|Bid||134.70 x 1000|
|Ask||143.00 x 1400|
|Day's Range||134.45 - 138.19|
|52 Week Range||130.09 - 186.15|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.08|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||22.55|
|Earnings Date||Nov 11, 2019 - Nov 15, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.24 (0.17%)|
|1y Target Est||169.73|
Triangle Business Journal’s latest list of largest publicly traded companies combined for a market cap of $772 billion, down slightly from the $780 billion total a year ago. They are the subject of this week's top list.
Examining Advance Auto Parts, Inc.'s (NYSE:AAP) past track record of performance is a useful exercise for investors...
The ongoing trade war with China is having an impact on Triangle companies. Michael Walden, North Carolina State University professor and economist, says the tariff situation has created a headwind that’s likely responsible for shaving 0.6 percentage points off GDP growth. “While businesses can ultimately obtain products from sources other than China, changing supply chains takes a while,” he says.
Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) turned in a disappointing second quarter Tuesday as car repair DIY-ers put off fixes due to bad weather. Bank of America analyst Elizabeth Suzuki reiterated a Buy rating and $200 price target. UBS Securities analyst Michael Lasser maintained a Buy rating on the stock and raised the price target from $170 to $205.
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.
The market opened the new week up within reach of a bullish start, but as the day wore on, doubts grew. By the time Monday's closing bell rang, the S&P 500 had fallen 1.22%, breaking under a key support level in the process.Source: Shutterstock Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) gets more blame for the marketwide weakness than any other name. The tech stock fell more than 5% as profit-takers locked in unrealized gains stemming from last week's big advance. Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) proved problematic too, slumping 2.6% to extend what has become a sizeable selloff rooted mostly in fear about the future of healthcare.Other blue chips like Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) were also uncomfortably deep in the red, with BofA down 2.5% as worries about the impact of lower interest rates linger.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Real Estate Investments to Ride Out the Current Storm As for the best bets heading into Tuesday's session though, it's the stock charts of Hormel Foods (NYSE:HRL), Centene (NYSE:CNC) and Advance Auto Parts (NYSE:AAP) that merit the closest looks. Here's why. Centene (CNC)The last time Centene was put under the trading microscope in early July, it had just bumped into a convergence of technical resistance to renew a long-standing downtrend. But, even within that longer-term selloff, the move looked like it was going to throw CNC into a high-velocity selloff that once again tested the lower boundary of a bearish trading range.That happened, though with little follow-through. A bounce a couple of weeks later unwound that selling effort before it got going in earnest. The whole pullback was renewed last week, however, at a familiar resistance level. Monday's poor start to the week suggests another attempt to reach the lower edge of the range is in the works. * Click to EnlargeThe resistance level that rekindled the selling is a combination of the purple 50-day moving average line, the gray 100-day line and the straight-line resistance that marks all the peaks since late 2018 with a yellow line. * Monday's close of $47.98 was the lowest close in weeks, suggesting the market's broad bearish tide is easily up-ending an already weakened Centene stock. * The most plausible stopping point for any prolonged selloff is either the blue or red lines plotted on both stock charts, lining up the key lows made since late last year … one way or another. Advance Auto Parts (AAP)Just a couple of weeks ago, Advance Auto Parts shares were putting significant technical pressure on a horizontal floor at $149. It had been seen before, but not in this way. This time, AAP had clearly met resistance at a key moving average line, and a so-called death cross where the 50-day moving average line falls below the 200-day moving average has taken shape just a few days prior.The floor did end up breaking down, letting Advance Auto Parts slide under that floor. The bulls tried to recover last week, but yesterday's setback largely renews the selloff that has been developing for weeks. * 7 Safe Dividend Stocks for Investors to Buy Right Now * Click to EnlargeThe horizontal floor is plotted as a yellow dashed line on both stock charts, linking all the key lows made since late last year. * The bearish gap left behind two weeks ago almost kick-started a rebound move. But, as soon as the gap was filled in, the bears dug in again. * Although the floor around $149 has snapped, there's still a chance the 32.2% Fibonacci retracement line around $143.24 could be offering support. If it fails to hold as well, the 61.8% retracement level lines up nicely with a contentious line in the sand from early 2018. Hormel Foods (HRL)Hormel Foods stock took a hard shot in April, but the recovery effort since then has not only been effective, it has been well organized. That clear structure sets the stage for a breakout thrust if (and only if) HRL stock can blast past a major technical ceiling.The good news is, the underpinnings for such a move have already been established. The momentum is technically already in place. Click to Enlarge * The momentum is evidenced by the string of higher lows made since late April, with the one exception of May's intraday crash that may have actually served as a capitulation. * Bolstering the budding bullish effort is a healthy swell of buying volume. The volume surge behind the late-July gains has even prompted the Chaikin line back above the zero level. * The make-or-break ceiling, of course, is the $42.20 area, where the white 200-day moving average line is, and where the stock has found a horizontal ceiling for the past few weeks, marked in yellow on both stock charts.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 * 10 Real Estate Investments to Ride Out the Current Storm * 7 Marijuana Penny Stocks to Consider for Those Who Can Handle Risk * 7 Safe Dividend Stocks for Investors to Buy Right Now The post 3 Big Stock Charts for Tuesday: Centene, Hormel Foods and Advance Auto Parts appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP ) reported second-quarter earnings of $2 per share, which missed the analyst consensus estimate of $2.21 by 9.5%. This is a 1.52% increase over earnings of $1.97 per share ...
Advance Auto Parts (AAP) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -9.91% and -1.05%, respectively, for the quarter ended June 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
Shares of Advance Auto Parts Inc. slumped 4.3% toward a 13-month low in premarket trading Tuesday, after the auto parts retailer reported second-quarter earnings and sales that missed expectations and trimmed its full-year outlook, while announcing a new $400 million stock repurchase program. Net income for the quarter to July 13 rose to $124.8 million, or $1.73 a share, from $117.8 million, or $1.59 a share, in the year-ago period. Excluding non-recurring items, adjusted EPS rose 1.5% to $2.00, but missed the FactSet consensus of $2.22. Sales increased 0.2% to $2.33 billion, below the FactSet consensus of $2.36 billion. Same-store sales were "flat," missing the FactSet consensus for a 1.5% increase. For 2019, the company lowered its sales guidance range to $9.65 billion to $9.75 billion from $9.65 billion to $9.80 billion, and trimmed its same-store sales growth outlook to 1.0% to 2.0% from 1.0% to 2.5%. "We are confident that despite short term headwinds in the second quarter, which caused volatility in our financial results, we will deliver meaningful progress against our transformation plan in 2019," said Chief Financial Officer Jeff Shepherd. The company said the new $400 million buyback program replaces what's left of the previous $600 million program authorized a year ago. The stock, which is on track to open at the lowest levels seen since July 2018, has shed 9.7% year to date through Monday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has climbed 11.0%.