|Bid||155.25 x 1800|
|Ask||155.43 x 1400|
|Day's Range||154.45 - 156.65|
|52 Week Range||125.81 - 170.52|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.22|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.19%|
Once lagging small-cap stocks and ETFs have gained some momentum in recent weeks. For example, the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEArca: IWM), which tracks the widely observed Russell 2000 Index of small-cap ...
A narrow trading range combined with an increase in the volatility index as investors appear poised to move money from stocks to bonds.
Relatively cheap valuations and lower interest rates are causing investors to rush back into small-cap stocks and the ETFs that hold them.
It was another positive day on Wall Street, with stocks closing near their highs on Wednesday. Again, small-cap stocks stole the show in the stock market today.All week, we've been pointing out the outperformance of the Russell 2000. That strength was on display as the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEARCA:IWM) closed higher by 2%.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThat easily outpaced the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) and the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSEARCA:DIA), which rallied 0.7% and 0.9%, respectively. It also topped the 0.9% rally in the PowerShares QQQ ETF (NASDAQ:QQQ).The IWM is now up almost 5% just this week, easily topping the roughly 50 basis appreciation in the S&P 500. The ETF has also seen a few strong days of accumulation, causing some to wonder whether small caps are set to start closing that gap.While the IWM may be coming into some possible resistance, continued momentum could kick-start a breakout. Movers in the Stock Market TodayShares of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) barreled to their highest level in about a year, rising 3.2% to $223.59. The move comes on a two-fold catalyst. First, the company introduced its new iPhone and other products set to launch over the next few weeks. Second, the stock was on the cusp of a big breakout, which is taking place now.If only Zscaler (NASDAQ:ZS) could say the same thing. Shares were down 20% on the day, despite the company beating on earnings and revenue expectations. However, the midpoint of management's full-year guidance came up short of consensus estimates for both revenue and earnings. * 10 Stocks to Sell in Market-Cursed September Restoration Hardware (NYSE:RH) initially opened lower, but then jumped 4.8% to new highs. The move comes after the company reported yet another beat-and-raise quarter.Side note: RH and IWM are two stocks on Wednesday's Top Stock Trades column.Dave & Buster's Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY) shares fell more than 4% after the company reported earnings. The company beat on earnings, reported in-line revenue and missed on comp store sales results.GameStop (NYSE:GME) took it on the chin, falling more than 10% after the company missed on earnings and revenue estimates, and provided worse-than-expected guidance. The only seemingly good news is that shares rallied hard off the lows and did not make new 52-week lows.Another retailer that's struggling? Forever 21, which is expected to file for bankruptcy as early as this weekend. Heard on the StreetCisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) climbed 1.7% and is looking to reclaim $50 after it was initiated with an "outperform" rating and $60 price target from the analysts at Evercore ISI.Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT) jumped about 1.7% on the day, closing at $95.21. The move came after Bernstein analysts initiated shares with an "outperform" rating and $108 price target. It implies almost 14% upside from Wednesday's close.Finally, shares of Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) were upgraded to "outperform" at Raymond James. The analysts are using a $21 price target, implying more than 10% upside from current levels. That's even after the stock's nearly 26% rally so far this year and 5.5% rally on Wednesday.Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell was long AAPL. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Stocks to Sell in Market-Cursed September * 7 of the Worst IPO Stocks in 2019 * 7 Best Stocks That Crushed It This Earnings Season The post Stock Market Today: Small Caps Are Back?Â appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Equities continue to stretch higher as the week wears on, with U.S. stocks once again pushing higher. Let's look at a few top stock trades from Wednesday. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 1: AT&TEarlier this week, shares of AT&T (NYSE:T) were poised for big gains thanks to news of activist investor Elliott Management acquiring an equity stake. However, the stock faded for most of Monday's session, although it still ended higher on the day. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsOn Wednesday, shares took out Monday's high and are moving nicely to the upside. * 10 Healthcare Stocks to Buy Despite the Headlines The rally on Monday broke T stock over channel resistance (blue line). So long as it maintains above $37 -- which was weekly resistance and can be seen here -- then it's okay on the long side. Side note: Look at that awesome volume accumulation (blue circle)! Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 2: UberUber (NYSE:UBER) and Lyft (NASDAQ:LYFT) stock actually traded higher, despite recent California legislation that's expected to hurt the ride-hailing companies' bottom line. Rallying on bad news is actually a good thing. For Uber, the stock has also broken over channel resistance. However, shares are being rejected by the 20-day moving average, and still face likely resistance at $36. Here's what to watch for now. Shares need to hold above former channel resistance and not make new lows. That will at least be constructive price action for the bulls. Additionally, let's see if Uber stock can reclaim the 20-day moving average. It tried on Wednesday but was rejected. If it does, $36 is on the table. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 3: LyftLyft has a very similar setup to Uber -- what a shocker. For Lyft though, it's not quite as far out of the woods is Uber. Shares were also rejected by the 20-day moving average and while they're currently above channel resistance, it's not a lay-up that it stays that way. Like Uber, Lyft stock needs to avoid making new lows. A close over $48 and the 20-day moving average could trigger a rally up to the 50-day moving average. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 4: Russell 2000 ETF The iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEARCA:IWM) has been a beast this week, something InvestorPlace readers were tipped off to earlier this week in the Stock Market Today column. In any regard, the IWM is running into some potential resistance between $156.50 and $158. Over the latter and the bulls can look to squeeze the ETF up to the May highs near $160.50. The IWM has lagged the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq both year-to-date and over the past 12 months. If it can continue gaining momentum, perhaps it will look to close some of that gap. On the downside, bulls need to see $150 hold as support. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 5: Restoration HardwareThe company delivered another beat-and-raise quarter and yet, Restoration Hardware (NYSE:RH) actually opened lower on the day. Rising more than 6.5% by the close though, buyers really stepped up. As shares technically become overbought, there is additional concern as it runs into possible channel resistance. It's possible that it breaks out over this area, but if not, the bull case is not over. * 10 Stocks to Sell in Market-Cursed September So long as RH holds over $158, it looks good on the long side. That marks the prior high from March. I would love to see trendline No. 2 buoy the name from here. Should it fail as support, $150 could be on the table. Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell is long T. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Stocks to Sell in Market-Cursed September * 7 of the Worst IPO Stocks in 2019 * 7 Best Stocks That Crushed It This Earnings Season The post 5 Top Stock Trades for Thursday: T, UBER, LYFT, IWM, RH appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Small-cap value ETFs are riding high of late on the back of a dovish Fed, heightened trade war tensions, global growth worries, geopolitical risks, stronger dollar but a decently growing U.s. economy.
Tuesday marked another interesting day in U.S. equities. Investors saw good, bad and ugly in the stock market today, with assets mixed for the second straight session. Worth noting in this case though, the stark differences weren't as notable as Monday's session.Again though, we saw small caps outperform via the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEARCA:IWM) as it rallied 1.24%, while tech lagged as the PowerShares QQQ ETF (NASDAQ:QQQ) fell 0.3%.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsSandwiched in between were the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) and SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSEARCA:DIA), which were down 0.04% and up 0.2%, respectively.While we saw small caps easily outperform the S&P 500 on Monday, we also saw high-growth tech stocks like Twilio (NYSE:TWLO), Shopify (NASDAQ:SHOP) and others obliterated on the day. On Tuesday, we saw more selling pressure in these names, although not to the extent we did in the prior session.Instead, streaming dominated the headlines in the stock market today, following the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) event. All About AppleJust like it does every year, Apple held its fall product event on Tuesday, showcasing a number of new services, products and upgrades for its customers. What were the highlights?Starting with the iPhone, Apple announced three new versions of the device. The iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max will start at $999 and $1099, respectively, and sport panel sizes of 5.8 inches and 6.5 inches, respectively. * 10 Stocks to Sell in Market-Cursed September The devices will come in four colors, have OLED displays and boast three rear-facing cameras. The iPhones will ship with a fast-changing adapter, while the iPhone 11 Pro has improved battery life of four hours and iPhone 11 Pro Max sports an improvement of five hours.The third device is Apple's low-cost option, the iPhone 11, weighing in at $699. The iPhone sports a 6.1-inch display and dual rear-facing camera. The low-cost option will be available in six colors.Customers will also be able to order the new Series 5 Apple Watch. The device starts at $399, with a 4G unit costing $499. The Series 3 price will drop down $199. Apple also introduced the 7th-generation iPad, which starts at $329 and will begin shipping at the end of the month.Further, the company announced that Apple Arcade will be available Sept. 19 in more than 150 countries. The service starts at $4.99 per month for the whole family (after a one-month free trial), and will soon have more than 100 games.Finally, the company said that its Apple TV+ service will start at just $4.99 for the whole family. One year of the service will be included for new hardware purchases, with the first shows launching Nov. 1 in over 100 countries. Apple expects to add new shows each month. Streaming WarsI left the Apple TV+ news for last, because it has more than just customers talking about it. It's wreaking havoc on other streaming plays, like Disney (NYSE:DIS), Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU).Disney and Netflix each slipped about 2.2%, while Roku took a punch to the teeth, falling 10.5%. It's exactly why all three stocks (plus Apple) were InvestorPlace's Top Stock Trades.What will the impact be?When Disney priced its Disney+ streaming service at $6.99 per month (or $70 annually), most assumed it was to undercut Netflix. Given Disney's strong content library and appeal to parents, the service looks like a layup at these prices.But after Apple announced its service at $4.99 a month, perhaps that's why Disney's price came in so low. While it doesn't mean he knew ahead of time, the fact that Disney CEO Bob Iger sits on the Apple board is at least worth mentioning here.In any regard, I don't know that Disney is at a big competitive risk against Apple. For starters, the price points are not that far apart, particularly if customers buy the annual package from Disney (which boils down to $5.83 per month). Second, Disney has vastly better content than Apple that appeals to toddlers, kids, teens and adults.That's hard to top.For Netflix though, its standard plan rings in at $12.99 a month, but its offerings range between $8.99 and $15.99 per month. Many would argue that it has inferior content to Disney, but will likely have superior content to Apple. Unfortunately, its price point isn't competitive. It will be interesting to see how much staying power NFLX really has and how loyal its customers really are.Perhaps it won't lose market share and in fact, gain market share as more customers cut the cord. Collectively, someone could pay $25 a month for NFLX (standard), Disney+ and Apple TV+. Not bad.Let's see what the market makes of it over the next few days and weeks.Finally, there's Roku. Shares were crushed on the day, which likely had more to do with its run from under $100 to over $175 in about a month's time more than anything else. Still, the headlines about Apple's approach to streaming -- of course, with its own hardware available -- didn't help matters.Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell is long AAPL, DIS and SHOP. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Stocks to Sell in Market-Cursed September * 7 of the Worst IPO Stocks in 2019 * 7 Best Stocks That Crushed It This Earnings Season The post Stock Market Today: Streaming Wars Are About to Get Real appeared first on InvestorPlace.
It was a very mixed session in the stock market day. While some areas of the market did really well, other parts of the market were creamed on Monday. Broadly speaking though -- as measured by the S&P 500 -- the stock market was flat on the day.Anyone investing in small caps or high growth wouldn't agree with that statement, though.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsLast week, we finally saw the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY), SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSEARCA:DIA) and PowerShares QQQ ETF (NASDAQ:QQQ) break out.The trio had been trapped in a month-long trading range that was both choppy and frustrating for investors. When they finally broke out, investors were relieved despite there still being a few concerns. Small Caps Lead, High Growth DecimatedOne issue was small caps, which were struggling. I would really like to see the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEARCA:IWM) play catch-up and push over its 50-day moving average at this point. However, Monday's 1.33% rally against a flat S&P 500 was a good start.On the flip side, the action in high-octane growth stocks was damaging. Many of these names were showing a ton of relative strength throughout 2019, with several doubling, tripling and quadrupling. They showed relative strength in May when the market was under pressure, and again in August when volatility increased.But when stocks broke out last week, they were stagnant. Now on Monday, they're getting hammered. It's one reason why observing relative strength price action is so important. * 7 Stocks to Buy In a Flat Market The Trade Desk (NASDAQ:TTD) and Twilio (NYSE:TWLO) fell more than 10% at one point, while Alteryx (NYSE:AYX) fell more than 15%. Pinterest (NYSE:PINS), Shopify (NASDAQ:SHOP), Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) and others were also hit with a bevy of selling. Even Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) and Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) were struggling.A number of these stocks made our Top Stock Trades list on Monday as a result of the action.Hopefully InvestorPlace readers were ready though, as we highlighted this very concern in real-time just last week. Movers in the Stock Market TodayShares of AT&T (NYSE:T) were rallying as much as 6% in pre-market trading, but ended higher by just 1.41%. Still, the rally sent shares to multi-year highs after Elliott Management took an activist stake in the company.They sent a letter to management, highlighting steps they can take to elevate the stock to $60 or more by the end of 2021. That's up more than 60% from current levels. Keep in mind, shares still yield about 5.6%. Those who have been patient in AT&T stock are now being rewarded.Shares of Fannie Mae (OTCMKTS:FNMA) rocketed on the day, climbing almost 40% after an appeals court reversed an earlier decision which backed the government taking all of its profits. Freddie Mac (OTCMKTS:FMCC) rallied a similar amount on the ruling.Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) stock initially moved lower on the day, but closed higher on Monday despite more incoming probes. Now the New York attorney general is investigating the company for antitrust concerns. Joining them will be attorney generals from seven other states as well as the District of Columbia.Facebook also has to contend with the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice.However, it could be worse. For instance, look at Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL). It just settled one investigation with the FTC and also has the DOJ breathing down its neck. But like Facebook, it was announced on Monday that a number of state AGs would investigate the company as well.However, instead of eight states and DC, GOOGL will face 50 attorney generals. California and Alabama will not be involved, but D.C. and Puerto Rico are, bringing the total to 50.Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 3 Artificial Intelligence Stocks to Buy * 7 Industrial Stocks to Buy for a Strong U.S. Economy * 3 Beaten-Down Bank Stocks to Buy and Hold for the Long Term The post Stock Market Today: What to Do With High-Growth Onslaught? appeared first on InvestorPlace.