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eMAGIN Corporation.... Not That Imaginary

04/15/04 09:35:37 AM
by Koos van der Merwe

In today's market, with the liberation and occupation of Iraq affecting the market adversely, it is not easy finding a company that looks interesting as far as good profits are concerned. Here is one possibility that has shown up quite clearly on my radar screen and looks very promising. It is worth the risk? You decide.

Security:   EMA
Position:   N/A

eMagin Corporation designs, develops, and markets virtual imaging system-on-a-chip solutions to enable the visual display of information, data, video, and games through a wide variety of mobile electronic devices and next-generation interactive virtual reality systems. The company looks interesting for the following reasons.

Figure 1: eMagin's candlestick chart.
Graphic provided by: AdvancedGET.
Graphic provided by: Metastock.
Looking at the chart you immediately see two consolidation triangles. The first one suggested a target of $2.84, which has already been exceeded. The second triangle suggests a target of $4.25. With the price of the stock at $2.42 as of the April 12th close, this is a good stock to purchase. I have shown in detail on the chart how I arrived at my target figures. But is now the correct time to buy shares? A look at the RSI indicator shows that although at point "A" on the indicator chart, the indicator gave a solid buy, when it broke the 32 level, at points "B'", "C", "D" and "E" the indicator flirted with the 40 level as a buy level. This could therefore suggest that eMagin is worth buying at the current price.

Figure 2: Point and figure chart of eMAGIN.

Looking at the point and figure chart however, you see that a very definite triple top has formed. The parameters I used are: Box size 0.1 on a 3 point reversal of the high low range. This suggests strong resistance, but, should the price rise above $2.33, we could see a target of $4.43, close enough to the target of $4.25 as calculated above.

The point and figure target was determined using the horizontal strategy as follows. There are seven columns in the width. The first down column leading to the consolidation is not counted. I then multiply the number of columns by the reversal points, in this case: 7 x 3 = 21. This is then multiplied by the box size: 21 x 0.1 = 2.1, added to the price at the triple top formation of $2.33 (2.33 + 2.10), which gives $4.43 .

A break then above $2.33 will be a major buy signal and the stock can be bought with confidence.

Koos van der Merwe

Has been a technical analyst since 1969, and has worked as a futures and options trader with First Financial Futures in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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