Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) managers are incubating vibrant new businesses in pharma and tech

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) managers are incubating vibrant new businesses in pharma and tech

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) managers are incubating vibrant new businesses in pharma and tech This might seem a particularly bad time to be investing in big tech. President Trump said Tuesday morning that his administration would look into accusations that Google has been secretly working with the Chinese military. The charge came from Peter Thiel, a PayPal co-founder and […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) likely to offer a lower-priced 5G model in 2020

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) likely to offer a lower-priced 5G model in 2020

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) likely to offer a lower-priced 5G model in 2020 The coming iPhone new product cycle may be a non-event, but rising conviction in a strong 2020 lineup has one analyst feeling bullish about Apple Inc.’s prospects. Raymond James analyst Chris Caso upgraded Apple shares AAPL, +1.14%  to outperform from market perform on Thursday, writing of […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) snaps a two-day losing streak amid some ugly second-quarter earnings

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) snaps a two-day losing streak amid some ugly second-quarter earnings

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) snaps a two-day losing streak amid some ugly second-quarter earnings US stocks finished stronger on Thursday, snapping a two-day losing streak amid some ugly second-quarter earnings.Stocks opened lower but retraced some of their losses as the day went on. While the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite finished squarely in the green, […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) market extended losses

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) market extended losses

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) market extended losses The stock market extended losses late Thursday morning. The Dow Jones industrials fell 100 points. Dow Jones stock UnitedHealth (UNH) was lower after this morning’s earnings report, while Microsoft (MSFT) will report after the stock market close. Meanwhile, Netflix (NFLX) plummeted more than 10% on weak earnings […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Spiked, USD Steady, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Note: Friday is options expiry in the US, volatile: maybe, maybe not. The Buck steadied Friday, but was still on the defensive after Federal Reserve officials bolstered expectations of an aggressive rate cut this month to address weakening price […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) 1 Year After Marchionne’s Passing, Stronger Than Ever

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) 1 Year After Marchionne’s Passing, Stronger Than Ever

$RACE FLASH: The pace continues 1 year after the death of CEO and Chairman Sergio Marchionne Ferrari is highly and increasingly profitable. Under the new leadership margins continue to improve. The company is on track to reach its target of being net industrial debt-free ahead of schedule. Strong resale values and auction results underline the […]

DJIA Could Top 30,000 with USMCA, Interest Rate Cuts

DJIA Could Top 30,000 with USMCA, Interest Rate Cuts

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Stocks push to session highs following Dovish comments from NY Fed President Williams The DJIA could go over 30,000 sooner than many financial experts anticipate, if the Fed cuts interest rates at the end of this month and if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) puts the United States-Mexico-Canada trade […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$AAPL, $ACB, $CGC, $SCHW, $CHTR, $PAGS, $TLRY, $VMW Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the 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 a list of stocks analysts have singled out to look at carefully Thursday, as follows: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was maintained as […]

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) Earnings Expected to Grow

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) Earnings Expected to Grow

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) Earnings Expected to Grow Wall Street expects a year-over-year increase in earnings on higher revenues when Paypal (PYPL) reports results for the quarter ended June 2019. While this widely-known consensus outlook is important in gauging the company’s earnings picture, a powerful factor that could impact its near-term stock price is how […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) investors digesting mixed earnings results and economic data

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) investors digesting mixed earnings results and economic data

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) investors digesting mixed earnings results and economic data U.S. stocks ended lower for a second straight session Wednesday as investors digested mixed earnings results and economic data, while a lack of progress on the Beijing-Washington tariff dispute remained a headache. Bank of America BAC, +0.69% reported better-than-expected results after gains in its consumer […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) slams the auto industry

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) slams the auto industry

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) slams the auto industry On Tuesday, Musk said in an interview with MotorTrend that the auto industry “is just fairly slow to evolve, and it didn’t take electric vehicles really seriously until 2015, maybe 2014 you could say.” Referring to other automakers’ failures in the electric vehicle space, Musk said that cars other than […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) stock bounced back in the last month and it’s just getting started

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) stock bounced back in the last month and it’s just getting started

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) stock bounced back in the last month and it’s just getting started Much of the direction that Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) stock takes depends on the trade talk progress between the U.S. and China. So when the two countries agreed on a temporary truce that would prevent further new tariffs, Alibaba stock bounced. The […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) falls as CSX results point to damage from trade tensions

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) falls as CSX results point to damage from trade tensions

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) falls as CSX results point to damage from trade tensions U.S. stock indexes dipped on Wednesday as weak results from CSX Corp stoked concerns that the protracted trade war between the United States and China could hurt corporate earnings. CSX CSX.O shares tumbled 9.9% and were set for their biggest one-day drop […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) posted its lowest GDP growth in nearly three decades

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) posted its lowest GDP growth in nearly three decades

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) posted its lowest GDP growth in nearly three decades Amid reports that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is looking to move 15% to 30% of iPhone production out of China due to President Trump’s ongoing trade war, the company is already starting to shift production of other products out of the Middle Kingdom. While Trump’s tariffs are impacting the […]

General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) agreed to sell a majority stake in a solar-energy business to BlackRock

General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) agreed to sell a majority stake in a solar-energy business to BlackRock

General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) agreed to sell a majority stake in a solar-energy business to BlackRock General Electric Co. agreed to sell a majority stake in a solar-energy business to BlackRock Inc., giving the investment giant footing in a growing market as the ailing manufacturer shifts its focus elsewhere. A fund managed by BlackRock’s Real […]

Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) caution is advised

Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) caution is advised

Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) caution is advised With nothing more than a quick glance, Delta Air Lines look like a rocket. A large number of people saw last month’s big move, wanted to plug into it, and fueled even more bullishness with that buying. Volume has been particularly strong of late. Caution is advised […]

Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) expects growth in the face of anticipated interest rate cuts and slowing economic growth

Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) expects growth in the face of anticipated interest rate cuts and slowing economic growth

Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) expects growth in the face of anticipated interest rate cuts and slowing economic growth Shares of Bank of America Corp. seesawed toward a gain Wednesday, as the bank lowered its full-year outlook for net interest income, but still expected growth in the face of anticipated interest rate cuts and slowing […]

United States Oil (USO) at two-week lows

United States Oil (USO) at two-week lows

United States Oil (USO) at two-week lows Oil futures marked their lowest finish in roughly two weeks on Wednesday, as U.S. government data revealed that domestic crude supplies fell for a fifth straight week, but the stocks were down by less than the market expected and product inventories climbed. August West Texas Intermediate crude CLQ19, +0.12% shed 84 […]

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) Earnings Expected to Grow

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) Earnings Expected to Grow

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) Earnings Expected to Grow Wall Street expects a year-over-year increase in earnings on lower revenues when Ford (F) reports results for the quarter ended June 2019. While this widely-known consensus outlook is important in gauging the company’s earnings picture, a powerful factor that could impact its near-term stock price is how […]

Longer-term investors should buy Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) stock on dips

Longer-term investors should buy Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) stock on dips

Longer-term investors should buy Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) stock on dips With its 30.5 trailing P/E ratio and its $1 trillion market cap, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) stock price largely reflects its current two main growth engines: its cloud business and its software-as-a-service offerings. Consequently, investors should not expect MSFT stock to rally tremendously when it reports its fiscal fourth-quarter […]

Hit or miss, come July 25, Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) worth owning

Hit or miss, come July 25, Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) worth owning

Hit or miss, come July 25, Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) worth owning I last wrote about Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) May 1 just after the company reported an earnings miss. Down more than 8% on the news, I recommended investors buy Google stock despite the miss.  Heading into next week’s second-quarter earnings call, I thought I’d revisit some of […]

BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) faces intense scrutiny when it reports its second-quarter earnings

BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) faces intense scrutiny when it reports its second-quarter earnings

BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) faces intense scrutiny when it reports its second-quarter earnings The world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock (NYSE:BLK), faces intense scrutiny when it reports its second-quarter earnings tomorrow. Investors are concerned, and will want to know exactly how the company’s profitability is being affected by slowing growth and price wars. Analysts aren’t upbeat about the near-term […]

The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) Expected to Beat Earnings Estimates

The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) Expected to Beat Earnings Estimates

The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) Expected to Beat Earnings Estimates Wall Street expects a year-over-year decline in earnings on lower revenues when Boeing (BA) reports results for the quarter ended June 2019. While this widely-known consensus outlook is important in gauging the company’s earnings picture, a powerful factor that could impact its near-term stock price is […]

Alcoa Corporation (NYSE:AA) Reports Q2 Loss

Alcoa Corporation (NYSE:AA) Reports Q2 Loss

Alcoa Corporation (NYSE:AA) Reports Q2 Loss Alcoa (AA) came out with a quarterly loss of $0.01 per share versus the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of $0.34. This compares to earnings of $1.52 per share a year ago. These figures are adjusted for non-recurring items. This quarterly report represents an earnings surprise of 97.06%. […]

Prime Time for Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)

Prime Time for Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)

Prime Time for Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) AMZN’s earnings report comes soon after its most recent “Prime Day” event that took place July 15-16. The event is designed to spark sales volume during what’s traditionally been a seasonal slow period for the company, and analysts were looking for sales of more than $6 billion associated with […]

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) streaming giant missed the forecast for new memberships

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) streaming giant missed the forecast for new memberships

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) streaming giant missed the forecast for new memberships Netflix (NFLX) has passed the 150 million subscribers mark, but the streaming giant missed the forecast for new memberships. The company added 2.7 million new subscribers in the second quarter of 2019, according to its latest earnings report released Wednesday. That is just over half of […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Reports Next Week

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Reports Next Week

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Reports Next Week The market expects Facebook (FB) to deliver a year-over-year increase in earnings on higher revenues when it report s results for the quarter ended June 2019. This widely-known consensus outlook is important in assessing the company’s earnings picture, but a powerful factor that might influence its near-term stock price is […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Firm, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Off Notes: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Wednesday said the dollar was overvalued by 6% to 12%, based on near-term economic fundamentals. With the 1st US interest rate reduction in 10 yrs expected later this month, 2 Fed policymakers sketched […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Readying 812sf Spider to Debut in September

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Readying 812sf Spider to Debut in September

$RACE FLASH: The invitations have been sent to the VIP Clienti already The Ferrari 812 Superfast is a terrific Supercar. It is called the Superfast, Yes? The thing is that it is a closed coupe aka berlinetta, and it is hard to hear the wild V12 sounds, so for those that dig the sounds, Ferrari is readying a […]

Survivor Guide “Buy Gold on Paradigm Shift in Global Markets”

Survivor Guide “Buy Gold on Paradigm Shift in Global Markets”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $XAU, $GLD, $VXX Billionaire Investment Guru, Ray Dalio thinks the current era of low interest rates and QE may be coming to an end, and his answer to a new market paradigm that could see escalating conflict between capitalists and socialists is simple, Buy Gold. “I believe that it would be […]

eBay Inc. Reports Second Quarter Results

eBay Inc. Reports Second Quarter Results

– Revenue of $2.7 billion – GAAP and Non-GAAP EPS per diluted share of $0.46 and $0.68, respectively, on a continuing operations basis – GAAP and Non-GAAP operating margin of 20.9% and 26.9%, respectively – Returned $1.6 billion to shareholders in Q2, including $1.5 billion of share repurchases and $120 million paid in cash dividends […]

United Security Bancshares reports 2nd quarter net income of $4.1 million

United Security Bancshares reports 2nd quarter net income of $4.1 million

United Security Bancshares (Nasdaq: UBFO) today announced its unaudited financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019. The Company reported consolidated net income of $4,097,000, or $0.24 per basic and diluted common share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2019, as compared to $3,392,000, or $0.20 per basic and diluted common share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2018. The Company recognized […]

Benchmark Electronics to Report Second Quarter 2019 Results

Benchmark Electronics to Report Second Quarter 2019 Results

Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: BHE) will announce its second quarter 2019 results on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, after the market closes.  The Company will host a conference call to discuss the results later that day at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The live webcast of the call and accompanying reference materials will be accessible by logging on to the […]

IBERIABANK Corporation Increases Cash Dividend on Common Stock by 5%

IBERIABANK Corporation Increases Cash Dividend on Common Stock by 5%

The Board of Directors of IBERIABANK Corporation (NASDAQ: IBKC) announced the declaration of a quarterly cash dividend of $0.45 per common share,  payable on October 25, 2019, to shareholders of record as of September 30, 2019. The announced quarterly cash dividend represents an increase of approximately 5% compared to the prior quarterly cash dividend declared by the Board on May 8, […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$GOLD, $CRZO, $FZX, $LH, $OMF, $WPM Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the 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 a list of stocks analysts have singled out to look at carefully Wednesday, as follows: Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE:GOLD) was downgraded to Equal […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) valuation appears to be compelling

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) valuation appears to be compelling

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) valuation appears to be compelling Alibaba’s (NYSE:BABA) stock may be due to increase by 7% or more in the coming weeks based on some recent options bets. Additionally, the technical chart is in agreement with the options betting, also indicating the stock may rise from its current price of approximately […]

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) Quarterly Earnings Report In Shifting Streaming Landscape

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) Quarterly Earnings Report In Shifting Streaming Landscape

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) Quarterly Earnings Report In Shifting Streaming Landscape Netflix will report its second-quarter results Wednesday during a period of dramatic change in the streaming sector, as bulls and bears marshal evidence for their contrasting views of the company’s future. Believers in the long-term viability of Netflix point to its global footprint and programming […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Mixed on Earnings and Economic Data

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Mixed on Earnings and Economic Data

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Mixed on Earnings and Economic Data Tuesday’s market is similar to yesterday with the Nasdaq, Dow and S&P-500 little changed, but today the R2K index is 0.55% higher.   Brian’s technical piece below offers some interesting insights into the Russell Index.  Market volumes out of the gate are about 3% stronger than yesterday, but […]

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) crosses above the average analyst 12-month target price

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) crosses above the average analyst 12-month target price

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) crosses above the average analyst 12-month target price In recent trading, shares of Twitter Inc (Symbol: TWTR ) have crossed above the average analyst 12-month target price of $37.89, changing hands for $38.68/share. When a stock reaches the target an analyst has set, the analyst logically has two ways to react: downgrade on valuation, […]

The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) secured a modification contract to provide integrated logistics support

The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) secured a modification contract to provide integrated logistics support

The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) secured a modification contract to provide integrated logistics support The Boeing Company BA recently secured a modification contract to provide integrated logistics support, product assurance and Longbow Crew Trainers for Apache aircraft. Work related to the deal is scheduled to be completed by Dec 31, 2024. Valued at $96.9 million, the contract […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) has been propelled in large part by the Federal Reserve’s rapid pivot from rate hikes to potential cuts

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) has been propelled in large part by the Federal Reserve’s rapid pivot from rate hikes to potential cuts

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) has been propelled in large part by the Federal Reserve’s rapid pivot from rate hikes to potential cuts America’s stock market is on fire, registering its best start to a year since the dotcom bubble days of the late 1990s. The Dow’s ascent above 27,000 has been propelled in large part by the Federal Reserve’s rapid […]

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Q4 2019 Earnings Preview

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Q4 2019 Earnings Preview

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Q4 2019 Earnings Preview Microsoft MSFT stock dipped 1.3% during regular trading Tuesday, but still rests right near its 52-week highs. In fact, MSFT stock has soared 35% in 2019 to easily outpace its industry and the S&P 500. With the tech firm set to release its Q4 fiscal 2019 financial results […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has recently added new Podcasts Mac app, web interface

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has recently added new Podcasts Mac app, web interface

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has recently added new Podcasts Mac app, web interface Apple Inc. plans to fund original podcasts that would be exclusive to its audio service, according to people familiar with the matter, increasing its investment in the industry to keep competitors Spotify and Stitcher at bay. Executives at the company have reached out […]

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Stock Is Heading Toward More Consistent Profitability

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Stock Is Heading Toward More Consistent Profitability

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Stock Is Heading Toward More Consistent Profitability In April, Amazon reported its fourth straight quarter of profits, and the market is rewarding Bezos for delivering on his intention to refocus the company on achieving more consistent profitability. Last year, Amazon’s bottom line surpassed $10 billion for the first time , though AMZN stock had […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Libra Unites Washington

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Libra Unites Washington

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Libra Unites Washington Facebook will attend a Senate Banking Committee on cryptocurrencies today, followed by a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Wednesday. That’s on top of a Big Tech antitrust hearing today involving Facebook (FB), Amazon.com (AMZN), Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL) and Apple (AAPL). From President Donald Trump to Fed chief […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) cut the starting price of the Model 3 sedan in the U.S. weeks after a federal tax credit shrank in half

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) cut the starting price of the Model 3 sedan in the U.S. weeks after a federal tax credit shrank in half

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) cut the starting price of the Model 3 sedan in the U.S. weeks after a federal tax credit shrank in half Tesla Inc. cut the starting price of the Model 3 sedan in the U.S. weeks after a federal tax credit shrank in half, renewing concern over whether the electric-car maker can […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Firm, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Mixed Notes: With the 1st US interest rate reduction in 10 yrs expected later this month, 2 Fed policymakers sketched out arguments Tuesday on how deep the cut should be, even as a 3rd said she needs more data before […]

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA:AX) supports Gold Coast Airport to reduce its emissions with Sustainability-Linked debt financing

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA:AX) supports Gold Coast Airport to reduce its emissions with Sustainability-Linked debt financing

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA:AX) supports Gold Coast Airport to reduce its emissions with Sustainability-Linked debt financing The operator of Gold Coast Airport will be incentivised to reduce carbon emissions under an innovative new financing agreement with Commonwealth Bank. Commonwealth Bank has agreed to provide $150 million of debt funding to Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) for […]

Domino’s Pizza Announces Q-2 Results, Stock Dives

Domino’s Pizza Announces  Q-2 Results, Stock Dives

$DPZ Global retail sales growth of 5.1%, or 8.4% excluding foreign currency impact U.S. same store sales growth of 3.0% International same store sales growth of 2.4% Global net store growth of 200 Diluted EPS up 23.0% to $2.19 Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ), the largest pizza company in the world based on global retail sales, announced […]

Johnson & Johnson Reports 2019 Second-Quarter Results

Johnson & Johnson Reports 2019 Second-Quarter Results

– Sales of $20.6 billion reflecting a decline of 1.3%, operational growth of 1.6%* and adjusted operational growth of 3.7%* – EPS of $2.08 increased 43.4%; adjusted EPS of $2.58 increased 22.9%*; includes gain from sale of Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) business – Operational sales guidance increased due to strength of business; EPS guidance range […]

MoneyGram and Canada Post Introduce a New Digital Money Transfer Service

MoneyGram and Canada Post Introduce a New Digital Money Transfer Service

$MGI New service offers additional money transfer option and added convenience for customers MoneyGram (NASDAQ:MGI) a global provider of innovative money transfer services, has announced a new digital money transfer service with Canada Post, enabling money transfer consumers to start a transaction online and conveniently complete it at select Canada Post locations. To initiate a transaction, consumers […]

As Recession Fears Loom, Middle-Class Anxiety About the American Dream Grows

As Recession Fears Loom, Middle-Class Anxiety About the American Dream Grows

Women and Families with Children Express Greatest Concerns, According to New Data from CUNA Mutual Group Middle-class Americans are less optimistic about their ability to achieve upward mobility than they were six months ago, according to new data from CUNA Mutual Group, the leading provider of lending, insurance, investment, and financial technology solutions for credit unions. […]

Transcription Service Leader Rev.com Beats Google, Amazon and Microsoft in AI Speech-to-Text Accuracy

Transcription Service Leader Rev.com Beats Google, Amazon and Microsoft in AI Speech-to-Text Accuracy

Results from Word Error Rate (WER) testing reveal newly launched proprietary speech recognition service outperforms tech giants Today, Rev.com launched Rev Automated Transcription, a service that creates affordable, easy-to-follow transcripts that power productivity. The new service complements the company’s established leadership in human-powered transcription and adds functionality to Rev’s convenient platform. The automatic speech recognition (ASR) engine […]

Millennials Say Hertz is their Favorite Car Rental Company

Millennials Say Hertz is their Favorite Car Rental Company

$HTZ FLASH: Hertz takes home top honors in 2019 Trazees Awards Millennials have named Hertz (NYSE:HTZ) as their favorite global car rental company in the 2019 Trazees Awards. “Travelers of all ages have many transportation options today and we’re honored that Millennials have chosen Hertz as their favorite car rental provider,” said Jayesh Patel, Hertz Senior […]

IBM And AT&T Announce Multi-Year Strategic Alliance

IBM And AT&T Announce Multi-Year Strategic Alliance

Companies to expand relationship to enable moving AT&T Business applications to IBM Cloud IBM to make AT&T Business Primary Provider of Software Defined Networking IBM (NYSE: IBM) and AT&T (NYSE: T) today announced a multi-year strategic alliance. Under the agreement AT&T Communications will use IBM’s expertise to modernize AT&T Business Solutions’ internal software applications, enabling migrations to […]

Stocks Finished Flat on Mixed Economic Data

Stocks Finished Flat on Mixed Economic Data

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The gauge of equities finished flat to unchanged Tuesday, as US Treasury yields moved higher on a stronger-than-anticipated report on US retail sales raised the possibility the Fed might adopt a less Dovish stance. The S&P 500 lost 0.3% Tuesday, led lower by shares of energy and technology companies, while […]

Factory Output Up More Than Estimated, Autos Advance

Factory Output Up More Than Estimated, Autos Advance

$F, $GM, $FCAU, $TM FLASH: America is open for business. US manufacturing output accelerated in June, climbing for the 2nd month running, thanks in large part to increased production of motor vehicles and parts. The Federal Reserve said Tuesday manufacturing production rose 0.4% last month, above the 0.2% expected by analysts in a poll. The June numbers […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$AMZN, $CROX, $DE, $GILD, $GPN, $WORK Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the 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 a list of stocks analysts have singled out to look at carefully Tuesday, as follows: Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN): Analysts reiterated AMZN as Overweight […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Unch, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Mixed Notes: Most Asian stock markets rose Monday, but gains were limited as investors awaited US retail sales data and corporate earnings to gauge the health of the world’s biggest economy ahead of a likely US rate cut later […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE), Listen to This HyperSuper Car Flat Out at the Nurburgring

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE), Listen to This HyperSuper Car Flat Out at the Nurburgring

$RACE The Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) FXX K is the latest in Ferrari’s line of hyper-exclusive track-only HyperSuper cars, and here is a video of 1 owner, there are just 320 out there enjoying it to the fullest. Alexander West, driver of this blue FXX K attended Ferrari’s latest Corsa Clienti event, held at the Nurburgring at […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Reports on Buyback Program

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Reports on Buyback Program

$RACE Ferrari N.V. (NYSE/MTA:RACE) announces that under the second tranche of the common share buyback program announced on 1 July 2019 (“Second Tranche”), the Company has purchased additional common shares – reported in aggregate form, on daily basis – on the Italian Stock Exchange (MTA) as follows: MTA TradingDate(d/m/y)   Number of common shares purchased […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$MO, $FOCS, $LPSN, $MESA, $MS, $ZM Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the 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 a list of stocks analysts have singled out to look at carefully Monday, as follows: Altria Inc. (NYSE:MO) was raised to Buy from […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Mixed, USD Firm, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Notes: China’s economic growth slowed to 6.2% in Q-2, its weakest pace in 27 years, as demand at home and abroad faltered in the face of mounting US trade pressure. EU foreign ministers will seek to figure out how […]

Earnings Season ‘Kicks Off’ in Earnest This Week

Earnings Season ‘Kicks Off’ in Earnest This Week

$JPM, $MS, $GS, $BAC, $MSFT, $NFLX FLASH: Traders will focus on the start to Q-2 earnings season this week. Big banks including JP Morgan Chase (NYSE:JPM), Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) and Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), along with Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) report Quarterly results this week, setting the tone for the rest […]

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Leclerc Drove a Terrific Race Fininshing 3rd at Silverstone

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Leclerc Drove a Terrific Race Fininshing 3rd at Silverstone

We saw a big smile on Charles Leclerc, 21 anni, after the British Grand Prix. From start to finish the Ferrari driver was involved in wheel-to-wheel dices around every inch of Silverstone, ultimately came away with a well-deserved podium, and the fan-voted Driver of the Day accolade. Before the race, Mr. Leclerc spoke of how he […]

Gold is in a New Bull Market

Gold is in a New Bull Market

$GLD, $XAU, $USD The price of gold has gained 10% to $1412.35 YTD, and my work projects the precious Yellow metal will move much higher from current marks as it enters this new Bull market. The fundamentals and technicals are aligned for gold to maintain its upward trend in the months ahead. Gold stocks are […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Free Practice Results at Silverstone

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Free Practice Results at Silverstone

$RACE Valtteri Bottas led a MercedesAMG 1-2 in FP2 at Silverstone on with the Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) duo of Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel finishing immediately behind Lewis Hamilton, the wind and new track surface made for challenging FP session Friday. Mr. Bottas led much of FP1 before Pierre Gasly’s late flying lap, but the MercedesAMG driver […]

Stocks Cut Resistances Like a ‘Hot Knife Through Butter’ Finishing at New Record Highs Again

Stocks Cut Resistances Like a ‘Hot Knife Through Butter’ Finishing at New Record Highs Again

$DIA $SPY $QQQ, RUTX, $VXX FLASH: US Stock Market Indexes Finish at Record Highs Again, The Trump Effect is Working Traders and investors are focused a Fed that is expected to cut its benchmark interest rate later this month for the 1st time in more than a decade to help counter slowing economic growth caused […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$XEC, $COST, $ENDP, $FCX, $HD, $LOW Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the 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 a list of stocks analysts have singled out to look at carefully Friday, as follows: Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE:XEC) was downgraded to Market […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) largest outside shareholder is openly advocating for Elon Musk to fine-tune his approach to communicating with the market

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) largest outside shareholder is openly advocating for Elon Musk to fine-tune his approach to communicating with the market

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) largest outside shareholder is openly advocating for Elon Musk to fine-tune his approach to communicating with the market For the third time in the past year, Tesla Inc.’s largest outside shareholder is openly advocating for Elon Musk to fine-tune his approach to communicating with the market. There’s no need for Musk, an […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Re-establishing privacy

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Re-establishing privacy

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Re-establishing privacy The biggest challenge in resuscitating privacy isn’t that it’s difficult for consumers to opt out of invasive online services, it’s that it’s nearly impossible for businesses to do so (and I only say “nearly” here by way of a hedge). Case in point: Steve Wozniak’s aforementioned recommendation to leave Facebook was initially […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) sentiment toward the stock is improving this year

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) sentiment toward the stock is improving this year

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) sentiment toward the stock is improving this year Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) received a vote of confidence on Wednesday when Evercore ISI analyst Amit Daryanani reaffirmed his outperform rating for the technology giant’s shares. While investors should never rely solely on an analyst recommendation for their investment decisions, Daryanani does have an interesting point about […]

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) suffered a service disruption on Thursday that prevented users from properly accessing its app and website

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) suffered a service disruption on Thursday that prevented users from properly accessing its app and website

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) suffered a service disruption on Thursday that prevented users from properly accessing its app and website Twitter suffered an outage on Thursday that prevented some users from being able to use the social network properly for about an hour. Users who visited the website were greeted with a “Something is technically wrong” […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) turns negative

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) turns negative

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) turns negative U.S. stock benchmarks cut solid gains Thursday morning after a tweet from President Donald Trump indicated that trade talks between China and the U.S. may not be making substantial progress. Trump tweeted that China is “letting us down” by not buying U.S. farm products “that they said they would.” Trump’s […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) reports quarterly earnings on July 24 after the market closes

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) reports quarterly earnings on July 24 after the market closes

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) reports quarterly earnings on July 24 after the market closes When Facebook (NASDAQ: FB ) reports quarterly earnings on July 24 after the market closes, investors may not want to expect more upside. FB stock already staged a V-shaped recovery that began in May. After bottoming at the 200-day simple moving average on June 1 at […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Outperforming Other Retail-Wholesale Stocks This Year?

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Outperforming Other Retail-Wholesale Stocks This Year?

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Outperforming Other Retail-Wholesale Stocks This Year? Investors focused on the Retail-Wholesale space have likely heard of Alibaba Group Holding (BABA), but is the stock performing well in comparison to the rest of its sector peers? Let’s take a closer look at the stock’s year-to-date performance to find out. Alibaba Group […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) record high led by UnitedHealth shares

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) record high led by UnitedHealth shares

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) record high led by UnitedHealth shares The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied to a record high on Thursday, led by UnitedHealth shares, after testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell this week that signaled easier monetary policy could be implemented later this month. The 30-stock average broke above 27,000 for […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Mixed Notes: Friday, China will release trade data for June, with analysts expecting exports to have fallen as weakening global demand and a sharp hike in US tariffs took a heavier toll on the world’s largest trading nation. OPEC Thursday […]

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Leclerc Will Be More Aggressive at Silverstone

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Leclerc Will Be More Aggressive at Silverstone

$RACE Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Charles Leclerc says he will adjust his driving style to be more aggressive after the Austrian Grand Prix. In that race Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen avoided a penalty for a late overtake on the Ferrari driver. Mr. Leclerc has come to terms with the outcome of the race Having led for […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$FDX, $LMT, $MA, $PEP, $TOT, $UPS, $V Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the 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 a list of stocks analysts have singled out to look at carefully Thursday, as follows: FedEx Corp. (NYSE:FDX) was started with a […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) buybacks could be larger than the current Street estimates

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) buybacks could be larger than the current Street estimates

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) buybacks could be larger than the current Street estimates Evercore raises its Apple (AAPL +0.5%) price target from $215 to $217. The firm updates its June quarter model to reflect iPhone units that will likely remain muted, a strengthening commodity price tailwind, China-driven Services acceleration starting this quarter, and stabilizing China demand. Evercore […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Leap to Records Following Powell’s Comments

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Leap to Records Following Powell’s Comments

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Leap to Records Following Powell’s Comments U.S. stocks leapt Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell set the stage for the central bank to cut interest rates to bolster flagging growth. The Nasdaq Composite rose 0.75% to close at a record 8202.53. The S&P 500 touched a high during the […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Rebound Should Continue

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Rebound Should Continue

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Rebound Should Continue Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA ) Has had a bumpy road to say the least and Tesla stock has been a lot more unpredictable than any investor wants to see. The stock market is having its best year in over two decades, with the S&P 500 rising 18% through the first six months of the 2019 – […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Crypto Needs Fed Help

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Crypto Needs Fed Help

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Crypto Needs Fed Help As mighty as it is, Facebook apparently can’t realize its cryptocurrency dreams alone. In response to questions from the Senate Banking Committee, the social media giant said that its planned Libra cryptocurrency will require the assistance of large public-sector organizations, articles published after market close reported. Facebook wrote […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) surged to a record high after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signalled a willingness to cut interest rates to boost flagging economic growth

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) surged to a record high after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signalled a willingness to cut interest rates to boost flagging economic growth

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) surged to a record high after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signalled a willingness to cut interest rates to boost flagging economic growth The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite surged to a record high Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled a willingness to cut interest rates to boost flagging economic growth. The […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) rallies despite appearance of bearish ‘death cross’ pattern

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) rallies despite appearance of bearish ‘death cross’ pattern

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) rallies despite appearance of bearish ‘death cross’ pattern Shares of Google-parent Alphabet Inc. GOOGL, +1.48% rose 1.2% in morning trading Wednesday, despite the appearance of a “death cross” chart pattern that suggests a bearish technical outlook. A death cross is when the 50-day moving average (DMA), a widely followed short-term trend tracker, […]

Budweiser and Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) flag Hong Kong dollar oddity

Budweiser and Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) flag Hong Kong dollar oddity

Budweiser and Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) flag Hong Kong dollar oddity The boring Hong Kong dollar has been more exciting of late. A couple months after a U.S. hedge fund manager targeted the currency, it is moving sharply. Two giant upcoming stock sales are a major factor, but the recurring phenomenon flags a peculiarity […]

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) daily chart shows a “golden cross

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) daily chart shows a “golden cross

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) daily chart shows a “golden cross Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) closed the first half of 2019 at $34.90, which became a key input to my proprietary analytics. The only level left over from the first half is its annual risky level at $48.99. The daily chart shows a “golden cross,” and the weekly […]

 Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

 Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: Tensions have been high in the Middle East after attacks on tankers and the downing of a US drone by Iran last month, following President Trump’s withdrawal from a multi-party agreement with Tehran to end its nuclear program. […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Stock, The Bulls are In Charge

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Stock,  The Bulls are In Charge

$RACE FLASH: Ferrari sentiment running high, The Bulls are in-charge Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is not your typical car company, and analyzing the stock is not a typical process, most sector analysts do not understand it and how it works, the iconic Italian Supercar maker is The Aristocrat of the Automotive sector. I have been a fan […]

Wall Street Finishes at Record Highs, Powell’s Remarks Boost Rate Cut Probability to 100%

Wall Street Finishes at Record Highs, Powell’s Remarks Boost Rate Cut Probability to 100%

$DIA, $QQQ, $SPY, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Stocks gained as investors interpret Fed Chairman Powell’s testimony before the House indicated a rate cut soon. Wednesday, US stocks finished higher on hopes of an interest rate cut later this month were signaled by Fed Chairman Powell’s commen to Congress that the central bank would “act as appropriate” […]

Fed’s Signal: Interest Rate Cuts Coming Soon

Fed’s Signal: Interest Rate Cuts Coming Soon

Wednesday, Fed Chairman Powell signaled that the Fed is likely to cut interest rates late this month for the 1st time in a decade in light of a weakening global economy and rising trade tensions. Delivering the central bank’s semiannual report to Congress, Chairman Powell said that since Fed officials met last month, “uncertainties around […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$ALB, $AA, $AB, $AAPL, $BAC, $C, $PNC Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the 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 a list of stocks analysts have singled out to look at carefully Wednesday, as follows: Albemarle Corp. (NYSE:ALB) was maintained as Overweight […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Simplicity Trumps Everything

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Simplicity Trumps Everything

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Simplicity Trumps Everything That’s true even though Steve Jobs is gone. Because he didn’t just create a company culture, he built a consumer culture. Apple was and still is – for the most part – all about one thing: simplicity. Advancements in technology have complicated this mission to a certain degree, but […]

Courts on Both Sides of the Atlantic Rule against Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)

Courts on Both Sides of the Atlantic Rule against Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)

Courts on Both Sides of the Atlantic Rule against Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Much like Amazon’s mega-tech counterparts Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL , NASDAQ: GOOG ), Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ), and Facebook (NASDAQ: FB ), court-related challenges have begun to plague AMZN. Thanks to a federal appeals court ruling, courts can now hold Amazon liable for products sold by third parties. Third-party sales account for about 58% of the sales on […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Rally Awaits Fed Chief Powell

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Rally Awaits Fed Chief Powell

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Rally Awaits Fed Chief Powell Dow Jones futures were little changed early Wednesday morning, along with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures, after Amazon stock and Facebook stock led Tuesday’s stock market rally. Along with the two FANG Internet giants, ServiceNow stock and Square stock claimed buy points. The current […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) slips on trade concerns

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) slips on trade concerns

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) slips on trade concerns U.S. stocks dropped on Tuesday as investors fretted over a hit to company earnings from the protracted U.S.-China trade dispute and reined in expectations of a big interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve later this month. In the latest indication of the trade dispute hurting businesses, German […]

Will rate cut hopes be dashed

Will rate cut hopes be dashed

Asian Markets are trading slightly lower overnight as everyone waits for Jerome Powell’s testimony. Both the Hang Seng and Nikkei225 losing ground by 215 and 12 points respectively. Futures markets are still pricing in a 25 basis points cut later this month whilst there is now no indication of anything further. Markets are trading in […]