Why Are Tech Stocks Dropping and Will They Rebound?
A Look at CenturyLink’s Dividend Yield and Outlook
CenturyLink (CTL) stock was at $13.16 on December 24. This is down 0.23% from the previous session. However, CenturyLink generates robust free cash flow.
What to Expect from eBay’s Q2 Earnings Results
eBay (EBAY) is set to announce its second-quarter earnings results on Wednesday. Analysts expect it to post revenue of $2.67 billion in the quarter.
What’s Expected for ServiceNow Stock in Q2 2019
Earnings season is here, and analysts and investors are waiting with bated breath to see if companies meet Wall Street estimates. FactSet data suggests most companies’ earnings will decline, particularly in the technology sector. However, several companies, especially in the mid-cap category, are seeing robust revenue and earnings growth. Enterprise software provider ServiceNow (NOW) is one […]
Yet Another Analyst Cautions about Tech Slowdown
AB Bernstein analyst Tony Sacconaghi has warned investors to stay away from tech stocks with high valuations.
Dropbox Is Up Over 20.0% in 2019: How the Market Compares
Shares of leading cloud storage company Dropbox have gained close to 13.0% since April 2019. Dropbox shares have now gained 20.5% since the start of 2019.
HP Stock Has Underperformed the Broader Indexes This Year
Shares of leading hardware technology company HP (HPQ) have gained close to 11.2% since the start of June. Despite its recent gains, HP has risen just 1.5% since the start of 2019.
How the Tech Sector Looks as We Enter a Downturn
Tech stocks have continued to underperform broader markets. The tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite fell 0.8% yesterday, while the S&P 500 fell 0.7%.
Intuit Stock Has Outperformed Broader Markets This Year
Intuit (INTU), a financial technology solutions company, has risen over 27.0% in 2019.
Why Qualcomm Has Fallen More than 25% since May 3
Qualcomm (QCOM) stock soared ~50% in five sessions in April after the company’s two-year litigations with Apple were called off.
Palo Alto Networks Stock Slumped 5.4% Yesterday
Palo Alto Networks (PANW) fell 5.4% on May 23 to close trading at $215.79.
Why Tech Stocks Had to Fall Sooner or Later
Tech stocks underperformed again on May 20 after the trade spat escalated, with Huawei in the eye of the storm.
New IPO’s Getting Crushed Today
Recent IPO’s are piling up big losses as the market shifts to risk off rather dramatically.
Can the NASDAQ Composite Index Sustain Its Current Trajectory?
On Friday, April 26, the NASDAQ Composite Index (QQQ) closed at 8,146.4, a fresh all-time high.
The Markets Have Been Treading Water for the Last Ten Sessions
For most of 2019, stocks have seen either steep gains or steep losses from session to session.
Which FAANG Stock Will Sit on the Iron Throne?
With earnings around the corner, which FAANG stock will perform the best?
Earnings Season Could Bring Stocks Back to Reality
Apple’s (AAPL) revenue shrank 7.2% YoY (year-over-year) during the December quarter, and analysts estimate that its revenue fell 6.9% YoY to $57.39 billion during its fiscal 2019 second quarter.
Markets Crash in 1Q – April Fool’s
Decent earnings combined with low expectations are fueling rally after rally – not to mention the ever elusive promise of a China deal.
Why Stock Markets Fell on March 22
After rising for most of last week, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index fell 2.5% on Friday, March 22.
Why the NASDAQ Reached a Five-Month High on March 20
The tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite Index (QQQ) is on track to post its 12th weekly gain in 13 weeks.
The 90’s Called. They Want to Know Why You Are Buying Oracle.
Oracle’s shiny 90’s buildings Really? Larry Ellison: yacht racing and a $50 million Japanese-style house. Sweet. But is the stock really a buy now? Sure they bought Netsuite so Netsuite would stock eating their lunch. And sure they are a cloud company now. But it seems to me like the bulk of what they do […]
Tesla Stock: Elon Musk and SEC Legal Battle Takes a Toll
While the legal battle between Musk and the SEC continues, it’s hurting investors’ sentiments and driving Tesla stock down in March.
Is the SEC Infringing Elon Musk’s Free Speech?
In a tweet on February 19, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the company “will make around 500k in 2019.” Mush is facing legal action from the SEC.
You Really Want To Be Buying Apple Now?
It’s not like Apple (AAPL) is super expensive on the face of it…
Welcome (Back) To the Stock Market Clown Show
With the major indices pushing higher and higher, we need to again look at whether any new money should be put to work here.
NASDAQ Continues to Slide, Bull Markets Approach 10th Anniversary
Tech stocks and broader markets have been on a roll this year despite risks. However, the tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite Index (QQQ), as well as the broader S&P 500 Index (SPY), fell for the third consecutive session.
The NASDAQ Just Crossed a Key Level
Markets rallied on February 22 following more signs of a trade deal between the two biggest economies, the United States and China, and the Fed’s dovish tone at a meeting.
Sell or Short Deckers, Cintas, and Garmin NOW
Don’t sell all of your stocks and head for the hills, but do add some shorts to the group or at least sell these silly stocks that lifted all boats.
The Volatility Index Suggests the Markets Are Complacent Again
Tech stocks edged higher yet again on February 20, extending the gains in the NASDAQ as the markets closely examined the Fed’s tone.
What Could Drive the NASDAQ as It Approaches Resistance
US tech stocks and broader markets continued to move higher yesterday, with the tech-rich NASDAQ Composite (QQQ) inching up 0.19% after eight weeks of gains.
Have US Equity Indexes Made Oil’s Fall Sharper?
The Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK) rose 2%. XLK was the outperformer among sector-based SPDR ETFs.
Tech Stocks Bounce Back: Will the Rally Continue?
December was horrible for technology stocks, with the tech-rich NASDAQ Composite falling 9.5%. However, the index has since rebounded by 19.1%, demonstrating tech stocks’ resilience.
Where’s the NASDAQ Headed in the Near Term?
After sinking over 1% on January 22, the tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite Index edged up 0.08% on January 23 after seeing a strong start.
Why Tech Stocks Surged on January 15
Tech stocks recovered on January 15 led by stellar rallies in the FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Alphabet’s Google) stocks.
Tech Stocks Fell Again: Solid Stock Selection Is Critical in 2019
The NASDAQ Composite Index has recovered since Christmas, but the index fell by nearly 1% on Monday, January 14.
Investing Defensively Can Lose You a Fortune
I bet you may have heard a lot about investing defensively while the market faded.
2018 Was the Worst Year for Stocks since the Financial Crisis
2018, especially the second half, was a rough year for stocks. In fact, it was the worst year for stocks in a decade.
Will the Rebound in Oil Prices Be Short-Lived?
On December 26, US crude oil active futures settled at $46.22 per barrel—8.7% higher than the lowest closing level since June 21, 2017.
XPO Logistics: Remember When Home Depot and Amazon Wanted to Buy It?
Remember when Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) was said to be circling XPO Logistics Inc. (NYSE: XPO) to prevent Amazon Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) from buying it? Well, I do. Here’s a stroll down memory lane.
Why XPO Logistics Inc. Is Tanking Over 17%
XPO Logistics Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is down over 17% following a report by famed short-seller Spruce Point Capital Management. Here’s what you need to know.
Trump Makes Stock Market Bleed Again Saying “I am a Tariff Man”
The decline in the market today has more than erased yesterday’s gains. Here’s one reason why.
3 Stocks Up Over 3% on U.S.-China Trade Talks
Agricultural equipment stocks are getting a boost following a White House press release noting that China will begin purchasing ag products from U.S. farmers immediately. Here’s what you need to know.
Why Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. Is Tanking Over 14%
Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. (NYSE: SFM) is down over 14% in early trading following its announcement of a leadership change. Here’s what you need to know.
FAANG’s Funk Turns into Full-Blown Bear
Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN), Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX), and Alphabet (Nasdaq: GOOGL)(Nasdaq: GOOG) are all officially in a bear market. Here’s how far each has fallen from their hights.
Why Lumentum Holdings Inc. Is Tanking over 30%
Lumentum Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: LITE) is tanking after it revised its outlook. Here’s what you need to know.
Why Apptio Inc. Is up Over 50% Today
Apptio Inc. (Nasdaq: APTI) is up over 50% on news that it has agreed to be acquired. Here’s what you need to know.
Election Over, Market Still Undecided
We know the nation is politically divided, and now the market is showing us its split personality as well.
5 Stocks Making Big Moves in Today’s Trading Session
Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO), SendGrid Inc. (NYSE: SEND), Turtle Beach Corp. (Nasdaq: HEAR), Match Group Inc. (Nasdaq: MTCH), and Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NYSE) are making big moves in today’s trading session. Here’s what you need to know.
3 Stocks That Are Up or Down Over 7% in Early Trading
PayPal Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: PYPL), eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY), and Skechers USA Inc. (NYSE: SKX) are making big moves this morning. Here’s what you need to know about each.
BAML Survey Says These Are the Most Crowded Trades Right Now
Concerns about tech stocks have been rising lately.
Equinix’s Latest Performance and Future Projections
Equinix’s (EQIX) revenue rose at a four-year CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 19% to $4.4 billion in 2017.
A Look at Citrix Systems’ 2018 and Beyond
Citrix Systems’ (CTXS) revenue fell at a four-year CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 1% to $2.8 billion in 2017.
A Review of the Latest Developments at F5 Networks
F5 Networks’ (FFIV) revenue rose at a four-year CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 9% to $2.1 billion in fiscal 2017.
A Closer Look at Adobe’s Latest
Adobe’s (ADBE) revenue rose at a four-year CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 16% to $7.3 billion in fiscal 2017.
A Closer Look at Cadence Design Systems
Cadence Design Systems’ (CDNS) revenue rose at a four-year CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 7% to $1.9 billion in 2017.
Analyzing Intuit’s Recent News and Financials
Intuit’s (INTU) revenue rose at a four-year CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 7% to $6 billion in fiscal 2018, which ended on July 31.
CPI Underwhelms Today: Will the Market Heave a Sigh of Relief?
The US consumer price index (or CPI) for September was released today at 8:30 AM EST. Inflation numbers were weaker-than-expected.
As Tech Leads the Market Decline, What Are Investors Eyeing?
Technology companies are the ones leading the current market decline. Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX), and Apple (AAPL) stocks took a sound beating yesterday.
Does the Sell-Off Imply Market Repositioning for Lower Growth?
The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index tumbled more than 800 points yesterday as Treasury yields continued their upward march.
Market Might Be Setting the Stage for a Bigger Crash
Avoid the market trap In the previous part of this series, we discussed why investors shouldn’t fall prey to a minor market bounce back and enter long positions. Investors should remember that market rallies often witness downside corrections followed by a rally extension. In similar fashion, the market sell-off could be followed by a minor bounce […]
Minor Market Rebounds Could Be a Trap
In the auto industry, Ferrari (RACE) and Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) fell 8.8% and 5.3%, respectively, on October 10.
Tech ETFs Saw Major Impact on October 10
On October 10, Wall Street had its worst day in eight months. The sell-off was driven by investor concerns about rising interest rates.
US Equities Down on Rising Rate Fears: Watch Out for CPI Next
Increasing interest rates spooked investors again today as US stocks dropped sharply amid rising Treasury yields.
Support Levels to Watch in the S&P 500 as the Sell-Off Continues
As of 12:30 PM EDT on October 10, the S&P 500 Index has fallen 1.4%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has fallen 1.4%.
Will Equity Valuations Pass the Stress Test of Rising Bond Yields?
For the last few days, the bond markets have seen sell-offs due to stronger-than-expected economic data and hawkish comments from the Federal Reserve.
Is US Dollar Outlook Dimming on ‘De-Dollarization’ Concerns?
The US dollar (UUP) has been on a fairly upward trajectory in 2018 thus far.
Is the Market Worried about an Overheating US Economy?
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s speech did little to assuage investors’ concerns regarding the overheating of the US economy.
Sell-Off in US Stocks as US Treasury Yields Soar
On October 3, US bond yields (BND) soared due to a bond sell-off. The sell-off continued on October 4, though at a slower pace.
US Unemployment at 49-Year Low: How Did the Markets React?
The US jobs report for September was released on October 5. September’s unemployment rate is the lowest level in the last 49 years.
Why Akamai Technologies Stock Fell 5% Yesterday
Akamai Technologies (AKAM) stock fell 5% on October 4 and closed at $66.32. It’s currently trading 34% above its 52-week low of $49.59.
Amazon’s Hike Could Increase the US Economy’s Wage Growth
Amazon (AMZN) announced that it will increase the minimum wage for its US workers to $15 per hour starting next month.
Look for These Clues in the September Jobs Report
The Department of Labor is scheduled to release the September figures for the US (VTI) employment situation on October 5.
A Look at ServiceNow’s Stock Returns
ServiceNow (NOW) stock is trading at $197.61, which is 76.0% above its 52-week low of $112.43 and 4.0% below its 52-week high of $206.30.
US Economy: Are Investors Ignoring the Trade War Risks?
Jamie Dimon mentioned that while the price increases from the trade war are detrimental, the bigger problem will be the second-order effects.
When Will Fed Tightening Start to Hurt the US Economy?
Fed chair Jerome Powell said US companies are becoming more worried about the impact of tariffs and trade wars.
Why the US Markets Fell after Fed Chair Powell’s Speech
The US stock markets turned negative before the market closed yesterday after fully assessing Fed chair Jerome Powell’s speech.
Analysts and Gold Stocks: Five They Love and Five Not So Much
Gold investors have been puzzled by the way gold prices are falling amid ramped-up trade tensions and emerging market crises.
Rate Hike Could Impact US Equity Markets and Gold
In the past few years, one of the factors fueling US equity markets has been cheap money. The end of easy money could put the brakes on the economy.
Is the Tech Rally Over?
The amazing bull run in tech stocks may be showing signs of slowing down.
How the Latest Tariffs Could Affect US Businesses and Consumers
Both US (SPY) (IVV) businesses and consumers are expected to be negatively affected by the most recent round of trade tariffs.
Trade War Gets Ugly as President Trump Ups the Ante
Yesterday, President Trump imposed a 10% tariff on $200 billion worth of goods from China.
Could China Disrupt US Supply Chains in Retaliation?
Amid the US-China (MCHI) trade tension, investors should note that bilateral trade between the countries is lopsided—China imports far fewer goods from the United States than it exports.
US Businesses Are Ready to Take on Trump’s Tariffs
Several companies have taken a hit on their earnings after Trump’s Section 232 tariffs lifted US steel prices and physical aluminum premiums to multiyear highs.
Will China’s Record Surplus with US Intensify Trade War?
China’s trade surplus with the US hit a record of $31 billion in August.
Equity Markets Open in Red as Wage Growth Stokes Rate Hike Fears
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released US (IVV) employment data for August today.
What Drove Weibo’s Gross Margin in Q2 2018?
Weibo’s (WB) cost of revenue rose 23% YoY to $61.8 million in the second quarter of 2018.
How Weibo’s Operating Margins Look
Weibo’s (WB) operating expenses increased by 15% and 49% in 2016 and 2017, respectively.
Here’s What’s Impacting BlackBerry Stock
On September 5, BlackBerry (BB) stock fell 6.3% to close at $9.97.
What Does the Market Expect from the August Jobs Report?
The August figures for the US (VTI) employment situation from the US Department of Labor are due on September 7.
Gold: Support or Pressure from Emerging Markets and Trade War?
In August, gold prices saw a fifth consecutive monthly decline, which is the longest streak in the last five and a half years.
Gold Suffers as ISM Manufacturing Index Shines
As of 11:00 AM ET today, the SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD) was down 0.6%. Gold prices were already under pressure.
This Fall’s Opportune Sectors—besides Technology
As summer winds down, what sectors (other than technology) are interesting?
How Dropbox Stock Has Performed
Dropbox’s IPO price was $21. The stock is currently trading at $27.16, which indicates a 29% rise compared to the company’s IPO price.
Valuation is Going to Get the Market…Eventually
Macro events are always overblown I wrote last week that I did not think Trump’s legal woes would affect the market (SPY) much. I also said two weeks ago that Turkey wouldn’t either. Macro worries are almost always overblown. So far, so good. Yes, volume is low, but market participation is broad and stocks are […]
A September Rate Hike Is Almost Certain—Beyond That, It’s Murky
On August 22, the Fed released the minutes from the meeting it held from July 31 to August 1.
Who Are the Major e-Commerce Players in China?
China’s (FXI) online retail market is expected to become the first trillion-dollar e-commerce market by 2022.
Which Gold Miners Show Upside Potential after Q2 2018?
In this series, we’ll take a closer look at how senior gold miners performed in the second quarter and what this means going forward.
BAML Survey: Fund Managers Most Bullish on US Stocks in 15 Months
In this series, we’ll look at fund managers’ most crowded trades and top concerns according to a survey by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
An Insight into Nvidia’s Dividend for 2018
Nvidia’s revenue grew 66% to $3.2 billion in the fiscal quarter ended April 29. Growth was mainly driven by the GPU segment.
Why HP Stock Has Risen 15.5% in 2018
HP (HPQ) stock has returned 26% in the last 12 months, 4% in the last month, and 6.3% in the last three months.