ShotSpotter: Amid Rethinks on Policing, Still Delivering Results and Value

Introduction I have supported and invested in precision policing and gunfire detection company ShotSpotter (SSTI) for four years. I have even attended an annual shareholder meeting, spoken with the CEO and other company executives, and received a tour of the Newark, CA headquarters. SSTI experienced its best trading days in a 1-year burst that took … Read more

ShotSpotter Stock Surges In Wake Of Sobering Report On Gun Violence

On the day of the take-over of the Capitol building in Washington D.C., gunshot detection company ShotSpotter (SSTI) languished as if nothing extraordinary happened. However, the next day, SSTI shot up 7.6%. The following day, SSTI gained another 5.3% and closed at an important 1 1/2 year high. A sobering report on gun violence is … Read more

ShotSpotter Gets Back to Business With Solid Earnings Results

Gun-fire detection company ShotSpotter (SSTI) is lagging the recovery in the general stock market. Even with a 28.3% post-earnings surge on Friday, the stock still trades below its April high. Yet, those earnings suggest that ShotSpotter is on track and successfully navigating its business through the COVID-19 pandemic. Earnings Results ShotSpotter has a lumpy business … Read more

Stock Market Hits Overbought with A Bullish Divergence – Above the 40 (August 7, 2020)

Stock Market Statistics AT40 = 72.2% of stocks are trading above their respective 40-day moving averages (DMAs) (1st day overbought)AT200 = 42.3% of stocks are trading above their respective 200DMAs VIX = 22.2Short-term Trading Call: cautiously bullish Stock Market Commentary The last overbought period ended in June. The volatility index (VIX) did not drop much … Read more

Stock Market Rebounds Deeply Into Overbought Trading Conditions – Above the 40 (May 8, 2020)

Stock Market Statistics AT40 = 82.3% of stocks are trading above their respective 40-day moving averages (DMAs) (overbought day #2)AT200 = 16.5% of stocks are trading above their respective 200DMAsVIX = 28.0Short-term Trading Call: neutral Stock Market Commentary Winners and losers are becoming more and more distinct in the stock market. While skeptics and bears … Read more

Stock Market Churn Continues As Volatility Resumes Its Decline – Above the 40 (April 24, 2020)

Stock Market Statistics AT40 = 45.0% of stocks are trading above their respective 40-day moving averages (DMAs) AT200 = 12.4% of stocks are trading above their respective 200DMAsVIX = 35.9Short-term Trading Call: cautiously bullish Stock Market Commentary Last week started on an ominous note with more historic plunges in oil prices. The stock market managed … Read more

ShotSpotter Stock Moves Wildly After Small Drop In Revenue Guidance

On March 16th, ShotSpotter (SSTI) released earnings guidance with a press release titled “ShotSpotter Responds to the Covid-19 Challenge” and the sub-title “Company Initiates Resiliency Plan to Maintain Gunshot Detection Services With a Remote and Distributed Incident Review Center.” After providing details on the emergency actions the company is taking in response to protecting the … Read more

ShotSpotter Experiences Growing Momentum for a Bottom

The day after ShotSpotter (SSTI) reported earnings last month, the stock gained 6.4%. The buyers returned for the next four days to confirm a breakout above resistance at the 50-day moving average (DMA). SSTI closed the week up 32.1% post-earnings, and the stock looks like it finally wants to bottom. The 50DMA is turning upward … Read more

ShotSpotter: A “Persnickety” Quarter Completes A Major Stock Reversal

“So I think, in hindsight, even though we’re getting all these encouraging signs, just dealing with the complexity of various kinds of national governments, their processes are more, I would say, kind of persnickety, time wise, and from a procurement point of view. So it’s just frankly, just taken longer than we anticipated. But the … Read more

ShotSpotter: Secondary Puts Investors In A Tough Spot

ShotSpotter (SSTI) has taken investors on a wild ride since peaking in September ahead of the big market breakdown in October. The stock made an amazing recovery off the December lows and, at one point, printed a near double. Unfortunately, a secondary offering of stock, priced at $44.90, may have put the lid on the … Read more