a breakout from this pattern is typically a strong bullish indication.

Buy Level(s): The ideal buy level for AHCO is if the stock breaks out of the flag pattern and closes above the resistance level of $41.70. This is marked in the chart below as a green color dotted line.

Daily chart – AHCO

AHCO – Flag Pattern

#5 Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK)

Sector: Healthcare | Drug Manufacturers – General

Reason: Formation of a Downtrend Channel

A downtrend or descending channel is the price action contained between downward sloping parallel lines. It is formed by two lines that are drawn by connecting the lower highs and lower lows of a stock’s price. Even though this is typically a bearish pattern, a breakout from the upper rail of this pattern is considered a good bullish indication.

Buy Level(s): The ideal buy level for MRK is if the stock has a daily close above the breakout level of the downtrend channel, at around $85.90. This is marked in the chart below as a green color dotted line.

Daily chart – MRK

MRK – Downtrend Channel

#6 Rollins, Inc. (NYSE: ROL)

Sector: Consumer Cyclical | Personal Services

Reason: Formation of a Falling Wedge Pattern

A falling wedge pattern is formed by joining two downward-sloping, converging trendlines having a contracting range. The pattern appears to be wide at the top and continues to contract as prices fall. A breakout from a falling wedge pattern can indicate either reversal or continuation depending on where the pattern appeared in the trend.

A stock that has broken out of a falling wedge pattern would have gained momentum and would have the potential to move higher.

Buy Level(s): The ideal buy level for ROL is if the stock breaks out of the falling wedge pattern as well as closes above the immediate resistance level of $36.80. This is marked in the chart below as a green color dotted line.

Daily chart – ROL

ROL – Falling Wedge Pattern

#7 Sutro Biopharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRO)

Sector: Healthcare | Biotechnology

Reason: Formation of a Double Bottom Pattern

A Double Bottom Pattern looks like the letter W and is characterized by two well-defined lows at approximately the same price level. This twice-touched low is usually a very strong support level. The high point between the two bottoms’ resistance levels is called the neckline. Once a breakout happens from this key price level (neckline), it signifies the start of a bullish move.

Buy Level(s): The ideal buy level for STRO is if the stock breaks out above the neckline of the double bottom pattern and closes above the resistance level of $28.00. This is marked in the chart below as a green color dotted line.

Daily chart – STRO

STRO – Double Bottom Pattern

#8 Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB)

Sector: Consumer Defensive | Household & Personal Products

Reason: Formation of a Falling Wedge Pattern

A falling wedge pattern is formed by joining two downward-sloping, converging trendlines having a contracting range. The pattern appears to be wide at the top and continues to contract as prices fall. A breakout from a falling wedge pattern can indicate either reversal or continuation depending on where the pattern appeared in the trend.

A stock that has broken out of a falling wedge pattern would have gained momentum and would have the potential to move higher.

Buy Level(s): The ideal buy level for KMB is if the stock breaks out of the falling wedge pattern, at a price of around $136.00. This is marked in the chart below as a green color dotted line.

Daily chart – KMB

KMB – Falling Wedge Pattern

#9 Norwood Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: NWFL)

Sector: Financial | Banks – Regional

Reason: Formation of an Ascending Triangle Pattern

An ascending triangle pattern is a bullish pattern formed by drawing a horizontal line along the swing highs, and a rising trendline along the swing lows. These two lines result in the formation of a triangle. A breakout from this pattern is typically a strong bullish indication.

Buy Level(s): The ideal buy level for NWFL is if the stock has a daily close above the breakout level of the ascending triangle pattern, at around $30.00. This is marked in the chart below as a green color dotted line.

Daily chart – NWFL

MWFL – Ascending Triangle Pattern

#10 Utah Medical Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: UTMD)

Sector: Healthcare | Medical Instruments & Supplies

Reason: Formation of an Ascending Triangle Pattern

An ascending triangle pattern is a bullish pattern formed by drawing a horizontal line along the swing highs, and a rising trendline along the swing lows. These two lines result in the formation of a triangle. A breakout from this pattern is typically a strong bullish indication.

Buy Level(s): The ideal buy level for UTMD is if the stock has a daily close above the breakout level of the ascending triangle pattern, at around $94.60. This is marked in the chart below as a green color dotted line.

Daily chart – UTMD

UTMD – Ascending Triangle Pattern

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