|Bid||0.00 x 1100|
|Ask||0.00 x 1000|
|Day's Range||275.47 - 279.30|
|52 Week Range||252.92 - 293.94|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.00|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.09%|
According to FactSet's "Earnings Insight," early S&P 500 third quarter earnings have shown a blended 19.1% growth rate. The growth rate would be the highest since Q1 2011 – if it continues for the remaining 94% of S&P 500 companies – and help moderate forward price-earnings ratios to 15.7x, which is below their five-year average.
Japan, long called the Land of the Rising Sun, made me wonder what we, as investors, should be calling China (FXI). China’s major indices are still down 25-30% this year alone. We know all the main excuses: tariffs from the US and excessive lending/credit bubble in China are leading to slower growth. Take a look a the relative performance this year between the S&P 500 (SPY) and the FXI, a popular large cap Chinese ETF.
On October 11–18, US equity indexes had the following correlations with US crude oil December futures: the S&P Mid-Cap 400 (IVOO): 54.4% the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA): 53.6% the S&P 500 (SPY): 43.3%
Given its $6 billion market cap, Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) has floated under many investors’ radar. While Roku stock has been hit hard amid the market’s pullback and is up “just” 16% in 2018, shares are up more than 170% over the past 12 months. Revenue continues to grow and margins keep expanding as the company shifts to software and services over outright hardware sales.
Discover the top three largest mutual fund holders of Procter & Gamble shares, and learn how their investment portfolios could help your portfolio performance.
The US steel industry got a major reprieve after President Donald Trump slapped Section 232 tariffs on US steel imports. AK Steel (AKS) and Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF) praised the tariffs. But even after the tariffs, US steel companies may still be looking to the Trump administration for support.
Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF) released its third-quarter earnings today before the markets opened. Its revenue came in at $741.8 million, which was 24.3% higher YoY (year-over-year), beating analysts’ estimate of $732 million according to the consensus compiled by Thomson Reuters. In its second-quarter results, it beat the consensus estimate.
The market is posting a slight comeback from yesterday’s sell-off with the S&P 500 Index (SPY) up about 0.5% and the Nasdaq Composite Index (QQQ) up just over 1% in early trading. While the weakness in eBay’s stock makes sense, it now trades more than 37% below its 52-week high and trades at very attractive valuations, so I think the reward far outweighs the risk at this point and I would consider buying the stock today.
On Oct. 19, 1987, the Dow Jones plunged 22.6 percent for its worst daily drop in history. With the New York Stock Exchange nearly doubling its record trading volume (604 million), the Dow fell from an intraday high of 2,164 to a low of 1,677 — conceding about $500 billion in a matter of hours.
On October 11–18, major energy ETFs had the following correlations with US crude oil December futures: the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP): 88.3% the Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP): 76.5% the VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH): 74.4% the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE): 42.9%
In March, President Donald Trump imposed a 25% tariff on US steel imports, acting on the United States Department of Commerce’s Section 232 investigation. With the tariffs, the US steel industry’s capacity utilization rate was expected to rise above 80%.
The historic tax cuts passed in late 2017 are set to provide long-term tailwinds for public companies and their shareholders.
Netflix (NFLX) is the global leader in movie and TV streaming services. The company invests in original content to grow its subscriber base. In the third quarter, Netflix’s global subscriber base reached 137.1 million and is expected to reach 146.5 million at the end of the fourth quarter.
Both Adobe Systems Inc. ( ADBE) and Workday Inc. ( WDAY) are handily outperforming not just the S&P 500, but also the Nasdaq Composite and the Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund ( XLK), both of which are reflective of the overall tech sector.
National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow expressed confidence in the country's economic boom, took jabs at China's trade relationship with the U.S. and offered advice to the Motor City in remarks ...
In the week that ended on October 12, the S&P 500 Index (SPY) fell 4.1%, but it bounced back earlier this week. In the last three sessions, the S&P 500 Index has recovered 1.5% as of October 17, primarily due to solid bank earnings and a sharp recovery in tech stocks. In contrast, the market turned negative again today, and at 1:45 PM EDT, the S&P 500 benchmark was down 1.8%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DIA) and the NASDAQ Composite Index (QQQ) were down 1.8% and 2.3%, respectively, from the previous session’s close.
Fed Vice Chair Randal Quarles said Thursday that he has an "optimistic" outlook on the economy, adding that his preferred rate hike path is "more gradual" than others on the Fed.
It’s a bloodbath in the market today as the S&P 500 Index (SPY) is down over 1% and the Nasdaq Composite Index (QQQ) is nearing a 2% decline, and five popular stocks are making big moves lower. United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) is down about 9.7% following the release of its third-quarter earnings results after the market closed yesterday. The company also raised its revenue outlook for the year, now calling for a range of $7.77 billion-$7.87 billion compared with its previous outlook of $7.64 billion-$7.84 billion.
Less than a month before the U.S. congressional elections, data suggests equity options traders do not view the election as a big catalyst for setting the direction of U.S. stock market in the immediate aftermath of the vote results. Political control of the U.S. Congress will be up for grabs on November 6 and should Democrats take the U.S. House of Representatives away from Republicans it could hinder President Donald Trump's political agenda. If Democrats win the House or Senate next month, nearly every aspect of Donald Trump's presidency could face swift examination – from his long-elusive tax returns to possible business ties with Russia and conflicts of interest, congressional sources say.
US steel stocks are having a terrible month, which has added to their woes. U.S. Steel Corporation (X) and AK Steel (AKS) have fallen 7.5% and 1.8%, respectively, this month. Nucor (NUE) has shed 6.9% of its market capitalization this month. Let’s look now at the various factors that are driving the recent slump in steel stocks.
Closed-end funds (CEFs) do not get the notoriety lavished upon their mutual fund and exchange–traded fund (ETF) counterparts. Statistics support the diminutive status of closed-end funds relative to mutual funds and ETFs.
On October 17, US crude oil November futures fell 3% and closed at $69.75 per barrel—below $70 for the first time since September 18. Bearish inventory data might be behind the downside in oil prices.
Yesterday, the Federal Reserve released the minutes from its September 25–26 meeting. Read When Will Fed Tightening Start to Hurt the US Economy? for a summary of the Fed’s actions at the meeting and the market’s reaction to them. The meeting minutes were slightly more hawkish than expected, and they signaled that most Fed officials believe that interest rates must continue to rise.
The market is bracing for volatility on election night, a change from recent midterm elections which traders expected to see come and go without a big swing.