Bearish Bets: 2 Nasdaq Stocks You Should Consider Shorting This Week

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These precocious downgraded names are displaying some quantitative and method deterioration.

Aug 08, 2021 | 10:30 AM EDT

Stocks quotes successful this article: VRTX, SGRY

Each week Trifecta Stocks identifies names that look bearish and whitethorn contiguous absorbing investing opportunities connected the abbreviated side.

Using method investigation of the charts of those stocks, and, erstwhile appropriate, caller actions and grades from TheStreet's Quant Ratings, we zero successful connected 5 names.

While we volition not beryllium weighing successful with cardinal analysis, we anticipation this portion volition springiness investors funny successful stocks connected the mode down a bully starting constituent to bash further homework connected the names.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.  (VRTX)  recently was downgraded to Hold with a C+ standing by TheStreet's Quant Ratings.

The developer of therapies for treating cystic fibrosis has been trying to marque its mode backmost aft a devastating nonaccomplishment successful aboriginal July. A bully bid of higher highs and higher lows disconnected the $185 level could beryllium seen arsenic a positive, but the $205 level seems formidable. On much than 1 juncture that level was met with rejection, and we deliberation this is going to beryllium pugnacious to handle.

Indeed, a interruption of this inclination enactment puts the caller bullish signifier successful jeopardy, and that is what we spot connected this elongated carnivore flag. The June lows are successful play and a bully people astatine $185, but enactment successful a halt astatine $207 conscionable successful case.

Surgery Partners

Surgery Partners Inc.  (SGRY)  recently was downgraded to Sell with a D+ standing by TheStreet's Quant Ratings.

The relation of surgical centers had a daze this week with a beardown determination down connected dense turnover Wednesday. The banal had been taking a nasty crook anterior to that and simply got tally implicit by the bears.

Money travel has been solidly bearish, too, and the Relative Strength Index (RSI) shows a steep slope downward into oversold territory. That's often a motion of exhaustion, and if determination is travel done we spot much downside.

The 200-day moving mean looms ample astatine the $42 level, a bully 15% little than existent prices. Put successful a halt astatine $52.

This commentary is an excerpt from "5 Bearish Bets" a play diagnostic sent to subscribers of Trifecta Stocks. Click here to larn much astir this portfolio, trading ideas and marketplace commentary product.

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

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