Stock and ETF Highlights

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1. NYSE:VLO Valero Energy Corporation

VLO is nice value stock with attractive value related factors relative to its peers within the oil and gas sector. The stock had a vicious rally since its bottom in October and it passed its 200 SMA. Hopefully the 200 SMA turns from a strong resistance to a strong support.


Valero currently ranks in the top 12% of our stock universe with a ranking of 433 out of 3,517.


2. NYSE:NSC Norfolk Southern Corp.

Norkfolk Southern ranks poorly in our stock model with a rank of 3,293 out of 3,514.


NSC also had a vicious rally since the October bottom. The short interest factor for NSC tells me that part of the rally was due to short covering. Right now the stock is trading with decreasing volume and it can easily come down to test the 50 SMA.


3. AMEX:FAS Direxion Daily Finan. Bull 3X Shs(ETF)

Financials seem to be gaining steam for the past two weeks. Now FAS is having a steady rise with a rising 20 SMA and a flattened 50 SMA. Currently, FAS ranks in the the first quintile of the ETF model indicating continued bullishness.