Groupon (GRPN:NYSE) Despite the drama concerning the company’s financials, Groupon hasn’t turned into the next Pandora (P:NYSE) IPO bust just yet. Although shares have closed at their lowest point since the offering, today’s down market might have something to do with it. A bounce tomorrow might cause some naked shorts to cover, or some bottom fishers to actually fish. Today’s low of $22.76 could be used as a guide for support.

Imperva (IMPV:NASDAQ) IMPV was viewed as a flat to up slightly deal by some IPO services as recently as October. However, the interest heated up massively in the last week or so. IMPV was priced at $18, well above it’s expected range. My sense tells me if the broader averages did better today, this small float deal would have really ripped. Keep IMPV on you list of stocks for the near term.

JP Morgan (JPM:NYSE) As many of our followers know, we highlight JPM frequently because of it’s bell weather status. Today’s move of down more than 7% looks disturbing on the surface, but the volume, although heavy wasn’t overwhelming. Use the $31 area as support for now if long.

Clearwire (CLWR:NASDAQ) Seems to be back in the doldrums again. How many times do low priced NASDAQ spec traders need to be whipsawed in this name ? Shares of CLWR are at a critical point here, and a hold of the low $1.70′s could cause some of the cult buyers to average in.

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Clearwire (CLWR:NASDAQ) The day after earnings, shares of CLWR have pulled back. Even more so after the CEO’s mid-day comments.Yesterday we highlighted that Wednesday’s move could have been due to short covering and that the $1.64 gap fill still remains in play. A neutral view might be best on CLWR unless you are a micro scalper or rebate trader.

NASDAQ ETF (QQQ:NYSE) The only reason I am mentioning this ETF is that it could be a mover if the Groupon IPO works in a big way. You know as well as I do that the talking heads on cable news can change their opinions quickly. If Groupon trades at a better than expected premium, hedge funds could bid up NASDAQ futures or simply just by the Q’s in anticipation of expanding valuations of upcoming IPO’s with strong VC backers.

Oil Services ETF (OIH:NYSE) Shares of this volatile ETF are up nicely so far today, although on volume too light to claim a reversal. However, if the consensus changes, and the long term view of the economy gets better, then oil stocks might catch a bid. OIH just filled an upside gap, but the chart is very choppy, and it’s hard to make a call for short term swing traders. However, any type of rally could cause a retest of the $136 area.

Washington Mutual (WAMUQ.PK) We keep talking about this zombie penny stock players dream, but it’s been dead for both bulls and bears. Like many bankruptcy plays WAMUQ is prone to year end tax selling, which is starting now. Longs should hope that it holds the 0.067 level holds.

Mistral Ventures (MILV.PK) This low priced stock has all the fixings of a hot penny stock with PR’s about medicine the common cold and very nice chart. But as in all pink sheets plays, the jury is still out. Although shares seem to be making a constructive pullback today, a break of the .10 cent level might be the only thing that will rattle naked shorts unless substantive news is announced or a flu epidemic occurs.

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Clearwire (CLWR:NASDAQ) Shares of Clearwire were up nicely today in anticipation of earnings. In the aftermarket they also remain near where they closed. On the surface CLWR had a decent release. Revenue was up and losses subsided. CLWR also feels they can beat the streets subscriber target of 10 million. But was today’s move higher just short covering before numbers ? Keep in mind that there is still a downside gap to fill at $1.64.

Mosiac (MOS:NYSE) MOS looked great last week and not so hot today. Although there seems to be a basing process going on with the Ag’s, they need to actually break out. Maybe M&A will help the group, but something needs to happen fast before lower lows start getting set.

JP Morgan (JPM:NYSE) Shares of the bell weather financial had a decent day, outperforming the market, but the volume was sort of light for a move of roughly 2.5%. Patience might pay off in this name once the European mess gets off the front page. Bulls might say that the recent pullback was just a gap fill.

Molycorp (MCP:NYSE) Do you realize that you could have bought MCP under $30 earlier this month ? Don’t feel so bad, even speculative traders shy away from names like these on dips. MCP seems to be stabilizing in the mid to high $30′s, but needs something other than higher REE spot prices to really break out. So keep looking for news out of Washington or China for the next move. Also, the $36.50 level looks pretty solid for support.

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Clearwire (CLWR:NASDAQ) CLWR is just a stock that needs to be mentioned. Not because of it’s performance, but because of it’s cultish following from longs. Recently, CLWR once again staged a rally that gave a sign to some that the trouble was over, and they were out of the woods. However, shares of CLWR were rejected today after they broke the $2 handle and the volume is waning to the point where shares look tired. If we pullback next week, the $1.60 level could be in play. Keep in mind that there might be a slew of stop orders at $1.50

Triquint Semiconductor (TQNT:NASDAQ) TQNT is viewed by some speculative traders as a way to participate in Apple Computer (AAPL:NASDAQ) for a smaller cash outlay. However, this time TQNT investors were blindsided with weak guidance despite AAPL stabilizing. The recent drop might represent a buying opportunity to some. There is an upside gap to fill at $6.81 and there are waves of support right above the $5 handle.

Las Vegas Sands (LVS:NYSE) LVS is just a name that even the bravest, most experienced traders often avoid. Both from the long, and when it’s available for borrow, the short side. But today is a little different. LVS posted great numbers and investor sentiment is improving, especially if we see a few more good days in the broader averages. LVS is starting to look a little overbought on a short term basis, but you simply have to throw rhyme or reason out the window regarding this name. In other words the 52 week high of $55.47 could be in play soon.

JP Morgan (JPM:NYSE) To the casual eye JPM looks dead today. However, the volume is very light and today’s relatively break even day so far could be viewed by some as a pause for refresh. Especially after the gap up we saw earlier in the week. As always, keep JPM on you list of stocks, but the low hanging fruit for longs might already be gone.

Dollar General (DG:NYSE) We highlighted DG yesterday as a candidate to be sold by some institutions who are looking to rotate into beaten up brand name stocks. Today DG continued it’s shallow decline, and the technicals are starting to look like they about to roll over. The $38 dollar level is starting to look like the line in the sand for enthusiastic longs.

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Netflix (NFLX:NASDAQ) We have touched on this name many times in previous entries, but the sentiment was neutral then. Bulls and bears were at each others throats, but now it seems if longs have run for the hills. Despite Rule 201 being in effect (Which often is a sign of previous naked shorting) , today’s bounce of roughly 2.5% in NFLX could be viewed by some as a dead cat bounce with no substance. The upside gap fill is also so far away that it isn’t even worth taking about. So unless you are a risk taking bottom fisher, or a scalper, the best way to play NFLX might be from the sidelines. Regardless of your bias.

Clearwire (CLWR:NASDAQ) CLWR has been a stock that many low priced NASDAQ traders have been attracted to for some time. CLWR seems to have a riff with Sprint (S:NYSE) whuch might have been already priced into the decline. On the other hand though, CLWR did come out with some relatively nice numbers that caused a surge. Was the rally legit ? Or did it come from short covering ? A close of $2.20 could change sentiment, but resistance seems to be lined up near the $ 2.60 range.

Goldman Sachs (GS:NYSE) The chart of GS is showing a small reversal, and this is a stocks that hedge funds and PM’s love to jump on if sentiment changes. However there is a ton of resistance in the $120ish range. So longs might only want to consider GS as a swing trade for now.

Washinton Mutual (WAMUQ:PK) WAMUQ has been a penny stock scalpers dream for a while. Shares seem to be in a downtrend and can only be viewed as neutral at best by the most optimistic longs. However, the 6.5 cent support range that we have mentioned several times, really hasn’t been violated yet. Even though WAMUQ should probably only be viewed by scalpers, the shares should still be watched on penny stock lists.

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