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Oleksandr Pylypenko

Oleksandr began writing for Market Realist in 2019. He's a founder of an investment research team focused on biotech companies that represents a lot of "shots" on goal. He focuses his trade strategy around "special situations" (such as catalysts, potential acquisitions, or spin-offs) and how to make money from those catalysts, as direct stock purchases, combined with option-based approaches for risk minimization.

Disclosure: I am in full compliance with all ethics and other policies for Market Realist research analysts. I am not invested in securities that I cover on Market Realist.

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    Tech & Comm Services

    Why Microsoft Stock Could Rise after Earnings

    Over the past five trading sessions, Microsoft stock has closed in the red—making it very attractive for investors before today’s earnings announcement.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Agenus: Attractive Entry Level after Recent Pullback

    This year, Agenus (AGEN) stock has fluctuated widely. The clinical-stage biotechnology company’s stock fell from $3.88 in February to about $2.12 in August.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Micron’s Stock Rally Might Just Be Getting Started

    Micron stock (MU) continues to reach new highs on optimism surrounding a potential memory cycle recovery. It’s also beating the semiconductor industry.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Healthcare

    Will Genocea Stock Bounce Back? In-Depth Analysis

    Today, we’re taking a close look at Genocea (GNCA) to show why the stock could bounce back after fluctuating significantly over the last year.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Why Microsoft Stock Could Surge after Its Earnings

    Microsoft (MSFT) shares have returned 0.5% over the past month. The return shows that the company is outperforming the US software industry’s loss of 2.9%.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Why Nvidia Stock Could Keep Rising

    Some bullish options bets that woulc indicate that Nvidia stock may surge higher, rising by at least 11% in the coming weeks and months

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Facebook Stock Could Catch a Bull Bounce

    Facebook stock has started 2020 on a positive note. Now some options traders appear to be betting on the stock’s rise in the coming weeks and months.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Consumer

    Unusual Options Activity in TSLA and GE

    Let’s look at two stocks with unusual options activity: Tesla and GE. During Q4, Tesla delivered 92,550 Model 3 vehicles and 19,450 Model S and X cars.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    A Realistic View of AMD Stock after a Recent Rally

    AMD stock continues to reward investors, reaching a new high of $49.25 on Friday. The recent rally resulted from price target revisions.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Cannabis

    How to Buy Aurora Cannabis Stock with Minimal Risk

    Aurora Cannabis (ACB) had a tough 2019. With that said, let’s discuss a strategy that allows for entry into ACB with minimal risk and solid potential.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Cisco Systems’ Resurgence May Just Be Getting Started

    Cisco (CSCO) stock was under pressure in 2019 due to the US-China trade war. Options traders are betting on CSCO’s rise by the middle of March.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Healthcare

    AbbVie Stock Lags Biotech Industry—Is It Undervalued?

    AbbVie (ABBV) has returned 2.6% over the past year. AbbVie stock underperformed the US biotech industry, which returned 23.2% over the past year.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Apple: An Options Strategy if You Expect a Recession

    Apple (AAPL) closed trading at $293.65 on December 31, up 0.73% from the previous trading session. It added another 0.02% in after-hours trading.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Consumer

    Why Roku Shares Could Surge in the Short Term

    Roku shares (ROKU) have had an eventful year! They rose approximately 400% in 2019. However, the stock price fell more than 10% in December.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Consumer

    NIO and AAPL, Two Stocks with Unusual Options Activity

    Chinese electric car maker Nio (NIO) and US consumer-tech giant Apple (AAPL) have shown similarly unusual options activity this week.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Cannabis

    Why You Should Buy Aurora Cannabis Stock in 2020

    Options traders are betting that Aurora Cannabis stock will start to rise by the middle of March after some trying times for the company.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    An Attractive Entry Level for Microsoft Stock?

    It’s a good time to take a closer look at Microsoft stock after a price target revision, major institutional transactions, and recent options trades.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Why Amazon’s Stock Rally Could Continue in 2020

    Let’s look at Amazon’s recent options trades, analyst commentary, and technicals. We’ll determine if it’s worth buying at the current levels.  

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Can Nvidia Investors Expect More Upside in the Stock?

    Nvidia stock (NVDA) closed trading at $239.19 on December 26, up 0.24% from the previous trading session. Is there more upside ahead?

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Consumer

    Why Tesla Stock Still Has Big Upside Potential

    We’ve seen a spike of several bullish options transactions for Tesla stock over recent trading sessions—and these bets suggest the stock could surge.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Could Intel Stock Reach New Highs?

    Intel stock closed at $58.95 on December 20, up 1.71% from the previous trading session. This performance lagged the S&P 500’s 0.49% increase on the day.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Options Traders Bet on Sustained Snap Stock Rally

    Snap stock closed at $15.55 on December 20, marking a 0.58% rise from the previous day. This change lagged the S&P 500’s daily gain of 0.49%.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Why AMD Stock Could Outperform

    AMD stock closed at $44.15 on December 20, rising 3.08% from the previous day. AMD stock is reaching new highs on optimism related to potential chip gains.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Why AAPL Stock Could Take a Hit in 2020

    Apple (AAPL) closed at $279.74 yesterday, falling 0.24% from the previous trading session. This change lagged the S&P 500’s (SPX) 0.04% decrease on the day.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Is Microsoft Stock Going to Surge Higher?

    In the December 18 trading session, Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) stock traded at $155.42 as of this writing, up 0.43% from the previous session.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Industrials

    General Electric Options Traders Betting on a Bullish Jump

    General Electric stock has returned 0.2% over the past month, outperforming the US industrials industry. The industry returned -1.1% at the same time.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Much Higher Can Amarin Stock Surge?

    In the November 15 premarket trading session, Amarin Corporation (AMRN) stock rose more than 7%, caused by the FDA positive decision for Vascepa.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Should You Buy Sprint Stock after a Recent Pullback?

    On December 6, Sprint stock closed at $5.53, up 2.23% from the previous session. However, the S&P 500 returned only 0.91% on the day.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Micron Stock Will Fall, Says Technical Analysis

    Micron stock closed at $47.93 on Friday, rising 2.81% from the previous trading session. This change lagged the S&P 500’s (SPX) 0.91% increase on the day.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Options Traders Think AT&T Stock Will Climb Higher

    AT&T stock (T) closed trading at $38.10 on December 4, rising 1.44% from the previous trading session, and I’m seeing more upside ahead.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Is MSFT Overvalued? Technical Analysis Says Yes

    Options traders are making bullish bets that Microsoft stock (MSFT) will keep rising, but overvalued technicals could limit further upside.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Facebook Options Traders Think the Stock Can Rise More

    Over the past week, there have been several bullish bets placed on Facebook (FB) stock, suggesting that it could rise higher in the coming weeks and months.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Consumer

    Does Disney Stock Have Room to Grow after Its Rally?

    Disney stock closed at $151.58 on Friday, rising 0.07% from the previous trading session. Its share price spiked on optimism related to the Disney+ launch.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Alibaba Stock Has Options Traders Betting on a Jump

    Shares of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) closed at $200.82 in the latest trading session, marking a 3.14% rise from the previous day.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Consumer

    Uber Technical Analysis Suggests 2%–5% Upside 

    Earlier this afternoon, we looked at analysts’ ratings for Uber Technologies stock (UBER). Now we’ll follow up with some UBER technical analysis.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Cannabis

    Canopy Growth Technical Analysis Looks Bullish

    I’ll take a look at Canopy Growth’s technicals and options activity to see if the stock price currently represents an attractive entry level.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Will Apple Stock Reach New Heights?

    Let’s take a closer look at AAPL’s technicals and recent options trades to see if there’s upside on the horizon for Apple stock.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Fund Managers

    Twitter Stock Is Poised for a Rebound

    We take a close look at Twitter’s chart, options activity, and institutional transactions to see if the stock could rise in the coming weeks.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Cannabis

    Aurora Cannabis Technical Analysis: Rally Ahead?

    Aurora Cannabis technical analysis suggests that ACB stock could be in for a rise. But is there a good entry point right now?

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Cannabis

    Options Analysis: What’s Next for Aurora Cannabis Stock?

    In the November 14 trading session, Aurora Cannabis (ACB) stock fell 12.7% from the previous session during after-hours trading.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Consumer

    Disney Stock Options: Still a Great Buy after Disney+?

    Some options traders are betting large, bullish bets in favor of Disney stock and Disney+ in particular. Let’s take a closer look at the options.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Why Nvidia Stock Could Rise after Q3 Earnings

    Since my last article about Nvidia (NVDA), the stock has risen from $196.86 to $208.57. I expect a further rise after today’s earnings results.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Must-Knows about Tesla’s German Gigafactory 4

    During the Golden Steering Wheel awards ceremony, Tesla’s (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk revealed that Berlin was selected for the company’s next Gigafactory.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Energy & Utilities

    Energy Transfer Stock Is Oversold and Undervalued

    Energy Transfer stock (ET) has been under pressure due to a weak earnings season from MLPs, but its fundamentals are stronger than ever.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Cannabis

    Aurora Cannabis: Will Pricing Pressure Affect Its Q1?

    Shares of Aurora Cannabis rose 6.42% on November 8. Pricing pressure could remain a concern for the company ahead of its earnings release.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Is AMD’s High Price-to-Earnings a Concern after Q3? 

    AMD shares have appreciated since the Q3 earnings release. But is it worth investing right now, given AMD’s high price-to-earnings multiple?

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    On-the-Move Tech Stocks: GOOGL, AAPL, FIT

    Let’s take a look at three big tech stocks— Alphabet (GOOGL), Apple (AAPL), and Fitbit (FIT)—to see what’s driving them right now.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Should You Buy the Dip in Twitter Stock?

    In the November 1 trading session, Twitter stock (TWTR) is trading at $29.64, down 1.10% from the previous session. Is now the time to buy?

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Earnings Report

    Bristol-Myers Squibb Earnings: Time to Buy BMY Stock?

    Since my last article about Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY), the stock has risen from $50.22 to $57.96. Should you buy BMY on today’s Q3 earnings beat?

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Consumer

    Why Apple Stock Could Continue to Rise Post Q4

    After markets closed yesterday, Apple reported its fiscal 2019 fourth-quarter earnings results. Apple stock was up 3.6% in after-hours trading.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Industrials

    Is GE Stock Overbought after Q3 Earnings?

    General Electric (GE) stock is rocketing during today’s trading session after third-quarter earnings. But is a longer-term surge in the cards?

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Consumer

    Buy the Dip: Alphabet and Shopify’s Unwarranted Sell-Off

    Alphabet (GOOG)(GOOGL) and Shopify (SHOP) stocks have been under pressure since underwhelming earnings results. But let’s take a closer look.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Microsoft’s JEDI Win Could Be a Gamechanger

    Microsoft’s JEDI (Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure) cloud contract win was an upset for Amazon and its Amazon Web Services division.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Will Sprint Stock Jump Following Merger Approval?

    The merger between Sprint (S) and T-Mobile (TMUS) has been slowly getting regulatory approval, so you should expect a Sprint stock breakout.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Micron Stock Could Keep Rising despite Distractions 

    Micron stock has returned 28.1% over the past year. This shows that the company is matching the US semiconductor industry gain of 28.3%.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Nvidia Stock Could Be Poised for a Breakout 

    Since my last article about NVDA, Why Nvidia Stock Could Keep Rising, the stock has risen from $186.91 to $196.86. Is a big breakout in the cards?

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Consumer

    Why Ford Stock’s Decline Could Just Be Starting

    Ford stock (F) is down 7% today after yesterday’s earnings release. Here’s what’s driving the sell-off—and why it could just be the beginning.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Cannabis

    Is Aphria’s Q1 Earnings Beat Story Overblown?

    In yesterday’s trading session, Aphria stock (APHA) closed up, and Aphria is up over 20% since earnings on October 15. Is the market too bullish?

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    PayPal Stock: Buy the Dip before Earnings

    PayPal stock (PYPL) is trading down today. With earnings due after the market closes, you should buy PayPal stock on the current dip.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Cannabis

    Aurora Cannabis Stock: What Options Traders Expect

    We discuss Aurora Cannabis’s price target cut as well as recent options trades—and what ACB investors can expect from the stock this week.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Selling AMD Stock? The Rally Could Go On

    Since my last article about AMD, the stock has risen from $28.38 to $30.97. These technical indicators show why AMD stock could rise further.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Industrials

    Boeing Options Traders Betting on Q3 Earning Miss

    Boeing is slated to report its Q3 earnings on October 23, before the opening bell. Wall Street analysts expect BA‘s earnings to fall 36.9%.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Netflix Stock: The Decline May Just Be Starting

    Netflix is down 6.1% today, and some traders are actively betting that Netflix stock will plunge in the coming weeks and months. Here’s why.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Consumer

    Alibaba Options Traders Betting on a Bullish Jump 

    In the October 18 trading session, Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) stock is trading at $170.14, down 3.79% from the previous session.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Consumer

    General Electric Stock: Be Careful, Investors

    Some traders are actively betting that General Electric stock (GE) will fall in the coming weeks. Here’s why caution is warranted.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Tesla: Why Demand Could Be a Concern

    Tesla’s (TSLA) demand trend slid after its October earnings. An analysis of the options market suggests that some traders expect its stock to drop soon.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Intel Stock Could Jump after Earnings

    Intel stock (INTC) has returned 0.2% over the past month, outperforming the US semiconductor industry, and it could surge after earnings. Here’s why.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Cannabis

    Aurora Cannabis Stock Is Gearing Up for a Breakout

    On October 15, Aurora Cannabis closed at $3.76, up 7.12% from the previous session. This performance lagged the S&P 500’s 1.00% rise on the day.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Financials

    Will Bank of America Stock Keep Rising after Earnings?

    Over the past few days, we’ve seen several bullish bets suggesting that Bank of America stock could keep climbing higher after earnings tomorrow.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Much Higher Can GM Stock Climb?

    Over the past few days, there have been several bullish bets placed on GM stock, suggesting that it could climb higher in the coming weeks and months.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Why AMD Stock Could Surge after Its Q3 Earnings

    Some options traders are actively betting that AMD stock will rise after the company reports its Q3 earnings at the end of October. Let’s look closer.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Snap Stock: An End in Sight to the Recent Decline?

    Snap’s (SNAP) recent decline may be coming to an end. The stock has fallen about 20% since mid-September despite no big company-specific news.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Healthcare

    Bristol-Myers Squibb: Could BMY Stock Surge Higher?

    Is Bristol-Myers Squibb stock undervalued, and could it surge higher anytime soon? Find out why further upside is possible for BMY.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Does AT&T Stock still Have Room To Grow in 2019?

    Shares of AT&T (T) have returned 5.2% over recent months, outperforming the US telecom industry’s gain of 4.5% at the same time. What’s next?

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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