|Bid||18.19 x 900|
|Ask||19.75 x 3200|
|Day's Range||18.61 - 19.34|
|52 Week Range||18.05 - 47.46|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.70|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.20 (1.05%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
It was much worse at one point during the day, but even with Tuesday's partial bounceback, the S&P 500 closed down to the tune of 0.26%. Investors remain hesitant to do much of anything until after they've had a chance to chew on today's interest rate decision and rhetoric.Source: Shutterstock Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) led the charge lower, losing another 6.4% of its value as investors continue to jeer the decision to sell its Upjohn arm to rival Mylan (NASDAQ:MYL). Mylan, meanwhile, gained another 3% as investors cheered what seemingly looks like a great deal. Also working against the market in a big way was Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD). Shares of the pharma outfit were off to the tune of 1.1%, despite a respectable Q2 report that included impressive progress for sales of its HIV portfolio. * The 10 Best Stocks to Invest in for August As for names worth a look at trading prospects here at the midpoint of the week, however, the stock charts of National-Oilwell Varco (NYSE:NOV), Southern Co (NYSE:SO) and CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) top a short list. Here's why, and what to look for.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips CF Industries Holdings (CF)For the first four months of the year, shares of CF Industries Holdings were stuck in a range, unable to hurdle the 200-day moving average line plotted in white on both stock charts.The stock finally cleared that hurdle in June, but things have remained choppy all the same. It increasingly looks like the breakout move is the real deal, however, as CF shares continue to find support at other key lines in the sand. And, there's little doubt about the underpinnings for the move, which only renews a long-standing uptrend. * Click to EnlargeTuesday's action was not only productive, it was spurred by a push up and off of the 20-day moving average line plotted in blue. * Although it's likely to cool off again, even if just a little, the purple 50-day moving average line's cross above the 200-day line. The 'golden cross' signals that new bullish momentum is fully developed. * On the weekly chart it becomes clear that the last two key bottoms made in March and May better define a long-term support line that extends back to the middle of 2016. Southern Co (SO)A little over a week ago, Southern Co was highlighted as a name that was dancing more often with a crucial support level. Although it was still above it at the time, the rally since the beginning of the year left the utility name vulnerable to a big pullback.There's still a glimmer of hope in that regard. But, only a glimmers. Tuesday's action took a pretty good-sized chunk out of that technical support, and did so in a way that waves a major red flag. * 7 Hot Stocks That Killed It This Earnings Season * Click to Enlarge Although it didn't close below it, SO stock temporarily traded below the 50-day line on Tuesday, and it did close under the straight-line support that extend back to the beginning of the year. * Underscoring the blow sellers dealt to Southern Co shares is the volume surge behind the tumble. There may be a lot of would-be sellers waiting in the wings. * If this pressure turns into something more, a pullback to the $51.50 area isn't out of the question. That's where a Fibonacci retracement line awaits, and where the white 200-day moving average line will soon be. National-Oilwell Varco (NOV)Finally, it was an earnings report that spurred the volatility. As such, traders should proceed with caution. It may not last.Nevertheless, sometimes it's news that's required to jump-start a potential and even likely move. Now that the trigger has been released, National-Oilwell Varco shares could spend the next several days, or even weeks, following through on yesterday's dynamic bar. * Click to EnlargeThe bears initially responded to the earnings report, dragging NOV into the red. With some time to think about it, however, they changed their mind. The intraday reversal speaks volumes about the underlying sentiment. * Underscoring the likelihood that Tuesday is a pivot point is the volume spike behind it. A flood of sellers were finally flushed out, and a flood of new buyers poured in. It's the opposite of what was witnessed in February. * Although the stage is set for more upside, particularly given how oversold the stock has been since June, this is a setup that requires at least a little bit of follow-through to validate the swing.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about him at his website jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Stocks to Buy With Over 20% Upside From Current Levels * The 10 Best Stocks to Invest in for August * 6 Upcoming IPOs for August The post 3 Big Stock Charts for Wednesday: Southern Co, CF Industries Holdings and National-Oilwell Varco appeared first on InvestorPlace.
“Through the first three years of the downturn, we reduced personnel-related costs by $3 billion and (selling, general and administrative costs) by $1 billion per year,” the top executive said. “These latest initiatives are additive to our earlier efforts.”
Oil prices have been trapped between supply outages and weak demand but there is an important week ahead that promises to bring volatility back to markets
The bottom line fell from the year-ago period as North American drillers scale back their production growth plans, leaving less work for the likes of National Oilwell Varco (NOV).
Don't be caught off-guard: National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV ) releases its next round of earnings Monday, July 29. Want to skip the homework and get all the facts in one place? We thought so. Here is ...
National Oilwell Varco is expected to report a loss of $24.2 million, or 6 cents a share, on sales of $2.1 billion after the market closes on Monday, based on a FactSet survey of 29 analysts. The stock has fallen 18.9% since the company last reported earnings on Apr. 25. Jim Cramer and the Action Alerts Plus team are watching the Energy Equipment & Services sector.
The energy sector's second-quarter 2019 earnings and revenues are expected to decline 17.6% and 2.6%, respectively, from the year-ago period.
More information about reported job cuts at National Oilwell Varco is expected to come to light during the company's second-quarter earnings call.
National Oilwell Varco (NOV) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.
Five years in the making. That is essentially the time it has taken for the S&P 500 to hit a milestone mark at 3,000 for the first time in its history. The stock gauge first closed at 2,000 on Aug. 26, 2014, according to Dow Jones Market Data.
National Oilwell Varco Inc NYSE:NOVView full report here! Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is positive * Bearish sentiment is moderate and increasing * Economic output in this company's sector is contracting Bearish sentimentShort interest | NeutralShort interest is moderate for NOV with between 5 and 10% of shares outstanding currently on loan. This represents an increase in short interest as investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices added to their short positions on July 2. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NeutralETF activity is neutral. The net inflows of $3.73 billion over the last one-month into ETFs that hold NOV are not among the highest of the last year and have been slowing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS MarkitThere is no PMI sector data available for this security. Credit worthinessCredit default swap | PositiveThe current level displays a positive indicator. NOV credit default swap spreads are near the lowest level of the last one year and indicate improvement in the market's perception of the company's credit worthiness.Please send all inquiries related to the report to email@example.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
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