Wall Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

Wall Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$CVX, $XEC, $DOCU, $GE, $MSFT, $TSLA Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  Wall Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is the list for Friday, 24 January, as follows: Chevron Corp. (NYSE:CVX) was raised to Sector Outperform from Sector Perform at Scotiabank. Chevron closed at […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB), Amazon and Apple set records in annual spending on lobbying

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB), Amazon and Apple set records in annual spending on lobbying

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB), Amazon and Apple set records in annual spending on lobbying Facebook Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and Apple Inc. spent record amounts on lobbying in 2019, with Mark Zuckerberg’s social-media company leading the so-called FAANG companies in outlays aimed at influencing Washington, according to disclosures filed late Tuesday. Facebook FB, -0.70% shelled out $16.7 million […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Exceeds $100 Billion Market Cap in Latest Stock Rally

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Exceeds $100 Billion Market Cap in Latest Stock Rally

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Exceeds $100 Billion Market Cap in Latest Stock Rally Tesla’s stock reached an all-time high on Wednesday when it opened at $571 per share, hoisting the company over the $100 billion market cap and making it the most valuable U.S. carmaker. Globally it comes in second behind only Toyota. The market cap […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Stock Could Climb Further

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Stock Could Climb Further

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Stock Could Climb Further With Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) stock just off its 52-week high, is now a good time to buy the shares? After treading water in the middle of 2019, Alibaba stock has rallied since November, with investors no longer discounting the company due to the trade war. As a […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) – US Indexes End Mostly Flat Again on Thursday

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) – US Indexes End Mostly Flat Again on Thursday

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) – US Indexes End Mostly Flat Again on Thursday The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 29,160.09 on Thursday with a loss of 26.18 points or -0.09%. The S&P 500 closed at 3,325.54 for a gain of 3.79 points or 0.11%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 9,402.48 for a gain […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) edges to record as investors monitor China virus

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) edges to record as investors monitor China virus

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) edges to record as investors monitor China virus Wall Street stocks finished mostly higher on Thursday (Jan 23), with the Nasdaq edging to a fresh record, despite worries over the coronavirus in China. Stocks opened solidly lower on worries the sickness could spread and dent the global economy. But sentiment shifted after […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) s Quietly Expanding its Artificial Intelligence Ecosystem

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) s Quietly Expanding its Artificial Intelligence Ecosystem

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) s Quietly Expanding its Artificial Intelligence Ecosystem Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) recently acquired Xnor.ai, a Seattle-based start-up that develops low-power, edge-based artificial intelligence tools. Apple didn’t disclose the terms of the deal, but GeekWire claimed that the deal was worth about $200 million. Apple reportedly paid a similar amount for Turi, another Seattle-based company that […]

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) seeks restraining order on Pentagon’s $10 billion contract with Microsoft

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) seeks restraining order on Pentagon’s $10 billion contract with Microsoft

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) seeks restraining order on Pentagon’s $10 billion contract with Microsoft The U.S Department of Defense had announced its plans of increasing efforts towards ensuring better, easier, and efficient access for the U.S military to technology and data from remote locations in 2019. The contract worth $10 billion was named Joint Enterprise Defense […]

2020: Ferrari’ (NYSE:RACE) Portofino, an Everyday Supercar

2020: Ferrari’ (NYSE:RACE) Portofino, an Everyday Supercar

$RACE The effortlessness of the Portofino’s steering and available added tech, such as parking-assist cameras and a touch-screen user interface, make the Portofino Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) most driveable car ever. The Portofino has a new sister car, the Roma Coupe, with a new interior design and updated UX, featuring a touch screen in the center stack. […]

Goldie Says Stocks Can Go Higher

Goldie Says Stocks Can Go Higher

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Some on Wall Street see a sharp reversal hitting this year’s stock market rally now that fast-money quants have ramped up their speculative bets. But the real money has the potential to come in and lead even if these systematic players slow down. Tepid inflows into mutual funds and exchange-traded […]

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) closes lower in line with regional markets

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) closes lower in line with regional markets

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) closes lower in line with regional markets Bursa Malaysia ended lower today, dragged by losses in index-linked heavyweights like Maybank, Tenaga and Petronas Chemicals, in line with the bearish performance of regional markets. At 5 pm, the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) fell 3.54 points to 1,574.44 from yesterday’s […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks plunge over virus scare

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks plunge over virus scare

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks plunge over virus scare Hong Kong equities tumbled on Thursday morning trade as investors took flight over the deadly Sars-like virus that has spread from the mainland. The Hang Seng Index fell 1.7 percent, to 27,872 at the break. On the mainland, the Shanghai Composite Index fell 2.4 percent, […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) falls 0.9% as China virus fears hit miners & travel stocks

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) falls 0.9% as China virus fears hit miners & travel stocks

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) falls 0.9% as China virus fears hit miners & travel stocks Fears of the economic impact from a coronavirus contagion in China grew today, sending the UK stock market down nearly 1%. The FTSE 100 gave up 0.9% or 64 points to close at 7,507, its steepest grop in nearly two […]

DAX PERFORMANCE-INDEX (.GDAXI) struggles to hold onto record territory

DAX PERFORMANCE-INDEX (.GDAXI) struggles to hold onto record territory

DAX PERFORMANCE-INDEX (.GDAXI) struggles to hold onto record territory German stocks had a slippery hold on record territory Wednesday, as equities across Europe struggled to make gains amid lingering concerns over the spread of China’s coronavirus. The German DAX 30 index (DX:DAX) pushed into record territory earlier in the day, rising to a high of 13,640.06, […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) drops from record high as investors take profits

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) drops from record high as investors take profits

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) drops from record high as investors take profits The ASX 200 dropped 0.6 per cent to 7,088 points at its close. Losses were seen across the board, with energy and industrial stocks leading the falls. “It’s still the best month we’ve had in more than eight years and the best start […]

Wuhan virus scare pushes Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) down 1.5 percent

Wuhan virus scare pushes Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) down 1.5 percent

Wuhan virus scare pushes Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) down 1.5 percent Hong Kong equities closed sharply lower on Thursday as investors took flight over the deadly Sars-like virus that has spread from China. The Hang Seng Index fell 1.5 percent, to end at 27,909. Travel sector and airline shares were hit badly . […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Inflation Rises In December

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Inflation Rises In December

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Inflation Rises In December Singapore’s consumer price inflation rose more-than-expected in December, data from the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Ministry of Trade and Industry showed on Thursday. The consumer price index rose 0.8 percent year-on-year in December, following a 0.6 percent increase in November. Economists had expected a 0.7 […]

Wall Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

Wall Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$TARA, $AVGO, $CSCO, $CFG, $KOF, $IBM, $V Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  Wall Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is the list for Thursday, 23 January, as follows: ArTara Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:TARA) was started with a Buy rating and a45 target price at […]

Facebook, Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) withheld data that could prove refugee’s innocence in murder case, attorneys say

Facebook, Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) withheld data that could prove refugee’s innocence in murder case, attorneys say

Facebook, Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) withheld data that could prove refugee’s innocence in murder case, attorneys say Omar Ameen is an Iraqi refugee accused of carrying out an ISIS hit in Iraq in 2014 before coming to the United States. His attorneys claim he’s innocent, and was actually 600 miles away at the time of murder […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Exceeds $100 Billion Market Cap in Latest Stock Rally

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Exceeds $100 Billion Market Cap in Latest Stock Rally

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Exceeds $100 Billion Market Cap in Latest Stock Rally Tesla’s stock reached an all-time high on Wednesday when it opened at $571 per share, hoisting the company over the $100 billion market cap and making it the most valuable U.S. carmaker. Globally it comes in second behind only Toyota. The market cap […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) trillion-dollar mark won’t be the end of the near-term gains in stock, according to history

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) trillion-dollar mark won’t be the end of the near-term gains in stock, according to history

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) trillion-dollar mark won’t be the end of the near-term gains in stock, according to history Alphabet topped the $1 trillion mark in market capitalization last week, becoming the fourth technology company — behind Apple, Microsoft and Amazon — to hit this milestone. Alphabet shares have jumped over 10% in the past month […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Still Rise Despite Mixed Bag With Earnings

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Still Rise Despite Mixed Bag With Earnings

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Still Rise Despite Mixed Bag With Earnings With more marquee companies, including some members of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, stepping into the earnings confessional over the last 24 hours, there were ample headlines to move stocks Wednesday. While there was action to be had, gains for broader benchmarks were […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) at record as IBM soars

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) at record as IBM soars

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) at record as IBM soars The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq have scaled new highs as an upbeat forecast from IBM added to optimism over earnings, while China’s efforts to contain a virus outbreak eased worries about a wider financial fallout. IBM shares jumped 4.1 per cent after it forecast full-year profit […]

A $2-trillion Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock valuation is not out of the question if it reaches this goal

A $2-trillion Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock valuation is not out of the question if it reaches this goal

A $2-trillion Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock valuation is not out of the question if it reaches this goal In one week, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) will announce its first-quarter results. Up more than 100% over the past year, Apple stock continues to be a godsend for Warren Buffett and Main Street investors alike.  I don’t know what […]

High expectations may have left Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock poised to fall

High expectations may have left Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock poised to fall

High expectations may have left Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock poised to fall Certain numbers – especially those with lots of zeros – hold great significance for stock-market traders. Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock has teased the psychologically significant $2,000 hurdle by touching it several times since the summer of 2018. But each and every time, Amazon stock […]

2020: Rolex 24 Ready to Kick Off Racing Season

2020: Rolex 24 Ready to Kick Off Racing Season

$RACE The 2020 national motorsports schedule is about to come to life with the 58th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. High-speed runs over Daytona’s 3.56-mile road course began Wednesday with practice laps for cars participating in Rolex 24 ancillary events, such as the Michelin Challenge and Ferrari Challenge featuring an all-Ferrari […]

President Trump Planning a “Very Big” Tax Cut for Middle Class

President Trump Planning a “Very Big” Tax Cut for Middle Class

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Donald Trump speaks during the Global Chief Executive Officers dinner at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland A “very big” tax cut for middle-class Americans will be announced over the next 90 days, President Donald Trump said in an interview Wednesday.  “We will make that permanent for the middle […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Trade war is 2 years old, but China escapes with flesh wound

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Trade war is 2 years old, but China escapes with flesh wound

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Trade war is 2 years old, but China escapes with flesh wound It was this day in 2018 that President Donald Trump fired the first salvo against China by raising tariffs on solar equipment and washing machines. The series of tariff hikes that ensued has slowed growth in the world’s […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) slides as strong pound offsets positive session for housebuilders

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) slides as strong pound offsets positive session for housebuilders

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) slides as strong pound offsets positive session for housebuilders The FTSE 100 closed lower after the strengthening pound pressed on the index following a bright morning driven by good performances from housebuilders. London’s top flight closed 38.78 points lower at 7,571.92 at the end of trading on Wednesday. It was a […]

DAX PERFORMANCE-INDEX (.GDAXI) starts to show signs of potential resurgence

DAX PERFORMANCE-INDEX (.GDAXI) starts to show signs of potential resurgence

DAX PERFORMANCE-INDEX (.GDAXI) starts to show signs of potential resurgence The DAX has been drifting lower over the course of the week, with the index giving back some of the gains seen last Wednesday. However, this is likely to be a short-term phenomenon which ultimately resolves with a move higher for the index. This hourly […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) smashes new records

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) smashes new records

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) smashes new records Australia’s stock market chalked up a surprisingly strong session on Wednesday with more than a tenth of the S&P/ASX200 reaching record high prices. The index closed nearly 1 per cent higher at 7132.7 points. News that German retail giant Kaufland is pulling out of Australia before it even […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) regains some lost ground despite virus jitters

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) regains some lost ground despite virus jitters

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) regains some lost ground despite virus jitters Hong Kong shares recovered some of the previous day’s sharp losses on bargain-buying on Wednesday but traders remain on edge as they await developments linked to the deadly Sars-like virus that has spread from China. The Hang Seng index climbed 1.3 percent, […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Stock Market May Take Further Damage

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Stock Market May Take Further Damage

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Stock Market May Take Further Damage The Singapore stock market has moved lower in two straight sessions, giving away more than 35 points or 1.1 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,245-point plateau and it’s expected to open under pressure again on Wednesday. The […]

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) ends lower dragged by losses in banking stocks

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) ends lower dragged by losses in banking stocks

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) ends lower dragged by losses in banking stocks Bursa Malaysia ended lower today, dragged by losses in selected heavyweights led by banking stocks, with the local benchmark index declining by 0.59 per cent. At 5pm, the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) fell 9.35 points to 1,577.98 from yesterday’s close […]

President Trump Hammers Fed at Davos Forum

President Trump Hammers Fed at Davos Forum

$BA  United States’ GDP growth would have climbed closer to 4% if the effects of Federal Reserve rate hikes had not held on, President Trump said in a TV interview from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday. “That was a big blip that should not have taken place,” President Trump told CNBC’s Joe Kernen. […]

Wall Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

Wall Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$BABA, $ALL, $BIDU, $BK, $EOG, $EQT, $PI, $MGNX, $STT Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  Wall Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is the list for Wednesday, 22 January, as follows: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE:BABA) was reiterated as Overweight and the target price […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Financial: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Financial: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Financial: 4Q Earnings Snapshot FB Financial Corp. (FBK) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $21.6 million. The bank, based in Nashville, Tennessee, said it had earnings of 68 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for costs related to mergers and acquisitions, were 70 cents per share. The bank holding company posted revenue […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) crosses $100 bln stock market valuation in extended trading

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) crosses $100 bln stock market valuation in extended trading

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) crosses $100 bln stock market valuation in extended trading Tesla Inc TSLA.O became the first $100 billion publicly listed U.S. carmaker in extended trading on Tuesday, in a sign of Wall Street’s confidence in an all-electric future. The milestone comes less than a month after Tesla’s stock crossed $420, the infamous price […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) CEO Still Dancing Around AI Regulations

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) CEO Still Dancing Around AI Regulations

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) CEO Still Dancing Around AI Regulations Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai continues to dance around the issue of AI regulations. In a new interview with Financial Times, the head of the world’s leading AI company struggled to communicate a concrete stance on the matter. That isn’t to say Pichai hasn’t already […]

Undervalued Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Stock Will Grow to $250 in 2020

Undervalued Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Stock Will Grow to $250 in 2020

Undervalued Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Stock Will Grow to $250 in 2020 In 2019 I pounded on the table time and time again that shares of Chinese internet giant Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) would soar above $200. In late 2019, Alibaba stock did just that. And as soon as it did, I told investors that the […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) five-day win streak comes to end after report of first coronavirus case in U.S.

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) five-day win streak comes to end after report of first coronavirus case in U.S.

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) five-day win streak comes to end after report of first coronavirus case in U.S. U.S. benchmark stock indexes finished lower on Tuesday, pulling back from records seen last week, after news that the Chinese coronavirus had spread to the U.S. raising fears of a pandemic that might affect global economic […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) – US stocks close lower amid jitters over virus outbreak

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) – US stocks close lower amid jitters over virus outbreak

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) – US stocks close lower amid jitters over virus outbreak Banks led a slide in U.S. stocks Tuesday as a virus outbreak in China rattled global markets, prompting investors to shift assets into bonds and defensive sector companies. The sell-off snapped a three-day winning streak by the S&P 500. The benchmark index […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) share price has doubled, but there is a crunch coming – investors should watch out

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) share price has doubled, but there is a crunch coming – investors should watch out

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) share price has doubled, but there is a crunch coming – investors should watch out Apple shareholders must be extremely happy with the company’s performance in the past 12 months. The stock price is up 111% since the end of 2018, not to mention the US$3 (£2.31) per share that the company […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Company Profile

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Company Profile

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) through with its subsidiaries, designs, engineers, produces, and sells luxury performance sports cars and consumer goods. The company offers sports, GT, and special series super cars, limited edition hyper supercars, Fuori series, 1-off, F1 and other track cars, and Icona cars. It also provides non-registered racing cars; and spare parts and engines, […]

2020: Buy Gold, Bet on Emerging Markets

2020: Buy Gold, Bet on Emerging Markets

$XAU $GLD “Gold is a place you want to be. I think that it’s partly because its inversely correlated with interest rates. But it’s also an insurance policy when things go wrong,” David Rosenberg said. “There’s no such thing as a no-brainer, but this is close.” Gold is off to a terrific start this year […]

2020 Davos:”Cash Is Trash,” Investors Should Put Money in Stocks

2020 Davos:”Cash Is Trash,” Investors Should Put Money in Stocks

$SPY, $SPX Investment Wizard Ray Dalio urges all investors to dump cash for a diversified portfolio, explaining that they should not miss out on the strength of this long running Bull market. “Cash is trash,” Mr. Dalio said on TV. “Get out of cash. There’s still a lot of money in cash (on the sidelines),” he said. […]

2020: US Economic Growth to Top 3% This Year

2020: US Economic Growth to Top 3% This Year

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Tuesday, White House Top economic advisor Larry Kudlow predicts that economic growth will surpass at least 3% this year. “I am looking for faster growth: I think we’re going to get 3% this year,” Mr. Kudlow said on TV. “The trade deals will help, the Fed changed policy — that was very, […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) snaps record streak as China virus spooks Asian markets

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) snaps record streak as China virus spooks Asian markets

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) snaps record streak as China virus spooks Asian markets A last-minute jump helped the local bourse keep losses in check on Tuesday, as the emergence of a deadly virus in China weighed on Asian markets and contributed to the snapping of its five-day winning streak. The S&P/ASX 200 index declined 13 […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stock market index must be relevant

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stock market index must be relevant

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stock market index must be relevant A proposal to include some of the largest Hong Kong-listed mainland companies on the Hang Seng Index is timely and should be welcomed. Companies such as smartphone maker Xiaomi and technology behemoth Alibaba have market capitalisation and high daily trading volumes that require […]

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) pulls back in line with regional retreat

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) pulls back in line with regional retreat

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) pulls back in line with regional retreat Bursa Malaysia ended the day in the red on Tuesday line with the weak performance of its regional peers as losses in selected heavyweights continued to weigh on the local index. At 5pm, the benchmark FBM KLCI shed 1.55 points to 1,587.33 amid […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) trade lower on concern about China virus

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) trade lower on concern about China virus

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) trade lower on concern about China virus The Chinese government announced there has been a fourth death from coronavirus. The outbreak, centered on the city of Wuhan, has sickened more than 200 people. Authorities said some infections were transmitted person-to-person, increasing the risk the disease might spread faster during the […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) hit by sell-off as China virus spreads to markets

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) hit by sell-off as China virus spreads to markets

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) hit by sell-off as China virus spreads to markets The FTSE 100 suffered a widespread sell-off as markets were unnerved by the spread of a new deadly virus in China.  The UK’s main market followed Asian markets downward, shedding 1.2%, or 93 points, to trade near a two-week low at 7,558 […]

DAX PERFORMANCE-INDEX (.GDAXI) Stocks Index Misses a Record Close by a Whisker

DAX PERFORMANCE-INDEX (.GDAXI) Stocks Index Misses a Record Close by a Whisker

DAX PERFORMANCE-INDEX (.GDAXI) Stocks Index Misses a Record Close by a Whisker The DAX is also turning lower after a recent rally into resistance. That trendline looks to have capped upside for the time being, with the price heading back into Fibonacci support. A break below the 13361 support level would bring about a wider […]

Wall Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

Wall Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$ARGX, $CAT, $HELE, $PSX, $PINS, $SLF, $YUM, $WY Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  Wall Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is the list for Tuesday, 21 January, as follows: Argenx S.E. (NASDAQ:ARGX) was reiterated as Outperform with a 184 target price at Wedbush […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) A History Of Beating Estimates

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) A History Of Beating Estimates

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) A History Of Beating Estimates Betting against Facebook Inc. (FB) and its stock has been the wrong call. Shares have powered higher since the beginning of October, rising by over 26%, which is double the pace of the S&P 500 increase during that time. Now, with fourth quarter earnings around the corner, […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) blames stock short-seller for ‘completely false’ claims of unintentional acceleration

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) blames stock short-seller for ‘completely false’ claims of unintentional acceleration

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) blames stock short-seller for ‘completely false’ claims of unintentional acceleration Tesla is disputing claims that all three models of its electric vehicles could unexpectedly accelerate without the driver taking action. The car company issued a statement on Monday afternoon, saying a stock short-seller was behind the claims, which resulted in a National […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) – a $1trillion empire built on a simple idea

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) – a $1trillion empire built on a simple idea

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) – a $1trillion empire built on a simple idea Google’s parent company Alphabet passed the $1trillion market cap mark last week, further cementing tech’s place at the top of the global business tree. There are now four US tech companies that have reached a stock market value of $1trillion – Apple, Amazon […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Still Worth Following?

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Still Worth Following?

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Still Worth Following? The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI) is one of the world’s most followed stock market indexes. With a history that dates back to the 19th century, the venerable market benchmark has played a vital role in the general public’s understanding of how the stock market works. […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Marches Toward $2 Trillion Valuation

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Marches Toward $2 Trillion Valuation

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Marches Toward $2 Trillion Valuation Apple’s market capitalization is $1.4 trillion, and the stock is at an all-time high. Yet, a number of analysts believe that this year’s 8% increase is only the start of a drive which will take it to $2 trillion. These analysts believe that one key to a […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Market Summary: This long Bull Run still looks look strong, and here is why: Stocks bypassed a soft open Thursday and gapped North. Small and mid-caps joined the large-caps in achieving strong breaks higher. The economic data showed renewed promise. Options expiration Friday came and went. A long weekend came […]

DAX PERFORMANCE-INDEX (.GDAXI) – European markets slip back ahead of crunch ECB meeting

DAX PERFORMANCE-INDEX (.GDAXI) – European markets slip back ahead of crunch ECB meeting

DAX PERFORMANCE-INDEX (.GDAXI) – European markets slip back ahead of crunch ECB meeting European shares retreated from recent peaks on Monday as investors paused before launching into a week packed with economic data and the European Central Bank’s first policy meeting of the year. Recurring fears of a hard Brexit and bets that the Bank […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Stocks Mostly Up as Chinese Rates Stay Put

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Stocks Mostly Up as Chinese Rates Stay Put

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Stocks Mostly Up as Chinese Rates Stay Put Stocks in major Asian markets were mostly higher on Monday, with the People’s Bank of China keeping the loan prime rate unchanged. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 index gained 42.25 points, or 0.2%, to 24,083.51, despite shares of index heavyweight Fast Retailing […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares extend gains; miners shine on metal prices

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares extend gains; miners shine on metal prices

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares extend gains; miners shine on metal prices Australian shares extended their record-breaking spree to a fifth session on Monday, mainly driven by mining stocks that gained on strong metal prices. The S&P/ASX 200 index touched a fresh peak of 7,092.50 points before paring some gains to finish at 7,079.50, a […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Cash in Profits

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Cash in Profits

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Cash in Profits Hong Kong shares finished on a negative note Monday as investors cashed in profits following last week’s gains. The Hang Seng index slipped 0.90 percent, or 260.51 points, to close at 28,795.91. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.66 percent, or 20.29 points, to 3,095.79, while […]

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) closes at day’s low as telcos weigh

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) closes at day’s low as telcos weigh

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) closes at day’s low as telcos weigh Telcos snapped their recent rally on Monday, dragging the FBM KLCI into the red while the recovery in crude palm oil (CPO) prices was unable to lift the plantation heavyweights. At 5pm, the KLCI was down 6.93 points or 0.43% to 1,588.88. Turnover […]

2020: Box Office, ‘Dolittle’ a Big Budget Miss for Universal and Downey Jr.

2020: Box Office, ‘Dolittle’ a Big Budget Miss for Universal and Downey Jr.

$CMCSA The big-budget DOA pic will not recover from its dismal debut over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Dolittle was a passion project for Mr Downey in the post-Iron Man era is the first big-budget miss of Y 2020 and stands to lose tens of millions for Universal, and it dashes hopes of launching […]

Arthur Leclerc Enrolled at Ferrari Driver Academy

Arthur Leclerc Enrolled at Ferrari Driver Academy

$RACE Charles Leclerc, 22 anni, is the youngest F1 Grand Prix winner after winning at Belgium and Monza in Y 2019 Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) just announced the signing Arthur Leclerc, 19 anni, Charles Leclerc’s younger brother, into their Driver Academy. Charles was a graduate of Ferrari’s junior program and has gone on to become the youngest […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Trade war truce

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Trade war truce

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Trade war truce It’s been coming for some time, but Donald Trump finally managed to sign a trade war ceasefire with China. It will see tariffs reduced on some Chinese products by the US and China has committed to buying billions of dollars of various products such as agriculture and resources, […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Shares Post Solid Weekly Gains Amid Trade Deal Signing, China GDP Growth

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Shares Post Solid Weekly Gains Amid Trade Deal Signing, China GDP Growth

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Shares Post Solid Weekly Gains Amid Trade Deal Signing, China GDP Growth The major Asia Pacific stock indexes closed mostly higher last week. Surprisingly, stocks were lower in China. That move was unexpected since most of the stories dominating the news last week were positive economic developments involving the […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) A new epic — Chinese economy in 2020s

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) A new epic — Chinese economy in 2020s

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) A new epic — Chinese economy in 2020s With the arrival of a new decade, one predictable thing about China in the 2020s is that it is shifting into a higher-quality economy that is more open and abounds with new opportunities for global businesses. Despite a cloud of challenges, China’s […]

2020: Wall Street Extends Rally Ahead of a Long Holiday Weekend

2020: Wall Street Extends Rally Ahead of a Long Holiday Weekend

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX As a reminder, the market will be closed on Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Friday: Overall, it was a relatively subdued session that had the potential for even more gainers, as housing starts rose to their highest level in 13 years in December, China’s industrial production rose more […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Says It Plans to Open China Design and Research Center

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Says It Plans to Open China Design and Research Center

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Says It Plans to Open China Design and Research Center U.S. electric car maker Tesla plans to open a design and research center in China to make “Chinese-style” vehicles, the company said in a recruitment notice on its official WeChat account. Wednesday’s notice sought to recruit designers and other staff to help […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) parent, Alphabet Inc, valued at more than $1 trillion

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) parent, Alphabet Inc, valued at more than $1 trillion

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) parent, Alphabet Inc, valued at more than $1 trillion Alphabet Inc. hit a milestone on Thursday, as a rally in the stock took it above a $1 trillion valuation for the first time, solidifying the dominance of technology and internet stocks as the biggest titans of Wall Street.Shares rallied in the last […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Stock Could Cruise Past $300 In 2020

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Stock Could Cruise Past $300 In 2020

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Stock Could Cruise Past $300 In 2020 With Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) spreading its wings, the past year has been rewarding for shareholders. BABA stock has surged by 53% over the past year, backed by strong fundamental developments. I further believe that the stock is well positioned to touch $300 within the […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Trade Deal’s Done, Earnings Take Focus

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Trade Deal’s Done, Earnings Take Focus

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Trade Deal’s Done, Earnings Take Focus After several years of what were often hostile or unproductive negotiations, the U.S. and China finally inked the first part of what the world’s two largest economies are hoping will be a broader trade package. That and some earnings reports from marquee companies paved […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) – Tech, financial shares lead surge to record highs

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) – Tech, financial shares lead surge to record highs

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) – Tech, financial shares lead surge to record highs The record-setting rally in U.S. equities accelerated in the wake of Wednesday’s China trade deal and signs consumer demand remains strong. Bond yields rose. All three main U.S. stock benchmarks surged to all-time highs after setting multiple records earlier this week, with technology […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) a Strong Buy Heading into Earnings?

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) a Strong Buy Heading into Earnings?

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) a Strong Buy Heading into Earnings? Apple’s AAPL run over the last year, up over 100%, is impressive by its own lofty standards. AAPL shares have surged despite the fact that its fiscal 2019 sales slipped 2%, against a hard to compare 2018. With Apple’s first quarter fiscal 2020 financial results due […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) stock has risen 180% over the last five years

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) stock has risen 180% over the last five years

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) stock has risen 180% over the last five years For more than two years, Facebook has found itself at the center of a string of controversies, from privacy and data concerns to accusations of democracy-destroying behavior and antitrust investigations from the Federal Trade Commission. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been called to testify […]

Wall Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

Wall Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$ABX, $BLK, $COLM, $CMCSA, $DLR, $MSFT, $TSLA Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  Wall Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is the list for Friday, 17 January, as follows: Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE:ABX) was raised to Outperform from Neutral with a 22 target price […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Will Promote a Female Driver

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Will Promote a Female Driver

$RACE W Series CEO Catherine Bond Muir has defended the Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) F1 team announcing an intention to promote a female racing driver and that it is not “just a marketing plan“. In a meeting with journalists in December, Mattia Binotto said Ferrari would like to support a female driver, noting that “women should be part […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) soars past 7,000 points; Wall St wavers over US-China trade deal

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) soars past 7,000 points; Wall St wavers over US-China trade deal

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) soars past 7,000 points; Wall St wavers over US-China trade deal That was despite alukewarm lead from Wall Street after the United States and China signed their long-awaited “phase one” trade agreement. The ASX 200 closed 0.7 per cent higher at 7,041 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index gained 0.6 […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) closes up for the first time in three days after US-China sign phase one deal

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) closes up for the first time in three days after US-China sign phase one deal

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) closes up for the first time in three days after US-China sign phase one deal The Hang Seng Index rose 0.4 per cent to 28,883.04 at the close. Thirty-two out of the 50 members on the benchmark gained. Sino Biopharmaceutical (1177 HK) was the best performer, climbing 4.8 per […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Asia Mixed After Trade Pact Signed

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Asia Mixed After Trade Pact Signed

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Asia Mixed After Trade Pact Signed The Singapore stock market has finished lower in two of three trading days since the end of the two-day winning streak in which it had advanced more than 10 points or 0.3 percent. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,255-point plateau although […]

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) recovers on late buying

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) recovers on late buying

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) recovers on late buying Bursa Malaysia recovered from earlier losses to close higher today in tandem with regional peers, lifted by late buying in selected index-linked counters led by Axiata. At 5 pm, the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 2.74 points higher at 1,587.88 compared with 1,585.14 at […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) is expected to release key December economic data today

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) is expected to release key December economic data today

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) is expected to release key December economic data today Chinese stocks retreated for a third day, as traders looked past the tentative truce in the US-China trade war to focus on lingering issues that could still fray the relationship between Beijing and Washington. The Shanghai Composite Index dropped 0.5 per […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) lagging a fairly flat set of European indices through the session to close in the red

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) lagging a fairly flat set of European indices through the session to close in the red

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) lagging a fairly flat set of European indices through the session to close in the red Shares in veterinary-focused drug maker Dechra Pharmaceuticals slipped after it warned full-year results would be weighted towards the second half following supply problems that hit its first-quarter performance. In an update to the City, Dechra […]

Wall Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

Wall Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$AEP, $COP, $DAL, $FRT, $HUN, $JPM Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  Wall Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is the list for Thursday, 16 January, as follows: American Electric Power Co. Inc. (NYSE:AEP) was upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform and its target […]

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) sellers are no longer barred from shipping Prime orders with FedEx Ground

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) sellers are no longer barred from shipping Prime orders with FedEx Ground

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) sellers are no longer barred from shipping Prime orders with FedEx Ground Amazon has lifted a ban that temporarily kept some third-party sellers on the site from shipping orders using FedEx. As of Tuesday afternoon, FedEx Ground and FedEx Home are again available as shipping options for Amazon Prime orders from third-party […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk is closing in on a $350 million payday

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk is closing in on a $350 million payday

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk is closing in on a $350 million payday Elon Musk is getting close to the first big payday from his massive stock package. In 2018, Tesla shareholders approved a pay package for Musk that pays him only in company stock options, and only if the company hits aggressive growth targets, […]

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) Takes Pole Position in the Oscars Race

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) Takes Pole Position in the Oscars Race

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) Takes Pole Position in the Oscars Race Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) has long been known as a Hollywood disruptor, but the disruption may now be complete. The 2020 Oscar nominations were announced on Monday, and the leading streamer took home more than any other studio, garnering 24 nods, up from 15 a year ago.  […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Shooting stock, profits plunging

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Shooting stock, profits plunging

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Shooting stock, profits plunging Apple shareholders must be extremely happy with the company’s performance in the past 12 months. The stock price is up 111% since the end of 2018, not to mention the US$3 (£2.31) per share that the company has paid in dividends over the period. While Apple’s full-year 2019 […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) tread water ahead of trade-deal signing

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) tread water ahead of trade-deal signing

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) tread water ahead of trade-deal signing U.S. stock benchmarks on Wednesday opened slightly lower to flat as investors awaited the signing of a partial Sino-American trade pact later in the day, amid a rollout of quarterly corporate earnings results. The hoped for improvement in U.S.-China trade relations might not be immediately achieved […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI), S&P 500 close at record highs after Trump signs first phase of U.S.-China trade pact

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI), S&P 500 close at record highs after Trump signs first phase of U.S.-China trade pact

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI), S&P 500 close at record highs after Trump signs first phase of U.S.-China trade pact U.S. stock indexes closed higher Wednesday afternoon, though the major benchmarks ended the day well off session highs, after President Donald Trump signed the first phase of a trade pact with China, marking a truce […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) buys Irish tech firm Pointy for reported $163m

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) buys Irish tech firm Pointy for reported $163m

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) buys Irish tech firm Pointy for reported $163m Irish retail technology firm Pointy is to be bought by Google. Neither company has disclosed the value of the deal, but sources confirmed the accuracy of a TechCrunch report that Google will pay around $160m. Set up six years ago, Pointy makes software that enables small bricks and […]

2020: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Corporate Calendar

2020: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Corporate Calendar

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE/MTA: RACE) announced today the following corporate calendar for year 20201: Earnings Releases 4 February 2020 – Group results for 4th Quarter and F-Y 2019 4 May 2020 – Group results for 1st Quarter 2020 3 August 2020 – Group results for 2nd Quarter 2020 3 November 2020 – Group results for 3rd […]

2020: Ferrari (NYSA:RACE) is a Favorite at Bank of America Merrill Lynch

2020: Ferrari (NYSA:RACE) is a Favorite at Bank of America Merrill Lynch

$RACE, $BAC Just In: Bank of America Merrill Lynch lists Ferrari (RACE) +0.3%) as 1 of its Top 40 picks for Y 2020. The firm thinks Ferrari’s business strategy will help it outpace all automotive sector members in revenue and earnings growth, it has no peers BAML’s price target of 230 means a +30% Northside and […]

President Trump Inks P-1 of China Trade Deal: DJIA, S&P 500 Close at Record Highs

President Trump Inks P-1 of China Trade Deal: DJIA, S&P 500 Close at Record Highs

$DIA $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wednesday, the DJIA closed above 29,000 for the 1st time plus the S&P 500 closed at a record high after the United States and China signed the Phase 1 trade agreement and pledged to resolve the 2 yr tariff dispute. The centerpiece of the agreement is a pledge by China […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) nears 7000

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) nears 7000

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) nears 7000 The local sharemarket pushed to fresh record highs on Wednesday, brushing aside a soft lead from Wall Street sparked by renewed concerns towards progress in trade negotiations between the US and China in the months ahead. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 climbed 32.6 points, or 0.5 per cent, to close […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) ends lower for a second day as concerns linger over US-China trade deal

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) ends lower for a second day as concerns linger over US-China trade deal

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) ends lower for a second day as concerns linger over US-China trade deal Hong Kong and mainland stocks fell for a second straight day as investors moved to the sidelines amid lingering concerns over the US-China trade deal that will be signed later tonight in Washington.  The Hang Seng […]

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