Editor's Note:

Additional Trading Ideas:

In addition to tonight's new candidate(s), consider these stocks as possible trading ideas and watch list candidates. Many of these need to see a break past key support or resistance:

(bullish ideas) QUAD, GNRC, HCI, LAD, HMST, RUE, NTGR, POWI, ORCL, LOW, LLTC, BECN, WWD



NEW BULLISH Plays

Acorda Therapeutics - ACOR - close: 27.96 change: +0.17

Stop Loss: 27.25
Target(s): 31.00
Current Gain/Loss: unopened

Entry on January -- at $--.--
Listed on January 19, 2012
Time Frame: 3 to 4 weeks
Average Daily Volume = 417 thousand
New Positions: Yes, see below

Company Description

Why We Like It:
ACOR is a biotech firm. The stock exploded higher in early January. Since then shares have been consolidating sideways in a more neutral pennant-shaped pattern. That's like due to $28.00 being long-term resistance for the stock. I am suggesting a trigger to open bullish positions at $28.50. More aggressive traders could jump in early above Thursday's high of $28.24. If triggered our target is $31.00 but we'll cut this play short and plan to exit prior to the mid February earnings report (not confirmed yet).

Trigger @ 28.50

Suggested Position: buy ACOR stock @ (trigger)

Annotated chart:



Gulfport Energy - GPOR - close: 41.10 change: +0.85

Stop Loss: 38.45
Target(s): 44.50
Current Gain/Loss: unopened

Entry on January -- at $--.--
Listed on January 19, 2012
Time Frame: 4 to 6 weeks
Average Daily Volume = 1.0 million
New Positions: Yes, see below

Company Description

Why We Like It:
Shares of this energy company have rallied to new all-time, record highs. Traders have consistently bought the dips and now GPOR is breaking out. I am suggesting new bullish positions now, at current levels. We'll start with a stop loss at $38.45. Our multi-week target is $44.50. Keep in mind that GPOR doesn't move super fast and we will plan to exit prior to its late February earnings report.

Suggested Position: buy GPOR stock @ (the open)

Annotated chart: