Its a snoozefest.
The S&P 500 is stuck in its narrowest range in nearly half a century and trading volume is plumbing multi-month lows. But by September, investors may be pining for the dog days of summer, with data suggesting that it is historically the worst month for stocks.
Since 1928, the S&P 500 has dropped in September 56% of the time, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch data. September is likewise dismal for blue chips, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average posting an average loss of 1.1% for the month.
Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Arista Networks, Inc.(ANET)
- [By Matthew Cochrane]
What drove this increase in sales? The company seems to have finally figured out that it needs to continue innovating its router and switching products, or else smaller competitors, such as Arista Networks Inc (NYSE:ANET), will eat its lunch and steal market share. On this front, Cisco looks like it is delivering. In the company’s second-quarter conference call, CEO Chuck Robbins talked about the successful launch of the company’s new switching platform, the Catalyst 9000:
- [By Motley Fool Staff]
Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 3, 2018 4:30 p.m. ET
Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) fell 13.4 percent to $51.10 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 9.8 percent to $28.97 in pre-market trading after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 8.2 percent to $8.81 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 7.5 percent to $3.98 in pre-market trading after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE: ANET) fell 7.4 percent to $248.00 in pre-market trading following first-quarter earnings.
Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 6.7 percent to $18.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
Varex Imaging Corporation (NASDAQ: VREX) fell 5.2 percent to $34 in pre-market trading after reporting Q2 results.
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) shares fell 5.2 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading after dropping 3.02 percent on Thursday.
AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 4.7 percent to $61.70 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSEA) fell 4.6 percent to $25.15 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) shares fell 4 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.86 percent on Thursday.
Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ: MLCO) fell 4 percent to $30.65 in pre-market trading.
Century Aluminum Co (NASDAQ: CENX) fell 4 percent to $15.76 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSBC) shares fell 3.5 percent to $48.10 in pre-market tr
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In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Goldman Sachs (GS) , Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) , Ecolab (ECL) , PTC (PTC) , Arista Networks (ANET) , U.S. Concrete (USCR) and Masco (MAS) .
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Wall Street had its Cinco de Mayo celebration a day early, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the session with a gain of more than 330 points. Investors were excited about what they saw as a Goldilocks-like reading on the U.S. economy in the April employment report, which featured modest job growth, rock-bottom unemployment rates, and slow enough wage growth to quell inflation fears and give the Federal Reserve latitude to raise interest rates more slowly going forward. Yet some companies still suffered at least perceived setbacks that sent their shares lower. Fluor (NYSE:FLR), Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET), and Appian (NASDAQ:APPN) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.
- [By Shane Hupp]
Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 3rd. The technology company reported $1.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.51 by $0.15. The business had revenue of $472.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $463.39 million. Arista Networks had a net margin of 27.19% and a return on equity of 28.72%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 40.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.93 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Arista Networks will post 6.02 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Huntsman Corporation(HUN)
- [By Andy Pai]
Three of these were chemical companies: Westrock Co (NYSE: WRK), Olin Corporation (NYSE: OLN), and Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN). In reviewing upside, multiples, and margins, Huntsman looked like the best candidate for a deeper dive.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Karp Capital Management Corp lifted its stake in shares of Huntsman Corp (NYSE:HUN) by 299.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 66,760 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 50,045 shares during the period. Karp Capital Management Corp’s holdings in Huntsman were worth $1,953,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
- [By Max Byerly]
Cypress Capital Management LLC WY increased its position in Huntsman Corp (NYSE:HUN) by 175.8% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 17,460 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 11,130 shares during the period. Cypress Capital Management LLC WY’s holdings in Huntsman were worth $513,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Facebook, Inc.(FB)
- [By JJ Kinahan]
Momentum from Facebook.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) stronger-than-expected earnings, reported after the market closed yesterday, helped equities futures, which were pointing to a higher open for all three of the main U.S. indices. Investors seemed to cheer as the tech giant beat expectations despite the data handling issue. Eyes will turn to the Seattle area later today as Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) report earnings after the bell.
- [By Garrett Baldwin]
While much of the market is likely to fall in the wake of bad news, Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) is setting itself up for gains. Yesterday (Tuesday), the company had its best trading day in two years after CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress yesterday. Many investors cheered Zuckerberg’s testimony and will look for more positive momentum today as he reappears before Congress for a second consecutive day. In fact, investors have a unique opportunity to buy Facebook stock now at a solid discount. Find out why here…
- [By Douglas A. McIntyre]
Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has reshuffled management as it tries to pull its way out of the scandal involving the use of member information by a firm that may have attempted to influence the outcome of the 2016 election. Perhaps just as important was a major shift in the composition and duties of members of the Facebook board of directors.
- [By Jack Delaney]
A data scandal wiped out $74.66 billion in market capitalization for Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) the week of March 19, but Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani still believes FB stock is a “must-own tech darling.”
- [By Wayne Duggan]
Here’s a rundown of some major Coinbase announcements crypto traders may have missed:
Back on Jan. 17, Coinbase acquired the engineering team from Memo.AI. The move was seen as an effort by Coinbase to help the company cope with the technical requirements of the cryptocurrency boom.
In March, Coinbase announced it hired former LinkedIn head of mergers and acquisitions Emilie Choi to serve as VP of corporate and business development. Up to this point, Coinbase has generated the majority of its growth without major acquisitions, but the addition of Choi to the management team suggests Coinbase could be looking for sources of outside growth in the future.
On April 8, The Wall Street Journal reported that Coinbase contacted the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to inquire about the possibility of becoming a licensed brokerage firm. The move would improve Coinbase’s credibility among traders, many of whom are leery of cryptocurrency investing after a series of cryptocurrency frauds and thefts have cost traders hundreds of millions of dollars.
Investor safety was the primary driver behind Alphabet, Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL), Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) and Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) banning all cryptocurrency-related advertisements from their platforms earlier this year.
Coinbase took a major step in countering cryptocurrency’s risky reputation April 9 when the company announced the hiring of Rachel Horwitz, formerly director of technology communications at Facebook. Horwitz will serve as Coinbase’s first-ever VP of communications and will face the tough task of polishing cryptocurrency’s tarnished reputation as a safe investment.
On April 13, Coinbase made another sizable acquisition when it announced a buyout of Ethereum wallet Cipher Browser. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Coinbase said it plans to merge many of the features of Cipher’s Web 3 decentralized app browser
- [By Evan Niu, CFA]
Social networking juggernaut Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) may be neck-deep in a massive privacy scandal at the moment, which is forcing the company and its users to confront some very difficult questions, but there are signs that the company’s long-term fundamentals may remain intact. There have been at least two surveys conducted by Street analysts (oneby Deutsche Bank and anotherby Jefferies) that suggest Facebook users are mostly sticking to the service, despite valid concerns regarding their privacy. There is no meaningful user exodus to speak of, at least not yet.
Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation(AP)
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Berlin (AP) — The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog says its top inspector has quit with immediate effect, just as the agency's work in Iran is once again in focus.
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Tehran, Iran (AP) — An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, killing all 66 people on board, state media reported.
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New York (AP) — The bitter cold that followed a massive East Coast snowstorm should begin to lessen as temperatures inch up and climb past freezing next week, weather forecasters said.
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Cayce, S.C. (AP) — A crash between an Amtrak passenger train and a CSX freight train in South Carolina has left at least two people dead and more than 50 injured
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Vatican City (AP) — Pope Francis has recognized as martyrs 19 people who were slain in Algeria in the 1990s, including a bishop killed by a car bomb and beheaded monks.
Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Mosaic Company (MOS)
- [By Garrett Baldwin]
Oil prices are at levels we haven’t seen in years. U.S. crude topped $70 for the first since 2014, as U.S. President Donald Trump appeared increasingly likely to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and reinforce sanctions on Tehran. In addition, OPEC has announced plans to bolster prices and cap production. For oil investors, Money MorningGlobal Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors says it’s time to buckle up. According to Moors, revoking the Iran deal would cause “price chaos” around the globe. And that’s right as driving season starts in the United States. Here’s more on the coming chaos for oil. In deal news, Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) announced it will purchase Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) for $7.6 billion in cash. Grammercy manages commercial real estate. While this may seem like a boring deal, Blackstone is buying a business that churns out cold hard cash for its investors. We want to keep this deal on your radar, because there are many other deals like this coming down the pipeline. We’re going to be discussing one of the best real estate opportunities available very soon – so keep an eye out for updates.
Three Stocks to Watch Today: AMZN, AAPL, TSN, SBUX
Shareholders of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) cheered statements made by Warren Buffett over the weekend. The Oracle of Omaha said he messed up by not investing in Amazon and Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL). “I made the wrong decisions on Google and Amazon,” Buffett said on Saturday. “We’ve looked at it. I made the mistake in not being able to come to a conclusion where I really felt that at the present prices that the prospects were far better than the prices indicated.” Buffett says he now has a “very, very, very high opinion” of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The Oracle believes that Bezos has created something that is “close to a miracle.” Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) added another 0.6% Monday, to reach $185.00 per share – a new 52-week high. The uptick came after Warren Buffett announced
- [By Stephan Byrd]
The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the nineteen brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, ten have given a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $25.23.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
The Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday. The basic materials company reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.28 by ($0.08), Bloomberg Earnings reports. The Mosaic had a negative net margin of 1.45% and a positive return on equity of 3.90%. The firm had revenue of $1.93 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.85 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.04 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 22.5% compared to the same quarter last year. The Mosaic updated its FY18 guidance to $1.20-1.60 EPS.