4 Top Stock Trades for Monday: GOOGL, SPCE, RH, AAL

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Is the market finally running out of gas? While we saw new highs in the market on Friday, bulls struggled to keep the indices higher throughout the session. Let’s look at a few top stock trades going into the last few days of 2019.

Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 1: Alphabet (GOOG)

While Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and other mega-cap tech stocks explode higher, Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL, NASDAQ:GOOG) is missing a bit. Not so much in the sense that it hasn’t enjoyed 2019 — it has, up 30% — but in the sense that it hasn’t done nearly as well as its peers.

In any regard, GOOGL stock continues to coil just below $1,365. A breakout over the $1,367 high could kickstart a further rally, likely up toward $1,400.

Let’s see if the rising 20-day moving average can give GOOGL a boost, or if a pullback will be in order first. In the latter case, see that uptrend support (blue line) and the 50-day moving average buoy Alphabet.

Below that level puts $1,295 back in play.

Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 2: American Airlines (AAL)

Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 2: American Airlines (AAL)

Oof. That’s all that can be said about American Airlines (NYSE:AAL) stock over the past few years. The stock continues to put in a series of lower highs, as sellers bully the price lower and lower.

On the plus side though, AAL stock put in a lower high in recent months. Shares are getting hit on Friday to the tune of 4%, so it’s not all good news. Still though, if American Airlines can put in another higher low — riding uptrend support (black line) higher — then bulls may get a breakout in 2020.

Should uptrend support fail, it puts $25.50 on the table, as well as downtrend support well below $24. Over downtrend resistance and the 50-week moving average, and AAL can garner some upside momentum.

Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 3: Virgin Galactic (SPCE)

Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 3: Virgin Galactic (SPCE)

Virgin Galactic (NYSE:SPCE) officially came public about two months ago, but it has not received a very warm welcome. However, that’s starting to change.

After bottoming at $6.90 and finding its footing in the low-$7s, SPCE stock is looking better. Now consolidating between $10.50 and $11.50, traders are looking for a break of either level.

A breakout over resistance signals to bulls that more upside could be on the way, particularly if the stock can clear the post-IPO high of $12.09. A breakdown could send SPCE to its 200-day moving average. Should bulls fail to buoy it, sellers could knock it down to single digits.

Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 4: RH (RH)

Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 4: RH (RH)

Formerly known as Restoration Hardware, RH Inc (NYSE:RH) has been on fire this year. Earnings are routinely better than -expected and a Warren Buffett investment has bulls feeling good.

That said, shares are slipping Friday, down more than 6% at one point. I would love to see bulls make a stand in this $210 area. There it has uptrend support (blue line), as well as the earnings gap-up level from earlier this month.

Below that and RH may need more time to digest this year’s gains. See if the 50-day moving average supports the stock in that case. If not, a retest of the $192.50 breakout area could be in order.

On the upside, bulls want to see RH reclaim the 20-day moving average, then take out the recent high at $229.55. If they can, it puts the prior high at $243.67 on the table.

Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell is long AAPL and GOOGL. 

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