|Bid||350.44 x 900|
|Ask||350.41 x 2900|
|Day's Range||346.32 - 352.30|
|52 Week Range||135.47 - 367.27|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.33|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||77.86|
|Earnings Date||Aug 13, 2020 - Aug 17, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.64 (0.18%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Jun 04, 2020|
|1y Target Est||383.12|
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Benchmarks finished mostly higher on Friday after President Donald Trump's press conference in response to China's new security legislation turned out not to be as disruptive to trade and finance as investors had earlier feared.
Anyone looking for a “ball out of the park” success story from 2020 needn’t look much further than Nvidia (NVDA). Shares are up by 50% since the turn of the year, with the GPU giant charging ahead, constantly boosted by new catalysts. The latest, according to Credit Suisse analyst John Pitzer, is the release of the company’s new GPU, the DGX A100, which will further expand Nvidia’s TAM (total addressable market).The 7nm DGX A100 is the first based on Nvidia’s next-generation Ampere architecture. Compared to its predecessors, the DGX-1/DGX-2, the new GPU’s data crunching abilities take it to another level, computationally able to do challenging AI/deep learning tasks, take on traditional high-performance computing (HPC) modeling and simulation workloads, as well as enables “solutions across the full processing/ networking/storage stack.” Pitzer argues these will increase DCG’s (data center group) TAM from $50 billion to $60 billion.Pitzer points out that the A100 delivers “1/10th the cost, 1/20th the power, and in 1/25th the space” compared to CPU-based data centers processing a similar amount of data. The GPU DGX A100, “the most powerful AI processor to-date,” is already gaining traction with other mega-caps such as Microsoft, Alibaba, Google and Amazon.The gap between Nvidia’s data center sales and its traditionally more profitable gaming segment has been narrowing, with the former increasingly getting a bigger chunk out of Nvidia’s total revenue over the last few quarters. Pitzer believes the new GPU will act as the tipping point, expecting “an important F2Q milestone – DCG (47% of Revenue) will be larger than Gaming (38% of Revenue) for the first time ever.”The 5-star analyst further said, “We expect an elasticity of application explosion to underpin our view that the $90bn Compute TAM CAGR will accelerate from 3-5% to 10-15% with NVDA’s DCG CAGR of at least 2x TAM – Global COGS of $43 trillion, 1% value capture for Semis, 20% of that for Compute… We continue to see NVDA as the best secular growth stock in Semis with an almost open-ended TAM protected by first movers advantage and wide/deep moats in both silicon AND software.”No surprise to learn Pitzer has an Outperform rating on Nvidia to go along with a $425 price target. The implication for investors? Upside potential of 22%. (To watch Pitzer’s track record, click here)There aren’t many on the Street betting against Nvidia right now. 3 Holds and 1 Sell vs 27 Buys result in a Strong Buy consensus rating. The average price target of $381.02 implies upside potential of 9%. (See Nvidia stock analysis on TipRanks)To find good ideas for stocks trading at attractive valuations, visit TipRanks’ Best Stocks to Buy, a newly launched tool that unites all of TipRanks’ equity insights.
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This is forcing data center operators to upgrade their capacities and capabilities to handle the increased load. Chinese giant Alibaba recently announced that it will spend $28 billion to bolster its data center infrastructure over the next three years in preparation for a post-COVID-19 world. Market research firm TechNavio estimates that spending on data center construction could increase at an annual rate of 10% through 2024.
Many Americans, stuck at home because of the coronavirus pandemic, are putting federal stimulus checks and other money into online stock trading. Several leading brokerage firms have reported a surge in new accounts since much of the U.S. went into lockdown in March, and the stock market’s sharp recovery since the March lows, coupled with recent steps to reopen the U.S. economy, only fuels these newcomers’ euphoria. Indeed, with zero-commissions, day trading seems like an easy way to make a quick buck.
Such is the new world of tech conferences in the age of COVID-19. They’ve gone all-digital, like Build and GTC Digital, and may never be the same. Absent a vaccine, the days of thousands of people herded into hotel ballrooms and convention centers like cattle, sharing cabs and eating in cramped quarters, are gone.
Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) and NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) are pillars of the video game industry. Meanwhile, many of the millions of PC gamers are using NVIDIA's graphics cards, and the company claims to serve more than 200 million gamers with its GeForce family of graphics processing units (GPUs) and is the market share leader in the discrete GPU market. With more people at home since March, Activision Blizzard reported high engagement levels across most of its games.
Even though the market has rebounded from the lows it hit earlier this year, there are still great long-term opportunities for investors who know where to look.
The industry is shooting for the stars. But when it comes to investing in Virgin Galactic (NYSE:SPCE) and SPCE stock, it's enough to stay tethered to the price chart as well as a smart risk-adjusted position in a sometimes hostile investing environment. Let me explain.Source: Tun Pichitanon / Shutterstock.com Space, it's the final frontier. And this week we got a bit closer to exploring those boundaries face-to-face than we've been in a long time. Tesla's (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk was expected to send two astronauts into orbit via his privately held SpaceX venture on Wednesday. It would have marked the first manned mission into space in more than nine years. However, Mother Nature scuttled the launch.For many stargazers watching from the sidelines should be rewarded Saturday when a second attempt is planned. But for those that want to participate on a whole other level and where "mission accomplished" can spell big-time profits, it's time to consider buying SPCE stock.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsSPCE stock is the publicly-traded version of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic. The venture's angle on the race to space is commercial tourism. And amid the skepticism and worries, there's stronger reasons to see shares as positioned for huge future success.To be clear, right this second, it isn't a risk asset that's going to be universally appealing. The company's lack of profitability among other metrics investors find useful, is certain to keep many looking the other way. Nevertheless, Virgin Galactic is positioned as the kind of investment that could eventually yield a multi-bagger return. But don't just take my word for it. * 7 Red-Hot Vaccine Stocks Racing to Develop a Coronavirus Cure InvestorPlace's Louis Navellier -- a guy who knows a thing or two about finding massive ground floor investment opportunities -- is on board with SPCE stock. A March recommendation has proven "early," but with his bullish thesis largely intact, today's investors are reasonably at an even stronger advantage. And Louis isn't the only pro bullish on Virgin Galactic.More recently, Matt McCall asked investors to look past the company's recent mixed earnings report and embrace shares as an "excellent spec play."Matt and his research team are upbeat on the stock's prospects after factoring in fine print within the quarterly press release. Those devilish details announced Virgin's Space Act Agreement with NASA to develop high-speed travel technologies that will be used right here on planet Earth. And that could be a very profitable win for the company regardless of what happens in the final frontier.Okay, but how about Richard Branson's sale of 2.6 million shares earlier this month? Top insider selling could be cause for investors to hit pause, instead of the buy button. That would be a mistake though. The sale, which netted in the neighborhood of $500 million and reduced the founder's stake by about 22%, is being used as a lifeline to support his other global and consumer driven businesses hurt by the novel coronavirus. All told, the headline fails to tell the whole story. SPCE Stock Weekly Chart Source: Charts by TradingViewSimilar to most growth stocks in their earliest phase of being introduced to investors, SPCE stock has seen euphoric highs backed by unsustainable optimism followed by "end of times" like bearish behavior. From Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) to Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) or Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA), it has happened to the very best of them.To be fair, the next part of those storied journeys, which delivered massive future returns, is the more difficult task to replicate. But SPCE stock is in position technically right now to begin its own launch higher.Shares are currently in the early stages of a building uptrend after this year's ride into the high heavens and crash back down to earth. What makes a purchase today more interesting is that the stock has pulled back fairly hard the past couple weeks from its own ubiquitous novel coronavirus bottom to form a new, but possibly questioned pivot low.The chart above details how last week's pivot undercut a low in April. It's certain to have raised a flag or two for some investors. More importantly, shares have now confirmed a new modestly lower low without failing the initial pattern on a closing basis. Along with a bullish stochastics crossover inside oversold levels, I'm optimistic of Virgin Galactic's chances for a sustainable rally from here.Today's forecast is calling for a price target that breaks above the 38% retracement level, which acted as resistance earlier this month. Specifically, I'm looking for shares to reclaim the 50% to possibly 62% levels in the second half of 2020.But don't expect an easy ride, even if the outlook proves correct. A rally is also very likely to remain bumpy, counterproductive at times and able to knock the best stop losses out of contention. With that in mind, one favored way to position for your own potential multi-bagger with vastly reduced and limited risk is the Oct $23 / $30 bull call spread for about $1.15. This also requires much less from SPCE stock.Disclosure: Investment accounts under Christopher Tyler's management do not currently own positions in securities mentioned in this article. The information offered is based upon Christopher Tyler's observations and strictly intended for educational purposes only; the use of which is the responsibility of the individual. For additional market insights and related musings, follow Chris on Twitter @Options_CAT and StockTwits. More From InvestorPlace * Top Stock Picker Reveals His Next 1,000% Winner * The Huge Story for 2020 & Beyond That You Aren't Hearing About * Revolutionary Tech Behind 5G Rollout Is Being Pioneered By This 1 Company * The 1 Stock All Retirees Must Own The post How to Ride a Multi-Bagger Opportunity in Virgin Galactic Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.
NRG Energy Inc.: NRG Energy is an integrated power company that produces, sells, and distributes energy and provides energy services in the U.S. NRG reported a 75% decline in net income on a 7% drop in revenue in Q1 2020, which ended March 31, 2020. Vornado Realty Trust: Vornado Realty Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns office, retail, merchandise mart properties, and other real estate and related investments. The company reported a 48% decline in funds from operations (FFO) per diluted share for Q1 2020, which ended March 31, 2020.
In advance of its earnings report on May 21, Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) stock was generating significant interest from investors. The Covid-19 pandemic forced Americans to shelter in place. As a result, demand for video games -- and the devices that power them -- soared. And investors expected this trend would create surging demand for the company's graphic processing units (GPUs).Source: Hairem / Shutterstock.com Nvidia did not disappoint. The chip maker delivered results that should continue to power NVDA stock well into the second half of 2020 and beyond. For the second consecutive quarter, Nvidia's year-over-year growth was being powered by its artificial intelligence data-driven platform.This important development shows the company is seeing interest in its GPUs that cut across a broad spectrum of applications. In other words, a bet on Nvidia is no longer just about fun and games. It's about artificial intelligence and the applications that will be part of our connected future.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Nvidia Is a Three-Headed Monster of a CompanyNvidia has three core businesses. First, it manufactures chips for gaming consoles. But the company is also beginning to compete with Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) in data centers. And finally, the same chips that Nvidia is using to build data centers are powering the emerging autonomous vehicle segment. * 7 Cheap Stocks to Buy With Great Potential At the moment, the automotive segment of the business is on hold as automakers try to navigate cratering demand from the global pandemic. This means that, for now, research in the autonomous vehicle segment is stalled. There is some concern about how strong that demand will come back. However, Nvidia CFO Colette Kress believes that automakers will have no choice but to invest in the technology. "They have to. Or they'll be extinct," said Kress. Growth in Data Centers Is Catching Up on GamingRather than just slugging it out with Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) in the gaming space, Nvidia is making a direct push into the realm of data centers and as the company calls it "Smart Everything." In this new environment, Nvidia's signature GPUs are going to have new applications centering around 5G technology. These will include advances in artificial intelligence, robotics, and autonomous vehicles.One obstacle that Nvidia has been facing is the acceptance of its GPUs in data center solutions. Intel uses traditional central processing units (CPUs). This is still the more popular choice among business clients to the tune of $23 billion in revenue for Intel. And while both Nvidia and AMD are chipping away at Intel, they still only have a small fraction of the market.But according to Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang, graphic chips are now being seen as a core component in server architecture. "The notion of accelerating deep learning and machine learning using our GPUs is now common sense," according to Huang. The executive went on to state that data centers are now expecting a significant part of their operations being accelerated with GPUs. Work-From-Home Is an Additional Catalyst for NVDA StockFor years, there was a theory that the only thing keeping more workers from working at home was that the investment in equipment was too great. But due to the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses had no choice but to make that investment.And it seems that workers are liking it. Already notable companies such as Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Twitter (NASDAQ:TWTR) have announced many of their employees can work from home indefinitely.But while those companies get the headlines, a recent Gartner survey predicts that work-from-home is not going away. The company surveyed 229 Human Resource leaders on April 2. Almost half of the organizations surveyed reported 81% or more of their employees are working remotely during the pandemic. And approximately 15% of employers said that between 61% and 80% are working remotely.And according to Brian Kropp, chief of research for the Gartner HR practice, 41% of employees are likely to work from home part time. Said Kropp, "Ultimately, the COVID-19 pandemic has many employees planning to work in a way that they hadn't previously considered."For Nvidia this provides another opportunity to provide employees with computers that have the power to handle the demands of working from home. But this is really just the cherry on top of a very appealing sundae. While NVDA stock sports a gaudy price-earnings (P/E) ratio compared to its industry peers, the current catalysts should be sufficient to drive the stock higher.Chris Markoch is a freelance financial copywriter who has been covering the market for over five years. He has been writing for InvestorPlace since 2019. As of this writing, Chris Markoch did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * Top Stock Picker Reveals His Next 1,000% Winner * The Huge Story for 2020 & Beyond That You Aren't Hearing About * Revolutionary Tech Behind 5G Rollout Is Being Pioneered By This 1 Company * The 1 Stock All Retirees Must Own The post Nvidia Is Showing Investors Itas More Than Fun and Games appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Prior to 2017, Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD) was stuck. In the CPU market, AMD's products were vastly inferior to those of market leader Intel (NASDAQ: INTC). In the GPU market, NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) was overwhelmingly dominant.
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Shares of Netflix Inc. pulled an intraday U-turn to close higher Wednesday, snapping the longest-losing streak in nearly 10 months, and bucking the launch of the rival HBO Max service and the recent rotation away from COVID-19 beneficiaries.