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Breakout Stocks of Week 50

NASDAQ was down last week (week 49) by -2.62% ending at 15 085.47 points after falling -406.19 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 MKS Instruments NASDAQ:MKSI. This stock has had a buy signal since Dec 01, 2021 when the price was $154.87 and is so far up 0.79% to $156.09. Some other companies are on our watchlist to, among these are Eagle Materials Inc NYSE:EXP Hercules Capital Inc NYSE:HTGC Ares Capital Corporation NASDAQ:ARCC and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP NYSE:BIP which all got a breakout pattern emerging.

Date Company Price Change
Dec 03, 2021 Mks Instruments $156.09 $163.06 ( 7th Dec 2021 ) 4.47%
Dec 03, 2021 Eagle Materials Inc $155.49 $162.44 ( 7th Dec 2021 ) 4.47%
Dec 03, 2021 Hercules Capital Inc $16.46 $16.67 ( 7th Dec 2021 ) 1.28%
Dec 03, 2021 Ares Capital Corporation $20.33 $20.70 ( 7th Dec 2021 ) 1.82%
Dec 03, 2021 Brookfield Infrastructure Partners Lp $56.37 $58.31 ( 7th Dec 2021 ) 3.44%

MKS Instruments

NASDAQ:MKSI Buy Candidate Score: 3.87
Buy Candidate Score: 3.87 Dec 03, 2021

MKS InstrumentsThe MKS Instruments stock price gained 0.59% on the last trading day (Friday, 3rd Dec 2021), rising from $155.17 to $156.09. , 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 1.60% from a day low at $154.51 to a day high of $156.99. The price has been going up and down for this period, and there has been a -5.01% loss 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, 6 thousand more shares were traded than the day before. In total, 400 thousand shares were bought and sold for approximately $62.37 million.

On Oct 29, 2021 "Rosenblatt Securities" gave "$285.00 - $225.00" rating for MKSI. The price target was set to $145.74+2.0%.

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 MKS Instruments stock to perform well in the short-term.

About MKS Instruments:
MKS Instruments, Inc. provides instruments, subsystems, and process control solutions that measure, control, power, monitor, and analyze critical parameters of manufacturing processes in the United States and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Advanced Manufacturing Capital Equipment, Global Service, Asia Region Sales, and Other. It offers pressure measurement and control products used for various pressure ranges and accuracies; materials delivery products, including gas flow measurement products and vacuum valves; automation and control products, such as automation platforms, programmable automation controllers, temperature controllers, and software solutions for use in automation, I/O and distributed programmable I/O, gateways, and connectivity products; and vacuum products comprising vacuum containment components, effluent management subsystems and custom stainless steel chambers, vessels, and pharmaceutical process equipment hardware and housings. The company also provides power delivery and reactive gas generation products that are used in semiconductor and other thin film, as well as medical imaging equipment applications. In addition, it offers gas composition analysis products, such as mass spectrometry- and Fourier transform infra-red based gas composition analysis, and tunable filter spectroscopy products used in the engine development, environmental emissions monitoring, air safety monitoring, and semiconductor industries; information technology products, including software products for analyzing data sets for the pharmaceutical, biotech, and other industries. The company also builds precision machined components and electromechanical assemblies for the analytical instrument, scientific, semiconductor, and medical industries. It serves semiconductor capital equipment manufacturers through direct sales forces, sales representatives, and agents. The company was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts.

Eagle Materials Inc

NYSE:EXP Buy Candidate Score: 3.05
Buy Candidate Score: 3.05 Dec 03, 2021

The Eagle Materials Inc stock price fell by -1.89% on the last day (Friday, 3rd Dec 2021) from $158.48 to $155.49. During the day the stock fluctuated 3.10% from a day low at $153.22 to a day high of $157.97. The price has been going up and down for this period, and there has been a -3.21% loss for the last 2 weeks. Volume has increased on the last day by 46 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, 340 thousand shares were bought and sold for approximately $52.87 million.

On Dec 03, 2021 "Loop Capital" gave "$170.00" rating for EXP. The price target was changed from $155.22 to 2.1%.

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 Eagle Materials Inc stock to perform well in the short-term.

About Eagle Materials Inc:
Eagle Materials Inc. produces and sells construction products and building materials for use in residential, industrial, commercial, and infrastructure construction in the United States. It also produces materials used for oil and natural gas extraction. The company operates in five segments: Cement, Gypsum Wallboard, Recycled Paperboard, Concrete and Aggregates, and Oil and Gas Proppants. The Cement segment is involved in the mining of limestone; and manufacture, production, distribution, and sale of Portland cement, as well as specialty oil well cement. The Gypsum Wallboard segment engages in the mining of gypsum; and manufacture and sale of gypsum wallboard used to finish the interior walls and ceilings in residential, commercial, and industrial structures. The Recycled Paperboard manufactures and sells recycled paperboard to gypsum wallboard manufacturers and other industrial users. This segment also offers containerboard grades, lightweight packaging grades, and recycled industrial paperboard grades. The Concrete and Aggregates segment is involved in the sale of readymix concrete; and mining, extraction, production, and sale of crushed stone, sand, and gravel, as well as lightweight aggregates, such as expanded clays and shales. This segment’s products are used primarily in commercial and residential construction; public construction projects; and projects to build, expand, and repair roads and highways, as well as in oil and natural gas extraction. The Oil and Gas Proppants segment engages in the mining and sale of sand used in hydraulic fracturing in the energy industry. The company, formerly known as Centex Construction Products, Inc., was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Hercules Capital Inc

NYSE:HTGC Buy Candidate Score: 2.43
Buy Candidate Score: 2.43 Dec 03, 2021

Hercules Capital IncThe Hercules Capital Inc stock price gained 0.18% on the last trading day (Friday, 3rd Dec 2021), rising from $16.43 to $16.46. , 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 1.04% from a day low at $16.32 to a day high of $16.49. The price has fallen in 7 of the last 10 days and is down by -2.49% for this period. Volume has increased on the last day along with the price, which is a positive technical sign, and, in total, 233 thousand more shares were traded than the day before. In total, 854 thousand shares were bought and sold for approximately $14.05 million.

On Nov 01, 2021 "Royal Bank of Canada" gave "$19.00" rating for HTGC. The price target was set to $18.07+2.3%.

Several of the signals/indicators are negative, and we believe that this will affect on the development for the next days and maybe possible weeks. However, over time, we think that today's level holds a possible buying opportunity and that the price will be higher during or at the end of this 3-month period.

About Hercules Capital Inc:
Hercules Capital, Inc., formerly known as Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc., is a business development company specializing in providing venture debt, debt, senior secured loans, and growth capital to privately held venture capital-backed companies at all stages of development including select publicly listed companies and select special opportunity lower middle market companies that require additional capital to fund acquisitions, recapitalizations and refinancings and established-stage companies. The firm provides growth capital financing solutions for capital extension; management buy-out and corporate spin-out financing solutions; company, asset specific, or intellectual property acquisition; convertible, subordinated and/or mezzanine loans; domestic and international expansion; vendor financing; revenue acceleration by sales and marketing development, and manufacturing expansion. It provides asset-based financing with a focus on cash flow; accounts receivable facilities; equipment loans/leases; equipment acquisition; facilities build-out and/or expansion; working capital revolving lines of credit; inventory. The firm also provides bridge financing to IPO or mergers and acquisitions or technology acquisition; dividend recapitalizations and other sources of investor liquidity; cash flow financing to protect against share price volatility; competitor acquisition; pre-IPO financing for extra cash on the balance sheet; public company financing to continue asset growth and production capacity; public company financing to continue asset growth and production capacity; short-term bridge financing; and strategic and intellectual property acquisition financings. It also focuses on customized financing solutions, seed and early stage financing. The firm invests primarily in structured debt with warrants and, to a lesser extent, in senior debt and equity investments. The firm generally seeks to invest in companies that have been operating for at least six to 12 months prior to the date of their investment. It prefers to invest in technology, energy technology, and life sciences. Within technology the firm focuses on advanced specialty materials and chemicals; communication and networking, consumer and business products; consumer products and services, digital media and consumer internet; electronics and computer hardware; enterprise software and services; healthcare services; information services; internet consumer and business services; media, content and information; mobile; resource management; security software; semiconductors; semiconductors and hardware; and software sector. Within energy technology, it invests in agriculture; clean technology; energy and renewable technology, fuels and power technology; geothermal; smart grid and energy efficiency and monitoring technologies; solar; and wind. Within life sciences, the firm invests in biopharmaceuticals; biotechnology tools; diagnostics; drug discovery, development and delivery; medical devices and equipment; surgical devices; therapeutics; pharma services; and specialty pharmaceuticals. It also invests in educational services. The firm invests primarily in United States based companies and considers investment in the West Coast, Mid-Atlantic regions, Southeast and Midwest; particularly in the areas of software, biotech and information services. It invests generally between $1 million to $40 million in companies with revenues of $10 million to $200 million, generating EBITDA of $2 million to $15 million, focused primarily on business services, communications, electronics, hardware, and healthcare services. The firm invests primarily in private companies but also have investments in public companies. For equity investments, the firm seeks to represent a controlling interest in its portfolio companies which may exceed 25% of the voting securities of such companies. The firm seeks to invest a limited portion of its assets in equipment-based loans to early-stage prospective portfolio companies. These loans are generally for amounts up to $3.0 million but may be up to $15.0 million for certain energy technology venture investments. The firm allows certain debt investments have the right to convert a portion of the debt investment into equity. It also co-invests with other private equity firms. The firm seeks to exit its investments through initial public offering, a private sale of equity interest to a third party, a merger or an acquisition of the company or a purchase of the equity position by the company or one of its stockholders. The firm has structured debt with warrants which typically have maturities of between two and seven years with an average of three years; senior debt with an investment horizon of less than three years; equipment loans with an investment horizon ranging from three to four years; and equity related securities with an investment horizon ranging from three to seven years. Hercules Capital, Inc. was founded in December 2003 and is based in Palo Alto, California with additional offices in North America.

Ares Capital Corporation

NASDAQ:ARCC Buy Candidate Score: 2.19
Buy Candidate Score: 2.19 Dec 03, 2021

Ares Capital CorporationThe Ares Capital Corporation stock price fell by -0.25% on the last day (Friday, 3rd Dec 2021) from $20.38 to $20.33. During the day the stock fluctuated 1.45% from a day low at $20.28 to a day high of $20.57. The price has fallen in 7 of the last 10 days and is down by -2.26% for this period. Volume fell on the last day along with the stock, which is actually a good sign as volume should follow the stock. On the last day, the trading volume fell by -593 thousand shares and in total, 2 million shares were bought and sold for approximately $36.09 million.

On Dec 03, 2021 "Janney Montgomery Scott" gave "$22.00" rating for ARCC. The price target was set to $20.38.

Several of the signals/indicators are negative, and we believe that this will affect on the development for the next days and maybe possible weeks. However, over time, we think that today's level holds a possible buying opportunity and that the price will be higher during or at the end of this 3-month period.

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP

NYSE:BIP Buy Candidate Score: 2.19
Buy Candidate Score: 2.19 Dec 03, 2021

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LPThe Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP stock price gained 0.37% on the last trading day (Friday, 3rd Dec 2021), rising from $56.16 to $56.37. , 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 1.57% from a day low at $55.89 to a day high of $56.76. The price has been going up and down for this period, and there has been a -2.44% loss 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, 171 thousand more shares were traded than the day before. In total, 417 thousand shares were bought and sold for approximately $23.49 million.

On Nov 18, 2021 "TD Securities" gave "$66.00 - $67.00" rating for BIP. The price target was set to $57.85+0.4%.

Several of the signals/indicators are negative, and we believe that this will affect on the development for the next days and maybe possible weeks. However, over time, we think that today's level holds a possible buying opportunity and that the price will be higher during or at the end of this 3-month period.

About Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP:
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. engages in utility, transport, energy, and communications infrastructure businesses. The company’s Utilities segment operates a port facility that exports metallurgical and thermal coal mined in the central Bowen Basin region of Queensland, Australia; approximately 11,000 kilometers of transmission lines in North and South America; and approximately 2.6 million electricity and natural gas connections in the United Kingdom and Colombia. Its Transport segment provides transportation, storage, and handling services for freight, bulk commodities, and passengers through a network of 5,100 kilometers of track and related infrastructure in southwest region of Western Australia; approximately 4,800 kilometers of rail in Brazil; approximately 3,500 kilometers of motorways in Brazil and Chile; and 33 port terminals in North America, the United Kingdom, and Europe. The company’s Energy segment offers energy transportation, distribution, and storage services through 15,000 kilometers of transmission pipelines; and 600 billion cubic feet of natural gas storage in the United States and Canada, as well as serves approximately 40,000 gas distribution customers in the United Kingdom. This segment also provides heating, cooling, and energy solutions; and distributed natural gas, water, and sewage services in Australia and North America. Its Communications Infrastructure segment offers services and critical infrastructure to the media broadcasting and telecom sectors. This segment has approximately 7,000 multi-purpose towers and active rooftop sites; and 5,000 kilometers of fiber backbone located in France. Brookfield Infrastructure Partners Limited serves as the general partner of the company. Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. was founded in 2007 and is based in Toronto, Canada.