The COVID-19 pandemic was a game-changer for many companies, for better or worse. Though Walmart seems to have fared well from a sales standpoint—on grocery items and other necessities anyway—sales of non-discretionary items, and a possible rise in costs could be a counterbalance.
Signs are pointing to the online retail and cloud computing behemoth holding up well during the economic downturn sparked by the coronavirus.
Apple earnings on Thursday could give a look at how well the company weathered the impact of coronavirus on its supply chain in China as well as the closure of U.S. stores.
With a hit to production coupled with the general economic distress that may cause people to buy fewer cars, it remains to be seen whether Tesla can reach its guidance of more than 500,000 vehicle deliveries this year.
Microsoft plays a significant role in providing technology to work remotely—a necessity in the current environment. When Microsoft releases its Q3 earnings, many investors will be focused especially on the performance of its cloud services since that could provide clues as to future performance of the company.
With shelter-at-home orders in place around the world, many have turned to Facebook as an outlet for communicating with others. But investors will be more focused on how the surge in active users will help the company’s earnings.
Boeing was already having its share of problems before COVID-19 hit, thanks mainly to its 737 Max grounding. Now, its customers are weathering a pandemic that could dramatically eat into future demand.
When Alphabet (GOOGL) reports earnings after the bell April 28, the focus could be on its cloud and YouTube segments—two areas that may have seen growing demand in the recent shift to home office and home entertainment.
Consider using company cash flow data as you survey stock investments. It’s a basic, fundamental measure of potential earnings and dividend growth.
Telecom companies AT&T and Verizon release their Q1 earnings. Investors should expect to hear about how networks are handling increased bandwidth as a result of COVID-19 pandemic and if supply chain disruptions may cause delays in infrastructure buildout.
The Energy industry limps into Q1 earnings season with crude prices at 18-year lows despite a big OPEC/Russia crude production cut. What could it take for Energy to get back on its feet?
As streaming giant Netflix prepares to report Q1 earnings, attention may have turned from what had been competition from rival platforms to how the company has fared during the coronavirus lockdown and how its new subscriber numbers look.
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February’s market seems poised for more possible volatility as investors watch how geopolitical issues like Brexit and U.S.-China tariff tensions unfold. Meanwhile, Q4 earnings season, now underway, is presenting a mixed bag and the government shutdown continues.
Though January was marked by a steady climb in the stock market after a December selloff, the month seemed charged with uncertainty as major geopolitical questions remained unanswered and consumer confidence appeared to waver.
Turmoil struck the markets in December as the Fed raised interest rates again. Stocks sank sharply amid worries about the economy, China tariffs, and more potential rate hikes next year.
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Investors can expect more volatility in December, when the stock market could react to a number of events.
The October's stock saw volatile trading that had investors on a rock ride as earnings season got underway. The Nasdaq plunged into correction territory in a sudden late-month slide.
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Geopolitical issues flared up again in August with Turkey’s potential currency crisis. Concerns over the headlines were seemingly tempered by strong earnings reports.
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July seemed to be a repeat of what investors have experienced for much of 2018: geopolitical news and earnings competing for attention. By the end of the month, strong corporate numbers appeared to have the edge, at least for now.
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Long calendar spreads allow traders to hedge for volatility risk, especially to navigate earnings season or other corporate news events.
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