Weekly Issue: Trade Meetings and Earnings Reshape Market Outlook

Weekly Issue: Trade Meetings and Earnings Reshape Market Outlook

This week we are in the throes of an earnings season and trade meetings that could shape the market outlook for stocks in the back half of 2018. Those same drivers will have the market trade day-to-day in the very near-term. We discuss that as well as share updates on Dycom (DY), Nokia (NOK), AXT Inc. (AXTI), Farmland Partners (FPI), Paccar (PCAR) and United Parcel Service (UPS).

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WEEKLY ISSUE: Trade Concerns and Tariffs Continue to Hold Center Stage

WEEKLY ISSUE: Trade Concerns and Tariffs Continue to Hold Center Stage

This week we moved from signs that tariffs and inflation would play a role in the upcoming earnings season to investors recognizing that is the likely reality following reports from Harley Davidson and Universal Stainless & Alloy Products. With earnings expectations for the S&P 500 yet to factor in this reality, we could be in for a bumpy 2Q 2018 earnings season as expectations for the second half of 2018 get rejiggered. We’re also doing some Select List pruning, cutting GLW, LYTS and OLED shares in the process.

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WEEKLY ISSUE: A Guilty Pleasure or a Habit? In this case it’s the same

WEEKLY ISSUE: A Guilty Pleasure or a Habit? In this case it’s the same

This week we are adding shares of a quick-service restaurant chain as part of our Guilty Pleasure investing theme , while also boosting our price target on a recently added name to the Tematica Investing Select List following robust margin performance in the March quarter and strong prospects for more realized synergies.

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This week’s earnings season game plan

This week’s earnings season game plan

As earnings season for the Tematica Investing Select List heats up, in this post we break down what we’ll be watching in reports from six holdings in the coming days. In particular, given the recent melt-up in the market that has been fueled in part by favorable fundamentals and 2018 tax rate adjustments, we detail what we’ll be hoping to hear from these key companies and their forecasts for the coming quarter and beyond.

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Special Alert: Apple added to the Tematica Investing Select List

Special Alert: Apple added to the Tematica Investing Select List

Apple reports 3Q 2017 results this week. The focus will be on the company’s guidance not only on iPhone production commentary, but the timing around these models being launched in other markets. We see the Apple story far from over and are using this opportunity to make a move on the shares with an aggressive price target.

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No need to catch the falling knife that is Blue Apron, we have Amazon

No need to catch the falling knife that is Blue Apron, we have Amazon

Is now the time to pick off Blue Apron, one of the more widely publicized IPO’s of 2017? In this post we dig into why this busted IPO isn’t cheap even at current levels, and it has a lot to do with the 800-pound gorilla that has entered the space, Amazon.

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