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Bearish Bets: 3 Big Name Stocks You Should Consider Shorting This Week

Each week we identify names that look bearish and may present interesting investing opportunities on the short side.

Using technical analysis of the charts of those stocks, and, when appropriate, recent actions and grades from TheStreet’s Quant Ratings, we zero in on three names.

While we will not be weighing in with fundamental analysis, we hope this piece will give investors interested in stocks on the way down a good starting point to do further homework on the names.

Nvidia Isn’t Computing

Nvidia Corp. (NVDA) recently was downgraded to Hold with a C+ rating by TheStreet’s Quant Ratings.

Action Alerts PLUS recently cut this name due to a severe breakdown and poor earnings, and the semiconductor maker was downgraded by Quant Ratings as the technicals continue to erode badly. Money flow is back to negative, and while a few up sessions might alleviate some of the oversold condition the trend is clearly down.

The cloud is red and moving average convergence divergence (MACD) is on a sell signal while the chart shows a consistent flow of lower highs and lower lows. When does it stop? That’s not our concern.

Put in a stop at $155 and target the $105 area.

Constellation Brands Goes Flat

Constellation Brands Inc. (STZ) recently was downgraded to Hold with a C+ rating by TheStreet’s Quant Ratings

The beer, wine and spirits maker generally is one of those go-to names during good and bad times, but its chart is starting to become challenged. The support line (rising) has been helpful of late, but we can see clearly the double top formed from April and August, with high volume around those two rejection areas. This 200-day moving average test is critical for the bulls, but it may not hold for long.

MACD is on a sell signal while money flow is leaking out of the faucet. We easily can see more downside; put in a stop at $250 and target the $227 area.

Kraft Heinz Looks Cheesy

Kraft Heinz Co. (KHC) recently was downgraded to Hold with a C+ rating by TheStreet’s Quant Ratings.

The food and beverage maker remains under pressure, and with a series of lower highs and lower lows the trend is clearly down.

Take a look at money flow, which has flipped bearish, while the MACD is on a sell signal. Also, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) is bending downward with a steep slope, telling us more downside pressure is coming.

The recent pull-up is an excellent spot to start a short; target the $29 area and set a stop at $36 just in case.

(Real Money contributor Bob Lang is co-portfolio manager of TheStreet’s Action Alerts PLUS. Want to be alerted before AAP buys or sells stocks? Learn more now.)

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