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Breakout Stocks of Week 34

NASDAQ was down last week (week 33) by -0.0867% ending at 14 822.90 points after falling -12.86 points during the week. Our system has detected some possible breakout stocks for the following week and these should be on your watchlist. These are the stocks that are bouncing up with good increase in volume and are likely to do good in short term. One of these stocks are Ikonics Corporation NASDAQ:IKNX. This stock has had a buy signal since Jun 04, 2021 when the price was $10.87 and is so far up 125.39% to $24.50. Some other companies are on our watchlist to, among these are MSCI Inc NYSE:MSCI Bruker Corporation NASDAQ:BRKR National Storage Affiliates Trust NYSE:NSA and MFA Financial Inc NYSE:MFA which all got a breakout pattern emerging.

Date Company Price Week 34
Aug 13, 2021 Ikonics Corporation $24.50 $23.51 -4.04%
Aug 13, 2021 Msci Inc $630.02 $618.86 -1.77%
Aug 13, 2021 Bruker Corporation $82.92 $84.16 1.50%
Aug 13, 2021 National Storage Affiliates Trust $55.63 $55.57 -0.11%
Aug 13, 2021 Mfa Financial Inc $4.63 $4.59 -0.86%

Ikonics Corporation

NASDAQ:IKNX Strong Buy Candidate Score: 8.28
Strong Buy Candidate Score: 8.28 Aug 13, 2021

Ikonics CorporationThe Ikonics Corporation stock price gained 2.17% on the last trading day (Friday, 13th Aug 2021), rising from $23.98 to $24.50. , and has now gained 5 days in a row. It will be exciting to see whether it manages to continue gaining or take a minor break for the next few days. During the day the stock fluctuated 6.87% from a day low at $24.00 to a day high of $25.65. The price has been going up and down for this period, and there has been a 12.54% gain for the last 2 weeks. Volume has increased on the last day along with the price, which is a positive technical sign, and, in total, 80 thousand more shares were traded than the day before. In total, 107 thousand shares were bought and sold for approximately $2.62 million.

Ikonics Corporation holds several positive signals and is within a strong rising trend. As the old saying says, "Let the trend be your friend.'". We therefore consider it to be a good choice at these current levels and we are expecting further gains during the next 3 months.

About Ikonics Corporation:
IKONICS Corporation develops, manufactures, and sells photosensitive liquids and films for the screen printing, and awards and recognition industries primarily in the United States. It operates through five segments: Domestic, Export, IKONICS Imaging, Digital Texturing, and AMS. The company sells screen printing films, emulsions, and inkjet receptive films to distributors; and photo resistant films, art supplies, glass, metal medium, and related abrasive etching equipment to end user customers. It also provides sound deadening technology to the aerospace industry; products and services for etched composites, ceramics, glass, and silicon wafers; and products related to proprietary inkjet technology used for mold texturing and prototyping. The company markets and sells its products directly, as well as through domestic and international distributors, magazine advertising, trade shows, and the Internet. IKONICS Corporation also exports its products primarily to North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and internationally. The company was formerly known as The Chromaline Corporation and changed its name to IKONICS Corporation in December 2002. IKONICS Corporation was founded in 1952 and is based in Duluth, Minnesota.

MSCI Inc

NYSE:MSCI Strong Buy Candidate Score: 5.61
Strong Buy Candidate Score: 5.61 Aug 13, 2021

MSCI IncThe MSCI Inc stock price gained 0.78% on the last trading day (Friday, 13th Aug 2021), rising from $625.16 to $630.02. , and has now gained 3 days in a row. It will be exciting to see whether it manages to continue gaining or take a minor break for the next few days. During the day the stock fluctuated 1.80% from a day low at $619.81 to a day high of $630.98. The price has risen in 7 of the last 10 days and is up by 5.72% over the past 2 weeks. Volume has increased on the last day along with the price, which is a positive technical sign, and, in total, 16 thousand more shares were traded than the day before. In total, 257 thousand shares were bought and sold for approximately $162.22 million.

On Oct 27, 2021 "Oppenheimer" gave "$685.00 - $713.00" rating for MSCI. The price target was changed from $643.12 to 1.4%.

MSCI Inc holds several positive signals and is within a strong rising trend. As the old saying says, "Let the trend be your friend.'". We therefore consider it to be a good choice at these current levels and we are expecting further gains during the next 3 months.

About MSCI Inc:
MSCI Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides content, applications, and services to support the needs of institutional investors in their investment processes worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Index, Analytics, ESG, and Real Estate. The Index segment provides investment decision support tools, including equity indexes and equity index benchmarks. These products are used in various areas of the investment process, including portfolio construction and rebalancing, asset allocation, performance benchmarking and attribution, regulatory and client reporting, and index-linked investment product creation. The Analytics segment offers products and services used for portfolio construction, risk management, and reporting. The products enable institutional investors to monitor, analyze, and report on the risk and return of investments across various asset classes based on proprietary, integrated fundamental multi-factor risk models, value-at-risk methodologies, performance attribution frameworks, and asset valuation models. This segment also provides products that help investors value, model, and hedge physical assets and derivatives across market segments, including energy and commodity assets. The ESG segment offers products to institutional investors for assessing risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance issues. ESG tools are used to evaluate both individual securities and investment portfolios. The Real Estate segment provides real estate performance analysis for funds, investors, managers, lenders, and occupiers. This segment also offers index products, and services that include research, reporting, and benchmarking. The company serves asset owners, asset management firms, private wealth managers, and financial intermediaries. MSCI Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Bruker Corporation

NASDAQ:BRKR Strong Buy Candidate Score: 5.58
Strong Buy Candidate Score: 5.58 Aug 13, 2021

Bruker CorporationThe Bruker Corporation stock price gained 0.29% on the last trading day (Friday, 13th Aug 2021), rising from $82.68 to $82.92. , and has now gained 3 days in a row. It will be exciting to see whether it manages to continue gaining or take a minor break for the next few days. During the day the stock fluctuated 0.79% from a day low at $82.35 to a day high of $83.00. The price has risen in 6 of the last 10 days and is up by 0.81% over the past 2 weeks. Volume fell on the last day by -150 thousand shares and in total, 371 thousand shares were bought and sold for approximately $30.77 million. You should take into consideration that falling volume on higher prices causes divergence and may be an early warning about possible changes over the next couple of days.

On Nov 02, 2021 "Wells Fargo & Company" gave "$85.00 - $90.00" rating for BRKR. The price target was set to $81.22+1.1%.

Bruker Corporation holds several positive signals and is within a strong rising trend. As the old saying says, "Let the trend be your friend.'". We therefore consider it to be a good choice at these current levels and we are expecting further gains during the next 3 months.

About Bruker Corporation:
Bruker Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs and manufactures scientific instruments, and analytical and diagnostic solutions worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Bruker Scientific Instruments, and Bruker Energy & Supercon Technologies. It offers scientific instruments, and analytical and diagnostic solutions for use in life science research, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, applied markets, cell biology, clinical research, microbiology, in-vitro diagnostics, nanotechnology, and materials science research. The company’s technology platforms include magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, gas and liquid chromatography triple quadrupole mass spectrometry, X-ray, spark-optical emission spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, stylus and optical metrology technology, fluorescence optical microscopy, and infrared and Raman molecular spectroscopy technologies. It also provides field analytical systems for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives, and detection; high and low temperature superconducting materials and devices; and non-superconducting high technology tools, such as synchrotron and beamline instrumentation. The company serves pharmaceutical, biotechnology and diagnostics, chemical, food and beverage, clinical, polymer, nanotechnology, semiconductor, and industrial companies; nonprofit laboratories; contract research organizations, academic institutions, medical schools, nonprofit or for-profit forensics, agriculture, food and beverage safety, environmental and clinical microbiology laboratories, hospitals, and government departments and agencies; and raw material manufacturers, and other businesses involved in materials analysis. It markets its products through direct sales forces, distributors, independent sales representatives, and various other representatives. Bruker Corporation was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Billerica, Massachusetts.

National Storage Affiliates Trust

NYSE:NSA Buy Candidate Score: 4.75
Buy Candidate Score: 4.75 Aug 13, 2021

National Storage Affiliates TrustThe National Storage Affiliates Trust stock price gained 0.78% on the last trading day (Friday, 13th Aug 2021), rising from $55.20 to $55.63. , and has now gained 4 days in a row. It will be exciting to see whether it manages to continue gaining or take a minor break for the next few days. During the day the stock fluctuated 1.00% from a day low at $55.16 to a day high of $55.71. The price has risen in 8 of the last 10 days and is up by 2.7% over the past 2 weeks. Volume has increased on the last day along with the price, which is a positive technical sign, and, in total, 209 thousand more shares were traded than the day before. In total, 632 thousand shares were bought and sold for approximately $35.18 million.

On Oct 13, 2021 "Morgan Stanley" gave "$52.00 - $54.00" rating for NSA. The price target was set to $56.79+1.3%.

Several short-term signals, along with a general good trend, are positive and we conclude that the current level may hold a buying opportunity as there is a fair chance for National Storage Affiliates Trust stock to perform well in the short-term.

About National Storage Affiliates Trust:
National Storage Affiliates is a real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of top 100 metropolitan statistical areas across United States. It engages in ownership, operation, and acquisition of self storage facilities. National Storage Affiliates is based in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

MFA Financial Inc

NYSE:MFA Buy Candidate Score: 3.89
Buy Candidate Score: 3.89 Aug 13, 2021

The MFA Financial Inc stock price fell by -0.43% on the last day (Friday, 13th Aug 2021) from $4.65 to $4.63. and has now fallen 3 days in a row. During the day the stock fluctuated 1.29% from a day low at $4.63 to a day high of $4.69. The price has fallen in 6 of the last 10 days and is down by -0.86% for this period. Volume has increased on the last day by 479 thousand shares but on falling prices. This may be an early warning and the risk will be increased slightly over the next couple of days. In total, 2 million shares were bought and sold for approximately $10.23 million.

On Nov 08, 2021 "BTIG Research" gave "" rating for MFA. The price target was changed from $4.62 to 0.6%.

Several short-term signals, along with a general good trend, are positive and we conclude that the current level may hold a buying opportunity as there is a fair chance for MFA Financial Inc stock to perform well in the short-term.

About MFA Financial Inc:
MFA Financial, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The company invests in residential mortgage assets, including agency and non-agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS), and residential whole loans, and credit risk transfer securities. Its MBS are secured by hybrid mortgages, adjustable-rate mortgages, and 15-year and longer term fixed-rate mortgages, as well as by mortgages that have interest rates that reset more frequently. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT for the U.S. federal income tax purposes and would not be subject to income taxes, if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. MFA Financial, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in New York, New York.