It’s another up-and-down day as investors try to weigh what seems to be a strong U.S. economy and weakening global economy. This of course, makes it tough to bid up stocks to new highs, but at the same time, it’s hard to sell U.S. equities when it’s the best house in the neighb
There is a lot of noise in the stock market. Every day, discrete events send stocks up and down. These discrete events can be company-specific, like earnings reports, murmurs about mergers and acquisitions, analyst upgrades and downgrades, or investor presentations. Those discrete events can also be macro-related, including economic data or geopolitical news.
Early Wednesday morning, Chinese social media giant Weibo (NASDAQ:WB) reported results for the first quarter of 2018. Despite a $10 million revenue headwind related to changes in GAAP accounting policies, the company posted a 76% year-over-year sales jump while earnings more than doubled.
Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:
Wall Street expects Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion before the opening bell. Celgene shares rose 1.87 percent to $87.00 in after-hours trading.
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China e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) is scheduled to report fiscal Q4 2018 earnings before market open on Friday, May 4. Heading into earnings, the stock remains a ways below its all-time high of $206.20 it hit at the end of January.
This will be the first quarter where BABA will not receive 37.5 percent of Ant Financial’s, pre-tax profits. That deal ended....More>>>
Despite pulling back a bit in the past week, the U.S. broad markets still are up 3% or so in the past month. Not to say that this has been entirely the result of earnings, but its been a big help, along with a strong push in crude oil as well. If we continue to see solid fundamentals from company earnings, markets should continue to rise.
24/7 Wall St. has put together a preview of some of....More>>>
U.S. stock futures are headed higher this morning. Wall Street bulls are extending yesterday’s late-session rally into this morning, as trade war fears begin to ease. Traders appear more focused on looming first-quarter earnings season rather than the new Chinese tariffs.
Against this backdrop, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures are up 0.28%, S&P 500 futures have added 0.47% and....More>>>
Financial analyst: It’s time to cut up Yahoo! Embattled CEO Marissa Mayer believes that a leaner, more focused Yahoo is the solution to its growth problems.
Yahoo announced a massive, $4.4 billion loss last quarter and said it will lay off 15% of its workforce as part of a plan to return the company to “modest to accelerating growth” next year and in 2018. The layoffs....More>>>
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The coffee market is back in the news, but the latest development may not have a big impact 0n Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX), stock. Burger King recently announced a $5 per month coffee subscription model, giving members one free cup of coffee per day.
On Thursday, shares of Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB) were hammered, falling more than 29% in just one session. Biogen stock was again under pressure on Friday, falling almost 3% on the day. The move puts the stock down massively on the week and below key support.