|Bid||46.41 x 800|
|Ask||47.34 x 2200|
|Day's Range||46.54 - 47.64|
|52 Week Range||35.38 - 57.20|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.72|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||6.65|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.52 (5.30%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
When the 10-year Treasury yield dips to 1.6%, where do investors park their funds? You can look at stocks with a high dividend yield as an alternative.
Western Digital (WDC) launches five new high storage-capable gaming drives, featuring high-performance capabilities to provide users with immersive gaming experience.
U.S. high-dividend stocks are trading at their biggest discount in four decades as investors flock to bonds, pushing down their yields.
Hope for a de-escalation of a trade war turned what would have otherwise been an off day into a sizeable win. On Tuesday, the S&P 500 finished up to the tune of 1.48%, pulling most stocks higher with it.Source: Shutterstock Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) did a lot of the heavy lifting, though General Electric (NYSE:GE) wasn't far behind. The iPhone maker advanced 4.2%, as it's one of the key beneficiaries of a cooling tariff war. GE stock rose 3.5% for the same basic reason, though the CEO's $2.8 million investment in shares of his company fanned the bullish flames.Although few and far between, there were some losers. Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) was one of them. Although it too benefits from eased trade tensions, traders are still struggling to tack on even more gains after this year's big rally.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 15 Growth Stocks to Buy for the Long Haul Headed into the midpoint of the week, it's Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX), McKesson (NYSE:MCK) and O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) that merit a closer inspection as trading prospects. Here's a detailed look at their stock charts. McKesson (MCK)With nothing more than a quick glance it would be easy to say McKesson is simply a volatile mess, and chalk up the bullishness seen since April to mere chance.The move, however, is better organized and more meaningful than it may seem on the surface. Although certainly still choppy from one day to the next, MCK stock has crossed important lines, and found support at other lines that had to provide support in order to keep the rally in motion. Then there's the kicker. * Click to EnlargeThanks to July's strength, McKesson has cleared the short-term technical ceiling plotted in yellow on the daily chart, and also the weekly chart's technical resistance that extends back to 2015's peak. * While still erratic, the daily volatility has been net-bullish. The purple 50-day average moved above the 200-day moving average line (marked in white on both stock charts) in June and never looked back. * The bears attempted to up-end the advance last week, but the 50-day moving average turned into a floor to renew what has now become an entrenched advance. O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY)O'Reilly Automotive shares, unlike most other stocks at the time, ended last year on a bullish foot and continued on this year. It has more to do with the industry itself than ORLY in particular, as rival name Advance Auto Parts (NYSE:AAP) dished out comparable returns. But, the underlying reasons don't change the effect.In that same vein though, recent weakness from AAP is slowly becoming clear in ORLY as well. Although O'Reilly Automotive shares have not yet reached their topping point, they're inching closer every day. One more bad day could do the trick. * 7 Stocks the Insiders Are Buying on Sale * Click to EnlargeThe tipping point, so to speak, as the support level that connects all the key lows going back to October, is plotted in yellow on both stock charts. * Another key floor now under attack is the 200-day moving average line, marked in white on both stock charts. It's being tested again this week, and that's happening on a regular basis. * Although not yet past the point of no return, notice that July's high is below April's. That's the first lower high seen in some time. Also note the fact that the most recent bearish MACD cross occurred at a lower level. Seagate Technology (STX)March's breakout effort from Seagate Technology ultimately failed. Although the move above the 200-day moving average line, plotted in white on both stock charts, was a bullish clue, the effort was halted at what has since become a well-established falling resistance line. It's plotted in yellow on both stock charts.The prospect of a recovery breakout has never really withered though. In fact, we're closer now to one than we've been in a long while. That's because a couple of key components to a full-blown bullish move weren't in place then, but are now. * Click to EnlargeChief among those components is the fact that the purple 50-day moving average line is now above the white 200-day average. Moreover, both the 50-day and the 200-day average lines are sloped upward. * It's only evident on the weekly chart, but STX stock has been logging higher lows since its early 2016 low. Buying on the dips has proven to be a fruitful strategy. * Although not seen here, shares of rival memory chip company Micron (NASDAQ:MU) are also performing well again, in step with a rebound in memory component prices. Herd-driven moves tend to last.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 15 Growth Stocks to Buy for the Long Haul * 5 More Cloud Stocks With Plenty of Potential * 5 Clean Energy ETFs to Buy for 2019 The post 3 Big Stock Charts for Wednesday: McKesson, O'Reilly Automotive and Seagate Technology appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Seagate (STX) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 3.61% and 2.50%, respectively, for the quarter ended June 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
Seagate Technology PLC shares fell 5$ in premarket trade Friday, after the maker of hard disk drives and storage products said revenue fell in its fiscal fourth quarter and offered soft profit guidance. Cupertino, Calif.-based Seagate said it had net income of $983 million, or $3.54 a share, in the quarter to June 28, up from $461 million, or $1.57 a share, in the year-earlier period. The number was boosted by a one-time tax benefit of $702 million. Excluding that benefit, adjusted per-share earnings came to 86 cents, ahead of the 84 cents FactSet consensus. Revenue fell to $2.371 billion from $2.835 billion, ahead of the FactSet consensus of $2.326 billion. "As we enter our next fiscal year, global industry conditions have started to improve, particularly among cloud and hyperscale customers," Chief Executive Dave Mosley said in a statement. "Seagate is in a strong strategic position to address growing demand for mass storage." The company is now expecting first-quarter revenue of $2.55 billion, plus or minus 5% and adjusted EPS of 90 cents, plus or minus 5%. The FactSet consensus is for EPS of $1.11 and revenue of $2.527 billion. Shares have gained 20% in 2019, while the S&P 500 has gained 18%.
Seagate Technology (NASDAQ: STX ) reported fourth-quarter earnings of 86 cents per share, which beat the analyst consensus estimate of 84 cents by 2.38%. This is a 46.91% decrease over earnings of $1.62 ...
Shares of Seagate Technology are down nearly 7% Friday after the data-storage company reported slowing fourth-quarter sales, as well as guidance that was light. The Cupertino, Calif., company reported adjusted net income of 86 cents a share, ahead of the 84-cent consensus estimate of analysts surveyed by FactSet. For the fiscal 2020 first quarter, Seagate expects earnings of 90 cents a share on revenue of $2.55 billion.
Today we'll look at Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) and reflect on its potential as an investment. Specifically...
Seagate (STX) rides on product launches and improving PC shipments in Q4. However, decline in NAND flash pricing and stiff competition remain headwinds.
Improving trend in PC shipments likely to aid Western Digital's (WDC) performance in fourth-quarter amid NAND pricing related challenges and stiff competition.
Seagate (STX) 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.
President Trump has previously suggested that banning American companies from making sales to Huawei could become a bargaining chip in his trade war with China, despite calling the company “very dangerous” for national security.
While many investors are focused on the negative impacts of tariffs and the U.S.-China trade war on corporate profits, they may be overlooking another sizable threat, which is rapidly rising labor costs. The median company in the S&P 500 Index (SPX) pays out 13% of its revenues in the form of employee compensation, and these costs grew by 3% in 2018, the fastest pace during the current economic expansion, which began in June 2009, Goldman Sachs reported this week. Goldman believes that stocks with lower than average labor costs as a percentage of sales are well-positioned to outperform in this environment.