Bearish Bets: 2 Nasdaq Stocks You Should Short This Week

Weekly Trifecta Shares identifies names that look bearish and that can offer interesting investment opportunities on the short side.

Using technical analysis of those stocks’ charts, and, where appropriate, TheStreet’s recent actions and numbers Number of reviews, we focus on five names.

While we won’t get into fundamental analysis, we hope this piece will give investors interested in stocks on their way down a good starting point to do further homework on the names.

AdaptHealth

AdaptHealth Corp. (AHCO) was recently downgraded to: To sell with a D rating from TheStreet’s Quantitative assessments.

The provider of home care equipment and medical supplies has fallen sharply and has a clear downward trend channel. This stock is fairly safe to enter as a short game; the indicators are not quite bearish, but the price action certainly is.

The cloud is red and the price is well below the 200-day moving average (arrow). The move to that moving average in June was thoroughly rejected.

The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is showing lower highs and lower highs, and the recent lows of August should at least be tested. However, a transition into the teens can also happen, so focus on that area, but use a stop at $27.25 just in case.

AMC networks

AMC Networks Inc. (AMCX) was recently downgraded to: Delay with a C+ rating from TheStreet’s Quantitative assessments.

Shares of the cable programming company are plummeting, showing some pretty bearish cash flow. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is weak and turning bearish.

AMCX looks poised to move further down towards support, around the $44 area, but that may not hold the stock for long; more important levels have fallen into the low $40s.

Look for that area to fill, but put an aggressive stop at $54.

This commentary is an excerpt from “5 Bearish Bets”, a weekly feature sent to Trifecta Stocks subscribers. Click here to learn more about this portfolio, trading ideas and market commentary product.

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— Bob Lang and Chris Versace are co-portfolio managers of Trifecta Stocks.

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