Sanmina-SCI (SANM)

Company

"Sanmina-SCI is a leading EMS provider focused on delivering complete end-to-end manufacturing capabilities and highly complex solutions to technology companies around the world." (company website)

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SANM 4-month chart
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SANM 1-year chart

Buy

I hope I don't regret this! I've been watching SANM for a couple of weeks now and think I see signs of further price gains. It has risen sharply since the March bottom; it recently pulled back below the 50-day moving average; the Bollinger bands have narrowed sharply again for the second time in two months; November earnings were a pleasant surprise against Expectations; it is in its sixth consecutive up-day.

  • Percentage price oscillator (PPO) — diverging above the signal line
  • Volume — solid volumes on recent price gains

Based on technical analysis, MarketEdge calls SANM an "avoid," despite "mildly improving conditions," noting that it is "overbought" and is "not a buy candidate."

That appeals to the contrarian in me! The last time SANM traded near the $10 level was back in 2008.

Sell

gain Bottom line
-3%

The price rise that I anticipated just isn't happening, so I bailed out to limit the loss.