Investors that quickly pounded Target’s (TGT) stock Tuesday following a surprising third quarter earnings shortfall are missing the bigger picture. Credit Target’s push to remodel 1,000 stores by 2020 and it now being able to offer same-day delivery to millions of people in 46 states. An effort started in 2017 to be more competitive on prices with Walmart and Amazon and offer better customer service has helped, too.
CNBC's Jim Cramer pinpoints the 10 drivers of the stock market's sell-off. Ten things need to change for the stock market to come back from its Monday declines , CNBC's Jim Cramer said as high-profile technology stocks Facebook FB and Apple AAPL led the major averages lower. Here are the various reasons that stocks are falling and what it would take for them to turn, according to Cramer: 1.
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DUBLIN (AP) _ Medtronic PLC (MDT) on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $1.12 billion. On a per-share basis, the Dublin-based company said it had net income of 82 cents. Earnings, adjusted for amortization
Reality continues to rain down on formerly high-flying big tech stocks. Sales growth in 2019 will probably be less explosive than 2018. Blame slowing user growth at the likes of Facebook or more competition for Amazon from the increasingly digitally savvy Target – the fact is the sales growth environment for big tech is taking a turn for the worse.
Dan Suzuki, Richard Bernstein Advisors; Steve Grasso, Stuart Frankel; and CNBC's Rick Santelli, discuss today's big market drop.
Eric Schmidt joined Google as CEO in 2001 and led the tech company for the next decade as the company grew from a start-up to a corporate behemoth, whose parent company, Alphabet, now has a market cap of over $740 billion . "They were super smart, somewhat disorganized kinds of people," Schmidt told Tyler Cowen on the " Conversations with Tyler " podcast. "The recruiting started off as informal, but it ultimately became very, very structured," Schmidt said.
‘From a markets perspective, it’s going to be interesting. Paul Tudor Jones, a hedge-fund luminary, said he’s stress-testing his portfolio of corporate debt because he expects a tumultuous road ahead on the back of the Federal Reserve’s apparent commitment to normalizing interest rates and buttressed by corporate tax cuts from the Trump administration. Speaking at an economic forum in Greenwich, Conn., a hotbed for hedge funds, Jones said the Fed faces real challenges amid “the end of a 10-year run” of economic growth that many anticipate will soon come to a screeching, cyclical end.
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Elon Musk, the Tesla and Boring Company CEO, is following through on his vow to sell “Lego-like” bricks. Musk has launched The Brick Store LLC, an offshoot of The Boring Company that will produce interlocking bricks made from dirt displaced from the tunnel-digging company’s machines. The new company filed a permit application in Hawthorne, California, asking permission to repaint a building that will serve as the Brick Store’s first brick-and-mortar location, TechCrunch reported.
Finally, the political clouds over health care seem to have parted: Split party control of Congress following the midterms means Obamacare isn’t going anywhere, and proposals to curb drug prices are unlikely to pass both houses. “Health care is a defensive growth sector that we think should have a growth upturn over the next five years or so,” says Saira Malik, head of global equities at Nuveen. Marc Pinto, a portfolio manager at Janus Henderson, favors Merck, whose blockbuster immunotherapy treatment, Keytruda, has proved effective for a growing number of different cancers, enabling the pharma company to score a string of FDA approvals for new indications—and sell the drug to more patients.
According to the latest CEO confidence index from trade publication Chief Executive, CEOs now have their lowest confidence in business conditions for the next twelve months since October 2017. Over the weekend, we noted that some strategists have seen the market action since early October as a sign of investors exiting a 2018-type mindset in which strong earnings and economic growth were seen as tailwinds and rising rates just a periphery concern.
Nov.19 -- Ray Dalio, founder at Bridgewater Associates, says years of low interest rates and quantitative easing have squeezed most of the returns out of U.S. assets. He speaks with Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz at the Bloomberg Opinion Masters in Business event. Ritholtz's opinions are his own.
Shares of Nvidia Corp. dropped another 12% Monday as investors continue to punish the chipmaker following disappointing revenue and guidance in its third-quarter earnings results. Nvidia lost $19.73 to close at $144.70, and shares hit a new 52-week
A look at the details surrounding Monday's ugly tech selloff, and more broadly the selling that has happened over the past two trading days, suggests there was some measure of capitulation going on. While almost no tech stocks were spared as the Nasdaq dropped 3% on Monday, it's notable that software firms accounted (by my counting) for 15 of the 22 tech names to drop by a double-digit percentage. , which continued selling off hard in response to the January quarter guidance it issued on Thursday afternoon, all of the others were Internet services firms.
"Buy the dip," isn't working for the first time in 16 years, according to analysis from Morgan Stanley. "Such market behavior is rare and in the past has coincided with official bear markets (20 percent declines), recessions, or both," says Morgan Stanley equity strategist Michael Wilson. One of Wall Street's most famous proverbs of this bull market is backfiring.
Nvidia shares dropped 19% to $164.43 to end the day. "Last quarter [CEO Jensen Huang] said 'we are masters at managing our channel', which turned out not be the case," Bernstein analyst Stacy Rasgon told Real Money. For one, Nvidia's high price to earnings ratio makes it somewhat prohibitive compared to peers like Intel Corp.
“Unless someone convinces me that all of us are going to go back to TVs and radios, I still think digital advertising is a place where the growth will continue,” says Melda Mergen, deputy global head of equities for Columbia Threadneedle Investments. Facebook, for one, is trading at its lowest valuation ever, just 19 times earnings—about the average of the S&P 500 and half as expensive as it was a year ago. “This may end up being one of the last buying opportunities,” says Dan Chung, CEO and CIO of Fred Alger Investments, who owns both stocks.
The decline comes as the Nasdaq plummeted more than 3%, bringing its year-to-date gain to just 1.69%. Twilio, which has had a great year, is getting hammered. The cloud communications company fell 13.76% to $76.90 a share.
2018 was a breakthrough year for Nvidia Corporation (NVDA), until it wasn't. Nvidia is a graphics processing chip manufacturer that currently generates most of its revenue from the sales of graphics processing units (GPUs), which are used for competitive gaming, professional visualization, and cryptocurrency mining. Riding on the coattails of a cryptocurrency boom, the graphics processing company soared 42.18% year-over-year to a record-high share price of $289.36 on October 1, 2018. Just over one month later, on November 15, 2018, Nvidia delivered disappointing Q3 FY19 revenue guidance, falling short of analysts' expectations by about $700 million.
Three of the companies within the big-tech quartet have entered into death crosses, with Facebook FB , Netflix NFLX and Google parent Alphabet GOOGL seeing their 50-day moving averages cross below their 200-day moving averages. Facebook was first to do so, in September. Netflix and Alphabet shares hit it last week, and Amazon isn't far off.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Tuesday as a decline in Target shares pressured retailers, while the most popular technology stocks fell again. At around 8:34 a.m. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were down 305 points
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Facebook shares fell after a WSJ report that CEO Mark Zuckerberg is becoming much more aggressive in how he manages the tech giant. Apple shares dropped following a report the company has cut production for its newest iPhones. Bitcoin also continued a year-long slide, hitting its lowest level of the year.
Goldman Sachs reiterates its neutral rating on Apple and cut its price target to $182, down from $209. "In addition to weakness in demand for Apple's products in China ... it also looks like the balance of price and features in the iPhone XR may not have been well-received," Goldman wrote. Weaker demand for Apple AAPL products as well as a lackluster reception for the iPhone XR outside of the United States will prevent shares from advancing at all over the next year, according to Goldman Sachs.