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Stock Market News – Boeing & Caterpillar earnings coming up: trade conflict to weigh on their outlook?

Posted on October 22, 2018 at 3:05 pm GMT

Boeing’s earnings report for Q3 2018 is due before Wednesday’s opening bell on Wall Street. The consensus recommendation for the company is “buy”, which is in line with the average consensus recommendation for the Aerospace & Defense peer group. The plane maker’s outlook may well depend on how it performs in China, with the ongoing Sino-US trade dispute acting as a potential drag on Boeing’s prospects.   According to Reuters’ estimates, the aircraft manufacturer is anticipated to have made $3.49 in [..]

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European Open Preview – Yen retreats as risk appetite firms; trade, EM-angst and Brexit remain in the background

Posted on September 12, 2018 at 8:03 am GMT

Here are the latest developments in global markets: FOREX: The US dollar was nearly flat against a basket of six major currencies on Wednesday (-0.03%), after posting some modest losses in the previous session. Meanwhile, the yen retreated notably on Tuesday, as risk appetite remained firm and investors rotated out of safer assets. In Canada, the loonie staged a significant comeback amid encouraging NAFTA signals from the US President and a surge in oil prices. STOCKS: US markets closed in the green on Tuesday, buoyed by [..]

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Stock Market News – Boeing in focus ahead of earnings release; trade developments important for the outlook

Posted on July 24, 2018 at 2:26 pm GMT

Boeing’s earnings report for Q2 2018 will be hitting the markets before Wednesday’s US market open. The consensus recommendation for the company is “buy”, in line with the average consensus recommendation for the Aerospace & Defense peer group.    According to analysts submitting their projections to Thomson Reuters’ estimate system (the Institutional Brokers’ Estimate System – I/B/E/S), the plane maker is forecast to have made $3.27 in earnings per share (EPS) during the quarter ending in June, which reflects a drop [..]

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Stock Market News – Netflix in the spotlight ahead of quarterly earnings; other big names in line

Posted on July 16, 2018 at 2:56 pm GMT

Netflix’s Q2 2018 earnings report will be hitting the markets after Monday’s US market close. The consensus recommendation for the company is “buy”, matching the average consensus recommendation for the Online Services peer group.    The provider of subscription-based streaming services is forecast to have made $0.79 in earnings per share (EPS) during the quarter ending in June, according to analysts submitting their projections to Thomson Reuters’ estimate system (the Institutional Brokers’ Estimate System – I/B/E/S). Earnings estimates have fallen from [..]

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Technical Analysis – Microsoft stock climbs above SMAs; suggest further gains

Posted on July 10, 2018 at 1:16 pm GMT

Microsoft stock prices have been making higher highs and higher lows since the end of September 2017 when it touched the 73.00 psychological level in the medium-term. The technical indicators, continue to send bullish signals, suggesting that the strength in the market is not over yet. Technically, in the daily timeframe, the price has successfully surpassed the 20- and 40-simple moving averages (SMAs) last week increasing the chances for a new high in the near-term. The RSI indicator is rising in the positive [..]

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European Open Preview – Aussie recovers from RBA-induced losses; UK services PMI and EZ retail sales due

Posted on June 5, 2018 at 7:54 am GMT

Here are the latest developments in global markets: FOREX: The dollar index, which gauges the greenback against six major currencies, was little changed on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the aussie recorded some losses after some RBA comments on the outlook for inflation supported lower rates for longer. Nevertheless, the currency managed to largely recover its earlier losses. STOCKS: Major US indices finished in the green yesterday, with the Dow and the Nasdaq Composite adding 0.7% and the S&P 500 rising by 0.45%. [..]

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European Open Preview – Dollar remains elevated; ECB in the spotlight

Posted on April 26, 2018 at 7:21 am GMT

Here are the latest developments in global markets: FOREX: The US dollar index inched lower on Thursday, but by less than 0.1%, giving back some of the gains it achieved yesterday on the back of surging US bond yields. The euro was relatively steady ahead of today’s main event, the ECB’s monetary policy decision, while both the aussie and the kiwi continued to collapse. STOCKS: US markets closed slightly higher yesterday, with the exception being the Nasdaq Composite, which fell, though [..]

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Stock Market News – Alphabet in focus ahead of quarterly earnings report

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 2:22 pm GMT

Tech giant and Google-parent Alphabet is scheduled to release its earnings report for Q1 2018 after Monday’s US market close. The consensus recommendation for the company is “buy”, the same as the average consensus recommendation for the Online Services peer group.    Alphabet’s quarterly earnings per share (EPS) are anticipated to come in at $9.28 according to analysts submitting their forecasts to Thomson Reuters’ estimate system (the Institutional Brokers’ Estimate System – I/B/E/S). Current expectations reflect a downward revision from $9.33 [..]

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Technical Analysis – Microsoft stock remains strongly bearish; attempts to break lower

Posted on March 29, 2018 at 1:36 pm GMT

Microsoft stock retreated again after finding resistance near the 95.30 barrier this week. The price completed four consecutive negative sessions in the 4-hour chart, plunging below the 20- and 40-period simple moving averages (SMA). The technical picture now supports that the bearish bias is likely to continue in the short-term. Looking at the momentum indicators, the RSI is negatively sloped, slightly lower its neutral threshold of 50, while the stochastic is falling towards the 20 level, signaling that the market is approaching oversold territory. In the wake of negative [..]

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Stock Market News – Facebook and Microsoft eyed as earnings season continues

Posted on January 31, 2018 at 3:05 pm GMT

Technology heavyweights Facebook and Microsoft will be releasing financial results for the quarter ending December 2017 after Wednesday’s US market close, with the former also releasing full-year results. The consensus recommendation for both Facebook and Microsoft is a “buy”, with the average consensus recommendation for their peer groups – Online Services and Software respectively – also being a “buy”. Facebook’s quarterly EPS are expected to stand at $1.95, with analysts’ average EPS estimate being revised upwards from $1.94 over the [..]

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