U.S. Stocks Just Posted Best Winning Streak in 25 Years
On Wednesday, all three major U.S. indices DJIA, S&P500 & Nasdaq Composite soared to new all time-highs for the 5th straight day. That never happened since January 1992. Trump's promises for huge tax cuts, deregulation and repatriation of overseas cash continue to fuel this market. Keep in mind, due to the Presidents' Day U.S. markets will be closed on Monday.
Friday closing prices for major U.S. indices DJIA 20624.05 (+1.75% this week) S&P500 2351.16 (+1.51% this week) Nasdaq Composite 5838.58 (+1.82% this week)
The Sentiment Indicator on Scutify closed out the week at 71. It is 15 points lower than record high of 86 reached on February 7, 2017. The number of Scutify users who are waiting for the pullback increased, but overall Scutify community still continues to very bullish. In fact, the Sentiment Indicator is almost at the same level as it was on the last U.S. presidential election day.
A value above 50 indicates overall bullishness of the Scutify community and a value below 50 indicates bearishness.
Snap IPO on Lower Valuation Than Expected
On Thursday, Snap Inc., the parent company of messaging app Snapchat, officially filled to go public. It has set a valuation for itself between $19.5B - $22.2B, lower than expected earlier - between $20B - $25B. Snap Inc. expects to raise up to $3.2B. Snap Inc. will offer to sell 200M shares in a price range of $14 and $16 per share. Snap Inc. is expected to price IPO on March 1 and start trading from next trading day.
Cody Willard: Who's scared more right now the bulls or the bears?
Here's what Scutifiers think:
Livingston67Ideas Are there any Shorts left......$$$ Don't see how you can short financials or energy..... these two groups should carry this mkt.... Bull MKTS...$$$
Spekoliunas Bears are clearly scared. Their most hated words are "tax cuts". Lots of short covering, + money flow from bonds to stocks, + new money, which were on hold because of election, come to the market on more political certainty in US. This is very strong bull market.
JeffMiller Since all of my fundamental indicators are solid, and our technical models are also positive, I do not see a reason for bulls to be worried. Data can have a comforting effect. When I did my Dow 20K interview with CNBC I said that I expected the next 8-10% to be pretty easy. I also do not think there is much Trump effect built in, besides the general small business feeling that it will be better.
RobertMarcin Well cody, the answer is in. the bears, or those that are left, are more scared. the bulls are as full of themselves as i can remember. that doesnt mean they can be right for a while. but i dont see a lot of upside in the markets from a bottoms up fundamental/valuation basis on most stocks. LIKE COKE. hahaha. speaking of $ko, buffett now big in $aapl. so just now he figures old tech is cheap?!? hahaha
ScottRothbort As I always say, its not a matter of being scared, its a matter of who needs the market to move their way. The bears are in hot water since the 1812 double bottom in the $SPX last year. That is a 30% move against them. They are not scared. They are desperate. - Long $SPO$SPXL
deerpuncher13 Monthly options expiration this week after another big monthly move, can take things higher
seeking-alfalfa Last several years of this market cycle have been notably more similar to late 1990s than the 2003-07 cycle. You have passive indexing mania, passion for speculative growth/concept stocks, high dispersion, underperformance of value strategies, disinflation cycle, etc. Rydex 20-yr chart instructive--no real euphoria in 2006-07 in stocks. 1998-2000 and 2014-2016 euphoric (each punctuated by sharp correction/rebound in middle).
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RobertMarcin So this time next year $sedg will have an 2018 forecast of $2.15 and another 10% top line growth as the company expands into the commercial and utility markets with their HD Wave technology opening up big new revenue streams. a double digit top/bottom line grower, category killer in solar industry, and the only real profitable solar co in US market, will have a 15-20 p/e in this kind of market. that p/e on my 2018 est gives me a $33-$42 stock in a year. Ride the HD Wave!
SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. is a global leader in PV inverters, power optimizers, and module-level monitoring services. On 14th of February, SolarEdge announced its quarterly financial results.
Revenue of $111.5M
EPS of $0.32
Gross margin of 35.0% (Record high)
Next quarter guidance:
Revenue between $110M - $120M
Gross margins between 31% - 33%
Here is how Scutifiers reacted to SolarEdge results:
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Despite strong numbers, Twilio stock is up just 5% since its earnings announcement and shares are still down 44% in six months. Shares appear undervalued relative to the company’s growth potential. What’s more, investors continue to overlook the fact that, during the fourth quarter, Twilio not only launched an array of new voice call connection and recording tools, but also acquired Swedish SMS provider Beepsend.
As wireless telecom service increasingly becomes a commodity and, as a result, becomes less profitable, what’s AT&T to do to rekindle growth? Whether it’s the best use of time and money remains to be seen, but the telecom giant believes the acquisition of video and music company Time Warner is the next best step.
I have had a good run of trades with Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), typically because I go long into swoons. Instead of tying up sizable capital owning Facebook stock, I use the options markets to capture the upside opportunities. The company boasts more than a billion users in an exciting arena, so Facebook stock should sustain a rosy long-term outlook.
With Nokia stock climbing some 21% over the last three months, these shares are no longer a bargain. Based on Wednesday’s closing price of $5 NOK stock is priced at 21 times fiscal 2017 earnings-per-share estimates of 24 cents. Not only is that two points above the S&P 500 index, it also implies flat earnings growth year-over-year. And while Nokia stock does pay a 5.7% annual dividend yield, the opportunity cost of being stuck in these shares instead of, say, AAPL, isn’t worth the risk for a stock that hasn’t seen $10 in six years. In short, while the 3310 handset might be popular, it’s no lifeline.
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The Week Ahead (February 20 - February 24)
From Modern Wall Street
Notable Earnings This Week
Medtronic $MDT, Wal-Mart Stores $WMT, Tesla $TSLA and Baidu $BIDU are some of the more notable companies reporting earnings this week. See below for more.