63.89 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 5:18PM EST
|Bid||63.66 x 1200|
|Ask||64.50 x 800|
|Day's Range||63.62 - 64.60|
|52 Week Range||33.71 - 64.60|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.65|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||22.34|
|Earnings Date||Feb 11, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.84 (1.34%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Feb 17, 2020|
|1y Target Est||68.74|
The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq were set for record highs on Wednesday, as investors took heart from China's efforts to contain a virus outbreak and a strong forecast from IBM. The main indexes retreated from record highs on Tuesday after officials confirmed the first U.S. case of the coronavirus that has killed nine and infected 440 in China. "While the death toll has risen to nine, it feels like affirmation we're getting out of China is stemming fears that this is turning into an epidemic," said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at National Securities in New York.
As most companies in this space have seen no negative earnings estimate revisions and have a favorable Zacks Rank, semiconductor ETFs might continue to see smooth trading in the weeks ahead.
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2019 was a great year for the stock market - one of the strongest years ever.Source: Shutterstock And typically, following that sort of performance, the next year is great too.So, while nothing is ever guaranteed when it comes to the market… the odds are pretty good 2020 will be another bullish year.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 2019 Winners That Will Be 2020 Losers But - and this is important to understand - we likely won't see that great performance in the exact same sectors…Semiconductor stocks were the top performers in 2019. Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) gained 152%. Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) popped 116% higher. Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) jumped 88%.But, it probably won't be the big winners of 2019 that lead the market higher this year.Instead, traders should look for the laggards to play catch-up.No doubt, 2019 was a momentum-driven market. Strong stocks got stronger throughout the year. Weak stocks got weaker. And, that trend accelerated in December as institutions and money managers engaged in the art of "window dressing."They bought more of the market's best-performing stocks so when they published their holdings at the end of the year, they could show investors they owned the markets best performers. And, they sold off the worst-performing stocks so they could show investors their limited exposure to bad performers.That action has created one of the widest valuation discrepancies between growth stocks and value stocks since 2000.You see, on a relative basis, growth stocks are historically expensive today… and value stocks are historically cheap.AMD, for example, trades at 44 times 2020 earnings estimates. That's quite richly valued compared to the S&P 500, which trades for about 18 times 2020 earnings estimates.Meanwhile, value stocks like Teva Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:TEVA), which trades at less than 4 times 2020 earnings estimates, are historically cheap.Granted… TEVA has its issues, and the outlook is cloudy. And, AMD is firing on all cylinders and the future is shining bright.But gosh… is AMD really worth ten times the earnings multiple of TEVA - or any other company that actually has earnings?My point is… the valuation gap between growth and value has expanded to a historically wide level. Growth stocks are trading for historically high valuations. Value stocks are historically cheap.If the broad stock market is going to continue higher in 2020, then it's going to be fueled by a "catch-up" rally in the value stocks. Traders should be looking for the undervalued and underappreciated names of 2019 to lead the market higher this year.Best regards and good trading,Jeff ClarkP.S. 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