The Weekly chart shows just a slightly different perspective, suggesting that a good hard close above 3.00 will signal a breakout that targets 6-7:
Notice how the Volume bar from the most recent week's action is the highest volume since last December. Friday represents a 3-month breakout, a close over 3.00 represents a six-month breakout.
For our Confirmatory Fundamentals, Midway is indeed coming out with a Batman themed video game:
CHICAGO - April 18 , 2008 – Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer, today announced Mortal Kombat® vs. DC Universe, licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. When a cataclysmic force merges conquerors from two universes, conflict is inevitable. Kombat forces friends to fight, worlds to collide, and unlikely alliances to be forged. In order to save all they know, the heroes and villains of Mortal Kombat must wage war against the combined might of the DC Universe (DCU). How can either side prevail when rage blinds them to the dark threat poised to destroy them all?Also noteworthy, look at how Midway stacks up against Electronic Arts in terms of market cap versus annual revenues.
For the first time ever Scorpion, Sub Zero and the warriors from Midway's billion-dollar fighting franchise face off against Batman, Superman and other iconic and powerful DC Super Heroes, featuring signature attacks for both sides and a unique and intertwining storyline, written as a collaboration between the Mortal Kombat creative team and top comic scribes Jimmy Palmiotti (Painkiller Jane, Marvel Nights, Jonah Hex, 21 Down) and Justin Gray (Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, JLA Classified, Punisher Red X-Mas, The Resistance) MK vs. DCU is slated to ship for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in Fall 2008.
ERTS sells at about 5 times annual revenue, while MWY sells at less then 2 times revenue. If MWY traded at only 3 times revenue, it would be trading at about $6.00 per share. At 5 times revenue, about $9.00 per share.
Finally, look who else owns Midway:
Sumner Redstone's daughter, Sheri Redstone, is the Chairman of the Board of Midway Games. Whoever is calling the shots, shareholders should be in good hands, i.e. going forward, nothing bad will be allowed to happen.
All of this adds up to a pretty good bet here. MWY is a good trade at current levels, but a really good, almost great trade at any close above 3.00, especially on good volume. Of course there is no guarantee this will work and I allow for 50% of all my trades not to work. It's the 50% that do work that make this all worthwhile. MWY has all the characteristics I am looking for to end up in that winning 50% group.