Dow Jones stocks Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT) and UnitedHealth (UNH) reclaimed their 50-day lines Wednesday as the stock market staged a furious rally. A fourth Dow Jones stock, Nike (NKE), is near a buy point. Separately, embattled Facebook (FB) rebounded late after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg answered questions. Dow Jones, Nasdaq and S&P 500 futures signaled modest gains late. X Stock Market Action Wednesday's stock market action was encouraging. After plunging at the open as China announced retaliatory tariffs, the Dow Jones rebounded more than 700 points from its low, and the S&P 500 index found support again at its 200-day line. The Nasdaq composite advanced 1.45%. This is the second day of a rally attempt within a stock market correction. A confirmed uptrend has not yet taken hold. Investors should work on their watch lists of the best stocks, top-rated names setting up in bullish patterns. Also, read the Stock Market Today and The Big Picture every day to stay in … [Read more...] about These 3 Dow Jones Stocks Reclaim Key Support While This 1 Is Near A Buy; S&P 500 Futures Move
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The Dow Jones Industrials index continues to hover around the 22,000 level, as fears over a nuclear exchange with North Korea fade somewhat. But evidence that something is amiss deep in the bowels of the stock market continues to grow. The most cursory corroborating point is simply the accelerating weakness underway in small-cap stocks. The Russell 2000 index of small-company shares recently tested its 200-day moving average for the first time since before Election Day -- setting up a possible violation of a massive nine-month trading range. Other evidence? How about the recent spike in Wall Street's "fear gauge," the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), which just recorded one of the largest jumps on record? Or the ongoing and persistent weakness in the U.S. dollar? But above all, it's the lack of market breadth that's most worrying. Put simply: Investors are concentrating their buying on an ever-narrowing list of stocks. And that suggests a major lack of confidence. Not even the … [Read more...] about The big problem with this stock market
NEW YORK Goldman Sachs (GS) dropped Apple (AAPL) off its list of most highly recommended stocks Tuesday as it joined other analysts in reducing expectations for a company that hasn't had a revolutionary new product since the iPad in 2010. Goldman analyst Bill Shope said the iPhone 5, introduced last fall, hasn't sold as well as he expected. He said the company now needs some real hits among the products it rolls out during the second half of the year in order to boost the stock price. Apple's stock fell $1.01, or 0.2 percent, to $427.90 in afternoon trading Tuesday, while the Nasdaq was up 0.2 percent. Apple's stock price is close to its one-year low of $419, hit a month ago. It's well off its all-time peak of $705.07, reached in September on the day the iPhone 5 went on sale. Apple stock falls to latest 52-week low Why Google stock's going great and Apple ain't Apple shareholder drops lawsuit on preferred stock Besides taking the company off Goldman's "Americas … [Read more...] about Goldman plucks Apple stock from “preferred” list
For a long while, Tiffany (TIF) was No. 1 on Wall Street's list of glamorous retailers, with a stock that usually attracted "buy" recommendations. Not anymore. It's now rated as a "sell" or "underperform" by several major analysts. On the other side of the retailing divide, shares of deep-discount retailer Dollar General (DG) have soared, riding high on its theme as a one-stop, low-price destination for value-conscious shoppers. Even as Tiffany and Dollar General cater to different types of shoppers, Wall Street measures their value mainly on the same basic metrics: earnings and revenue growth. Of late, Tiffany has been a big disappointment on both scores, which has prompted S&P Global Market Intelligence (formerly S&P Capital IQ) to downgrade the stock to a "sell" from a "hold." It slashed its price target by $28 a share to $59; the stock closed on Friday at $71.84. On the other hand, S&P recommends Dollar General as a "buy" and boosted its price target by $11 a share to … [Read more...] about Tiffany or Dollar General: Which stock to buy?
America’s manufacturing prowess is a hot topic these days, with many lamenting the dearth of U.S.-made industrial goods. But maybe it’s just case of not paying enough attention to several companies that do provide leadership in manufacturing -- and actually produce things. Several U.S. companies are in that vital but underappreciated group. On top of the list: Whirlpool (WHR). It’s a company that benefits from U.S. economic growth and such as prosaic pillars as increased consumer confidence, rising consumer spending and increasing personal income. It gains from people shopping for their homes, from new household formation and from plain everyday life. And it’s totally American, a U.S. brand that’s also highly respected worldwide. Whirlpool was last week’s Focus Stock of the Week at S&P Capital IQ and CFRA Research, which reminded investors that it grows with the U.S. and global economy – it’s a household name investors shouldn’t … [Read more...] about Whirlpool could be a great “America First” stock
James Royal, Ph.D., NerdWallet Published 1:49 pm, Monday, February 26, 2018 This article was first published on NerdWallet.com. As a new stock investor, your toughest job is finding quality, inexpensive companies to buy. You want a stock that will likely go up in the future, and you don’t want to pay too much for it now. There’s a quick way to begin, and it’s available at many brokerages: the stock screener. It’ll help you sort stocks by any criteria that you think are important, so you can focus on the most likely candidates for further research. But finding candidates is just the start of the process, as investing in individual stocks requires a lot of work. You’ll need to: Recommended Video: Now Playing: Wall Street Journal markets reporter Steven Russolillo discusses the downhill trend of value stocks and when, if ever, they might make a return in an environment where investors favor stocks like Facebook, Amazon and … [Read more...] about 4 Steps to Finding Good, Cheap Stocks
On the list of the greatest investors of all time, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett is right at the top. Buffett's focus on buying and investing in companies with durable competitive advantages, and paying reasonable prices, has turned Berkshire into the mammoth company it is today.Many people claim to follow Buffett's approach, but there's only one Warren Buffett. Still, if you're looking to invest in stocks that are up Buffett's alley, three of our Foolish investors have some ideas. Here's why Buffett fans should consider Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN), The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ: KHC), and Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX).Image source: Amazon.An investment in everything, everywhereRich Duprey (Amazon.com): There was a time when Warren Buffett wouldn't have invested in a tech stock, because, as he said, he didn't understand them. But that was a long time ago, and today he owns several. Indeed, Apple is now his single biggest holding -- which is why Amazon.com would make an excellent … [Read more...] about 3 Stocks for Warren Buffett Fans
The average price-to-earnings ratio of the S&P 500 right now is about 26 -- well above its historical average of 15.7. However, not all stocks look expensive.For example, there are some bargains to be had in the financial sector. Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS), which recently reported disappointing trading revenue, looks very attractive from a long-term perspective. The investment bank trades for less than 13 times 2017 earnings, and has lots of potential to grow in the coming years.Real estate is another area that looks great from a long-term perspective. The sector has been beaten down lately thanks to expectations of rising interest rates. As the economy continues to strengthen, rate hikes are seen as more likely, and this is a negative catalyst for real estate investment trusts (REITs).One that I have my eye on right now is leading healthcare REIT Welltower (NYSE: HCN). Healthcare real estate is a recession-resistant property type, and Welltower's portfolio of … [Read more...] about Ask a Fool: Are there any cheap stocks left?
If Bitcoin's too crazy a ride for you, here are 18 stocks that analysts say could enjoy their own personal bull runs in 2018.The "18 stocks for '18" list includes oil and natural gas drillers and drug makers. It also spotlights an internet travel company and high-tech firms that make the digital computing world go.This lineup of potential stars (shown below) is based on a simple methodology: They're the companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 with the biggest potential to rise when you compare their closing share price on Dec. 15 to the higher projected price targets of Wall Street analysts, using data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Aside from strong-performing tech names, many of these stocks are considered good deals or "value plays," because their prices were beaten down in 2017 despite a nearly 20% gain for the broader market.Energy companies, which fell more than 3% in 2017 and were among the worst stock market … [Read more...] about 18 stocks that could rise 25% in 2018
If Bitcoin's too crazy a ride for you, here are 18 stocks that analysts say could enjoy their own personal bull runs in 2018.The "18 stocks for '18" list includes oil and natural gas drillers and drug makers. It also spotlights an internet travel company and high-tech firms that make the digital computing world go.This lineup of potential stars (shown below) is based on a simple methodology: They're the companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 with the biggest potential to rise when you compare their closing share price on Dec. 15 to the higher projected price targets of Wall Street analysts, using data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Aside from strong-performing tech names, many of these stocks are considered good deals or "value plays," because their prices were beaten down in 2017 despite a nearly 20% gain for the broader market.Energy companies, which fell more than 3% in 2017 and were among the worst stock market … [Read more...] about 18 stocks that could rise 25% in ’18